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Bus driver beats would-be purse snatcher


Bus driver beats crying thief with bat while driving

A would-be thief who tried to steal a woman's handbag on a bus wasn't fast enough, got stuck in the vehicle's door as he tried to get away and was beaten by the driver as he continued to drive the bus.


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Thief steals 160,000 diapers from charity

Police say more than 160,000 diapers donated to a children's charity have been stolen.

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Mystery surrounding missing Count Chocula solved

The cereal killer in Fort Collins has been found.

Ebola Halloween display


Texas man's Halloween decor inspired by Ebola

Ebola-themed Halloween decorations? That's the approach one Dallas-area man is taking.

Alvin Cross Jr

Dougherty County Sheriff's Office

Oops: Man accidentally texts probation officer for pot

File this under 'Doh! A criminal in Georgia is headed back to jail after accidentally texting his probation officer asking if he had any marijuana.

Hollywood characters brawl

Characters brawl on Hollywood Boulevard

Police are investigating a brawl that broke out between Mr. Incredible, Batgirl and other characters on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles.

Zinger Double Down King


KFC unveils a triple meat Double Down

If you thought KFC's Double Down was bad, you ain't seen nothing yet.


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Lovesick woman spends week mourning at KFC

Forget the wine and chick flicks. A Chinese woman spent an entire week in mourning at KFC after being dumped by her boyfriend.

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Jail guard accused of smuggling pot in sandwiches

A corrections officer in Chicago is accused of trying to smuggle marijuana into jail ... using sandwiches.

zombie hand coming from grave

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Cabin promises to help you survive the zombie apocalypse

A new fortified cabin promised to protect you and your loved ones in the event of a zombie apocalypse.

Clerk sprays robber bug spray


Bug off: Clerk sprays would-be robber with Raid

A would-be robber in Pennsylvania gets a stinging surprise when the store clerk sprays her with a can of bug spray.

Timothy Black found in closet


Fugitive found 'enjoying a bowl of salad' in closet

Police in Tennessee find a fugitive sitting inside a closet "enjoying a bowl of salad."


Bus driver beats down would-be purse snatcher


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    San Francisco guide's Chinatown rant goes viral

    A San Francisco tour guide's expletive-laced rant about Chinatown on her last day of work has angered a metropolis used to celebrating the diverse and welcoming City by the Bay.

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  • TLC ends production on 'Honey Boo Boo'

    Honey Boo Boo new blurb


    TLC's "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" is ending its run.

    On Friday, TMZ reported that the network has canceled the series in light of claims that the program's newly separated matriarch, June "Mama June" Shannon, is dating Mark Anthony McDaniel, a man who ...

  • 'Breaking's' Aaron Paul upset about Toys R Us

    Toys R Us

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    Aaron Paul is still upset that Toys R Us pulled "Breaking Bad" action figures from its stores and noted that a petition to keep the figures has gained signers.

    "Dear @ToysRUs, We have close to 30,000 signed on the petition, that is 3 times the amount ...

  • Albright bests Conan O'Brien on Twitter

    Conan O'Brien, suit

    Adrees Latif/Reuters

    You got served, Conan O'Brien. The late-night talk show host discovered that diplomats have a way with words when he tweeted Thursday, "I picked out my Halloween costume. I'm going as 'Slutty Madeleine Albright.' "

  • Rich woman complains about poor trick-or-treaters

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    A rich woman who hates it when poor kids treat-or-treat in her neighborhood is shut down by an advice columnist.

  • I caught a plane by accident: Inventive sick day excuses

    Sick, ill


    The challenge for playing hooky is always coming up with a credible excuse. But according to a survey for the online career site, while honesty may be lacking, inventiveness is not.

  • Queen joins social media age with 1st tweet

    Queen Elizabeth's first tweet

    From Twitter/@BritishMonarchy

    Britain's Queen Elizabeth II dipped a toe into 21st-century communications Friday when she posted her first tweet.

  • China one of top 3 destinations for expats

    China's flag

    Carlos Barria/Reuters

    Many Chinese want to swap Beijing pollution for greener foreign shores, but it seems plenty of expats are happy to head in the opposite direction..

  • Brad Pitt joins Galifianakis on Two Ferns'

    Zach Galifianakis

    REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

    Just another big name for Zach Galifianakis and his comic Web series, "Between Two Ferns."

  • Partial solar eclipse happened Thursday

    Partial solar eclipse

    REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

    Maybe your mother told you it's not polite to stare.

    It wasn't safe either, NASA said, for those who looked at Thursday's partial solar eclipse.

    "Don't stare," NASA said. "Even at maximum eclipse, a sliver of sun peeking out from behind the Moon can s...

  • Robin Williams' daughter gets tattoo tribute

    Robin and Zelda Williams

    REUTERS/Fred Prouser

    Robin Williams' daughter chose a hummingbird to honor her late father.

  • 45,000-year-old leg bone yields oldest genome

    Neanderthal family at museum in Europe

    REUTERS/Nikola Solic

    DNA from a 45,000-year-old leg bone is giving scientists a better idea of when modern humans first started mating with Neanderthals.

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    Weirdest craft beer flavors

    Ever kicked back and enjoyed a cool Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout? How about a tall brewsky made from yeast found in some guy's beard? Take a look at some of the quirkiest beers brewed in craft breweries all over America.

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  • Controversial reality TV shows

    June Shannon, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo

    Carlo Allegri/Reuters

    TLC has Cancelled "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" in the wake of our story that one of the show's main characters -- Mama June -- is dating a convicted child molester who sexually abused one of her relatives. Take a look at other controversial reality shows.

  • Notable food recalls

    Hot peppers


    A North Carolina producer of peppers and hot sauces is voluntarily recalling 6,215 pounds of fresh serrano chili peppers because some tested positive for salmonella. Here are other notable food recalls that made headlines.

  • 10 worst excuses for calling in sick

    Sick, ill, flu


    We've all done it -- called in sick to work even if we're feeling fine. But we'll bet you haven't used any of these excuses.

  • Famous first tweets


    Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

    The Queen is on Twitter! Check out what she had to say and other famous first tweets.

  • Most affordable big U.S. cities

    Neighboring houses

    iStockPhoto recently compiled a list of the most affordable places to live in the United States based on several factors. Take a look at th2014 list of the most affordable big cities in America.

  • Richest person in each U.S. state

    Bill Gates, Microsoft

    B Mathur/Reuters

    Private wealth consultancy Wealth-X has compiled a list of the richest person in each of the 50 U.S. states. Take a look at some of the more notable wealthy figures and find out where they reside.

  • Most 'appetizing' U.S. cities for zombies

    Zombie, The Walking Dead

    When the undead rise up, you won't want to be in paradise. Honolulu is the most "appetizing" U.S. city for zombies, according to a fun new set of rankings.


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