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Shiny Porsche a 'danger'

BERLIN—German authorities have ordered a blinged-out golden Porsche off the road for being too shiny.

Hamburg's Morgenpost reported April 5 the 31-year-old driver was stopped in the northern city last week and told his Porsche Panamera, sporting a reflective gold foil finish, might blind other drivers and was a danger.

Man's wager on Tiger earns him more than $1.2M

LAS VEGAS—A Wisconsin man who claims to have never placed a bet on sports before he risked $85,000 on Tiger Woods winning the Masters is now more than a million dollars richer.

James Adducci was presented with a cheque for more than $1.2 million yesterday at a sportsbook in Las Vegas. Adducci's win represents the largest golf payout ever for sportsbook operator William Hill US.

Rhino poaching suspect trampled by elephant

JOHANNESBURG—South African police and park officials say a suspected rhinoceros poacher was trampled to death by an elephant and had his body eaten by lions.

Kruger National Park spokesman Isaac Phaahla said the man and two others were illegally hunting for rhinos in the wildlife park in southeastern South Africa last week when the elephant surprised them.

Ancient shipwreck to be made accessible to divers in Greece

STENI VALLA, Greece—Near the northern Greek island of Alonissos lies a remarkable ancient shipwreck: the remains of a massive cargo ship that changed archaeologists' understanding of shipbuilding in antiquity.

Now this spectacular find is to become the first ancient shipwreck to be made accessible to the public in Greece, including to recreational divers.