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  • This Bear Coat Sharpei has over 100k Instagram followers

    Count up your social media followers. This puppy has probably got you beat. Tonkey is a four-month-old Bear Coat Sharpei. Her owner started an Instagram account for her. In just eight weeks, Tonkey has racked up over 100,000 followers. Tonkey is a rare breed. Both parents must carry recessive genes for their puppies to get those fuzzy features. The name's Tonkey– just moved in to my new pad and lovin it! A photo posted by Tonkey Bear (@bearcoat_tonkey) on May […]

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    Song: I Don’t Know Many of these (Lollapalooza) Bands

    A tribute to the “old folks” who have no clue about who most of the bands playing at Lollapalooza are. Enjoy!

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    Freight train strikes semi truck, splits trailer in Addison

    ADDISON, Ill. — Police are at the scene after a freight train struck a semi truck in Addison. The accident happened just before 4:50 a.m. Thursday. A westbound freight train headed toward Iowa struck the semi, completely splitting the trailer attached to it. No word yet on any injuries. Images of the accident captured by Skycam9 show the train gate stuck to the front of the freight train. Wow! Look at the train gate stuck to the front of this […]

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    US official: Aircraft debris in photo belongs to same model of plane as missing Malaysia Airline

    WASHINGTON — A U.S. official says air safety investigators have a “high degree of confidence” that a photo of aircraft debris found in the Indian Ocean is of a wing component unique to the Boeing 777, the same model as the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared last year. The official says investigators — including a Boeing air safety investigator — have identified the component as a “flaperon” from the trailing edge of a 777 wing. A French official close to […]

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    Electric customers warned of ‘slamming’ ahead of service switch

    CHICAGO — Starting next month, more than 600,000 Chicago households will be switched back to ComEd following the end of the city’s power deal with Constellation Energy. The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) fears the switch will lead to an advertising blitz by alternative energy suppliers who are eager to get new customers. And in the process, those customers could end up being ripped off. So today CUB unveiled an online calculator which is designed to help consumers figure out how […]

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    Remember Grumpy Cat? Now meet Earl the Grumpy Puppy

    IOWA — Viral sensation Grumpy Cat is now getting a run for its money from a new canine counterpart. According to reports, Earle, a 5-month-old puggle, beagle and pug mix from Iowa, sports a nearly permanent frown face. His newfound Internet fame began when his owners shared a photo of him on Reddit a couple of months ago. A picture uploaded to the popular photo sharing service has more than 2 million views. Now, Earl even has his own Instagram page, with nearly 4,000 followers. […]

  • Bicyclist killed after collision with motorcyclist on Northwest Side

    CHICAGO — One person was killed in a crash involving a motorcycle and bicycle on the city’s Northwest Side. The accident involving a motorcyclist and bicyclist happened at the intersection of Milwaukee and Addison around 6 a.m. A witness claims the motorcycle was behind the bike, and then passed on the left to make a traffic light. Police say the motorcyclist slammed into the bike, then struck a building. The motorcyclist was taken to Community First Hospital. The bicyclist was take […]

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    Conan O’Brien sued for allegedly stealing jokes

    BURBANK, Calif. — A San Diego man is suing Conan O’Brien and the “Conan” team for allegedly stealing jokes that he posted to Twitter. Robert Alexander Kaseberg has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit alleging that Conan O’Brien, TBS, “Conan” executive producer Jeff Ross and “Conan” head writer Mike Sweeney stole four jokes that first appeared on Kaseberg’s blog and Twitter account, KNSD reports. The lawsuit was filed July 22. The first joke, about Delta airlines, was posted Jan. 14. the lawsuit claims […]

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    Minnesota dentist wanted for killing Cecil the lion

    HARARE, Zimbabwe — A Minnesota man is wanted in connection with the killing of a popular lion from a Zimbabwe national park. Minneapolis dentist Walter Palmer, runs the Riverbluff Dental practice in Bloomington. The dentist released a statement saying professional guides in Zimbabwe handled the details of his hunting trip including permits to ensure it was legal. But police authorities in Zimbabwe say it was illegal, and are looking for Palmer who allegedly paid $50,000 to track and kill the […]

  • WGN Anchor receives high praises from her loving ‘parents’

    If Robin’s parents could text, we think they would have sent something like this, too.

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