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A mysterious private drone crashed into a crowd at a Virginia running-of-the-bulls event.

Private drone crashes into crowdA mysterious private drone crashed into a crowd at a Virginia running-of-the-bulls event. During the Great Bull Run, a spider-like drone equipped with a video camera hovered overhead. It suddenly lost altitude and crashed into the grandstand, causing minor injuries. Police officer William Knott said he’s looking for whoever owned the drone, but isn’t sure if he can charge them with any crime. “I don’t know if there is something in the code that addresses this,” Knott says.

A-Rod Grocery gets a new nameThe owner of a New York bodega called A-Rod Grocery has received so much grief from customers that he’s decided to drop the name. Ricardo Rodriguez changed the name of his store from Peña Grocery 13 years ago to honor fellow Dominican Alex Rodriguez, who later became a Yankees star. But following A-Rod’s recent suspension for alleged doping, Rodriguez said the sign is coming down. “I got tired of all these people complaining,” he said. “It’s not fair. I don’t even know the guy.”

Parrot's favorite tune irks neighborsA British man is being threatened with legal action because his parrot won’t stop whistling The Addams Family theme song. Stephen White’s bird, Buddy, has also long annoyed neighbors by squawking, “Hello, who’s that then?” whenever a phone rings. Authorities have set up noise-monitoring equipment and warned White that he could face prosecution if Buddy keeps it up. But the bird owner refuses to silence his feathered friend. “What do they expect me to do, cut his vocal cords?” said White.

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