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Woman Barely Jogging PORTLAND, OR—Making negligible movements with her arms and legs as she sluggishly made her way along the sidewalk, a woman gradually progressing down Madison Street Friday was barely even jogging, sources confirmed.
The Onion | Apr 11, 2014 7:05 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Last Living California Raisin Dies Of Prostate Cancer BEVERLY HILLS, CA—Beebop, the percussionist and last surviving member of the 1980s R&B supergroup The California Raisins, died Thursday following a lengthy battle with prostate cancer, multiple sources confirmed this morning.
The Onion | Apr 11, 2014 6:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Progressive Zoo Houses Animals In Natural Destroyed Habitat REDDING, CA—Long considered among the nation’s premier zoos, northern California’s Redding Wildlife Park has continued to earn praise from visitors and industry observers alike for its progressive commitment to housing all of its animals
The Onion | Apr 11, 2014 6:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Tour Becoming One-On-One Between Guide And Man Who Knew Name Of McKinleys Assassin COLUMBUS, OH—The 10:30 a.m. tour of the Ohio Statehouse quickly devolved into a one-on-one conversation between the group’s guide and one of the visitors Friday, sources reported, after the talkative tour member correctly responded to the ques
The Onion | Apr 11, 2014 5:05 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Crack smoking, beer drinking things to avoid during road checks: Cop Driving up to a road check with a crack pipe in one hand and a lighter in the other isn't the brightest idea, a Victoria, B.C. police officer says. | Apr 11, 2014 4:57 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
NBA Announces Initiative To Reduce Leagues Garbage Time By 50% NEW YORK—Stressing that U.S. professional basketball remains woefully behind foreign leagues in maintaining close and exciting games, the NBA unveiled a new initiative Friday intended to reduce garbage time by 50 percent.
The Onion | Apr 11, 2014 4:15 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
American Voices: Report Finds Steady Rise In Stay-At-Home Mothers According to a new report by the Pew Institute, the number of stay-at-home mothers has risen significantly over the past decade, with more than 29 percent of mothers with children under 18 staying home in 2012.
The Onion | Apr 11, 2014 3:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Clever chimps at Kansas City Zoo make brief break to freedom KANSAS CITY (Reuters) - Seven chimpanzees used an improvised ladder from a tree to scale a wall and briefly escape their enclosure at the Kansas City Zoo on Thursday, a zoo official said.
Reuters | Apr 11, 2014 05:57 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
California town moves against Sriracha hot sauce plant LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The small Southern California town of Irwindale has opened a new front in its battle against what it says is a pungent, tear-inducing odor from a chili processing factory owned by the makers of Sriracha-brand hot pepper sauce.
Reuters | Apr 10, 2014 11:13 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
American Voices: Canadian Dentist Plans To Clone John Lennon Canadian dentist Michael Zuk told reporters that he paid $33,000 for John Lennon’s tooth in an auction and is looking forward to the day when he can clone the late Beatles frontman and raise the child as his own, then sign him up for guitar lessons.
The Onion | Apr 10, 2014 9:40 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend