VIDEO: Egg-stealing snake slithers into Charlotte couple's kitchen

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (UPI) -- A Charlotte couple captured video of a home-invading snake lowering itself from a spice cabinet and snatching eggs from a basket.

Robert Hildreth and Laura Neff said they used an iPhone to film the snake about 6 p.m. Sunday when they heard a jar fall in their kitchen and followed the sound to find the serpent feasting ...Read more

Montana motorist cited for driving with car full of bees

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MISSOULA, Mont. (UPI) -- The Montana Highway Patrol a reported reckless driver was found to be driving with thousands of bees flying free in the car.

The MHP said troopers responded May 22 to a road near Missoula on a report of "a vehicle driving all over the road" and they found the motorist was transporting five hives of bees that were being ...Read more

Eva Braun's purported panties for sale at Ohio antique store

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ELMORE, Ohio (UPI) -- A pair of French silk panties being listed for $7,500 at an Ohio antique store purportedly once belonged to Eva Braun, Adolf Hitler's wife.

The high-waisted undergarments, which bear the monogrammed initials "E.B." and come with a certificate of authenticity, were spotted by a Twitter user for sale at a store called ...Read more

VIDEO: Harriette Thompson, 92, becomes oldest woman to finish a marathon

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SAN DIEGO (UPI) -- A 92-year-old cancer survivor and former concert pianist from Charlotte, N.C., has become the oldest woman to finish a marathon.

Harriette Thompson ran San Diego's Rock 'n' Roll marathon Sunday in seven hours, 24 minutes and 36 seconds.

Thompson, who has run the Rock 'n' Roll marathon 16 times, ran the event with her son ...Read more

VIDEO: Hooters waitress donates kidney to customer

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ROSWELL, Ga. (UPI) -- A Georgia Hooters waitress who donated her kidney to a customer she had known for only three months said the organ is "working amazingly" post-surgery.

Marianna Villareal, who serves tables at the Hooters in Roswell, said she struck up a friendship with customer Donald Thomas while her own grandmother was suffering kidney ...Read more

VIDEO: Texas goose turns the tables on young girl

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ARGYLE, Texas (UPI) -- A Texas dad made viral stars out of his young daughter and an exasperated mother goose who had enough of being harassed and sought revenge.

Chance Fenoglio's video, which went viral during the weekend on YouTube and Facebook, shows his daughter, Rylie, chasing after a mother goose and her goslings at her father's ...Read more

VIDEO: Mississippi police car records lightning near-miss

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GAUTIER, Miss. (UPI) -- A Mississippi police department shared dashcam footage of a lightning bolt that narrowly missed a patrol car driving on the interstate.

The YouTube video, recorded by the dashboard camera in Gautier Police Sgt. Mark Rodriguez's patrol car, shows the lightning strike a Tchoutacabouffa River bridge in front of the car ...Read more

VIDEO: Escaped pig makes a mess of Michigan police cruiser

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SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (UPI) -- A Michigan police department shared pictures of a smirking pig in a police cruiser and the probable reason for the porker's mirth -- the mess it left behind.

The pictures shared to the Shelby Township Police Department's Facebook page show the pig -- identified as a pet known as Pig and Pigpig -- smiling in the ...Read more

Billionaire buys towering $95M Manhattan condo, report says

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NEW YORK (UPI) -- A Saudi real estate magnate is reportedly under contract to purchase the second-most expensive condo in New York City, for the price of $95 million.

The towering unit, located at 432 Park Ave. in Midtown Manhattan -- the tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere -- was placed under contract in 2013 but has yet to ...Read more

New Jersey man taking terminal dog on 'bucket list adventure'

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JERSEY CITY, N.J. (UPI) -- A New Jersey man whose 15-year-old dog was given a terminal prognosis is taking his furry friend on a cross-country "bucket list adventure."

