Thai man on mend after toilet encounter with penis-biting python
A Thai man who fought off a three-metre (10-foot) python that bit his penis while he was squatting on the toilet is recovering, hospital staff said Saturday. Atthaporn Boonmakchuay was admitted after surviving the nightmare encounter with a snake hiding in the toilet plumbing at his home in Chachoengsao province east of Bangkok. "But after a while (the snake) rose from the toilet bowl and bit me," he said, explaining how he grabbed the serpent's neck to prevent it from taking him down.
Trump's San Diego rally draws more than 1,000 chanting protesters
By Emily Stephenson and Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Donald Trump brought his message of walls and deportations to the doorstep of America?s busiest border crossing on Friday as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee greeted supporters in San Diego, amid one of the largest counter-protests organized against him. The scene inside the San Diego Convention Center during Trump's speech was relatively placid, while outside demonstrators opposed to his controversy-ridden White House bid marched and chanted, carrying signs criticizing his rhetoric against illegal immigration. Waving U.S. and Mexican flags, more than 1,000 people turned out for anti-trump rallies in San Diego, a city on the U.S.-Mexico border whose San Ysidro port of entry sees nearly 300,000 people a day cross legally between the countries.
DMC: Commissioner should apologize for words about rap
NEW YORK (AP) ? Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and hip-hop icon Darryl "DMC" McDaniels says the New York police commissioner's recent comments ? where he labeled rappers as thugs following a shooting at a hip-hop concert ? are disrespectful and that the commissioner should apologize to rappers like Chuck D, Will Smith and Kendrick Lamar ? performers whose songs do not promote violence and negative images.
Search for abducted teen moves to Northern California coast
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) ? Authorities on Friday narrowed their frantic search for a missing teenager to a remote area about 65 miles from where she was last seen being dragged by an armed acquaintance who later died in a gun battle with police.
Cleveland Cavaliers beat Toronto Raptors to reach NBA finals
LeBron James scored 33 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers booked their place in the NBA finals with a 113-87 victory over the Toronto Raptors. James contributed six assists and 11 rebounds as the Cavs completed a 4-2 series victory to advance to the finals for a second year running. The Cavaliers will face either the Golden State Warriors or the Oklahoma City Thunder in next week's finals.
Green legacy of WWI carnage: the riches of Verdun forest
The little blue flowers that have grown for a century now in France near the graves of the war dead at Douaumont can easily be mistaken for local forget-me-nots. "They call it the blue-eyed grass from Montana," says Patrice Hirbec of the National Forests Office (ONF). Sisyrinchium montanum, best known simply as American blue-eyed grass, is part of a rich legacy left by the carnage of World War I in France's Forest of Verdun: a unique mix of flora and fauna.
Ex-'Glee' star Mark Salling indicted on child-porn charges
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Urias allows 3 runs in 2 2/3 innings in big league debut
Argentine court sentences ex-dictator for Operation Condor
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) ? Argentina's last dictator and 14 other former military officials were sentenced to prison for human rights crimes, marking the first time a court has ruled that Operation Condor was a criminal conspiracy to kidnap and disappear people across international borders.