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102 snakes removed from Saskatchewan home
Ben Hooper
REGINA, Saskatchewan, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Officials with a Saskatchewan wildlife center said workers and residents of a home invaded by snakes have captured 102 snakes in the house.

Police: Man used chainsaw on family vacation home
Ben Hooper
LIDKOPING, Sweden, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- A Swedish man whose parents gave their vacation home to his brother is accused of causing $98,000 in damage to the house with a chainsaw.

Experts: Dog meat festival poses rabies risks
Ben Hooper
YULIN, China, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- A group of veterinarians and lawyers are asking officials in Yulin, China, to end the annual dog meat festival due to rabies concerns.

Prison for robber who stopped for cigarette
Ben Hooper
AMBRIDGE, Pa., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- A Pennsylvania bank robber who took time out of fleeing police to get a cigarette from construction workers was sentenced to prison.

Watchdog: Sheep product passed off as goat cheese
Ben Hooper
BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- A British consumer watchdog said samples of goat cheese collected from across the country were tested and some were found to mostly contain sheep's milk.

Man apologizes for double 'wet Willy' on policeman
Ben Hooper
MANKATO, Minn., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- A U.S. Airman on leave in Minnesota said he was "sorely mistaken" when he "thought it would be incredibly funny to give a police officer a wet Willy."

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
By United Press International
UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Ebola plush toys are big sellers
Danielle Haynes
STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Ebola plush toys are selling so fast the company that makes them, Giantmicrobes, can't keep them stocked.

Bear cub takes a stroll through Oregon drug store
Aileen Graef
ASHLAND, Ore., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A one-month old bear cub surprised shoppers as he strolled through a Rite Aid pharmacy in Oregon Sunday.

Lovelorn Chinese woman lived at KFC for a week
Ben Hooper
CHENGDU, China, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A woman getting over a breakup in China nursed her broken heart by spending a week eating chicken and sleeping at a 24-hour KFC near her home.