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28 min ago | KQJK

Lions Take on Crocodile In African Reserve

A pack of lions got into a fight with an angry crocodile at the Samburu National Reserve in Kenya.


Related Topix: Kenya, Africa, World News

2 hrs ago | ABC News

Los Angeles Port Welcomes Massive Rubber Duck

A 60-foot-tall rubber duck sailed into port Wednesday to kick off the Tall Ships Festival LA.


Wed Aug 20, 2014

US News & World Report

George W. Bush takes ice bucket challenge

Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next.


Related Topix: W., George Bush

ABC News

Police Seek Mystery Pair in Selfies After Burglary

Authorities are looking for two people whose selfies appeared in the online storage account of a Southern California burglary victim.


Related Topix: Los Angeles County, CA

CBS Local

Man Pleads Guilty To Killing Woman, Hiding Body In Car

A man accused of killing two women and hiding their bodies in cars found at Twin Cities area impound lots has pleaded guilty to one of the crimes.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime


86-year-old Utah woman writes romance novel

An 86-year-old Utah woman became a first-time novelist by writing a steamy romance novel about a bored housewife.

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Reevely: The strange rush to ban e-cigarettes

In this April 23, 2014, file photo, an electronic cigarette is demonstrated in Chicago.


Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic)

NBC New York

Navy Sailboat Put on Auction Block for $25

As part of a government liquidation, the U.S. Department of Defense is auctioning off a 50-foot sailboat to the highest bidder.


Tue Aug 19, 2014

NBC New York

Man Shows Up for Jail in T-shirt With Picture of His Mug Shot

A Maine man, who reported for a 48-hour jail sentence on Aug. 8, showed up wearing an orange T-shirt with a picture of his mug shot from his arrest on it.


USA Today

Kuchar healthy again after bizarre back injury

Chalk this up to one of the more bizarre injuries in golf. Matt Kuchar missed the final major of the year when his back locked up on him from having to sit too long in traffic.


Related Topix: More Sports, Golf, PGA Golf, Matt Kuchar, Golfers, PGA Championship, Ryder Cup, Jason Dufner, Tiger Woods

The Republic

Review: 'Love Is Strange" is tender, meandering

A gay couple who have been together for almost four decades are separated - at least physically - by factors beyond their control in "Love Is Strange," the latest tender and meandering exploration of human relationships from indie darling Ira Sachs .


Related Topix: Keep the Lights On, Drama Movies, Forty Shades of Blue, Wedding

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Weird sea critters invade West Coast beaches

Thousands of strange sea creatures are washing ashore on California beaches, puzzling tourists and thrilling scientists quick to explain the phenomenon.


Related Topix: Long Beach, CA, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Oxnard, CA

HOT 107.9

Why Birds Are Igniting in Midair Over California

A cutting-edge solar technology in California's Mojave Desert may have a bit too much cut.


Related Topix: BrightSource Energy, Startups

WHAM-AM Rochester

The Next Trend? Try a 'Facekini'

Looking for hot new beachwear before the summer fades away? Then you might - or, let's face it, might not - try a facekini, one of those colorful masks that drew attention on Chinese beaches in 2012, Global Post reports.


Related Topix: Chinese-American, Asian-American


Alabama hunters haul in 1,000-pound gator

A group of Alabama hunters is celebrating the catch of a lifetime: A 15-foot-long alligator weighing more than 1,000 pounds.

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Related Topix: Outdoor Recreation, Wildlife

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Crocodile named 'Michael Jackson' is shot dead after killing man in front of his wife

The 57-year-old man was attacked by the salt water crocodile after reportedly entering a river in Australia's Northern Territory in order to free his fishing line The 57-year-old man was attacked by the salt water crocodile after entering a river in Australia's Northern Territory in order to free his fishing line.


100.3 The Buzzard

Alabama hunters killed a massive 15-foot alligator over weekend.

A group of Alabama hunters are celebrating the catch of a lifetime: A 15-foot-long alligator weighing more than 1,000 pounds.


Related Topix: Wildlife, Outdoor Recreation

WONE-AM Dayton

Donald Miller disappeared in the 1980s, was declared dead, returned last year.

Though very much alive, Donald Miller Jr. is still legally a dead man ... and yet now his daughters are being hit up for $47,000 in Social Security benefits they received as teens because of his death, the AP reports.


Related Topix: Personal Finance, Social Security

KOGO-AM San Diego

Guy's License Suspended... Over 1981 Ticket

When Kevin Berry was pulled over in Portland recently, he thought he was about to get a speeding ticket.


WJIZ-FM Albany

If nothing else, it's an inventive solution for separated lovers.

Move over, Romeo and Juliet: Texas brings us the tale of star-crossed lover Alicia Walicke, whose boyfriend the AP reports is the current resident of one of the nation's fine penal institutions.

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