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Harold Ramis, Chicago actor, writer and director, dead at 69
Ramis, a longtime North Shore resident, was surrounded by family when he died at 12:53 a.m. from complications of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a rare disease that involves swelling of the blood vessels, his wife Erica Mann Ramis said. He was 69.
Burglary Suspect Found Sleeping on Victim's Couch
Police in Florida said an alleged burglary spree ended when the suspect fell asleep clutching a kitchen knife on a woman's couch.
Cleaning Woman Throws Out Artworks
A cleaning woman in southern Italy has unwittingly thrown away contemporary artworks that were supposed to be part of an exhibition.
Smash-and-Grab Burglars Steal Warm Beer
The fact that there is nothing more disgusting than warm beer didn’t deter thieves from ramming into a Valero gas station’s convenience store so they could steal an 18-pack of warm Bud Light.
Mom Buys All of Store's 'Indecent' T-Shirts
A mother upset about "indecent" T-shirts on display at a Utah mall found a quick if not especially convenient way to remove them: She bought every last one.
10-Year-Old Drives Off with Second Car in Two Weeks
A 10-year-old Norwegian boy who took his parents' car for a joyride, claiming he was a dwarf who forgot his driver's license, has hit the road again.
Teacher Rickrolled by Inspired Quantum Physics Essay
Breathing life into a very old meme, physics student Sairam Gudiseva Rickrolled his teacher in spectacular fashion, inserting every word of Rick Astley's Never Gonna Give You Up into an essay.
Mile Marker 420 Becomes 419.99 to Thwart Thieves
Colorado officials think a difference of one-hundredth of a mile will be enough to stop thieves from stealing the mile marker 420 sign along Interstate 70.
Dead Chickens Being Left at New Mexico Cemetery
A small Albuquerque cemetery appears to be the victim of some fowl activity: Someone is leaving dead chickens and bird parts near its headstones.
Man Has Cockroach Removed from Ear
(105.7 ABC Darwin)
Hendrik Helmer has taken out the unofficial title for having the largest cockroach removed from an ear in Darwin.
Beagle Won't Be Denied Chicken Nuggets
Lucy wants some chicken nuggets. The good news is there's nobody there to stop her. The bad news: Lucy is a dog, and the nuggets are frustratingly out of reach.
Couple Learns Winning Ticket Will Keep Paying and Paying
Jeremy Lockett thought he had won $50,000 when he came to collect his lottery prize, but was later informed he won $50,000 every year for life.
Multiple Owl Attacks Reported in Missouri
You would be wise to keep an eye on the sky going outdoors or getting out of a car in southeast Springfield. You really should give a hoot because you might be the next target.
University Probing Possible Sperm Swap at Fertility Clinic
The University of Utah is investigating what it calls "credible information" that a woman at a Salt Lake City area fertility clinic was artificially inseminated with sperm, not from her husband, but from a part-time lab employee.
Man Finally Has Health Care Success After 3,000 Tries
After over 3,000 attempts online and after speaking to nearly 50 people, Lew Garrett finally can say that he has healthcare.
Mayor Gets Piece of NYC's Mind on Pizza Etiquette
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio got his pizza with smoked mozzarella, sausage and a dash of scandal.
Woman Seeks Divorce Over Poor Table Manners
A woman in Kuwait has filed for divorce one week into her marriage after she discovered that husband did not like to eat peas with a fork and preferred to use bread.
Man's Blood-Alcohol Content Too High to Register
You know your blood-alcohol content is too high when a Breathalyzer can't calculate it.
Stolen Rental Car Has Woman Facing $47K Bill
What started as a fun getaway weekend has turned into a financial nightmare for a Dartmouth, N.S., woman who's now facing a huge bill she can't afford to pay.
Mom Says Son Poked by Syringes in Christmas Present
A mom in Toutle, Wash. said she gave her son what she thought was an innocent Christmas gift, but when the 16-year-old put his new hoodie on, she says he got poked by a syringe.
