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IT HAPPENS Wednesday, April 9
Kentucky state Rep. Leslie Combs, unloading her .380 semi-automatic handgun in her Capitol office in Frankfort in January, accidentally fired a shot into her furniture. Said Combs, "I'm a gun owner. It happens." In fact, she praised herself for …
Dirty Money Wednesday, April 9
In March, an unnamed man was rescued by bystanders who heard screaming from a maze-like storm drain, which runs 12 feet below the street in Lawton, Okla. He'd accidentally dropped a $20 bill through a grate and climbed in after it, wandering …
Bright Ideas Wednesday, April 9
In January, Lakemaid Brewery in Stevens Point, Wis., admitted it's been testing drone technology, with an eye to eventually deliver beer to isolated ice fishermen on Lake Waconia, Minn. The brewery reportedly learned a six-bladed drone would be …
Hoodie Perspective Wednesday, April 9
As Microsoft founder and world-class philanthropist Bill Gates prepared for a speech in Vancouver, British Columbia, in March, a circumcision dissident prepared to protest. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has invested more than $160 million on …
Pay It Forward? Lock Him Up! Wednesday, April 9
Richard Wright of Canada's Prince Edward Island was busy in March handing out $50 and $100 bills to strangers during a visit to Halifax, Nova Scotia, urging the recipients to "thank God" for the gift and pass it along to others if they couldn't use …
Yo No Quiero Wednesday, April 9
The Phoenix suburb of Maryvale was "overrun," according to February reports, with several "packs" of up to 15 Chihuahuas each, roaming neighborhoods, frightening schoolchildren. Coincidentally, two months earlier, in Hobart, Australia, the local …
Pennywise Wednesday, April 9
In March, England's Manchester Evening News reported local police handled 19 "clown-related" crimes in the area in 2013, ranging from a clown in the town of Bury peering in the windows of at least two homes, to a boy's report in Rochdale that a …
Dude … Where's My Card? Wednesday, April 9
Travis Rice, 21, and an accomplice were seen on surveillance video breaking into Arion Motors in Plantation, Fla., in March. It revealed Rice, at a key moment, yanking something from his pocket, not noticing a card fell out. The card, of course, was …
Perspective Wednesday, February 12
Three million Americans are infected with hepatitis C (as are millions more overseas), but a very recent drug, Sovaldi, completely cures it with 84 daily doses. However, its manufacturer, Gilead Sciences, has somehow determined that a fair U.S. …
Click! Wednesday, April 9
Carlos Ruiz, 42, was arrested in Haddon Township, N.J., in February after he violated a cardinal rule by returning to the scene of the crime. He'd stolen valuables, including a home's sound system, and had gotten away, but was captured a half-hour …
 
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