Adorable Robot Made of Junk Hitchhikes Around Canada

A robot made of the kinds of things one finds in the back of their garden shed is hitchhiking across Canada. HitchBOT was created by researchers David Smith and Frauke Zeller who are studying the relationship between people and technology. The bucket-bodied creature is set to reach is final destination Sunday in… » 8/17/14 5:00pm 8/17/14 5:00pm

Pierced Man Denied Entry to Dubai Due to Claims of "Black Magic"

Rolf Buchholz, the world's most pierced man, claims he was denied entry to Dubai due to suspicions of "black magic" stemming from his many piercings. Buchholz currently holds the record for most piercings—453 in total. His various modifications include 278 piercings in or around his junk, horns implanted in his head… » 8/17/14 4:00pm 8/17/14 4:00pm

Detroit Woman Previously Reported as Dead: "I’m Alive"

The Detroit area was pounded with unprecedented amounts of rain and flash floods on Monday, but Jena David, a 30-year-old woman who was caught in the deluge, survived—even though local news reported her as dead. » 8/17/14 2:50pm 8/17/14 2:50pm

Floods in Nepal Kill at Least 85, Raise Concerns of Cholera

Monsoon season in Nepal has led to three days of incessant rain, causing floods, destruction, and death, according to the AFP. At least 85 people have died from landslides and flooding in Nepal during this monsoon season. » 8/17/14 1:30pm 8/17/14 1:30pm

Department of Justice Orders Second Autopsy for Michael Brown

According to a statement made by Justice Department Spokesman Brian Fallon, Attorney General Eric Holder has ordered the Department of Justice to perform a second autopsy on Michael Brown, due to the "extraordinary circumstances" of the case. » 8/17/14 12:13pm 8/17/14 12:13pm

Fifteen Missing After Tourist Boat Sinks in Indonesia

Fifteen people are missing following a boat capsizing in Indonesia. The boat sank while traveling between Lombok and the Komodo Islands, around 7p.m. local time on Sunday. » 8/17/14 10:40am 8/17/14 10:40am

Seven Arrested and One Shot in Ferguson After First Night of Curfew

One person has been critically injured and seven people have been arrested in Ferguson following violent protests sparked by the midnight curfew. » 8/17/14 9:35am 8/17/14 9:35am

Boko Haram Abducts 97 and Kills 28 in Raid on Nigerian Fishing Village

Boko Haram kidnapped 97 men and boys and killed 28 earlier this week in a raid in northeast Nigeria. According to residents, the extremist terror group raided a farming and fishing village on the banks of Lake Chad on Monday. » 8/16/14 4:40pm 8/16/14 4:40pm

Louisville Teen Starts Hoax on Twitter About a "Purge"

A teen in Louisville is being investigated after starting rumors of a "Purge" that was slated to take place Friday night. A flier for the purge, circulated on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook gained traction quickly. The nuanced and culturally-sensitive website Thought Catalog published a fictional account of what… » 8/16/14 3:35pm 8/16/14 3:35pm

Woman Arrested For Smuggling 3.7 Pounds of Cocaine in Her Fake Boobs

A 43-year-old Venezuelan woman was apprehended at Madrid International Airport with 3.7 pounds of cocaine in her breast implants. Authorities noticed her suspicious behavior during a routine screening of passengers returning from Bogota, Colombia. » 8/16/14 2:30pm 8/16/14 2:30pm

Three Men Stabbed at Grand Central Following Fight on the 6 Train

Three men have been hospitalized after being stabbed at Grand Central Terminal just after midnight Saturday morning. » 8/16/14 1:20pm 8/16/14 1:20pm

New Hampshire Declares State of Emergency Over 41 Fake Pot Overdoses

Governor Margaret Wood Hassan of New Hampshire has declared a state of emergency after at least 41 reported overdoses of fake pot in the Manchester area. According to a statement issued by the governor, the "Bubblegum" flavor of "Smacked!", a synthetic cannabinoid has been linked to a spate of overdoses, and poses "a… » 8/16/14 12:35pm 8/16/14 12:35pm

Westchester Homes Are Being Inundated by Potentially Rabid Bats

Residents of Westchester County, N.Y. have been dealing with a severe uptick in the bat population, according to CBS New York. August has seen nearly 50 cases of bat invasions with no real end in sight. » 8/16/14 11:40am 8/16/14 11:40am

Cops: Couple Accused of Kidnapping Amish Girls Intended To Kidnap More

An arrest has been made in the case of the abduction of two Amish girls in Oswegatchie, N.Y. As reported by the Associated Press, Delila and Fannie Miller, aged 7 and 12, were found safe 24 hours after their abduction on Wednesday, when they turned up at a stranger's house in Hermon, N.Y., about 13 miles away from… » 8/16/14 10:20am 8/16/14 10:20am

An Indian man carries a girl across a waterlogged street in Mumbai on Thursday. Heavy rains in the city have caused train delays and wreaked havoc on traffic. Photo by Rajanish Kakade via AP. » 8/01/14 12:00am 8/01/14 12:00am

Man Jailed For Drunk Driving With 100 Chickens in His SUV

A Nebraska man is now in jail for 108 days after being sentenced Tuesday for a DUI and livestock neglect after being pulled over for driving drunk with 100 chickens in his SUV. » 7/31/14 11:30pm 7/31/14 11:30pm

Gas Leak In Taiwan Triggers Explosion, Killing 22 and Injuring 270

A gas leak in the southern city of Kaoshiung in Taiwan triggered explosions that have killed at least least 22 people and injured as many as 270 people. » 7/31/14 10:21pm 7/31/14 10:21pm

Man Accused of Sticking Needles in Packaged Meat "For the Hell of It"

Ronald Avers, a 68-year old man from Belleville, Ill., is charged with allegedly placing sewing needles in packaged meat products for over a year at a local Shop'n'Save. » 7/31/14 9:36pm 7/31/14 9:36pm

Tech Executive Shoots CEO, Kills Self After Being Demoted

A Chicago executive is dead today after critically injuring his boss and then killing himself following a recent demotion. » 7/31/14 8:32pm 7/31/14 8:32pm

American Ebola Victim Set To Receive Treatment in Atlanta

One of the two Americans infected with ebola is set to return to the United States. As reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Emory University Hospital in Atlanta will receive the patient for treatment in the next couple of days. » 7/31/14 7:42pm 7/31/14 7:42pm