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  • Couple's elderly dog lives just long enough to welcome new baby home

    05/03/2017 2:46:38 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 18 replies
    Yahoo-Good Morning America ^ | May 3, 2017 | TAYLOR MAPLE
    Before Beth and Michael Clark came along, Rocky was just a feeble, elderly dog who may have otherwise never found a home to live out the rest of his days. Luckily, the couple laid eyes on him one day when dropping off donations at the Anne Arundel County Animal Shelter in Maryland.
  • Florida Couple Arrested After Trapped In Closet For Two Days

    12/31/2014 11:56:57 AM PST · by kjam22 · 72 replies
    800 Whistle Blower ^ | 12-31-20`4 | na
    A Florida couple has been arrested and charged with trespassing after they were found trapped in a closet for two days at Daytona State College. They claimed to be trapped in there, but the door actually locked from the inside and they were able to walk out of there at anytime and just leave freely.
  • Couple fined for refusing to host same-sex wedding on their farm

    11/10/2014 4:47:53 AM PST · by Crazieman · 76 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/10/2014 | Andrea Peyser
    Cynthia and Robert Gifford are caught in a same-sex nightmare. They’ve been forced to defend themselves against claims that they’re lesbian-hating homophobes. “We respect and care for everyone!’’ Cynthia Gifford told me. “We had an openly gay man working for us this past season,’’ she said. “We’ve had a woman who’s transitioning to be a man. We don’t discriminate against anyone.’’ But the government of the state of New York sees things differently. The Giffords, who own the bucolic Liberty Ridge Farm in upstate New York, were ordered to pay a total of $13,000 — a $10,000 fine to the...
  • Couple Falls to Death While Taking Selfies on Cliff(Selfies turn fatal, again.)

    08/12/2014 8:59:44 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 35 replies
    BetaBeat.com ^ | 11AUG2014 | Jordyn Taylor
    Today in horrific news, a Polish couple vacationing in Portugal fell to their deaths while taking selfies on a cliff. The couple and their children had been visiting cliffs at Cabo da Roca when the tragic incident occurred, WILX 10 reports. They fell from the cliff top into the Atlantic Ocean, where rescue workers were eventually able to retrieve their bodies. The couple’s children are now reportedly in the care of Polish diplomats, and have visited with psychologists. Sadly, this isn’t the first time a selfie has turned fatal. Earlier this month, we reported on the man in Mexico who...
  • Couple who received pre-marked voter registration card fears gov’t retribution

    04/01/2014 8:43:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/1/14 | Caroline May
    The couple who brought a pre-filled out Obamacare voter registration card to the attention of the media, has not stepped forward because they fear government retribution. The unnamed La Mesa, California couple made national headlines over the weekend when they received a voter registration card from Cover California that had an “x” pre-marked in the box next to the Democratic Party. The wife told The Daily Caller Tuesday in a phone interview that she knows of at least two other people who have received similar letters — one in San Yisidro the other in Chula Vista Urbana — but she...
  • Burbank couple rescues child with mattress

    03/18/2014 1:00:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    yahoo ^ | 3/18/14 | KABC - Los Angeles
    A Burbank couple used their box spring mattress to save the life of a toddler tumbling from a third-story window.
  • Couple Stumbles Upon $10 Million in Rare Coins

    02/26/2014 5:52:38 PM PST · by aMorePerfectUnion · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 26, 2014 | By JOHN ROGERS
    A Northern California couple out walking their dog on their property stumbled across a modern-day bonanza: $10 million in rare, mint-condition gold coins buried in the shadow of an old tree. Nearly all of the 1,427 coins, dating from 1847 to 1894, are in uncirculated, mint condition, said David Hall, co-founder of Professional Coin Grading Service of Santa Ana, which recently authenticated them. Although the face value of the gold pieces only adds up to more than $28,000, some of them are so rare that coin experts say they could fetch nearly $1 million apiece. [continued at link]
  • Cops: Buford man killed outside Hall Co. bar shot in self defense

