Man, 70, accused of daily gas thefts (AP) - AP - A 70-year-old man has been charged with grand theft after police watched him siphon off more than 900 gallons of gasoline from underground storage tanks at two gas stations, the Polk County authorities said Wednesday.

Malaysia probes plane stowaway case (AP) - AP - A Palestinian man managed to stow away in a wheel well of an airplane flying from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore, prompting Malaysian officials to order a probe into how he breached security, reports said Sunday.

Cops: 'Karaoke' attacker bites man's ear (AP) - AP - A crazed attacker broke into a Long Island man's home, beat him with a karaoke machine and bit off his ear, police said. Doctors were unable to reattach the ear of the victim, but his injuries were not considered life threatening, said Nassau County police Officer Mary Verna.

Pepsi, Coke rivalry becomes physical (AP) - AP - The long-standing rivalry between Coke and Pepsi took a physical turn Friday when a Pepsi deliveryman allegedly punched his Coke counterpart in the face at a western Pennsylvania Wal-Mart, state police said.

Woman drops bid on bin Laden name change (AP) - AP - A woman who petitioned to change her last name to bin Laden did not appear in court on Friday and her case was dismissed. Caren Ann Burke, 49, of Seymour, failed to show for a name change hearing in front of Outagamie County Circuit Court Judge Dee Dyer.

Dentist claims breast rubs appropriate (AP) - AP - A dentist accused of fondling the breasts of 27 female patients is trying to keep his dental license by arguing that chest massages are an appropriate procedure in certain cases. Mark Anderson's lawyer says dental journals discuss the need to massage the pectoral muscles to treat a common jaw problem.

Don't make me use this whistle on you... (Reuters) - Reuters - The Philippines is starting to give its 110,000 policemen a makeover, trying to make them more like friendly neighbors than their current hard man image, the new national police chief said Thursday.

That's it, time to start looting! (Reuters) - Reuters - LONDON (Reuters) -- An asteroid is on a collision course with the earth and you have one hour left to live. What would you do in your last 60 minutes?

Gunman severs victim's penis (Reuters) - Reuters - An elderly Turkish man was arrested in Austria on suspicion of shooting dead another Turk and cutting off his penis because he believed the victim was having an affair with his wife, police said Thursday.

Two charged in high-seas murder mystery (Reuters) - Reuters - U.S. authorities filed murder charges on Wednesday against two men found floating in a life raft near Cuba in the killings of four fishing boat crewmembers in a case of murder and piracy on the high seas.

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