Urban Legends Reference Pages: Daily Snopes: ()   Man Accused of Spitting on Cop's Burger   (Associated Press)
  • A Rio Rancho, New Mexico, fast food restaurant worker is accused of spitting into a police officer's hamburger.


  •   W. Virginia Governor Protests Spoof T-Shirt   (Associated Press)
  • Gov. Bob Wise sent a letter to Abercrombie & Fitch demanding that the clothing retailer stop selling a T-shirt that spoofs the state with the slogan, "It's All Relative in West Virginia."


  •   Defendant Punches His Lawyer During Trial   (Associated Press)
  • A man on trial for raping and murdering a 6-year-old girl punched his defense lawyer in the face during court.


  •   Balinese Lock Lips in Kissing Festival   (Associated Press)
  • Dozens of Balinese singles locked lips in a steamy kissing festival Monday that ended with village priests dumping buckets of water over the couples to douse their passions.


  •   Kentucky Corpse Robbed of $20,000 in Jewelry   (Associated Press)
  • More than $20,000 in jewelry was taken from a corpse in a mausoleum, and five people were arrested on theft charges.


  •   Dogs at Center of Lawsuits by Pennsylvania Breeder   (Associated Press)
  • A woman is suing the local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, demanding the return of four dogs that were among more than 100 seized from her home. But she, too, is being sued by a man who claims she never paid for two of the dogs she wants back.


  •   Three Held Over Alleged Casino Scam   (Reuters)
  • Three East Europeans are being investigated in connection with an alleged gambling scam where mobile phones are used to help beat the roulette wheel.


  •   Thief Steals Property from Jury Room   (Associated Press)
  • After listening to testimony in a murder case, jurors returned to their jury room to find that they had become victims of a crime — a thief had stolen their money, cell phones and car keys.


  •   World Champion 'Snake Man' Killed by Cobra   (Reuters)
  • Thailand's Boonreung Buachan, holder of the Guinness Book of World Records title for spending the most time penned up with snakes, was killed by a cobra that bit him during his daily show.


  •   Hatfield, McCoy Feud Sites Draw Tourists   (Associated Press)
  • A tiny spot in the Appalachians would have been forgotten long ago had the combatants not been named Hatfield and McCoy. But because these are the nation's most notorious feuding families, the scattered places where they fought and died are being preserved in the interest of history — and commerce.


  •   Receptionist Fired for Complimenting Client's Good Looks   (Reuters)
  • A female receptionist in an office in south Sweden was sacked for sexual harassment when her employer heard she had complimented a male client of the company on his good looks.


  •   Mystery Solved — Lichen Killed off Elk in Southern Wyoming   (Associated Press)
  • Solving a puzzle that had baffled scientists across the country, researchers have concluded that the recent deaths of 304 elk in southern Wyoming were caused by a mossy plant native to the Rockies.


  •   Croutons Land Top Brain Surgeon in the Soup   (Reuters)
  • A leading British brain surgeon has been suspended from work following a dispute over a bowl of soup.


  •   Famous Japanese Horse Drops 106th Race   (Associated Press)
  • "Glorious Spring" is the undisputed darling of Japan's racetracks. The eight-year-old has earned all the attention with an ignoble feat: she's lost more than 100 races in a row.


  •   GM to Fix 'Leap Year' Software Glitch in Pontiac   (Reuters)
  • Due to a software glitch, the computer display in the 2004 model year Grand Prix shows the wrong day of the week, Pontiac spokesman Jim Hopson said. Engineers overlooked the fact that 2004 is a leap year, with an extra day.


  •   Four-Year-Old Brings Crack Cocaine to School   (Associated Press)
  • A 4-year-old boy brought crack cocaine worth up to $10,000 to his preschool class.


  •   Police Fear 24-Hour Drinking to Fuel Crime   (Reuters)
  • London's police fears that allowing pubs and clubs to open 24 hours a day could lead to a rise in violent crime, disorder and nuisance.


  •   Philly's Vets Stadium Reduced to Rubble   (Associated Press)
  • Veterans Stadium was reduced to a pile of rubble in just more than a minute, as two honorary imploders pushed a symbolic plunger.


  •   Museum to Be Closed Over Wax Hitler Figure   (Reuters)
  • A waxworks museum in Berlin that featured a life-size figure of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler has proved to be so controversial it is to be shut down.
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