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Monday, Feb 20, 2017 at 11:55 AM EST

Scientists Say They’ve Discovered a Lost Continent

Scientists Say They’ve Discovered a Lost Continent

Scientists say they have identified an underwater continent two-thirds the size of Australia — and they are calling it Zealandia. This newly proposed continent is about 1.74 million square miles in size and...

Monday, Feb 20, 2017 at 10:08 AM EST

Book 75 Years Overdue Returned

Book 75 Years Overdue Returned

A book checked out from a Pennsylvania library more than 75 years ago was finally returned.

Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 at 02:23 AM EST

Brewery Offers Paid Leave for Workers Who Rescue Dogs

Brewery Offers Paid Leave for Workers Who Rescue Dogs

Scotland-based brewery BrewDog recognizes that, while a dog is a person's best friend, introducing a new dog into the home can be a difficult process. The company announced earlier this week that they're giving...

Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 07:20 PM EST

A Scapegoat! Billy Baaack with Owner after Roaming Bucks Co.

A Scapegoat! Billy Baaack with Owner after Roaming Bucks Co.

Authorities from the Newtown Township Police Department responded to complaints Friday at around 6 a.m. about a goat disturbing the residential area.

Friday, Feb 17, 2017 at 11:58 AM EST

Rutgers Turns Away Job-Seeking Students for Wrong Clothes

Rutgers Turns Away Job-Seeking Students for Wrong Clothes

New Jersey university's business school apologizes for rejecting students from job fair.

Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 at 10:43 AM EST

Would You Let Someone Who's Not a Dentist Pull Your Teeth?

Would You Let Someone Who's Not a Dentist Pull Your Teeth?

Need a tooth pulled or a cavity filled? Forget the dentist. A number of states are allowing or considering letting "dental therapists," professionals with a lower level of training, do the job. In dozens of...

Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 at 01:28 PM EST

For Proposal, Man Tucks Engagement Ring Into Chicken Nugget

For Proposal, Man Tucks Engagement Ring Into Chicken Nugget

When Kristian Helton proposed to Karsyn Long on Valentine's Day, he didn't put the ring in a velvet box. Instead, he tucked the ring into a McDonald's chicken nugget box with a note that asked, "Will you McMarry me??"  "Her love for chicken nuggets, I'm sure, is more than she loves me," Helton said. "She has devoted her life to chicken nuggets, so that had to be part of the engagement." 

Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 at 07:31 AM EST

Discovery of Likely Alien Worlds Has Scientists Buzzing

Discovery of Likely Alien Worlds Has Scientists Buzzing

Astronomers have spotted more than 100 new potential alien planets, including one in the fourth-closest star system to the sun, a new study reports. This haul of newfound possible exoplanets, which have yet to...

Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 at 10:38 AM EST

In This Texas Home, a Buffalo Roams Indoors

In This Texas Home, a Buffalo Roams Indoors

Some families like dogs. Others prefer cats. But what about a buffalo? "There's nothing unusual about it to us," said RC Bridges, of Quinlan, Texas. "I'm the buffalo whisperer." Bridges and his wife,...

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 at 11:58 PM EST

Texas Officer Stops Flaming Truck From Engulfing Drive-Thru

Texas Officer Stops Flaming Truck From Engulfing Drive-Thru

The actions of a quick-thinking officer likely kept a Dallas County, Texas, restaurant from going up in flames. Glenn Heights Police Officer Chris Womack says he was just in the right place at the right time as...

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