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3 hrs ago | The Modesto Bee

Bryant U. cracks down on selfies at graduation

This photo taken and provided by Ali Luthman, left, of Worcester, Mass., shows her with Bryant University President Ronald Machtley on the school's campus in Smithfield, R.I. on Friday, April 18, 2104.


7 hrs ago | The River 105.9 FM

Train driver kicks a selfie-taking teen in the head

The selfie-taking craze has gotten so out of control members of the public are taking the law into their own hands.


11 hrs ago | Sports Radio 910

British prisoner claims persecution for Jedi faith

A British prisoner is claiming he's being persecuted for his Jedi faith. He sent a letter to Inside Time saying the National Offender Management Service refused to recognize his beliefs, even though Jedi was officially recognized in the last census.


12 hrs ago | X-103

She thought she was moving one that belonged to her daughter's friend.

It might be the strangest stolen-car caper of the year, not least because the car wasn't technically stolen.

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17 hrs ago | CBS Local

Man Charged With Shooting Deputy Says He Doesn't Remember Pulling Trigger

Steven Henderson, 19, was charged Thursday with first-degree attempted murder of a peace officer as well as receiving stolen property and bringing stolen goods into the state.


21 hrs ago |

Easter butter lamb gets 'pardon' at Buffalo market

Butter sculptures in the shape of a lamb are a traditional part of Easter meals among Buffalo's large Polish-American population.


Related Topix: New York, Thanksgiving, Life, Holidays

Thu Apr 17, 2014

CBS Local

Officials: More Than 65 Heroin Distributors Charged Or Arrested In Bust Operation

State and federal officials announced Thursday that more than 65 heroin distributors have been arrested and/or charged with drug trafficking in Minnesota as part of a crackdown called "Operation Exile."


Related Topix: Drugs, Drug Enforcement Administration

ABC News

Man Fined $525 for Drink Refill at SC Hospital

A man who helped himself to a refill of his 89-cent drink at a Veterans Affairs hospital found it cost a lot more than he expected when he was fined $525.


Related Topix: Charleston, SC, North Charleston, SC

The Kansas City Star

Healing is the message of interfaith service for shooting rampage victims

Clergy of different faiths, joined by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, delivered messages of hope and healing Thursday before more than 1,300 people gathered at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park.


Related Topix: Kansas City, MO


KFC debuts fried chicken corsage for prom

Prom season is underway nationwide, and KFC is kicking things up a notch with a spicy addition to the usual date night rituals: a finger lickin' good floral mash-up.



Wayward sea lion pup found in orchard

Workers at a Central California ranch could hardly believe their eyes when they spotted a sea lion pup hopping through an almond orchard, about a mile from the San Joaquin River.


The Daily Beast

Paramount/PhotofestJust Plane Weird From accidental plane porno to...

From accidental plane porno to "prank" terrorism-this week's slate of airline-related incidents suggests air travel has hit a new altitude of bizarre.

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Related Topix: Terrorism, Twitter

Wed Apr 16, 2014


Nebraska toddler gets stuck inside claw machine

Authorities say a toddler has been reunited with his mother after employees found him playing inside a claw crane machine at a Nebraska bowling alley.

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Viral Video: Southwest Airlines flight attendant's hilarious safety announcement

For you frequent flyers out there, you probably know the safety announcements that flight attendants make by heart by now ... but you've probably NEVER heard them like this before! A Southwest Airlines flight attendant turned that boring safety speech, into a hilarious version of it ..


Related Topix: Transportation, Airlines, Southwest Airlines

720 The Voice

South Jersey dog called for jury duty

A New Jersey dog is wanted for jury duty. The owner of the five-year-old German Shepherd named "IV Griner" got a jury summons in the mail last week addressed to his four legged pooch.


Tasting With Our Eyes: Why Bright Blue Chicken Looks So Strange

There's something unsettling freakish, even about Lawrie Brown's photos of everyday meals.


Related Topix: Life, Dessert, Food, Ice Cream

NewsTalk 1230

Missing Boy Found Safe ... in Toy Claw Machine

A frantic search for a missing toddler in Lincoln, Neb., ended happily - and hilariously.


Related Topix: Lincoln, NE


Outside the Box: 6 kinda weird things I want from a new iPhone 6

It's spring, and love is in the air, but it's still full-on war in the smartphone industry.


Related Topix: iPhone

The Kansas City Star

Gunman in highway incident mouthed a powa or a booma before pointing weapon

Frazier Glenn Cross Jr., who is better known as F. Glenn Miller Jr., is charged with capital murder and with first-degree murder.


Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Yordano Ventura

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Northwest Florida Daily News

FWC: Central Florida bear attack - weird'

In 2013, more than 20 percent of the state's 6,700 bear complaints to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission came from Okaloosa, Walton and Santa Rosa counties.


Related Topix: Wildlife, Outdoor Recreation