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  1. Ohio man must pay $489,000 for fake distress report: court

    By Kim Palmer
    CLEVELAND (Reuters) - An Ohio man whose hoax distress call triggered a massive U.S. Coast Guard search and rescue mission on Lake Erie must pay $489,000 in restitution, a ...

  2. Washington state euthanizes 300 birds after cockfighting farm raided

    By Jonathan Kaminsky
    OLYMPIA, Washington (Reuters) - Washington state authorities have euthanized scores of steroid-filled roosters after raiding a farm and arresting a man on suspicion...

  3. NY police officer who sang with metal band pleads guilty to disability fraud

    By Barbara Goldberg
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former New York police officer accused of performing on tour with his heavy metal band "Cousin Sleaze" during the two years he claimed disabil...

  4. Retired nurse sues for $275,000 in Oregon pet duck attack

    By Jonathan Kaminsky
    OLYMPIA, Washington (Reuters) - A woman visiting her mother in Oregon is suing her neighbor, seeking $275,000 for pain, suffering and other damages she says were in...

  5. Thieves tap UK pipeline, steal 30,000 liters of fuel-paper

    LONDON (Reuters) - UK police are hunting a gang of thieves who are thought to have tapped into an underground oil pipeline, stealing thousands of liters of fuel, a newspaper reported on Monday.
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  6. Teen who stowed away on flight to Hawaii remains hospitalized

    Teen who stowed away on flight to Hawaii remains hospitalized

    By Alex Dobuzinskis
    (Reuters) - A teenage boy who stowed away on a flight from California to Hawaii in the frozen, oxygen-deprived wheel well of a passenger jet remained hospitalized on...

  7. Ohio couple married for 70 years dies hours apart

    Ohio couple married for 70 years dies hours apart

    By Victoria Cavaliere
    (Reuters) - An Ohio couple who met as teenagers and were married for 70 years, almost never sleeping apart, died from natural causes within a span of 15 hours, acc...

  8. Trio flee heated car in UK lion enclosure

    Trio flee heated car in UK lion enclosure

    Rangers managed to clear lions from an enclosure in Britain after a car overheated and then caught fire.

  9. Filipinos nailed to cross in Easter ritual frowned on by church

    Filipinos nailed to cross in Easter ritual frowned on by church

    By Erik de Castro
    CUTUD, Philippines (Reuters) - Nearly 20 Filipinos and a Danish filmmaker were nailed to crosses to re-enact the crucifixion of Christ on Good Friday, a practice the R...

  10. Fly me to Sochi, demands Cathay passenger armed with chocolate bar, court hears

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - A passenger on board a Hong Kong-bound Cathay Pacific flight, armed only with a Toblerone chocolate bar, demanded the plane fly to Sochi so he could watch the Winter Olympics, a ...

  11. Live free or die: New Hampshire moves to decriminalize adultery

    BOSTON (Reuters) - New Hampshire lawmakers on Thursday voted to scrap an ancient law that makes cheating on your spouse a criminal offense in the New England state whose motto is "Live Free or Die."
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