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Girl (10) charged

A 10-YEAR-old girl has been charged for reckless driving after her mother's car crashed into a Division of Motor Vehicles office in a Denver suburb.

Police sergeant Andy Coleman said a woman parked outside the office and left her 12-year-old and 10-year-old daughters in the vehicle. Anyone 10 or older can be charged with a crime in Colorado, so police gave the girl a ticket for reckless driving

STARBUCKS 'IMITATOR'

IT was a caffeine-charged Hollywood whodunnit: who created the "Dumb Starbucks" coffee shop that started serving free drinks from the corner of a California shopping centre.

It turned out that the shop was a publicity stunt by Canadian comedian Nathan Fielder.

WEARABLE BACON

They are making bacon in so many different ways at one casino in the US that you can drink and even wear it.

The Tropicana Casino and Resort's Bacon Week in Atlantic City, New Jersey includes offbeat recipes such as bacon milkshakes and chocolate-covered bacon shaped like roses.

BALL-BEARINGS BLAST

A worker at a US ball- bearings plant where an explosion injured at least 15 people has said he heard a bang, felt a rumble and saw snow blown off the building's roof.

New Hampshire Ball Bearings machine operator Paul Clark was outside when he heard the explosion at the plant in Peterborough. Two injured people were flown to other hospitals for more treatment and the other casualties were released.

WHALE MEAT PLEAS

Two chefs have admitted serving whale meat at a Southern California restaurant that has since closed.

Kiyoshiro Yamamoto and Susumu Ueda pleaded guilty to conspiracy and other charges involving meat from endangered sei whales. Each faces up to three years in prison, along with fines and community service.

METH FOR DUMMIES

There was something unusual about three mannequin heads found inside a parcel sent from San Bernardino, California, to Hawaii – they each had two pounds of methamphetamine stuffed inside them.

Three men are facing drug charges in Hawaii. One of them has pleaded guilty at a court in Honolulu. The three men initially denied a meth-distribution charge, according to authorities.

Irish Independent