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  1. Florida dog saved after being shot, tied to railroad tracks

    Florida dog saved after being shot, tied to railroad tracks

    TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida dog was tied to railroad tracks and shot twice, but survived after police rescued the animal before she was hit by an oncoming train, authorities said.
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  2. Florida man drove dead body to attorney's office: police

    By Barbara Liston
    ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - Florida detectives are investigating the case of a man who drove to his lawyer's office with a dead body in the bed of his pickup truck, auth...

  3. Remains of two fetuses found in ceiling of Indiana funeral home

    By Tracy Rucinski
    GARY, Ind. (Reuters) - Gary, Indiana, authorities on Thursday were investigating the origin of two fetuses that were briefly hidden in the rafters of a funeral home mo...

  4. Leaks from taps cause massive damage to Germany's spy agency

    BERLIN (Reuters) - The German spy agency's new headquarters was flooded by water after several taps were removed by thieves on its upper floors, police said on Thursday.
    The nearly-comp...

  5. Las Vegas hospital accidentally sends miscarried fetuses to laundry

    Las Vegas hospital accidentally sends miscarried fetuses to laundry

    A Las Vegas hospital accidentally sent twin miscarried fetuses wrapped in linen to a commercial laundry facility on Tuesday, officials said.
    Henderson Police Department spok...

  6. Hamburg residents take revenge on late-night revelers with urine-repellent paint

    Hamburg residents take revenge on late-night revelers with urine-repellent paint

    Residents of Hamburg's St. Pauli's nightclub district are getting their own back on late-night revelers who urinate on public buildings, with a new high-tech paint that sends the spray bouncing right back at them.

  7. Woodpecker takes weasel on wild ride

    Woodpecker takes weasel on wild ride

    An extraordinary photograph of a weasel riding on the back of a woodpecker that seems almost too incredible to be true, is not photoshopped, according to the British man who snapped the now-viral photo.

  8. It's raining cats in Japan

    It's raining cats in Japan

    An army of feral cats rules a remote island in southern Japan, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is ...

  9. German pensioner needs drill to dig for Nazi-looted Amber Room

    German pensioner needs drill to dig for Nazi-looted Amber Room

    By Madeline Chambers
    BERLIN (Reuters) - A pensioner has started digging in Germany's western Ruhr region for the Amber Room, a priceless work of art looted by Nazis from the Soviet Unio...

  10. Oregon sheriff investigates case of 'stolen' log cabin

    By Shelby Sebens
    PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Sheriff’s deputies in Oregon are investigating the peculiar case of a log cabin that was reported stolen only to be found two days later le...

  11. Dude, where's my race car?

    NASCAR driver Travis Kvapil was left without a ride for this weekend's race after his orange stock car was stolen from a motel parking lot early Friday, forcing him to drop out of the even...

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