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Florida calls on civilian 'patrols' to battle invasive pythons
MIAMI (Reuters) - Florida wildlife officials, opening a new front in the war on invasive snakes, are recruiting the general public for "python patrols" that teach them how to identify and even capture some of the hissing, snapping reptiles.
Greek forced to surrender 500,000 euros at Cyprus customs
NICOSIA (Reuters) - Authorities in Cyprus have confiscated 500,000 euros ($571,450) from a Greek businessman who tried to fly home with the cash after banks on the island refused to let him deposit it.
Albanian highwaymen outwitted by Chinese karate skills
TIRANA (Reuters) - Three Albanian gunmen met their match when they held up three Chinese contractors only to be outwitted and overpowered by the karate skills of their would-be victims.
U.S. groundhog Punxsutawney Phil predicts six more weeks of winter
PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (Reuters) - Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog famous for his weather predictions, saw his shadow after emerging from his burrow atop Gobbler's Knob in western Pennsylvania on Monday, forecasting six more weeks of winter.
Winging it: Chicago man smashes Philadelphia eating record
PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A professional competitive eater from Chicago downed 444 chicken wings in 30 minutes at the 23rd annual Wing Bowl in Philadelphia, narrowly edging out his nearest rival and shattering the record of 363 wings set a year earlier.
Secretary of State Kerry fined for not shoveling by Boston home
BOSTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was slapped with a $50 fine for failing to have a side street adjoining his Boston home shoveled following the blizzard that dropped more than 2 feet (60 cm) of snow on Massachusetts this week, a spokesman said on Friday.
Trucker pulling loose tooth triggers backup on Alabama freeway: report
(Reuters) - A truck driver distracted by yanking free his loose tooth veered off the road and caused a miles-long backup on an Alabama freeway, a local newspaper reported on Friday.
Zimbabwean jailed for nine years for eating python meat
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A Zimbabwean man has been jailed for nine years for eating python, a protected species, a Zimbabwean daily reported on Friday.
Canadian man loses appeal on missing lotto jackpot by 7 seconds
TORONTO (Reuters) - A Canadian man who was denied part of a C$27 million jackpot because he missed the deadline to buy the ticket by seven seconds has lost his appeal to get the money.
Rap mogul Suge Knight pleads not guilty to murder in California hit-and-run
COMPTON, Calif. (Reuters) - Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight pleaded not guilty at a court in Compton, California, on Tuesday to charges including murder in connection with a fatal hit-and-run incident last week.
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