Philly Man Tried To Pay Cab Fare In Weed: Cops

Cash, credit and ... weed? Think again.

A Philadelphia man, short on cash, learned that lesson the hard way when he allegedly tried to pay his $8 cab fare with marijuana, according to local news outlets.

Inmate Denies Hiding Phone In Prosthetic Leg

UNIONTOWN, Pa. -- A former Pennsylvania jail inmate says he didn't sneak a cellphone into the lockup in his prosthetic leg, though he acknowledged having it for a year as he pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct.

Instead, 28-year-old Christopher Greer, of Uniontown, tells a judge the phone was in his cargo shorts when he reported in 2011 to serve a sentence for driving on a suspended license.
Greer says he kept the phone because inmates at the Fayette County lockup 40 miles south of Pittsburgh must pay $4 per call.

Colombian City To Fight Drug Addiction With Pot Program

Could marijuana solve Colombia's crack cocaine problem?

That's the hope of city officials in Bogota, who are contemplating a novel solution to a dangerous drug epidemic.

'Weird Food' Tops Trend List For 2013

The UK's eating trends are turning away from the traditional and embracing the outright weird, according to an annual "cool" list by a leading food magazine.

Vegetables masquerading as dessert and an obsession with mould have both made the top 10 trends for 2013 as identified by Olive magazine.

Also making the list is the trend of chefs presenting their food on building materials such as bricks and tiles, an update on the slate now commonly seen in gastro-pubs across the land, the magazine said.

Can Zumba Instructor Sell Her Scandalous Story

KENNEBUNK, Maine — Zumba instructor and single mom moonlights as hooker.

From the start, the case against Alexis Wright read like the TV Guide synopsis for one of those steamy Lifetime made-for-television movies.
There was Wright, the raven-haired fitness instructor who taught Zumba to soccer moms in a picturesque New England town while leading a double life as a prostitute with a customer list that was said to include prominent people, all of whom were secretly videotaped in the act.

Arizona "pregnant man" to appeal ruling rejecting divorce

By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - A transgender man who made worldwide headlines after he married and gave birth to three children will appeal an Arizona judge's ruling denying him a divorce from his wife of 10 years, his attorneys said on Tuesday. Thomas Beatie, 39, was born a woman but began living as a man in his 20s, initiating hormone treatments, undergoing breast-removal surgery and legally changing his name, though he kept his female reproductive organs. ...

Samoan airline says pay by weight plan "fairest" way to fly

By Michael Sin SYDNEY (Reuters) - A Samoan airline that says it is the world's first carrier to charge passengers by their weight rather than per seat defends the plan as the fairest way to fly, in some cases actually ending up cheaper than conventional tickets. Samoa Air, which opened in 2012, asks passengers to declare their personal weight during booking, which is then charged per kilogram (2.2 lb) at a rate dependent on flight length. The customers will also be weighed at the check-in counter. ...

Popstar Justin Bieber given month to collect pet monkey

BERLIN (Reuters) - Teenage pop sensation Justin Bieber has been given a month to provide German authorities with the papers they need to release his pet monkey "Mally". Customs officials seized Bieber's capuchin monkey at Munich Airport last week when the 19-year-old failed to present the health and species protection certificates required to bring the pet into the country. Bieber was visiting Munich to give a concert and has since continued on his tour. ...

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Popstar Justin Bieber given month to collect pet monkey BERLIN (Reuters) - Teenage pop sensation Justin Bieber has been given a month to provide German authorities with the papers they need to release his pet monkey "Mally". Customs officials seized Bieber's capuchin monkey at Munich Airport last week when the 19-year-old failed to present the health and species protection certificates required to bring the pet into the country. ...

Arizona "pregnant man" to appeal ruling rejecting divorce

PHOENIX (Reuters) - A transgender man who made worldwide headlines after he married and gave birth to three children will appeal an Arizona judge's ruling denying him a divorce from his wife of 10 years, his attorneys said on Tuesday.

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