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Pumpkins fly, but will they fly next year?
The future of a central Illinois festival where participants hurl pumpkins across a field is up in the air. Crowds of spectators gathered Saturday to watch the annual Morton Punkin Chuckin' Contest. The contest consists of machines and people flinging pumpkins in different e...
The future of a central Illinois festival where participants hurl pumpkins across a field is up in the air. Crowds of spectators gathered Saturday to watch the annual Morton Punkin Chuckin' Contest. The contest consists of machines and people flinging pumpkins in different e...
The future of a central Illinois festival where participants hurl pumpkins across a field is up in the air. Cr...
- Posted on October 21, 2013
Mayor drops down 31-story building for kids
The mayor of Philadelphia has gone to extreme lengths to support a program for local youths. Mayor Michael Nutter rappelled down a 31-story building on Friday to raise money for Outward Bound. Nutter and state Sen. Vincent Hughes were among dozens of participants who ...
The mayor of Philadelphia has gone to extreme lengths to support a program for local youths. Mayor Michael Nutter rappelled down a 31-story building on Friday to raise money for Outward Bound. Nutter and state Sen. Vincent Hughes were among dozens of participants who ...
The mayor of Philadelphia has gone to extreme lengths to support a program for local youths. Mayor Michael Nut...
- Posted on October 20, 2013
Dozens of divers carve pumpkins underwater
A group of scuba divers has submerged in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary with Halloween in mind. They dove to sculpt jack-o-lanterns during the annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest. Working against the pumpkins' natural buoyancy, artistic divers dove 30 feet ...
A group of scuba divers has submerged in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary with Halloween in mind. They dove to sculpt jack-o-lanterns during the annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest. Working against the pumpkins' natural buoyancy, artistic divers dove 30 feet ...
A group of scuba divers has submerged in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary with Halloween in mind. They dove...
- Posted on October 20, 2013
Wanna race roaches?
Cockroaches are the subject of nightmares for some people. But for one Wisconsin company, they're a sport. Batzner Pest Management held its 13th annual "Running of the Roaches" in New Berlin. Nine Madagascar hissing cockroaches ran three heats on the custom-built 8-f...
Cockroaches are the subject of nightmares for some people. But for one Wisconsin company, they're a sport. Batzner Pest Management held its 13th annual "Running of the Roaches" in New Berlin. Nine Madagascar hissing cockroaches ran three heats on the custom-built 8-f...
Cockroaches are the subject of nightmares for some people. But for one Wisconsin company, they're a sport. Bat...
- Posted on October 11, 2013
Dog crashes half marathon, wins medal
An Indiana dog who became an Internet sensation after crashing a half marathon has won a medal. The chocolate Labrador retriever named Boogie ran most of the 13.1 miles in Saturday's Evansville event and then was taken to Animal Control. Owner Jerry Butts says that th...
An Indiana dog who became an Internet sensation after crashing a half marathon has won a medal. The chocolate Labrador retriever named Boogie ran most of the 13.1 miles in Saturday's Evansville event and then was taken to Animal Control. Owner Jerry Butts says that th...
An Indiana dog who became an Internet sensation after crashing a half marathon has won a medal. The chocolate ...
- Posted on October 9, 2013
Man whose "dog ate my money" gets his money back
A Montana man who painstakingly gathered and reassembled parts of five $100 bills eaten by his golden retriever has been reimbursed by the U.S. Treasury for the "mutt-ilated" currency. Wayne Klinkel of Helena received a $500 check on Monday. "It was great to get the c...
A Montana man who painstakingly gathered and reassembled parts of five $100 bills eaten by his golden retriever has been reimbursed by the U.S. Treasury for the "mutt-ilated" currency. Wayne Klinkel of Helena received a $500 check on Monday. "It was great to get the c...
A Montana man who painstakingly gathered and reassembled parts of five $100 bills eaten by his golden retriever has b...
- Posted on October 2, 2013
iPhone survives plunge from plane
Some phones are made of sterner stuff. Angela Dalton and her 10-year-old son were riding as passengers in a three-seat plane on Friday for an aerial tour of Dothan, courtesy of a family friend who happens to be a pilot. When the plane neared Dalton's Dothan, Alabama n...
Some phones are made of sterner stuff. Angela Dalton and her 10-year-old son were riding as passengers in a three-seat plane on Friday for an aerial tour of Dothan, courtesy of a family friend who happens to be a pilot. When the plane neared Dalton's Dothan, Alabama n...
Some phones are made of sterner stuff. Angela Dalton and her 10-year-old son were riding as passengers in a th...
- Posted on October 2, 2013
Written in the stars: "Will you marry me?"
The way the stars aligned inside a Georgia planetarium caught the 22-year-old woman by surprise, spelling out the question: "Krystal Sanderson Will You Marry Me?" Alan Gilbert, 23, of Warner Robins, wanted to do something special when asking for Krystal Sanderson’s hand in...
The way the stars aligned inside a Georgia planetarium caught the 22-year-old woman by surprise, spelling out the question: "Krystal Sanderson Will You Marry Me?" Alan Gilbert, 23, of Warner Robins, wanted to do something special when asking for Krystal Sanderson’s hand in...
The way the stars aligned inside a Georgia planetarium caught the 22-year-old woman by surprise, spelling out the que...
- Posted on September 23, 2013

House for sale for one dollar: Thousands of people around the country read an online ad about an old, sprawling two-story farmhouse in Leesburg, Va., on sale for a dollar. There is a catch: The buyer must be able to afford to move the house. But after The Washington Post reported on the house a week ago, Yahoo.com linked to the article on its home page and suddenly, it seemed, the whole world wanted in.

- Posted on May 3, 2009

Ice cream driver robbed, redeemed by music: The ice-cream man, robbed of his Blue Bunny van and stripped to his skivvies, followed the music. Two hijackers apparently didn't know how to shut off that unmistakable melody - or didn't try. It was still playing when the Blue Bunny vendor found his abandoned van on the other side of Cypress Manor a short time later.

- Posted on May 2, 2009