Jail escape in Washington not detected for 2 days

September 30, 2014

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — An inmate’s escape from a jail in Washington state went undetected for two days last week until the man’s defense lawyer stopped for a visit and he couldn’t be found. The Daily Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1rqrM8S ) 19-year-old Rhyan Vasquez is back in custody in Marysville City Jail, north of Seattle,...
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Police nab suspect after he’s invited into home

September 30, 2014

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Northern California have arrested a fraud suspect accused of evading police for more than four hours by befriending a homeowner who invited him into his home for a meal. Dominique Arnett Tabb, 35, of San Francisco, was taken into custody in the Silicon Valley city of Palo...
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Mexican’s ‘Harry Potter’ hoard is world’s biggest

September 30, 2014

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexico City man is in Hogwarts heaven after his collection of “Harry Potter” memorabilia was named the world’s largest. Menahem Asher Silva Vargas has spent nearly 15 years hoarding all things related to British author J.K. Rowling’s young-adult wizard-fantasy series, which spawned eight blockbuster films. His collection fills two...
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Charges dropped for man who sold rhino head

September 30, 2014

MILTON, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man who tried to sell an 80-pound rhinoceros head online is happy that charges against him have been dropped. Ari Goldenberg of Milton was charged by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2012 with selling an endangered species and falsifying records. WMUR-TV reports (http://bit.ly/YGhaGh) in the...
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Falcon has cataract surgery, gets new lenses

September 30, 2014

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A falcon in New Hampshire has undergone eye surgery to remove cataracts and has received new synthetic lenses. Banner, a 4-year-old falcon, lost its sight and hasn’t been able to fly or hunt for the past two years. On Monday, a team at Capital Veterinary Emergency Services in Concord removed...
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Belgian police waive traffic fines in protest over pensions

September 30, 2014

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Belgians who drive a bit over the speed limit, forget to buckle their seat belts or park illegally can breathe easier this week as police turn a blind eye in protest against plans to raise their retirement age. The country’s police are up in arms over plans by the incoming government...
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Big smile in Denver bank robbery suspect mug shot

September 29, 2014

DENVER (AP) — The mug shot of a man captured after trying to flee a bank robbery in Denver shows him flashing a broad, toothy grin. The photo was taken after 45-year-old Michael Whitington’s Sept. 23 arrest. Police say he robbed a bank on Denver’s 16th Street pedestrian mall and then tried to get...
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