    02/26/2014 9:43:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    gwinnettdailypost.com ^ | 18 February, 2014 | Tyler Estep
    They offered more insight Monday. #According to Flowery Branch Police Chief David Spillers, Homer resident Dustin Cody Holcombe and a female were walking toward their car that morning when they were “confronted” by Battle. #“Battle was armed with a handgun pointing it at Holcombe and (the female) and talking in a threatening manner,” Spillers said in a news release. “Holcombe retrieved a firearm from his vehicle and stated that in shooting Battle it was his intention to defend himself and (the female).” #Spillers offered no further theories on what might have been said between Battle and Holcombe, or anything else...
  • Couple has been living under a rock, literally

    12/24/2013 6:54:32 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    yahoo ^ | 12/20/13 | Rusty Weston
    [Yahoo Homes editor's pick, 2013: Every December, we look back at our most popular stories of the year. We've had some terrific ones recently, like the amazing artist who hand-carves soaring, swirling caves where none existed before; and the architect who, hit by foreclosure, built a tiny house for $11,000; and the architect who put the world's "biggest public toilet" in a glass cube in the middle of a clearing. But our most popular story of the year was this one, published way back on Jan. 24, 2013.] For many people, the idea of living under a rock might seem...
  • Couple sue Spike Lee over George Zimmerman tweet

    11/08/2013 5:55:40 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 15 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 11/8/2013 | SusanJacobson
    A Sanford couple have sued movie director Spike Lee for a tweet he posted that falsely claimed that their address was where George Zimmerman lived. After Lee disseminated the tweet last year to his more than 240,000 Twitter followers, Elaine McClain said she began receiving hate mail and she and her husband, David, had to temporarily move out of their home because they were being harassed. Sanford Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder in the February 2012 killing. A jury in July found him not guilty.
  • Couple cancels news conference about Zimmerman

    07/24/2013 10:31:33 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 142 replies
    WFTV ^ | 7/24/2013 | WFTV
    ORLANDO, Fla. — A husband and wife canceled a news conference in which they had planned to talk about how George Zimmerman assisted them after their SUV flipped over on a Florida highway. Mark and Dana Gerstle had planned to speak Wednesday afternoon at the Orlando law office of Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara.
  • 'Webcam 101 for Seniors': Fumbling elderly couple become viral sensations

    09/15/2011 12:49:45 AM PDT · by rawhide · 7 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 9-14-11 | Jennifer Madison
    An elderly couple struggling to learn how to use a webcam have become viral video sensations after their granddaughter posted the fumbling footage online. Bruce and Esther Huffman, of McMinnville, Oregon, captured close to three minutes of themselves making faces at the camera and trying to navigate their new laptop. But they didn't realise until the very end they were being recorded as she tried to take a picture. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcN08Tg3PWw&feature=player_embedded
  • Young couple with $783k debt (shows how poorly people manage their own finances)

    08/30/2011 8:58:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Patrick.Net ^ | 08/30/2011 | Quant HF Manager
    Articles like the one I'm referencing below demonstrate why there are still bubble home prices in certain areas. This particular article also shows how poorly people manage their own finances, and does a good job showing how much the country's people are still relying on inexpensive and easy to obtain debt. The article is called "The Financial Fix" (that ought to be in quotes, btw, because it is anything but a "fix" that this advisor gives them) that appears in Money Magazine, September 2011 issue, Page 42. Where do I start?? This 31 and 32 year old couple have $783,000...
  • Prosecutor: Murder victim stabbed more than 100 times ( gay couple )

    08/16/2011 4:20:23 PM PDT · by dragonblustar · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Komo News ^ | Aug 16, 2011 | KOMO Staff
    SEATTLE -- Aggravated murder charges were filed Tuesday against a Seattle doctor accused of killing his young son and fatally stabbing his partner more than 100 times in Seattle's First Hill neighborhood. Prosecutors say the murders were premeditated, and the charges leave open the possibility that suspect Louis Chao Chen, 39, could face the death penalty. The bodies were discovered Aug. 11 after family members began raising concern with others in Seattle that they couldn’t reach Chen.
  • Frail couple suspected of manslaughter over death of OCD daughter

