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Bloomberg Seeks Developer For Tiny Homes

NEW YORK, (UPI) — New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a contest designed to encourage development of tiny apartments for young singles. Bloomberg said the developer who wins the contest will receive a contract to create about 80 so-called micro units, measuring only 275- to 300 square feet, at a city-owned lot on East 27th […]

Police: Riding Mower Thief Didn't Get Far

SPOKANE, Wash., (UPI) — Spokane, Wash., police say they arrested a man they allege burglarized a home and made his getaway with guns and money on a riding mower. Police said in a release Monday Robert More, 22, admitted stealing the guns because he was prohibiting from owning a firearm legally, and he wanted one. […]

AT&T Won't Pursue Hacker Phone Bill

IPSWICH, Mass., (UPI) — AT&T Monday decided not to pursue a phone bill for nearly $900,000 run up on a Massachusetts company’s phone system by hackers. Michael Smith, owner of Todd Tool and Abrasive Systems in Ipswich, said his phone carrier, Verizon, noticed $260,000 worth of international calls being made on his company’s system in […]

Texas Residents See Tarantula Boom

BASTROP, Texas, (UPI) — Members of a Texas family said they have recently noticed an unusually high number of tarantulas on their 10-acre property and in their home. Jason and Victoria Fisher of Bastrop County said they moved into their home on family land about a year ago and the past few weeks have brought […]

Thieves Drag ATM From Convenience Store

HOUSTON, (UPI) — A Houston convenience store owner said thieves rammed a pickup truck into his store early Monday and dragged away an ATM. Rocky Lam, owner of the Quik Saver store on Jensen, said the thieves rammed the pickup truck into the shop around 3 a.m. Monday and left behind the vehicle’s tailgate, a […]

X-Ray Reveals Baby In Carry-On Bag

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates, (UPI) — Authorities in the United Arab Emirates said a pair of Egyptian parents were arrested when an X-ray machine revealed their baby in their carry-on luggage. Police said customs officers at Sharjah International Airport arrested the couple Saturday on a flight from Egypt when an X-ray machine revealed they were […]

Lucky The Kitten Rescued From Recycling

EXETER, England, (UPI) — A kitten rescued from the back of a recycling truck in England as it was about to be crushed has been given a new name — Lucky. Lucky also has a new home, the Devon Waste Contract depot near Exeter, ITV News reported. Donna Cook, an employee, said the female kitten […]

Welfare Recipient Withdraws Thousands

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, (UPI) — A man on welfare in Northern Ireland made 80 trips to an automated teller machine during a computer crash, officials said. The next day, sources told The Belfast Telegraph, he went to the Ulster Bank to collect his benefits. He allegedly got $65,000 from one ATM in Belfast. Ulster Bank, […]

Mistake Leaves Man 'Father' Of Extra Baby

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, (UPI) — A new father says he was surprised to find out he was listed as the father of two children after a mistake was made at the Swedish Social Insurance Agency. “I had one child extra registered as mine. This seems very mysterious, I thought,” said Tobias Wallin. Wallin notified the Social […]

Lawsuit Filed Over Dancing Arrest In NYC

NEW YORK, (UPI) — A New York dentist and her boyfriend say they have sued the city on the grounds they were wrongly arrested for dancing on a subway platform. Dr. Caroline Stern, 55, and George Hess, claimed they were handcuffed and locked up for 23 hours after a late-night confrontation with police a year […]

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