Superheroes, hazmat suits in NY Halloween parade

November 1, 2014
Superheroes, hazmat suits in NY Halloween parade

NEW YORK (AP) — Bloody zombies lumbered alongside superheroes, cowboys shared the road with villains and marchers in hazardous-materials garb evoked the Ebola crisis as the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade made its freewheeling way through downtown Manhattan on Friday. Creativity was on display and current events were on marchers’ minds as a costumed crowd...
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NYC worker suspended for using ‘robotic voice’

November 1, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — If some workplace problems happen because employees are only human, one New York City government worker got in trouble for virtually the opposite. He was suspended for 20 days without pay partly for answering an information-technology help line “in a robotic voice.” The city Civil Service Commission upheld the suspension...
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‘Plastic’ Halloween skulls found in Connecticut are human remains

October 31, 2014

By Richard Weizel MILFORD Conn. (Reuters) – A pair of Connecticut junk haulers was stunned to learn on Friday that two skulls picked up at the cluttered home of a deceased man on the day before Halloween were human remains, not made of plastic as they had thought. The skulls were among thousands of...
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‘Subway Diet’ failure led to Subway robbery, Alabama suspect tells police

October 31, 2014

(Reuters) – A suspect in an armed robbery of a Subway sandwich restaurant in Alabama told investigators he acted out of anger because of his failed “Subway Diet,” police said on Friday. Zachary Rapheal Torrance, 18, was arrested at a Walmart store late on Thursday after a patron there recognized him from surveillance footage...
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Parachutist rescued from Missouri radio tower

October 31, 2014

By Kevin Murphy (Reuters) – A man’s plan to leap from a Missouri radio tower south of St. Louis went awry when his parachute got stuck on a supporting wire, leaving him suspended 155 feet above the ground, a fire official said on Friday. The parachutist, Timothy Church, 27, and a second man, Brandon...
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Entire Town in Connecticut Is Up for Sale

October 31, 2014
Entire Town in Connecticut Is Up for Sale

Are you in the market for some new digs? Well, why buy just a house like every other person in the real estate market when you can own an entire town for about the cost of a New York City apartment? The village of Johnsonville, located in East Haddam, Connecticut, is up for sale....
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Groom Leaves Bride After Her Wedding Joke

October 31, 2014

For better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health … but you’d better stay lookin’ good. That’s the lesson a young bride in China seemingly learned after a very public spat with her groom. She showed up for a wedding photo shoot in her white dress, as most...
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