Pa. inmate denies hiding phone in prosthetic leg

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — 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.

Waist-deep in mud, British PM rescues distressed sheep

LONDON (Reuters) - Bogged down by a stagnating economy and sinking poll ratings, British Prime Minister David Cameron ventured into a new swamp when he waded waist-deep into mud to rescue a drowning sheep. Cameron was on his way back from visiting a farmer near his weekend home in the Oxfordshire countryside last month when he heard bleating and spotted a ewe that had got stuck in the mud after following her two lambs.

Waist-deep in mud, Cameron rescues distressed sheep

LONDON (Reuters) - Bogged down by a stagnating economy and sinking poll ratings, British Prime Minister David Cameron ventured into a new swamp when he waded waist-deep into mud to rescue a drowning sheep. Cameron was on his way back from visiting a farmer near his weekend home in the Oxfordshire countryside last month when he heard bleating and spotted a ewe that had got stuck in the mud after following her two lambs.

Southern Calif. man stages April Fool's plane joke

YUCAIPA, Calif. (AP) — It's the plane crash that wasn't in Southern California.

Burglar on crutches wanted for string of robberies

Police in Oklahoma City are searching for a man they say burglarized three homes—at least one of them while on crutches. According to Oklahoma City's News 9, police say 28-year-old Ernest Sarabia hobbled up to the door of one home and pried it open. Once inside, he stuffed jewelry and electronics into a backpack before [...]

Ring that may have inspired Tolkien goes on show

LONDON (AP) — Could a Roman gold ring linked to a curse have inspired J.R.R. Tolkien to create The One Ring?

Trump withdraws "orangutan" lawsuit against comic Bill Maher

By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - Donald Trump is withdrawing his lawsuit against television host and comedian Bill Maher seeking $5 million (3.3 million pounds) that Maher said he would give to charity, in a seemingly facetious offer, if Trump could prove he was not the son of an orangutan.

Two inmates flee Texas jail, possibly only in underwear

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - An inmate suspected of strangling a man with shoelaces escaped with a fellow prisoner from a Texas jail on Tuesday, triggering a manhunt for what authorities described as two dangerous fugitives, possibly clad in nothing but their underwear. "They squeezed their way through the fence somehow," said Sergeant Brad Cummings, a spokesman for the Hopkins County Sheriff's office in Sulphur Springs, Texas, about 80 miles (130 km) northeast of Dallas. ...

Poll: 13 percent of American voters think President Obama is the Antichrist

Seven percent of American voters believe the moon landing was faked, 6 percent say Osama bin Laden is still alive, and 13 percent think President Barack Obama is the Antichrist. This is according to a new poll from Public Policy Polling, which recently conducted a survey on 20 "widespread and/or infamous" conspiracy theories. According to [...]

Scientists reportedly discover gate to hell

It sounds like something out of a horror movie. But Italian scientists say that the “Gate to Hell” is the real deal—poisonous vapors and all. The announcement of the finding of the ruins of Pluto’s Gate (Plutonium in Latin) at an archeology conference in Turkey last month, was recently reported by Discovery News. Francesco D'Andria, [...]

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