SAN FRANCISCO—Public urination has gotten so bad in San Francisco that the city has painted nine walls with a repellant paint that makes pee spray back on the offender.
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ASUNCION, Paraguay — An 11-year-old girl who was denied an abortion after being raped gave birth Thursday, the culmination of a case that put a spotlight on child rape in this poor South American nation and drew criticism from human rights groups.
ALTOONA, Pa.—Police say dogs trying to get at a box of cupcakes left on top of a stove apparently started a small fire in a Pennsylvania home.
The landlord tells police in Logan Township that he stopped by his tenants’ home to let out the dogs about 8 p.m. Sunday.
That’s when the landlord saw a small stovetop fire and called firefighters.
SKOPJE, Macedonia—The mystery of a baby baboon abducted from Skopje’s zoo had a bittersweet resolution: A mother says she stole it as a gift for her deaf son.
The 26-year-old woman told Dnevnik newspaper took that she lifted Luka, an 18-month-old crowd favourite, as a belated birthday present for her seven-year-old son.
EDMONTON — The furor over a New Democrat candidate’s remarks about leaving Alberta’s oilsands in the ground reflects how poorly the issue is understood, say energy experts.
To many, Toronto Centre candidate Linda McQuaig’s recent statement is just the simple fact of the matter.
Saskatchewan won’t impose restrictions on Canadians who want to buy farms in the province, but the provincial government isn’t ruling out anything else as it considers whether to change the laws governing farmland ownership, Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart said Wednesday.
KIMBERLEY, B.C.—The first hint that there might be some trouble in the Traverse family home in Kimberley, B.C., early Sunday morning came from the dog’s frantic barking.
When Niki Traverse opened her bedroom door, the pooch raced under the bed.
“Mark, he was like, ‘Don’t let the dog out. There’s coyotes, there’s bears,’” she recalled her husband saying.
WASHINGTON—Air traffic controllers’ work schedules often lead to chronic fatigue, making them less alert and endangering the safety of the country’s air traffic system, according to a study the U.S. government kept secret for years.
LONDON—Britons are buzzing over a temporary entry in the capital’s already saturated drinking scene: breathable booze.
The pop-up bar, Alcoholic Architecture, uses a humidifier to pump a gin and tonic vapour into an enclosed space. Patrons absorb their alcohol from the “Cloud” by breathing in the vapours and by soaking it in through the skin and eyes.
VANCOUVER—A CBC journalist who was kissed by a stranger on live TV has received an apology, but she’s still being attacked by others online for making a complaint to police.
Megan Batchelor was reporting from a music festival in Squamish, B.C., north of Vancouver, Friday when a stranger came up from behind, kissed her on the cheek at the same time as he took a picture of the event.