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1 hr ago | KRMG-AM Tulsa

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.


How to do Hyperlapse Photography

LAPD Cop: If You Don't Want To Get Shot, Don't Challenge Me

George W. Bush Just Took The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge And It's Pretty Hilarious

Watch A Tortoise Chase Down A Remote-Controlled Truck With ALL ITS MIGHT

5 hrs ago |

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)

9 hrs ago | 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.

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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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A Ph.D in chocolate? Cambridge makes it a reality

Getting ready to head off to college this fall and still not sure yet what you want to do when you grow up? Well, how about getting a PhD in chocolate? You probably think we're joking, but it's the real deal.


Related Topix: Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Science

Sun Aug 17, 2014

The Smoking Gun

Heavy Meta: Maine Man, 19, Poses For New Mug Shot Wearing T-Shirt With Photo Of His Old Mug Shot

In a marvelously meta moment, a 19-year-old last week posed for a jail booking photo while wearing a t-shirt with a reproduction of the mug shot taken of him after a June arrest for drunk driving.


Related Topix: Somerset County, ME


Captain of the corn maze: Farm honors Derek Jeter

A farm in central New Jersey carved an image of the New York Yankees captain and a thank you message to him into its five-acre corn maze.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Derek Jeter, Life, Holidays, Halloween, George Bush, W.


Woman cited for climbing into zoo's giraffe pen

Police say a California woman was cited after climbing into the giraffe exhibit at a Madison zoo and getting kicked in the face.


Related Topix: Madison, WI

The Modesto Bee

US: Living dead man's family must repay benefits

Donald Miller Jr. disappeared in the 1980s, and a death ruling in 1994 allowed his family to get Social Security benefits.


Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, Hancock County, OH