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  1. Wild turkey sparks hunt for angry bird at University of Michigan

    By Serena Maria Daniels
    DETROIT (Reuters) - A wild turkey is ruffling feathers at the University of Michigan, chasing pedestrians and cyclists, sneaking into dorms and even causing traf...

  2. Stowaway cat 'Lucky' to be alive in sunken boat

    By David Schwartz
    PHOENIX (Reuters) - A brown and black shorthair cat now named "Lucky" is one fortunate feline after managing to survive while trapped under water for at least an hour ...

  3. Ohio man must spend two days in jail for petting zoo cougars

    By Kim Palmer
    CLEVELAND (Reuters) - An Ohio man who posted a video of himself petting cougars at a Columbus zoo appealed no contest to a trespassing charge on Wednesday and has to spend...

  4. Dear daughters, here is $27m - but there is a catch

    Dear daughters, here is $27m - but there is a catch

    Two young New York women have become millionaires by inheritance but there is a catch - in fact there are a quite a few catches.

  5. Fugitive-turned-actor arrested after U.S. Marshals read film write-up

    SEATTLE (Reuters) - A fugitive bank-robber-turned-actor has been arrested in Washington state after U.S. agents spotted his picture in a newspaper article about a low-budget horror film in which he pl...

  6. Lion sighted in Milwaukee, police close streets in area

    By Brendan O'Brien
    MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - Police closed off streets near a park in north Milwaukee on Saturday night after reports of a "lion-like animal," which came days after people s...

  7. San Francisco combats the stench of urine with pee-repellant paint

    (Reuters) - Don't get into a pissing match with walls in San Francisco.
    The city's Public Works agency is testing a pee-repellant paint on walls in areas that have been saturated with u...

  8. Canada's top court finally ends decades-old contamination case

    By Allison Lampert
    MONTREAL (Reuters) - An industrial contamination lawsuit brought a quarter century ago has been dismissed by the Supreme Court of Canada, bringing an end to a case d...

  9. Dog shot in Milwaukee following reports of lion on the prowl

    By Brendan O'Brien
    MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A dog in Milwaukee was expected to make a full recovery after being shot in apparent mistake for a lion reported to have been prowling city stre...

  10. Natural History Museum's huge dinosaur skeleton to go on tour

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Natural History Museum's famous cast of a Diplodocus skeleton – affectionately known as Dippy – is to be sent on a tour of Britain.
    Millions of people have se...

  11. Pennsylvania couple rents chickens to egg fans, urban farmers

    By David DeKok
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania couple has come up with a solution to soaring U.S. egg prices: Rental chickens.
    RentTheChicken.com is the brainc...

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