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Wife imprisons husband in shack
Pablo Tamariz Coraquillo was allegedly treated like a prisoner, chained up and left starving inside a wooden shack by his wife.
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Police: Woman kills husband, buries body under manure pile
State police say they've charged a 48-year-old woman with killing her husband and burying his body under a manure pile on the couple's western New York farm.
Astronaut Chris Hadfield (Bethany Clarke, 2013 Getty Images)
'Space Oddity' astronaut to release album
Chris Hadfield, the astronaut who became the first man to shoot a music video in outer space, has set his sights on the album charts after recording new material with Barenaked Ladies and Ron Sexsmith.
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Beaver blamed for knocking out power to thousands in Maine
A beaver is being blamed for knocking out power to thousands of electric customers in eastern Maine.
File photo of Canada geese flying in the sky. (David McNew, Getty Images)
Are you honking at me? Goose commandeers parking lot
There's a lot of honking going on at a suburban New York parking lot. And it's not coming from the drivers.
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Doctors: Pope should eat less pasta
Doctors have warned that Pope Francis should eat less pasta and exercise more to lose a little weight.
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Baggage handler fired after falling asleep in cargo hold of plane
A baggage handler who fell asleep inside the cargo hold of an Alaska Airlines jet made a desperate 911 call pleading for the plane to stop.
Pen stabbing delays Southwest flight 
Flight rage got real on a flight from Chicago to New Hampshire when a passenger who fell asleep before the plane left midway airport was stabbed repeatedly with a pen by his seat mate.
How does a Candied Bacon Cinnamon Roll Burger sound? 
If you love bacon and cinnamon rolls then this burger is for you!
Study finds number of middle & high school students using e-cigarettes more than doubled between 2011 and 2012.
Report: High school smoking fell as e-cigarette use boomed
A new government report shows smoking by teens hit a new low last year while the popularity of electronic cigarettes and water pipes boomed.
Mother loses custody of kids after drug-fueled naked twister party 
Georgia mother Rachel Lehnardt has been arrested for allegedly hosting a party for her underage daughter that included drugs, alcohol, and a game of naked twister.
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TSA agents fired for alleged passenger groping scheme
Two security screeners at Denver International Airport have been fired after an investigation found that they manipulated passenger screening systems to allow one of them to grope male passengers.
File photo of an emperor penguin chick. (Mike Aguilera, SeaWorld San Diego via Getty Images)
Abandoned penguin chick making progress
An abandoned penguin chick, who was left by its parents at birth, has made an incredible recovery.
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Woman records tarantula attack
A woman videoed her pet tarantula trying to sink its huge fangs into her hand.
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Man vomits after Quarter-Pounder eating contest
Footage shows the moment a young City trader ate eight Quarter Pounders and then threw up, after being challenged by his colleagues.
An older-model Acura Integra is seen in a parking lot July 19, 2005 in Morton Grove, Illinois. Acura's Integra toped the most stolen car list of 2004.  (Tim Boyle, Getty Images)
Authorities: Man stole car so he could make court appearance
Authorities say a northern New Jersey man stole his friend's car so he could get to a court appearance.
IKEA  (Stephen Chernin, Getty Images)
Ikea Beijing urging shoppers to stop snoozing in store
Ikea in Beijing are clamping down on sleepy shoppers napping on display beds despite previously welcoming nappers.
A Red Bull energy drink. (Joe Raedle)
Teachers blame energy drinks for hyperactive pupils
Teachers have issued a warning suggesting that far too many pupils are staying up late on a school night and then relying on energy drinks.
Bob Geldof and Midge Ure are seen at the Live 8 Edinburgh concert at Murrayfield Stadium on July 6, 2005 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Scott Barbour, Getty Images)
Geldof to marry in same church where ex-wife's, daughter's funerals held
Bob Geldof is set to wed his long term girlfriend Jeanne Marine in the same church where the funerals of his daughter Peaches and ex-wife Paula Yates were held, according to a U.K. report.
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Burger King to pay for Springfield area couple's wedding
Burger King has offered to pay the expenses and provide gifts for the wedding of a Springfield area couple with an interesting connection to the fast-food restaurant chain.
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Teacher 'disappears' to prank students on April Fools Day
A math teacher managed to disappear into his computer screen and pranked his entire class of students.
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Canadians make 2,000-mile trip for Kentucky Fried Chicken
Two thousand miles might seem like a long way to go for fried chicken.
Maine woman holds essay contest for 47 acres of woods
A Maine woman wants to give away the 47 acres of woodlands she owns in the town of Whitefield to the person who can best put into words what they intend to do with the property.
