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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.

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Original Wells Fargo bank site in San Francisco robbed of Gold Rush-era nuggets

SAN FRANCISCO - Three bandits wearing ski masks crashed a stolen SUV into the Wells Fargo History Museum in San Francisco early on Tuesday and held a security guard at gunpoint before making off with a display of gold nuggets from the 19th century, police said.

U.S., 2:53pm EST

Naked violinist sues Portland police over arrest

PORTLAND, Ore. - An Oregon man who claims his rights were violated last year when he was arrested outside the federal courthouse in downtown Portland for playing his violin in the nude is suing the police department and others for $1.1 million. 

26 Jan 2015

Hoax caller impersonating spy chief put through to UK PM Cameron

LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday security would be reviewed, but no harm had been done, after an apparently drunk hoaxer claiming to be the director of Britain's eavesdropping agency was put though to his mobile phone.

26 Jan 2015

Iowa billboard mannequin startles motorists, loses job

- A car dealer is taking down an oversized mannequin that had been placed atop a roadside billboard advertisement in rural Iowa after a number of alarmed drivers called the 911 emergency number to report a man who looked like he was going to jump.

U.S., 23 Jan 2015

Death by chocolate: a problem for bears in New Hampshire

BOSTON - New Hampshire wildlife officials are drawing up a proposal to curb the use of chocolate as bait by hunters seeking to draw black bears out of the woods after four of the wild animals were found dead at a trapping site from an overdose of the treat.

Environment 22 Jan 2015