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Bicyclist blames Waze for directing him into Lincoln Tunnel

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 02:38:21 UT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City bicyclist delivering Chinese food is blaming the Waze navigation app for directing him into the busy Lincoln Tunnel, where bikes are banned. A Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman says 19-year-old Bruce Lee was stopped Tuesday evening after he pedaled into the tunnel, which connects Manhattan and New Jersey. The Staten Island man told police that he was directed into the tunnel under the Hudson River by the Waze app on his phone. He was arrested on charges of trespass and criminal possession of a weapon after a dagger was found in his possession. It wasn't immediately clear if he had a lawyer who could comment.



Prisión a joven que ingresó un tigre de Bengala a EEUU

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:21:20 UT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Un joven de California fue sentenciado a seis meses en prisión por meter ilegalmente al país un cachorro de tigre de Bengala desde México, se informó el martes. Un abogado de Luis Valencia, de 18 años, dijo a la corte en San Diego antes de la sentencia que a su cliente le faltó juicio y quería el tigre como mascota. Pero los fiscales argumentaron que el teléfono de Valencia mostraba datos que revelaron que operaba un negocio de tráfico de animales y alardeaba sobre ganar miles por monos, jaguares y leones. El cachorro de seis semanas de edad fue hallado en agosto en el piso del asiento del copiloto en el carro de Valencia, en un puesto fronterizo de San Diego.



APNewsBreak: NY touts economic boom with South African photo

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:10:49 UT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York economic development agency report meant to show the state's growth was illustrated with an 8-year-old photo showing construction cranes in South Africa. The Associated Press discovered the photo in this month's report from Empire State Development. The photo, showing seven towering heavy-lift cranes being used to build a stadium in Cape Town for the 2010 soccer World Cup, is a cropped version of one owned by Getty Images, available for licensing on its website for up to $575. The photo apparently was used to give the impression of heavy construction activity in the state.



Police: Man's target practice leaves bulletholes in walls

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:21:49 UT

CAPE CORAL, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man who was taking target practice in his home was arrested after bullets went through the wall into his neighbors' apartment. A Cape Coral police news release says 61-year-old Ivan Bakh was arrested Sunday and charged with firing a weapon in public and shooting into a dwelling. Police say Bakh's neighbors called them Sunday morning after awaking to a loud bang and finding holes in their bedroom and living room walls. When officers went to Bakh's apartment, they reported seeing holes in the wall he shared with his neighbors, as well as several books taped together with a red target drawn on them. Police say they also found a loaded 9mm handgun. Bakh was released Tuesday on $10,000 bail.



KFC cierra cientos de locales en GBretaña por falta de pollo

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:16:21 UT

LONDRES (AP) — En los locales de KFC en Gran Bretaña, el pollo se ha vuelto tan escaso como los dientes de gallina. KFC dijo que 470 de sus 900 locales en el Reino Unido permanecieron cerrados el martes debido a la escasez de pollo. La empresa dijo que el problema comenzó la semana pasada cuando contrató a DHL para sus envíos. Los locales abiertos operan con horarios breves o menús limitados. La cadena de pollo frito ofreció disculpas el sábado y dijo prever que los problemas continuarán durante toda la semana. Se negó a aclarar qué está haciendo para remediar el problema de la falta de provisiones.



Hundreds of KFC outlets in UK closed amid chicken shortage

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:57:04 UT

LONDON (AP) — Chicken is still as scarce as hen's teeth at KFC's British outlets. KFC says about 470 of the fried chicken chain's 900 U.K. restaurants remained closed Tuesday because of a chicken shortage. The company says the disruption started last week, when it changed its delivery provider to DHL. Open branches are operating on shortened hours or with limited menus. The fried chicken chain first apologized for the problems on Saturday. It said it expects problems to continue throughout the week. The company declined to offer details about what it is doing to address the inadequate chicken supplies.



Tar cakes tires, slows commute on New Jersey highway

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:37:10 UT

OLDMANS TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — It was a sticky commute on a New Jersey interstate after tar coated the highway. State Trooper Alejandro Goez says the tar was in the center and right southbound lanes along a 5-mile (8-kilometer) stretch of Interstate 295 in Salem County just after 5:30 a.m. Tuesday. The trooper says about 20 vehicles reported going over the tar between mileposts 13 and 8. The tar stuck to their tires and wheels. There were no accidents or injuries. Workers scraped the tar from the road. State Police are trying to determine where the tar came from.



Tailandia: otorgan custodia de 13 bebés a millonario japonés

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:56:52 UT

BANGKOK (AP) — Una corte tailandesa otorgó el martes la custodia de 13 bebés, nacidos de madres sustitutas, a su padre biológico, un furtivo millonario japonés. El caso de Mitsutoki Shigeta revive una historia extraña que ocupó los titulares de los tabloides hace cuatro años. En 2014, la policía allanó un condominio y halló nueve bebés con nueve cuidadoras en cuartos sin amueblar. Se determinó que Shigeta había engendrado a los niños por medio de madres sustitutas tailandesas. Este caso, junto con otros, dio lugar a una ley que prohíbe la subrogación comercial de vientres para clientes extranjeros.



