Couple make burglar clean up at gunpoint (AP) - AP - A burglar in Montgomery chose the wrong family to mess with, literally. Adrian and Tiffany McKinnon returned home on Tuesday after a week away to find that thieves had emptied almost everything the family of five owned, Tiffany McKinnon said through tears.
Burglars move into Alabama woman's home (AP) - AP - Kim Ledford returned to her home after an extended absence and found a strange man in her bed and a woman wearing her clothes. Then another man walked up to question why she was in his house.
Police allegedly hang quadriplegic man (AP) - AP - Jurors ruled the city of Pasadena must pay $80,000 to a quadriplegic man who sued because police officers allegedly jerked him out of his wheelchair and hung him upside down to search him.
Wal-Mart worker gets his finger stuck (AP) - AP - A little goofing off during a break from work led to a time-consuming, embarrassing ordeal for a Wal-Mart employee. Authorities said the man got his right index finger stuck in an oval-shaped hole of a cast-iron picnic table outside the store.
Woman arrested for false cyanide warning (AP) - AP - Authorities have arrested a woman who told people at gas stations and hotels in Sedona that they needed to evacuate because a cloud of cyanide gas was approaching from Phoenix.
Thief fails to grasp concept of getaway (Reuters) - Reuters - A thief caught shoplifting a packet of cheese from a supermarket in Germany tried to make his getaway in a cement mixer, but he was quickly nabbed by police.
Tipsy driver alerts police by mistake (Reuters) - Reuters - An Austrian motorist too drunk to change a tire phoned a police emergency number by mistake instead of the breakdown service and wound up losing his license, police said on Thursday.
Ferry crews warned against smoking pot (Reuters) - Reuters - Transportation investigators warned on Wednesday that marijuana use by ferry crews on Canada's West Coast was a clear risk to public safety, but the head of BC Ferries Corp said the government should require mandatory drug testing.
Chinese content to re-live Mao era - over a meal (Reuters) - Reuters - At the door of the Commune Mess Hall restaurant, a young woman in loose-fitting army fatigues and a cap, with a red "Serve the People" armband and braided pigtails, greets customers.