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    Rancher loses thumb at rodeo, still picks up four first-place scores

    DENVER, Colo.  — Life at the National Western Stock Show can be fun. But Justin Johnson is proof life can also be dangerous. During a recent team roping event, Johnson, a rancher from outside Casper, Wyo., lost his thumb. “This is probably the No. 1 danger of team roping events is cutting your fingers out,” Johnson told KDVR from his hospital room. Johnson said his thumb got stuck on a saddle horn and his trusty rope quickly became a nasty knife. […]

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    Colo, the world’s oldest zoo gorilla, dies at 60

    COLUMBUS, Ohio —  Colo, the world’s oldest zoo gorilla, has died, according to The Columbus Zoo. Colo had celebrated her historic 60th birthday last month surrounded by thousands of fans. The zoo posted on its Facebook page: “It is with great sadness we report that the oldest gorilla in the world, Colo, passed away in her sleep overnight. Colo was the first gorilla born in human care and she exceeded her normal life expectancy by more than two decades.” Tom Stalf, Columbus […]

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    Trade school fires president after he gave homeless student shelter in library during sub-zero weather

    LIBERTY, Mo. — He was only trying to be kind to a homeless man. That, according to the former campus president of a Kansas City trade school, is what led to him being fired, while offering a homeless man shelter from cold weather. Brian Carroll, campus president at Vatterott College in Kansas City for five years, says one of his students had no place to go. On Friday, January 6th, he allowed a student, who is homeless and schizophrenic, to […]

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    Dog survives being stuck in animal trap for 18 hours during ice storm

    ARNOLD, Mo. – A frantic search for a missing dog in Missouri ended in what neighbors are calling a miracle. Cindy Bess’ Schnauzer mix, Dillon, disappeared Thursday afternoon. “I went to check on him again and he wasn’t out there,” Bess told Fox 2. Dillon had managed to venture past the invisible fence at Bess’ home in Arnold. Bess and her husband immediately called on friends and neighbors for help. “There was a whole night of texting; everybody texting,” Sue Ziegler […]

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    Betty White turns 95!

    Popular actress and comedian Betty White turns 95 on Tuesday. Known best for her role as Rose Nylund on “The Golden Girls” and Sue Ann Nivens on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” White is considered by many to be a pioneer in television and one of Hollywood’s most recognizable stars. White has worked in the industry since 1939, recently guest starring in “Bones” and doing voice-over work in “Spongebob Squarepants.” “I just appreciate the fact that people have been so kind […]

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    Man posed as Justin Bieber to get nude photos from 9-year-old girl: officials

    LOS ANGELES – A 9-year-old California girl was convinced to send naked photos and videos of herself to a man who posed as pop star Justin Bieber and then tried to extort her into supplying more images of herself, authorities said Monday. Two years after his initial contact with the victim, the man was arrested in his hometown of Revere, Massachusetts last month, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Bryan Asrary, 24, confessed to extorting the young victim and […]

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    Good Samaritan who shot man attacking Arizona trooper says God put him there

    PHOENIX – A good Samaritan being hailed as a hero in Arizona is not quite ready to speak with reporters. He’s trying to reconcile taking a life, even when it was the right thing to do, officials said Monday. The unidentified motorist last Thursday killed a suspect who had wounded and was beating an officer. “He is a very humble guy,” Col. Frank L. Milstead, director of the state Department of Public Safety, said of the man who saved Trooper […]

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    Waffle the house cat ‘guards’ Colorado home from bobcat

    TELLURIDE, Colo. – When Waffle spotted a bobcat outside the family home in Telluride, the orange and white Colorado house cat wasn’t backing down. Waffle looks a pretty decent-sized house cat, but doesn’t seem afraid to take on the much larger bobcat. “If it wasn’t for the dam (sic) glass I’d shred you for looking at me that way!” Erik Fallenius captioned the video on YouTube. Waffle, safely inside the house, hisses and claws at the curious bobcat on the […]

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    Your child’s ‘Sophie the Giraffe’ toy might be filled with mold, parents warn

    NEW YORK — Reports of mold found inside of “Sophie the Giraffe” teething toys are once again circulating on social media — causing many parents to worry. According to, pediatric dentist Dana Chianese said she was cleaning a Sophie the Giraffe toy last month when she noticed something smelly coming from a hole on the toy. The mother said she decided to cut it open and found what resembled a “science experiment” – disgusting mold coating the inside of the toy her child had […]