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Man writes letter to editor about yoga pants; women take to the streets

BARRINGTON, R.I. A male reader who sent a letter to a small Rhode Island newspaper criticizing women who wear yoga pants in public found that snug-fitting pants were the least of his problems as hundreds of people picketed his home and thousands rebuked him on social media.

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Goats guests of honor at Prague rooftop reception

PRAGUE Two goats wander across the roof of Prague's famous Lucerna Palace - the first beneficiaries of a new push to open up public spaces high above the packed streets of a crowded city.

Entertainment, Oct 20 2016

Giant panda Bao Bao to leave United States for China

Bao Bao the female giant panda will leave the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. early next year and move to China under a breeding agreement, officials at the zoo said on Thursday. | Video

Environment, China Oct 20 2016

Arkansas robbery plan foiled by motorcycle buy from police officer

An Arkansas man suspected of robbing a bank and arranging ahead of time to purchase a used motorcycle for a getaway ended up behind bars after he was arrested by the person who managed the sale, a police officer in uniform, police said on Wednesday.

Oct 19 2016

Two to get comfy coffin for overnight stay in Dracula's castle

BUCHAREST "No garlic or garlic-scented items allowed, including perfume," read the house rules of Count Dracula's castle to ensure that Halloween night guests cannot avoid the vampire.

Oct 17 2016

Target, McDonald's react to U.S. creepy clown sightings

LOS ANGELES Two of America's biggest commercial brands - discount retailer Target and fast-food chain McDonald's - have taken steps to tamp down hysteria stemming from a recent spate of creepy clown sightings in the run-up to Halloween at the end of this month.

Oct 17 2016