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Oklahoma man hog-ties burglar up for police

A man suspected of burglary tangled with the wrong man and ended up hog-tied in the yard until Tulsa, Oklahoma police arrived on Wednesday, according to KOTV. According to Denay Houston, she and her husband heard breaking glass and saw a folding chair inside their daughter’s bedroom around 6 a.m.…

Phish’s Trey Anastasio on community, commitment and classical music

EmbedVideo(’6848′, ’514′, ’320′); JUDY WOODRUFF: Finally tonight: how a front man of rock is charming new fans in the world of classic music, and yet still jamming for his adoring base after three decades on the road. Jeffrey Brown has our profile.…  …

Ohio woman rescued after car falls into 10-foot-deep sinkhole

A woman in northwest Ohio who was swallowed by a massive sinkhole on Wednesday managed to escape injury, according to the Toledo Blade. Pamela Knox, 60, was driving down the road around noon when the ground beneath her car disappeared. She ended up in a sinkhole that was more than…

Catholic Cardinal calls openly gay ambassador nominee a ‘f*ggot’

The Archbishop of Santo Domingo recently referred to openly gay people as “faggots” while discussing the nominee for U.S. ambassador to the Dominican Republic. Reporters questioned Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodriguez on June 27 about the nomination of James “Wally” Brewster, an openly gay Democratic fundraiser and LGBT activist.…

Pastor goes nuts after congregant falls asleep: I’m important! I’m somebody!

Baptist preachers have a reputation for being blunt and direct — and sometimes boisterous — but a pastor in Oklahoma has taken it to a whole new level. Dr. Jim Standridge, 76, of Immanuel Baptist Church in Skiatook declared, “I’m important, I’m somebody!” after he noticed one of his congregants…

Frightened customer may have mistakenly gunned down two restaurant workers

An armed customer at a chicken restaurant in Oakland may have become frightened and mistakenly shot and killed two employees. Piedmont Patch reported on Wednesday that Oakland police Capt. Anthony Toribio was meeting with community groups after two restaurant employees, 22-year-old Kenneth Bradley and 26-year-old Jose Santa Maria, were gunned…

Man dressed as Darth Vader runs a mile in Death Valley’s 129-degree heat

Drivers in Death Valley were surprised on Sunday when, amid a 129-degree heatwave, a man dressed as Darth Vader from “Star Wars” was spotted running alongside a highway as fast as he possibly could. That man was Jonathan Rice, an experienced runner whose particularly a fan of running in extreme…

New tick-borne illness mimics Lyme disease but often goes undetected

More than 100,000 people in New York state are estimated to have been infected with a newly discovered disease that is carried by deer ticks and which mimics the symptoms of Lyme disease. According to CBS-New York, Borrelia miyamotoi disease looks like Lyme, but is a different illness altogether, one…

Hilarious ‘Skype bombing’ shuts down Zimmerman trial witness testimony

An attempt to allow a witness to offer live video testimony in the murder trial of George Zimmerman ended in failure on Wednesday after Internet pranksters inundated his Skype connection with dozens of call requests. Prosecutors introduced Seminole State College criminal justice professor Gordon Scott Pleasants by displaying a Skype…

MSNBC host: ‘Republican men’ far too worried about ‘the sanctity of sperm’

During a discussion Wednesday morning about Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) and the state’s highly contested push to shut down nearly every abortion clinic within its borders, “MSNBC Live” host Thomas Roberts exclaimed that “Republican men” are far too worried about “the sanctity of sperm over a woman’s right…

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