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For sale: Ex-prison site with great views, sleeps hundreds
For sale: A 325-acre property containing more than 100 structures atop a mountain offering spectacular views. Sleeps hundreds.
Man jailed for not paying $749 fare for 'surprise' cab ride
A man who took a cross-state taxi cab ride to surprise his fiancée in western Pennsylvania has been jailed on a theft charge after police say he refused to pay the $749 fare.
Killer in Canadian dismemberment case joins dating site
A Canadian man sentenced to life in prison for killing and dismembering his Chinese lover and mailing the body parts to schools and political parties has joined a matchmaking website for inmates.
NYC teen tracks down wallet's owner on Facebook
Eighteen-year-old Michael Sally says he used to think his fellow teens were selfish.
Police make arrest after hearse with body stolen in Atlanta
Atlanta police say they've apprehended a suspect accused of stealing a hearse with a body inside. The vehicle -- and the body -- both were recovered a short time later.
Boy, father bit by alligator at lake outside Houston
A man and his teenage son have survived an alligator attack at Cedar Hill Park outside Houston.
Teacher: Lowering boy into trash can was meant to calm him
A Georgia special education teacher who was accused of holding an autistic boy upside-down and lowering him head-first into a trash can while comparing him to Oscar the Grouch says she was trying to calm the boy, not hurt him.
Cyclist loses thumb in machete attack
A Los Angeles man has lost his left thumb after four wannabe thieves attacked him with a machete as they tried to steal his bicycle.
Creator of pink plastic lawn flamingo dies
Donald Featherstone, creator of the pink plastic lawn flamingo, the ultimate symbol of American lawn kitsch, has died.
Deputies: 90-year-old man pulled gun on post office employee
A 90-year-old man is accused of threatening a U.S. Postal Service employee when he wasn't satisfied with the service received at a post office near Boca Raton.
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