The owner of a Kentucky reptile store had to be rescued by police after a 20-foot-long (6-meter) python weighing up to 125 pounds (57 kg) wrapped around him, authorities said. Terry Wilkins was tangled up with the snake when two police officers arrived at the Captive Born Reptiles store in Newport, Kentucky, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio, at around noon on Monday. "When officers arrived on the scene, they located the victim wh
Rapper Wiz Khalifa was handcuffed and then released by U.S. Customs officers after refusing to stop riding his hoverboard at Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said on Sunday. A video on Khalifa's Instagram site shows three U.S.
U.S. teens who try electronic cigarettes may be more than twice as likely to move on to smoking conventional cigarettes as those who have never tried the devices, researchers from...
There could soon be more people signing up as members of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe. The MCT Executive Committee, which is made up of two people from each of the six bands in the state (the secretary treasurer and the chairperson for each band), recently voted to move forward with a resolution that could result in amending the MCT constitution. The two-pronged resolution addresses the issue of blood quantum and the MCT’s requirement that all enrolled members born after July 3, 1961 have at least one-quarter Minnesota Chippew
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bookstores opened early across the United States on Tuesday as Harper Lee's second novel, "Go Set a Watchman," went on sale to mixed reviews and widespread disillusion over the depiction of heroic lawyer Atticus Finch as a 1950s racist. In Lee's hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, one of the author's old friends reported the writer was delighted with the response to her only published novel since her 1960 classic "To Kill a Mockingbird." "She looked at the stack of reviews and her reaction was delight," Professor Wayne Flynt told reporters on Tuesday.
LOS ANGELES - Former Disney World performer Devon Staples died Saturday in a fireworks mishap during a Fourth of July celebration in Calais, Maine. He was 22. Staples, who played Gaston from "Beauty and the Beast" and Goofy at Disney World, was killed instantly when he attempted to launch fireworks from his head. "Apparently, he thought that was a great idea," said Stephen McCausland, a spokesman for Maine's Department of Public Safety.
LOS ANGELES - The Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the U.S. Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry in a historic triumph for the American gay rights movement. The Cass County treasurer's office wasn't sure yet Friday at about 9 a.m. if they will issue any same-sex marriage licenses Friday.
OKLAHOMA CITY -- An Oklahoma man has pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter for asphyxiating his stepfather with the underwear he was wearing in a move police dubbed an "atomic wedgie," court officials said on Tuesday. Brad Davis, 34, who pleaded guilty on Monday, faces between four to 35 years in prison for the death of Denver St. Clair, 58, in December 2013 in McLoud, east of Oklahoma City.
BALTIMORE, May 1 (Reuters) - Six Baltimore police officers will face criminal charges, including second-degree murder and manslaughter, in the death of a black man who was arrested and suffered...