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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.