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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A Polish and a Chinese tourist visiting South Africa's flagship Kruger National Park were taken to hospital after an elephant charged their car and overturned the vehicle on Monday, park officials said. An emergency medical team was dispatched by helicopter to the accident scene in the vast park. The Polish man, who was not identified, suffered broken ribs while the Chinese woman, also not identified, had no major injuries, park spokesman William Mabasa said. "We stay here every day. We meet elephants on the road," Mabasa said. ...
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Chinese vessel that ran into a protected coral reef in the southwestern Philippines held evidence of even more environmental destruction inside: more than 10,000 kilograms (22,000 pounds) of meat from an endangered species, the pangolin or scaly anteater.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Police say they've got the $3,200 engagement ring a New Hampshire allegedly swallowed during an attempted jewelry store theft.
President Barack Obama’s teleprompter may be more valuable than even his biggest critics claim. After all, a man who stole a truck that had the electronic device in it was sentenced to seven years in federal prison. "The theft of government property is a serious offense," Assistant U.S. Attorney Roderick Young said during Virginia resident [...]
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — What happens in Vegas shouldn't necessarily stay in Vegas, the Rhode Island Supreme Court said Friday as it ruled a Providence man who called a friend from Sin City to borrow $8,500 for gambling losses must pay it back despite an old law that says otherwise.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The British and the Americans are quarreling — albeit with tongues in cheek — over territory again, this time over who has the world's smallest park.
A chicken really did run: A bird has flown the coop and, in a real-life version of the animated movie “Chicken Run,” made a daring escape by hiding in a delivery van in England. The plucky bird apparently gave her owner, Melanie Brookes, the slip by hiding in the truck. The driver was shocked when, [...]
KLAIPEDA, Lithuania (AP) — A Lithuanian woman says she has been raising three pumas in her three-room apartment after fearing for their lives at the local zoo.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Police say the X-rays don't lie: A man who tried to flee from a New Hampshire jewelry store with a diamond ring worth $3,200 swallowed it.
By Tara Oakes PARIS (Reuters) - A little-known French sports doctor who spent 16 years studying the busts of about 300 women sent a scare through a country known for its love of lingerie this week when he suggested bras were useless. Jean-Denis Rouillon, 62, was thrust into the limelight after he told a student radio station that his work suggested wearing a bra weakened the natural muscles that hold up breasts and women should consider going bra-less. ...
It’s safe to say that “thinking like a Nazi” is not the most sound advice when it comes to assignments in high school, or in any academic institution for that matter. And as such, a high-school in New York has formally apologized for assigning students homework that tasked them with writing a hypothetical essay on [...]
By Elaine Porterfield SEATTLE (Reuters) - Scientists are baffled as to how a group of small fish native to Japan survived a journey across the Pacific after they were found on a boat swept away by the 2011 tsunami and washed up last month on the coast of Washington state. The batch of striped beak fish - five in all - were discovered submerged in the hold of the 20-foot-long fishing skiff, dubbed the Sai-shou-maru, on Long Beach in southwestern Washington. ...
By Tara Oakes PARIS (Reuters) - One of the grandest luxury hotels in Paris will put most of its of furniture and fine wines under the hammer next week to help raise funds for a lengthy restoration. The sumptuous Hotel Crillon, hushed after the departure of its last guests in March, has been transformed into a buyer's wonderland as it closes its doors for a two-year renovation. Full suites of furniture are on display ahead of a series of auctions scheduled for April 18-22, with about 3,500 lots including carpets and curtains expected to raise hundreds of thousands of euros. ...
In 1964, Eady Rothstein was just a 5-year-old girl hanging out with her family by a pool near Lido Beach on Long Island, New York. But she fell into the water and nearly drowned before a 21-year-old lifeguard, Larry Brickman, saved her life. And now, NBC 4 New York reports that nearly 50 years later [...]
HONOLULU (AP) — Security screeners at a Honolulu courthouse noticed something moving inside a defendant's bag as it passed through an X-ray machine earlier this week.
WAIANAE, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii fisherman has an unbelievable fishing tale: a close encounter with a 9-foot shark that jumped dangerously near his kayak. But, he has the video to prove it.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana man whose dog ate $500 says he's going to find a better place to stash his cash when he travels.
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago woman is trying to get out of paying a parking fine that has snowballed to more than $100,000.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A grocery store employee said Thursday that he is thanking God and his belt buckle for saving him from a stray bullet that smashed through the market's front door.
Against the odds and "Against the Wind," one Michigan woman has come back from the brink to fulfill a rock n' roll fantasy. In 2011, a Michigan woman awoke from a coma after five years and immediately had one simple request, “I want to go to a Bob Seger concert." And now, two years later, [...]