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Man eats parts of prison cell
Lamont Cathey has cost the state of Illinois $1.3 million by eating parts of his prison cell.
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Illinois couple welcomes their 100th grandchild
A western Illinois couple recently celebrated the birth of their 100th grandchild.
Documents found at Osama Bin Laden's compound released 
Four years after a U.S. military raid took his life, we are getting our closest look yet into the mind of Osama Bin Laden.
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Video Vault | Jimmy Chagra, Part 1: Gambler and Drug-Smuggler 
Jimmy Chagra was based out of his hometown of El Paso, but loved the Las Vegas lifestyle so much he bought a mansion here. So where did all that gambling money come from?
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Students discover they are sisters after taking same writing class
Two students at New York's Columbia University discovered they had more in common than the writing class they were taking after learning they are part of the same family.
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Beaver goes shopping in Alaska
A beaver stunned shoppers at a hardware store in Alaska on Friday after it was spotted taking a stroll through the store.
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Video shows substitute teacher using belt on students
A substitute teacher has been removed from the classroom after a video surfaced showing him using a belt on students.
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Vienna's gay-themed traffic signals to stay permanently
Vienna's gay-themed pedestrian traffic lights are here to stay.
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The Edge bounces back after stage fall
U2's The Edge is nursing cuts and scrapes after falling off stage during the opening show of the band's world tour in Canada on Thursday night.
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Bear buries woman alive to eat her later
Russian media reports suggest that a woman was attacked and buried alive by a bear while she walked her dog.
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Rat droppings, urine: Police warn of fake makeup dangers
The City of London police have issued a warning about the health risks posed by counterfeit makeup.
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Police: NY man enraged by lack of mac 'n cheese on Turnpike
State police have cited a New York man for allegedly becoming enraged when he couldn't get macaroni-and-cheese at a Pennsylvania Turnpike rest stop.
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Vienna traffic signals go red and green, gay and straight
Some Vienna pedestrian traffic lights are suddenly not only red or green. They're also gay or straight.
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Police: Don't chase bears while drunk and wielding a hatchet
Police in Massachusetts have some sage advice: Don't go chasing after bears while drunk and armed with nothing more than a dull hatchet.
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In Detroit, Jewish cemetery survives within GM auto plant
Beth Olem Cemetery is like many aging, final resting places, with assorted tombstones in varying condition, sizes and styles, surrounded by a brick wall and iron gate.
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Austrian letter carriers: 1 bag for mail, 1 for dog treats
Austrian letter carriers have recently begun carrying a second bag — and it's not because of mail overload.
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Seattle police: No charges for man stuck in basketball hoop
Seattle police say they aren't pursuing charges against a shirtless man with a hammer who managed to get himself stuck in a basketball hoop.
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Cops: Student spit and put window cleaner in roommates' food
Police say a University of South Carolina student has been arrested after her roommates set up a camera and caught her spitting and putting window cleaner in their food.
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Scientists develop breakthrough Alzheimer's drug
Scientists at the University of California believe they have developed a breakthrough drug which can prevent symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.
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Man hangs up on pope -- twice
Franco Rabuffi hung up on Pope Francis twice because he could not believe the Pontiff could be calling him.
A customer samples freshly-brewed espresso at Bonanza Coffee Roasters on January 24, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. Bonanza founder Kiduk Reus is among a growing number of so-called third wave artisinal coffee bean roasters who are finding a niche market in Europe and the USA for their carefully-crafted and expensive coffee. Reus insists that the cast iron parts, the slow-roasting abilities and hands-on controls of his flame-roasting, refurbished 1918 Probat machine allow him to develop the most flavour from his carefully selected beans. (Sean Gallup, 2011 Getty Images)
Italian astronaut brews, sips first fresh espresso in space
The International Space Station is finally serving up fresh Italian espresso.
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!
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.
Las Vegas seeks presidential debate action
Las Vegas tourism officials want to host a presidential debate during the 2016 campaign.
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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.
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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.
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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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