Thomas Neil Rodriguez said he was already planning to tour the country working events as DJ Neil Armstrong and he decided to alter his plans and bring along his fiancée and his ...Read more

Apartment notice reminds 'African American residents' to lower 'conversation volume'

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IRVINE, Calif. (UPI) -- A California student shared pictures of a flyer posted by apartment management reminding "African American residents" to keep conversation volume down.

Instagram user teyent_thequeenb posted photos and a video to her account showing signs in her building's two elevators at Toscana Apartment Homes that purport to ...Read more

VIDEO: Inventor takes a bullet to the groin to prove athletic cup's strength

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HIGH RIDGE, Mo. (UPI) -- The Missouri inventor of "the world's strongest athletic cup" put his own genitals on the line and took a bullet to the groin to prove its effectiveness.

Jeremiah Raber, 38, whose Nutshellz groin protectors were originally designed for UFC fighters, had business partner Matt Heck shoot a .22-caliber rifle at his groin ...Read more

Wyoming man gets probation for harassing elk in viral video

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CASPER, Wyo. (UPI) -- A Wyoming man who filmed himself using a small aircraft to chase a herd of elk pleaded no contest to a charge of big game harassment.

Kevin Christopherson, 53, a Natrona County School District trustee, said he pleaded no contest May 20 the charges stemming from the 2014 video filmed in Converse County.

Christopherson was ...Read more

Prosecutor in Freddie Gray's case once made an appearance on 'Judge Judy'

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BALTIMORE (UPI) -- Before Marilyn Mosby was a prosecutor in the Freddie Gray case, she made her first public court appearance on Judge Judy.

As a college student, Mosby visited the reality court television show to resolve a dispute with a neighbor.

According to The Baltimore Sun, the neighbor "trashed her apartment while she was away on summer...Read more

VIDEO: Time lapse shows 11-year construction of One World Trade Center

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NEW YORK (UPI) -- The opening of the One World Observatory atop New York's One World Trade Center is being celebrated with a time-lapse video of the tower's 11-year construction.

The video, created and shared on YouTube by webcam services company EarthCam, was created from high definition images starting with the onset of One World Trade Center...Read more

'Badass' retired Marine pilot buys his own Harrier jet

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CALIFORNIA, Md. (UPI) -- A video posted to YouTube shows how a retired U.S. Marine Corps pilot obtained his own Harrier fighter jet to fly as a civilian.

The video, "Badass Pilot Buys Own Fighter Jet," was posted to YouTube by the AARP channel and quickly went viral with more than 700,000 views in a week.

The video details how Art Nalls ...Read more

VIDEO: Maine church steeple lightning strike caught on camera

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GRAND ISLE, Maine (UPI) -- A Maine student shooting video during of a rainstorm captured the moment a lightning bolt struck the church steeple he was facing.

Carl Bouley, 16, a student at Madawaska High School, was filming the rain Wednesday outside his home in Grand Isle when a bolt of lightning struck the steeple at St. Gerard Catholic Church...Read more

Police bust Bacon in breakfast sausage scuffle

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MADISON, N.J. (UPI) -- A New Jersey man with the surname Bacon found himself under arrest following a breakfast dispute over the last piece of sausage.

Madison police said Officer Lisa Esposito responded to a home about 3:30 a.m. May 12 on a report of a dispute and arrived to find Thomas Bacon, 19, had allegedly assaulted another person in the ...Read more

'Manhattanhenge' sunsets coming to New York

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NEW YORK (UPI) -- "Manhattanhenge," a twice-yearly phenomenon named by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, will be visible on the streets of New York during the coming weekend.

Tyson said Manhattanhenge, the Stonehenge-inspired term he coined in 2001 for the times when the sunset aligns exactly with the grid of streets in Manhattan, will be ...Read more

Seattle car burglar overlooks lottery ticket worth $1 million

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SEATTLE (UPI) -- A Seattle couple said a burglar stole a pair of sunglasses from their car, but ignored something far more valuable -- a $1 million winning Powerball ticket.

The couple, who requested anonymity, said they forgot to check the numbers on their Powerball ticket after it failed to win the $350 million jackpot in February's drawing. ...Read more