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The Skinny: Christmas book has $1.9M diamond deal

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This Christmas book has $1.9M diamond deal

For a one-of-a-kind stocking stuffer, a holiday buyer with $1.85 million burning a hole in his pocket can design a diamond ring and travel to Africa to see where the stone came from. The 87th edition of the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book, unveiled Tuesday in Dallas, also has a less pricey overnight stay at architect Philip Johnson's Glass House in Connecticut (only $30,000) and for the miser, a $12 mug.

Princely sums

Royal coins struck for a christening

Superstition holds it's good luck to cross a newborn's palm with silver to wish the child riches and health, but Britain's baby Prince George is getting something more: a whole set of coins in his honor. Britain's Royal Mint said the 5 pound coin (with a face value of $8) will carry the image of great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II on the front.

The fix is in

Dog's mixed result for crashing race

An Indiana dog that crashed a half marathon has won a medal — and a visit with a vet. The chocolate Labrador retriever, Boogie, ran most of the 13.1 miles (time: 2 hours, 15 minutes) in Saturday's Evansville event. Owner Jerry Butts tells the Evansville Courier & Press that the 100-pound dog slipped his leash Friday night, his fourth escape. Boogie now has a microchip and an appointment to be neutered.

Sleep and shop

Ikea stores change the sheets daily

The Swedish furniture chain says its stores in China allow customers to nap on the beds. Linda Xu, Ikea's Chinese spokeswoman, said the stores do not mind changing linen daily. "Today's visitors could be tomorrow's clients."

Compiled from wire services and other sources.

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Oscar Mayer asked people to tweet photos of hot dog toppings. They got toothpaste and Pepto.

Oscar Mayer asked people to tweet photos of hot dog toppings. They got toothpaste and Pepto.

Oscar Mayer last week asked people on Twitter to tweet a photo at them of toppings on their new hot dogs — which the company described as "improved."The payoff? A year’s supply of hot dogs hand-delivered by none other than the iconic Wienermobile.Sha...
Published: 05/21/18
Florida man climbs atop playground equipment at Clearwater park, tells kids where babies come from

Florida man climbs atop playground equipment at Clearwater park, tells kids where babies come from

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Published: 05/21/18
Porn actor accused of shooting up Trump hotel appears in court and immediately admits to a crime

Porn actor accused of shooting up Trump hotel appears in court and immediately admits to a crime

Jonathan Oddi, the stripper and porn actor who stormed the Trump National Doral resort and got into a gunfight with police, won’t be getting out of jail anytime soon.A Miami-Dade judge on Monday morning ordered the 42-year-old Oddi held without bond....
Published: 05/21/18
To get back at co-worker, St. Pete woman took photos of her on the toilet. She now faces charges.

To get back at co-worker, St. Pete woman took photos of her on the toilet. She now faces charges.

A St. Petersburg woman is facing a felony voyeurism charge after she took photos of a co-worker using the restroom, St. Petersburg police reported.Ambrisha Costin, 25, was arrested Thursday on the charge. She later was released on $20,000 bond.Accord...
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Woman tried to start paper towel holder on fire in Tropicana Field bathroom, police say

Woman tried to start paper towel holder on fire in Tropicana Field bathroom, police say

A Clearwater woman was arrested in a bathroom at Tropicana Field Friday after police said she tried to start a paper towel holder on fire.Lisa D. Walker, 50, was arrested on charges of disorderly intoxication and possession of marijuana. The Rays wer...
Updated one month ago
They got married on Clearwater Beach Sunday. Then they got drunk and arrested, police said.

They got married on Clearwater Beach Sunday. Then they got drunk and arrested, police said.

A man and a woman who got married on Clearwater Beach Sunday got drunk, got into a fight and were both arrested on domestic battery charges, police reported.Daniel Patrick Gillen, 61, and GeGee Riposta, 49, were arrested Sunday night. Both are from D...
Updated one month ago