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Sunday, Dec 31, 2017 at 05:48 PM CST

Words Banned for the New Year? 'Fake News' Gets Top Vote

Words Banned for the New Year? 'Fake News' Gets Top Vote

Let me ask you this: Would a story that unpacks a list of tiresome words and phrases be impactful or a nothingburger? Worse, could it just be fake news? Northern Michigan's Lake Superior State University on...

Friday, Dec 29, 2017 at 02:19 PM CST

Watch: Suspect Drives Off Pier in Failed Bid to Escape Cops

Watch: Suspect Drives Off Pier in Failed Bid to Escape Cops

What is one way to escape the police? Timofey Erofeeff's bid to out race the police failed when the 27-year-old drove a Ford pickup truck off a pier and into frigid waters in Astoria, Oregon, authorities...

Friday, Dec 29, 2017 at 05:43 AM CST

Britain's Margaret Thatcher in 1981: No Panda on My Plane

Britain's Margaret Thatcher in 1981: No Panda on My Plane

It seems former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher took a dim view of panda diplomacy. Newly released government files revealed Friday that Thatcher rejected a London Zoological Society proposal that she...

Friday, Dec 29, 2017 at 10:47 AM CST

Woman Gives Birth in Store

Woman Gives Birth in Store

A woman in California gave birth to a baby boy in the middle of a store Tuesday night. Surveillance video from El Parian Mexican Market shows the customer clinging to one of the tables and then falling to the...

Wednesday, Dec 27, 2017 at 10:30 PM CST

Dallas Family 'Biked' By Pranksters

Dallas Family 'Biked' By Pranksters

A Dallas family says they were pranked by a friend who left 14 rental bikes in their front yard.

Tuesday, Dec 26, 2017 at 08:46 AM CST

Sticker Shock: Woman Stunned by $284 Billion Electric Bill

Sticker Shock: Woman Stunned by $284 Billion Electric Bill

A Pennsylvania woman says she went online to check her electric bill and was stunned at the amount — more than $284 billion. The Erie Times-News reports that Mary Horomanski said her eyes "just about popped...

Thursday, Dec 28, 2017 at 06:20 PM CST

Carnage, Covfefe: 2017 Was an 'Unpresidented' Year in Words

Carnage, Covfefe: 2017 Was an 'Unpresidented' Year in Words

This year brought political scandals, gaffes and feuds, and plenty of them sent people to the dictionary in droves as words like dotard and covfefe hit the news. NBC News talked about the best words made famous...

Friday, Dec 22, 2017 at 04:10 PM CST

Family Fights HOA to Keep Pet Pig

Family Fights HOA to Keep Pet Pig

A Florida family is fighting their neighborhood's homeowners association over their pet pig Hamilton.  

Wednesday, Dec 20, 2017 at 06:15 PM CST

Ice Bumper Car Attraction Makes Debut

Ice Bumper Car Attraction Makes Debut

Providence, Rhode Island is now home to the first outdoor ice bumper car attraction in the country. The bumper cars at the Alex and Ani City Center are exclusive to New England.  

Wednesday, Dec 20, 2017 at 08:34 AM CST

Och Aye! All Residents of 1 Conn. Town Get Scottish Land

Och Aye! All Residents of 1 Conn. Town Get Scottish Land

Residents of the rural town of Scotland, Connecticut, are becoming lords and ladies in the United Kingdom country of the same name. The Scottish land preservation company Highland Titles said Tuesday it's...

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