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Police: Greasy Man in Petroleum Jelly Jam
Roger Chamberlain may have thought he gave police the slip when he switched motels. But when authorities found the man slathered head-to-toe in petroleum jelly, they knew they had their man.
DJs Ousted for Mocking Beheading
Two Portland, Oregon, DJs were fired for making jokes as they aired a recording of American Nick Berg's beheading in Iraq, station management said, calling their actions "beyond comprehension."
Police Solve Weird Blood Splatters Case
Human blood found splattered throughout the home of an elderly couple came from the woman's leg, police said.
Irish Eyes Closed, Not Smiling, in Workplace
One in four Europeans has fallen asleep in the workplace, with the Irish leading the pack but the Dutch able to stifle their yawns best, according to a survey.
Tennessee School Holds Cow Drop Raffle
Where a bovine ultimately decides to do her business on a high school football field will mean big bucks for the lucky person who bet on that portion of the field.
Taking Soccer a Little Too Seriously
Players from a visiting soccer team were forced to seek refuge in the changing rooms after home supporters brandishing guns attacked them in a dispute over a refereeing decision.
Mountain Lion Chased by Dog, Then Killed
A mountain lion that had prowled the streets of residential Palo Alto for hours was shot and killed after a dog chased it up a tree.
Homes Evacuated After Venomous Snake Spotted
Three Rotterdam houses were evacuated after a man saw a poisonous snake slithering through a hole in the wall of his home.
Man Becomes Ill After Gorging on Cicadas
A man who cooked and ate nearly 30 cicadas sought medical treatment after suffering a strong allergic reaction to the sauteed insects.
Drunken 'Stripper' Sparks Probe
A drunken woman looking for a place to sleep slipped past security and onto an aircraft at Aberdeen airport in Scotland, where she dozed unnoticed for several hours, sparking a review of security.
Minister Seeks Communion Wine for Inmates
Jesus didn't drink grape juice at the Last Supper. A Wisconsin minister says jail inmates who want to take Holy Communion shouldn't either.
Titanic Firm Unlikely to Own Artefacts
A U.S. judge says she is unlikely to grant ownership of nearly 6,000 Titanic artefacts to the company that holds sole salvage rights to the sunken luxury liner.
Blind Grandpa Finishes College with 4.0
The fact Bob Brophy never made it through high school makes him all the more proud he's now got a college degree. How he did that — with perfect grades — has his grandson and class in awe.
Some Wisconsin Restaurants Rationing Napkins
Fierce competition for fast-food dollars has some restaurants taking an extraordinary measure to cut the bottom line — napkin rationing.
Hotel Charges $1,000 for Omelet
It's not made of gold — just eggs, lobster, caviar and a few trimmings. But an omelet on the menu of a swanky Manhattan hotel will set you back $1,000, plus tip.
Driver Finds Four Poisonous Snakes in Box
A curious pickup truck driver spotted a box in the grass marked "Live venomous reptile" east of downtown Little Rock and stopped to take a look.
Marine Pleads Guilty to Making False Statements About Exploits in Iraq
A Marine reservist has pleaded guilty to lying to a newspaper about killing two Iraqis in Baghdad more than a year ago.
Students Try to Break Leapfrog Record
Some Taylor University students are hoping to leap into the record books with a childish display of leapfrogging.