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Email Flub Exposes Taliban Address List

KABUL, Afghanistan, (UPI) — Hundreds of addresses on the Taliban email list were accidentally revealed when a spokesman for the insurgents hit the wrong button on his computer. Qari Yousuf Ahmedi meant to click on “bcc” while preparing to send a routine press release last week, Khaama Press reported Saturday. That would have hidden the […]

Twinkie Prices Surge On Ebay

NEW YORK, (UPI) — Sellers on eBay say the Twinkies they are offering for sale online are likely the last of their kind, given that U.S. company Hostess Brands is folding. Twinkies and Twinkies-related souvenirs have mushroomed on eBay ever since Hostess Brands announced this week it is liquidating. CNNMoney said Saturday the online bidding […]

Merriam-Webster To Add ‘Super PAC’

CHICAGO, (UPI) — Merriam-Webster, owned by Encyclopedia Britannica, based in Chicago, announced “super PAC” will soon be added to its dictionary. Merriam-Webster Associate Editor Kory Stamper said “super PAC” — a political action committee that can receive unlimited funds from corporations, unions and other organizations — is likely to be printed “fairly soon” in the […]

Obama Jokes About Boehner’s Birthday

WASHINGTON, (UPI) — President Barack Obama opened the White House meeting of congressional leaders by joking about House Speaker John Boehner’s birthday. Obama turned to Boehner Friday after thanking the House and Senate leaders for coming to the White House and the lights dimmed as he told the group there was “actually one other point […]

Family Ordered To Get Rid Of Pet Pig

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla., (UPI) — A Florida mother says a small pig is a therapy pet for her 8-year-old son, who has Down syndrome, and she wants officials to let her family keep the animal. Heather Ray of Coral Springs said Twinkie the 6-week-old pig is the family’s “dog” and should not be subject to […]

Toy Hall Of Fame Inducts ‘Star Wars’

ROCHESTER, N.Y., (UPI) — The Toy Hall of Fame in New York state announced its latest additions are dominoes and “Star Wars” action figures. The Rochester museum said Thursday a national selection committee picked the inductees from a shortlist that included classic toys such as the Magic 8 Ball, Simon, Twister, Lite-Brite, the Fisher-Price corn […]

Cross Seen In Trunk Of Cut Tree

LAFAYETTE, Calif., (UPI) — Some California Christians say they perceive a religious message in the image of a cross seen in a slice from a fallen pine tree. Tree trimmers at the Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Lafayette said they discovered the image Tuesday while cutting through a fallen California pine. The 4-inch-thick tree slice […]

Son Admits Taking Dad’s Retirement Pay

ATLANTA, (UPI) — An Atlanta man admitted collecting more than $53,000 of his father’s retirement pay after the former school principal died. Eugene Wimbly Jr. was sentenced to three years in prison after he pleaded guilty to 14 felony counts of theft by taking, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Thursday. Prosecutors said Wimbly collected $53,525.95 in […]

Manager Fired After Giving Birth In Hotel

NEW YORK, (UPI) — A former manager for a New York hotel has filed a lawsuit alleging she was fired after giving birth in one of the business’ rooms. Tara Tan, a former manager at the Standard Hotel, said her problems at the accommodation began after she gave birth to her second child in a […]

Woman, 105, Invited To Preschool

TIERP, Sweden, (UPI) — A Swedish preschool said a 105-year-old woman received an acceptance letter to its class because she was born in ’07 — but it turned out to be the wrong ’07. The Central School in Tierp said Anna Eriksson, 105, received one of the letters that were sent to more than 60 […]

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