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  • Solid gold toilet stolen from Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Winston Churchill

    Police are trying to recover a toilet made entirely from 18-carat-gold said to be worth around $6 million that was stolen Saturday morning from Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, England, the stately home where former prime minister Winston Churchill was born. The fully functioning toilet was installed as part of an exhibition by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan titled “Victory is Not an Option,” which only opened to the public Thursday. The palace remained shut for the rest of the day Saturday, a spokesperson said on Twitter. Dominic […]

  • The Tennessee Titans left the field on fire in their home opener. No, actually — the field was on fire

    (CNN) — The Tennessee Titans undoubtedly wanted to bring the fire for their home opener against the Indianapolis Colts. The team probably wasn’t planning for actual flames to break out on the field. Shortly before the game began, the team’s pyrotechnic equipment glitched, sparking a small fire near the north end zone. Talk about coming in hot. Here’s how it went down: Titans players erupted out of the locker room and onto the field while bursts of fire shot high into the […]

  • Missouri woman fighting to keep emotional support monkeys

    CREVE COEUR, Mo. (KMOV) — A woman in Creve Coeur is fighting back against her neighbors to keep the three monkeys who live with her. She said they serve as emotional support, but neighbors are worried they could be dangerous. Texanne McBride-Teahan has trained and lived with monkeys for 20 years. She tells News 4 it wasn’t until about a month after she moved to her current home in Creve Coeur that a neighbor spotted one of the monkeys outside, […]

  • Braves player Charlie Culberson was hit in the face with a 90 mph fastball

    (CNN) — Atlanta Braves outfielder Charlie Culberson was taken to the hospital after being hit in the face by a 90 mph fastball on Saturday night. Braves Manager Brian Snitker said the 30-year-old was “alert” and “aware” in the hospital. “I think it was bones around his eye, and the report I got is that when they took him to the hospital, he was aware,” Snitker said after the game. “We just have to wait and see. We just hope and […]

  • Hallmark Channel host Cameron Mathison reveals he is battling renal cancer

    Former “All My Children” star and Hallmark Channel host Cameron Mathison has revealed he is battling renal cancer. Mathison posted about the diagnosis on social media. “I have a health situation that I want to share with you all,” he wrote. “There are many reasons I love social media, staying connected with you all, sharing fun experiences… well this time I’m asking for your help,” he wrote. “About a month ago, I had an MRI for some gut issues I’ve […]

  • San Diego woman swallows engagement ring while asleep, requiring surgery

    SAN DIEGO, CA (KGTV) — A dream became reality for a San Diego woman, but not in a good way. Jenna Evans says she swallowed her engagement ring in her sleep. Tuesday night, Evans dreamed that she and her fiance, Bobby, were facing off with “bad guys” on a high-speed train. During the struggle, Bobby told Evans that she had to swallow her engagement ring to protect it. So she did. Not just in her dream, but in real life. […]

  • At least 22 people injured in deck collapse at New Jersey beach house

    (CNN) — At least 22 people were injured Saturday evening after a multilevel deck collapsed at a home in Wildwood, New Jersey, according to representatives for area hospitals. The deck collapsed at a three-story home on East Baker Avenue. Video from CNN affiliate WPVI showed the deck on the ground in front of a home not far from the ocean. All but one of the injured were initially taken to Cape Regional Medical Center in Cape May, spokeswoman Susan Staeger said. One […]

  • 10-year-old Texas girl contracts brain-eating amoeba while swimming

    (CNN) — A weekend swim left a young girl fighting for her life when she contracted a brain-eating amoeba with a 97% fatality rate. The 10-year-old girl swam in the Brazos River and Lake Whitney in Bosque County near Waco over Labor Day weekend, according to CNN affiliate KWTX-TV. Then, on September 8, the girl “began having a headache, and it was quickly followed by a fever,” according to a Facebook page created to support the girl. Her family thought it was […]

  • An Ohio gamer gets prison time over a ‘swatting’ call that led to a man’s death

    (CNN) — An Ohio video gamer who played a role in a hoax phone call that led police to kill a man in Kansas was sentenced Friday to 15 months in prison, authorities said. Casey S. Viner, 19, was one of three defendants in a case of “swatting” — making a false report to send police somewhere — that led Wichita police to erroneously shoot and kill 28-year-old Andrew Finch at his front door in December 2017. Authorities said Viner asked one […]

  • Yemen’s Houthi rebels claim a ‘large-scale’ drone attack on Saudi oil facilities

    (CNN) — Yemen’s Houthi rebels have attacked Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities with drones, the Houthi-run Al-Masirah news agency said Saturday. A Yemen armed forces spokesman was quoted by the agency as saying the Houthis successfully carried out a “large-scale” operation with 10 drones targeting Saudi Aramco oil facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais. The Saudi interior ministry said the drone attacks caused fires at two facilities of the state-owned oil company. In a statement posted on Twitter, the ministry said the fires were under control […]

  • An asteroid larger than some of the world’s tallest buildings will zip by Earth Saturday

    (CNN) — On Saturday, an asteroid will pass by Earth that’s larger than some of the tallest buildings on the planet. Asteroid 2000 QW7 is estimated to be between 290 meters and 650 meters in diameter, or between 951 and 2,132 feet, according to NASA. The world’s tallest building is the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, which reaches 2,717 feet tall. The second tallest building is the Shanghai Tower at 2,073 feet. The asteroid will be traveling at 14,361 miles per hour […]

  • Solid gold toilet stolen from Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Winston Churchill

    (CNN) — Police are trying to recover a toilet made entirely from 18-carat-gold that was stolen Saturday morning from Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, England, the stately home where former prime minister Winston Churchill was born. The fully functioning toilet was installed as part of an exhibition by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan titled “Victory is Not an Option,” which only opened to the public on Thursday. The palace will be closed for the rest of the day, a spokesperson said on Twitter. According to a Blenheim Palace […]

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