WASHINGTON—The U.S. government has formally returned a painting by Pablo Picasso valued at $15 million that had been stolen from a Paris museum more than a decade ago and seized by immigration officials late last year in New Jersey.
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MISSOULA, Mon.—A man who broke into a car in Missoula had to call police for help after finding himself locked in the trunk.
KGVO-AM reports that Missoula Police Patrol Sgt. Colin Rose says 31-year-old Ryan Payne broke into a car Tuesday night and then called 911 after managing to lock himself in the trunk of the car.
GRAND BEACH, Man.—A Manitoba man has turned his cellphone case over to police after it caused panic on a crowded public beach.
The black case, shaped like a handgun, was tucked in the waistband of the man’s shorts while he was at Grand Beach north of Winnipeg.
RCMP were called and responded with real rifles and Tasers.
SAN FRANCISCO—Public urination has gotten so bad in San Francisco that the city has painted nine walls with a repellant paint that makes pee spray back on the offender.
ASUNCION, Paraguay — An 11-year-old girl who was denied an abortion after being raped gave birth Thursday, the culmination of a case that put a spotlight on child rape in this poor South American nation and drew criticism from human rights groups.
ALTOONA, Pa.—Police say dogs trying to get at a box of cupcakes left on top of a stove apparently started a small fire in a Pennsylvania home.
The landlord tells police in Logan Township that he stopped by his tenants’ home to let out the dogs about 8 p.m. Sunday.
That’s when the landlord saw a small stovetop fire and called firefighters.
SKOPJE, Macedonia—The mystery of a baby baboon abducted from Skopje’s zoo had a bittersweet resolution: A mother says she stole it as a gift for her deaf son.
The 26-year-old woman told Dnevnik newspaper took that she lifted Luka, an 18-month-old crowd favourite, as a belated birthday present for her seven-year-old son.
EDMONTON — The furor over a New Democrat candidate’s remarks about leaving Alberta’s oilsands in the ground reflects how poorly the issue is understood, say energy experts.
To many, Toronto Centre candidate Linda McQuaig’s recent statement is just the simple fact of the matter.
Saskatchewan won’t impose restrictions on Canadians who want to buy farms in the province, but the provincial government isn’t ruling out anything else as it considers whether to change the laws governing farmland ownership, Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart said Wednesday.
KIMBERLEY, B.C.—The first hint that there might be some trouble in the Traverse family home in Kimberley, B.C., early Sunday morning came from the dog’s frantic barking.
When Niki Traverse opened her bedroom door, the pooch raced under the bed.
“Mark, he was like, ‘Don’t let the dog out. There’s coyotes, there’s bears,’” she recalled her husband saying.