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19 min ago | WASH-FM

Man Declared Dead in 1986 Found Alive

In 1977, a man went missing after a barn fire in Ontario; in 1986, with no sign of him, authorities declared Ronald Stan dead.


1 hr ago | WPXI

Newsroom to bring back typewriters ... sort of

The sound of typewriters has been brought back to the newsroom of The Times newspaper in Britain, where a speaker has been set up that broadcasts typewriter sounds, with the goal of increasing energy levels and helping reporters to meet their deadlines, according to The Independent.


5 hrs ago | KTVU Oakland

Manslaughter verdict in bizarre San Francisco slaying

A man accused of killing another man and then setting his body on fire in San Francisco's Buena Vista Park was found guilty Tuesday by a Superior Court jury of involuntary manslaughter and three other charges.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

9 hrs ago | ABC News

New York Meat Truck Driver Charged in Stinky Spill

State authorities have charged the driver of a truck that lost part of its load of expired meat outside an upstate New York mall, resulting in some irate motorists whose vehicles drove over the stinky spill.

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Related Topix: New York, Spill

Tue Aug 26, 2014

ABC News

Tortoises in Controversial Art Exhibit Removed

Three tortoises wearing iPads for a controversial Aspen, Colorado, art exhibit have been removed at a veterinarian's request because of wet, cool weather.


Related Topix: Aspen, CO


Report: Smartphones More Important Than Deodorant

Millennials' love for their smartphones could have a foul social impact. A new survey by Bank of America says 90% of people between the ages of 18 to 24 regard their phone as more important than deodorant.

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96-5 KISS FM Cleveland, OH

#IceBucketChallange On A Horse Goes Wrong

As the #IceBucketChallange continues to spread and raise awareness for ALS research people are coming up with new ways to do the challenge.


ABC News

Crested Butte to Become Bud Lite's 'Whatever' Town

Some people in normally laid back Crested Butte are not up for "Whatever" - a secretive Bud Lite plan to paint their mountain town blue and turn it into a fantasy town for an online and television ad campaign.



'Dead' Man Rescued When Family Sees Body Bag Move

A 54-year-old Brazilian man may be suffering from terminal cancer, but the docs got it wrong when they told his family he'd died of respiratory failure and multiple organ failure Saturday night.


ABC News

Bear Heads Stolen From Remote Maine Cabin

The person who broke into an off-the-grid cabin in remote western Maine didn't get away with money, jewelry or other valuables.


KICD-AM Spencer

Weird Al performs TV show songs

Weird Al Yankovic gave Primetime Emmy Awards viewers a laugh on Monday as he took the stage to perform parodies of the themes from nominated shows "Mad Men," "Scandal," "Homeland," "Modern Family" and "Game of Thrones."


Related Topix: 'Weird Al' Yankovic, Pop/Rock


Remember Netscape browser? Class of '18 doesn't

If you want to feel old, this might do it: Madonna's daughter, Lourdes Ciccone Leon, has enrolled as a freshman at the University of Michigan.


Mon Aug 25, 2014


7 Weird Metal Gear Games You Probably Never Knew Existed

Pretty much all of us here at IGN are unreasonably excited for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain .


El Paso Times

Gold thief offers to pay for pilfered nugget

A man suspected of walking out of a Juneau, Alaska, jewelry store with a gold nugget worth nearly $5,000 developed a conscience and paid for it - after his image was distributed by police through a "crime stoppers" program.

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Related Topix: Juneau, AK

The Arizona Republic

Maine lobsterman catches rare blue lobster

A Maine lobsterman says he and his 14-year-old daughter caught a one-in-two-million crustacean: a blue lobster.

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Related Topix: Scarborough, ME

KMCX-FM Ogallala

Cobra's Severed Head Bites, Kills Chef

A chef killed a snake - but the snake had enough time to kill him back. Chef Peng Fan, of Guangdong Province in China, cut off the head of a spitting cobra as he prepared to dice its body for a soup, the Daily Mail reports.


KMCX-FM Ogallala

New Delicacy in Vietnam: Free-Range ... Rats

A popular new delicacy in Vietnam's isn't what you'd expect, or want to imagine: It's rats.


The Arizona Republic

Moose gets stuck in German office building

Moose gets stuck in German office building Moose gets stuck in German office building Check out this story on A moose on the loose in the eastern German city of Dresden evaded capture before getting stuck inside an office building, tantalizingly close to the canteen.


WMMS-FM Independence

New Nail Polish Will Detect Date Rape Drugs

Soon your nail polish could tell you if your drink contains date rape drugs. The innovative polish would work by changing color when it comes in contact with any date rape drug, so the wearer just has to discreetly dip her finger in her drink to test it for safety.


KGOT-FM Anchorage

After 20 Years Without Win, Slot Machine Pays $2.4M

The most popular slot machine out of 1,900 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the "Lion's Share" has had a reputation since it was installed in the '90s for boasting a sizable jackpot - thanks to no one ever having won it.


Related Topix: MGM Grand - The City of Entertainment, Gaming