Shannon Kramer's plans to fire a rocket toward his girlfriend went awry when the firework ricocheted inside his car and dived between his legs, bursting in a display that burned hair and skin from his feet to his groin.
The Sheffield and District Football League has forbidden its members from sending scores to the Derbyshire Times after the newspaper reported how an under-nine team was "trounced" 29-0 in a crucial match.
A Quebec couple got an unexpected ride on a Lake Champlain ice floe. Theodures Raaymakers and his wife, Annette, were ice fishing near the town of Rouses Point, N.Y., when the ice they were on broke free from shore.
St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 has gotten a new lease on life. The New Orleans nonprofit organization Save Our Cemeteries teamed up with the tourism industry, which provided hundreds of volunteers from around the country for a daylong restoration project.
The popularity of television shows such as Bravo's "Celebrity Poker," the Travel Channel's "World Poker Tour" and ESPN's coverage of the Texas Hold 'em championships have fueled a card-playing craze on campuses.
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