    02/08/2011 7:21:35 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | February 6, 2011 | Richard Savill and John Bingham
    An elderly couple have been arrested on suspicion of killing their daughter who died after two decades battling an extreme form of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Ken and Marion Hancox, who are both in ill health, have spent eight months under suspicion of the manslaughter of their housebound daughter, Samantha, a former law student. The 40-year-old developed a crippling phobia of germs which forced her to shower up to 20 hours a day and left her incapable of cooking for herself. She developed the disorder as a student and had needed constant care from her parents ever since. By the time...
  • Undocumented couple leave SB 1070 behind

    06/28/2010 9:45:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 76 replies · 1+ views
    godlikeproductions.com ^ | 6/28/10 | Daniel González
    A white Ford pickup with Arizona plates is driving north on U.S. 191 headed for the Utah border. Afraid of encountering police, the family inside is traveling at night. The pickup's headlights cut through a sea of darkness. The family is in a hurry to get out of Arizona, to get away from the state's harsh new immigration law. The pickup crosses into Utah at 11:59 p.m. Luis Sanchez breathes a sigh of relief as his wife, Marlen Ramirez, keeps driving. Both are undocumented immigrants from Mexico. "Look," he says. "We are here. We have arrived in Utah."
  • Disney World Photo Captures Couple Together 15 Years Before They Met..

    06/11/2010 4:33:25 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 29 replies · 2,026+ views
    The Star ^ | 6/11/2010 | Lesley Ciarula Taylor
    No one knows better than Alex and Donna Voutsinas that it’s a small world after all. Thirty years ago, when they lived in separate countries long before they met and married, a family shot of little Donna at Walt Disney World captured Alex in a stroller in the background. “It just blew our minds when we realized,” Alex Voutsinas, a 32-year-old transplanted Montrealer told the Star Thursday from south Florida.
  • Gay Couple Convicted in Malawi (unnatural acts and gross indecency - face 14 years behind bars)

    05/18/2010 9:08:50 PM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies · 941+ views
    NY Times ^ | 5/18/10 | BARRY BEARAK
    Gay Couple Convicted in MalawiBy BARRY BEARAK Published: May 18, 2010 JOHANNESBURG — A gay couple in Malawi were found guilty on Tuesday of unnatural acts and gross indecency, the consequence of their holding an engagement ceremony in an insular nation where homosexuality is largely seen as nonexistent or something that must be suppressed. Tiwonge Chimbalanga, 33, and Steven Monjeza, 26, face up to 14 years in prison. A magistrate said he would sentence the men on Thursday. The case has drawn worldwide attention as another example of the broad anti-gay sentiment in Africa. A law recently proposed in Uganda...
  • Lawsuit: Flippers Destroyed Our Neighborhood

    05/04/2010 6:47:02 AM PDT · by Thurston_Howell_III · 33 replies · 1,551+ views
    Jonathon and Brandy Miller of Boynton Beach filed a lawsuit in April in Palm Beach County, blaming flippers, or buyers who plan to resell quickly for a profit, for the neighborhood’s downfall. They want to be reimbursed for their purchase price and closing costs. They also want a jury to determine further damages.
  • Face of Defense: Couple Runs for Wounded Warriors

    03/29/2010 4:31:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 171+ views
    Face of Defense ^ | Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod, USA
    CAMP RAMADI, Iraq, March 29, 2010 – Separated by seven time zones, the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, a deployed U.S. paratrooper and his stateside wife celebrated the strength and resilience of America’s wounded warriors with synchronized 50-mile runs March 20-21. Army Sgt. 1st Class Jason Bruch prepares to begin a 50-mile run to celebrate the strength and resilience of America’s wounded warriors, March 20, 2010, at Camp Ramadi, Iraq. Tammy Bruch, his wife and an Army reservist, ran 50 miles at Fort Bragg, N.C., at about the same time. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod  (Click photo...