Florida man shoots 400-pound bear breaking into his house

October 25, 2014

By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) – A Florida man shot and killed a 400-pound (180-kg) black bear after it broke into his house two nights in a row to get to a bag of dog food, a state wildlife officer said on Friday. “I felt in danger enough that since it wouldn’t leave...
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Cockroach disrupts pest control chief’s testimony

October 24, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) — A cockroach embarrassed a Chicago official in charge of pest control when it took a stroll near him in full view of some aldermen, and its stunt just might have cost it and its buddies their lives. After Thursday’s hearing in the City Council chambers, Fleet and Facilities Management Commissioner David...
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Dawson’s Creek’ Remake Goes Viral

October 24, 2014

It feels as if we JUST got the Paula Cole theme song “I Don’t Wanna Wait” out of our head, but already, the ’90s teen melodrama Dawson’s Creek is back. Actually this is Dachshund’s Creek. It’s like Dawson’s Creek, but with wiener dogs. This spoof of the WB show tells the story of love,...
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Cloning whistleblower: Little changed in S. Korea

October 24, 2014
Cloning whistleblower: Little changed in S. Korea

CHUNCHEON, South Korea (AP) — The whistleblower who exposed breakthrough cloning research as a devastating fake says South Korea is still dominated by the values that allowed science fraudster Hwang Woo-suk to become an almost untouchable national hero. In an interview with The Associated Press after almost a decade of silence, Ryu Young-joon, one...
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Thousands raised to buy car for Pennsylvania sniper’s lookalike

October 24, 2014

By Joe McDonald EAST STROUDSBURG Pa. (Reuters) – Jim Tully’s hours-long walks to and from work in the Pocono Mountains, where he has been repeatedly stopped by police in a case of mistaken identity in the manhunt for a Pennsylvania cop killer, may be coming to an end. News of the factory worker’s run-ins...
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Man fighting charges for painting Main Street

October 24, 2014

BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man will hire an attorney and fight a criminal mischief charge for painting the speed limit on a stretch of Main Street. Fifty-five-year-old John Cherok II lives and owns a bookstore in Burgettstown. When he appeared at before a magistrate on Thursday, he refused to pay $540...
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Cloning whistle-blower: little change in S. Korea

October 24, 2014
Cloning whistle-blower: little change in S. Korea

CHUNCHEON, South Korea (AP) — The whistle-blower who exposed breakthrough cloning research as a devastating fake says South Korea is still dominated by the values that allowed science fraudster Hwang Woo-suk to become an almost untouchable national hero. In an interview with The Associated Press after almost a decade of silence, Ryu Young-joon, one...
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