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A Las Vegas professor shot himself on his campus to protest Trump, police say

A Las Vegas professor shot himself on his campus to protest Trump, police say

Before pulling the trigger, the professor was thoughtful.Mark J. Bird had been at the College of Southern Nevada for more than two decades in the department of human behavior. He had a feel for the rhythms of the school day, the timetables of when st...
Published: 09/23/18
Texas grandma kills 12-foot gator, says she's finally avenged her miniature horse

Texas grandma kills 12-foot gator, says she's finally avenged her miniature horse

A Texas great-grandmother thinks she's finally gotten revenge on the massive alligator that ate her miniature horse a few years ago.It took just one shot for Judy Cochran to dispatch the 12-foot, 580-pound gator at her ranch Sunday in Goodrich, the H...
Published: 09/20/18
Get ready for 'Bongzilla,' selfie frenzy at Vegas pot museum

Get ready for 'Bongzilla,' selfie frenzy at Vegas pot museum

There are plenty of places to take a selfie at a new marijuana museum in Las Vegas that has a bong so big it's been dubbed "Bongzilla"
Published: 09/20/18
Novelist who wrote about ‘How to Murder Your Husband’ charged with murdering her husband

Novelist who wrote about ‘How to Murder Your Husband’ charged with murdering her husband

Nancy Crampton Brophy seemed to have a knack for writing about the murder of spouses.The Portland-based romance novelist authored books about relationships that were "wrong" but "never felt so right," often featuring bare-chested men on the cover. In...
Published: 09/16/18
Florida man sings ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ in cop car while on journey to jail

Florida man sings ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ in cop car while on journey to jail

A Florida man belted out one of Journey’s greatest hits while being taken to jail on a drunken driving charge recently.Seth Coffey, 25, was arrested Sept. 2 on a DUI charge after he pulled his pickup in front of a deputy’s car on U.S. 1 in Indian Riv...
Published: 09/11/18
Labrador dog named Lucy saves Oregon man from sex conviction

Labrador dog named Lucy saves Oregon man from sex conviction

The discovery of a black Lab named Lucy led to the unravelling of a criminal case Monday against an Oregon man who had begun serving a 50-year prison sentence
Published: 09/11/18
Hundreds of fun-loving Philadelphia bicyclists ride nude

Hundreds of fun-loving Philadelphia bicyclists ride nude

Hundreds of fun-loving bicyclists who had been gearing up for a ride around Philadelphia have taken off _ their clothes
Published: 09/09/18
Severely weakened Denmark loses 3-0 to Slovakia

Severely weakened Denmark loses 3-0 to Slovakia

A severely weakened Denmark team containing footballers from the third tier of the national league and futsal players has lost 3-0 to Slovakia in a friendly
Updated one month ago
Suspect flees from police into toxic Florida algae - then desperately pleads for help

Suspect flees from police into toxic Florida algae - then desperately pleads for help

Within seconds of splashing into the water as he fled police, Abraham Duarte knew he had made a mistake. Soon he was retching and pleading desperately for the help of the Cape Coral, Florida, officers he had been attempting to escape, figuring that e...
Updated one month ago
Iowa DOT leader poses as 'Star Trek' captain in spoof video

Iowa DOT leader poses as 'Star Trek' captain in spoof video

The director of the Iowa Department of Transportation is boldly inviting his employees to go where they've gone many times before: a work meeting
Updated one month ago