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@HiddenCash Twitter scavenger hunt marches across country

Sonia Lemel and Rachel May Adams were running a 10K race at Manhattan's Central Park Saturday when they heard about the "@HiddenCash" scavenger hunt.<p>"We found the envelope by the pond at the foot of the bridge, hidden right behind the railing," Lemel said of the lucky find -- a $50 bill and silver …

'The Lion King': 20 Things You Didn't Know About the Disney Classic

Sure, you've seen "The Lion King" dozens of times. You own the soundtrack and you've caught the Broadway show. Maybe you even had "Lion King" sheets and went to bed singing "Hakuna Matata."<p>And what "Lion King" fan doesn't know about the scene where stars supposedly spell out "SEX"? We bet there are …

Madeleine McCann: Police complete search of three sites

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Crime

Boy, 8, critically injured in plane crash that killed LAFD paramedic

An 8-year-old boy was in critical condition Wednesday after being injured in a plane crash that killed a veteran<p>Los Angeles Fire Departmentparamedic.<p>Sebastian Joshua Grewal underwent a second surgery Tuesday to relieve pressure on his brain, the Victorville Daily Press reported.<p>The Hesperia boy was …

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Scientist Makes Mutant, Infectious Flu Virus in Lab

Flu experts have made a mutant version of the 1918 “Spanish flu” virus that killed tens of millions of people, sparking a new debate over whether such work is too dangerous.<p>Yoshihiro Kawaoka of the University of Wisconsin says the experiments are important for helping scientists understand how new …

Flu

Two pilots tried to fly Virgin Australia plane in 'opposite directions'– report

A flight attendant broke her leg as two pilots on a Virgin Australia flight from Canberra to Sydney were controlling the plane in “opposite directions”, an Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) preliminary investigation has found.<p>The same plane went on to make 13 more flights over the next five …

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Suicide blast hits police post in Benghazi

A suicide car bomb has exploded at a police station in Libya's second city, Benghazi, leaving the bomber dead and at least one police officer wounded, a security official said.<p>Ibrahim al-Sharaa, a local security service spokesman, said there were a number of casualties in the attack that took place …

No new Madeleine McCann evidence found during Portugal dig, UK police say

An eight-day search in Portugal near where Madeleine McCann went missing seven years ago has uncovered no new evidence, British police said Wednesday.<p>London's Metropolitan Police -- also known as Scotland Yard -- are leading the hunt for Madeleine, who was a few weeks shy of her fourth birthday …

Mysterious kidney disease plagues Central America

Juan Salgado was 16 when he started cutting sugarcane, in a town near the Pacific coast of Nicaragua in 1966.<p>His symptoms began about 35 years later: Fever. Headaches. Poor appetite. Feelings of faintness. For no obvious reason, his kidneys were severely damaged, to the point that doctors said he …

Nine coal miners missing after gas explosion in Ukraine

Nine coal miners are missing after a methane gas explosion in an illegal pit in the east Ukrainian region of Donetsk.<p>The mine is in the small town of Kirovske, 90 kilometers north of Donetsk.<p>The men are believed to be 300 metres underground. A rescue operation is underway.<p>A spokesperson for the …

Why are women being hanged in India?

<b>Four women have been found hanging from trees in remote villages in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh in the last fortnight.</b><p>The families of at least three of the dead, two of them teenage cousins, have alleged that they were murdered after being raped.<p>Is this spate of grisly murders new?<p>Such crimes …

India

90-year-old ex-president Bush makes parachute jump

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush celebrated his 90th birthday on Thursday by making a tandem parachute jump near his …

Some abducted schoolgirls may never return: Nigerian ex-president | Reuters

ABUJA (Reuters) - Some of the schoolgirls abducted by militant group Boko Haram may never return home, Nigeria’s influential former president Olusegun Obasanjo said, in some of the most pessimistic comments yet on their fate from a member of the country’s elite.<p>A man points to one of the girls …

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Autopsy pending for transgender woman found dead in Anaheim

Authorities said the autopsy of a transgender woman found dead in a parking lot behind an Anaheim restaurant is expected to be completed by Monday, though officials said there were no obvious signs of foul play.<p>Police anticipate the autopsy will provide answers about her death, which for now is …

Crime

Richard Rockefeller, of famed family, dies in New York plane crash

Richard Rockefeller, the great-grandson of the legendary founder of Standard Oil, died on Friday when the small airplane he was piloting crashed in suburban New York, a family spokesman said.<p>In addition to being related to John D. Rockefeller, Richard Rockefeller, 64, was the son of banker and …

Los Angeles

World's Largest Elephant Poached in Kenya

After weeks of speculation, Kenya Wildlife Service has confirmed that Satao, the world's biggest elephant, was killed with a poisoned arrow to his left flank on May 30. The death has shaken Kenya and unleashed a countrywide conversation about what went wrong with anti-poaching efforts.<p>"Today I had …

Wildlife

Most expensive rescue in German history as man begins second week trapped 3000 feet underground in cave

Johann Westhauser has lain in the icy dark beneath the Bavarian Alps while doctors struggle to reach him and treat him for brain injury after accident<p>For seven days, more than 200 people have battled round the clock to save a seriously injured caver trapped 3,200 feet below the ground, in what is …

3 dead, 1 wounded in car-to-car gunfire exchange in South Los Angeles

<i>This post has been corrected. See below.</i><p>Three people were killed and another wounded in a car-to-car shooting Friday night in South Los Angeles that may be gang-related, police said.<p>The shooting happened at around 10 p.m. in the 8600 block of South Figueroa Street, said Sgt. M. Mason of the Los …

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Mom: 3-year-old forced to urinate in seat on plane

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts woman says she was nearly kicked off a flight after her 3-year-old was forced to urinate in her seat.<p>Jennifer Deveraux …

The world's ugliest buildings are being destroyed

It's doomsday for some of the world's most identifiable Brutalist structures, products of a unique architectural movement defined by thick, exposed concrete and unapologetically harsh angles that flourished in the middle part of the 20th century. Considering how unique they are — and how unlikely …

Parents of Oregon school shooter break their silence

The family of the Oregon high school shooter who killed another student before turning the gun on himself have broken their silence, saying they are "deeply confused and shocked" by their son's actions.<p>Michael Padgett and his ex-wife, Kristina, delivered a handwritten statement to Fox 12 in Oregon …

Las Vegas

England and Wales prisons 'close to bursting point'

The Chief Inspector of Prisons has warned that jails in England and Wales are so overcrowded there is a risk to prisoners and the public.<p>Nick Hardwick accused ministers of a "political and policy failure" after the government told 40 prisons to find space for hundreds of extra inmates.<p>Gary …

Crime

Netanyahu: Israeli forces can use 'all measures' to free teens

Israel's prime minister on Saturday gave security forces the OK to use "all measures" at their disposal to find and free three teenagers believed kidnapped in an area of Jewish settlements in the West Bank.<p>The teens have been missing since late Thursday or Friday, having last been seen around Gush …

Seattle school names scholarship after student who stopped gunman

Seattle Pacific University has named a scholarship after the student who heroically tackled a gunman who opened fire on campus earlier this month.<p>University President Dan Martin said Saturday that an engineering scholarship will be named after Jon Meis, the 22-year-old senior electrical engineering …

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