BOGOTA – Colombia has called off the hunt to kill a drug lord’s escaped hippo and will instead try to relocate the beast after its mate was shot dead by order of the government, sparking outrage from animal rights groups. The giant animals were imported from Africa by late cocaine king Pablo Escobar and put [...]
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Tags: account, bill, credit card, quadrillion, trillion
A North Texas man has a 17-figure credit card statement after a bank glitch resulted in an eye-popping charge. This is what it looks like: $23,148,855,308,184,500.00.
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia – A Canadian boy celebrating his third birthday was unhurt and apparently unfazed after he floated 12 km (7.8 miles) down a river riding atop his toy truck, police said on Monday.
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, the Republican Party’s vice presidential candidate in 2008, said on Friday she will resign this month, an unexpected move that could signal a run for higher office. Palin took no questions after a brief news conference in her hometown of Wasilla, Alaska, members of her state Cabinet by [...]
Tags: code breaking, communication, cypher, defense, independence, july 4, lawren smithline, math, robert patterson, thomas jefferson
For more than 200 years, buried deep within Thomas Jefferson’s correspondence and papers, there lay a mysterious cipher — a coded message that appears to have remained unsolved. Until now.
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This is the face of a knife-wielding thug who got more than he bargained for when he broke into a 72-year-old retired boxer’s home.
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The U.S. Supreme Court overruled President Barack Obama‘s high court nominee Sonia Sotomayor on Monday in an important race discrimination case, but the White House remained confident she would be approved.
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To Protect and to Serve…and to Overreact’ If you’re a police officer, Hollywood has blessed (or cursed) you with a rich history of role models, decades worth of fictionalized examples to follow on TV and in film. Today, Joe Friday is frowning beneath his fedora. Sonny Crockett just lowered his Ray-Bans to take a second, [...]
Tags: death, google, internet, internet crash, Michael Jackson, Twitter
Inquiries into Michael Jackson’s death yesterday flooded news and search sites, causing Twitter to crash, Google to give errors, and severe slowdown across the Internet as a whole.