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Prosecutors Say Canadian Porn Actress May Have Been Killed During "Snuff" Film
A Canadian porn actress found stabbed to death last month may have been killed while shooting a film that was to have simulated the murder of a woman during sex.
Portland to Pay $145K in Arrest Lawsuit
The city of Portland has agreed to pay $145,000 to an elderly blind woman after police pepper-sprayed and shocked her with a stun gun.
Nebraska Hunters Leave City, Turkeys Enter
As hunters leave Lincoln for the spring turkey hunting season, some gobblers are finding refuge strutting around inside the city limits.
Tot Burns to Death in Oven
A baby boy was burnt to death after being put in an oven by his mother.
Da Vinci: Inventor of the Car?
Leonardo da Vinci is revered around the world as a master of Renaissance painting and an ingenious engineer, but few have thought of him as the father of the modern car.
Roofing Firm Works on Wrong House
Loraine Stout returned home to find a crew preparing to install a new roof. Problem was, she didn't order one.
Some Flee, Others Eat Cats in Prison Riot
Prisoners jumped from the walls of a Brazilian prison to escape an uprising in which inmates have butchered their foes, severed their heads and brandished them from the walls.
Alleged Robber in California Stops for a Beer
Minutes after a bank heist, the alleged robber walked into bar and ordered a beer.
Police Brawl in Identity Dispute
A fight broke out between four Belgian police officers after local cops disputed the identity papers of a pair of plain-clothes colleagues.
Louisiana May Ban Low-Slung Pants
People who wear low-slung pants that expose skin or "intimate clothing" would face a fine of up to $500 and possible jail time under a bill filed by a Jefferson Parish lawmaker.
It's Curtains for 'Darling' at Theater Group
Political correctness has claimed a new victim as a leading British theater group brings down the curtain on the traditional thespian greeting "darling" because it could be deemed sexual harassment.
Couple Booted from Buffet for Eating Too Much Beef
A couple on a low-carb diet were kicked out of a buffet restaurant after the manager said they'd eaten too much roast beef.
Forged Hitler Diary Fetches $7,700
A volume of the forged diaries of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler which fooled the world in 1983 fetched $7,700 in a Berlin auction.
74-Year-Old Woman Survives Gator Attack
A 74-year-old woman survived an attack by a nearly 10-foot-long alligator that bit her on the leg and arm and dragged her into a lake.
Overworked Police Dogs Losing Sense of Smell
Madrid's police dogs and their trainers have been so overworked since the March 11 Madrid train bombings that the dogs are losing their ability to detect bombs.
California Boy Killed When Soccer Goal Topples in Schoolyard
A 12-year-old boy was killed on a school playground when a heavy iron soccer goal toppled, hitting the child's head and pinning him to the ground.
Dog Feels Below Par After Eating 28 Golf Balls
Vets cut open a German Shepherd dog to find she had scoffed no fewer than 28 golf balls.
Oxford University Bans Egg-Throwing by Students
June in Oxford means the splash and thunk of university students celebrating the end of exams by jumping from bridges into the River Cherwell or pelting each other with eggs.
Woman Parks Car, Sparks Nude Protest
A naked man chased a woman motorist to her house in Germany to protest that she had parked badly.
Judge Orders Accused Military Impostor to Turn Over Uniform
A man accused of dressing up as a fully decorated Marine and attending the funeral of a soldier killed in Iraq apologizes for his actions.