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May 27, 2016

New York City gets salty on salt content

A New York City appeals court has ruled that the city can enforce a requirement that chain restaurants must post warnings on menu items high in....More
May 19, 2016

Playing with fire

Four new firefighters have been accused of calling in fake emergencies to local police so that they could savor the excitement of riding in fire....More
May 13, 2016

Sign of surrender

Frankfort N.Y. Mayor Frank Moracco has been accused of stealing 111 street signs from the New York State Department of Transportation to give to his....More
Dec 30, 2015

Houston man shuts down highway for proposal

A Houston interstate became a deadlock highway of love recently when a man decided to obstruct Interstate 45 for an epic marriage proposal....More
Dec 16, 2015

New York's Strongest calendar features "faceless" sanitation workers

Last week, New York’s Department of Sanitation released its 2016 calendar, featuring 14 of its sanitation workers, dubbed New York’s Strongest....More
Dec 02, 2015

South Dakota town is on the auction block

Swett, S.D., a 6.16-acre, unincorporated town, has been placed on the real estate block at the reduced price of $250,000. The town, equipped with a....More
Nov 11, 2015

Seattle's famous Gum Wall gets wiped clean

Seattle's Gum Wall came to be in 1991 when Market Theater customers began sticking gum on the wall while waiting in line. The tourist attraction will....More
Nov 04, 2015

Philadelphia woman wins $10,000 for voting

A Philadelphia crossing guard won $10,000 for casting a ballot Tuesday....More
Oct 21, 2015

Corrupt government officials and cyber attacks top American Fears list

Forget lions, tigers and bears, Americans most often have a fear of two things not hiding in the woods or the jungle....More
Sep 30, 2015

New Orleans' health initiative asks bands to turn it down

Residents in New Orleans, a city beloved for its year-round sonance of street brass bands, have decided that the big band should quiet down....More
Sep 09, 2015

Every dog has its day: Border collie and former mayor runs for president

Former Rabbit Hash, Ky., Mayor Lucy Lou a border collie with seven years of experience running the small, unincorporated town in Boone County, Ky.,....More
Aug 14, 2015

Alabama senator launches "Fund the Alabama State Government" GoFundMe page

Alabama has a $300 million hole to fill, so a state senator has resorted to the same fundraising efforts struggling musicians have used to fund their....More
Jul 22, 2015

Seattle street marking leads to snail parade

Seattle Department of Transportation crews' street marking blunder slowed things down on a West Seattle street over the weekend....More
Jul 08, 2015

TASER time

Van Meter, IA, will host a raffle allowing townspeople to deploy a TASER on a city official....More
Jun 10, 2015

I Want to Believe

He says the sun came out last night. He says it sang to him....More
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