The Malta Independent 24 January 2017, Tuesday

Oddities

Seven people buried in the wrong graves at veterans' cemetery

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 06:21 Last update: about 13 hours ago Associated Press

Seven people were buried in the wrong graves at a veterans' cemetery because grave markers in one row were off by a burial plot. Veterans Affairs Director Kasim Yarn apologized on Monday for the...

Man assaults wife after dream that she was cheating

Thursday, 19 January 2017, 15:30 Last update: about 5 days ago Associated Press

Police say a Pennsylvania man tried to strangle his wife after he woke up from a dream in which she was cheating on him. Archibald police say 49-year-old Conrad Rudalavage had been drinking...

Watch: Twins delivered minutes apart have different birth years

Tuesday, 3 January 2017, 06:39 Last update: about 21 days ago Associated Press

Twins delivered 10 minutes apart at an Arizona hospital over the New Year's weekend have different birth years. Phoenix TV station KNXV-TV reports that parents Holly and Brandon Shay welcomed...

Oh, snap! Crocodile bites French tourist at Thai park

Monday, 2 January 2017, 10:32 Last update: about 22 days ago Associated Press

A French tourist who tried to have her picture taken with a crocodile in Thailand was injured when the reptile snapped at her when she got too close. The woman, who is in her 40s, suffered a...

Watch: Vandalised Hollywood sign briefly reads 'HOLLYWeeD'

Monday, 2 January 2017, 08:04 Last update: about 22 days ago Associated Press

No, Los Angeles residents, it wasn't your hangovers playing tricks on you. The Hollywood sign really did read "HOLLYWeeD" for a few hours on New Year's Day. Police were investigating Sunday after...

AP EXPLAINS: What is Boxing Day and how did it get its name?

Monday, 26 December 2016, 16:24 Last update: about 29 days ago Associated Press

In Britain and other countries like Australia and Canada, the day after Christmas is a secular national holiday known as Boxing Day. Here's a brief look at some theories about how the holiday got its...

Christmas cards get holy touch with Bethlehem postmark

Sunday, 25 December 2016, 08:35 Last update: about 30 days ago Associated Press

Instead of mailing her Christmas cards from her local post office, Sherry Wareing drove 20 miles roundtrip to a small post office in a White Mountains town of about 2,500. Convenience didn't...

Woman dies after tree falls on wedding party

Sunday, 18 December 2016, 06:33 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

A woman was killed and five others were injured when a large eucalyptus tree fell on a wedding party taking photographs at a Southern California park Saturday, authorities said. Several people...

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