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Why is Denver an ISIS recruiting hot spot? Well, it's not

When the news broke that three teenage girls from Denver were stopped in Germany, possibly on their way to join ISIS, they were described as: PAMELA BROWN FOR CNN: "The latest American teenagers drawn in by the radical world of Islam extremism." That's right, the latest — because just a few months ago ...

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Bear cub caught wandering aisles of drugstore

A young bear in Oregon had quite the adventure recently. After sneaking into a Super 8 Motel in Ashland for a nap, the curious cub headed over to a nearby Rite Aid drugstore, KOBI-TV reports. Customers caught the bear’s shopping spree on video, which is quickly going viral. Local police ...

Canada's Parliament on lockdown after nearby shootings

A Canadian soldier was shot at a war memorial Wednesday near Canada's Parliament in Ottawa.  This is the scene shortly after the shooting, which put Canada's Parliament on lockdown. (Video viaInternational Business Times) Witness, via Ottawa Citizen: "Oh yeah, he took off, toward the Parliament building." But a suspect in the shooting ...

Dog of Dallas nurse raises questions about Ebola and pets

[UPDATE] The Dallas Morning News is reporting that Bentley, Nina Pham's dog, has tested negative for Ebola. The dog will continue to be monitored for the full 21-day period, the same as the human guidelines for those exposed to Ebola.  Read the original story below. Texas nurse Nina Pham is the first person ...

Will Michael Sam ever play on Sundays?

Tuesday, the Dallas Cowboys became the second team to cut defensive end Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL. The St. Louis Rams picked up the former SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year in the seventh round of the NFL draft, but they released him in August. The Cowboys then gave ...

Latest developments: Shots fired inside Canadian Parliament

A gunman shot a Canadian soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Wednesday, then entered Parliament and shots rang out, police and witnesses said. People fled Parliament by scrambling down scaffolding erected for renovations, witnesses told the Canadian Press news agency. The top spokesman for Prime ...

Renee Zellweger does not look like Renee Zellweger

UPDATE: Zellweger has publicly responded to the Internet buzz about her changing appearance. In the statement published in People magazine, Zellweger says,  "I'm glad folks think I look different! I'm living a different, happy, more fulfilling life, and I'm thrilled that perhaps it shows."  Read the original story below. Tuesday morning, when ...

Levi Kaplan with his daughters after returning from a 10-month stint in Afghanistan.

Watch soldier dad's tearful reunion with daughter at pumpkin patch

A North Carolina soldier returning from Afghanistan had a joyful reunion with his daughter at a pumpkin patch and the YouTube video of the event has gone viral.   In the video Levi Kaplan, who is stationed at Ft. Bragg in North Carolina and recently completed a 10-month stint in Afghanistan, ...

Dwyane Wade meets, plays with one of his oldest fans

For her 90th birthday, Illuminada Magtoto, better known as Grandma Nelly, had a very specific wish:  She wanted to play basketball with Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade. She even recorded a home video to prove her point, showing her making a basket on her backyard basketball hoop. Grandma Nelly got ...

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Woman who didn't know she was pregnant gives birth at doctor's office

A South Wales woman who went to her doctor complaining of stomach pains turned out to be pregnant and gave birth at the doctor’s office. Clare Evans, 24, of Risca, in Wales, was told she may have a kidney infection when she called the medical helpline and said she had ...

Smart gadget aims to monitor your dumb smoke alarm

We've heard of smoke detectors warning us if there's a fire in the house. But what about a fancy — and of course expensive — night light that does that too? >> Read more trending stories   Businessweek found one, and the beauty of it is it works with existing technology that's likely ...

New math app a student dream or teacher nightmare?

A new smartphone app may reignite a debate about how technology should be used in education. PhotoMath, by London-based software company MicroBlink, is an app available for iOS and Windows phones (Android is reportedly coming in 2015) that allows users to  scan a math problem with their camera and get ...

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City wants to split Florida into two states

The South Miami City Commission has passed a resolution that would split Florida in half, making South Florida the 51st state. Vice Mayor Walter Harris first put the resolution on the table. It passed with a 3-2 vote at the city commission meeting on Oct. 7. Harris told the commission that ...

Come Sunday, will sports betting be allowed in New Jersey?

Atlantic City is usually New Jersey's most recognizable gambling spot. But right now, Oceanport, New Jersey is getting all the attention.  Friday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill allowing legal sports betting in the area at a new horse track, Monmouth Park.  The track says it will begin taking bets ...

Construction workers find 11-foot python in pipe

Construction crews in south Florida came across a slithery trespasser as they worked on a site. An 11-foot python emerged from a pipe. >> Read more trending stories   A Miami worker said he was about to move some pipes when he noticed the snake Tuesday morning. He said he ...

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