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Sharks take bite out of tourists' wallets

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1797 navy ship tours Boston harbor again
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Greeks ring monument with a bread “bagel”
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Robotic device helps bionic groom walk down aisle
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Fan returns home run ball, gets bat instead
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Don't expect another winter like last one!
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Sherlock Holmes: Man of mystery, or not?
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Students give pizza driver $1,200 tip
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World's tallest cow is taller than most people
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Boyz II Men go back to their high school
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Record-breaking pumpkin weighs more than a car!
He's 16. And he's the mayor of his town. A 5-year-old boy's run as mayor is over in a tiny tourist town in northern Minnesota. Robert "Bobby" Tufts lost his bid for a third term as mayor of Dorset on Sunday. Eric Mueller, a 16-year-old from Mendota Heights, Minnesota, won. His name was drawn from the ballot box du... - Posted on August 6, 2014
NBA gets its first female The San Antonio Spurs of the NBA have hired Becky Hammon as an assistant coach. What's special is that she will be the first full-time, paid female assistant on an NBA coaching staff. When Hammon retires from her 16-year women's pro basketball career in the WNBA, she will i... - Posted on August 6, 2014
Puffins in peril – want to help? Wanted: puffinologists. No experience necessary. The Audubon Society wants bird lovers to contribute research to a project. Scientists hope it will help save Atlantic puffins from starvation in Maine. There are about 1,000 pairs of the seabirds, known for their multi-... - Posted on August 6, 2014
Tiny words are huge gift to Scrabble players To Scrabble fanatics, big gifts sometimes come in small packages. The word "te" as a variant of "ti," is the seventh tone on the musical scale. It is a little gem among 5,000 words to be added to "The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary" next week. The dictionary's l... - Posted on August 6, 2014
If you were a crab, what color would you be? A rare blue-colored red king crab has been caught. Frank McFarland found the crab in his pot July 4. The crab is being kept alive at the Norton Sound Seafood Center. People show up to have their photos taken with it. Scott Kent, with the Alaska Department of Fish and... - Posted on August 5, 2014
Barking couldn't save deaf boy, so dog licked him A pit bull named Ace is being hailed as a hero. The dog licked the face of a sleeping, deaf 13-year-old boy to alert him that the house was on fire. Indianapolis Fire Department Capt. Rita Reith says Nick Lamb was home alone. He was sleeping without his hearing aids. ... - Posted on August 5, 2014
Does tower of ketchup need mountain of mustard? How would you like to own a towering ketchup bottle? A "For Sale" sign is in front of what's billed as the "World's Largest Bottle of Catsup." The landmark once served as a water tower in the city of Collinsville, Ill. It's old, 65 to be exact. And it's tall, 170 fee... - Posted on August 5, 2014
Rats overrun home of Mona Lisa Rats are on the rampage in the elegant garden of the world famous Louvre Museum. They romp on the grass in broad daylight. The hot weather in Paris has brought many visitors to the garden. Their garbage is a feast for the rats. The lush area gives a rat plenty of plac... - Posted on August 5, 2014
What's wrong with this selfie? Jacquie Whitt's island trip with a group of teenagers was memorable. Not just for the scenery and wildlife, but also for the way the kids preserved their memories. It was, said Whitt, a "selfie fest." For this generation, "digital devices are now part of the interpretive exp... - Posted on August 5, 2014
Sharks take bite out of tourists' wallets Great white sharks are having an unusual effect on Cape Cod this summer. They are being spotted in growing numbers and have stirred curiosity and a buying frenzy for shark-related merchandise. Shark T-shirts are everywhere. "Jaws" has been playing in movie theaters and boats... - Posted on August 5, 2014