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  • Tiger takes catnap on bed in Indian home after fleeing huge floods

    A family in India found a wild tiger “relaxing on a bed” in their house following a deadly monsoon which flooded parts of South Asia this week, according to Indian conservationists. In an image released by India’s Wildlife Trust, the massive predator can be seen lounging on a bed in the unnamed family’s home in the village of Harmuti, in the northeastern state of Assam. #JustIn our vet @samshulwildvet is making plans with #AssamForestDepartment @kaziranga_ to tranquilise a #tiger that […]

  • A man escaped a high-rise on fire by climbing down it in true “Spider-Man” style

    Did Philadelphia’s friendly neighborhood “Spider-Man” just escape an apartment fire? The fire department responded to an apartment fire around 9:30 p.m. Thursday in West Philadelphia, according to CNN affiliate WPVI. When they arrived at the 19-story high-rise, they saw a truly shocking sight: a man climbing down the outside of the building to escape the fire. Video shows him grappling down the balconies and railings of several floors until he got to the ground level, where anxious authorities jumped in to […]

  • Tom Cruise soars in ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ trailer

    The trailer for “Top Gun: Maverick,” the long-awaited sequel to the 1986 hit movie that helped solidify star Tom Cruise’s heartthrob appeal, is ready to fly. Judging by the trailer, Cruise’s danger-seeking naval aviator has been busy since audiences last saw him. Though, his attitude also hasn’t changed much. He’s content with his life as captain — even if, as his superior points out, he should be an admiral by now — and living on the edge. The new film […]

  • Broken heart syndrome and cancer are connected, scientists say

    NEW YORK — What could cancer have in common with broken heart? These researchers are working to find out. Broken heart syndrome is a real thing, though it’s also called stress-induced cardiomyopathy or Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. It’s triggered by intensely stressful situations, like losing a loved one. You know how some couples die within just a few days of each other? That’s an example of the syndrome. Symptoms include sudden chest pain, caused by the surge of stress hormones. And now, new research published in […]

  • Joseph Hammerly

    Missouri man charged with sexually abusing girl at his mom’s day care

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — An 18-year-old Missouri man has been charged with sexual abuse connected to his employment at his mother’s day care. Joseph Hammerly faces two counts of the unclassified felony of statutory sodomy, and deviate sexual intercourse with a person less than 12 years old. Hammerly’s mother, 47-year-old Emily Hammerly, the owner of the day care, faces one count endangering the welfare of a child, and one count of failure of a mandated reporter to report child abuse. […]

  • No one wants the middle seat on airplanes; this design could change that

    COLORADO — It is a truth universally acknowledged that middle seats on airplanes are the worst. Being awkwardly sandwiched in between two people while fighting for elbow room is the bane of most passengers. Now a new design might actually make people want the middle seat — or at least make the flying experience less miserable. The S1 design from the Colorado-based startup, Molon Labe Seating, features three economy seats in a staggered layout, putting the middle seat slightly behind […]

  • Nebraska officials explain public art sculpture at zoo shows Spider-Man's hands, not devil horns

    Nebraska officials explain public art sculpture at zoo shows Spider-Man’s hands, not devil horns

    LINCOLN, Neb. — A woman in Lincoln, Nebraska, is fighting the city over what she says is a sculpture depicting devil horns at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo. In a written complaint to Lincoln Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird, the woman demanded the city move the sculpture. “It is a sculpture of two hands open, painted Red & Black, and formed into Devil Horns,” the complaint read. “This is anti-Christian, and demonic, and completely inappropriate and offensive to place in front of […]

  • Delta’s on-board emergency medical kits will now include naloxone

    ATLANTA — Delta Air Lines says it will carry naloxone, a medication that reverses an overdose after the fact, after a passenger tweeted that a man died aboard one of its flights. Twitter user Lynne Lyman said the passenger passed out in the bathroom with a needle in his arm during a flight from Boston to Los Angeles. The flight attendants, a doctor and passengers did all they could to save the young man’s life, she recalled. In a tweet, Lyman […]

  • King Tut’s coffin to be restored for the 1st time since it was discovered

    CAIRO, Egypt — Tutankhamun is one of the best known figures of Ancient Egypt, and now his coffin is getting some tender loving care. The boy king’s gilded coffin has been moved from his tomb in Luxor to the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) for restoration work, Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities announced. This is the first time that the coffin has been restored since it was discovered in 1922. The coffin was moved from Tutankhamun’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings on Sunday, according […]

  • Mosquitoes have been almost completely wiped out on 2 Chinese islands

    CHINA — A population of the world’s most invasive mosquito species was almost completely wiped out by an experiment on two islands in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong, according to a study published Wednesday. The experiment successfully reduced the female Asian Tiger Mosquito population — the main source of bites and disease transmission — by up to 94%, reducing the number of reported human bites by 97%. It isn’t the first attempt by researchers to reduce mosquito populations across the world. […]

  • Area 51

    ‘It just took off:’ Meet the guy behind the ‘Area 51’ page, who’s terrified of what he’s created

    AMARGOSA VALLEY, Nev. — It’s all fun and games until you accidentally incite a giant mob to raid a top-secret military base. The internet has been buzzing with excitement about a Facebook event entitled, “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us,” with 1.6 million people having clicked “Going” and another 1.2 million have indicating they’re “Interested” on the event page. Hitherto cloaked in mystery, the man behind the legend has stepped forward. On June 27, Matty Roberts, who lives […]

  • AriZona Iced Tea, Adidas offered super exclusive shoes for 99 cents; police had to shut them down

    AriZona Iced Tea, adidas offered super exclusive shoes for 99 cents; police had to shut them down

    NEW YORK CITY — The great big brand collaboration machine has chosen two more ingredients at random, put them in a martini shaker, and belched out another limited edition, OMG-why-do-I-want-it-so-bad crossover. This is the new, extremely limited-edition AriZona Iced Tea x adidas shoe collection, which will be completely sold out by the time you read this. That strong sense of confusion you feel is your brain trying to comprehend these two brands together, and your heart realizing that you really, REALLY […]

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