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Eagles vs Drones: Dutch police eye birds to prey on drones

Eagles vs Drones: Dutch police eye birds to prey on drones

It may sound like a flight of fancy, but Dutch police are considering using birds of prey to swoop down and pluck rogue drones out of the sky
Published: 02/02/16

Ukrainian border guards stop cigarette-smuggling horses

Ukrainian officials say they have intercepted a small herd of horses attempting to bring thousands of euros worth of contraband cigarettes across the border from Ukraine to Romania
Published: 02/02/16

Police: Pennsylvania shoplifting suspect steals patrol car

Police say a Pennsylvania shoplifting suspect briefly stole a police car
Published: 02/02/16

Man accused of trying to sell drugs in traffic court

Authorities say an Allegheny County man tried to sell drugs in a Pittsburgh traffic court
Published: 02/02/16

Jury summons directs people to call sex hotline

Hundreds of southeastern Mississippi citizens received jury summons that incorrectly instructed them to call a sex hotline
Published: 02/02/16

Congresswoman fighting "swatting" calls gets targeted by 1

A Massachusetts congresswoman says she and her family were the victims of a bogus emergency call that prompted police to swarm her home
Published: 02/01/16

College student finds glitch to own Google site, gets $12K

A Massachusetts graduate student who pointed out a glitch that allowed him to briefly "own" the world's most heavily trafficked website has been awarded more than $12,000 from Google
Published: 02/01/16

Cats in Maine still await inheritance from $200,000 estate

A Maine town and a group of cat caretakers have filed suit against a group of estate trustees in a long-running dispute over a woman's wishes that her life savings go to care for abandoned cats
Published: 02/01/16
From pork rinds to pocket knives, surplus centers see it all

From pork rinds to pocket knives, surplus centers see it all

State surplus stores around the country see an odd assortment of found property
Published: 01/30/16
In latest fad, Thais treat 'child angel' dolls like pets

In latest fad, Thais treat 'child angel' dolls like pets

Dolls in Thailand can be a serious business these days _ a mixture of superstition, fashion and celebrity idolatry
Published: 01/30/16