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Kansas university mason finds 88-year-old note at stadium

A mason working on a Kansas university building has found a hand-written note that gives a glimpse into the lives of laborers 88 years ago
Published: 02/04/16
The Strangelove Suite: Northern Ireland sells nuclear bunker

The Strangelove Suite: Northern Ireland sells nuclear bunker

Northern Ireland is selling its Cold War-era nuclear bunker, a grass-roofed installation with room for 235 beds that sellers imagine could be transformed into a tourist attraction or blast-proof storage facility
Published: 02/04/16

Activists: Fire shelter chief for $1,000 purebred collie

The head of the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society is on leave over accusations by online activists that she paid a breeder $1,000 for a purebred collie puppy
Published: 02/04/16

Police: Cat burglar enters Vermont family's home, takes pet

Vermont State Police have arrested a 54-year-old man in connection with taking a cat from a home
Published: 02/04/16
Video shows only known US jaguar roaming Arizona mountains

Video shows only known US jaguar roaming Arizona mountains

The first publicly released video of the only known wild jaguar in the United States shows the giant cat roaming around a creek and other parts of a mountain range in southern Arizona
Published: 02/04/16

Western retirees at Thai resort busted for playing bridge

Add aging Western bridge players to the list of desperadoes in Thailand's seaside resort of Pattaya, a city rife with prostitution, corruption and gangsters
Published: 02/04/16
Mystery meat: Was it really woolly mammoth on the menu?

Mystery meat: Was it really woolly mammoth on the menu?

A Yale researcher says a lavish 1951 dinner in New York City promoted by the Explorers Club didn't actually include 250,000-year-old woolly mammoth, despite folklore
Published: 02/03/16

Prank call leads to fast-food employees smashing windows

Police in Tucson, Arizona, said pranksters convinced employees at a fast food restaurant to smash windows by pretending to be a fire suppression company
Published: 02/03/16

Ohio ex-officer rejects deal to let him keep K-9 but work unpaid

MARIETTA, Ohio – A recently retired police officer says he has rejected an offer from the southeastern Ohio city where he worked that would allow him to keep his K-9 partner Ajax if he agrees to work on a volunteer basis, according to news med...
Published: 02/03/16
Mystery meat: Was it really woolly mammoth on the menu?

Mystery meat: Was it really woolly mammoth on the menu?

A Yale researcher says a lavish 1951 Explorers Club dinner in New York City didn’t include 250,000-year-old extinct woolly mammoth, despite folklore about the event. Nor did the feast include meat from a giant ground sloth, as the menu promise...
Published: 02/03/16