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He's a skydiver working with a net _ but no parachute

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:00pm

He's made 18,000 parachute jumps, helped train some of the world's most elite skydivers, done some of the stunts for "Ironman 3." But the plunge Luke Aikins knows he'll be remembered for is the one he's making without a parachute. Or a wingsuit.

GPS tells driver to turn around; car ends up almost vertical

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 5:41pm

Police in Vermont say a car ended up almost vertical when the driver swerved quickly in response to her GPS ordering her to "turn around."

Have You Seen This? Squirrel photobombs Bighorn ram at Glacier National Park

Angie H. Treasure  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 1:17pm

Dave Cawley happened to be at the right place at the right time with the right equipment this weekend when he captured not only the majesty of a Rocky Mountain Bighorn ram, but a little squirrel that wanted some face time with the camera.

Norway mulls giving mountain peak to Finland

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 9:01am

Norway is considering moving a mountain — or at least its peak — to neighboring Finland.

Satire site blames Merkel for burnt pizza, Pokemon problems

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 4:50am

Who's to blame for socks with holes and empty beer glasses?

Video: Utah hit by ‘Sharknado’ in released movie clip

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 6:31pm

In a clip of the upcoming movie posted by Salt Lake Comic Con Wednesday, the “sharknado” smacks the Wasatch Front, hitting the heart of Salt Lake City.

Oops! Trump: Clinton's VP pick was bad New Jersey governor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 1:12pm

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump took a shot Wednesday at Hillary Clinton's running mate, Democratic U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, for doing a terrible job as governor of New Jersey.

US tourist spends night on roof of Milan's Duomo cathedral

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 11:11am

The caretakers of Milan's historic Duomo cathedral on Wednesday requested additional police surveillance in light of an incident in which an American tourist was locked inside overnight and the terror attack on a French church.

Norway mulls giving mountain peak to Finland

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 10:21am

Norway is considering moving a mountain — or at least its peak — to neighboring Finland.

Think Trump and Clinton fall flat? Vote for Cat in the Hat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 12:41pm

Voters who think presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton fall flat can now choose the Cat in the Hat.

No typical salmon run: Fish spills across Alaska highway

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 11:40am

Alaskans are always excited by salmon runs, unless it's across a highway.

Meet Graham, a 'human' designed to survive a car crash

Janissa Delzo, Special to CNN  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 4:36pm

To up your chances of surviving a car accident, it would help if your ultra-thick ribcage were lined with sacs that served as natural airbags and if your face were flattened, your skull much larger, your skin thicker and your knees able to move in all directions.

Oregon State Fair to feature marijuana

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 9:40am

A new crop will be featured at the Oregon State Fair this year: marijuana.

It's so hot in New York that manure is bursting into flames

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 7:30am

How hot is it in upstate New York? So hot that horse manure is bursting into flames.

China asks Vietnam to investigate defaced passport

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 9:41pm

China is asking Vietnam to investigate reports that a border agent at the Ho Chi Minh City airport defaced a Chinese passport after images in media reports show the words "f--- you" scribbled twice over maps of the contested South China Sea.

Police: Bridal shop co-owner stood naked in store window

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 4:11pm

The co-owner of a bridal shop has been charged with indecent exposure after three women reported him standing naked next to mannequins in the store's display window.

Circus acrobats tie the knot on tightrope during show

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 1:21pm

Two circus acrobats tied the knot on a tightrope during a performance in Houston.

Officials at historic tourist spot warn of 'fake monk mafia'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 12:10pm

Visitors to one of Boston's top tourist destinations are being asked not to give money to what officials have dubbed "the fake monk mafia."

Michigan biker nabbed after Facebook post about eluding cops

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 9:41am

A suburban Detroit motorcyclist was apparently fast enough to leave police in the dust during a chase, but not swift enough to stop from bragging about it on Facebook.

Man, 62, playing 'Pokemon Go' at night gets stuck in mud pit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 8:10am

Authorities say a 62-year-old man playing "Pokemon Go" at night in the woods behind his New York home became stuck in waist-deep mud and had to be rescued.