• Thieving monkey bound and caged in India's Mumbai

    The captured monkey, its arms tied tightly behind its back, sits crouched over in a Mumbai residential colony trying with its teeth to untie the cord bound around its ankles. It was one of three or four monkeys to have been tearing around the community in the western city's Sion area and residents…

    AFP
  • Is This Ancient Greek ‘Laptop’ Proof That Time Travel Is Real?

    A statue showing a young girl holding up what appears to be a laptop - complete with USB ports - has sparked a frenzy among conspiracy theorists. ‘I am not saying that this is depicting an ancient laptop computer,’ said YouTuber StillSpeakingOut. In the gallery’s description, the object is…

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  • Roger The Kangaroo Is Back And He’s Showing Off His Guns Again

    Roger the buff Kangaroo is back - and it looks like he has been working out. The muscly marsupial bounced to fame last year when he was discovered at a kangaroo sanctuary in Alice Springs, a remote town in Australia’s Northern Territory. Roger, unsurprisingly, was dubbed “Kangaroo Dundee”.

    David Harding
  • Doctor gets 30 years to life for prescription drug deaths

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles-area doctor convicted of murder for prescribing pain killers that killed three patients apologized in court Friday but that did little to sway the judge, who sentenced her to 30 years in prison and said she seemed to care more about money than the health of those…

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  • Small Displays Tell Larger Tale Of Late Husband's Life

    DEAR ABBY: My husband passed away recently and I have some items of his I'm unsure how to tastefully display to honor his memory. They are his Bible, a U.S. flag in a triangular display box (he was a veteran), a set of deer antlers, works he authored, his guitar and family photos. I don't want to…

    Dear Abby
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    Interesting facts about Hinduism (10 photos)

    Regardless of your faith (or lack thereof), most major religions actually preach non-violence. These teachings are oftentimes either ignored or overlooked in these modern times by those who believe themselves to be “true” devotees, or blind practitioners of their faiths. There’s so much more to a…

    The Alpha Bet
  • Rio carnival goers shake off clothes, and Brazil's worries

    Carnival weekend gets rolling in Rio de Janeiro on Friday, giving the city a chance to wiggle its hips and shake off worries over Zika and the economy. Like the rest of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro is struggling to respond to fears that the mosquito-transmitted Zika virus causes microcephaly, a horrific…

    AFP
  • Jury: Lottery Winner Must Pay Ex-Boyfriend Part of Winnings

    Jurors say a central Florida woman who won $1 million lottery jackpot must pay $291,000 to her former boyfriend, who had claims he gave her the money to buy the ticket

    ABC News
  • Huge construction crane collapses in Manhattan, kills one

    At the time, workers were lowering the crane to secure it as winds approached 25 miles per hour, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference. An investigation was underway and the crane operator was being interviewed, de Blasio said. Manhattan resident David Wichs, 38, was killed…

    Reuters
  • Teacher unleashes Facebook tirade about why she is quitting after 30 years

    Many teachers have it real tough, and one Australian teacher has had enough. Kathy Margolis, from Brisbane in Australia, posted an open letter on Facebook Tuesday, dishing the dirt on why she decided to quit after spending almost her entire working life in the profession. The letter, which she says…

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    The Most Mouthwatering Nutella Recipes You’ll Ever Clap Eyes On (16 photos)

    World Nutella Day is always a brilliant day. Basically, we’re happy with any reason to eat at least a jar of the choccie/hazelnut goodness. So if you’re a Nutella addict like us, get ready to drool over these seriously mouthwatering recipes on the web. Without further ado…

    Yahoo Style UK
  • Woman, 82, tracks down and meets 96-year-old birth mother

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Eighty-two years after she was born to a teenage girl and put up for adoption, Betty Morrell finally has met her 96-year-old birth mother, thanks to the dogged persistence of her granddaughter during 20 years of searching.

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  • Life After Madoff: Ruth Living on $2.5 Million in Connecticut

    And the $2.5 million she was allowed by the government to keep is a pittance compared to the billions of dollars her husband once had in his bank account. Yet Ruth Madoff is not complaining, at least publicly. To get caught up, check out ABC News' in-depth coverage of the Madoff scandal by clicking…

    ABC News
  • Why Are Bongs so Strong? Here's the Science Behind the Rip

    Here's what happens when you smoke from a bong.

    Mic
  • Syrians mass on Turkish border as regime advances

    Up to 20,000 Syrians were stranded on the Turkish border Friday after fleeing a major Russian-backed regime offensive near Aleppo where a new humanitarian disaster appeared to be unfolding. Tens of thousands of civilians have joined an exodus to escape fierce fighting involving government forces…

    AFP
  • 'I Got Down to the Basement and Blood Was Everywhere'

    A reader shares a gruesome experience that took place six years prior to Roe vs. Wade: I am not using my name because my kids don’t know about this, and there’s no reason for them to know. In the spring of 1967, I discovered that the woman I had been with all winter long was pregnant. I was 19 at…

    The Atlantic
  • Special Report: Why Obama and other gun control advocates own stock in firearms makers

    By Tim McLaughlin and Peter Eisler WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Barack Obama might seem an unlikely investor in the firearms industry. Although Obama’s stake is minuscule, worth no more than $30, it reflects a much larger surge of investment. The president is among millions of Americans buying into gun…

    Reuters