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L.A. man accused of smuggling king cobras in potato chip cans

LOS ANGELES A Los Angeles man was arrested on Tuesday after federal prosecutors said he arranged to smuggle into the United States three live, highly venomous king cobra snakes hidden in potato chip canisters.

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Swedish train to be named Trainy McTrainface in tribute to Boaty

STOCKHOLM A Swedish rail operator has vowed to name one of its trains "Trainy McTrainface" after a public vote, saying it would bring joy to people disappointed when Britain rejected the name Boaty McBoatface for a polar research ship following a similar poll.

Jul 20 2017

Hyenas spark admiration, not fear, in Ethiopia's Harar city

HARAR, Ethiopia Hyenas roam the streets of the ancient walled city of Harar in eastern Ethiopia every night, seeking scraps of meat to drag to the nearby caves.

Environment Jul 17 2017

Metamorphosis: Philadelphia street horrified as cockroaches invade

Residents of a Philadelphia street were horrified when thousands of cockroaches emerged from a sewer drain, forming a swarm so big that it covered the street at one stage, according to city officials and local media on Tuesday.

U.S., Environment Jul 18 2017

Cheesemaker kicks up a stink over vanishing prize-winning cheddar

LONDON A British cheesemaker has offered a 500 pound ($652) reward for the recovery of 40 kilograms of prize-winning cheddar stolen from an agricultural show in south-west England.

Jul 18 2017

Police helicopter crew recorded couple having sex, British court told

LONDON The crew of a police helicopter filmed people sunbathing in the nude, naturists at a campsite and even a couple having sex, a court in Britain was told on Tuesday, the BBC reported.

Jul 18 2017