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Man pleads guilty to stealing human brains from Indiana medical museum

A 23-year-old Indiana man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to breaking into a medical museum and stealing preserved human brains and other tissue that he then sold online, authorities said.

11:20pm GMT

Rome banishes centurion impersonators ahead of Holy Year


ROME Rome has banned centurion impersonators who charge to scowl in photos around the ancient Colosseum amphitheatre and frequently come under fire for their pushy tactics with tourists.

8:19pm GMT

Russia's past and present collide at ceremony to honor former leader


YEKATERINBURG, Russia Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday inaugurated a museum dedicated to Boris Yeltsin, the former president whose legacy, many former Yeltsin associates say, Putin has spent the past 15 years dismantling.

10:31pm GMT

Georgia sheriff declares his community 'politically incorrect'


ATLANTA A Georgia sheriff has staked out his ground in the U.S. culture wars by posting a large sign cautioning visitors that his community is proud to be "politically incorrect."

7:27pm GMT

Ohio woman fined for damaging county office with glitter, 'silly string'

A woman who worked as a county government clerk in Ohio was fined $1,000 and given a nine-month suspended sentence for trashing a former supervisor's office cubicle with glitter, toilet tissue and "silly string," officials said on Wednesday.

9:51pm GMT

Mao's Little Red Book makes surprise appearance in UK parliament chamber


LONDON Chairman Mao's "Little Red Book" made a surprise appearance in Britain's parliament on Wednesday when the opposition Labour Party finance spokesman brandished a copy as he mocked the government's reliance on Chinese investment.

3:47pm GMT

Belgian tourist boards parade cats to lure back tourists after lockdown

BRUSSELS Belgium's tourist boards have latched onto a social media craze of cats that gave Brussels light relief during a tense five-day security lockdown in the wake of militant attacks in Paris.

Oddly Enough, Life 5:26pm GMT

Singapore slashes publication bans, but not for Jehovah's Witnesses

SINGAPORE Strait-laced Singapore has slashed the number of publications it bans to 17 from a previous 257, allowing some communist and adult topics, but kept a prohibition on Jehovah's Witnesses publications.

11:18am GMT

Mon, Nov 23 2015

UK wife who poisoned husband is foiled by spelling mistake

LONDON A British woman who tried to kill her husband by poisoning his Christmas drink of sparkling fruit wine with anti-freeze was jailed for 15 years on Monday after being undone by a spelling mistake and a trail of text messages.

23 Nov 2015

Baby in swaddling clothes found in manger at New York church

NEW YORK A newborn with his umbilical cord still attached was found lying in a manger at a New York church, police said on Tuesday.

1:31am GMT