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Vigilantes correct punctuation on Ecuador graffiti
Ben Hooper
QUITO, Ecuador, March 6 (UPI) -- A group of grammar-minded graffiti vigilantes in Ecuador are using red paint and the cover of night to correct punctuation on the streets of the capital.

Salvation Army uses #TheDress to fight violence against women
Ben Hooper
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, March 6 (UPI) -- The South African wing of the Salvation Army is seeking to harness the power of social media by using #TheDress in an anti-violence against women campaign.

'Sled Free or Die:' Sled-In protests ban on Capitol Hill
Ben Hooper
WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- Children and adults protested a ban on sledding at Washington's Capitol Hill with a "Sled-In" event under the rallying cry, "Sled Free or Die."

'Crazy' badger puts Swedish hotel on lockdown
Ben Hooper
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, March 6 (UPI) -- A luxury hotel in the Swedish capital was on lockdown early Friday due to "a crazy or stressed-out badger" refusing to let anyone near the door, police said.

Police: 911 caller accused wife of stealing his cocaine
Ben Hooper
ALLIANCE, Ohio, March 6 (UPI) -- Police in Ohio said they arrested a man who called 911 to accuse his wife of stealing his stash of cocaine.

Boy, 11, came to school dressed as Christian Grey
Ben Hooper
MANCHESTER, England, March 6 (UPI) -- A British mother said her 11-year-old son was left out of his school's World Book Day photos when he dressed as 'Fifty Shades of Grey' character Christian Grey.

Carowinds roller coaster is taller than Statue of Liberty
Danielle Haynes
CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 5 (UPI) -- The Carowinds amusement park in Charlotte, N.C., is showing off its brand-new roller coaster with a stomach-turning virtual ride on the Fury 325.

Applebee's beats lawsuit claiming fajitas burned man while praying
Ben Hooper
WESTAMPTON, N.J., March 5 (UPI) -- A New Jersey appeals court rejected a lawsuit from a man who alleged he suffered burns from his Applebee's fajita when he bowed his head to pray.

Fighter pilot passes a Snickers using gravity
Ben Hooper
WASHINGTON, March 5 (UPI) -- A video posted to YouTube shows a fighter pilot use the power of gravity to pass Snickers bar to his copilot.

Teacher jailed for showing students graphic film
Ben Hooper
COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 5 (UPI) -- An Ohio judge sentenced a former substitute teacher to 90 days in jail for showing high school students a movie containing graphic sex and violence.