Weird

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yesterday

Missing toddler found safe, playing in ‘claw crane’ machine

A 3-year-old boy has been reunited with his mother after being found playing inside a coin-operated arcade game.

money

Tuesday

Turns out ‘God’ has bad credit

An NYC man claims Equifax falsely reported he had no financial history because his first name is God.

Twitter

Monday

Teen’s terror prank might be dumbest Tweet ever

The online meltdown was a whirlwind of tween-speak, full of OMGs and posts that lack any common sense or punctuation.

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April 11, 2014

Would you pay $2K for a sewage plant wedding?

A sewage treatment plant near Seattle is advertising its availability as a wedding venue.

In this Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, photo, a McDonald's Big Mac sandwich is photographed at a McDonald's restaurant in Robinson Township, Pa. McDonald's saw a key sales figure drop in the U.S. again in February 2014, as the world's biggest hamburger chain struggles to beat back competition and adapt to changing eating habits.

April 10, 2014

Florida woman arrested in topless rampage at McDonald’s

A woman wearing only bikini bottoms was observed by security cameras vandalizing a Florida McDonald's.

FILE - This Feb. 1, 2011 file photo shows medical marijuana clone plants at a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif. Despite new rules that say only about 140 medical marijuana dispensaries are eligible to stay open, more than 450 have filed renewals to pay Los Angeles business taxes this year.

April 10, 2014

Woman arrested after telling police she bought bad pot

A Texas woman was arrested after complaining to police that a she was sold a bad batch of marijuana.

The company logo is seen on the bonnet of a Mazda car during the media day ahead of the 84th Geneva Motor Show at the Palexpo Arena in Geneva March 5, 2014.

April 10, 2014

Spiders cause Mazda recall for second time

Mazda has issued a recall for Mazda6 sedans because of a spider that weaves a web blocking a vent in the engine.

chupa

April 3, 2014

Chupacabra captured?

A Texas couple says they caught the mythical creature.

taxidermy

April 1, 2014

A Twitter about taxidermy is the weirdest thing you’ll see today

It's simultaneously terrifying and hilarious.

denmark

March 31, 2014

Travel agency urges vacationers: ‘Do it for Denmark’

Reversing Denmark's 27-year birthrate low could get couples future freebies.

cupcake

March 28, 2014

Cupcake ATM offers sweet withdrawals

A 24-hour cupcake vending machine has opened and it's like a dream come true.

Shoes

March 26, 2014

Man robs same shoe store, 15 years apart

After being released from prison for robbing a shoe store, a man allegedly commits the same crime at the same store.

vaticanpostoffice

March 24, 2014

Cocaine-filled condoms mailed to Vatican

Thousands of dollars in drugs are mailed to the Vatican postal office.

golfclub

March 20, 2014

These clubs could set your golf game on fire – literally

Golfers are urged to swing with care after scientists prove titanium-coated clubs can cause course-side fires.

johnmayer

March 19, 2014

John Mayer has $5M worth of fake Rolex watches

The longtime watch collector sues a man he says sold him several fake -but pricey - timepieces.

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Ambulance, SUV Collide at Clear Lake & Dirksen

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An ambulance heading south on Dirksen Parkway collided with an SUV late Friday afternoon, shutting down the intersection at Clear Lake for some time.

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Public Comments Invited on Rules for Medical Pot

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The proposed rules for medical marijuana are now available for public comment

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Fuzzy Language in Law Could Draw University Employees to Retire Early

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A wrinkle in the pension story in Illinois is the almost immediate retirements of hundreds of university faculty members

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WIU Acknowledged for Arts, Creativity

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Small-town and rural Illinois are not devoid of creativity

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Public’s Help Needed to Identify Vandals

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Vandals scratched vehicles and also used rocks and a BB gun to damage windows on homes between April 7th and 13th.