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SOUNDS LIKE A JOKE Wednesday, April 30
The Food and Drug Administration has had run-ins with "homeopathic" products that subtly market themselves as health remedies without ever having sought the required FDA approval. However, in March, a different problem arose, requiring the agency to …
SMALL HAUL Wednesday, July 2
A "stocky" man in his 30s wearing a Cincinnati Reds baseball cap was sought in New York City in June after holding up five banks in the space of about three-and-a-half-hours but nabbing a total of only $449 (still, an average of $128 an hour). …
THE NEW NORMAL Wednesday, July 23
Since high-rise residents value their privacy, Lisa Pleiss of Seattle said she was frightened on June 22 when she saw a drone hovering outside her 26th-floor window: "You don't expect to be walking around indecent in your apartment and then have …
TOO SEXY FOR THE PLANET Wednesday, April 30
Tiffany Austin called a KTVU reporter in March after being dismissed as a member of Planet Fitness Gym in Richmond, California, after only one 15-minute workout — because she was "too fit" and made other members uncomfortable. Planet Fitness …
LIKE WATCHING PAINT DRY Wednesday, July 2
Notorious San Diego tagger Francisco Canseco, 18, was in a downtown courtroom in June for a hearing on 31 misdemeanor paint-vandalism charges and apparently could not contain his boredom. While waiting (as officials discovered only the next day), …
In June, as Elizabeth Neufeld, 85, backed her car out of her driveway in Bel Air, California, it tipped on a curve and rolled onto its side. Elizabeth wasn't hurt, but was trapped inside while her husband, Benjamin, 87, got out on his own. As they …
SO SUE ME Wednesday, April 30
In March, columnist Ahmad al-Gamal of Egyptian newspaper Al-Yawm Al-Sabi proposed Egypt sue Israel in international court for reparations for 10 biblical plagues cast from Hebrew curses, including boils, lice, locusts and turning the Nile River into …
PULL YOUR WHAT? Wednesday, July 2
Argentinian agricultural scientists in 2008 created a "methane backpack" to collect grazing cows' emissions (with a tube from the cow's rumen to the inflatable bag) to see how much of the world's greenhouse-gas problem was from livestock. Having …
FAILED TO KEEP A LOW PROFILE Wednesday, July 23
Jacob Close, 25, wanted after jumping bail in New York on a drug charge, but recently on Bloomsburg (Pennsylvania) University police's radar screen after it was rumored he was in the area, was arrested by campus cops in June. Close's name and …
FORE! Wednesday, April 30
A California model, Elizabeth Dickson, filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles in March against Playboy Enterprises for an injury she suffered as a guest on a Playboy Channel cable TV show in 2012 when she allowed host Kevin Klein to tee a golf ball off her …
 
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