Oy Vey

Slightest Provocation

Drone On

Better World Without People

Nevada granted permission for Daimler to test self-driving trucks on public roads. Daimler's Wolfgang Bernhard said autonomous trucks were likely to be on the road before driverless cars because they operate "in a less complicated traffic environment" on open highways, whereas passenger cars spend more time in congested urban settings.

Fruitful Gesture

Hoping for a new home in Venezuela's Anzoategui state, Marleni Olivo, 54, wrote her name and phone number on a mango and threw it at visiting President Nicolas Maduro, hitting him in the head. Maduro kept the mango and later announced that he had approved a new apartment for Olivo.

What Could Go Wrong?

After the Rubbin' Buttz BBQ in Milliken, Colo., announced that the restaurant would celebrate White Appreciation Day on June 11 by offering white customers a 10 percent discount, co-owners Edgar Antillon and Miguel Jiminez began receiving threats, including one bomb scare.

High on the Dial

Radio station KREL-AM in Colorado Springs, Colo., abandoned its unprofitable sports-talk format to become the nation's first radio station dedicated to marijuana programming. Its new call letters are KHIG. KHIG-AM airs three local shows: "Wake and Bake" from 7 to 9 a.m., "High Noon" from noon to 1 p.m. and "High Drive" from 5 to 7 p.m.

The Devil, You Say

Citing an increase in demonic activity, the Vatican convened a team of experts, including practicing exorcists, to equip doctors, psychologists and teachers with the skills needed to recognize and cope with demonic possession.


When the Minnesota Department of Transportation replaced signs marking the town of Lindström, it removed the umlaut, twin dots over the "o."

Game of Drones

The world's first university licensed to grant doctorate degrees in unmanned systems said its students can learn to fly an unmanned aerial vehicle in less than three weeks.

Sarah Palin Toll Bridge

Russia unveiled plans to build a high-speed railway and freeway link between London and the United States—via Siberia.

No Believing Allowed

After a group called the Satanic Temple asked the Orange County (Fla.) School Board for permission to distribute a Satanic coloring book to students, the board voted to ban not only Satanic materials, but also outside Bibles.

Bowling for Hollers

Two people in east Ukraine were injured while bowling after a player rolled a grenade instead of a ball.

Familiarity Breeds Attempt

Christopher Miller, 41, served 15 years in prison for robbing three businesses, including a Stride Rite shoe store in Toms River, N.J. The day after he was paroled, he returned to the same Stride Rite store and robbed the same clerk ...

Car, Where's My Dude?

Ride-hailing service Uber announced it is teaming up with Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University to research driverless vehicles.

Hot Pants

Michael Bain, the principal of a New Zealand elementary school, was serving as the starter for a swim meet in Havelock North when his shorts burst into flames.

Holy Cow

Cleaning crews at Indian government buildings in New Delhi are switching to a new cleaning liquid derived from cow urine, which is in abundant supply, and whose anti-microbial and antifungal properties make it possible to avoid using synthetic products.


Mitzi Lynn Martinez, 50, admitted setting fire to a tent where two men were sleeping after drinking beer with them at her home in Palm Bay, Fla. She said she gave one of the men $15 to go buy more beer, then got into a "heated argument" with the other one, who left.


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