‘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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Drivers scramble for flying cash on Md. highway

October 31, 2014

URBANA, Md. (AP) — Drivers scrambled to grab money flying around a Maryland highway after an armored truck’s door burst open. Maryland State Police say a lock on the truck seems to have malfunctioned, causing the door to open Friday morning. A bag of cash fell onto Interstate 270 near Urbana and the bills...
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Fed’s George to send BBQ sauce to San Francisco Fed chief after Giants win

October 30, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank President Esther George plans to send San Francisco Fed President John Williams some local barbecue sauce to commemorate his home team’s World Series victory, spokesmen for the banks said on Thursday. Baseball’s biggest annual contest wrapped up its seventh game on Wednesday with the San...
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