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  • Prospector finds huge gold nugget, even though it's 2016 and not 1851

    "Striking gold" is mainly a term to express when someone gets really lucky nowadays, but by golly, someone has actually done it. A 145-ounce gold nugget has been reportedly found in Victoria, Australia by a real life prospector and could be worth more than A$250,000 ($190,710) when it goes to…

    Mashable
  • Man gets 40 years for pouring scalding water on gay couple

    ATLANTA (AP) — A judge sentenced a Georgia man to 40 years in prison Wednesday for throwing scalding water on a gay couple sleeping in an apartment, leaving them with severe burns that required surgery.

    Associated Press
  • We Are All Screwed in a World Where Only Dealers Can Service New Cars

    ​​If you need a real repair, the dealer is not the place for it.​

    Road & Track
  • Assange says WikiLeaks to release 'significant' Clinton campaign data

    WikiLeaks founder and editor-in-chief Julian Assange said on Wednesday his organization planned to release "significant" information linked to the campaign of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton before the Nov. 8 election. Asked if the data could be a game-changer in the election, the…

    Reuters
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    RAW VIDEO: Brutal attack in San Francisco caught on camera

    San Francisco police are looking for a person who they say walked up to a woman for no reason and started punching her. SF police provided this video in the hopes someone would recognize the suspect.

    KGO – San Francisco
  • With no deal, Chargers withdraw offer to first-rounder Bosa

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Joey Bosa's holdout turned ugly Wednesday when the San Diego Chargers pulled their contract offer to the first-round draft pick and said they'll restructure a new deal that would reflect him playing less than a full season.

    Associated Press
  • Iran vessels make 'high speed intercept' of U.S. ship: U.S. official

    By Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Four of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) vessels "harassed" a U.S. warship on Tuesday near the Strait of Hormuz, a U.S. defense official said, amid Washington's concerns about Iran's posture in the Gulf and in the Syrian civil war. The official,…

    Reuters
  • Spanish giants feared in Champions League group-stage draw

    The eyes of European football will be on Monaco on Thursday as holders Real Madrid and the rest of the continent's elite discover their fate when the Champions League group-stage draw is made. Zinedine Zidane's side won the trophy last season -- a record 11th in the club's history -- as Cristiano…

    AFP
  • Harley-Davidson Unveils New Milwaukee-Eight Engine

    Harley-Davidson Unveils New Milwaukee-Eight Engine The worst-kept secret in motorcycling has finally been confirmed: Harley-Davidson has pulled the cover off an all-new powerplant: the Milwaukee-Eight. The ninth big twin in H-D's  history, the engine gets

    RideApart
  • $99,999 Payout to Homeless Woman Highlights Social Security's Struggles

    Wanda Witter, 80, who up until last week was homeless and living on D.C.’s streets, has received $99,999 in Social Security retirement benefits, but she could be just one of many people owed cash because of the “tangled mess” at the Social Security Administration, according to the social worker who…

    ABC News
  • Why Ramen Is More Popular Than Cigarettes in U.S. Prisons

    Instant noodles are usually thought of as the go-to meal for broke college students. According to research presented Monday at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, ramen—known in penitentiaries as “soups”—has replaced cigarettes as the most popular form of prison currency.…

    TakePart.com
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    The 15 Greatest Mid-Engine Porsches Ever Made (16 photos)

    Porsche's fame comes from a certain rear-engine sports car, and these days, much of its revenue comes from its front-engine sedan and SUVs. That said, the company has made a ton of mid-engine sports- and race cars over its long history. Here are the best. From Road & Track

    Road & Track
  • Trump asked Florida Gov. Scott to appoint attorney to bench

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has bragged about his influence with politicians, urged Gov. Rick Scott to give a judgeship to a Florida attorney whose work appears at odds with Trump's hard-line stance on immigration, newly released emails show.

    Associated Press
  • Iranian navy in 'unsafe' intercept of US destroyer

    Four Iranian warships sped close to two US Navy guided missile destroyers with their weapons uncovered in the Strait of Hormuz in an "unsafe and unprofessional" encounter between the longtime foes, American defense officials said. The USS Nitze shot warning flares, sounded its whistles and…

    AFP
  • Watch the Giant Butt-Shaped Aircraft Crash Into a Field

    The Airlander 10 was on its second test flight when it took a dive.

    The Drive
  • Brother: Deaf man shot by state trooper was afraid of police

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A deaf man shot to death by a North Carolina state trooper after a chase was scared of police after several misunderstandings with officers, his brother said Wednesday.

    Associated Press