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  1. Milwaukee man pronounced dead, then moves and breathes - authorities

    (Reuters) - First responders preparing to take the body of a Milwaukee man pronounced dead to the morgue got a jolt when the man suddenly began moving and noticeably breathing, authorities said on Fri...

  2. Could another English king be buried under a car park?

    Could another English king be buried under a car park?

    LONDON (Reuters) - Just three years after the extraordinary discovery of King Richard III under a car park, researchers think another medieval English monarch might be found buried beneath a parking l...

  3. Arizona woman gets 3.5 years prison for driving over non-voting husband

    By David Schwartz
    PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona woman was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison on Thursday for running over her husband with the family car because he failed to vote in t...

  4. After 72 years, Oklahoma veteran to receive high school diploma

    By Heide Brandes
    OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - An Oklahoma man who dropped out of high school to fight in World War Two will receive his diploma on Thursday, an accomplishment that took 72 ...

  5. Bowwow wow! Dog domestication much older than previously known

    Bowwow wow! Dog domestication much older than previously known

    By Will Dunham
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Genetic information from a 35,000-year-old wolf bone found below a frozen cliff in Siberia is shedding new light on humankind's long relationship w...

  6. German police find lamb in a Munich brothel, and rescue it

    German police find lamb in a Munich brothel, and rescue it

    German police detained a 25-year-old prostitute for keeping a three-week-old lamb named Birke as a pet in a Munich brothel, police said in a statement.

  7. 'Top 10' new species includes cartwheeling spider, 'chicken from hell'

    'Top 10' new species includes cartwheeling spider, 'chicken from hell'

    Some 18,000 species, great and small, were discovered in 2014, adding to the two million already known.

  8. Deceased councilwoman in Pittsburgh wins Democratic primary

    By Elizabeth Daley
    PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - A councilwoman who died earlier this month easily defeated the only other candidate on the ballot for the Pennsylvania county that includes Pit...

  9. Stuffed tiger strapped to SUV prompts 911 call in Washington state

    SEATTLE (Reuters) - Police in Washington state said on Wednesday they had responded to an emergency call about a Bengal tiger lounging on top of a car, but it turned out the cat was actually a big stu...

  10. Do aliens exist? Peculiar UFO sightings

    Do aliens exist? Peculiar UFO sightings

    It remains one of space's greatest unsolved mysteries; does intelligent life exist beyond Earth?

  11. To heel or not to heel, that is the Cannes question

    (This story corrects the translation of Fremaux quote in the third paragraph to say 'tuxedo', not 'smoking')
    CANNES, France (Reuters) - Perhaps not since Cinderella lost a glass slipper...

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