Game of Drones

Sarah Palin Toll Bridge

No Believing Allowed

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.

Tax Dollars at Work

The National Institutes of Health gave Daniel Resnic $2.4 million to develop an "origami condom," described as a non-rolled, silicone-based condom designed to "increase pleasure," but then canceled the project ...

Next Step: Tomacco

SuperNaturals Grafted Vegetables introduced seeds for "Ketchup'n'Fries," a hybrid plant consisting of thin-skinned white potatoes attached to a vine of red cherry tomatoes, aimed at home gardeners with limited growing space.

Slippery Slopes

China earmarked nearly $90 million to divert water to make snow in Chongli, a provincial town in an arid region on the edge of the Gobi Desert, in an effort to win its bid for the 2022 winter Olympics.

Flights of Fancy

The Defense Department announced it successfully tested a .50 caliber bullet that changes direction in midair.

Drinking-Class Heroes

Police arrested Richard Curzon, 57, in Omaha, Neb., after observing him straddling the centerline while driving with four flat tires and a deployed airbag.

Circumventing Nature

British social media accused London authorities of wasting money by paying workers to climb ladders and pull leaves from 145 trees in autumn at sites around the Houses of Parliament instead of letting nature take its course.

Second Thoughts About Being First

After the crash of Virgin Galactic's space tourism rocket SpaceShipTwo in California's Mojave Desert during a test flight, "about 20" of the people holding tickets on the craft's initial space voyage requested a refund,

Fetishes on Parade

Lonnie Hutton, 49, tried to have sex with an automatic teller machine at a bar in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Police officers who found Hutton waist-down naked said that when they took him outside and ordered him to sit at a picnic table ...

Felonious Irony

State police arrested Gregory Bolongnese, 22, at the bus station in Plattsburgh, N.Y., after they found marijuana, cocaine and LSD hidden inside a stuffed lion doll wearing a D.A.R.E. T-shirt.


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