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WHAT: Eastern diamondback rattlesnakes - An urban legend claims that a 15-foot Eastern Diamondback was found in Florida. Though later proven to be false, this deadly snake can grow to 8 feet in length. 

Florida man survives lightning strike, spider, snake bites

Kyle Cook can't decide whether he's really unlucky or incredibly fortunate. In the last four years, the 31-year-old Florida man has been struck by lightning, bitten by a venomous spider and -- most recently -- attacked by an Eastern diamondback rattlesnake in his back yard in Lakeland. >> Read more ...

'Vampire' man who sexually abused teen gets probation

A 22-year-old Vandergrift man who had sex with a teen and made other young girls drink his blood was sentenced to probation on Thursday.  Jonathan Davis was convicted of having sex with a 14-year-old girl in the stairwell of a church. Police said he also sliced the wrists of three ...

Strangers singing together at hospital are big hit online

A pair of strangers came together for an impromptu musical performance at a Texas hospital and have become viral sensations. Pastor Mark Willhoite and his wife Sherry were at Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital Aug. 18 to minister to patients, according to KTRK. While Mark Willhoite was performing a song ...

Human rights activist Ahmed Mansoor shows Associated Press journalists a screenshot of a spoof text message he received in Ajman, United Arab Emirates, on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. Mansoor was recently targeted by spyware that can hack into Apple's iPhone handset. The company said Thursday it was updated its security. The text message reads: "New secrets on the torture of Emirati citizens in jail." (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)

Apple issues urgent iPhone iOS upgrade; how to protect your phone

Spyware developed by an Israeli company and used to spy on an Arab human rights activist has led Apple to issue a global upgrade for several of its products. It is believed that three previously undisclosed vulnerabilities in Apple’s operation system were exploited by an organization called the NSO Group. ...

Man's best friend, endless source of entertainment honored on National Dog Day

From working dogs, to house pets, to those in shelters waiting for a home, no matter the size or the amount of fur, Friday is National Dog Day, honoring human's best friend.  >> Read more trending stories The day was started by Colleen Paige, a pet and family lifestyle expert, ...

20K strollers recalled due to defect

A baby stroller manufacturer is recalling 20,000 units in the US due to a defect that could increase the risk of falls. Dorel Juvenile is recalling Step and Go Travel Systems sold under the Safety 1st brand, sold between May 2015 and June 2016. Recalled units will have model number ...

Police: Man attacks co-worker with wrench over parking spot

A Tennessee man is facing attempted murder charges after a fight over a parking spot.    Police say that Daryl Smith, 66, had blocked a co-worker in with his truck. After an argument, Smith went to his truck, put on gloves, and grabbed a wrench, according to the police report. ...

HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 26:  Singer Katy Perry arrives at the premiere of Paramount Insurge's "Katy Perry: Part Of Me" held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on June 26, 2012 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Katy Perry: 'My heart goes out to' man duped into thinking he was dating singer

Pop star Katy Perry has lots of sympathy for the man who believed for six years that he was talking to the singer. >> Read more trending stories MTV aired the story of Perry's fictitious relationship with a man identified as Spencer on Aug. 17, during an episode of the ...

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Professor returns library book 60 years after he checked it out

After 60 years, a Purdue University entomology professor returned a library book that he checked out when he was just 8 years old. >> Read more trending stories Larry Murdock found a library copy of Gene Stratton-Porter's "Moths of the Limberlost" in a box, according to WTWO. The book had ...

Police officers foot medical bills for dog shot while protecting owner

Boston police have stepped up to cover the medical bills of a puppy that was shot in Dorchester early Thursday. >> Read more trending stories Ten-month-old Fellony was struck by a bullet around 1 a.m., in a shooting that injured an 18-year-old woman on McLellan Street. Police say the dog, ...

Jonell Payton, right, comforts Lisa Dew, outside the Durant, Miss., home of two slain Catholic nuns, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. The nuns worked as nurses at the Lexington Medical Clinic, where Dew was the office manager. Dew and a Durant police officer discovered their bodies inside the house after both nuns did not report for work. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

7 things to know now: Nuns murdered; college football starts; 'DWTS' cast; MTV video awards

Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and world today. What to know now: 1. Nuns slain: Two nuns were found murdered in their home in Durant, Miss., Thursday, the apparent victims of a break-in. Law enforcement officials say they have  recovered a car that was missing from ...

Video shows part of chase before trooper shot, killed deaf man

Cellphone video obtained by WSOC is believed to show a portion of the pursuit that ended in the shooting death of a deaf man by a North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper. Officials with the State Bureau of Investigation have been investigating what caused Trooper Jermaine Saunders to allegedly fire a ...

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Bomb blast outside police headquarters kills several, injuries dozens in Turkey

At least 11t people died and dozens of people were injured Friday when a car bomb exploded outside the headquarters of police in Cizre, in southeastern Turkey, according to multiple reports. >> Read more trending stories The Associated Press reported 11 people, all police officers, died as a result of ...

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Police: Florida man threatens to kill woman using a spider

A Florida man is being sought by police after a woman said that he threatened to tie up her family and kill them using a spider. >> Read more trending stories The Panama City News-Herald reports the woman said she had been hanging out with the man recently and that ...

How flesh-eating bacteria taught a young woman what 'true beauty' really means

Aimee Copeland didn't realize how concerned she was with her appearance until it suddenly and drastically changed. "We're fed these images that we have to be starving and flawless and perfect to be considered beautiful," she said. "It took me a little longer to realize that none of that even ...

2 nuns found slain in Mississippi home

Law enforcement investigators in Mississippi are trying to find out who killed two nuns inside their home outside of Jackson and why. >> Read more trending stories Durant Assistant Police Chief James Lee said Thursday that an officer found Paula Merrill and Margaret Held after they failed to show up ...

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Job recruiter says women should hide engagement ring during interviews

A job recruiter started waves after he posted an article on LinkedIn last week detailing why a woman should avoid wearing her engagement ring to job interviews. The post sparked rebuttals from female users on the site. >> Read more trending stories The post was made on LinkedIn by Bruce ...

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Family: Our dog was killed over pro-Clinton sign

In 2016, pretty much everyone is used to heated political debates. But one North Texas couple believes they're under attack because of their political preference. Matt Steadman says he was unfazed when a Hillary Clinton yard sign was stolen off his lawn, then it happened again. The third time, someone left a ...

William Evertz Jr., 5, speaks with a police officer at the Winslow Township Police Department in Hammonton, New Jeresy, after buying the department lunch on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016.

5-year-old boy saves allowance for months to buy officers' lunch

A 5-year-old boy saved his allowance for months to spend it all Wednesday on a lunch spread for officers with a New Jersey police department. >> Read more trending stories William Evertz Jr. showed up with his family at the Winslow Township Police Department Wednesday, bearing Subway sandwiches, snacks and ...

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High schooler asked to change 'Black Lives Matter' shirt

A Buckeye, Arizona, 10th grader says she was unfairly targeted because of a shirt she wore to picture day Tuesday. KSAZ reported that Mariah Havard, 15, said Buckeye Union High School administrators made her change out of her Black Lives Matter shirt. >> Read more trending stories Mariah said that ...

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