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Hoda Kotb Announces Her Return to 'TODAY'

TODAY fans, rejoice! Hoda Kotb has announced her return to the show after being on maternity leave. Kotb took to Instagram with a video of herself announcing her post-Labor Day return. She also revealed that she’s had the “best summer” of her life hanging out with her kids. She'll be back on the...
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Bird or Bunny? This Viral Video Has the Internet Divided

( 1010 WINS ) -- Remember the viral debate in 2015 over whether a dress was blue or gold? Well, another similar optical illusion brouhaha has emerged. But this time, it's whether a bird or a bunny is in a video posted by Daniel Quintana, a senior researcher at Norway's University of Oslo. Rabbits...
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German city offers $1.1M to whoever proves it doesn't exist

BERLIN (AP) — A German city that's been the subject of a long-running online light-hearted conspiracy theory claiming it doesn't really exist is offering big bucks to whoever proves that's true. Officials in Bielefeld said Wednesday they'll give 1 million euros ($1.1 million) to the person who...
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Popeyes and Chick-fil-A Spark Chicken Sandwich Debate on Twitter

The chicken vs. beef debate has been shelved for the moment. Chick-fil-A and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen have sparked a Twitter debate over chicken vs. chicken. Fried chicken fans everywhere know exactly what comes on Chick-fil-A’s classic chicken sandwich – a hunk of fried or grilled chicken on a...
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Man accused of flushing grandparents' ashes down toilet

MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a western Pennsylvania man flushed his grandparents' ashes down a toilet after his mother kicked him out of her home. The Tribune-Review reports that Thomas Wells was arraigned Monday on two counts of abuse of a corpse and a criminal mischief charge...
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Wandering horse: Strolling mare causes stir in Frankfurt

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Not far from the glass and steel towers of Germany's banking capital, a 22-year-old Arabian mare is causing a stir with her languid daily strolls through a Frankfurt neighborhood. Owner Werner Weischedel says his old nag Jenny, who's recently found social media fame after...
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Pilot rescued from plane that crash-landed atop Idaho tree

MCCALL, Idaho (AP) — A pilot who was trying to crash-land this week in an Idaho field instead brought his small plane to rest at the top of a 60-foot (18-meter) tree, officials said. Pilot John Gregory was not hurt in the Monday night crash, which happened when his single-engine Piper Cub PA-18...
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What the Heckboy: Theater near church avoids 'Hellboy' title

DICKSON, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee movie theater that sits across from a church and next to an elementary school is promoting the latest movie in the "Hellboy" franchise as "Heckboy." The Tennessean reports the PG advertisement at the Dickson theater has caused a local buzz around the $50 million...
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Firefighter recruitment ad touts 'Low Pay, Cool Helmets'

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri county trying to recruit new firefighters is getting real with its sales pitch, saying in signs posted outside its stations that the job offers "Hard Labor, Odd Hours, Low Pay (and) Cool Helmets!!" KFVS-TV reports that the Scott County Rural Fire Protection...
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Man or cyborg? 'Jeopardy!' champ passes $1 million mark

NEW YORK (AP) — There's no truth to the rumor that James Holzhauer is a cyborg created to be the perfect "Jeopardy!" contestant. But given how he's made a level of excellence rarely seen on the television quiz show appear almost mundane, it sometimes seems that way. Holzhauer eclipsed the $1...
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