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Pirates indicted in Norfolk

Update, 2 p.m.: The indictment was handed up and announced at a news conference. Original post: A federal grand jury in Norfolk is expected to indict 13 men from Somalia and one from Yemen for allegedly pirating a yacht and...

By Dana Hedgpeth  | March 10, 2011; 10:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Around the World, Dana Hedgpeth, From the Courthouse, Updates  | Tags:  Pirates; Americans killed  
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Robbery suspect gets self stuck in garden fence

A man who tried to steal from a house in Poland got himself stuck -- and asked the home's owner for a hand getting out, according to this report: The burglar had made a hole in a garden fence before...

By Washington Post Editors  | February 24, 2011; 6:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the World, Offbeat  
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Empty safe stolen from Canada store

Thieves broke into a store in Canada and took a 700-pound safe -- with nothing in it, according to this report: "It's really oddball. That safe is 700 pounds. We had to put it in a crane truck to get...

By Washington Post Editors  | February 14, 2011; 7:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the World, Offbeat  
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Driver in China sticks head in hedge

A driver in China pulled over by police stuck his head into a hedge until the TV documentary crew following the officers turned off their cameras, according to reports: Lin, 48, was horrified that the police who had stopped him...

By Washington Post Editors  | February 10, 2011; 6:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Around the World, Offbeat  
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Prison guards catch drug-laden pigeon

Guards stopped a drug-carrying pigeon from entering a Colombian prison, according to reports: Agents saw the animal attempting to cross the prison wall. When he tried again he discovered that his body was weighed down with 45 grams of marijuana....

By Washington Post Editors  | January 20, 2011; 6:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Cocaine, heroin bust on cruise ship in Baltimore

Drug-sniffing dogs found nearly $100,000 worth of cocaine and heroin aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship in a federal investigation of an employee smuggling ring, authorities said Tuesday. The search on Saturday uncovered 1 1/2 pounds of heroin and nearly...

By The Associated Press  | January 12, 2011; 6:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Around the World, Baltimore, Narcotics, Offbeat  
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