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  • Jockey Blake Shinn loses pants during race in Australia

    Jockey loses pants during horse race, still crosses finish line

    SYDNEY, Australia — A jockey gave spectators and his opponents plenty to look at during the Hyland Race Colours Plate at Canterbury Race Course in Australia. Blake Shinn says the elastic on his pants snapped as he approached the finish line. The pants fell and exposed his bare rear end as he rode his horse Miss Royale. “The elastic went during the race, but I had to keep going,” Shinn told Australian media. Shin later tweeted: “Tried to give my […]

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    Teenage girls strip searched at California school

    Two families are questioning the use of strip searches at a school in California. A 13-year old and a 15-year old girl were both searched for drugs at Serrano Middle School. They say a male security guard patted them down and was in the room when the girls removed their clothes and bras. “She was asked to take off her jacket, take off her shirt, take off her T-shirt, unfasten her bra and pull her bra out — literally pull […]

  • One of dozens of "No Catcall Zone" signs that were put up in New York

    ‘No Catcall Zone’ signs going up in New York

    NEW YORK — There’s a movement to fight catcalling in New York, with road signs. Feminist Apparel, a nonprofit feminist clothing company, put up dozens of “No Catcall Zone” signs around Manhattan and Brooklyn for International Anti-Street Harassment Week. “We hope to get at least one sign up in each borough by the end of the week as street harassment and catcalling is obviously a universal issue not contained to any one neighborhood,” the group said in a statement. Sales […]

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    Schock’s campaign spent plenty before he left Congress

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Former Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock’s campaign spent plenty of money in his final months in Washington. Schock resigned March 31 after several reports of questionable spending by his office and campaign. Federal investigators are looking into the allegations. The Federal Election Commission just revealed that Schock still has $3.2 million in his campaign chest. That’s after his campaign paid thousands of dollars for what it called “fundraising lodging.” The Chicago Tribune reports that the expenses include $4,000 […]

  • Chicago police investigation at 4500 N. Broadway after a woman was shot and killed in a car.

    Woman, 24, fatally shot in car in Uptown

    CHICAGO — A 24-year-old woman was shot and killed  on the city’s North Side. The shooting happened on the 4500 block of Broadway early Wednesday morning. The victim was a passenger in a car when she was shot in the head. The driver took her to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead. Police did not give a possible motive or make any arrests.

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    Volunteer deputy charged after using gun instead of Taser

    TULSA, Okla. — The Tulsa County reserve deputy who shot and killed a suspect is now charged with second-degree manslaughter. Authorities say Robert Bates intended to grab his stun gun, when he actually pulled out his gun and shot suspect Eric Harris. Deputies had just tackled Harris after he ran away from an undercover sting. Video from the Tulsa County Sheriff’s department shows Harris sitting in a vehicle during an illegal gun deal. Harris gets out of the car when […]

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    Boy writes letter of apology to bookstore for vomiting

    PORTLAND, Ore. — Working at a bookstore shouldn’t have that many hazards. Maybe some customers put books away on the wrong shelves. Maybe some read a bunch and never buy anything. Or in one case, a kid leaves a twelve foot diameter pool of vomit on the floor. That’s what happened to the workers at the independent bookstore, Powell’s On Hawthorne, in Portland, Oregon. They cleaned it up, and they didn’t think anything of it. Until the kid mailed them […]

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    Man visited by his 17 girlfriends while in hospital

    CHINA — A man was taken to a hospital after a car accident in China. His injuries were minor, but the staff made some phone calls to his loved ones. That led to a lot of women coming to see him. Seventeen of them. They all claimed to be his one and only girlfriend. “I’ve been with him for a year and a half,” said one girlfriend. “[After hearing he’d been in an accident] I cried so hard I didn’t […]

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    Woman stabbed boyfriend because he ate all the salsa, police say

    AKRON, Ohio — A domestic dispute over salsa ended with a stabbing. 50-year-old Phyllis Jefferson is charged with felonious assault and criminal damaging. Police in Akron, Ohio, say she got angry with her boyfriend because he ate all the salsa. They say she responded by stabbing him repeatedly with a pen. Officers found the victim clutching his stomach when they arrived, according to the police report. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

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    Teen in India wants to become world’s most flexible man

    INDIA — Jaspreet Singh Kalra was 11-years-old when he started yoga. It made him remarkably flexible. Now, four years later, he can bend his body parts in ways that they wouldn’t normally go. His video on YouTube shows him bending over backwards and rotating his arm and shoulder into unnatural positions. He can rotate his head 180 degrees and twist his arms in a full circle. “I have never faced any discomfort or pain while doing these actions,” he said, […]


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