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  1. Okaloosa County paramedics snapped selfies with unconscious patients for fun, police say

    Bizarre News

    To Kayla Renee Dubois, 24, and Christopher Wimmer, 33, the selfies they allegedly took were an amusing workplace rivalry.

  2. Video: This is what happens when a bear gets into your Subaru

    Wildlife

    This story about a bear somehow getting stuck inside a Subaru is what we need right now.

  3. 'Allow him to sway' or not: Video of President Bush at Dallas memorial divides social media

    National

    President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush appeared together at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas for an interfaith memorial service honoring the five officers who were slain in the city's downtown last Friday.

    From left, former first lady Laura Bush, former President George W. Bush, first lady Michelle Obama, and President Barack Obama join hands during a memorial service Tuesday at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center with the families of the fallen police officers in Dallas. [Associated Press]
  4. FBI no longer investigating D.B. Cooper skyjacking case

    Crime

    SEATTLE — The FBI said Tuesday it is no longer investigating the enduring mystery of the skyjacker known as D.B. Cooper, nearly 45 years after he vanished out the back of a Boeing 727 into a freezing Northwest rain wearing a business suit, a parachute and a pack with $200,000 in cash.

    This artist sketch shows the skyjacker known as D.B. Cooper from recollections of the passengers and crew of a Northwest Airlines jet he hijacked between Portland and Seattle on Thanksgiving eve in 1971. The FBI says it's no longer actively investigating the unsolved mystery of D.B. Cooper. The bureau announced it's "exhaustively reviewed all credible leads" during its 45-year investigation. [Associated Press]
  5. Police: Mom used infant to beat up man in Daytona Beach

    Crime

    DAYTONA BEACH — An 18-year-old woman was arrested after police said she used her infant son to batter her boyfriend.

  6. Cat blamed for turning on faucet, flooding Pompano Beach shelter

    Bizarre News

    POMPANO BEACH — A cat came with a flood warning when it was adopted from a Florida animal shelter.

  7. Chewbacca Mom throws out first pitch at Rays game on Star Wars Day (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — When she bought the Chewbacca mask for way less than the reported $20 a few weeks ago, Candace Payne had no idea she would be an overnight Internet sensation, a guest on talk shows coast-to-coast and the next big thing, now known as "Chewbacca Mom."

    Candace Payne, who has become known as Chewbacca Mom, takes a selfie with Darth Maul and Chewbacca on Saturday afternoon before she threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Rays game. [WILL VRAGOVIC | Times]
  8. Scientists discover one of the first fish to crawl onto land, an ancient ancestor

    Science

    Meet Qingmendous.

    He's half a foot long, 409 million years old and fierce as they come. Huge, squiggly teeth protrude from his lower lip, and powerful, muscle-bound fins allow him to sluice through the brackish water of a prehistoric lagoon. When he's hungry, he lies in wait for creatures that are as much as half …

    Qingmendous was part of a group of "lobe finned fishes" that included the first vertebrates to crawl onto land. [Brian Choo, Flinders University]
  9. Gruesome find: Two Florida fishermen discover alligators eating a human body (w/video)

    Wildlife

    A gruesome drama played out on the edge of the Everglades Monday night, as police tried to recover a human body being eaten by two alligators.