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Famous Dutch Owl Loves to Land on the Head of Local Residents

A peculiar Dutch owl has helped the small town of Noordeinde to achieve a considerable amount of fame. When the 6lb. European Eagle Owl started landing on people's heads, residents were extremely confused. Many even thought that the owl had escaped from a nearby aviary.<p>After photographer Menno …

Birds

Bad Review Of Unopened French Restaurant Costs Reviewer

One Internet commenter in France will have less to spend on French cuisine after being fined for writing a review of an eatery that had yet to open.<p>A French court earlier this month ordered the reviewer, who has not been named publicly, to pay a total of 7,500 euros (approximately $8,200) for …

France

MLB Free Agency 2015: Previewing the 6 Best Sleeper Values

Let's take a break from the monotony of playoff positioning and award watches to look ahead at the upcoming MLB free-agency period.<p>The 2015 class is loaded with talent—David Price, Zack Greinke (potentially), Yoenis Cespedes and Jason Heyward, just to name a few—but there are also a handful of …

San Francisco Giants

Historians want this woman on the new $10 bill

Ever since Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew’s announcement in June that he would put a woman’s face on the $10 bill, there’s been debate about who would …

We Can Now 3D-Print Glass And It Is Entrancing

That glass is so hot right now<p>The process of making glass was already amazing. Take tiny grains of sand, melt them at staggering temperatures with other chemicals, then carefully cool it into a brand new solid, ready to be a vase, window, bottle, or bead. It's possible to make glass on your grill …

3D Printing

Bills GM: Tyrod Taylor's 'got everything you're looking for' in a QB

Bills general manager Doug Whaley appears to be a fan of quarterback Tyrod Taylor.<p>In Buffalo, a war is going on between three quarterbacks. Though …

Football (U.S.)

Bills coach Rex Ryan on winning a Super Bowl: 'It's going to happen'

Rex Ryan is kind of making guarantees again.<p>If this sounds familiar, well, it should: Rex Ryan says he's going to win a Super Bowl. Rex's first few …

NFL

Dramatic Outdoor Photography by Austin Trigg

The great outdoors are filled with jaw dropping scenarios, and it's really amazing when a talented photographer gets to capture some of these …

Photography

Trump camp in crisis

Republicans question whether the laws of political gravity have finally caught up with him.<p>Fallout from a crude attack on Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly and the departure of a top political adviser roiled Donald Trump’s campaign Saturday, leading Republicans to question whether the laws of political …

Donald Trump

Pro Football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford dies at 84

NEW YORK (AP) — From the football field to the broadcast booth, Frank Gifford was a star. And a winner.<p>An NFL championship in 1956 with the New York …

Frank Gifford

Typhoon Soudelor kills 14 in China; 100 missing, 7 dead in Taiwan

Bringing record rainfall, Typhoon Soudelor killed 14 people and left four others missing in eastern China, local officials said Sunday.<p>All of the victims were buried in house collapses or landslides or washed away by flash floods, authorities in Zhejiang province told the state-run New China News …

China

Jerry Brown Warns Wildfires Are California's 'New Normal'

Brown said recent wildfires should be a "wake-up call" for the entire state.<p>California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) said the intense wildfires blazing across the state are part of a "new normal" spurred by rising temperatures and drought.<p>The governor met Thursday with firefighters who are battling Northern …

Jerry Brown

49ers linebacker Aldon Smith released after latest arrest

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Aldon Smith received second chance after second chance with the San Francisco 49ers, who parted ways with their troubled linebacker Friday following his fifth run-in with the law.<p>Only a few days earlier, general manager Trent Baalke expressed his desire to keep Smith …

Football (U.S.)

Man Stopped by Police in England for Driving to McDonald's With Sheep in Backseat

Suvarnabhumi Airport Wildlife Checkpoint/AP<p>Handout/Reuters<p>Whitehotpix/ZumaPress<p>Apichart Weerawong—AP<p>Australian Customs Service/AP<p>AFP/Getty …

Oklahoma teen charged with killing family said plans were on USB drive

Robert and Michael Bever charged with murder in the 22 July attack on parents and siblings. Affidavit doesn’t say which brother made the statement<p>One of two brothers charged in the stabbing deaths of his parents and three siblings in suburban Tulsa told police that plans for the attack were on a …

Crime

Remains of Mountain Climbers Found After 4 Decades

The remains of a pair of mountain climbers who went missing 45 years ago have finally been found. On Thursday Swiss authorities announced that they …

EPA: No word yet on health risk from Colorado mine spill

DENVER (AP) — The mustard-colored muck that spilled into a river from a shuttered Colorado gold mine contains heavy metals including lead and …

Pollution

Confirmed Tornado in Troy, Alabama, Tears Through Wal-Mart

A tornado tore through a Wal-Mart and a neighboring sports outlet in Troy, Alabama, flipping trucks and tractor-trailers in the parking lot and injuring at least six people late Thursday.<p>The National Weather Service in Birmingham confirmed Friday morning that a tornado had touched down and winds …

Weather

San Francisco employs 'Instagram officer' to help track down criminals

While the sheer popularity of Facebook continues to make it the most fruitful social media platform for cops hunting down criminals, Instagram, too, is becoming increasingly useful thanks to its steadily growing pool of users, ne'er-do-wells among them.<p>In fact, San Francisco Police Department even …