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Squirrels are in hot demand in Russia, not for fur or food, but as pets.  Moscow’s Ecological Control Department spokesperson Alexei Gorelov said people are snatching the bushy-tailed animal because they can get as much as 5,000 rubles, about USD 143.  Some criminals have made it their profession to...
Washington, D.C. - On Wednesday, Sunny, one of the two dogs the Obama family has, knocked over 2-year-old Ashtyn Gardner of Mobile, Alabama. The dog had apparently got so excited it jumped up on his hind legs and pushed Gardner back and then tripped. Mrs. Obama was quick to act and...
A British court has sentenced 23-year-old Laura Cunliffe to 14 weeks in jail for microwaving her cat to death. During the trial, animal health specialists testified that the cat died a slow and painful death as its organs and brain were slowly cooked while it was alive and conscious. Her family...
The Mega Millions Lottery is at $400 million after it rolled over 21 times since October with no winner, but what are your odds of winning? At 1-in-259 million, you stand a better chance of hitting hit by an asteroid, 1:1000, or of getting hit by lightning three times,...
Workers at Russia's Baikonur Space Center in Kazakhstan recently discovered a gopher living under one of its launch pads while preparing for an upcoming launch. Workers placed a camera at the hole trying to see what was under there and caught the sub-terrain resident coming out for a stroll. The Russian...
Orlando, Fla. A new study finds Florida ranks 32nd in its readiness to defend itself against a zombie attack compared to all 50 states, according to Estately, which also said Alaska was most likely to survive such an attack. The study examined the number of active military personnel in a state, the...
http://www.thefloridanewsjournal.com/A Japanese manufacturer, Triumph, has developed an "Ice Bra" meant to help female residents cope with Japan's hot summers and still save electricity. The new bra contains pre-packed ice packets molded into the shape of the bra and is meant to provide a comfortable alternative and to keep cool while...
A man, Jose Ivan, who washed up on a reef in the Marshall Islands in a 24-foot fiberglass boat extraordinarily emaciated and wearing only ragged underwear claims he survived by eating fish and drinking turtle blood.  Ivan reports that he and a friend left Mexico for El Salvador before...
The Yamaguchi-Gumi group has launched a new website for its Yakuza syndicates hoping to shed the old image of an organized crime syndicate which is known for sex-trafficking, murder, extortion, and white collar crimes. As personal fortunes rise globally through work and legitimate ventures, membership in the Yakuza has decreased, believed to...
The following is from an email we received here at The Florida News Journal concerning a reader's concerns about the government's encroachment into her personal life and rights to privacy and civil liberties. We found it interesting, to say the least, and felt it should be published, regardless of...