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  1. Why does he still go outside? Florida man survives lightning strike, spider, snake bites


    LAKELAND — Kyle Cook can't decide whether he's really unlucky or incredibly fortunate.

    Kyle Cook holds a stick he stepped on which startled an Eastern diamondback rattlesnake and caused it to bite him in his back yard in Lakeland. Kyle was mowing his grass on Aug. 11 when he was bitten by the snake. Cook is proving to be a survivor. In the last four years, he has been struck by lightning and bitten by a venomous spider. [Ernst Peters | Lakeland Ledger via AP]
  2. Beer and Bow Ties looks to raise awareness of suicide

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    YBOR CITY — Brent Klaus' brother Matthew always wore bow ties.

    Brent Klaus and Kim Randall co-founded Beer and Bow Ties in order to raise awareness and funds for suicide prevention. 
  3. It looks like a googly-eyed cartoon octopus. Here's what that adorable sea creature really is


    Scientists manning the exploration vessel Nautilus and its remotely operated vehicles spotted something truly adorable recently: Just off the coast of California, hanging out 3,000 feet below the surface, they saw what looked to be a googly-eyed cartoon octopus.

    This adorable critter is called Rossia pacifica, but it's more commonly known as the stubby squid. It's most closely related to the cuttlefish. [Exploration Trust]
  4. FSU student in face-biting attack in stable condition (w/video)


    TEQUESTA — A 19-year-old Florida State University student charged with fatally stabbing a couple outside their home and then biting the dead man's face was reported in stable condition Wednesday with guards nearby at a West Palm Beach hospital.

    Austin Harrouff, a 19-year-old Florida State University student, fatally stabbed a couple at random outside their house, wounded their neighbor and was biting the dead man's face when deputies finally subdued him, authorities have said. [Martin County Sheriff's Office]
  5. Miami doctor to return library book overdue since the 1970s

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    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Florida doctor is returning a long-overdue book that he checked out from a West Virginia library and donating $500.

  6. Dolphin snatches iPad of woman taking its photo at SeaWorld (w/video)

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    ORLANDO — A woman trying to take a picture of a dolphin at SeaWorld in Florida with an iPad apparently got a bit too close because it snatched the device right out of her hands.

    SeaWorld trainer Aubrey Taylor interacts with Bossa the dolphin two years ago in Orlando. Video aired by Tampa's WTVT-TV on Monday shows a dolphin at SeaWorld Orlando snatching a woman's iPad out of her hands. [Associated Press (2014)]
  7. Okaloosa County paramedics snapped selfies with unconscious patients for fun, police say

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

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


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

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


    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]
  10. FBI no longer investigating D.B. Cooper skyjacking case


    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]