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Youngest US chess master, 10: I've got to work on my endgame

Stephen Singer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 23rd - 10:42pm

At age 10, Maximillian Lu is the youngest-ever chess master in the U.S. Even so, he sees room for improvement.

Spiders invade Tennessee neighborhood

NBC News  |  Posted  Nov 23rd - 8:41pm

Residents of a neighborhood near May Street and Chelsea Avenue are battling an enormous spider infestation — one they say looks like a "horror movie."

Ex-student applies for probation over mac and cheese rant

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 23rd - 2:31pm

A former University of Connecticut student who went on a drunken, obscenity-laced tirade about jalapeno-bacon macaroni and cheese applied for probation Monday.

Fetty Wap throws wads of money over balcony to fans at mall

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 23rd - 1:11pm

Rapper Fetty Wap gave fans a run for his money this weekend, tossing wads of cash over a balcony at a New Jersey mall to the delight of screaming onlookers.

Cheating accusations mar Zimbabwe's 'Mister Ugly' contest

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 23rd - 4:20am

Pageant judges have crowned a new winner of Zimbabwe's 4th annual "Mister Ugly" contest, upsetting supporters of the crowd favorite who called the winner too handsome and prompting rioting at the event.

Armed senior couple holds burglar at gunpoint until police arrive

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 22nd - 6:34pm

A senior couple turned the tables on a burglar caught loading their belongings into his car.

1,111 carat diamond found in Botswana

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 20th - 5:56pm

A Canadian mining company operating in Botswana says it has found the second largest "gem quality" diamond ever discovered.

Woman reunited with dog that vanished 7 years ago in Ohio

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 20th - 1:52pm

A Tennessee resident reunited with her dog that disappeared seven years ago from her old home in Ohio says she can't even describe how happy she was to see her pet.

Men allegedly steal car with boy inside, drop him at school

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  Nov 19th - 12:18pm

A young Virginia boy got an unexpected lift to school by the two men who stole his family's car while he was sitting in the back seat, police said.

Pennsylvania teen misses turn, accidently runs full marathon

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 12:30pm

A Pennsylvania teenager's family says he accidentally ran all 26.2 miles of the Philadelphia Marathon because he missed a turn on his half-marathon course.

Despite warnings about West, 007 finds his way into Iran ad

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 8:50am

Even amid warnings about Western infiltration, the famed fictional British spy James Bond still found a way to get into Iran.

Costume for Vermont university's mascot turns up unharmed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 23rd - 11:31am

A university in Vermont says the costume for its green-caped Spartan mascot has been found unharmed in the football stadium after it was reported missing.

Weather device falls from sky, prompts bomb squad response

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 23rd - 9:50am

The National Weather Service says an instrument that fell from the sky, prompting a Philadelphia bomb squad response, weighed about a pound and had been launched with a weather balloon about 165 miles away.

Front-runners, total dark horses to run in New Hampshire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 21st - 1:51pm

The near-record field for the upcoming New Hampshire primary includes favored front-runners and a dark horse touting a pony-heavy platform.

Condo board wants pet DNA to track down poopers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 21st - 1:10pm

Some Florida condo owners are steaming after their homeowners association asked them to submit their dog's DNA in order to fine owners who don't pick up after their pets.

Castleton University's mascot has been missing for a month

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 21st - 9:40am

Castleton University's green-caped Spartan mascot hasn't been seen in a month and school officials say they want him back.

Man swings samurai sword at Apple store, terrifies customers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 20th - 7:21pm

A man swinging a samurai sword at an Apple store terrified shoppers on Friday.

Woman accused of prostitution says she offered 'free fun'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 20th - 7:32am

A central Pennsylvania woman accused of running a prostitution service out of her home says she charged only for massages, and that any sex that occurred with clients afterward was just "free fun."

Police: Man upset at missing birth made hospital bomb threat

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 19th - 1:41pm

A Utah man accused of calling in a hospital bomb threat because he was upset he couldn't attend his child's birth is being charged in federal court.