Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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Naked thieves take 60 hamburgers from eatery in southwest Florida

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. — Police have released surveillance video of a trio of naked thieves stealing 60 hamburgers from an eatery in southwest Florida.
Police say the men — two entirely naked and one in his underwear — broke in early Sunday and left a trail of red peppers on the beach.

George turns 1: Big milestone for Britain’s little prince

LONDON — The palace is releasing special pictures, the Royal Mint is striking a commemorative coin and newspapers are publishing glowing tributes.
What’s all the fuss about? A little boy who will be king.
Prince George turns 1 on Tuesday. While he may be too young to appreciate it, the milestone is causing a nationwide frenzy.

National Geographic TV show experiment puts cellphone and no cellphone lanes on DC sidewalk

WASHINGTON — Pedestrians along a short stretch of sidewalk in the U.S. capital are being confronted with a choice.
“No cellphones,” says lettering on one side.
“Cellphones,” says the other lane. “Walk at your own risk.”

NY couple reunited with long-lost class ring - a token of their love found on a Greek island

NEW YORK — More than 40 years after a New York man last saw his high school class ring, the love token his wife had until their wedding night popped up on a Greek island.
How it got to Naxos after it disappeared with his bride’s purse at their wedding reception is a mystery. But earlier this month, the ring arrived by mail on Staten Island.

NYC artist creates ‘empowering’ wearable sculptures that take aim at sexism, racism

NEW YORK — Linda Stein wants people to armour themselves in her art.
She creates full-length wearable sculptures embedded with all manner of found objects, including driftwood, engraving plates, steel wire, zippers, pebbles and comic book imagery of superheroes.

Justin Bieber pleads no contest to vandalism in egg-throwing case, gets 2 years’ probation.

LOS ANGELES — Justin Bieber must pay $80,900 in damages and serve two years on probation after pleading no contest Wednesday to a misdemeanour vandalism charge for throwing eggs at a neighbour’s home.
Bieber also was ordered to complete five days of community labour and a 12-week anger-management program, and stay away from the victim and his family for two years.

4 sons of undocumented Mexicans win top submarine robot competition in ‘Underwater Dreams’

WASHINGTON — The new documentary “Underwater Dreams” follows four teenage boys living in Arizona as they build an underwater robot for a major science competition.
On its surface, the story seems unremarkable. But their parents are Mexicans who are living in the United States illegally, and their high school is plagued by gangs and poverty.

Pope Francis begs forgiveness of sex abuse victims, vows bishops will be held accountable

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis begged forgiveness Monday in his first meeting with Catholics sexually abused by members of the clergy and went further than any of his predecessors by vowing to hold bishops accountable for their handling of pedophile priests.

2-time champ Black Widow loses women’s hot dog eating contest as Miki Sudo wolfs down 34 dogs

NEW YORK — The Black Widow has been outeaten.
Two-time defending champion Sonya Thomas lost her hot dog eating title Friday to Miki Sudo of Las Vegas, who wolfed down 34 franks and buns in 10 minutes to win the women’s division of the annual Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island.

Joey Chestnut downs 61 franks to win hot dog eating contest after proposing to girlfriend

NEW YORK — High-ranking chowhound Joey “Jaws” Chestnut dropped to one knee and proposed to his longtime girlfriend before Friday’s annual hot dog eating contest, then packed away 61 franks and buns to hold onto his coveted mustard yellow winner’s belt.

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