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Eight million rats in New York? Not even close, a new study says

Are there really 8 million rats living among the 8 million humans of New York City?<p>If you find that particular urban myth hard to believe, it seems you may be right. A study published in Significance, a publication of the Royal Statistical Society, finds that the number of rats scurrying around the …

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Man charged in hit-run Halloween deaths of 3 teens

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors filed charges Tuesday against a driver charged with fleeing in his SUV after fatally striking three Southern …

Woman jailed in Iran for attending volleyball match on ‘dry’ hunger strike

Ghoncheh Ghavami, the British-Iranian woman sentenced to one year in prison in Iran for trying to attend a volleyball game, has gone on a “dry” hunger strike, meaning she is refusing food and water.<p>Her brother, Iman Ghavami, said she is protesting because the judge has yet to confirm her …

90-year-old among first charged under Fort Lauderdale's strict rules against feeding homeless

Fort Lauderdale police say Arnold Abbott violated a new city law, but the 90-year-old homeless advocate says his only crime was to “love thy neighbor.”<p>Abbott was charged Sunday along with two local pastors with violating the city’s new ordinance that effectively bans giving out food in public. He …

Lava Flow Spares Family Headstone in Hawaii

As Aiko Sato placed flowers at her family's headstone last week, she thought it could be the last time she would see it. Slow-moving lava was inching closer to the Japanese Cemetery in Pahoa, Hawaii, and officials had allowed her the opportunity to visit. But after lava flowed over the cemetery, …

Ringling Bros. at Fault for 'Hair Hanging' Stunt Malfunction: OSHA

Federal workplace regulators found Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus at fault for the malfunction during a "hair hanging" acrobat act that left nine performers seriously injured in May. Feld Entertainment Inc., the parent company of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, will also be …

Police: Abducted Philadelphia woman's ATM card used in Maryland; $42,000 in rewards offered

Police say a bank card belonging to a woman abducted Sunday night from a Philadelphia street has been used in Maryland.<p>Detectives say surveillance images showed a man using Carlesha Freeland-Gaither's card at 6 a.m. Tuesday at a bank located near a highway exit in Aberdeen.<p>The FBI is offering a …

Williams, Robinson suspended

Just days after a car accident left Indiana forward Devin Davis in the hospital, the Hoosiers program has taken another hit as Troy Williams and …

Johnny Manziel tweet a prank

What appeared to be a slip by Johnny Manziel, posting his phone number on Twitter on Friday night, was in fact a prank on a friend, sources told …

IRS: Fan's arrest could affect job

PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh police say an Internal Revenue Service worker tried to bribe officers when they arrested him for being drunk and throwing …

Greg Little: TNF game is 'personal'

BEREA, Ohio -- Greg Little isn't the first player to say he wants vengeance on his former team. But he is the most recent.<p>Tuesday, the Cincinnati …

Jim Kelly says he has infection

After being declared cancer-free in September, former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly told the Miami Herald that he has developed a staph …

Hopkins: Ignored 'because I'm black'

PHILADELPHIA -- Unified light heavyweight titlist Bernard Hopkins believes race is the reason his pursuit of history hasn't been a bigger story …

Andrea Pirlo scores on a vintage Pirlo free kick

Nobody hits them better. No one.<p>There are a lot of great free kick takers around the world. And none of them are as good as Andrea Pirlo.<p>When Olympiacos committed a foul 25 yards from goal, it might as well have been a penalty because Juventus have Pirlo and Pirlo scores from 25 yards. That's just …

Chest, head, volley, amazing goal

<b>Today's goal of the day comes from the Costa Rican Primera Division.<br>Herediano's Esteban Ramirez shows amazing technique to first control the ball on his chest, then his head, before unleashing an unstoppable volley past the Deportivo Saprissa goalkeeper.</b>

Koke scores on beautiful backheel

Purdy.<p>Koke has a habit of making really difficult things look really easy. A backheel on a ball shin high while running at full speed to beat the goalkeeper is one of those things.<p>And yet here is he, doing it again.<p>His goal put Atletico Madrid 1-0 up on Malmo, but it is much more than just some …

Anfield will not feel right again until the day Liverpool send their best team out at the Bernabéu

Liverpool's reserves were not embarrassed by Real Madrid but Brendan Rodgers risked throwing away the club's European birthright<p>The banners announced them as ‘European Royalty,’ but Liverpool sent the commoners out to deal with Real Madrid. Were the big names rested or were they dropped? Make room …