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Running couple says 'I do' at mile 8 of Chicago Marathon

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 12th - 6:30pm

One couple ran away to get married ... at the Chicago Marathon.

California contest dubs 1,969-pound pumpkin the plumpest

Kristin J. Bender and Marcio Sanchez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 12th - 4:51pm

A rippled white whopper weighing in at 1,969 pounds took the title Monday for plumpest pumpkin at an annual San Francisco Bay Area contest.

The $725M ranch bigger than NY and LA combined

Matt Majendie, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 12th - 9:53am

The final countdown to the real estate sale of the century has begun.

Face-down dummy Halloween prank prompts repeated 911 calls

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 11th - 10:18pm

A dummy placed face down in a Detroit woman's front yard as a Halloween prank has prompted repeated visits by police.

Sushi burritos and donut burgers? 16 insane food pairings

Latifah Al-Hazza for CNN  |  Posted  Oct 10th - 6:17pm

When one thinks of fusion food, dishes that balance the elegance of two distinct cuisines come to mind.

Have You Seen This? T-Rex does 'Ninja Warrior' course

Angie H. Treasure  |  Posted  Oct 10th - 2:05pm

What would make a video of an "American Ninja Warrior" training session with Reko Rivera all the more enjoyable? Rivera working through all manner of apparatuses in the confines of a T-Rex costume, of course.

Thai beauty queen to dress like a tuk-tuk at Miss Universe

Jocelyn Gecker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 5:30am

The smoke-belching, ear-splitting, undisciplined rickshaws known as tuk-tuks are part of the chaos on Bangkok's clogged streets.

Sleeping Idaho hunter wakes up to black bear biting his head

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 6:57pm

A hunter asleep in the remote Idaho wilderness woke up when he felt something tugging on his hair. Then he heard the black bear breathing.

Facebook adds 'Reactions' to Like button feature

Hope King and Peter Taggart, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 5:58pm

The Facebook "Like" officially has company -- but it's not a "Dislike" button.

Have You Seen This? How to enhance muscles without workouts

Martha Ostergar  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 1:15pm

If you're a bodybuilder but you can't get any more swole, here's what you do.

Video shows the world's best rock skipper in action

Grant Olsen, Contributor  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 11:29am

A new YouTube video shows world champion rock skipper Kurt Steiner skip a rock across a small lake in Vermont. And it's impressive.

Swedish police find black flags and beards equal good deeds

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 12th - 11:31am

Alerted by a passer-by that bearded men with a black flag were acting suspiciously at a castle ruins in southern Sweden, police found to their relief that it wasn't a group of Islamic State sympathizers but a meeting of hirsute do-gooders.

Woman stops intruder with medieval combat skills, sword

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 10th - 2:21pm

An Indiana woman says her training in medieval combat helped her corner a home intruder.

Prison garb mix-up means more coats for the homeless

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 5:51pm

Hundreds of winter coats earmarked for inmates near Philadelphia will instead warm the homeless because they arrived in a too-familiar shade of prison blue.

Pricey pooch: $10K dog found after being reported stolen

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 12:01pm

Call it the caper of the pricey pooch.

Missing snake found under dryer tried to slither away

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 8:20am

Elvis the king cobra put up a fight, even briefly escaping, as animal control officers tried to lure it from underneath a dryer in an Orlando woman's garage.

Police: Teen left court docs about auto theft in stolen car

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 3:51pm

Authorities say an 18-year-old man drove a stolen car to police headquarters to pick up court papers about a previous auto theft he was involved in — documents that were found in yet another stolen car.

'Lucky' pig gets new home after fall onto Colorado highway

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 8:01am

A 650-pound pig that fell off a trailer in Colorado is getting a new name -- "Lucky" -- and a new home at a sanctuary for abandoned pigs.

Cops: Man stabbed at funeral, suspect tries to flee in limo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 5:50am

Police say an argument at a funeral in Connecticut led to a stabbing and an attempted escape in a limousine.