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Americans breath a sigh of relief as Raccoon conquers skyscraper

WASHINGTON: America breathed a sigh of relief on Wednesday after a scruffy brown raccoon was captured safe and sound following a perilous climb up a skyscraper in the northern state of Minnesota. Thousands of Twitter users followed the escapades of the raccoon on Tuesday as it slowly inched up the side of the UBS Plaza building in St. Paul, Minnesota. Minnesota Public Radio reporters and occupants of the building posted pictures and updates on the animal -- dubbed the #MPRraccoon -- as it scaled the rough surface of…

US woman pleads guilty to killing boyfriend in YouTube stunt

MINNESOTA: A 20-year-old mother of two in Minnesota has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting her boyfriend during a botched YouTube stunt, believing he would be shielded by a thick book. Monalisa Perez pleaded guilty last week to second-degree manslaughter and agreed to serve a six-month sentence, according to media reports. Perez and 22-year-old Pedro Ruiz were recording the stunt in June for their YouTube channel. Ruiz convinced Perez to shoot him at close range with a pistol, while he held a thick book in front of…

In pictures: Man grows world’s largest carrot in Minnesota

MINNESOTA: A man has set a world record by growing the largest carrot in his second attempt. Christopher Qualley earned a spot in the Guinness World Record Book with a massive 22.44-pound carrot grown at his farm in Otsego, Minnesota. Qualley intentionally set out to grow the world's largest carrot and credited and said "soil, seed, weather and a little luck" were the keys to his success. "I am relatively new to this hobby and my strategy was to imitate what all of the experienced growers across the world were…

When US police punish violators with Justin Bieber commercial

MINNESOTA: Minnesota Police earlier announced that anyone apprehended over driving under influence will be subject you to that Justin Bieber Super Bowl Commercial the entire way to jail. The punishment was announced by the police department Wyoming city in the state of Minnesota . The police department stated, “If you drive drunk tonight we're going to subject you to that Justin Bieber Super Bowl Commercial the entire way to jail.” If you drive drunk tonight we're going to subject you to that Justin Bieber…

Prince to be celebrated at Paisley Park one year after death

NEW YORK: Influential pop star Prince will be celebrated over a four-day festival at his Paisley Park Studios compound in Minnesota on the first anniversary of his death, organisers said on Monday. "Celebration 2017" will take place from April 20-23, with tickets starting at $499 for the four-day event that will include artists such as Prince's band, The Revolution; Morris Day; and another Prince band, 3RDEYEGIRL. More artists will be announced at later dates. Prince, known for songs including "Purple Rain" and "When…