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Scorpion’s sting grounds flight

A scorpion stung a passenger on an Alaska Airlines flight to Portland, grounding the plane.

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Would-be burglar stuck in a duct

A Seattle man tried to evade police by crawling inside a ventilation system and had to be rescued before being arrested.

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Even if you die, your Facebook can live on

The world's biggest social network will now let users pick someone who can manage their account after they pass away.

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Florida is No. 1 … for shark attacks

Half of all attacks in America took place off Florida's eastern coast.

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Couple gets rude awakening in garbage truck

A man and a woman were reportedly so drunk that they fell asleep in a Dumpster.

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Parents turn 50 shades of red over school’s ‘Grey’ puzzles

Students in Pennsylvania were given puzzles based on the erotic novel with terms including "spanking," and "leather cuffs."

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City hopes a little humor might slow down drivers

A Northern California city is using humor to get drivers to slow down and pedestrians to pay attention.

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Moon artifacts among items in Armstrong’s closet

A treasure trove from the first moon landing described as "just a bunch of trash" has been found after four decades.

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Selfie leads to murder rap

A Snapchat post led police to a teen murder suspect.

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A horse falls into a bathtub …

Firefighters in California had an interesting day on the job.

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‘Hot mugshot guy’ has a new address … jail

Jeremy Meeks, the man whose mugshot became a sensation for his male-model good looks, will spend two years in prison.

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Obit blames man’s death on Seahawks’ Super Bowl loss

The family of a die-hard fan says their late relative would have enjoyed one last joke made at the expense of his team.

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Joggers beware the angry owl

Oregon officials are warning park visitors to watch out for an owl who has an affinity for hats.

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Forget grounding your kid – just get their hair cut

An Atlanta barber is giving new meaning to the haircut from Hell.

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Pigeon ‘pageant’ is literally for the birds

Most city dwellers don't think of pigeons as things of beauty but at this show they get some love.

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Florida considers bear hunting after spate of attacks

After a 20-year ban, Florida may bring back bear hunts to control a growing menace in suburban neighborhoods.

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Do you want fries with your kangaroo?

A Wisconsin McDonald's called police after a woman brought an unwanted guest into the restaurant.

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Not just Monopoly money: Game in France will have real thing

The French version of Monopoly is celebrating its 80th year by slipping cash into 80 boxes of the game.

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During Super Bowl, Chinese Twitter blew up over ‘Fruit Sister’

The #LeftShark wasn't the only one who set Twitter on fire.

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Florida calls on real-life snake charmers

Wildlife officials are recruiting the general public for "python patrols."

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The Sangamon County Sheriff's Office is warning of a jury duty scam that's so far affected several people.

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Winter is over -- at least for the people who study the weather.

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Springfield's Memorial Medical Center has a new surgical center.