Applebee’s waitress asks patron for ID, gets own stolen driver’s license in return

Imagine you're a waitress, out with friends on a night off, when you lose your wallet. Cash, credit cards, driver's license—all gone. Your bank later informs you that checks are being issued in your name. It's a pain, but you carry on. Two weeks later, you're at work when four people walk in and sit [...]

82-year-old woman tossed off train for singing (VIDEO)

An 82-year-old woman was tossed off a train in Miami last month for refusing to stop singing. In cell phone video shot by a fellow passenger, the woman, Emma Anderson, is shown seated on the Metrorail, loudly singing a gospel song and slapping her thigh with rolled-up paper. A security guard is then seen asking [...]

Opposition uses tablet to speak out in parliament

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — In Poland, speaking out in parliament is a privilege mostly reserved for lawmakers, but the opposition has skirted that regulation with the help of a hand-held tablet computer.

New York mother arraigned for hiring strippers for teen's party

(Reuters) - An upstate New York woman pleaded not guilty on Thursday to five counts of child endangerment after other parents complained that she hired female strippers for her son's 16th birthday party. Judy Viger, 33, of Gansevoort, New York, denied the charges of endangering the welfare of a child at her arraignment in the Town of Moreau Court, according to a court spokesperson. If convicted, she would face up to one year in jail. ...

Father of all humankind is 340,000 years old

DNA evidence has revealed that the oldest known common male ancestor is 340,000 years old, more than twice as old as previous estimates. New Scientist reports that the sample comes from a recently deceased man named Albert Perry. After the African-American South Carolina man died, one of his relatives submitted a sample of his DNA [...]

California probes killing of intern by lion in enclosure

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A 24-year-old intern who was killed by a lion at a California wildlife sanctuary apparently liked to get close to big cats, and state officials on Thursday said they are investigating why she was inside an enclosure with the predator and what caused the attack. The Cat Haven sanctuary east of Fresno remained closed the day after Dianna Hanson was killed. Authorities said a 350-pound male Barbary lion named Cous Cous attacked her inside a pen. ...

Local business owner auctions vandal’s brick for $1,000

Dan Rugh knows how to turn lemons into lemonade. After a vandal threw a brick through the window of his Pittsburgh printing shop, Rugh was stuck with an expensive repair bill. So Rugh decided to auction off the offending brick, raising $1,150 from the community on Tuesday night. “It’s amazing. This city is super cool. [...]

Russell Crowe’s UFO sighting explained

Oscar winning actor Russell Crowe has received a ton of attention, and ridicule, for posting a series of pictures he said show a UFO flying past his home in Sydney. Some of the initial criticism suggested Crowe was simply trying to drum up attention for a new film project. And as CNET’s Chris Matyszczyk points [...]

Man accused of stealing $19,000 worth of Girl Scout Cookies

We know Girl Scout Cookies are a guilty pleasure, but are they worth committing a crime for? Christopher Maurice Morton was charged with stealing $19,000 worth of Girl Scout Cookies from a South Carolina warehouse, the Associated Press reports. The cookies were first reported missing by the owner of Carey Moving and Storage – who [...]

Mich. LaughFest breaks record _ for fake mustaches

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Magnum P.I., Ron Burgundy and Ron Swanson would be impressed.

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