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Cops Are Trying to Find This Millionaire Using a Podcast
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 14:11:18 CDT
The podcast's name is an aspirational one: "Countdown to Capture." The capture part is what the Newport Beach Police Department hopes will result from the six-part series, which it is releasing in a bid to finally catch their man. Details: The crime: The Los Angeles Times reports officials have for...
Man Who Never Golfed Freed From Prison Thanks to Game
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 08:07:47 CDT
A New York inmate who has never golfed a game in his life is now a free man, with his innocence restored to him thanks to the game. Golf Digest has the incredible conclusion to the story of Valentino Dixon, a 48-year-old who caught the magazine's attention six years ago,...
Hit Caused a Concussion at Age 12. He Was Dead by 13
Thu, 13 Sep 2018 10:20:00 CDT
On the drive home from the game on Sept. 12, 2015, Greg Ransom spotted blood on his 12-year-old son's ear. Ransom had been at James' Pop Warner football game that Saturday but didn't see the hit to his head. James that night simply explained he had his "bell rung" during...
Student Emails Every Nicole in School to Get a Date
Mon, 10 Sep 2018 17:00:00 CDT
A Canada college student who met a woman at a bar but somehow screwed up taking down her phone number still managed to connect using a nuclear option. Carlos Zetina, a first year student at University of Calgary, knew the woman he'd met was also a student. He also knew...
Did Buffalo Bills Play Role in Timothy McVeigh's Unraveling?
Sat, 08 Sep 2018 14:12:12 CDT
"I am not saying that Timothy McVeigh bombed Oklahoma City in 1995 because the Buffalo Bills lost four Super Bowls in a row," writes Sam Anderson at Politico . That would be "absurd." But in his lengthy piece, Anderson makes the case that the Bills' misfortune might have at least played...
Unseen Since 1918, Flawed Stamp Is Found
Sat, 08 Sep 2018 13:40:00 CDT
"Sorry, your stamp is not what you think it is. It's not that special." Workers at the Philatelic Foundation in Manhattan often say such things when shown an unusual postage stamp, but this time foundation curator Lewis Kaufman wasn't so sure. A recent cellphone photo of an "Inverted Jenny"—the...
Nike's 'Just Do It' Slogan Was Born From a 1977 Execution
Wed, 05 Sep 2018 13:20:30 CDT
Amid the reactions—most recently from President Trump and LeBron James —to Colin Kaepernick's new campaign with Nike in honor of its 30-year-old slogan comes an unusual sidebar from the Washington Post on the origins of those three words. As it turns out, "Just Do It" was born from an...
Ruby Slippers Stolen in the Night 13 Years Ago Are Found
Tue, 04 Sep 2018 14:26:30 CDT
It required more than three clicks of the heel to get these ruby slippers home—it took 13 years. Law enforcement officials announced Tuesday that the shoes stolen from the Judy Garland Museum in her hometown of Grand Rapids, Minn., in late August 2005 have been found—but no thief...
Meteorologist Allegedly Fractured Anchor's Skull in Fight
Fri, 31 Aug 2018 07:33:00 CDT
A WSAZ television meteorologist's 10-day outlook just got a little stormier. Chelsea Ambriz, 26, was charged with misdemeanor battery after allegedly shoving co-worker Erica Bivens on Sunday in Charleston, WV. Bivens, a news anchor, is said to have suffered a ruptured eardrum and skull fracture. While the Charleston Gazette-Mail reports...

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