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NY city's dead skunk depot stinks up neighborhood

09/24/2013 7:42am
Residents of a Buffalo, N.Y., neighborhood plagued by skunk odors now know what caused the stink: Trapped critters that were shot and stored at a shuttered police station.

Burger King launching lower-calorie french fry

09/24/2013 9:56am
Burger King wants people to feel less guilty about gobbling up its french fries.

How to earn $18,000 without leaving bed

09/24/2013 10:32am
NASA is looking for volunteers to spend 70 straight days in bed as part of a new study. And they'll pay each participant $18,000 for the inconvenience.

Austria: Catholic church fined for phone texting

09/24/2013 11:27am
Austria's Roman Catholic church has learned its lesson. Mass is OK. Mass texting is not.

Welsh village's proposed name change raises stink

09/24/2013 12:54pm
A proposed name change is raising a stink in one British village.

99-year-old Iowa woman gets high school diploma

09/24/2013 2:13pm
A 99-year-old Iowa woman who dropped out of a high school more than 80 years ago despite needing only one credit to graduate has finally received her diploma.

Ogden Valley family domesticates goose with diapers, love

09/24/2013 7:50pm
Inside the Westcott family's Ogden Valley home, Gladys the goose can often be seen taking a little beak-bath from a water tray. She's more comfortable indoors around humans than she is around other geese.