Rachel Lynn Aldrich

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French judge rules rooster can crow

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 9/05/19, 12:28 pm

A French couple filed a complaint against their neighbors two years ago claiming their rooster, Maurice, was too loud. A tribunal on Thursday rejected their argument and ordered the couple to pay the rooster’s owner, Corinne Fesseau, 1,000 euros in damages.

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Dorian leaves the Bahamas in ruins

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 9/04/19, 01:36 pm

Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Minnis on Wednesday reported seven deaths from Hurricane Dorian in his country, but the number could rise as the scope of the devastation comes more into focus. The most powerful storm to hit the Bahamas in recorded history moved into open water Tuesday after destroying or damaging thousands of homes. The U.S. Coast Guard, the British Royal Navy, and aid groups are trying to get food and medicine to survivors and move people to safety. “It’s total devastation. It’s decimated. Apocalyptic,” said Lia Head-Rigby, who helps run a local hurricane relief group.

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Walmart, Kroger add gun restrictions

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 9/04/19, 01:10 pm

Walmart and Kroger on Tuesday asked customers not to openly carry guns in their stores. Walmart also said it will stop selling handgun ammunition. Recent mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and Texas—one of them at a Walmart in El Paso—prompted the moves. Walmart plans to stop selling handguns in Alaska, the only state in which it sells them at stores. Kroger said last year it would stop selling firearms and ammunition in its Pacific Northwest Fred Meyer stores.

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