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  • Soldier in battle to rid home of squatters, Florida sheriff’s office says it can’t do anything

    Soldier Michael Sharkey was deployed to Afghanistan two years ago and asked a friend to watch over his house in New Port Richey, Florida.

    Odd News
  • Inside Oprah’s Bizarre Love Triangle

    Winfrey’s stepmom gives an unfiltered Daily Mail interview about the former queen of daytime’s unusual relationship with her boyfriend—and even stranger one with her best friend.

    The Daily Beast
  • Children's corpses reveal desperate attempts to escape Korean ferry

    By Jungmin Jang and Ju-min Park MOKPO/SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean divers swam though dark, cold waters into a sunken ferry on Wednesday, feeling for children's bodies with their hands in a maze of cabins, corridors and upturned decks as they searched for hundreds of missing. Writing by Nick…

    Reuters
  • Camilla's brother dies in US after head injury

    NEW YORK (AP) — The brother-in-law of the Prince of Wales died Wednesday after falling outside a hotel bar and suffering a head injury, police said.

    Associated Press
  • James Buchanan: Why is he considered America’s worst president?

    April 23 marks the birthday of James Buchanan, the man regarded by many historians as one of the worst—if not the worst—presidents of all time. So what did Buchanan do to earn the disrespect of so many people?

    National Constitution Center
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    Yosemite National Park (20 photos)

    Yosemite National Park is best known for its spectacular granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, giant sequoia groves and biological diversity. Almost 95 percent of the park is designated wilderness, which is defined by the Wilderness Act of 1964 as, "an area where the earth and its community of…

    Yahoo News
  • ‘Her crazy’: Florida woman goes on rampage after storeowner won’t exchange dollar bills for her jar of coins

    This past Monday, a woman became furious with a storeowner when he declined to exchange dollar bills for her jar of coins.

    Odd News
  • First troops land in Poland as US beefs up Baltic presence

    Swidwin (Poland) (AFP) - The first American troops arrived in Poland on Wednesday, after Washington said it was sending a force of 600 there and to the Baltic states amid rising tensions with Russia over Ukraine. Some 130 soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade -- nicknamed "Sky Soldiers" --…

    AFP
  • Search for MH370 reveals a military vulnerability for China

    By Greg Torode and Michael Martina HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - When Chinese naval supply vessel Qiandaohu entered Australia's Albany Port this month to replenish Chinese warships helping search for a missing Malaysian airliner, it highlighted a strategic headache for Beijing - its lack of…

    Reuters
  • 'You're Dead,' Minn. Man Said After Shooting Teen Intruder

    Jurors Hear Defendant's Audio of Fatal Shootings

    Good Morning America
  • The Missouri House Wants to Impeach Governor Jay Nixon Over Gays and Guns

    The Republican-controlled Missouri House will begin impeachment proceedings against Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday. There are three reasons, according to the state legislature's judiciary committee. First, Nixon allowed legally-married same-sex couples in the state to file joint tax returns…

    The Atlantic Wire
  • Dead teen's mother claims negligence in deadly California crash: report

    (Reuters) - The mother of a 17-year-old student who was among 10 people killed in a highway crash in northern California earlier this month has sued FedEx Corp for negligence, California-based City News Service reported. More than 30 others were injured when a FedEx tractor-trailer crossed a…

    Reuters
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    Central Park's horse and buggy (27 photos)

    Mayor Bill de Blasio is pulling back the reins on his plans to quickly get rid of New York City's horse-drawn carriage industry, stung by a recent outpouring of support for the colorful coaches that have clip-clopped their way through Central Park for more than 150 years. A campaign pledge to take…

    Yahoo News
  • Should You Try Oil Pulling?

    Every morning for 10 days, Jennifer Beckinsale woke up, poured a tablespoon of coconut oil in her mouth and swooshed. "I had been hearing about oil pulling everywhere, and I was curious, so I figured why not," says Beckinsale, 30, a Chicago-area blogger who runs The Allergista. Advocates claim…

    U.S.News & World Report LP
  • Mark Cuban in the Hot Seat: 'Shark Tank' Star Reveals 9 Little Known Facts About Himself

    Billionaire investor Mark Cuban is no stranger to the headlines. He owns the Dallas Mavericks, he’s Mr. Shark Tank and now he’s got a new app, Cyber Dust. The new messaging app is being described as a cross between WhatsApp and Snapchat. Cyber Dust deletes...

    ABC News
  • 9 indicted in kidnapping of NC prosecutor's father

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — As the kidnappers pulled into a quiet, upscale golf course community, they thought they were about to abduct an assistant district attorney who sent a high-ranking gang member to prison for life, authorities said.

    Associated Press
  • Teacher throws high school senior out of prom for wearing red skinny jeans

    Take the case of Shafer Rupard, a senior at Cherryville High School in the small town of Cherryville, N.C. Last Saturday, a chaperoning teacher kicked Rupard out of the Cherryville High senior prom because she was wearing a pair of red skinny jeans, reports WBTV, the CBS affiliate in Charlotte.

    The Daily Caller
  • Pentagon scientists show off life-size robot

    US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel got a first-hand look at a life-size robot that resembles Hollywood's "Terminator," the latest experiment by the Pentagon's hi-tech researchers. But unlike the cinematic version, the hulking Atlas robot is designed not as a warrior but as a humanitarian machine that…

    AFP
  • Florida principal stops 10-year practice of serving kids shots of Mountain Dew before taking standardized test

    A Melbourne, Florida elementary school has said they will stop offering students Mountain Dew before they take the FCAT (Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test).

    Odd News
  • Oldest living ex-MLB player dies in Cuba at 102

    HAVANA (AP) — Conrado Marrero, the diminutive Cuban right-hander who pitched for the Washington Senators in the 1950s and in 2011 became the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, died in Havana on Wednesday. He was 102, just two days short of his 103rd birthday.

    Associated Press