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13 hours ago

Vote with your butts

The city of Boston is trying to rid the streets of unsightly cigarette butts by placing special receptacles in high traffic areas that will allow smokers to vote on a simple question.

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1 day ago

A reporter’s worst nightmare

That awkward moment when a mugshot looks just like the reporter.

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3 days ago

Do you want fries with that? Man charged with throwing alligator into fast food restaurant

Workers at a Florida Wendy's got the surprise of a lifetime when a customer tossed a 3-foot-long live alligator through the drive-thru window.

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3 days ago

Serial stomper targeting the feet of Austin, Texas

Strange but true: Several women have reported incidents of a man stomping on their feet before riding off on a bicycle.

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4 days ago

Lock of John Lennon’s hair could fetch up to $10,000 at auction

Heritage Auctions, which is selling the hair of the late singer, said it was clipped and saved by a hairdresser in Germany in 1966.

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4 days ago

Court: Wisconsin couple, too drunk to drive, give keys to 9-year-old

Jason Roth, 36, and Amanda Eggert, 32, pleaded not guilty at the court to charges of recklessly endangering safety and neglecting a child.

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5 days ago

Cars parked on thin ice get icy bath in Wisconsin

Call it the polar bear plunge for cars and trucks.

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1 week ago

Prognosticating Ape picks Panthers to win Super Bowl

The 1-year-old orangutan named Tuah chewed up a cardboard Panthers sign and later kissed a papier-maché Panthers helmet.

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1 week ago

The Strangelove Suite: Northern Ireland sells nuclear bunker

It has no windows — but offers unrestricted views of Armageddon.

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1 week ago

A prank call that will make you smash your own windows

Police in Tucson, Arizona, say pranksters convinced employees at a fast food restaurant to smash windows by pretending to be a fire-suppression company.

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1 week ago

Jury summons directs people to call sex hotline

That's one way to get people to do their civic duty.

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1 week ago

Google buys ‘Google’ for just over $6,000

A Massachusetts graduate student who pointed out a glitch that allowed him to briefly "own" the world's most heavily trafficked website has been rewarded by Google.

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2 weeks ago

Eagles vs Drones: Dutch police eye birds to prey on drones

It may sound like a flight of fancy, but Dutch police are considering using birds of prey to swoop down and pluck rogue drones out of the sky.

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2 weeks ago

It’s a shark-eat-shark world

Has your roommate ever been so invasive that you ate them?

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2 weeks ago

Bad ink! Patriots fan gets tattoo declaring Super Bowl win

A New England Patriots fan was a bit premature when he got a tattoo declaring the team champions of a game they never reached — yet he says he has no regrets.

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2 weeks ago

AirPnP brings the sharing economy to the bathroom

We cannot - and did not - make this up.

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2 weeks ago

‘Lunch lizard’ becomes Kindergarten class pet

A central New Jersey elementary school science class has a new pet after a lizard was discovered in a student's salad after being refrigerated for days.

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2 weeks ago

Watch the ‘rescue’ of this adorable sloth

The Transit Commission of Ecuador took on a rather unusual task when workers spotted a sloth stranded on a busy highway.

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2 weeks ago

Burger King employee is now the ‘chicken king’

That's certainly a unique way to celebrate your last day.

Recent Headlines

5 hours ago in National

Making headlines this week

A couple is seen through an American flag as they walk to a polling place for the New Hampshire primary, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

A look back at some of the week's biggest headlines and the stories you may have missed.

5 hours ago in Entertainment, National

Roses and roaches: Cold-hearted Valentine’s Day ideas

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With the coldest air in more than a decade forecast to grip the United States this Valentine's Day weekend, the holiday dedicated to love is flashing its frigid side.

8 hours ago in Local

SJC Rules For Greenfield Big-Box Appeal

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According to the state Supreme Judicial Court, the opponent’s appeal of a building permit for the French King Highway store can now move forward.

8 hours ago in Local

Four Arrests Result of Springfield Drug Raid

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More than a pound of heroin, a large quantity of crack cocaine and four loaded handguns were confiscated in the raid at 38 Denton Circle.

8 hours ago in Local

Northampton Historical Commission Delays Pomeroy Terrace Condo Plan

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The Northampton Historical Commission has voted to delay Springfield businessman Matthew Campagnari's plans to replace the buildings with new condo units.