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The poster has become a tourist attraction, the salon claimed.

North Korean embassy complains to UK after salon mocks leader's hair

LONDON (Reuters) - North Korea failed to see the joke when a London hair salon used a picture of its leader Kim Jong Un to try to attract more customers and has written to Britain's Foreign Office asking it to stop what it calls a "...
Reuters

42-year-old South Dakota mystery solved: Teen girls died in 1971 car crash

(Reuters) - The remains recovered from a car found overturned in a South Dakota creek last fall have been identified as those of two teenage girls who disappeared in 1971, and no foul play is suspected, authorities said on Tuesday....
Brendan O'Brien

Video News: Dogs getting sick from eating pot

Arizona vets see a rise in the number of pets that get sick from eating their owners marijuana. Doctors say they are seeing an average of 24 cases a month of doped up dogs - twice the number as seen in years before. While garden...

Video News: Three Ways to NOT Pay Taxes... Legally

April 14 (Bloomberg) – The wealthy and shrewd have ways around pesky financial obligations, like paying taxes. With a little planning they can reduce their tax exposure to, sometimes, zero. And the best part? What they're doing...
Bloomberg

Odd news briefs

Clever chimps at Kansas City Zoo make brief break to freedom KANSAS CITY (Reuters) - Seven chimpanzees used an improvised ladder from a tree to scale a wall and briefly escape their enclosure at the Kansas City...
Reuters

Gasoline-loving spiders cause Mazda car recall for second time

April 4 (Reuters) - For the second time in three years, Mazda Motor Corp has issued a recall for Mazda6 sedans in North America because of a spider that likes the smell of gasoline and weaves a web that blocks a vent in the engine....
Reuters

Average woman owns $550 worth of unworn clothing

The British website Voucher Cloud interviewed 2,137 women aged 18 and over only to find that at least 20 percent of the apparel taking up space in their closets remains untouched. Watch the video above or...

Man lost at sea while performing California beach baptism

(Reuters) - A man swept out to sea by seven-foot waves during an oceanside baptismal ceremony in California on Sunday remained missing a day later as hopes faded he would be found alive, officials said on Monday. U.S. Coast Guard...
Laila Kearney

German landlord tries to collect rent with chainsaw

BERLIN (Reuters) - A landlord demanding rent arrears threatened tenants and German police with a whirring chainsaw, a police spokesman said on Wednesday. The frightened tenants called police to the scene, and the 45-year-old man...
Reuters
A skyscraper known as the "Tower of David" is seen in Caracas January 31, 2014.

Venezuela's 'Skyscraper Slum' provides haven for poor

CARACAS (Reuters) - It boasts a helicopter landing pad, glorious views of the Avila mountain range, and large balconies for weekend barbecues. Yet this 45-story skyscraper in the center of Venezuela's capital Caracas is no five-...
Andrew Cawthorne and Jorge Silva

Tree trimmer recovering after chainsaw accident in Pennsylvania

(Reuters) - A Pennsylvania tree-trimmer was recovering on Tuesday after an on-the-job accident sent a chainsaw blade several inches into his neck and shoulder, hospital officials said, adding that the man is expected to make a full...
Reuters
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Shark gives Florida student 2-hour ride

ORLANDO, Fla., March 26 (Reuters) - A hammerhead shark dragged a college student in his kayak up the Atlantic coast for a two-hour "South Florida sleigh ride" that the kayaker taped with a head-mounted camera and posted on YouTube....
Reuters

Man to bank teller: Spank me

A man called a bank in Arkansas and spoke with the attractive teller. He told her he wanted to deposit 50 dollars. Well, not really deposit, he wanted to give her 50 dollars. See, his son had not very nice that day and he needed...

Magic tricks baffle dogs in amusing video

A Finnish magician shows even dogs are perplexed by sleight of hand as he captures different dogs' reactions to a disappearing treat trick. Jen Markham has the hilarious video. Watch the video above or...

Should the State of Minnesota allow medical usage of marijuana?

* Yes * No * Undecided
Denton Newman Jr

Which one of the 11 applicants would you appoint to the vacant Brainerd City Council position?

* Dolly Matten * Gabe Johnson * Keith Riedel * Howard Brewer * Shane Meyer * Matt Taylor * JD Berns * Susan Hilgart * Amanda Monnier * Jeff Czeczok * Dirk VanDerwerker
Denton Newman Jr

VIDEO NEWS: Attractive Inmate Files Lawsuit, Wants $ For Viral Mug Shot

Meagan Simmons, busted in Florida for DUI, has a problem with inmatecheck.com for posting and using her mug shot. Simmons and her attorney have filed a lawsuit against the website, claiming they are entitled to make money off of...

