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Courts haven’t faced ban against an entire religion, no legal precedent for Trump’s Muslim ban

WASHINGTON – There’s no legal or historical precedent for closing U.S. borders to the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims, but neither is there any Supreme Court case that clearly prevents a president or Congress from doing so. Legal experts are divided over how the high court would react to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s call for …

Woman tosses Apple computer that turns out to be worth $200K

MILPITAS, California — Her electronic waste is someone else’s treasure. A recycling center in the Silicon Valley is looking for a woman who dropped off an old Apple computer that turned out to be a collectible item worth $200,000. The computer was inside boxes of electronics that she had cleaned out from her garage after …

German woman, 65, gives birth to quadruplets

BERLIN — A 65-year-old teacher from Berlin has given birth to quadruplets after a pregnancy that was widely criticized by medical professionals because of her age, RTL television said Saturday. Annegret Raunigk, gave birth to a girl — Neeta — and three boys — Dries, Bence and Fjonn — by cesarean section at a Berlin hospital …

China suspends TV drama over plot of crotch grenade

BEIJING — A Chinese television drama got pulled off the air following a public outcry over a plot in which a hidden grenade is pulled from a woman’s crotch during an amorous scene. The country’s regulating agency – the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television – also began to review the TV …

Victoria woman’s surprise delivery delights passengers en route to Tokyo

VANCOUVER — The pregnancy test came back negative, so the couple from Victoria dismissed the rumblings inside Ada Guan’s stomach as a blip. On a flight from Calgary to Tokyo just three weeks later, that blip revealed itself to be a baby bump when the 23-year-old went into labour high above the Pacific Ocean. A …

Woman protesting Bill C 51 expelled from the Commons for exposing her breasts

OTTAWA — The words “C-51: State terrorism” were scrawled on a woman’s breasts after she whipped off her top in the Commons on Monday, resulting in her being ejected from the public gallery. The group FEMEN Quebec claimed responsibility a few minutes later on social media, saying the act was meant to highlight its opposition …

Archaeologists unearth centuries-old pretzels in Bavaria

BERLIN — Archaeologists say two pretzels unearthed during a dig on the banks of the Danube in the German city of Regensburg could be more than 300 years old – and are little different to the doughy product available in the state’s famous beer halls today. Dorothee Ott, spokeswoman for the Bavarian Office for Historical …

Surviving Z-Day

  WASHINGTON – Cornell University in New York state recently concluded its “large-scale exact stochastic dynamical simulation of a zombie outbreak” and presented its findings on Wednesday, March 4, at a meeting of the American Physical Society in San Antonio, Texas. Among the findings of this study on surviving a zombie apocalypse? If you live …

Japanese city builds 1,585 snowmen in an hour; breaks Guinness record

TOKYO – The new record for most snowmen built in an hour has been set by the townspeople of a small city in Japan, which experienced nine inches (23 cm) of snowfall in a 24-hour time span. Turning the winter storm to their advantage, more than 600 people from Iiyama City shaped and stacked snow …

Baby born ‘pregnant’ with twin fetuses

The Hong Kong Medical Journal reported an incident of a newborn baby girl found to be pregnant with two partially grown fetuses in her abdomen due to “fetus-in-fetu,” an extremely rare medical condition that occurs in only about one in every 500,000 births. To remove the two fetuses, believed to be at eight to 10 …

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