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Brazilian who led U.S. to $17 million under mattress pleads guilty BOSTON (Reuters) - A Brazilian whose arrest led U.S. authorities to discover $17 million hidden under a mattress pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges that he tried to launder funds tied to one of the largest pyramid schemes ever.
Reuters | Oct 19, 2017 4:45 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
New York police round up wandering cow in Brooklyn park NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City police wrangled a cow on the loose in a Brooklyn park on Tuesday after the animal became a spectacle for tourists and New Yorkers alike when it was spotted roaming the streets and enjoying the park facilities.
Reuters | Oct 17, 2017 5:52 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Denver Broncos WRs Emmanuel Sanders, Isaiah McKenzie out with sprained ankles Denver Broncos wide receivers Emmanuel Sanders and Isaiah McKenzie sustained sprained ankles Sunday night and will miss the team's Week 7 game against the Los Angeles Chargers, coach Vance Joseph said Monday.
United Press International | Oct 16, 2017 8:24 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Louisville Cardinals fire Rick Pitino 'with just cause' amid FBI investigation The University of Louisville's athletic board voted unanimously Monday to fire Rick Pitino as men's basketball head coach in the wake of an FBI investigation into fraud and corruption in college basketball.
United Press International | Oct 16, 2017 8:22 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
FAA investigating live turkeys dropped from plane at Yellville Turkey Trot festival The Federal Aviation Administration says it will check to see whether any laws or regulations were broken when a low-flying pilot dropped live turkeys onto an Arkansas festival over the weekend. | Oct 16, 2017 6:12 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Hogwarts Express rescues stranded family in Scotland As if by magic, the Hogwarts Express has come to the rescue of a stranded family in Scotland. | Oct 15, 2017 4:57 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Thief returns life-size Pope cutout to church Authorities say a life-size cutout of Pope Francis that was stolen from a New Jersey church during a bingo fundraiser has been returned intact. | Oct 15, 2017 3:36 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Poutine-eating champion 'out of breath' after win Just over 20 lbs of poutine eaten — and, behold — there was a champion. | Oct 15, 2017 01:31 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Man strips naked in mall massage chair, punches guard: Cops Police say a New Jersey man got a little too comfortable in a massage chair at a mall. | Oct 13, 2017 8:12 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Friday the 13th: Flight 666 makes it safely to HEL The Helsinki airport says Flight 666 has arrived safety in HEL — the airport code for the Finnish capital — for the last time. | Oct 13, 2017 3:24 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend