• Connecticut university student arrested over mac and cheese

    STORRS, Conn. (AP) — A University of Connecticut student faces criminal charges over a confrontation with a campus food court manager who wouldn't let him buy macaroni and cheese with bacon and jalapeno peppers.

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  • LeBron James is back to wearing No. 6 in practice, as Miami awaits his return

    The Heat are the leaders in the clubhouse to sign LeBron this summer, after he declines his player option.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Mom in Labor Dances Between Contractions

    That woman is not Akilah Wooten. While in labor at the Atlanta Medical Center, Wooten decided she would not settle for the squats recommended to move the baby down. "She came in labor but the baby was sitting high in her pelvis," said Angelina Ruffin, the certified nurse midwife who filmed the hallway dance that's gotten almost 1 million views on YouTube since it was posted on Oct 1.

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  • This graphic shows the hardest college to get into in every state

    You might have guessed that Harvard University, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, would be the hardest...

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  • Diners Deliver Scolding Note to Mom and Screaming Toddler

    Most patrons of casual dining chains have likely come to take the presence of rowdy kids in stride, but not two women in Idaho. Annoyed by a screaming child at the next table, diners at a Texas Roadhouse in Boise chose to passive-aggressively deliver a note to air their frustrations, says KTVB. Katie Leach says she was having dinner with her family when her 10-month-old son began yelling excitedly, despite her attempts to quiet him.

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  • US Officials Ask How ISIS Got So Many Toyota Trucks

    U.S. counter-terror officials have asked Toyota, the world’s second largest auto maker, to help them determine how ISIS has managed to acquire the large number of Toyota pick-up trucks and SUVs seen prominently in the terror group’s propaganda videos in Iraq, Syria and Libya, ABC News has learned. Toyota says it does not know how ISIS obtained the vehicles and is “supporting” the inquiry led by the Terror Financing unit of the Treasury Department -- part of a broad U.S. effort to prevent Western-made goods from ending up in the hands of the terror group. “We briefed Treasury on Toyota’s supply chains in the Middle East and the procedures that Toyota has in place to protect supply chain integrity,” said Ed Lewis, Toyota’s Washington-based director of public policy and communications.

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  • There's a good reason Loki was cut from Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Tom Hiddleston explains his cut scene. Loki is one of the most charismatic and memorable villains in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and actor Tom Hiddleston was recently asked why the character didn't show up at all during Avengers: Age of Ultron. In short: Hiddleston was filmed as Loki for a single day so the character could show up during Thor's dream sequence, but there was some fear that audiences would think this indicated that Loki was, in fact, in control of Ultron.

  • Rams rise in AP power rankings; Pats, Pack, Broncos 1-2-3

    The St. Louis Rams will get a better idea of how strong they really are in the AP Pro32 power rankings this weekend, when they visit the unbeaten Green Bay Packers. The Rams made the biggest jump in the latest power rankings, improving nine spots to No. 10 in voting by the 12 media members who regularly cover the NFL. St. Louis is 2-2 after handing Arizona its first loss of the season.

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  • MJ ‘Wonderland’ With Grotto Suite Is Up for No-Minimum Auction (33 photos)

