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Dozen Armed Men Break in Rio Hospital to Rescue Wounded Gang Member

More than a dozen men armed with rifles burst into a hospital in suburban Rio de Janeiro on Monday to rescue a wounded gang boss in police custody, Brazilian authorities said. continue reading »

600# Lion Stolen From Shelter Found Safe and Sound in Brazil

600# Lion Stolen From Shelter Found Safe and Sound in Brazil

The lion stolen last week from an animal shelter in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo was found 500 kilometers (310 miles) away in Maringa, a town in Parana state, police said. The 9-year-old lion, which was stolen last Thursday, was discovered at the preserve run by his former owner, Ary Marcos, who ordered the big cat taken because he considered himself responsible for the animal, police said. continue reading »

Who Has the Most Walgreens, Walmarts per sq. mile? Puerto Rico of Coarse!

Puerto Rico is the U.S. and world leader in terms of number of Walgreens and Walmart establishments per square mile, according to a study by the island's Center for Investigative Journalism, or CPI. The study is based on the retail chains' own figures although the organization said it found the number of stores is higher than what those companies report. continue reading »

South Carolina’s “Carolina Reaper” Pepper 300 Times Hotter than Jalapeño

South Carolina’s “Carolina Reaper” Pepper 300 Times Hotter than Jalapeño

The producer of the world's hottest chili peppers is in South Carolina, home of the Guinness-record "Carolina Reaper" pepper, not Mexico. continue reading »

FINALLY: World’s First Burrito Vending Machine

FINALLY: World’s First Burrito Vending Machine

Human ingenuity has just provided something for all you burrito lovers out there – especially those that don’t want to wait in a long Chipotle order line. A Los Angeles, West Hollywood gas station is debuting the “Burritobox” that offers five different flavored burritos each selling for $3. continue reading »

Inventor of Lethal AK-47 Dies at 94 in Russia

Inventor of Lethal AK-47 Dies at 94 in Russia

Mikhail Kalashnikov, inventor of the ubiquitous AK-47 assault rifle, died Monday in the Russian region of Udmurtia. He was 94. continue reading »

$400,000 Worth of Human Hair Seized by Brazilian Authorities

$400,000 Worth of Human Hair Seized by Brazilian Authorities

Brazilian custom authorities working out of the Sao Paulo International airport are reporting the seizure of one ton of human hair valued at $400,000. continue reading »

Soccer Rivalry Leads to Multiple Deaths in Argentina

Soccer Rivalry Leads to Multiple Deaths in Argentina

Two supporters of Argentine soccer club Newell's Old Boys died after men sporting the colors of a rival club fired at a vehicle carrying Newell's fans, authorities said Monday. continue reading »

MEXICO: Stolen Radioactive Material Found - Thieves Face Acute Radiation Poisoning

MEXICO: Stolen Radioactive Material Found - Thieves Face Acute Radiation Poisoning

The truck stolen on Monday while it was transporting "extremely dangerous" radioactive material was found Wednesday, officials with Mexico's National Commission for Nuclear Safety and Safeguards confirmed. continue reading »

PEW REPORT:  Amazon Delivery Drones Must Clear State Hurdles

PEW REPORT:  Amazon Delivery Drones Must Clear State Hurdles

Not so fast, Jeff Bezos—before Amazon can deploy its fleet of delivery drones, the company will have to wait for the results of drone tests at six state-run sites, which the FAA will select later this month. continue reading »