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Secretary of State Kerry fined for not shoveling by Boston home


BOSTON - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was slapped with a $50 fine for failing to have a side street adjoining his Boston home shoveled following the blizzard that dropped more than 2 feet (60 cm) of snow on Massachusetts this week, a spokesman said on Friday.

U.S., Politics, Oddly Enough 9:41am EST

Zimbabwean jailed for nine years for eating python meat

JOHANNESBURG - A Zimbabwean man has been jailed for nine years for eating python, a protected species, a Zimbabwean daily reported on Friday.

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Thu, Jan 29 2015

Canadian man loses appeal on missing lotto jackpot by 7 seconds

TORONTO - A Canadian man who was denied part of a C$27 million jackpot because he missed the deadline to buy the ticket by seven seconds has lost his appeal to get the money.

29 Jan 2015

Wed, Jan 28 2015

Zombie or miracle, Florida cat claws his way back from the dead


TAMPA, Fla. - A cat in Florida is on the mend after clawing his way back from the dead, surfacing five days after he was hit by a car and buried for dead, according to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.

28 Jan 2015

Unions turn lights off on French prime minister


PARIS - An inquiry was under way on Wednesday after French trade unionists turned the lights off on a keynote speech by Prime Minister Manuel Valls in protest at planned energy reforms.

28 Jan 2015

Tue, Jan 27 2015

Voodoo queen cemetery in New Orleans to restrict access after vandalism


NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans' oldest cemetery will soon be closed to visitors without an official escort or familial ties to the deceased, the result of a spate of vandalism that has included the tomb of voodoo queen Marie Laveau.

27 Jan 2015

Mr Incredible convicted of attacking Batgirl on Hollywood Boulevard

LOS ANGELES - A man who dresses as the comic superhero Mr. Incredible has been sentenced to 3 years probation after pleading guilty to attacking a woman costumed as Batgirl in a Hollywood Boulevard turf dispute, prosecutors said on Tuesday.

U.S., Oddly Enough 27 Jan 2015

Mississippi collector's quirky Elvis shrine up for auction

JACKSON, Miss. - The estate of an eccentric Elvis Presley memorabilia collector who for more than two decades offered tours of his Mississippi house at any time day or night will be auctioned on Saturday, his attorney said.

27 Jan 2015

China police suspended after dining on enormous salamander

BEIJING - The southern Chinese city of Shenzhen suspended 14 police officers and put a police chief under investigation on Tuesday on suspicion of feasting on an endangered giant salamander, state media reported.

27 Jan 2015

Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.