- Branded golf balls were a mistake, Ireland's former bank regulator says
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's financial regulator, whose "timid" supervision was criticized for not halting the country's banking crash, produced branded golf balls to promote itself before the office was overhauled, a parliamentary inquiry heard on Thursday.
- Atlanta NFL team waives player after alleged dog killing
ATLANTA (Reuters) - The Atlanta Falcons released Prince Shembo on Friday after the football player was charged with aggravated animal cruelty in the killing of his girlfriend's dog, the team said.
- Washington gumbo lover leaves $2,000 tip on $93 restaurant bill
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Washington man shocked the staff of a neighborhood restaurant earlier this week by leaving a $2,000 for a meal of beer and gumbo he shared with a friend, the proprietor said Wednesday.
- Danish radio station defends killing baby rabbit live on air
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - A Danish radio station is defending a show during which the host killed a baby rabbit by hitting it with a bicycle pump, live on the air, saying it was intended to show the hypocrisy of animal lovers.
- Bones found in California belong to Swedish girl missing 30 years
(Reuters) - Bones found in the Northern California foothills have been identified as belonging to a Swedish exchange student who went missing more than 33 years ago, prompting police investigators to reopen the case, a newspaper reported on Tuesday.
- Townsend lets cat out of the bag, why hotels are best
PARIS (Reuters) - American player Taylor Townsend, when deciding whether to stay in a cramped Parisian hotel or rent a private apartment during Roland Garros, opted for the former.
- German grandmother gives birth to quadruplets at age 65
BERLIN (Reuters) - A 65-year-old German grandmother gave birth to quadruplets at a Berlin hospital this week, with the three boys and a girl born prematurely at 26 weeks being in good health and having a good chance of survival, German TV network RTL reported on Saturday.
- Milwaukee man pronounced dead, then moves and breathes - authorities
(Reuters) - First responders preparing to take the body of a Milwaukee man pronounced dead to the morgue got a jolt when the man suddenly began moving and noticeably breathing, authorities said on Friday.
- Could another English king be buried under a car park?
LONDON (Reuters) - Just three years after the extraordinary discovery of King Richard III under a car park, researchers think another medieval English monarch might be found buried beneath a parking lot and are hoping to find him.
- Bowwow wow! Dog domestication much older than previously known
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Genetic information from a 35,000-year-old wolf bone found below a frozen cliff in Siberia is shedding new light on humankind's long relationship with dogs, showing canine domestication may have occurred earlier than previously thought.
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