The woman was unhappy with the ears of her rabbit
A woman dialled 999 because a rabbit she bought via a newspaper advert did not have floppy ears, Central Scotland Police have said.
The force is urging the public not to dial 999 unless they are faced with a genuine emergency.
The reminder comes after operators, who receive 34,000 999 calls a year, said the number was being dialled for "wholly inappropriate reasons".
Federal Workers Owe Billions in Delinquent Taxes
The Internal Revenue Service is trying to collect billions of dollars in late taxes from nearly half a million federal employees and retirees that did not pay more than $3.5 billion in taxes owed last year.
The agency with the most delinquent employees was the U.S. Postal Service. Nearly 4.2 percent of its 747,000 workers are delinquent.
The IRS would not provide comparable data for the general population.
The Executive Office of the President, which includes the White House, has 58 employees who did not pay more than $319,000. More than 1,000 Capitol Hill workers are on the list.
Cell Phone Ban for California Operators
The state's top rail safety regulator said Monday he would seek an emergency order banning train operators from using cell phones, as federal investigators sought to determine whether the engineer of a commuter train was text messaging before a crash that killed 25 people.
Michael Peevey, president of the California Public Utilities Commission, said some railroad operators have policies prohibiting the personal use of cell phones, but they're widely ignored."Our order would make it the law and we'll go after violators. We owe it to the public," he said.
A check-up by the check-out
Dentist opens supermarket surgery.
A dental surgery has opened in a supermarket in Greater Manchester. Sainsbury's say that the private dentist clinic in its Sale branch is the first in a supermarket in the UK. It will be open seven days a week and follows the opening of a GP surgery at a Sainsbury's supermarket at Heaton Park, Manchester, in March.