'Suicide bomber squirrel' hospitalises anti-squirrel politician

Animal leapt at US official Howard Brookins Jr, who had criticised 'aggressive squirrels' - and other tall tales

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Squirrel 'gets revenge' on US official

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Woman made fake bomb threat to have 'me time', say police

A woman has been arrested after allegedly claiming there was a bomb at the University of Florida so she could leave work early. Jessica Ward, who worked in a coffee kiosk on the campus, left a note in a public toilet to allow her to have some "me time", say police. She is being held on $15,000 (£12,000) bail.

Trucker dumps load after being fired by text

A lorry driver has been arrested for dumping more than £2,500 worth of corn on a motorway after he was fired via text message. Officials in Pennsylvania said Darren Walp opened the rear doors to the vehicle and sped off, spreading corn for more than a quarter of a mile.

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