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Chewing too much hassle? Japan's got just the thing

Are you worried that you're just not chewing enough to keep your mind and body in tip‑top condition? Then never fear: Japan has invented...

New Paris landmark: Giant sex toy or an Xmas tree?

PARIS (AP) — A giant green art installation on the tony Place Vendome in Paris is attracting perhaps more attention than American artist Paul...

It can happen to anyone: Obama's credit card declined

Apparently, even the president of the United States can have trouble with his credit card.

Brazil striker facing ban for tugging own shirt

Brazilian striker Leandro Damiao is facing a potential six‑match ban from his country's sports justice tribunal (STJD) for pulling his own shirt...

US statue of WWII journalist Pyle has typo

Ernie Pyle's statue needs an edit. A bronze statue of the famed World War II journalist on the Bloomington campus of Indiana University misspells the...

Illinois pet dubbed world's tallest cow

A 6-foot-4-inch cow owned by an Illinois woman was recently dubbed the world's tallest.

Too soon? How about not at all for Ebola Halloween

NEW YORK (AP) — No holiday screams pop culture controversy quite like Halloween. So what's the costume flap of the year? It might just be Ebola,...

Riding a bike "side-saddle"

Irish inventor debuts a new bicycle in Paris – one that travels sideways. Sasha Salama reports.

Store clerk tells bandit to bug off with spray can

A western Pennsylvania convenience store clerk told a would‑be bandit to bug off by spraying the suspect with a can of insecticide. State police say...

Israel raises the dead with skyward cemetery

PETAH TIKVA, Israel (AP) — At first glance, the multi‑tiered jungle of concrete off a major central Israeli highway does not appear unusual in...