LONDON It’s the dark days of one of the rainiest British winters on record. So some London commuters were surprised to hear their trains had been delayed because of the sun.
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A snake thief smuggled a 2-foot (0.61-meter)-long python from a Portland pet store by stuffing it down his pants.
Sgt. Greg Stewart said no arrests have been made in Friday’s theft. But Christin Bjugan, an owner of A to Z pet store, said video surveillance has helped viewers and police detectives identify a suspect, and she expects to have the snake returned soon.
Two frontier survival tales “The Revenant” and “The Martian” led a bleep-filled Golden Globes where the star power of Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Jennifer Lawrence was challenged only by the relentless mocking of the show’s beer-wielding host, Ricky Gervais.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is ending its elephant acts a year and a half early and will retire all of its touring elephants in May, amid concerns that circuses have mistreated the animals.
TAMPA, Fla. Whatever disparaging cliche you’ve heard about the lowly dime ‚Äî dime a dozen, nickel and dimed, dime’s worth of difference ‚Äî it’s not true of this dime.
No, this particular coin that went to auction Thursday evening in Tampa sold for just under $2 million.
The 1894-S dime was struck at the San Francisco Mint. Only 24 were made, and only nine likely still exist.
WASHINGTON A dummy U.S. Hellfire missile was mistakenly shipped from Europe to Cuba in 2014, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
The inert missile did not contain any explosives, the Journal reported, but there are concerns that Cuba could share the technology with potential U.S. adversaries like North Korea or Russia.
PORTAGE, Mich. Someone is betting $40,026 on the life of a 73-year-old lottery winner in Michigan.
That was the highest bid Thursday in an online auction for a lottery prize that pays $1,000 a month, before taxes. But here’s the hitch: The money is paid only for as long as Donald Magett stays alive.
FAIRFAX, Va. President Barack Obama tore into the National Rifle Association on Thursday as he sought support for his actions on gun control, accusing the powerful lobby group of peddling an “imaginary fiction” that he said has distorted the national debate about gun violence.
TAMPA, Fla. ‚Äî A rare 10-cent coin is expected to fetch over a million dollars at auction. The 1894-S dime is set for sale Thursday evening at Florida United Numismatists show in Tampa.
Belonging to a private owner who is remaining anonymous, coin was struck at the San Francisco Mint. Only 24 were made, and only nine likely still exist.
SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of North Korea’s declaration that it had tested a hydrogen bomb for the first time was greeted with widespread condemnation ‚Äî but also skepticism and doubt ‚Äî as world powers vowed Wednesday to punish the impoverished and defiant nation with new international sanctions.