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Fisherman rescues another fisherman’s prosthetic arm

A fisherman in Boca Grande, Florida was lucky Sunday afternoon to have another fisherman return his prosthetic arm after it was snapped off while holding his fishing rod. According to local channel CBS12, Jack Wiseman described his extremely peculiar experience and how fortunate he was to have his arm rescued.…

6-year-old girl set to become youngest spelling bee contestant ever

The annual Scripps-Howard National Spelling Bee is set to have one of its precocious contestants standout from the others, as a six-year-old Virginia girl will become the youngest participant in the competition’s history. In a story released Monday from WJLA-TV, Lori Anne Madison is prepared to participate in the prestigious competition, which begins…

Florida doctor charged with spitting blood on arresting officer

Is it something in the water? Earlier today, there was the story about Miami police shooting a naked man who was biting off another man’s face. Now, there’s the doctor who was pulled over for drunk driving and deliberately smashed his face bloody, then spit blood into a state trooper’s…

Judge sends honor student to jail for missing school

A Houston-area teenager has been jailed and fined for missing school by a judge who hopes to make an example of her. 17-year-old Diane Tran is working two jobs while taking advanced placement and dual credit courses at Willis High School in Willis, Texas. Some mornings, she is simply too…

Sea lions stage hostile takeover of Ventura Harbor docks

A large gang of sea lions has taken over three docks at Ventura Harbor in California, and the National Park Service isn’t sure how to tell them delicately that their presence is unwanted. The animals have previously been a common sight on the large buoys that lead out of the…

Economist worries ’20 or 30 billionaires control everything’ in the automated future

Paul Solman of PBS Newshour recently went to a conference run by a California think tank called Singularity University to learn the future of human workers. Solman noted that as far back as the Roman empire, people had worried about being displaced by machines. Emperor Vespasian, who built the Coliseum,…

GOP candidate Jesse Kelly refuses to answer question about white supremacists

Republican candidate Jesse Kelly on Wednesday refused to answer a question about his endorsement by a controversial political action committee linked to neo-Nazi groups. Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC) endorsed Kelly in 2010 when he was running against Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona’s 8th Congressional district. The group renewed…

CBS reporter smuggles puppy out of Afghanistan war zone

CBS correspondent Lara Logan recently became part of an effort to rescue a puppy named Bill after he was saved by a group of Marines in Afghanistan. But a warning: This story did not have a happy ending for adorable dog. Marines from the 3rd Platoon were on patrol in…

Personal airplane in development gets better fuel efficency than most cars

A proposed highly fuel-efficient personal private plane called the Synergy is generating buzz and attracting investors in the aviation industry, according to Bloomberg TV. Investors hope to raise enough capital to build a prototype of the Synergy, which is designed to carry up to five passengers with a fuel efficiency…

California police: Dog was strapped with explosives

Police in California are on the hunt for two people they say strapped a stick of dynamite to a dog and set it loose in a Sacramento neighborhood. The explosion, heard around 11 a.m. on Wednesday, severely injured the dog, which police described as a long-haired Dachshund. They expect the…

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