The 18-year-old son of Swedish prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt took to Twitter yesterday to announce his surprising new vocation: Flipping burgers at the Kungsgatan, Stockholm, branch of McDonald’s.

“A little work will be fun! Feels really good,” tweeted Gustaf Reinfeldt, telling his followers to “drop by and have a hamburger.”

Reached for comment, a spokeswoman for McDonald’s told Nyheter24 “[i]t doesn’t matter who you are or what you are called. He is a team member and we don’t comment on these thing.”

“I call myself a feminist. Isn’t that what you call someone who fights for women’s rights?” —the Dalai Lama XIV

40 years after he parachuted into the wilderness, the cold case of D.B. Cooper, the infamous hijacker of Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 305, is being re-opened thanks to a “promising lead” from a woman claiming to be the man’s niece.

Marla Cooper says she believes her uncle, a man she knew as Lynn Doyle Cooper, is the same wanted fugitive who skyjacked a Seattle-bound Boeing 727, collected $200k in ransom, and jumped out of the plane into a storm never to be heard from again.

The FBI is using a guitar strap provided by Cooper to match her uncle’s fingerprints to those found aboard the aircraft. Concurrently, the feds are looking for any evidence that may link L.D. Cooper to that fateful Thanksgiving Eve flight.

Incidentally, Cooper is writing a book about her supposed family ties to the legendary man of mystery, but says this was not what motivated her to come forward now, 12 years after Lynn Doyle died.

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In what may be a rather tactless promotion for the next Saw film and/or 30 Minutes or Less, an 18-year-old girl from upscale Burrawong Avenue in the Sydney suburb of Mosman was freed from a “very elaborate” collar bomb shortly after midnight local time after been trapped in it for 10 hours.

According to a police report, a balaclava-clad intruder broke into Madeleine Pulver’s multimillion-dollar home, and attached a device to her before fleeing.

Pulver told police the stranger left behind a ransom note. It is believed that Madeleine, the daughter of businessman Bill Pulver, was the victim of an extortion plot.

There had been no contact between Pulver and her parents during the ordeal, nor had the intruder attempted to re-establish contact.

“The important thing, ladies and gentlemen, is the young lady is safe,” said Assistant Commissioner Mark Murdoch following the scare’s conclusion. Australian Federal Police and the British military were called in to advise while bomb technicians “[came] to grips” with the “very sophisticated device.”

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