Man charged with abducting 3-year-old Haven Moses turns himself in

The man accused of abducting his 3-year-old daughter turned himself in to police on Monday night.

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Customer throws alligator through drive-thru

It's all fun and games until someone tosses an alligator through the drive-thru window.

Police car with emergency lights on

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Charges: Drunk couple has 9-year-old daughter drive them home

What's safer, a drunk driver or a 9-year-old behind the wheel?

Punxsutawney Phil on Groundhog Day

Groundhog 'arrested' for predicting early spring

Police made a high profile "arrest" last weekend: Chuckles the Groundhog of Suffield, Connecticut.

Sea lion pup at Marine Mammal Center, California, March 18, 2015

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Sea lion pup naps at California restaurant

An underfed but overly cute sea lion cub is getting a lot of TLC after it waddled into an empty upscale California restaurant without a reservation.

Lottery tickets

Man sues over alleged winning lottery ticket

A man who claims he bought a $63 million winning ticket in the California lottery is suing, saying he was told the ticket was "too damaged" and disallowed for the jackpot.

Johnny Cash, At Folsom Prison album cover

Columbia Records

New tarantula species named for Johnny Cash

An expansive, decade-long survey of tarantulas in the United States has uncovered 14 new species, including one named after the "Man in Black."

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Missing cat found in pet food factory

A cat missing for 14 months was found living in a nearby pet food factory in the United Kingdom.

Police lights file

Man steals from photo booth

A photo booth snapped pictures of a man trying to steal cash from the machine in November.

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Empire State Building hit by drone

A Jersey City man is facing charges after accidentally flying his drone into the Empire State Building.


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Inside the world of the accidentally Twitter famous

The great Super Bowl Velveeta shortage of 2014 -- otherwise known as #cheesepocalypse -- was a stressful time for queso lovers nationwide. But the lack of available "cheese product" didn't affect anyone as much as Richard Lindsey or Brandon Kraft.

French speakers angry about spelling change for thousands of words

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Thousands of French words change spelling

French speakers will soon have to think twice about how they spell certain words.

McDonald's sign

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McDonald's sued for alleged mock mozzarella in cheese sticks

A California man says the cheese in McDonald's mozzarella breaded sticks isn't "real," and he wants his $1.27 back.


Voting starts in New Hampshire


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    Dutch National Archives

    Lock of John Lennon's hair expected to fetch $10,000

    Is collecting celebrity locks of hair becoming a new cottage industry for A-listers' hairdressers?

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  • Why Beyoncé might just be 'a black Bill Gates' after all

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    Beyoncé Knowles says she might be a black Bill Gates in the making.

  • 370 mph 'bullet' car fueled by batteries

    Electric car is project of Venturi Automobiles and Ohio State University students

    Venturi Automobiles via Ohio State University

    Speed freaks have been flocking to Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats for more than a century. The latest arrival on the salt flats is an electric car -- the Venturi Buckeye Bullet 3.

  • Chipotle holds companywide meeting on food safety

    Chipotle counter

    From Chipotle

    Now that Chipotle's E. coli outbreak is officially over, the company temporarily shuttered all its restaurants in order to keep it that way.

  • Women temporarily banned from a Saudi Starbucks

    Starbucks logo

    Ferre' Dollar/CNN

    To the Western world, it's a surprising thing to see.

    Until very recently, one Starbucks in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, had a sign with the phrase, "Please no entrance for ladies."

    The sign went up after a wall segregating families and single people when ent...

  • Puppy Bowl tackles pet adoption

    Puppy Bowl 2016

    Amanda Edwards/Getty Images for Discovery Communications

    While millions tuned into Super Bowl 50 Sunday, a cuter, furrier bowl was underway on a different channel.

  • Trump: Bush is an 'embarrassment to his family'

    Donald Trump at GOP debate

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    Responding to a volley of critical tweets and comments from Jeb Bush, Donald Trump on Monday called his rival -- the son of one president and brother of another -- an "embarrassment to his family."

  • Today is the biggest day for Super Bowl ads

    Drake Super Bowl ad

    T-Mobile via CNN

    The Super Bowl may be the most-watched event in America, but the ads have their biggest moment after the game.

    Historically, the Monday following the big game is when digital viewership for Super Bowl ads peaks, according to YouTube. People watch and ...

  • Meet Kathleen Moon: A political tourist

    Political tourist Kathleen Moon


    Kathleen Moon is tired of saying "I'm a Republican, but ..." so she's hit the road in New Hampshire to find out which candidate will best match her self-proclaimed "passionate centrist" views.

  • Scientists create IQ test for dogs

    Border Collie mix dog

    Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

    If you've ever asked your dog "who's a clever boy?" there may now be a definitive way of getting the answer.

  • And the Grammy goes to... a prison?

    Grammy Awards, Grammys trophy

    Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

    An album recorded by inmates at a Malawi prison has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the "Best World Music Album" category.

  • What's in $200,000 Oscars gift bag?

    Oscar statuette

    Toby Canham/Getty Images

    Don't feel bad for the losers at this year's Academy Awards ceremony -- they won't be leaving empty-handed.

11 areas are now under advisories, watches or severe weather warnings.


  • Mardi Gras, New Orleans blurb

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    Mardi Gras and the world's other big parties

    With Fat Tuesday coming tomorrow during Mardi Gras in New Orleans, take a look at the celebration along with the world's other big parties.

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  • 11 foods that will age you

    bottles of beer with condensation Bowden

    Did you know that your diet can also affect the way you age? Eating too much of these foods will make you look older than your age.

  • Rescuers in Taiwan search for earthquake survivors

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    Rescuers scrambled to find survivors Sunday night after an earthquake toppled buildings in Taiwan, killing at least 26 people, authorities said.

  • Super Bowl 50: What you need to know

    Super Bowl 50 sign

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    With Super Bowl 50 set for 6:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, check out everything you need to know before the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos take the field.

  • Clinton, Sanders engage in heated debate

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    Two longtime political brawlers are showing their mettle. Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, both vying to be the Democratic nominee for president, squared off at a debate Thursday at the University of New Hampshire in Durham.

  • Janet Jackson through the years

    Janet Jackson, May 2011

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    With her "Control" album turning 30 years old on Thursday, take a look back at the career of singer-actress Janet Jackson.

  • 9 ways Facebook changed how we talk

    Facebook page

    Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

    From "friending" to "status update," Facebook has changed the way we talk in the 12 years it has existed. With the social media giant celebrating its 12th birthday on Thursday, here are just nine of the most obvious.

  • 10 of the coolest work perks

    business woman, bare feet on desk

    iStock / Andresr

    Jobs site has compiled a list of some of the more fun or unusual perks cited by its users that go above and beyond that core set of benefits most people expect these days.


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