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Ohio man must pay $489,000 for fake distress report: court

CLEVELAND - An Ohio man whose hoax distress call triggered a massive U.S. Coast Guard search and rescue mission on Lake Erie must pay $489,000 in restitution, a U.S. appeals court said Tuesday.

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Thieves tap UK pipeline, steal 30,000 liters of fuel-paper

LONDON - UK police are hunting a gang of thieves who are thought to have tapped into an underground oil pipeline, stealing thousands of liters of fuel, a newspaper reported on Monday.

21 Apr 2014

Live free or die: New Hampshire moves to decriminalize adultery

BOSTON - New Hampshire lawmakers on Thursday voted to scrap an ancient law that makes cheating on your spouse a criminal offense in the New England state whose motto is "Live Free or Die."

Politics, U.S., 17 Apr 2014

Filipinos nailed to cross in Easter ritual frowned on by church

CUTUD, Philippines - Nearly 20 Filipinos and a Danish filmmaker were nailed to crosses to re-enact the crucifixion of Christ on Good Friday, a practice the Roman Catholic Church frowns upon as a distortion of the Easter message.

18 Apr 2014

Fly me to Sochi, demands Cathay passenger armed with chocolate bar, court hears

HONG KONG - A passenger on board a Hong Kong-bound Cathay Pacific flight, armed only with a Toblerone chocolate bar, demanded the plane fly to Sochi so he could watch the Winter Olympics, a court heard.

World, 18 Apr 2014

Every dog has his day in court, in New Jersey

A computer glitch is likely to blame for a summons that called a German Shepherd to report for jury duty, court officials in New Jersey's Cumberland County said on Wednesday.

16 Apr 2014