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McDonald's gives pranksters $50,000
Jevh Maravilla/Twitter via CNN
September 21, 2018 - 6:29 pm
By Andrea Diaz, CNN (CNN) -- They just wanted fries and to see some diversity on the posters at McDonald's, but their prank made them $50,000 richer. Jevh Maravilla, the college student who faked an promotional poster and hung it up at the fast-food restaurant in Pearland, Texas, along with his...
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Maine Lobster
Sherry Young/Dreamstime.com
September 19, 2018 - 11:05 pm
SOUTHWEST HARBOR, Maine (AP) — These lobsters are going to pot in more ways than one. A Maine lobster pound is banking on using marijuana to try to make cooking the crustaceans a little more humane. The business, Charlotte's Legendary Lobster Pound in Southwest Harbor, is owned by a registered...
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Anthony Torres was the rider caught shaving on a New Jersey Transit train in a video that went viral.
AP Photo/Matt Rourke
September 19, 2018 - 6:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A man who was mocked online after he was recorded shaving at his seat on a commuter train headed out of New York City said he was just trying to clean up after days spent in a homeless shelter. Anthony Torres, 56, told The Associated Press that the people judging him on social media...
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Seven people, most of them children, were injured when a startled camel started bucking during a Pittsburgh circus.
Ronald Smith for AP
September 17, 2018 - 7:06 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A startled camel started bucking during a circus when a child apparently threw a shovel at its feet, injuring six children and an adult and causing frightened circusgoers to flee the arena. Two children and an adult were riding the camel during an intermission at the Shrine Circus...
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bear rescued
Dawn Knutson via AP
September 15, 2018 - 12:15 pm
ROSEAU, Minn. (AP) — Firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to help free a black bear whose head was stuck in a milk can in northern Minnesota. Conservation officer Eric Benjamin with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources was called Friday about a young male bear with its head stuck in an...
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NJ Transit
KYW Newsradio
September 15, 2018 - 11:20 am
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man caught on video lathering up and giving himself a shave while riding on a New Jersey train was violating the agency's rules. A fellow rider on the Northeast Corridor line of New Jersey Transit took the video Thursday night and tweeted it . Welcome to NJ TRANSIT!!! pic...
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In this image take from video provided by WCVB in Boston, flames consume a home in Lawrence, Mass, a suburb of Boston, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018.
WCVB via AP
September 14, 2018 - 10:00 am
By Bob Salsberg, Associated Press LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Investigators were working Friday to pinpoint the cause of a series of natural gas explosions that killed a teenager, injured at least 10 others and left dozens of homes in smoldering ruins. Authorities said an estimated 8,000 people were...
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Xavier Cunningham, of Harrisonville, Mo., gives a thumbs up while recovering at the University of Kansas Hospital after surgery to remove a meat skewer that penetrated his skull from his face to the back of his head.
Shannon Miller via AP
September 12, 2018 - 3:34 pm
HARRISONVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A 10-year-old Missouri boy is recovering after he was attacked by insects and tumbled from a tree, landing on a meat skewer that penetrated his skull from his face to the back of his head. But miraculously, that's where Xavier Cunningham's bad luck ended. The skewer had...
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This photo provided by the Santa Rose County Jail in Milton, Fla., shows Joseph Maldonado-Passage, an Oklahoma zookeeper, who was indicted on federal murder-for-hire charges.
Santa Rosa County Jail via AP
September 10, 2018 - 4:25 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The operator of a Florida-based animal sanctuary says she was the target of an Oklahoma zookeeper who was indicted last week on federal murder-for-hire charges. Carole Baskin of Big Cat Rescue said she's clashed in the past with Joseph Maldonado-Passage, who goes by the...
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Dallas Apartment Shooting
(Vernon Bryant/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
September 07, 2018 - 3:41 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A white Dallas police officer who shot and killed her black neighbor and later explained that she had mistaken his apartment for her own will be charged with manslaughter, the police chief said Friday. It's not clear what the officer may have said to 26-year-old Botham Jean between...
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