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Angry wasps help German police nab fleeing fugitive

BERLIN—A fugitive in Germany has been nabbed thanks to the help of angry wasps.

Oldenburg police said the unusual sting operation took place today after officers tried to arrest a 32-year-old man to serve an outstanding 11-month custodial sentence.

The suspect, whose name wasn't released, fled from police and jumped from a balcony straight into a wasps' nest.

Angry wasps help German police nab fleeing fugitive

BERLIN — A fugitive in Germany has been nabbed thanks to the help of angry wasps.

Oldenburg police said the unusual sting operation took place Monday after officers tried to arrest a 32-year-old man to serve an outstanding 11-month custodial sentence.

The suspect, whose name wasn’t released, fled from police and jumped from a balcony straight into a wasps’ nest.

Viennese against scented subway air

BERLIN—Vienna subway travellers have decided that they don't want their train rides to be scented.

The Austrian capital's transport authority tried out four scents, including hints of green tea, grapefruit, sandalwood and melon, in the ventilation systems of four trains on two of the network's five lines last month.

It asked subway users to deliver their verdict online.

Toilet explodes after being struck by lightning

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.—A Florida woman says lightning destroyed her septic tank and caused a toilet in her house to explode.

Marylou Ward tells television station WINK News that the sole toilet in her Port Charlotte home was shattered into hundreds of pieces on Sunday.

Ward says the explosion was the loudest sound she's ever heard, and that she also smelled smoke.

Trump’s America: Where politics dictate ‘racism’ definition

ERIE, Pa. — It was the last morning of the workweek, and Scott Bremner, a popular talk-radio host, found himself again in the role of accidental referee on the issue of race.

And again, the discussion was inspired by racial provocations from President Donald Trump. For one caller, critics of Trump had things upside-down.