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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

Kitten survives being carried off by clumsy hawk in California

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JURUPA VALLEY, Calif. (UPI) -- Animal rescuers in California said a 5-week-old kitten carried off by a hawk survived when the clumsy raptor dropped it out of the sky.

Riverside County Animal Services said in a Facebook post Jurupa Valley resident Lindsey Gage and her 6-year-old daughter, Jaylie, saw the hawk take off flying from a neighbor's ...Read more

VIDEO: Texas family records flood turning home into 'washing machine'

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WIMBERLY, Texas (UPI) -- A Texas family whose home was caught in the Blanco River flood recorded the moment their home became "a gigantic washing machine."

Sarah Perez of Wimberly posted a video to YouTube showing the moment floodwater from the overflowing Blanco River rushed into her family's home Saturday.

"Oh no!" Perez can be heard saying ...Read more

VIDEO: Delayed Delta passengers get pizza party on the tarmac

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (UPI) -- A Delta flight diverted en route to Atlanta had pizza delivered to the passengers via a baggage cart on the tarmac in Knoxville, Tenn.

The Delta flight from Philadelphia to Atlanta was diverted to Knoxville about 2 p.m. Tuesday due to weather in Georgia and passengers soon revealed on Twitter that the captain and crew ...Read more

VIDEO: Dog strapped to motorcyclist's back on U.S. interstate

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ORANGE, Calif. (UPI) -- A man riding in a car on a stretch of U.S. interstate captured footage of a goggle-wearing dog strapped to the back of a motorcyclist traveling 70 mph.

Shawn White, who posted the video to YouTube, said in the post he was a passenger in a car traveling on Interstate 15 in the western United States when he "saw the ...Read more

'Robotic rump' helps med students avoid being pains in patients' butts

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SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) -- Seeing one's proctologist can truly be a pain in the butt, but thanks to medical technology it may be less so for men in the future.

A robotic derriere has been developed by scientists at the University of Florida, Drexel University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and supported by the National Science Foundation....Read more

Airline: Flight attendant violated policy with engine well photos

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CHICAGO (UPI) -- Spirit Airlines said a flight attendant violated policy by posing for photos inside a jet engine well shortly before the plane took off in Chicago.

Passengers on the Spirit flight reported seeing Ericka Paige Diehl, 41, posing for pictures inside the engine well of their plane shortly before takeoff at O'Hare International ...Read more

Iowa woman's 'worthless scarecrow' hosts nest of baby birds

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MASON CITY, Iowa (UPI) -- An Iowa woman's video of her "worthless scarecrow" revealed the object has become a home to -- rather than a deterrent against -- a family of birds.

Renee Delfs' "Our Worthless Scarecrow" video, posted to YouTube, shows how the Mason City mannequin had ceased to be a source of fear for the wild birds and instead has ...Read more

VIDEO: Screaming Florida kayaker lands 552-pound goliath grouper

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SANIBEL, Fla. (UPI) -- A Florida man landed an 83-inch-long goliath grouper experts said could be "the largest bottom fish ever [caught] from a kayak."

Jon Black of the Crazy Lure Tackle shop in Cape Coral was fishing from a kayak in Sanibel, Fla., when he reeled in the fish, which measured 83 inches long and more than 73 inches in girth.

The ...Read more

Navy officer told uniform does not meet hotel bar's dress code

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NEW YORK (UPI) -- A New York hotel apologized after a sailor was turned away from the business' cocktail lounge because her U.S. Navy uniform was not up to dress code.

Ryan O'Connor, husband of the sailor's cousin, said he was with the group Saturday night when they attempted to visit the Standard Hotel's Top of the Standard rooftop lounge and ...Read more