Interpreter at Mandela Event Called a 'Fake'
Advocates for the deaf say the sign-language interpreter who spent hours on stage at Nelson Mandela's memorial service was a faker who was just waving his arms around meaninglessly. South African officials say they're investigating.
Teenager Pays $747 for Photo of an Xbox One
A teenager has been left fuming after mistakenly buying a photo of an in-demand computer console online.
Man Learns Driving Tank Harder Than It Looks
Sometimes an owner's manual is not enough. Oregon State Police say that's what a 58-year-old man learned when he tried to drive a 50-ton battle tank up a steep grade near the coastal town of Gold Beach.
Two Stabbed in Fight Over Piece of Pie
A Fairbanks man looking for a piece of pie the day after Thanksgiving has been charged with felony burglary and assault.
Couple Accidentally Receive McDonald's Cash Instead of Food
A Tennessee couple who visited the McDonald's drive-through for some food said they were mistakenly given a bag full of cash instead of a meal.
Stolen Jesus Statue Returned to Toronto Church with Apology
A Toronto church said a stolen statue of a begging Jesus was returned with an apology note saying the theft "seemed like a good idea at the time."
Camera-Craving Cat Pounces on CBC Crew
While out shooting a story about cameras on school buses in Bonnyville, Alta., northeast of Edmonton, a CBC crew caught the interest of a curious cat with a fondness for cameras.
Deliveryman Finds Bomb in Teddy Bear
A North Carolina newspaper deliveryman picked up a teddy bear on a rural road, only to have authorities tell him later a bomb had been stuffed inside.
One Missed Call and 48 Texts from 'Satan'
A Colorado woman woke up to find a missed call from 1-666-666-6666 and 48 texts from "Satan."
Couple Take 'Breaking Bad'-Themed Engagement Photos
A Houston-area couple say they decided to use their shared love for the hit AMC show "Breaking Bad" as an inspiration for their engagement photos.
Prostitute Arrested After Trying to Bring Baby to Work
After a 19-year-old Florida woman tried to take her baby with her while working the streets as a prostitute, she was arrested when the baby’s father called the cops.
Loose Llama Caught After Six Months in Michigan
A Michigan woman said the llama she dubbed Dolly has been captured after nearly six months on the loose in the area around her property.
Santa Claus Groped 18-Year-Old Elf
A 62-year-old Santa Claus at the Hanover Mall in Massachusetts is facing indecent assault and battery charges after he allegedly gave the 18-year-old working with him as his elf photographer a gift she was not very fond of.
Woman Named Happy Thanksgiving Gets Two Holidays in One
A Minneapolis doctor preparing to celebrate her birthday on Thanksgiving Day said her parents, "hippies," named her Happy Thanksgiving Reynolds.
Man Dies After Opening 'Pandora's Box'
(News & Star)
Mystery surrounds the death of a 37-year-old man who collapsed after opening ‘Pandora’s box’.
Couple Gives Back Adopted Son After 9 Years
An Ohio couple who authorities say returned their 9-year-old adopted son to the county after raising him since infancy have been charged with abandoning the child.
Starbucks Loses 'Charbucks' Appeal
Starbucks Corp has failed to persuade a federal appeals court to stop a small, family-owned New Hampshire roaster from selling coffee known as "Charbucks."
Man Charged with Driving BMW Down 'Rocky' Steps
Police have charged a 20-year-old man with reckless endangerment for allegedly driving his car down the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps made famous by the movie "Rocky."
Man Loses Battle to Keep Wife Buried in His Front Yard
An Alabama man has lost his fight to keep his wife buried in the front yard of the home they shared for decades.
Driver's 'Not See' Vanity License Plate Causing Outrage
(KGTV [San Diego])
A San Diego Unified School District bus driver, whose vanity license plate on his car is causing outrage, has been suspended, and the state Department of Motor Vehicles is asking that he surrender the plates.
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