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  • Statue of singer Amy Winehouse unveiled in London

    Updated: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — Late singer Amy Winehouse has been honored on what would have been her 31st birthday with a life-size statue in her beloved Camden Town neighborhood of north London. Winehouse's many fans will have no problem recognizing the singer, who is portrayed sporting her...

  • 40 'I'do's' at Vatican as Pope marries 20 couples

    Updated: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Forty "I do's" — or "Si" in Italian — were pronounced in St. Peter's Basilica Sunday as Pope Francis married 20 couples, with one bride already a mother. Francis in his homily likened families to the "bricks that build society." Among the couples, all from the...

  • Man allegedly cooked dog, fed it to ex-girlfriend

    AP
    Updated: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    REDDING, Calif. — A Northern California man has been arrested after his ex-girlfriend said he cooked her dog and fed it to her. Ryan Watenpaugh of Palo Cedro was arrested Thursday. He remains jailed Friday. Watenpaugh's ex told police he had repeatedly struck her while they...

  • Black cheese? Burger King Japan unveils burger dark as night

    Amanda Kooser, c/net
    Updated: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    Fast-food burgers so rarely look like their marketing pictures. They always appear plump, juicy and fresh, but the actual burger at the restaurant looks like it got run over by a Segway. There's one burger about to be served up by Burger King Japan that you might hope won't look at all...

  • Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe?

    Updated: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple wants the plastic credit card to become as rare as the paper check. On Tuesday, the company announced Apple Pay, a digital payment system that lets people pay for retail store purchases using their phones rather than cash or credit cards. The service, which will...

  • World's tallest dog dies at age 5

    The Associated Press -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    The Great Dane from Michigan that held the title of world's tallest dog has died at age 5. Owner Kevin Doorlag told the Kalamazoo Gazette that Zeus made his debut in the 2012 edition of Guinness World Records as the tallest living dog. Zeus was 44 inches tall at the shoulder and 7...

  • Oscar Pistorius could get 15 years for culpable homicide

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    PRETORIA, South Africa — A South African judge on Friday found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp but declared him not guilty of murder. Prosecutors said they were disappointed by the ruling but would decide on whether to...

  • Alien-like giant water-living dinosaur unveiled

    Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Picture the fearsome creatures of "Jurassic Park" crossed with the shark from "Jaws." Then super-size to the biggest predator ever to roam Earth. Now add a crocodile snout as big as a person and feet like a duck's. The result gives you some idea of a bizarre dinosaur...

  • Virgin Galactic pushes back first flight _ again

    Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Virgin Galactic has again pushed back its timeline for launching space-tourism flights from southern New Mexico's Spaceport America. Virgin owner and British billionaire Richard Branson told David Letterman this week that he hopes to board the first flight...

  • NASA's Mars rover Curiosity finally at Mount Sharp

    Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's Curiosity rover is about to conduct some serious scientific drilling at Mars. The space agency announced Thursday that the rover has reached the base of Mount Sharp, its destination since landing two years ago. Officials say drilling could begin as...

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