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Una serpiente pitón se traga entero a un hombre en Indonesia

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 01:42:46 UT

YAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Una serpiente pitón se tragó entero a un hombre de 25 años en Indonesia, dijeron testigos y medios locales. En un video colocado en el sitio web de Tribun Timur, se muestra a los vecinos abriendo el cuerpo de la enorme serpiente y hallando el torso y las piernas de la víctima que se llamaba Akbar, en la isla de Sulawesi. Junaedi, alcalde de la aldea Salubiro en la provincia Sulawesi Occidental, dijo a The Associated Press que los vecinos comenzaron a buscar a Akbar el lunes a la noche tras darse cuenta que no había regresado del campo de aceite de palma donde trabajaba desde el día previo.



Indonesia man swallowed by python, villagers and reports say

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 01:33:18 UT

A six-minute video on the website of the Tribun Timur publication shows villagers slicing open the python's carcass to reveal the legs and torso of the dead victim, named Akbar. Junaedi, the secretary of Salubiro village in West Sulawesi province, told The Associated Press that villagers began searching for Akbar on Monday night after realizing he hadn't returned from working on his palm oil crops the previous day. Junaedi said Wednesday that the search party found scattered palm oil fruit, a picking tool and a boot, and then spotted the engorged 7-meter (23-foot) -long reticulated python.



Family gets a shock when turkey crashes through windshield

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:30:09 UT

LaPorte County Sheriff's Office Capt. Michael Kellems says the flying bird collided Tuesday with the family's rented SUV. Tarabocchia tells The Indianapolis Star (http://indy.st/2ogrDWQ ) his family was headed to a Chicago airport to return home after visiting his daughter at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend.



Photo op turns into chance encounter with big gator on links

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:45:45 UT

Photo op turns into chance encounter with big gator on links Moores told the Post and Courier of Charleston (http://bit.ly/2mNHH5n) she was taking photographs at a golf fundraiser for a free medical clinic Monday when the gator approached some golfers who had their backs turned.



Nintendo Switch gamers milking cows? An udder challenge

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:41:00 UT

(AP) — Nintendo gamers may be better at virtually milking cows, but they say dairy farmers beat them at the real thing, hands down. Two Nintendo employees on Wednesday beat two farmers at Vermont's Billings Farm & Museum during a game of 1-2 Switch, where players perform various minigames, for the new Nintendo console Switch.



Attorney: Home owners got another letter from 'The Watcher'

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:37:40 UT

WESTFIELD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey couple who claim they were scared away from their home by creepy letters they received from "The Watcher" say another letter was delivered. Lee Levitt, an attorney for Derek and Maria Broaddus, wrote in a legal brief that the letter arrived in late February, a few weeks after a tenant rented and moved into the Westfield home.



Un pavo se estrella contra el parabrisas de un vehículo

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:25:49 UT

El pavo de 13 kilos (30 libras) de peso murió al impacto y su cuerpo quedó incrustado en el parabrisas del vehículo, un SUV que la familia alquiló para el viaje. Tarabocchia le dijo al diario Indianapolis Star (http://indy.st/2ogrDWQ ) que su familia se dirigía a un aeropuerto de Chicago para tomar un vuelo a casa, tras visitar a su hija que estudia en la Universidad de Notre Dame.



Rebautizan aeropuerto en honor de Cristiano Ronaldo

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:02:26 UT

Se hicieron peticiones en favor y en contra del cambio de nombre. Sin embargo, el presidente Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa dijo que el homenaje era legítimo porque fue decidido por un gobierno electo. En Funchal, el gobierno regional ofreció transportación para que escolares y ancianos en casas de cuidado pudieran llegar a la ceremonia al aire libre. El terminal es una infraestructura baja de dos niveles, aledaña a una pista que corre paralela a la playa, donde los aterrizajes tienen la fama de ser a veces peligrosos, cuando el viento pega de costado.



Crayola retirará un color: ¿cuál será?

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:51:38 UT

NUEVA YORK (AP) — El viernes es el Día Nacional del Crayón en Estados Unidos, y Crayola celebrará la jornada con el retiro de uno de sus colores. Crayola anunció el miércoles que revelará el color a retirar en vivo a través de Facebook el viernes por la mañana. La noticia derivó en numerosos mensajes en la red social acerca de cuál será o no será ese color, aunque no faltaron los mensajes para deplorar la eliminación de este.



