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Feathers fly as chicken shortage shuts KFCs across Britain
LONDON (AP) -- Fast-food fans were in a flutter Monday after most of the 900 KFC outlets in the U.K. and Ireland were forced to close because of a shortage of chicken....

Washington snipped here? College says it found prez's hair

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SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) -- Tucked in the pages of a grimy, leather-bound almanac in the archives at New York's Union College was a tiny envelope with the hand-scrawled words "Washington's hair."...

Pacific cruise liner brawl sends guests fleeing to cabins
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- A South Pacific cruise was interrupted by brawls apparently caused by a 23-member family who threw punches at other passengers, some of whom said they locked themselves in cabins to escape three days of violence....





German police rescue men tangled up with mannequin, toy car
BERLIN (AP) -- Police in western Germany have freed two men who became entangled with a mannequin and a large, remote controlled car....

Lobster emoji gets 2 more legs following design complaints
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- After an outcry, the organization that controls the release of emojis has added two more legs to the forthcoming lobster emoji to make it correct....

11-year-old Pennsylvania Boy Scout called for jury duty
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) -- One Pennsylvania resident has been called to perform his civic duty a few years earlier than expected....

NYC still waiting to fill new 'night mayor' position
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City is still waiting to see who will become its first ever "night mayor."...

Is Maryland ready to rid 'Northern scum' from state song?

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- Maryland lawmakers who support changing the official state song think the time is right to finally wipe away "Northern scum" and other sensitive pre-Civil War phrases....