Police say Indiana man took taxi to and from bank robbery

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Police say a 19-year-old Indiana man took a cab to and from a bank robbery and that he paid the driver with some of his stolen cash.

Gold spills on Russian runway after plane door glitch

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian news reports say the hatch of a cargo plane carrying precious metals accidentally flew open upon takeoff — scattering at least 3 tons of gold on the runway.

North Carolina veteran inaccurately declared dead

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Federal officials have discovered a North Carolina veteran isn't dead yet.

At 55, 'French spiderman' keeps climbing world's skyscrapers

Alain Robert, sometimes known as the "French Spiderman" for climbing skyscrapers world worldwide, is still defying gravity at the age of 55. A hobby that started at 11 years old has taken Robert to more than 150 skyscrapers around the world, including Dubai's Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, the Eiffel Tower, and the Sydney Opera House.

Sheriff legally used inmate food funds for beach house

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama sheriff legally used more than $750,000 of funds meant to feed inmates to purchase a beach house.

'Forget about it': EU kills pizzeria's 'Mafia' trademark

EU judges failed to see the funny side of branding a chain of pizzerias as "The Mafia", rejecting an appeal on Thursday by a Spanish company to keep European trademark protection for its marketing slogan. The European Union's General Court in Luxembourg agreed with a complaint by the Italian government that it was immoral to trade on the name of a "criminal organization" whose "activities breach the very values on which the EU is founded".


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