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  1. The demise of hitchBOT: 'Bad things happen to good robots'

    The demise of hitchBOT: 'Bad things happen to good robots'

    Washington (AFP) - HitchBOT -- the adorable hitch-hiking robot pieced together from household odds-and-ends -- ended its travels across America early, after being destroyed by vandals and left on the side of a road, its creators said.

  2. Arizona man says he beheaded wife 'to get the evil out': police

    By David Schwartz
    PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona man who admitted to decapitating his wife and her two dogs in a bloody incident last month in Phoenix told authorities he was attempting...

  3. No plans to probe hitchhiking robot vandalism: Philadelphia police

    By David DeKok
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - Philadelphia police said on Monday they will not investigate the weekend vandalism that ended an experimental robot's attempted hitchhiking tr...

  4. China investigating liquor suppliers for Viagra in alcohol

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese police are investigating if two distillers in the southwestern region of Guangxi added impotence treatment drug Viagra to their liquor in the latest food-safety scare in Ch...

  5. Texas man shoots armadillo, gets hit in face by bullet ricochet

    By Lisa Maria Garza
    DALLAS (Reuters) - An East Texas man was wounded after he fired a gun at an armadillo in his yard and the bullet ricocheted back to hit him in his face, the county s...

  6. 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...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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...

  9. 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.

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

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