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Heat of hunter's fire breaks boulder; it falls, killing him

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 11:04am

A hunter died when heat from his fire broke apart a massive overhanging boulder, tumbling on the man and nearly killing his neighbor as well, West Virginia State Police said Tuesday.

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.

Homeowners association won't sue man over Christmas lights

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 25th - 8:00am

An Idaho homeowners association has backed down from threats to sue a man whose extreme Christmas light display last year bothered neighbors.

Woman sought for series of California wedding thefts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 7:41pm

Southern California authorities are looking for a wedding thief who steals wallets, credit cards and other valuables on the couple's happiest day without so much as an "I do."

Turkey visits church _ not for holiday meal, just wants in

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 24th - 2:52pm

Days before Thanksgiving, a wild turkey chose an opportune time to show up on the doorstep of an Orlando church, appearing to seek shelter.

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.