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2-Year-Old Runs Cash Register at Eatery
Formosa Gardens restaurant has an unusual worker manning the cash register: 2-year-old Gordon Tan.
Airline Offers In-Flight Voting
After in-flight entertainment, drinks and duty-free shopping, voting for your president in the air is all part of the service for Austria's national carrier Austrian Airlines Group.
Child's Toy Sets Off Bus Search in Iowa
A child's toy in an unmarked box set off a search that resulted in four Greyhound buses being pulled over in Iowa.
Crikey! Real-Life 'Croc Hunter' Saves Girl
A retired Australian crocodile hunter saved a young girl from the jaws of a 10-foot crocodile when he jumped on top of the man-eating reptile and gouged its eyes.
Alleged Burglar Answers Victim's Phone
An alleged cookie-snatching burglar just couldn't help answering the phone at the victim's home — twice.
J. Lo's Mom Hits $2.4 Million Atlantic City Jackpot
Jennifer Lopez's mother, a retired New York kindergarten teacher, scooped up a $2.4 million jackpot playing slot machines in Atlantic City.
Ohio Priest Gets Probation for Growing Pot
A Roman Catholic priest received two years of probation for growing marijuana in his church residence.
Depressing Sign of the Times
A simple detector of the three main types of drugs used to spike drinks has been launched in an effort to reduce the soaring number of drug rape cases.
Bush Compares a Guest to His Mother
President Bush has a penchant for dishing out good-natured insults, and usually the victim laughs along. But Sammie Briery didn't seem much amused when Bush fired one at her.
Gymnast Survives 10-metre Fall
A British junior gymnastics team member has fallen from the fourth floor of a Ljubljana hotel but has suffered only a broken ankle after putting his gymnastics skills into practice.
Turkmenistan President Dislikes Gold Teeth
President Saparmurat Niyazov, whose tight control of Turkmenistan extends to citizens' appearances, said young people should not get gold tooth caps.
In Alaska, Spring Means Betting
Kentucky has its Derby, Indianapolis its 500. Alaska's rite of spring is the Nenana Ice Classic.
Candidate to Stay in Race Despite Photos
A candidate for the Texas House rejected calls to withdraw from the race after photos of him in women's clothing began circulating.
Wisconsin Family Says Dog Saved Their Lives
A family treated for carbon monoxide poisoning credits their dog for saving their lives after a problem with their home's furnace developed.
Woman Swallows Diamond Ring in Florida
A woman pleaded guilty to swallowing a 1.5 carat diamond ring at a jewelry store and will serve one year of probation.
Ex-Georgia Mayor Cited for Shoplifting
Former Mayor Allene C. Burton has been cited for allegedly shoplifting a $3.99 necklace, her second such run-in with the law
Indiana Monks Receive $26 Million Donation
Monks in an Indiana monastery may have a harder time with their vows of poverty now that they've got $26 million in spending money.
California Man Illegally Tapes 'Dirty Blonde'
One person apparently thought the Pasadena Playhouse's stage production of "Dirty Blonde" was worth immortalizing.
Man, 77, Holds Record for Blood Donations
At a time when blood donations are down, the American Red Cross is especially pleased with a St. Louis man.
Burned Down Bar Still Nostalgic in Missouri
Students and alumni awash in beery nostalgia may now own a chunk of a favorite tavern near the University of Missouri that burned down last summer.
Scofflaws in Pennsylvania Town Pass on Amnesty
Officials in this Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, have a message for scofflaws: Pay your parking tickets, or the next car you buy may be your own.
Are We Ready to Fret About Our Fries?*
(Los Angeles Times)
Health officials worry about acrylamide, but don't want to create a needless cancer scare.