Pope Francis trinkets sell briskly near Vatican

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Less than 48 hours after his surprise election, Pope Francis's smiling face adorns pendants and devotional souvenir cards packaged with rosaries at the trinket stands near St. Peter's Square. Small plastic bags containing a picture of Francis and a rosary - a string of prayer beads - were selling for 7 euros (5.96 pounds) at Antonio Cardone's stand and postcards showing the new pontiff were selling briskly at 50 cents.

Man who set fire in U.S. nuclear sub gets 17-year sentence

By Sarah Mahoney PORTLAND, Maine (Reuters) - A civilian painter who twice set fires on a U.S. Navy nuclear submarine last year so that he could get out of work early was sentenced to 17 years in prison on Friday. Casey James Fury, 25, set two fires nearly a month apart that caused as much as $500 million in damages to the U.S.S. Miami attack submarine that was in the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for maintenance. Prosecutors had requested a 20-year sentence after Fury pleaded guilty in November. ...

FDA shuts New Jersey bakery for sugar in "sugar free" treats

MONTCLAIR, New Jersey (Reuters) - Federal authorities shut down a New Jersey bakery after finding sugar in its "sugar free" goods and saturated fat in its "fat free" treats, the Food and Drug Administration said on Friday. Butterfly Bakery Inc., in Clifton, which advertised its products as "Made with 100% Love," was shuttered on Wednesday after a federal judge approved a permanent injunction against it. ...

Swarming cockroaches turn bus to New York into roach-mobile

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Greyhound bus ride into New York City on Friday turned into a horror show for passengers suddenly swarmed by an invasion of cockroaches that forced the driver to pull over and evacuate the vehicle. Cockroaches began emerging about 15 minutes after the bus departed from Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Friday morning, a Greyhound spokesman said. The driver soon pulled over and the 48 passengers scuttled off the infested bus to wait for a replacement vehicle. ...

‘Last American Man’ facing shutdown from North Carolina government

Eustace Conway, 51, has been called “The Last American Man.” He left his suburban upbringing and literally walked out into the Appalachian Mountains, where he has lived for 30 years. In that time, he’s faced down wild animals and entitled children. But the proprietor of Turtle Island may have finally met his match in the [...]

Swiss police arrest "healer" accused of infecting 16 with HIV

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss police have arrested a self-styled healer after he stopped attending a trial where he stands accused of infecting 16 people with HIV using acupuncture needles.

Man who set fire in U.S. nuclear sub gets 17-year sentence

PORTLAND, Maine (Reuters) - A civilian painter who twice set fires on a U.S. Navy nuclear submarine last year so that he could get out of work early was sentenced to 17 years in prison on Friday.

Swarming cockroaches turn bus to New York into roach-mobile

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Greyhound bus ride into New York City on Friday turned into a horror show for passengers suddenly swarmed by an invasion of cockroaches that forced the driver to pull over and evacuate the vehicle.

FDA shuts New Jersey bakery for sugar in "sugar free" treats

MONTCLAIR, New Jersey (Reuters) - Federal authorities shut down a New Jersey bakery after finding sugar in its "sugar free" goods and saturated fat in its "fat free" treats, the Food and Drug Administration said on Friday.

Pope Francis trinkets sell briskly near Vatican

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Less than 48 hours after his surprise election, Pope Francis's smiling face adorns pendants and devotional souvenir cards packaged with rosaries at the trinket stands near St. Peter's Square.

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