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Woman sends text to wrong number, marries recipient 3 years later

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 12:16pm

A fateful text message sent to the wrong number resulted in a wedding three years later.

Hunter survives 6 days without water in Australian Outback

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 9:52am

A 62-year-old recreational hunter lost in a hot and arid region of the Australian Outback survived without water for six days by eating ants, police said Tuesday.

Student sorry for mac and cheese meltdown, says he's ashamed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 12th - 7:20pm

A University of Connecticut student who went on an obscenity-laced tirade against food service workers when they refused to sell him jalapeno-bacon macaroni and cheese has apologized.

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.

Jury: Boy not liable for exuberant hello that injured aunt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 2:31pm

A Connecticut jury on Tuesday rejected a woman's bid to sue her 12-year-old nephew for injuries she says she suffered from his exuberant greeting at his birthday party four years ago.

Police offer marijuana grower counseling in Facebook post

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 2:11pm

A New Hampshire police department that recently pulled up some marijuana plants has offered the pot grower counseling in a Facebook post.

Detective suspended for drinking before MADD conference

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 13th - 1:30pm

Officials say a Florida detective had been drinking before he attended a Mother's Against Drunk Driving conference and made disrespectful comments to another department's police chief.

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.