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Kansas State president dismayed by “vulgar chant”

MANHATTAN, Kan. — The president of Kansas State has asked Wildcat basketball fans to stop using vulgar chants targeted at the Kansas Jayhawks when the rivals meet in Bramlage Coliseum. The Wichita Eagle reported that Kansas State President Richard Myers spoke out against the chants Wednesday in a letter to the public posted on the […]
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Plane collides with deer in Charlotte, N.C.

Last Updated Feb 15, 2017 3:03 PM EST CHARLOTTE, N.C. —  A flight bound for Mississippi from Charlotte declared an emergency after it collided with a deer while taking off Wednesday, reports CBS affiliate WBTV in Charlotte.. According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), PSA Airlines flight 5320, a subsidiary of American Airlines, attempted to […]
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Atlanta zoo loses bet, names tiny cockroach after Tom Brady

ATLANTA — A week after their hometown Falcons fell victim to the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history, the Atlanta zoo has named a cockroach after Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Zoo Atlanta said on its Facebook page Monday that it had a bet with Rhode Island’s Roger Williams Park Zoo ahead of the Super Bowl. […]
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Portugal presents evidence for Portugal nun's beatification

LISBON, Portugal — Catholic Church officials in Portugal said Monday they have assembled more than 15,000 pages of testimony and documentation to support the proposed beatification of Sister Lucia, one of three shepherd children who said the Virgin Mary appeared to them in the town of Fatima 100 years ago. The officials said the case […]
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Spooked passengers deplane after pilot's bizarre rant on intercom

SAN FRANCISCO  — A United Airlines pilot was removed from a plane bound for San Francisco International Airport after a bizarre rant about politics and her divorce, reports CBS station KPIX in San Francisco. It happened Saturday before United Flight 455 left from Austin, Texas. Image of the pilot making statements about her divorce and […]
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Ancient sarcophagus returned to Greece, nearly 30 years after it was stolen

NEW YORK —The Manhattan District Attorney’s office on Friday announced the return of a fragment of an ancient marble sarcophagus fragment to Greece, CBS New York reports. As part of a continuing investigation with partners in international law enforcement, the DA’s office went into a gallery in Midtown Manhattan with a search warrant and seized […]
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Oldest American, Adele Dunlap, dead at 114

FLEMINGTON, N.J. — A New Jersey woman who was the oldest American person has died at age 114. Adele Dunlap died Sunday at a hospital near Flemington, according to the Martin Funeral Home. She had become the country’s oldest person in July 2016 following the death of 113-year-old Goldie Michelson, of Worcester, Massachusetts. A group […]
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Man builds church of snow for village without chapel

SOSNOVKA, Russia — A village in Siberia that did not have a church until this winter is getting a lesson in faith and life’s ephemeral nature. Sosnovka resident Alexander Batyokhtin spent nearly two months building a village church entirely out of snow. The structure will vanish with the season. Batyokhtin worked on the chapel every […]
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Penn. bald eagle spotted with leg trap clamped to talon

BONNEAUVILLE, Penn. — Bird-welfare volunteers are trying to locate a bald eagle that was photographed in Pennsylvania with a leg-hold trap clamped to a talon.  Play Video SciTech Watch: Trained eagle snatches drones from the sky Police in the Netherlands plan to use trained eagles to keep drones from flying in areas where they’re not […]
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Tennessee prison visitors get surprising security stamp on hands

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Visitors entering a Tennessee prison one day last week had the word “Trump” stamped on their hands as they passed through security. State corrections officials say they don’t know who chose to put the U.S. president’s last name on the stamp at Northwest Correctional Complex in Tiptonville or why, but it won’t […]