Funeral home: 'Dead' man kicks to escape body bag

LEXINGTON, Mississippi (Reuters) - A funeral director and coroner in Mississippi got the shock of their lives this week when a man put in a body bag because he was believed to be dead kicked to get out just before they began the...
Therese Apel

VIDEO NEWS: One of last public phone booths in Minnesota ending service

What ever will Clark Kent do if there's an emergency? Last used many months ago for a phone call, one of the last public phone booths in Minnesota is set to be removed and is being donated to the local historical society in La...
Jamie Houdek and his wife Lisa with one of their three daughters, Madison at the

VIDEO NEWS: Courageous tale of farming accident survival

[ GRAPHIC ] The honest and forthright description of the ordeal faced by Jamie Houdek in this farming accident is a harrowing one and may be too graphic for some. In a split second, Jamie Houdek’s life passed before his eyes....

VIDEO NEWS: Facebook can predict with scary accuracy if your relationship will last

(Wochit) In honor of Valentine's Day, Facebook let us in on something creepy. With the mountains of data it has on its members, Facebook has a pretty good idea if a romantic relationship between two people on the social network...

VIDEO NEWS: The History of Sweetheart Candies

Be Mine, Sweet Talk, Marry Me, everyone is familiar with the sayings from the most common Valentines Day treat, Sweetheart Candies. Learn the history behind the Necco company’s conversation heart candies; a Valentine’s Day staple...

VIDEO NEWS: High school student takes selfie with dead body

You might be wondering what a high schooler was doing with a cadaver, but the situation was totally legit. Her senior anatomy class took a trip to the University of Alabama to check out the school's anatomical donor program. ...

VIDEO NEWS: Couple gets married in hospital so maid of honor can participate

Imagine getting married in a hospital, in a dress you bought just two days ago. It's hard for most of us to imagine, but that's exactly what happened at Riley Hospital for Children. Danielle Jones' wedding had to happen fast because her...

VIDEO NEWS: The five hottest dog breeds at Westminster Dog Show

Feb. 11 (Bloomberg) - This year marks the 138th anniversary of the Westminster Dog Show. Several of America's favorite family pets have never won the prized "Best in Show" award. But owners of these breeds still think their pet is a...
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VIDEO NEWS: Thrill of victory - agony of defeat: Ironton Winter Bar Stool Races

While the eyes of the sporting world are on the Olympics in Sochi, Russia, a smaller, but talented group of lesser-known athletes were practicing and honing their as yet, non-olympian sport - Winter Bar Stool Racing - in the quaint...
Kelly Humphrey and Denton Newman Jr.

VIDEO NEWS: 'The Walking Dead' Pranks New Yorkers with Zombie Attacks

'The Walking Dead' is returning to AMC, and the show is getting people amped for the new season by scaring the heck out of New Yorkers. Andrew Dymburt (@CantPintheDym) says this isn't the first time a TV show or movie has used scare...

VIDEO NEWS: Woman's 'Fat Girl Dancing' videos go viral

Inspiring women and men all over the world not only with her skills on the dance floor but with her self confidence. A Greensboro, N.C., woman is making national headlines with her "Fat Girl Dancing" videos. WXII's David Jeannot has the...

VIDEO NEWS: Dad's plea for Facebook to release dead son's Look Back video

It's the momento Facebook started offering its users this week as the social networking site celebrates it's 10th anniversary, a 62 second video that highlights your biggest moments on Facebook. One father in mourning asked Facebook to...

VIDEO NEWS: Cause of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) found?

Finally, a possible explanation for SIDS. Babies that die suddenly and unexpectedly have been found to have underlying brain stem abnormalities that are not normal, before death. The brain stem affects the breathing, the heart rate,...

VIDEO NEWS: Facebook turns 10, and lets you create cool look back video

10 years later the once small company is now a publicly traded business with 1.2 billion users. Facebook has changed how we share information - no matter how irrelevant it is at times. Through the flood of personal...

VIDEO NEWS: FAA Grounds Minnesota Beer Delivery Drone

Minnesota brewery Lakemaid was testing a new drone delivery system to airlift frosty cases of beer to fishermen holed up in ice shacks on Mille Lacs Lake, as reported on the KTLA 6 News at 6 p.m. on January 31, 2014. Watch the...

VIDEO NEWS: Minnesota company makes some costumes for Sochi Olympics

When people are watching the opening ceremonies of the 2014 Winter Olympics on Feb. 7 in Sochi, Russia, they should pay close attention to what the ice skaters are wearing. They just may be wearing costumes made right here in Baxter,...