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Crime

FSU student survives shooting after bullet lodges in books

FSU student survives shooting after bullet lodges in booksJason Derfuss was leaving Strozier Library about 12:25 a.m. when he heard the unmistakable sound of a gunshot just behind him.
  • Crime
  • 5 days, 6 hours ago
News

Chemist on short list for one-way mission to Mars

Chemist on short list for one-way mission to MarsTaylor Nations isn't interested in long-term relationships or starting a family. She knows that, within the next ten years, she could very well be leaving this planet and never coming back.
  • News
  • 6 days, 12 hours ago
News

Woman comes to bald eagle's rescue after mid-air battle

Woman comes to bald eagle's rescue after mid-air battleIn a Facebook post, FWC says traffic on a Sarasota road screeched to a halt as drivers witnessed an "epic mid-air battle" between two eagles. Still fighting, the two birds crash landed into a nearby muddy ditch.
  • News
  • 1 week ago
Nation

Students protest official's racially-insensitive retweet

Students protest official's racially-insensitive retweetThe tweet, sent apparently from the account of a school administrator, shows seven white girls and seven young black men at what looks like a dance.
  • Nation
  • 1 week ago
News

Ex-porn star OK'd to wear colander in DMV photo

Ex-porn star OK'd to wear colander in DMV photoA former porn star who said she intended to make a statement was allowed to wear a colander as a hat in her Utah driver's license photo.
  • News
  • 1 week ago
News

KKK hit by cyberattack after Ferguson threats

KKK hit by cyberattack after Ferguson threatsAnonymous, a network of unnamed online activists who hack as a form of protest and "cyberwarfare," has taken aim at the Ku Klux Klan.
  • News
  • 1 week ago
News

70-year mystery: WWII bomber plane still lies in NC lake

70-year mystery: WWII bomber plane still lies in NC lakeSeventy years after tragedy engulfed the small town of Badin, a World War II B-25 bomber plane and the bodies of its two pilots still rest beneath the lake's deep waters.
  • News
  • 1 week ago
News

Saints fan wanted to give ball to grandson

Saints fan wanted to give ball to grandsonIt was only a few seconds of video in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome at Sunday's Saints game, but opinions zoomed at viral speed through cyber space.
  • News
  • 1 week ago
Weird

Stolen body parts: Warrants issued for 2 Americans

Stolen body parts: Warrants issued for 2 AmericansPolice on Tuesday issued the warrants for Ryan McPherson, 31, and Daniel Tanner, 33 on charges of theft.
  • Weird
  • 1 week ago
Crime

Dog brings home sex offender's skull, U.S. marshals say

Dog brings home sex offender's skull, U.S. marshals sayThe case of a former Army specialist who escaped from federal supervision was closed Monday after officials said the sex offender's skull was found in a field two months ago.
  • Crime
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
News

Professional cuddler squeezes profits from loneliness

Professional cuddler squeezes profits from lonelinessThe business is Indy Cuddles, and it's pretty much what it sounds like. For a small fee — $35 for half an hour, $60 for an hour — Kelly will come to your home and snuggle with you.
  • News
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Weird

Polish woman pronounced dead, later wakes up in morgue

Polish woman pronounced dead, later wakes up in morgueA Polish doctor says she has been in "deep shock" since learning that a 91-year-old woman she pronounced dead woke up in a morgue several hours later.
  • Weird
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
News

Student's protest sparks debate over weighing at school

Student's protest sparks debate over weighing at schoolIreland's refusal and her mother's complaints to the school board last week sparked the school district to suspend weighing students as part of a measure to determine their body mass index, or BMI, a common health assessment tool in schools across the country.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
News

Workers remove 30 cats from Fla. house

Workers remove 30 cats from Fla. houseAnimal control officers removed 30 cats from a unattended house after first responders ventilated the home to lower the level of ammonia gas.
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  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Health

Colorado man survives rare 'internal decapitation'

Colorado man survives rare 'internal decapitation'Medically it's known Atlanto-Occipital Dislocation, which is a scientific way of saying Boyer's skull had become internally detached from his spine.
  • Health
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
News

Pregnant panhandler seen driving off in Mercedes

Pregnant panhandler seen driving off in MercedesA woman in San Diego said that she saw a pregnant woman begging for money and then drive off laughing in a Mercedes-Benz.
  • News
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Health

Out-of-network hospital care lands woman $300K bill

Out-of-network hospital care lands woman $300K billDoctors were able to save a Wisconsin woman when she went into cardiac arrest last year. The only problem is that she was brought to a hospital that wasn't part of her insurance network.
  • Health
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Weird

Tractor-trailer stuck in park, driver blames GPS

Tractor-trailer stuck in park, driver blames GPSA man who drove his tractor-trailer onto a walkway at a Milwaukee park, getting it stuck on a foot bridge, says his GPS device is to blame.
  • Weird
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
News

Ohio man says wife's remains were lost in the mail

Ohio man says wife's remains were lost in the mailThe U.S. Postal Service is trying to figure out what happened to a package containing an Ohio woman's cremated remains, which were supposed to be delivered to her husband but didn't arrive before her funeral.
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  • 1 week, 5 days ago
News

French police on the hunt for a tiger

French police on the hunt for a tigerThe town of Montevrain sent a news alert on its Facebook page Thursday saying the young tiger was spotted in the brush behind some tennis courts and a soccer field. The field is about 5 1/2 miles from the popular tourist theme park.
  • News
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Weird

Chick-fil-A manager bans slang in restaurant

Chick-fil-A manager bans slang in restaurantEric, a manager at Chick-fil-A, decided he'd had enough of the teens in his establishment using slang.
  • Weird
  • 2 weeks ago
Weird

Man trapped in Marshalls store wall for up to 3 days

Man trapped in Marshalls store wall for up to 3 daysPolice believe the man they rescued from the wall of a Marshalls store Tuesday morning had been trapped there for up to three days.
  • Weird
  • 2 weeks ago
News

Ex-wife gets nearly $1B in divorce ruling

Ex-wife gets nearly $1B in divorce rulingProving the truth of F. Scott Fitzgerald's maxim that the very rich "are different from you and me," the CEO of energy giant Continental Resources (CLR) has been ordered to pay his ex-wife nearly $1 billion in a divorce settlement.
  • News
  • 2 weeks ago
Nation

Rescuer gets plastic pumpkin off deer's head

Rescuer gets plastic pumpkin off deer's headThe deer with the plastic pumpkin on its head was rescued.
  • Nation
  • 2 weeks ago
Health

Fla. mom who survived 45 minutes with no pulse shares her story

Fla. mom who survived 45 minutes with no pulse shares her storyHer heart stopped beating for 45 minutes, and the doctors performing her cesarean section summoned her family to say goodbye.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks ago
News

Killer shrimp is Michigan's newest banned critter

Killer shrimp is Michigan's newest banned critterAn inch-long killer shrimp that rips up and eats invertebrates its own size is among a newly released list of water-dwelling creatures that are officially banned from Michigan for threatening the balance of life in the state's lakes.
  • News
  • 2 weeks ago
News

NC man drops off corpse at hospital, takes off

NC man drops off corpse at hospital, takes offAsheville police are looking for answers after they say a man dropped off a corpse at Mission Hospital, then fled.
  • News
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago