A prestigious US university has evicted a man who pretended to be a student and roved from dorm to dorm for almost a year. The man, who has not been named, had been living on campus at Stanford University since at least December 2021, university officials said.
A woman who claimed to have suffered from whiplash has been given a suspended jail term after she posted pictures of herself climbing Sydney Harbour Bridge. Lois Cartridge has also been given a £20,000 bill for lawyers’ fees after a judge in the English High Court ruled that she was in c
Cats could provide crucial evidence in criminal trials, researchers have suggested – because their fur collects human DNA. Forensic scientists at Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia have shown for the first time that household cats are covered in human DNA, mostly from the people
Hundreds of people were evacuated from Birmingham's main train station yesterday after the discovery of a "grenade" – which turned out to be a cannabis grinder. The Birmingham New Street station was evacuated and train services halted after the "suspicious item" was discovered on a platform.
Swedish furniture giant IKEA is building a case against a video game developer whose new horror game is set in a furniture store. One-man indie game studio Ziggy recently raised almost £57,000 to fund the development of its new survival horror game, The Store Is Closed.
A man has been rebuked for dialling 999 in a row over pumpkins. West Yorkshire Police shared an audio recording of the call on Twitter as it pleaded with members of the public not to call except in a life-or-death emergency.
A woman in the New Town in Edinburgh who painted her door pink has incurred the wrath of locals. Miranda Dickson, 48, departed from the mandated black to paint the front door of her Drummond Place property a shade of Champagne pink, leading to the council threatening her with a £20,000 fine.
A cannabis company in the US is facing a class action lawsuit from dissatisfied customers over claims its products aren't as potent as promised. California-based DreamFields Brands sells premium products advertised as having a higher level of psychoactive tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBS News reports
An internet meme originating from a 1960s Spider-Man cartoon has been included in a court judgment. The widely-recognised image is included in a judgment handed down by Judge Mark E. Walker, a US federal judge in Florida, during the summer.
Unhappy customers are suing "Italy's No. 1 brand of pasta" after discovering its products are actually made in Iowa and New York. A federal US judge this week ruled that the class action lawsuit against Barilla, the world's largest pasta manufacturer, can go to trial.
Finally, a politician you can trust: a cat has been appointed as the mayor of an Italian town and will stay in office for a year. Miao spent her first day as ‘mayor of the animals’ of Civita d’Antino, Abruzzo Region, southern Italy earlier this month.
In an un-bee-leviable story, a woman has denied releasing a swarm of bees upon sheriff deputies as they tried to serve an eviction notice on her. Rorie S Woods, 55, from Massachusetts, faces charges of assault and battery and pleaded not guilty before being released on bail.
A burglar met her match after being wrestled to the ground by an octogenarian sister in a failed attempt to steal a convent's collection pot. The intruder had failed to account for one brave sister who stopped the assailant and raised the alarm before the thief could escape with the money.
Cannabis can now be ordered on Uber Eats in Toronto. Four years after Canada legalised the drug, the American company launched a partnership with three marijuana dispensaries in the city
A Spanish resort is taking a rapper to court because of an "offensive" song that implies it is a hotbed of corruption. The municipal council of Lloret de Mar on the Costa Brava has begun proceedings against Samuel SLZR as he allegedly links the town to “vandalism, crime and corruption”.