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Delta bans carry-on breast pump, apologizes

Nursing mother Lauren Modeen has taken to Twitter to ask why Delta Air Lines forced her to check her breast pump.

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Back-to-back car crashes follow DUI arrest

Authorities in a Dallas suburb say a drunken driver crashed into an empty squad car while officers were busy dealing with another drunken driver they had pulled over.

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Mother sells newborn boy for $7,000

A woman in central China has been prosecuted for selling her newborn baby for $7,000, state media reports said, the latest of a string of shocking cases that have shed light on the country's trade in children.

The 30-year-old woman, surnamed Huang, a...


Michigan girl, 4, calls 911, saves pregnant mother

Calise Manning is being called a hero for helping her pregnant mother and calling 911 operators in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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Tenant won't pay damages for peeing while standing

A landlord in Germany who cried foul over a tenant peeing while standing up won't be awarded any damages in court.

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Was King Tut's beard broken, glued back on?

Was the priceless funeral mask of King Tutankhamun damaged and hastily glued back together? That's the claim made by a museum conservator to Egyptian media.

The conservator, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Egypt's state-owned Ahram Online t...

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Man bulldozes home, doesn't tell anyone

A New York man bulldozed his house without telling his wife -- or anyone else for that matter.

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Rare frilled shark caught off Australia coast

It looks like something out of "Alien," but has more in common with "Jurassic Park."

It's a rare frilled shark that has been caught by a fisherman in Australia, where no one remembers ever seeing one caught before.

With a mouth packed full of needle-li...

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Ramen tangles traffic after truck crash

There might be a lot of college students going hungry tonight.

A truck filled with ramen noodles crashed on a North Carolina highway Wednesday, spilling hundreds of boxes of the dorm-room dish and snarling traffic for hours while workers, some dressed...


No jail time for woman who faked daughter's cancer

An Iowa woman who lied about her daughter's cancer diagnosis won't serve any time in prison for endangering the life of her child.

Owl eats pet canary

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Man attacked by owl on morning run

A bizarre incident happened earlier this month when a man was attacked by an owl in Salem, Oregon.

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Man cited for eating burger while driving

We've all grabbed something to eat at a drive-thru window and eaten it in our car, but it got one man in trouble in Metro Atlanta.


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    Emma Watson to star in 'Beauty and the Beast'

    Emma Watson revealed Monday that she's been cast as Belle in the live-action version of "Beauty and the Beast."

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  • 'Intellectually disabled' man to be executed

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    Twice-convicted murderer Warren Lee Hill is set to be executed in Georgia on Tuesday night despite pleas from human rights groups and legal representatives who say his intellectual disability should make him ineligible for the death penalty.

    Hill has ...

  • Cumberbatch sorry for 'colored actors' remark

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    Oscar-nominated star Benedict Cumberbatch has apologized for referring to black actors as "colored" on a U.S. talk show.

  • Amorous New Yorkers seek 'blizzard buddies'

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    Forget the bread and milk. Some snowbound New Yorkers are seeking a more, er, intimate kind of nourishment.

  • Sit smarter with yoga

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    You've probably heard that "sitting is the new smoking." Not only does it lead to aches and pains, edema, varicose veins, sciatica and more -- according to a new study, too much sitting can actually kill you.

  • Thieves steal 'priceless' beret

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    An Army veteran woke up to find his Jeep stolen containing a priceless beret he wore during his years of service.

  • Try tofu item, get free Chipotle

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    In a likely attempt to get vegetarians in the door, Chipotle is offering a free entree to patrons who purchase a tofu-made Sofritas on Monday.

  • Missing dog travels 1,100 miles

    Dog travels 1,000 miles


    It's a reunion nearly eight months and more than a thousand miles in the making, as a missing pit bull from Texas is discovered in central Indiana.

  • The Miss Universe winner is ...

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    At this year's Miss Universe pageant, a loss may have overshadowed the win.

  • Australia Day 'Knightmare' as Prince Philip gets PM's nod

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    Prime Minister Tony Abbott has shirt-fronted the Australian public by awarding a Knighthood to a foreigner who already has a lot silverware in the pool room: Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.

    As the nation choked on its cornflakes, many took to so...

  • Kendrick Johnson's parents could be jailed

    Kendrick Johnson GA teen gym mat death


    Still seeking justice in their son's death, Kendrick Johnson's parents will face the justice system themselves Monday on misdemeanor charges related to a 2013 protest, their attorney said.

    Kenneth and Jacquelyn Johnson, along with five family members...

  • Brooklyn boy's viral image pays tribute to principal

    Users give in to Facebook fatigue

    It took about 45 minutes for an online campaign to raise $100,000 this week, the start of an initiative that has grown beyond its original goal of funding a class trip to Harvard.

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