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Officials: 'Pokemon Go' players discover body in cemetery

Two people in Texas discovered the body of a man while playing the cellphone game "Pokemon Go," and the sheriff's department is now investigating the death as a homicide, officials said. >> Read more trending stories The man has been identified as Christopher Robert Lowe, 34, of New Braunfels, the ...

Florida woman reunited with cat 8 years after he went missing

A Florida woman and her cat have been reunited, eight years after the cat first went missing and traveled more than 100 miles. >> Read more trending stories Orlando resident Kathleen Crichton knows she won't ever figure out how her cat, Smelly, got to Gainesville. "If only he could tell ...

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Police: Man strips to his boxers, runs truck into plane at airport

A man was arrested on Thursday after police said he was found acting peculiar before he climbed a fence, took off his clothes and drove a truck into a plane about to leave the airport. >> Read more trending stories Delairo Koonce, 35, was seen by officers at around 9:30 ...

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Nevada trooper's badge apparently stops bullet

A Nevada trooper walked away unscathed after his badge apparently stopped a bullet during a shooting Thursday night. >> Read more trending stories The Nevada Highway Patrol's Southern Command tweeted out a photo of the badge, which just barely blocked the bullet's trajectory. https://twitter.com/NHPSouthernComm/status/769253653400031232 The shooting took place during a ...

The octobot, an entirely soft robot, is powered without electronics; instead microfluidic channels containing chemical reactions automate its movements. (Lori Sanders, Ryan Truby, Michael Wehner, Robert Wood, Jennifer Lewis/Harvard University Wyss Institute)

Soft robots could make human interactions with robots safer

Soft things are cute. Soft things are also fun to touch. And that's part of the reason why you should care about this recently developed soft octopus robot. >> Read more trending stories According to a study in the journal Nature, soft robots could even make human interactions with robots safer ...

Bystanders hold up children's ride after it collapses at fair

Dozens of people came together to hold up a fair ride when one of the legs broke Thursday evening at the Bartow County Fair in Georgia. >> Read more trending stories Six children were on the roller coaster at the time, but no one was injured when it broke. The ...

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Deputy fired after K-9 left for days in hot car dies, reports say

An Oklahoma sheriff's deputy has been fired after his K-9 partner died of what investigators believe to be heat exhaustion, according to multiple reports. >> Read more trending stories Sources told KFOR the dog, K-9 Officer Bak of the Stephens County Sheriff's Office, was left in Deputy Matthew Peck's cruiser ...

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University explains why it named a training course #StopWhitePeople2K16

Officials with New York's Binghamton University said they were trying to be ironic when they named a training course for the upcoming school year "#StopWhitePeople2K16." >> Read more trending stories The training course was apparently meant to spur discussion about diversity, not demean any specific race. "The premise of this session ...

TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 22:  A man plays Pokemon Go game on a smartphone on July 22, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan. The Japanese version of the game app Pokemon Go was released on July 22, 2016. Japan McDonalds' 3,000 restaurants in Japan will be turned into Pokemon gyms in collaboration with the fast-food chain.  (Photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images)

Driver distracted by 'Pokemon Go' kills pedestrian in Japan

A Japanese farmer playing "Pokemon Go" while driving struck a pair of pedestrians earlier this week, killing one in Japan's first reported death linked to the wildly popular augmented-reality game, according to multiple reports. >> Read more trending stories Keiji Goo, 39, was driving a small truck in Tokushima prefecture, ...

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Arrest made in murder of two nuns in Mississippi

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has arrested a man in connection with the murder of two nuns in Durant, Mississippi. Kosciusko resident Rodney Earl Sanders, 46, has been charged with two counts of capital murder in the deaths of Sister Margaret Held and Sister Paula Merrill, both 68. >> Related: 2 ...

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Judge blocks UNC from enforcing bathroom law

On Friday, a judge ruled the University of North Carolina can't stop two transgender students and one employee from using bathrooms matching their gender identity — for now. The judge ordered a narrow injunction for just those three people until the court makes a final decision on the state's bathroom ...

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Top French court overturns burqini ban

A top French court has overturned a controversial ban on Muslim-friendly burqini bathing suits. >> Read more trending stories The Council of State ruled Friday that a ban imposed in the town of Villeneuve-Loubet "seriously and clearly illegally breached fundamental freedoms to come and go, freedom of beliefs and individual freedom." But the decision ...

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Al Roker on Ryan Lochte: NBC refutes reports that execs are upset

The heated debate "Today Show" weatherman Al Roker and reporter Billy Bush had about U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte's Rio incident went viral as the Olympics ended last week. It drew viewers to the NBC morning program, but according to gossip site Page Six, NBC executives are "embarrassed" by the argument. ...

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A New Hampshire beach will be topless this weekend

Go Topless Day is headed to Hampton Beach for a second year. Beachgoers will be topless all day Sunday, according to the event’s Facebook page. >> Read more trending stories The event will take place in more than 300 cities across the country as part of the “Free the Nipple” movement. Participants aim ...

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Woman with Down syndrome retiring from McDonald's after 32 years

After 32 years, a woman will retire from working at the Needham McDonalds.  Freia David, who has Down syndrome, has worked at the Chestnut Street McDonalds since she was a young girl.  >> Read more trending stories David has worked at the fry station over the years and got the job ...

Wife listens to entire 4-hour rescue of big-rig driver after interstate crash

WSOC has learned that Jackson Musyoka, of Flower Mound, Texas, is the driver who was trapped for nearly four hours inside his tractor-trailer Thursday on Interstate 85. Firefighters and rescuers worked in the heat and in poison oak for hours to save Musyoka, who officials said lost his leg in the ...

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Parents say school slavery game is demeaning

A slavery educational activity game is no longer part of the lesson plan at a Cobb County school and the teacher responsible is now facing disciplinary action. Delores Bunch-Keemer knew something was wrong when her 10-year-old granddaughter came home from Cheatham Elementary School Tuesday afternoon. "She was very concerned. I ...

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Krispy Kreme launches new peanut butter treat

Peanut butter lovers have a new doughnut to try at Krispy Kreme. The popular doughnut chain has announced the Reese's Peanut Butter Krispy Kreme doughnut Monday on its Australian website. >> Read more trending stories The AU Review reported that the new menu item is filled with Reese's peanut butter ...

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Students learn chemistry via beer-testing lab

A college professor is using beer to inspire chemistry students. University of Southern Maine professor Lucille Benedict told the Portland Press Herald it can be challenging to keep students engaged in chemistry, so she started using beer as a testing medium. Benedict oversees the school's new Quality Assurance/Quality Control and ...

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FDA says to check all blood donations for Zika

The Food and Drug Administration now recommends that all blood donations in the U.S. be screened for the Zika virus. The FDA previously advised screening only in areas with active Zika transmission, like parts of Florida and throughout Puerto Rico. But the agency's acting chief scientist said in a statement Friday, "As new ...

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