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Catholic town at centre of attacks

NEGOMBO, Sri Lanka—The seaside Sri Lankan fishing town of Negombo has long been called “Little Rome,” a reference to its abundance of churches and its place at the centre of the country's small Catholic community.

Today, it was a town in mourning.

Small white flags flew in house after house near St. Sebastian's Church, a sign that someone who lived there had died.

Vulture causes deadly crash

MEDICINE LODGE, Kan.—Authorities say a vulture caused a crash that killed two people as they rode a motorcycle in southern Kansas.

The Kansas Highway Patrol said the bird came out of a ditch Saturday afternoon and struck 42-year-old Brandon Husband, of Fowler, in the head on a rural road 13 miles (20 kilometres) northwest of the Barber County town of Medicine Lodge.

Shiny Porsche a 'danger'

BERLIN—German authorities have ordered a blinged-out golden Porsche off the road for being too shiny.

Hamburg's Morgenpost reported April 5 the 31-year-old driver was stopped in the northern city last week and told his Porsche Panamera, sporting a reflective gold foil finish, might blind other drivers and was a danger.

Man's wager on Tiger earns him more than $1.2M

LAS VEGAS—A Wisconsin man who claims to have never placed a bet on sports before he risked $85,000 on Tiger Woods winning the Masters is now more than a million dollars richer.

James Adducci was presented with a cheque for more than $1.2 million yesterday at a sportsbook in Las Vegas. Adducci's win represents the largest golf payout ever for sportsbook operator William Hill US.