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NASCAR's Busch says former girlfriend is 'assassin'
(Reuters) - NASCAR champion Kurt Busch, testifying about a request for a protective order against him, said his ex-girlfriend is a trained assassin sent on covert missions who once returned to their hotel room in a blood-splattered evening gown.
Night lines banned at shops in some Venezuela states; scarcity persists
CARACAS (Reuters) - Governors in three Venezuelan states have banned overnight queuing amid huge and sometimes rowdy lines around shops across the scarcity-plagued country.
Volunteers search for missing wallaby in Washington state
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Volunteers were searching a wooded area north of Seattle for a missing marsupial who bounded away from its crate during a transfer to a local petting zoo last week, putting the animal at risk for predators, its guardian said on Wednesday.
Norwegian fined for false promise on contract killing
OSLO (Reuters) - A 21-year-old Norwegian man was fined 10,000 crowns ($1,300) for fraud because he accepted a contract killing job without intending to carry it out, police told Reuters on Wednesday.
Seattle dog takes solo trips to the park via city bus
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Every dog has its day - at least on one Seattle bus route.
Man rescued off coast of Mexico by Disney cruise ship: ABC News
(Reuters) - A man who fell overboard from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship off the coast of Cozumel, Mexico, was rescued hours later by a passing Disney Cruise Line ship after a passenger heard him calling for help, ABC News reported on Tuesday.
Coin dealer pays nearly $2.6 million for rare American penny
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Beverly Hills rare coin dealer purchased a 1792 American penny for nearly $2.6 million, the most ever paid for a one-cent piece at auction.
Houston retailer offers furniture buyers a $7,000 oil price bet
HOUSTON (Reuters) - An enterprising furniture retailer in Houston has come up with a unique way of letting people bet on future oil prices in the world's energy capital.
Swiss clamp down on cross-border pizza delivery
ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland's frugal pizza lovers have had their hopes dashed for a special rule that would have allowed them to keep ordering cheaper pizza delivery from neighboring Germany.
Saudi cleric condemns snowmen as anti-Islamic
DUBAI (Reuters) - A prominent Saudi Arabian cleric has whipped up controversy by issuing a religious ruling forbidding the building of snowmen, described them as anti-Islamic.
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