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SAY WHAT!? Removal by noise reaps barbs in Belgium

07/16/2014 5:50am
A plan by a Belgian mayor to remove a group of Gypsies by playing loud music backfired when the camping cars stayed put and the children danced to the music.

Scientists name Puerto Rico water mite after JLo

07/16/2014 12:02pm
Pop singer Jennifer Lopez may be thinking life is funny after some scientists gave her name to a water mite species they discovered near Puerto Rico.

Scientists name Puerto Rico water mite after JLo

07/16/2014 1:22pm
Pop singer Jennifer Lopez may be thinking life is funny after a group of scientists named a water mite in her honor after discovering a new species near Puerto Rico.

Uruguay teachers protest attacks by parents

07/16/2014 1:50pm
Teachers in this South American country are going on a 24-hour strike to protest a wave of physical attacks on educators by students' mothers and fathers.

Criminal history on Pennsylvania Capitol portraits

07/16/2014 3:02pm
The portraits of three former Pennsylvania House speakers and one former top state senator hanging in the Capitol's marble corridors each have new information to tell visitors: their criminal histories.

Man starts fire using 'blowtorch' to kill spider

07/16/2014 10:32pm
A man who used a can of spray paint and a lighter as a makeshift blowtorch to kill a spider in his laundry room started a blaze that caused $60,000 worth of damage, Seattle fire officials said Wednesday.