Ghost of the Tasmanian Tiger: Scientists Investigate 2 recent sightings in north queensland

“Benjamin,” the last known thylacine, died at Hobart’s Beaumaris Zoo in 1936. Credit: Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Is Australia’s extinct thylacine — a striped, dog-like marsupial commonly known as the Tasmanian tiger — not extinct after all? Recent alleged thylacine sightings convinced scientists at James Cook University in Australia to investigate whether the species is […]

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Badly burned kitten renamed Hugh Jackman to honor Wolverine-like recovery

A kitten in New York appears to have a mutantlike healing ability, similar to that of Wolverine. The severely burned male feline, estimated to be less than 6 months old, was found about three weeks ago with burns over half his body and four teeth missing, the New York Daily News reported. Since that time, the […]

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Woman stabbed 32 times by ex-boyfriend marries first responder who rescued her

TAMPA, Fla. — When Melissa Dohme Hill was 20 years old, she received a call from her high school ex-boyfriend asking to meet up one last time to gain closure. When she arrived, he pulled out a switchblade, stabbed her 32 times and left her bleeding by the side of the road. She would have […]

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Boy gives his Wii to grieving cops to ‘make them feel better’

WASAU, WI — Most kids struggle when they’re asked to share their toys. Not 7-year-old Brady Duke. Brady loves reading, throwing around the football and — most of all — playing with his Nintendo Wii. But after learning that the nearby Everest Metropolitan Police Department in Wisconsin lost one of its own when Detective Jason […]

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Travel guru Rick Steves gives away $4 million apartment complex for housing homeless women and children

SEATTLE — Travel book writer and TV show host Rick Steves has given a $4 million apartment complex in Lynnwood, Wash., to the YWCA for housing homeless women and their families. “One of my pet social causes has long been affordable housing,” Steves wrote on his travel blog, posted April 13. “Twenty years ago, I devised a […]

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