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Switzerland tells slightly tipsy volunteer firefighters: Cheers!

ZURICH Switzerland is easing an alcohol ban for volunteer firefighters and other emergency workers using heavy vehicles, saying it had led to staffing shortages when crises demanded quick action, especially in smaller towns lacking professional personnel.

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California woman carrying human skull on stick prompts investigation

SAN FRANCISCO A woman in Sacramento, California who this week carried a human skull on a stick through the streets has prompted an investigation into the identity of the deceased and the cause of death, police said on Friday.

Oct 21 2016

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