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Police: Couple faces charges for stealing bats with stroller
Authorities say they have issued arrest warrants for a Philadelphia couple who used a baby stroller to steal high-end baseball bats in southern New Jersey.
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Court: NYC woman can serve divorce papers via Facebook
A judge has given a New York City woman permission to file for divorce from her elusive husband via a Facebook message.
Las Vegas seeks presidential debate action
Las Vegas tourism officials want to host a presidential debate during the 2016 campaign.
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Mushrooms look like tiny people
A new species of fungus resembles tiny human beings, with fleshy heads, arms and legs.
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Computer creates faces of most beautiful people
An e-fit computer, which is normally used to draw pictures of wanted criminals, has been used to create images of "the most beautiful man and woman in the world."
Felt Bicycles is recalling about 1,550 of its 2011 Felt Adult bicycles because the bicycle's fork can break, causing the rider to lose control, fall and suffer injuries. (CPSC)
Cyclist fills pothole with flowers
Sara Griffin, a cyclist, was furious when workers failed to deal with potholes near her home in Edinburgh, Scotland, so she decided to fix the problem herself.
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Kitten + balloons = viral video
Kara Osbak uploaded a clip of her kitten in a room with a load of balloons to, and it quickly went viral.
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Falling headstone kills man, 74, at Pennsylvania cemetery
A Pennsylvania man is dead after a headstone fell on him while he and his wife were decorating a relative's grave for Easter.
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Baby filmed clapping in womb
A couple were astounded when they discovered their unborn child was clapping along to music in the womb.
(Francois Durand, 2006 Getty Images)
Model wears corset 23 hours per day
Aleira Avendano, a model from Caracas, Venezuela, achieves her minuscule 20-inch waist by wearing a corset 23 hours a day.
Nekama, a baby North Chinese leopard, emerges from a basket at her official presentation to the media at Tierpark zoo on March 15, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. Nekama was born on January 7, 2011 and currently weighs 4.5 kg.  (Sean Gallup, Getty Images)
Firefighters called to lure leopard from tree
Firefighters in India were shocked when they were called to rescue a cat from a tree only to discover it was a leopard.
(Eliot J. Schechter, Getty Images/file)
Tortoise has new shell made by 3D printer
After Cleopatra the tortoise had her protective shell damaged through poor nutrition, a 3D printer helped save the animal.
One Direction (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Hysterical One Direction fans start self-harming craze
One Direction fans are in a frenzy after Zayn Malik vacated the band and some are responding in more extreme manners than others.
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Million-dollar chess tournament coming to Vegas
Las Vegas has been home to many big-money tournaments, but one coming to the Strip next month is the first of its kind.
Celebrity Birthdays
Folk singer Woody Guthrie, B.1912
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Canadian tourist gets more than he bargained for with selfie
A Canadian tourist thought it would be a good idea to get a selfie near some rail tracks near the Inca trail in Peru. But that decision left him scratching his head after the train's conductor went by.
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China Daily: ‘Quality of arable land is worrying’
Pollutants in more than 16 percent of Chinese soil exceed national standards, an official report shows. For arable farmland, the percentage increases to almost 20 percent, which officials have called extremely worrying.
The decor village of Mos Espa is one of Tunisia’s highest cultural heritage sites, and is of high importance to the local economy and global culture
Tunisia trying to save Star Wars Tattoine set from sand erosion
Tunisian officials are reaching out to Star Wars fans to help them save the set of Tatooine from sinking into the desert.
What was Vegas like during WWII? Former Nev. Senator Richard Bryan talks about his experience growing up in the city 
Richard Bryan has a lengthy resume when it comes to serving this city and state as a former Governor, U.S Senator, and Attorney General. This week he shares with News 3 and friend, Sherry Beatty, a personal look at growing-up as a child in Las Vegas during the 1940s.
What's the best frozen pizza? Consumer Reports has the answer 
Americans spent more than $3 billion last year on frozen pizzas, but how tasty are the offerings in our store freezers?
Florida sewer workers rake through sewage to find missing wedding ring 
When Tequesta's Shannon Harrigan gives her young son a bath, it can be an adventure. But this week, bath time turned into a nightmare when her ring slipped off her finger and into the drain.
Video showing Hawthorne, Calif. police kill dog and handcuff man goes viral, sparking anger online
A Youtube video gone viral shows police in Hawthorne, California shooting and killing a man's dog after handcuffing the man, who appears to have been filming a police raid using a cell phone.
Are you suggesting coconuts migrate?
Coconuts are migrational – sort of. They don’t exactly travel back and forth between different climates season by season, but they are quite capable of getting around.


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