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New Zealand’s lost penguin faces long swim home

An Emperor penguin found in New Zealand will be released into the ocean when fully fit so it can swim the 3,000 kilometres (1,900 miles) home to Antarctica, wildlife experts said Wednesday. The penguin, nicknamed “Happy Feet”, was found wandering on a beach near Wellington last week and was taken…

Top medic operates on New Zealand’s ‘lost’ penguin

WELLINGTON (AFP) – One of New Zealand’s top surgeons was enlisted to operate on an ailing Emperor penguin found on a beach near Wellington, some 3,000 kilometres (1,900 miles) from its Antarctic home. More used to dealing with sick humans than poorly penguins, surgeon John Wyeth on Monday performed a…

‘Happy Days’ actors sue CBS for $40 million

LOS ANGELES — Five actors from “Happy Days” are suing CBS for $40 million over profits from merchandise related to the hit 1970s US television series, according to court documents. The show, which followed the exploits of Fonzie (Henry Winkler) and Richie (Ron Howard), went off the air more than…

California mom sues McDonald’s over Happy Meals

LOS ANGELES — A mother-of-two from California launched a class-action lawsuit against McDonald’s, claiming the toys given out with Happy Meals unfairly lure kids into eating unhealthy food. Monet Parham is spearheading the suit backed by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), aimed at stopping the fast-food…

McDonald’s furious after San Francisco bans Happy Meals

LOS ANGELES — Fast food giant McDonald’s said Wednesday it was “extremely disappointed” at a ruling by San Francisco authorities banning high-calorie Happy Meals, which entice children to eat with free toys. The response came after the Californian city’s board of supervisors voted to forbid restaurants from giving gifts with…

Happy Hour over: Fundraising firm drops Bachmann

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), who can’t seem to hold onto a chief of staff for more than a year at a time, has now lost her fundraising firm as well. According to a report which first appeared in Roll Call on Wednesday, “The Gula Graham Group, a Republican fundraising and…

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