Birds blamed for fire at Massachusetts water treatment plant

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:27:35 UT

(AP) — A fire that knocked a Massachusetts city's water treatment plant out of commission has been blamed on birds. Peabody Fire Lt. Chris Dowling tells The Salem News (http://bit.ly/2nzQdnw ) it appears the March 13 blaze was caused by nesting birds that chewed the insulation on an electrical wire on an exterior light fixture.



Judge fines Pennsylvania golf course $1K for errant shots

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:15:38 UT

(AP) — A judge has fined a Pennsylvania golf course $1,000 in its ongoing dispute with a couple who says errant balls are still hitting their property despite a previous court order. The (Allentown) Morning Call (http://bit.ly/2nzSpeE ) reports a Northampton County judge fined Morgan Hill Golf Course on Monday because it reopened the course during warmer weather earlier this month without installing cameras that are to track "all golf swings and the trajectory of all golf balls" coming from the 13th hole.



Driver runs out of gas again after stealing squad car

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:11:44 UT

Driver runs out of gas again after stealing squad car TULARE, S.D. (AP) — A driver who called for help after running out of gas is accused of stealing a deputy's squad car in South Dakota and leading authorities in a pursuit before once again running out of fuel.



Descartan demanda por casa en forma de estadio

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 22:47:10 UT

La casa que Reed y Sandy Carlson planean construir se asemejará al estadio de los Hawkeyes, de 87 años de antigüedad, con todo y los costados de ladrillo y una réplica del palco de prensa.



Puerto Rico: Cárcel a hombre que decapitó a un perro

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 22:12:49 UT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Un hombre en Puerto Rico fue sentenciado a siete años de prisión por arrancar a mordidas la cabeza a un perro chihuahueño y darle un puñetazo a su novia. Las autoridades dijeron el martes que el juez ordenó además que Luis Arroyo que pague 3.000 dólares en el caso, que incluyó abuso doméstico y maltrato de un animal. Arroyo se había declarado culpable de agredir a su novia, que era la dueña del perro. El incidente ocurrió en febrero en la ciudad occidental de Lares.



Empresa de Elon Musk desarrollará implantes cerebrales

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 20:57:52 UT

La firma, que se llamará Neuralink, tratará de desarrollar implantes cerebrales para combatir enfermedades neurológicas y algún día darle a los seres humanos la capacidad de superar a las computadoras superinteligentes del futuro, dice un artículo del Wall Street Journal que se basa en fuentes anónimas. Musk es conocido por su preocupación ante la posibilidad de que la inteligencia artificial algún día presente una amenaza para la humanidad. El empresario fundó la empresa de exploración espacial SpaceX y cofundó Tesla, la empresa de vehículos eléctricos, entre otras.



Library patron returns book he took in 1982, plus $200

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 20:08:21 UT

(AP) — A patron who stole a book from a Montana library in 1982 has returned it after reading it at least 25 times, having it restored and having the author sign it. Library Director Kathy Mora recently told trustees that while she didn't condone the theft, "the effort and funds he put into caring for the book are remarkable." Other books include The Shrinking Man, ''Hell House and What Dreams May Come, all of which were made into movies.



Oklahoma may legalize hog hunting from helicopters

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:26:55 UT

Aerial gunners are already used to help control feral swine in Oklahoma, but the work can only be done by trained, licensed contractors with support from the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Food and Forestry, the Tulsa World (http://bit.ly/2neDl3i ) reported. Dubbed "the flying pig bill," the proposal would allow private landowners, companies and pilots to apply for a state license and be responsible for the activity. Republican Rep. Jeff Coody said over-regulation by Oklahoma's agriculture department has "put so many administrative rules on their books, it has made it difficult for private individuals to go out and shoot from an aircraft."



New Jersey man gets wish, returns to work on 100th birthday

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:40:16 UT

Hutchinson Plumbing, Heating and Cooling in Cherry Hill made Bill Hansen's wish come true, and on Monday welcomed back the retired permit coordinator. There was a birthday cake and a standing ovation before Hansen got back to work. CEO Fred Hutchinson agreed to pay him $1 and organized a complete day of assignments. Hansen attributes his love of work, his wife and family for his happiness.



German police: Thieves stole huge gold coin with wheelbarrow

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:45:56 UT

The thieves grabbed the "Big Maple Leaf" coin, on loan to the museum's coin collection, loaded it onto the wheelbarrow, then carted it out of the building and along the tracks across the Spree river before descending into a park on a rope and fleeing in a getaway car.



Illegally harvested lobsters donated to homeless veterans

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:31:56 UT

(AP) — Environmental authorities in Massachusetts are donating lobsters seized from an illegal harvest to homeless veterans. Police say they determined the vessel had exceeded the legal limit of 500 for lobsters caught outside state waters.