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  • Hippo jumps from moving truck in Taiwan, startling locals

    A hippo that panicked while being transported by truck in Taiwan jumped from the vehicle, breaking a leg and causing confused residents to report spotting a dinosaur on the loose. Television footage showed the enormous animal lying on the road with a white fluid oozing from its eyes after it jumped…

    AFP
  • Five people stabbed in Washington restaurant

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Five people were stabbed early on Saturday in a restaurant in Washington, D.C., police said. The incident occurred around 12:30 a.m. at McFadden's, a popular restaurant and nightclub on Pennsylvania Avenue, eight blocks from the White House in the nation's capital. All five…

    Reuters
  • NY man says wife shot him to avoid messy divorce

    YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — A real estate developer who was shot in the head as he slept at home says his cheating wife did it in an attempt to kill him and avoid a messy divorce.

    Associated Press
  • Hundreds Turn Their Back on de Blasio at NYPD Officer's Funeral

    Hundreds of police officers turned their backs on a screen showing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio as he spoke at the funeral of one of two officers killed last week.

    ABC News
  • John Paul II gunman lays flowers at Vatican tomb

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Turkish gunman who shot and wounded John Paul II in 1981 laid white flowers Saturday on the saint's tomb in St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican officials said.

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    Mall Closed After Fights Breaks Out In Food Court

    A fight in a food court caused a lot of confusion outside of Arden Fair mall Friday night, after one shopper mistakenly reported hearing shots fired.

    Tribune
  • Two snowmobilers die, one rescued after plunging into Montana lake

    (Reuters) - Two men died and a third was rescued from a Montana lake when their snowmobiles plunged into the ice-covered body of water as they attempted to cross to the other side, local officials said Saturday. A group of five male snowmobilers were traversing a frozen patch of Seeley Lake, in…

    Reuters59 mins ago
  • A Thousand Bison Sentenced to Die This Winter

    With frigid temperatures and a shrinking food supply, winter can be tough on Yellowstone National Park’s wildlife. And for the area’s 4,900 bison, it’s not just nature’s elements they’re fighting against.

    Takepart.com
  • Facebook apologizes for 'Year in Review,' Twitter sees 'war on Christmas'

    Does it ever feel like Facebook is doing its desperate best to keep you engaged? Urging you to connect with new “friends,” play online games, watch puppy videos, follow “trends” (like actor Patrick Stewart reacting to a singing Christmas hat).

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Man Who Threatened to Kill Police Officers Says Dead Cops Should Have Been White

    New details have emerged about one of the threats that was made against New York police officers in the wake of the fatal shooting that left two cops dead in New York last weekend.Elvin Payamps, 38, was arrested Wednesday after someone overheard him making threats on a cell phone, saying that he…

    ABC News
  • Pakistan airstrikes, gun battle kill 55 militants

    At least 55 militants were killed in airstrikes and a gun battle with ground forces in Pakistan's troubled northwest where the military launched a major offensive this year, officials said Saturday. The army intensified its offensive after the massacre of 150 people in a school in Peshawar this…

    AFP
  • Man who tried to kill Pope John Paul II puts roses on his tomb

    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The man who tried to kill former Pope John Paul II 33 years ago showed up at the Vatican on Saturday to put white roses on his tomb and said he wanted to meet Pope Francis. Mehmet Ali Agca, a Turk, left John Paul critically injured after firing several shots in the failed…

    Reuters
  • Iran tests suicide drone in military drill

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's army said Saturday it has deployed a suicide drone for the first time in massive ongoing military drills near the strategic Strait of Hormuz at the entrance to the Persian Gulf.

    Associated Press
  • Wisconsin man keeps 40-year-old Christmas tree up until son returns

    By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - A Wisconsin man will refuse for about the 40th time to partake in the annual after-holiday chore of putting Christmas ornaments back into storage and dragging the Christmas tree to the curb. Instead Neil Olson will leave his Christmas tree - the same one he says he…

    Reuters
  • Doubts as giant China project's water reaches capital

    A towering dam in central China holds back a vast expanse of water destined to travel over 1,000 kilometres north to Beijing, but critics say it will only temporarily quench the city's thirst. China's capital on Saturday received its first flows from the South-North Water Diversion Project, one of…

    AFP
  • Parents of baby distribute goodie bags with earplugs for flyers

    Attention parents of tiny tots: If you’re worried about the flight you’re about to board with your charming but lung-tastic baby, take cues from the parents of Madeline and consider launching a preemptive charm offense with a goodie bag and an advance apology.

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