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Man grabs driver, turns him over to police


Pedestrian halts suspect in low-speed chase; LAPD cuffs him, too

Halt! A pedestrian stopped a motorist evading California police Friday evening by calmly stepping in front of his car. The chase ended, when police cuffed the man behind the wheel -- and the man who stopped him.

They took them both of them in, aerial ...

Police car with emergency lights on

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Sword-wielding man robs Dunkin' Donuts

A man wearing black tights, a pink wig and wielding a small sword robbed a suburban Chicago Dunkin' Donuts Thursday morning, according to

Birthday party, balloons, decorations


Flying feces ruins Sweet 16

A Sweet 16 birthday party quickly turned sour after flying feces rained down on the gathering.



Stuffed tiger prompts 911 call

A giant -- and very realistic looking -- stuffed animal prompted some panic in southwest Washington state.


Man rescued after 4 days in storm drain

A man stuck four days in a storm drain in Nashville, Tennesee was rescued, according to an Associated Press report.

hairless cat Sphinx Spynx

Russian bailiffs seize cat over owner's unpaid debt

Behind with your loan repayments? Watch out ... Russia might seize your designer cat!

State debt collectors in Russia confiscated a man's pedigree cat on Monday after he defaulted on debt of 200,000 rubles ($4,071).

"Despite repeated warnings from the ...

london floating house


Airbnb rental floats down River Thames

Need a crash pad in London this weekend?


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Joao Sousa v Joao Souza gives umpire headache

Spare a thought for the umpire who presided over Monday's first-round match at the Geneva Open -- between Joao Sousa and Joao Souza.

Portugal's sixth seed Sousa came up against Souza of Brazil in the first ever meeting between the pair, with the forme...

Consumer Reports locked out of new Tesla

Consumer Reports never spent more on a car than on the all wheel drive version of the Tesla Model that it bought to review.

But its reviewers soon ran into a unique problem - they couldn't get in the car.

The $127,000 Tesla Model S has door handles th...

college classroom lecture hall


HS student earns 8 associate degrees

For one senior in Texas, he isn't just set to graduate from high school -- he's also graduating from college.

Vote, election file

Woman runs against husband for city council

Talk about sleeping with the enemy.

Holyfield declared winner over Romney


Romney rumbles with Holyfield for charity

Call it the Quake on the Lake.

Hopping around shirtless in a pair of red silk trunks, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney faced off against five-time world heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield for a boxing match in Salt Lake City o...


What is a legend made of? Lots of yellow dots


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    7 pains men should never ignore

    Men's Health has a list of seven pains that may signify something serious for men.

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  • Celebrities who served in the military

    Morgan Freeman promotional photo

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    Many celebrities have served in the military over the years. In honor of Memorial Day, take a look at who served in what branch.

  • 10 superfoods for spring


    Spring is in the air! Find out which foods to eat so you can feel your best.

  • Top 10 U.S. beaches of 2015

    Lumahai Beach


    With beach season upon us, Dr. Beach lists his top picks for sandy stretches in 2015.

  • Celebs wear red noses to combat world hunger

    Red Nose Day blurb

    Noam Galai/NBC

    You've probably noticed a lot of photos lately of celebrities wearing red clown noses. Learn all about "Red Nose Day" here.

  • Stars send off Letterman with Twitter tributes

    Obama, David Letterman

    Pete Souza/The White House

    Stars who didn't attend the taping of David Letterman's final episode took to Twitter and paid tribute with the hashtag #ThanksDave

  • Celebrities turned real-life heroes

    Layzie Bone, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony rapper, 2007

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    Rapper Layzie Bone of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony fame is the latest in a long list of celebrities who have acted heroically outside the spotlight. Here are some of the other celebrity turned real-life heroes.

  • Notable TV exits through the years

    David Letterman

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    David Letterman signed off from late-night television after 33 years Wednesday night. Take a look at other high-profile personalities and their exits from particular shows or TV altogether.


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