    Primm Ranch may not have a railroad, a zoo or a Ferris wheel, but it does have a water park, an underground shooting range and an auto museum with an ionized-water car wash and gas station. Oh, and a grotto guest suite behind a waterfall. Pop icon Michael Jackson visited the the 10-acre compound in Las Vegas in 2007, and was so impressed that he declared he was going to buy it and call it “Wonderland,” the Las Vegas Sun said . He’d reportedly first wanted the nearby 73,000-square-foot mansion of the Sultan of Brunei, who wasn’t selling at the time. Well, that didn’t work out, but now it can become your own private Neverland , Wonderland, Whateverland as it goes on the auction block Saturday, October 10. And the owners are taking a big chance, because Concierge Auctions is selling it without reserve — meaning there’s no minimum bid. So although it had recently been listed at $14.5 million, the highest bidder could get it for a quarter of that price. (In fact, a doomsday scenario even worse than that happened to the Hawaiian spec mansion known as Waterfalling not long ago: Its $26.5 million list price failed to attract buyers, so the owners went to auction with no reserve … and it sold for just $5,750,000. The listing agent acknowledged that the no-reserve decision was “high risk” and “unfortunate” and said that they’d “underestimated the auction process.” The sellers were said to be “very disappointed with the results.” ) Of course, it’s an auction, so the property could also go for more than it was listed for. It certainly seems to have all the features that a King of Pop, or any millionaire with a sense of whimsy, could want. Located in the same Las Vegas celebrity neighborhood as Wayne Newton’s newly opened museum of himself , it has some pretty prominent fanciful features, including but not limited to: A dancing water fountain, along the lines of those at the Bellagio, which greet you when you drive through the main gates and up to the mansion. A water park of a giant pool, with slides, caves, chutes, waterfalls, a spa, diving cliffs, a rock bridge, and an elephant statue spouting water from its trunk. A 1,000-square-foot grotto suite behind a waterfall, with a bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette and bar — making for one of the most unusual guest rooms in Las Vegas, and that’s really saying something. Jackson’s real estate agent described it as “something very much out of ‘The Flintstones.’” An automated golf driving range, fenced and lighted, with three separate teeing spaces. A casino with a full-size bar, fireplace, pool table and lounging area. A three-screen theater with seating for 16, plus a purified air system to clean out the smell when cigar aficionados light up. A beauty salon just off the kitchen, and a barber shop chair in “His” bathroom in the upstairs master suite. A resort-style spa with a steam room and sauna. An underground, soundproofed shooting range (could easily be converted to a music studio). A 20-car auto showroom with a deionized-water car wash, power lifts for on-site vehicle maintenance, and two gas stations with diesel and unleaded fuel. A “doggie villa,” once used for prize Rottweilers.   World-class equestrian facilities that include stables with indoor and outdoor stalls and a two-stall horse wash bay. Also, pastures; a 100-by-200-foot arena; a 100-square-foot round pen; and a 500-square-foot trainer’s quarters with a bath and a half. And those elements don’t even include the security features, which are off the charts: Secret tunnels and doors, some of which blend into the walls and cabinets to fool anyone who might be chasing a resident. Bulletproof doors, of course. A panic room with its own oxygen supply, and a buried phone line so the wires can’t be cut. When you’ve amassed a fortune like the Primm family’s, you can’t be too careful. The Primms are prominent in the casino, hospitality and entertainment industries, and if you’ve ever driven between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, the name “Primm” is probably sounding familiar to you right now. That’s because the area known as Primm sits right on the California/Nevada border along Interstate 10. There are three hotels with casinos, including Whiskey Pete’s and Buffalo Bill’s, a big roller coaster, restaurants, gas stations, an outlet mall—you get the picture. Everything for the traveler who either can’t wait to get to Vegas, or wants to get a little more fun in before leaving the state. It’s likely that more gold has been mined from this resort than from any Nevada claim, and the Primms had reason to be concerned about security when they finished their compound in 1995: Casino owner Steve Wynn’s daughter had been kidnapped the year before. You can see why the property would have been so appealing to Jackson. He reportedly told real estate agent Zar Zanganeh that he planned to offer $16.5 million for the estate after he returned from his London concert tour, where he planned to make enough money to put his troubled finances in order. But Jackson died not long afterward, in June 2009. So now the 12-bedroom, 19-bath property is up for auction. It actually comprises two parcels, available for subdivision, with 21,000 square feet of living space spread across several buildings, including a 3,000-square-foot guest villa and 1,500-square-foot staff quarters. The property has two wells and water rights. Now that their children are grown and gone, Gary Primm and his wife find the property a little expansive for their needs. “My family and I spared no expense when it came to building this home exactly the way we wanted, which I love, and always will,” Primm said in a news release. “But now that my children are older, I’m motivated to sell. I’m looking forward to shaking the hand of the new owner on auction day.” If you’re interested in making a bid on the property or want to know more about it, contact Concierge Auctions . We’ll keep you posted on the auction results. And if nothing but Neverland will do, well, Jackson’s former Neverland Ranch just so happens to be for sale, too , now bearing the name Sycamore Valley Ranch and asking $100 million. Love an outrageous home? We do, too! Come gawk with us: • Secrets of L.A.’s 5-Stories-Underground, $53M Mansion (30 photos) • Only in Malibu: A $6M, 80-Acre Animal Rescue Ranch (20 photos) • Jet Wing Appears to Crown This Dirt-Walled Desert Oasis (39 photos)

