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Exam protector recognized French mother as impostor

exam protector recognized French mother as impostor

Parents who are willing to cheat for their kids’ grades are already a rung or two up the whacko ladder. But I can’t even be all finger pointy at 52-year-old Caroline D. who allegedly tried to pose as her daughter during the baccalaureate exam. I’m just too busy LOLing! The Huffington Post reports that the mother really committed for this ... Read More »

Canada donation matching to Typhoon Haiyan relief

Canada donation matching to Typhoon Haiyan relief

A volunteer at a Toronto church unpacking goods dropped off to help Filipino survivors of Typhoon Haiyan pulls out a sunshine-yellow gown, holds it aloft and jokes to a fellow helper about who is going to need a party dress. Then she dutifully folds the pleated skirt and bodice into a square and places it on one of a dozen ... Read More »

Shavonnte Taylor had baby boy in Metro station

Shavonnte Taylor had baby boy in Metro station

Those were indeed the cries of a newborn baby on the platform at the L’Enfant Plaza Metro Station Thursday morning. The baby boy showed up two weeks early. His mom was on her way to a doctor’s appointment at the time. “They’re doing great,” says Sharon Taylor of her grandson, Amir Mason, and daughter, Shavonnte Taylor. “I have a beautiful, ... Read More »

“He was from Alabama,” “He was raised on potatoes.”

"He was from Alabama," "He was raised on potatoes."

When Sally Colburn reached into a 10-pound bag of potatoes on Wednesday night, she figured she’d get nourishment, not a message from her dead husband, Jack. “I was just frying up some onions and potatoes,” she told The Huffington Post. “I reached in the bag and the last potato was shaped like a heart.” Heart-shaped potatoes are uncommon, but not ... Read More »

Driver heard a cat’s scream under hood after trip to Florida

driver heard a cat's scream under hood after trip to Florida

Tallahassee, FL – A Georgia woman drives from Cairo to Tallahassee with a passenger that she didn’t know she had. “He’s a Cairo cat and he hitched a ride all the way to Tallahassee.” Says Curtis White. White says a little kitten rode in of his co-worker’s car — under the hood. “This little guy was hopelessly stuck down into ... Read More »

Schmitt family found gold chains, five gold coins and a gold ring

Schmitt family found gold chains, five gold coins and a gold ring

The treasure-hunting Schmitt family made the discovery of a lifetime after finding what could be $300,000 worth of gold off the coast of Fort Pierce in Florida, reports the Orlando Sentinel. The family—along with diver and friend, Dale Zeak— found the fortune about 150 yards offshore and just 15 feet down. They uncovered 64 feet of thin gold chain, five ... Read More »

Tabitha Leah Ritchie baby bump was cold and hard

Tabitha Leah Ritchie baby bump was cold and hard

Colombian police say they have arrested a Toronto woman who wore a fake pregnancy belly to smuggle cocaine. Col. Esteban Arias says 28-year-old Tabitha Leah Ritchie was stopped while trying to board an Air Canada flight in Bogota after an inspector noted that her belly was unusually cold and hard. He says police discovered a false belly made of latex ... Read More »

Jonathan Trappe went from Maine to Newfoundland

Jonathan Trappe went from Maine to Newfoundland

The balloonist who took off from northern Maine early Thursday morning on what he hoped would be a record-breaking trans-Atlantic flight is on the ground after landing in Newfoundland around 6:30 p.m. Few details are available on what cut Jonathan Trappe’s cluster balloon flight short, but according to a post he made on his Facebook page he is in a ... Read More »

Nuisance skunks in Buffalo were trapped and killed by city officials

Nuisance skunks in Buffalo were trapped and killed by city officials

Residents of a Buffalo, N.Y., neighborhood plagued by skunk odors now know what caused the stink: Trapped critters that were shot and stored at a shuttered police station. The Buffalo News reports (http://bit.ly/18myscv ) that the city’s public works commissioner confirmed Monday that humanely trapped skunks have been taken to an old police station in South Buffalo, where they’re shot ... Read More »

Elizabeth Smart activist for abused children : Conference

Elizabeth Smart activist for abused children

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — It was one of the most notorious kidnapping cases in our country. This week, survivor Elizabeth Smart visited a women’s benefit in Metro Detroit. WJBK reports that on Wednesday, the 25-year-old spoke out about abuse and victim support at the Women of Vision benefit in Southfield, which was hosted by the National Council of Jewish Women. “I ... Read More »

Elian gonzalez joins cuban military : Cuba Releases Photo

Elian gonzalez joins cuban military

This April marks the ten-year anniversary of when Elián González was forcibly removed from the home of relatives in Miami and returned to his father in Cuba. The Cuban propaganda machine, ever aware of the symbolism of Elián, has no qualms about exploiting the boy, now 16, when it serves the regime’s purpose. The AP reports the government released today ... Read More »