- Goats, llama and shepherdess help clear plants at Oregon airport
PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - As planes took off and landed behind a fence one unusually warm April day at Portland International airport, a herd of goats lay basking in the sun, taking a nap break from their 24-hour job of chowing down on invasive plants.
- U.S. Supreme Court rejects appeal over Arizona 'fish pedicures'
(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal by the owner a Phoenix-area spa that ran afoul of Arizona state regulations that barred her from providing pedicures in which clients have their feet nibbled by small fish to remove dead skin.
- Turnover explosion at Shanghai stock exchange has too many zeros for software
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's stock trading fever has made the Shanghai Stock Exchange the world's biggest in terms of turnover, surpassing the New York Stock Exchange, but the explosion in volumes has exceeded the ability of the exchange's software to report it.
- Former Washington state governor ejects man from car
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Former Washington state Governor Chris Gregoire used fast thinking and driving to stop a stranger from climbing into her car in a store parking lot, Olympia police said on Thursday.
- San Francisco board approves wild animal performance ban
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - San Francisco's Board of Supervisors has voted unanimously to ban performances of wild or exotic animals for public entertainment, including appearances in circuses or on the sets of movies, television shows and commercials.
- Coffee spill behind Serbian president's airplane scare
BELGRADE (Reuters) - Blamed initially on 'engine failure', it emerged on Tuesday that a government jet carrying Serbia's president to Italy last week was forced to turn back when the co-pilot spilled coffee on the instrument board.
- Wolverine tranquilized at New Jersey airport after chewing through cage
NEWARK, N.J. (Reuters) - Authorities at Newark International Airport in New Jersey tranquilized a wolverine who was enroute from Norway to an Alaskan wildlife center on Wednesday after discovering the wild animal had chewed through his metal carrier.
- Celebrity mountain lion leaves refuge under L.A. house
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A mountain lion with his own Facebook fan page that triggered a media storm by hiding in the crawl space under a Los Angeles house has left its urban refuge, wildlife officials said on Tuesday.
- U.S. satellite launcher gets first Vulcan rocket request: change the name
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Hours after unveiling its next-generation "Vulcan" rocket, the company that launches most of America's satellites, United Launch Alliance (ULA), ran into its first problem - the rocket's name.
- Plane leaves Seattle with napping airport worker stuck in cargo
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Los Angeles-bound Alaska Airlines flight made an emergency landing at a Seattle-area airport on Monday afternoon after it took off with a worker trapped in a cargo area under the cabin where he had fallen asleep, the U.S. carrier said.
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