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  1. Gross! Dust mites sleep with you, on you, and in your mattress

    "After 8 years, an old mattress becomes a heavy weight, from pounds of dead skin, gallons of sweat, and millions of dust mites that accumulate inside it!" So claims an ad for the concerned Mattress Firm — your salvation is, of course, to purchase a fresh, unsoiled mattress from them. But is this true? Do our …
  2. Video: 2 loose llamas lassoed after running amok in Arizona

    Bizarre News

    PHOENIX — Two quick-footed llamas dashed in and out of traffic in a Phoenix-area retirement enclave before they were captured by authorities Thursday, causing a stir in the streets and on social media.

  3. Kentucky town has had enough of cold, issues warrant for Elsa of 'Frozen' (w/video)

    Pop Culture

    HARLAN, Ky. — The cold might not bother Disney's Queen Elsa, but it's wreaking enough havoc in Kentucky that a police department announced a joke warrant for the popular Frozen character's arrest.

    This image released by Disney shows Elsa the Snow Queen, voiced by Idina Menzel, in a scene from the animated feature "Frozen." Police in Harlan, Kentucky, issued a warrant for Elsa's arrest because of the cold weather. [Disney photo via AP}
  4. Vanilla Ice arrested in Florida, charged with burglary (w/video)


    LANTANA — Vanilla Ice has been charged with breaking into and stealing from an abandoned home that is in foreclosure in Florida.

    Robert van Winkle, aka Vanilla Ice, was arrested on charges of burglary and grand theft in Lantana after items from an adjacent house, which was in foreclosure, were discovered at his property. [Getty Images]
  5. Snowbound Bostonians jumping out windows — in fun (w/ video)

    Human Interest

    BOSTON — New England's winter blast is serious business, but there's been no shortage of shenanigans.

  6. Feds: Mail soaked with drugs was 'hit' with Florida inmates


    FORT LAUDERDALE — Postcards arriving at the Broward County Jail in Fort Lauderdale contained more than just drawings.

  7. Superstition times three: 2015 calendar has three Friday the 13ths

    Human Interest

    Get ready for superstition — times three.

    Debbie Grondin kisses Peyton, a black cat, in her Lacey Township N.J. home on Thursday Feb. 12, 2015. Grondin is taking care of Peyton until the cat can be adopted, but the founder of a cat rescue facility that placed her with Grondin says black cats are the hardest to place for adoption due to some people's superstition.  [Associated Press]
  8. Watch the video: Implosion takes down Las Vegas casino


    LAS VEGAS — With a 4,400-pound explosive punch, a Las Vegas hotel turned into a pile of rubble early Tuesday.

    The Clarion hotel and casino is imploded, early Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, in Las Vegas. The 200-room casino-hotel opened in 1970 as the Royal Inn and was called the Debbie Reynolds, for its one-time owner, as well as the Greek Isles and the Paddle Wheel. The Clarion is the first hotel to be imploded since 2007. [Associated Press]
  9. Samsung's smart TV could be eavesdropping on you (w/video)


    SEOUL, South Korea — Watch what you say in your living room. Samsung's smart TV could be listening. And sharing.

    Models pose with a Samsung Electronics Co. SUHD 4K smart TV during a press conference in Seoul, South Korea. Samsung Electronics Co. on Tuesday, Feb, 10, 2015, said voice recognition technology in its Internet connected TVs can capture and transmit nearby conversations. [Associated Press]
  10. Oh, boy! Tampa mom delivers 14.1-pound baby at St. Joseph's Women's Hospital


    TAMPA — Chunky newborn Avery Denton curled up in his mother Maxxandra Ford's arms Friday morning wearing a shirt that read "World Record Breaker."

    Avery Denton curled up with his mother, Maxxandra Ford, at Friday morning's news conference. [SKIP O'ROURKE   |   Times]