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Sun, 29 Apr 2007 00:36 CEST
LOS ANGELES - Whenever Antonio Moreno wanted to see his girlfriend, police say, he'd jump in a car and drive right over.
Sun, 29 Apr 2007 00:19 CEST
SYDNEY - It's close to midday on one of the busiest streets in Sydney's centre and Juan Mann is getting nervous. Known to millions as the "free hugs guy," he is worried about the lunchtime rush. And with good reason.
|Sydney's 'free hugs guy'.
LONDON - A large English cheddar cheese has become a star of the Internet, attracting more than 1 million viewers to sit and stare at it as it slowly ripens.
ANKENY, Iowa - Several classrooms at Des Moines Area Community College were evacuated after college officials became nervous about a suspicious package.
A French man who posted a clip on the Internet that showed him driving at 225 kph in street with a speed limit of 110 kph was arrested and is to be tried, police in the eastern French city of Luneville said.
The young man signed his video clip 'Loic and his Push Scooter' and posted it on the site YouTube, where a police officer, made curious by the subtitle I Will Never Be Late, came upon it.
To prove how fast he was driving, Loic had a passenger film the speedometre, which showed his car reaching a speed of 225 kph. The video also revealed the make and model of his car and a scratch on the windshield that made it easy to identify.
A German phone thief led police right to his front door when they called the stolen mobile to say he had won some free beer and he willingly gave his address.
"An officer called and said, 'You've won a crate of beer'," said a spokesman for police in the eastern town of Neustrelitz Friday.
George Bush has finally given a response to the age-old question: can the president really dance?
After a 30-second boogie on the White House lawn, the answer is: it depends what you mean by dancing.
A besuited Mr Bush was making an appearance for Malaria awareness day in the Rose Garden on Wednesday when the Kankouran West African dance company brought in for the occasion invited him to join in.
The leader of the free world gamely agreed and set about swaying his hips, moving his hands from one side to another, holding his palms above his head, and even commandeering the drums for a few moments.
A man arrested on Wednesday for allegedly trying to use a stolen credit card at a drugstore got a break from a judge after passing a sort of Bible quiz.
When Eric Hine appeared in court this morning, his attorney described him as a church-goer, hoping the judge would set a low bond.
Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge John Burlew was skeptical and asked Hine to recite the 23rd Psalm.
He did: all six verses. Some in the courtroom applauded.
Fri, 27 Apr 2007 09:48 CEST
HAYS, Kan. - Sitting on the front row in her college classes carefully taking notes, Nola Ochs is just as likely to answer questions as to ask them. That's not the only thing distinguishing her from fellow students at Fort Hays State University. She's 95, and when she graduates May 12, she'll be what is believed to be the world's oldest person to be awarded a college degree.
If you've ever complained about your ears hurting after a flight, read on.
British strongman Manjit Singh pulled along a Jetstream 41 airliner weighing around 16,300 pounds for 12 feet yesterday using only his ears. Manjit wore ear harnesses that were attached to cables that pulled the plane.