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  • Streams of lava pouring into the ocean from the Big Island have been captured in a rare video that's drawing attention from around the globe.

    The Kilauea Volcano has been erupting continuously from its Pu'u'O'o vent since 1983, according to Reuters, but the lava flow usually doesn't make the seven-mile journey into the ocean.

    Lava first started flowing into the ocean on November 25. You can track the lava's flow on the National Parks Service website.

    And officials are cautioning curious tourists to keep their distance. See a slideshow of the lava flow.

    "Ocean entries can be quite beautiful but also quite dangerous," Janet Babb, spokeswoman for the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, told Reuters.

    Babb said chunks of lava and hot water created from the lava-to-ocean impact can hurt people standing as far as 100 yards away.

    "The molten lava meeting the ocean creates steam which may look innocuous, but can be quite hazardous," she said. "It's acidic and contains tiny

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  • Horse and zebra escape from petting zoo

    Here's something you don't see every day: A runaway horse and zebra on the streets of Staten Island. The two renegades escaped from a petting zoo, where they had perhaps withstood one too many sticky-handed child before going on the lam.

    The equine version of "Bonnie and Clyde" hoofed it down Victory Boulevard in the Travis neighborhood, where they were filmed Wednesday morning by Zachary Osher, owner of Metropolitan Drape and Blind. Osher shared his video with the Staten Island Advocate.

    The witness watched the bizarre event unfold, first spotting the odd couple out the window of his store at 9:20 a.m. He ran outside with his phone to get a picture. He told Yahoo News on the phone, "The pony was leading the zebra. Everywhere the pony would turn, the zebra would follow."

    Osher was amazed at the sight, saying, "I couldn't figure out what it was—a zebra. A horse maybe, but a zebra? Where did the zebra come from?" He added that he only learned later from reporters that a petting zoo

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  • You can now purchase your own bacon scented shaving cream (J&D's)Just when you think every bit of bacon innovation has been cooked up, another seemingly unbelievable creation is unveiled for the world to enjoy.

    But today's new bacon offering is not to be eaten. Rather, it's to be used as part of the distinguished gentleman's grooming routine: bacon shaving cream.

    For $14.99, you can purchase a limited-edition can of what creator J&D's Foods suggests "is best used after a hot shower or before an important date with someone you may want to spend the rest of your life with."

    And in a video report from KIRO TV, at least one local Seattle barbershop swears the lather is top-notch, in addition to, well, smelling like bacon.

    "You're going to feel good, you're going to smell good and you're probably going to taste good," J&D's Dave Lefkow tells KIRO. "This is something that every bacon-loving American male needs."

    However, the bacon shaving cream is being produced in a limited run of 2,500. Let's hope that has nothing to do with the rumored bacon shortage

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  • California governor OKs bills to regulate groundwater amid drought
    California governor OKs bills to regulate groundwater amid drought

    By Aaron Mendelson (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown signed a package of bills on Tuesday to regulate California's stressed groundwater supplies amid a drought that is expected to cost the state $2.2 billion in lost crops, jobs and other damages, with no end in sight. The bills will allow the state to take over management of underground aquifers and water accessed via wells, and aim to tighten oversight of water at a time when groundwater levels are shrinking in the third year of a catastrophic drought. ...

  • Billionaire's house arrest sends stocks crashing
    Billionaire's house arrest sends stocks crashing

    MOSCOW (AP) — The arrest of a Russian billionaire on Wednesday sent shares in his holding company into a tailspin, wiping away more than $2.5 billion in market capitalization.

  • Islamic State shoots down Syrian war plane: monitor group
    Islamic State shoots down Syrian war plane: monitor group

    Islamic State fighters shot down a Syrian war plane using anti-aircraft guns on Tuesday, the first time the group has downed a military jet since declaring its cross-border caliphate in June, a group monitoring the civil war said. The plane came down outside Islamic State's stronghold of Raqqa city, 400 km (250 miles) northeast of Damascus, during air strikes on territory controlled by the group, a resident said. ...

  • South Korea detains American trying to swim to the North
    South Korea detains American trying to swim to the North

    South Korean soldiers detained a US citizen trying to swim across the river border into North Korea -- reportedly to meet leader Kim Jong-Un -- the South's defence ministry said on Wednesday.

  • Islamic State supporter warns of attacks against U.S.: SITE
    Islamic State supporter warns of attacks against U.S.: SITE

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - A supporter of Islamic State militants has warned of attacks on the United States and its allies if they continue to carry out military action against the group that has seized large parts of Iraq and Syria, the SITE monitoring service said. The message on a well-known militant Islamist online forum is one of the few responses from supporters of Islamic State to Washington's announcement last week that it was prepared to extend airstrikes against the group into Syria. ...

  • Toddler Freaks Out After Dad Shaves Off His Beard
    Toddler Freaks Out After Dad Shaves Off His Beard

    Never in the history of peekaboo has the outcome been so dramatic. One toddler learned the hard way that the fun game does not always end well.

  • Scientists' colossal squid exam a kraken good show
    Scientists' colossal squid exam a kraken good show

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — It was a calm morning in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. John Bennett and his crew hauled up a creature with tentacles like fire hoses and eyes like dinner plates from a mile below the surface.

  • Corinthian Colleges sued for predatory lending
    Corinthian Colleges sued for predatory lending

    Corinthian Colleges is being sued by the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for what it calls a "predatory lending scheme."

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