Añaden 2 patas al emoji de langosta tras críticas al diseño

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:31:27 UT

AUGUSTA, Maine, EE.UU. (AP) — Tras las protestas, la organización que controla la publicación de emojis agregó dos patas más al icono de la langosta para corregir el diseño. Poco después de que Unicode Consortium hizo públicas las propuestas para los 157 nuevos iconos que estarán disponibles este año, los residentes de Maine mostraron su desacuerdo porque la representación de la langosta tenía ocho patas en lugar de las 10 correctas, según reportó el Portland Press Herald. El organismo tuvo en cuenta las quejas y remendará el diseño del emoji de langosta, además de actualizar los de la patineta y ADN, escribió el lunes el jefe de Emojipedia, Jeremy Burge. Se espera que el icono de langosta esté disponible más tarde este año.



Lobster emoji gets 2 more legs following design complaints

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:56:32 UT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — After an outcry, the organization that controls the release of emojis has added two more legs to the forthcoming lobster emoji to make it correct. The Portland Press Herald reports soon after the Unicode Consortium released proposed images of 157 new emojis to be made available this year, Maine residents took umbrage at the lobster emoji's eight legs instead of the correct 10. Emojipedia Chief Emoji Officer Jeremy Burge wrote Monday the consortium had heard people's complaints and is releasing updated designs for the lobster emoji, alongside updates for a skateboard and DNA emoji. The lobster emoji is expected to be available later this year. ___ Information from: Portland Press Herald, http://www.pressherald.



Lobster emoji gets 2 more legs following design complaints

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:56:32 UT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — After an outcry, the organization that controls the release of emojis has added two more legs to the forthcoming lobster emoji to make it correct. The Portland Press Herald reports soon after the Unicode Consortium released proposed images of 157 new emojis to be made available this year, Maine residents took umbrage at the lobster emoji's eight legs instead of the correct 10. Emojipedia Chief Emoji Officer Jeremy Burge wrote Monday the consortium had heard people's complaints and is releasing updated designs for the lobster emoji, alongside updates for a skateboard and DNA emoji. The lobster emoji is expected to be available later this year. ___ Information from: Portland Press Herald, http://www.pressherald.



11-year-old Pennsylvania Boy Scout called for jury duty

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:26:43 UT

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — One Pennsylvania resident has been called to perform his civic duty a few years earlier than expected. Jeanette Fox says her son came running to her with a summons from the Chester County court to appear for jury duty in March. Her son, Luke, is only 11 years old. Fox says she tried to go online to request an exemption, but there was no option to select for those too young to serve. She says she made multiple phone calls, and a person who answered said the county had recently changed companies that pull the list for people who receive summonses. The error was eventually fixed, but Fox says her son was excited to go. Luke is a Boy Scout, and he toured the Chester County Courthouse last year.



NYC still waiting to fill new 'night mayor' position

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:22:36 UT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is still waiting to see who will become its first ever "night mayor." The nightlife ambassador position was announced last fall by Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio. He says the position would serve as a point of contact between city agencies and the city nightlife industry. The New York Post reports Democratic City Councilman Rafael Espinal, who sponsored legislation creating the position, says he hasn't heard any word about a confirmed appointee. Espinal says the city is vetting a candidate and the post will be filled in the next few weeks. A spokeswoman for the mayor's office declined to provide a timeframe for the announcement.



Feathers fly as chicken shortage shuts KFCs across Britain

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:50:54 UT

LONDON (AP) — Fast-food fans were in a flutter Monday after most of the 900 KFC outlets in the U.K. and Ireland were forced to close because of a shortage of chicken. The company apologized to customers, blaming "teething problems" with its new delivery partner, DHL. KFC first apologized for the problems on Saturday. In an update Monday, it listed almost 300 stores as open, but did not say when the rest might join them. It said those branches that remained open were operating a limited menu or shortened hours. "We know that this might have inconvenienced some of you over the last few days, and disappointed you when you wanted your fried chicken fix — we're really sorry about that," the company said in a statement.



Sospechosos confiesan asesinato de orangután en Indonesia

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:32:04 UT

YAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Cuatro agricultores de Indonesia y un niño de 13 años confesaron haber apuñalado, apaleado y disparado una pistola de aire 130 veces contra un orangután en peligro de extinción para proteger su cosecha de piña, informó la policía el lunes. Los aldeanos descubrieron al orangután herido junto a un lago en el distrito de Kutai Timur, en la provincia de Kalimantan Oriental hace dos semanas. Fue trasladado a una clínica en un centro para la protección de los orangutanes pero murió mientras recibía atención médica. El jefe de la policía local Yuliansyah dijo que cuatro hombres miembros de una misma familia, incluido el niño de 13 años y su vecino, fueron detenidos la semana pasada.