Man accused of stealing police badges while being questioned

February 8, 2016

IRWIN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a Pennsylvania man stole several police badges while he was being held for questioning in a domestic dispute. Police say 26-year-old Robert Dingeldein stole the badges Oct. 30 while being questioned by Irwin police. The small town has all its borough offices in one building, so Dingeldein was...
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Scientists investigate suspected meteorite death in southern India

February 8, 2016

By Sandhya Ravishankar CHENNAI (Reuters) – Indian scientists are investigating whether a man was killed by a meteorite, which if confirmed would be the first recorded death from falling fragments of space rock in almost 200 years. Jayalalithaa Jayaram, the chief minister of Tamil Nadu, has said a bus driver at a college in...
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Sparrow defies nature and joins Japanese family

February 8, 2016

FUKAYA, Japan – – A sparrow has set up home with an elderly couple in Fukaya, in Japan’s Saitama prefecture, becoming the newest member of their family. Resident Yoshiko Fujino said she first saw the bird, named Pee Chan, in mid-November while working as a traffic guide for local school children. It followed her...
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Mentally ill man who killed wife won’t get her pension

February 7, 2016

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A man who was found not guilty of his wife’s death by reason of mental insanity will not get her pension under a judge’s ruling. The Olympian reports (http://bit.ly/1L69tLB) a judge ruled Jan. 22 that the state’s slayer law that says killers cannot profit from their victims’ deaths applies to...
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Cars parked on thin ice get icy bath in Wisconsin

February 7, 2016

(Reuters) – Call it the polar bear plunge for cars and trucks. The drivers of 15 vehicles parked on ice at Geneva Lake in the Wisconsin for a so-called Winterfest celebration on Saturday, but their festivities were interrupted when the ice broke, police said. Five of the vehicles that fell into the water were...
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Branded for Bernie: Dozens get inked with free Sanders tat

February 6, 2016

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Fans of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders are wearing their support for him on their sleeves — and on their rib cages, calves, necks and backs. Several dozen people have flocked to Aartistic Tattoo in Montpelier, Vermont, to get a free tattoo of the senator, complete with his unkempt hair...
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Fake quotes by founding fathers included in gun rights bill

February 6, 2016

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A gun rights bill introduced at the Washington state Capitol includes some quotes falsely attributed to America’s Founding Fathers. The News Tribune reports (http://goo.gl/27c7Ti ) Republican Rep. Matt Shea of Spokane Valley introduced the measure Friday. House Bill 2975 would create penalties for public officials who block people from owning...
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