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Trash palaces: The spectacular houses built from scrap

08/18/2014 10:31am
Getting a foothold on the property ladder can be a challenge at the best of times, and the prospects for many of us have been battered further by the global recession. But necessity is the mother of invention and there are routes to home ownership that are not blocked by estate agents and eye-watering fees.

Owl enters 10th story apartment, kills canary

08/18/2014 10:31am
An owl flew into a 10th story apartment in Coeur d'Alene, apparently opened a bird cage and killed one of two canaries inside, the residents said.

Hunters snag 1K-pound alligator, an Alabama record

08/18/2014 11:20am
A family battled a 1,000-pound alligator for more than five hours, putting several large hooks into the beast before firing a fatal shotgun blast into the gator's head.