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A truck collision turns a Florida highway into a silver sea of beer cans

A truck collision turns a Florida highway into a silver sea of beer cans

A highway north of Tampa, Fla., had to close temporarily Wednesday morning after a semitrailer carrying cases of Coors Light beer crashed. Minor injuries were reported. ... Continue Reading
Southwest flight gives passengers ukulele lessons

Southwest flight gives passengers ukulele lessons

Rather than an in flight movie, passengers on a trip to Hawaii were given ukuleles and an in-flight lesson. ... Continue Reading
A normal Wednesday night in NYC: Hundreds of inline skaters hit the streets weekly

A normal Wednesday night in NYC: Hundreds of inline skaters hit the streets weekly

Every Wednesday evening, a horde of inline skaters barrels through New York City. They're fueled not by '90s nostalgia, but by adrenaline and the tension between unchecked speed and staying upright. ... Continue Reading
She faked her kidnapping to get back with her ex. Now she'll get 18 months in prison

She faked her kidnapping to get back with her ex. Now she'll get 18 months in prison

Sherri Papini disappeared in 2016, triggering a three-week multi-state search. When she resurfaced, she told authorities an elaborate lie about being abducted and tortured by two Hispanic women. ... Continue Reading
She faked her kidnapping to go back to her ex. Now she'll get 18 months in prison

She faked her kidnapping to go back to her ex. Now she'll get 18 months in prison

Sherri Papini disappeared in 2016, triggering a three-week multi-state search. When she resurfaced, she told authorities an elaborate lie about being abducted and tortured by two Hispanic women. ... Continue Reading
The economics behind 'quiet quitting' — and what we should call it instead

The economics behind 'quiet quitting' — and what we should call it instead

Is "quiet quitting" about being lazy or setting healthy boundaries? Is it even real? We dig into the data and ask workers themselves about what it means to them. ... Continue Reading
When kids yell 'Alexa, play poop,' you'll hear these songs

When kids yell 'Alexa, play poop,' you'll hear these songs

If you have a smart speaker and small children in the same household, you might be surprised to find what plays when they inevitably yell, "Alexa, play poop." ... Continue Reading
Meet South Dakota's new corn-bassador, a boy who recently found out that corn is real

Meet South Dakota's new corn-bassador, a boy who recently found out that corn is real

Tariq has loved corn ever since he found out it was real. The 7-year-old has been declared South Dakota's Official Corn-bassador after his passion for the vegetable went viral on TikTok and YouTube. ... Continue Reading
A scuba diver retrieved a woman's phone from the ocean one day after she lost it

A scuba diver retrieved a woman's phone from the ocean one day after she lost it

Lauren Hernandez was paddle boarding off Massachusetts when she dropped her phone in the ocean. A scuba diver found it, and even took a selfie with it. ... Continue Reading
A shipment of baby wipes turns out to be $11.8 million worth of cocaine

A shipment of baby wipes turns out to be $11.8 million worth of cocaine

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said the seized cocaine totaled more than $11.8 million in street value. ... Continue Reading
A tomato spill makes a major California highway a marinara mess

A tomato spill makes a major California highway a marinara mess

A truck hit the center divider on I-80 between San Francisco and Sacramento, Calif., Monday morning, slathering several lanes in quickly crushed tomatoes and forcing morning commuters to play ketchup. ... Continue Reading
Man breaks Guinness record for longest journey by pumpkin boat

Man breaks Guinness record for longest journey by pumpkin boat

Duane Hansen grew an 800 pound pumpkin, hollowed it out and paddled it down the Mississippi river. ... Continue Reading
Nichelle Nichols' remains will go explore strange new worlds

Nichelle Nichols' remains will go explore strange new worlds

A portion of the trailblazing actor's ashes will travel to deep space later this year. Along for the journey are remains of the show's creator and another star from the series. ... Continue Reading
Long overlooked, Oregon's Swastika Mountain may have a new name soon

Long overlooked, Oregon's Swastika Mountain may have a new name soon

Swastika Mountain, located about 30 miles outside Eugene, Ore., was named after a local ranch in the early 1900s. Now it's in the process of being renamed. ... Continue Reading
Travelers spotted a bald eagle at the airport — but this isn't his first TSA line

Travelers spotted a bald eagle at the airport — but this isn't his first TSA line

Clark

A bald eagle going through TSA security caught Twitter's attention. Clark, who lives at a sanctuary, travels via plane to fly at events. He's taken over 100 commercial flights

(Image credit: Dawn Griffard)

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Thieves may have just pulled off the 'heist of the century'

Thieves may have just pulled off the 'heist of the century'

A brazen, early morning robbery of a Brinks truck may be the largest jewelry heist in U.S. history. Thieves took 22 containers, each weighing about 100 pounds, which could be worth $100 million total. ... Continue Reading
An ice-age bison was discovered! Then soon eaten — once the foul taste was smothered

An ice-age bison was discovered! Then soon eaten — once the foul taste was smothered

Shortly after researchers unearthed the mummified body of a 55,000-year-old Steppe bison in the Alaskan tundra, they sliced off a piece of its neck. To eat! ... Continue Reading
Encore: Classroom skeleton — whose bones are these?

Encore: Classroom skeleton — whose bones are these?

In many U.S. schools, the human skeletons hanging in biology or art classrooms were actual remains. Here's the origin story of one set of bones in an Erie, Penn., high school. ... Continue Reading
Venice mayor calls out 'imbeciles' surfing Italian city's historic canals

Venice mayor calls out 'imbeciles' surfing Italian city's historic canals

Incensed by two people he saw as making a mockery of Venice, Mayor Luigi Brugnaro offered a free dinner to anyone who could help bring them to justice. ... Continue Reading
What a pest! Spotted lanternflies are spreading in the U.S.

What a pest! Spotted lanternflies are spreading in the U.S.

State officials are calling on residents to get involved and kill these bugs at all costs. The spotted lanternfly isn't dangerous to humans or pets but could cost the country's agricultural industry. ... Continue Reading