A town has announced an unusual plan to reduce crime by planting 1,200 trees. Local officials in Alief, a suburb of Houston, Texas, will spend $2 million (around €1.8 million) to plant the trees along 17 miles of road by 2025.
An old lady has been convicted of discrediting the Russian army after she said Ukraine's President Zelenskyy was a “handsome young man with a sense of humour”. Olga Slegina was detained by police in Nalchik, southern Russia, after making a comment to a waitress in a canteen at the sanato
A farmer is set for a court showdown with two police officers he accused of stealing his onions in the middle of the night. The farmer in Mislata, Spain claimed on social media that he was working in his field just after 4am on Saturday when he unexpectedly encountered a police car.
White House security yesterday swooped on an unexpected intruder — a toddler who had squeezed through its metal gates. The child has achieved the honour of becoming the first White House intruder since security was beefed up in 2019, NPR reports.
A military reservist has been arrested after allegedly applying to be a hitman on a spoof website called "rentahitman.com". Josiah Ernesto Garcia, 21, a US Air National Guardsman, faces up to 10 years' imprisonment after being charged with the use of interstate facilities in the commission of murder
A lawyer caught on a microphone disparaging a judge's ruling as "fucking bullshit" will narrowly avoid a suspension from practice. Illinois lawyer Alison Motta "continually rolled her eyes, mumbled under her breath, and made audible comments" during a criminal trial in which she was acting for the d
A software gaffe has sent irate iPhone owners in search of their lost devices to a random family home in Texas. Scott Schuster has spoken to local media about his bewilderment as people keep turning up at his front door in search of their iPhones and AirPods because Apple's "Find My iPhone" app keep
A mother of two newborn twin brothers resorted to calling the police after losing track of which was which. Sofi Rodriguez joked on Twitter that she was "mother of the year" after she took two-month-old Lorenzo and Valentín to a local police station to be fingerprinted in a bid to establish t
A motorist's "expressive honking" is not free speech protected by the US constitution, a court has ruled. San Francisco woman Susan Porter sued the state of California after she was given a ticket for "unreasonable use of a vehicle horn" after she honked around 14 times as she drove past a protest i
A man has failed in a brazen attempt to flee from police by quickly disguising himself as a supermarket worker. The 20-year-old was allegedly driving a stolen vehicle and refused to pull over for police, sparking a chase near the US city of Dearborn, Michigan.
A man who made more than £1 million selling fake vinyl records was caught after a discerning fan of The Clash complained about the poor quality of an LP. Trading standards officers investigated Richard Hutter and found he had been selling thousands of counterfeit records over a six-year period
A man who drunkenly stole a thumb from a soldier in China's famous Terracotta Army will avoid a lengthy period of imprisonment after a plea deal with US prosecutors. Michael Rohana, 29, snapped the thumb off the ancient statue during an "ugly Christmas sweater party" at The Franklin Institute in Phi
Department store John Lewis has succeeded in a court battle with an author who claimed that the retailer had copied one of her designs for its Christmas advert. The retailer's 2019 advert featured a friendly green dragon named Excitable Edgar.
Albania has accused UK authorities of persecuting one of the country's nationals who was detained on suspicion of dealing cannabis — which turned out to be harmless tea leaves. Agim Agaj, 53, was arrested, strip-searched and detained for 15 hours after police in Dorset stopped his van and spot
A man has been indicted for licking a soy sauce bottle as part of a wave of 'sushi terrorism' plaguing Japan. Ryoga Yoshino, 21 was arrested after an incident at a Kura Sushi branch in Nagoya City last month.