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Mass gnome theft mystifies political party

In what is likely the biggest gnome-related political scandal in history, hundreds of gnomes in Austria's western Vorarlberg state have vanished.  I know what you're thinking ..."But what do gnomes have to do with politics?" These were no ordinary gnomes, my friends, these were the Social Democratic Party of Austria's so-called "Coolmen" ...


'Full House' reunion could be in the works

Everywhere you look, it seems reunion rumors are floating around for one old show or another. Now, TV execs apparently have their eyes on the Tanner family. (Video via Nick at Nite) TV Guide had the news first, reporting executives at Warner Bros. TV are hoping to get at least some of the ...


Instagram's Hyperlapse brings pricy stabilization to phones

A new app came out Tuesday, and it’s got some folks pretty excited. Why? Because its doing away with the curse of all smartphone videos: shaky video shots. This is Hyperlapse, Instagrams new brainchild. It lets your iPhone capture the kind of footage you'd normally only get with expensive video ...

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FAA investigates drone flown over NFL game

Police questioned a man who flew a drone over the Bank of America Stadium on Aug. 17 during the Carolina Panthers-Kansas City Chiefs game. The unmanned aircraft system, or drone, had a camera mounted on it as it flew over the NFL game, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said. The CMPD ...

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40,000-year-old mammoth skeleton found on Texas farm

An almost completely intact mammoth skeleton is being excavated after it was found buried on a Texas farm in May. Wayne McEwen told the Dallas Morning News his son and grandson made the discovery while digging in a gravel pit on his property. They first unearthed one of the mammoth’s tusks, and then they just ...

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How hotels are making billions off surcharges

There might be nothing more infuriating than expecting to pay one amount and then realizing you'll have to bust out ... ahem, more. A New York University professor revealed Monday hotels are expected to charge $2.25 billion in hotel fees this year, surcharges so devoid of customer value they often make the hotels ...


Did a 911 dispatcher deny help to child locked in hot car?

WFTS: "I was just sitting there watching him get hotter and turn redder." A Tampa, Florida, mother called 911 after accidentally leaving her toddler inside the car along with the keys. He ended up locking her out. A dispatcher told her authorities couldn't help her.  SHANA DEES VIA WFTS: "My infant son is locked in the ...

Arthur M. Lewis, 89. (Photo by Jorge Milian)

Armed & dangerous: 89-year-old World War II veteran shoots armed robber

Arthur M. Lewis may be elderly, but criminals are learning the North Palm Beach man is no easy mark. The 89-year-old decorated World War II veteran foiled an armed robbery attempt Saturday afternoon at his Lake Park jewelry business that left a 44-year-old suspect with six gunshot wounds, but no ...


Celebrating National Dog Day

The country is going to the dogs. At least for today. That's because it is National Dog Day, an annual celebration honoring all of the special dogs out there, from family pets to military dogs, therapy dogs and service dogs. Colleen Paige and the other founders of National Dog Day ...

The sun sets as people gather in the park waiting for a perigee moon, also known as a supermoon, to appear in Madrid on Aug. 10, 2014.

Countdown to the end of #summerbucketlist

The summer holiday is almost over (or it's already come to an end for many unhappy students).  But there are still a few days left before the unofficial end is here.   Labor Day marks the day neighborhood pools close in many areas, and the crisp smell of fall, along ...

BEIJING, CHINA - JULY 06:  A Chinese shopper sleeps on a bed in the showroom of the IKEA store on July 6, 2014 in Beijing, China. Of the world's ten biggest Ikea stores, 8 of them are in China to cater to the country's growing middle class. The stores are designed with extra room displays given the tendency for customers to make a visit an all-day affair. Store management does not discourage shoppers from sleeping on Ikea furniture, even marking them with signs inviting customers to try them out.  (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

Have you ever been 'sleep drunk?'

Have you ever awakened disoriented, trying to figure out where you are and why you're using your cat as a pillow?  No, we don't mean after a night of tequila shots, just an everyday awakening. Well, you may have been sleep drunk. It's a thing.  Being sleep drunk means you ...

Gigantic 'Hulk' statue interrupts news flood coverage

Chicago got hit hard by some heavy flooding with cars being buried under inches of rain on Friday. One news station, however, managed to find some humor during their live coverage. A news helicopter flying over the damage in Burbank and Oat Lawn just happened to pass over a house ...

Houston Texans coach Bill O’Brien, center, Chief Operating Officer Cal McNair, right, and Houston Chronicle reporter Brian Smith, left, pour ice cold water over their head after an NFL football training camp practice Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in Houston. The three were challenged to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money for the ALS Association.

Leonardo DiCaprio, Olivia Wilde and other celebrities take the #IceBucketChallenge

It's been all over social media, taking a plunge to shine a light on Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease.   But what big name stars have taken the challenge?   >> Photos: Stars, regular folk accept their challenges Here's a sampling from the small screen, stage and even ...


Decapitated snake kills chef

Cooking apparently can be deadly, especially when one of the ingredients can, and does, fight back.  A chef who was mixing up a spitting cobra soup dish was killed with the decapitated head from the snake bit him - 20 minutes after it was removed from the snake's body, the Mirror reported. ...

#RubbleBucketChallenge: Palestinians' gritty response to #icebucket

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge hit its high water mark this summer, dousing millions of Americans and raising millions of dollars for medical research.  And although its intentions are noble, the sight of a nation pouring out an estimated 5 million gallons of water has rubbed some people the wrong way.  Take the 1.7 million Palestinians ...

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