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Girl, 2, Suspended From Daycare For Bringing In Cheese Sandwich

BARRHAVEN, Ontario (UPI) — An Ontario father said he believes his 2-year-old daughter’s daycare overreacted when they suspended her for three days for bringing in a cheese sandwich. Deb Ducharme, director of the Centre de l’Enfant aux 4 Vente daycare in Barrhaven, said the center has a strict ban on bringing in outside food because […]

Apartment Fire Blamed On Pigeon With A Lit Cigarette

LONDON (UPI) — Firefighters in London said they believe an apartment fire was started by a pigeon bringing a lit cigarette to its rooftop nest. London Fire Brigade investigations officer Matt Cullen said 21 firefighters and four engines responded to the apartment building fire Wednesday night and the nine people inside the building were able […]

Law Against Willfully Annoying People To Be Removed

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (UPI) — A law forbidding willfully annoying another person is about to be removed from the Grand Rapids, Mich., city code, the city attorney said. “It’s unconstitutional in terms of being vague. It’s simply unenforceable,” Catherine Mish, city attorney, said of the 38-year-old law. The City Commission is expected to strike the […]

Police: Men Carjacked Couple While Woman Was In Labor

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (UPI) — Police in Maryland said they arrested two men accused of carjacking a couple leaving for the hospital for the birth of their child. Annapolis police said the pregnant woman and her boyfriend were getting into their car around 4:30 a.m. Sunday, after the woman had gone into labor, when they were […]

Lawsuit: Sprint Inflated Bills For U.S. Wiretapping

WASHINGTON (UPI) — A lawsuit filed by the United States against telecom giant Sprint alleges the company billed the government with false claims for services including wiretaps. The lawsuit, which seeks $63 million and penalties, alleges Sprint Communications inflated its bills by 58 percent when it “knowingly submitted false claims to federal law enforcement agencies, […]

Utah Professor: Academics Can Now ‘Study Zombies Seriously’

CEDAR CITY, Utah (UPI) — A Utah professor whose University of Arizona dissertation was about zombie movies said it is “clearly now acceptable to study zombies seriously.” Kyle Bishop, 40, now chairman of Southern Utah University’s English department, said he was pleasantly surprised eight years ago when he applied to University of Arizona Ph.D. program […]

Family Plans ‘Beautiful Sights’ Tour For Boy Going Blind

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (UPI) — A New Zealand mother said she and her family are taking her 12-year-old son to see the world’s most “beautiful images” before he goes blind. Catherine Corbett of Auckland said her three sons have all been diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a hereditary disorder that will eventually lead to blindness. But […]

Girl’s ‘Suck It’ Facebook Post Costs Dad $80,000 Settlement

MIAMI (UPI) — A Florida court ruled a former preparatory school head will not receive his $80,000 settlement due to his daughter’s “suck it” Facebook post. Patrick Snay, 69, was awarded an $80,000 settlement in his age discrimination and retaliation lawsuit against Guillver Preparatory School in Miami in 2011, but the school informed him it […]

Rare 1849 Texas Map Expected To Sell For Up To $150,000

DALLAS (UPI) — A rare 1849 first edition map of Texas is expected to fetch a possible $150,000 at Heritage Auctions’ Texana Signature Auction in Dallas, the auctioneer said. Patrick Martin said the map, which is signed by Jewish settler Jacob De Cordova, has been in his family for years, but he did not know […]

Officials: Mali Man Tried To Get Into Spanish Enclave In Suitcase

MELILLA, Spain (UPI) — Spain’s Interior Ministry said Civil Guard Police in the African enclave of Melilla discovered a would-be migrant from Mali hiding in a suitcase. The ministry said Civil Guard Police between Melilla and the Moroccan town of Beni Ansar spotted a man, a Moroccan national who lives in Spain, attempting to drag […]

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