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  • U.S. Navy Converting Guided Missle Destroyers into Hybrids

    Hybrid powertrains are most commonly associated with fuel efficient passenger cars. It was once a novelty, but you can get hybrid versions of many cars out there, from family sedans to luxury cars, and even sports cars. You can now add U.S. Navy destroyers to that list of hybrid-equipped vehicles. The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile […]

  • New Vizio 4K Dolby Vision TVs Promise Mind-Blowing Pictures—and Prices

    Looking for a TV with a picture as dynamic as its price tag? Then the new Vizio Reference Series 4K UHD sets might fit the bill. The 65-inch RS65-B2 is priced at $6,000, while the 120-inch RS120-...

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  • Grandmother wins $310.5 million Michigan Powerball jackpot

    Julie Leach, from Three Rivers in southwestern Michigan, said that she planned to take the jackpot as a lump sum, which would amount to about $197.4 million. "It's been a very scary situation, also, mind boggling, what to do..." Leach said in a press conference, adding she has called people for advice and believes she has a "good team" in place to figure out how to handle the money. Wednesday's win was the third time a Michigan player has won the Powerball jackpot since the state began offering the game.

  • 'Gospel of Jesus's Wife': Records Hint at Improbable Journey of Controversial Papyrus

    The search to uncover the true story behind the "Gospel of Jesus's Wife," a controversial papyrus that suggests that Jesus Christ had a wife, has extended beyond the theology halls of Harvard Divinity School, back to 1960s East Germany. The origin of the papyrus has remained elusive, and many scholars debate the document's authenticity. Now, records obtained from various sources by Live Science — many of which are publicly available online in databases in Florida and Germany, as well as on the Internet Archive— show that if the papyrus is authentic, the story behind how it came to the United States would be astounding.

  • What The Daily Show's Trevor Noah gets wrong about pro-lifers and gun control

    On Monday, The Daily Show's Trevor Noah asked why the pro-life movement won't support gun control measures that could save tens of thousands of lives. "If pro-lifers would just redirect their powers toward gun violence, the amount of lives they could save would reach superhero levels," Noah said. This isn't the first time a "dedication to life" argument has been used against pro-life conservatives — a similar one is often made in public debates about capital punishment.

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  • Disgusted Diner Shows What KFC's Ricebox Meal Actually Looks Like

    Can you tell which one is the advert and what was actually served up to a KFC customer?

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  • Man Loses Job Over Facebook Post

    A man was fired from his job after posting a photo and racially-charged comments to Facebook about his co-workers three-year-old son.

  • After Intelligent Life Is Discovered

    The false alarm happened in 1997. The Green Bank Radio Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia, was picking up some unusual signals—and Seth Shostak, then the head of the Center for Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Research in Mountain View, Caifornia, was convinced that they had come from intelligent life somewhere in the universe.

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  • Orphaned Raccoon Befriends Two Dogs... And Thinks She's One of Them

    One raccoon in the Bahamas was found after it fell out of a tree and one couple took it in and made it part of the family.

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