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Virginia preschool teacher accused of biting toddler is arrested

WASHINGTON - A Virginia preschool teacher has been arrested and charged with assault and battery after she allegedly punished a 13-month-old boy by biting his shoulder, police said on Monday.

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Banana peel study, ugly art research win Ig Nobel spoof awards

BOSTON - Researchers who measured the slipperiness of banana peels, the ability of pork strips to stop nosebleeds, and the reactions of reindeer to humans in polar bear suits were among the winners of this year's Ig Nobel prizes for comical scientific achievements.

18 Sep 2014

India TV anchor's number is up after naming China's Xi 'Eleven'

NEW DELHI - An Indian TV news anchor has been sacked after she referred to Chinese President Xi Jinping as 'Eleven' Jinping, apparently confusing Xi's name with the Roman numerals XI, a senior official at the state television channel said on Friday, .

19 Sep 2014

Missing Philadelphia dog found safe in Oregon, 3,000 miles from home

PORTLAND Ore. - A dog that went missing in Philadelphia five months ago has turned up 3,000 miles away - in a Portland-area animal shelter and officials say they have no idea how the Jack Russell terrier named Gidget made the cross-country trip.

18 Sep 2014

Chicago officials investigate human bones sent to Japanese consulate

CHICAGO - Chicago authorities are trying to solve a mystery over a box of human bones that were sent to the Japanese consulate, along with a letter saying they were the remains of soldiers who died during World War Two, police said on Thursday.

U.S., 18 Sep 2014

Armed with banana, man robs Philadelphia store, slips away on bike

PHILADELPHIA - A man armed with a banana robbed a convenience store in Philadelphia and rode away on a bicycle with cash and cigarettes, a security surveillance tape showed.

18 Sep 2014