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Police: Off-duty Memphis officer shoots intruder at home

Police in Memphis, Tennessee, say one of their off-duty officers was involved in a shooting in the nearby Mississippi city of Southaven

Arizona panel OKs tax credit for concealed carry permit

Arizona residents are closer to getting a tax credit for attending a firearms safety class after Republican lawmakers passed a measure offering a dollar for dollar tax credit for concealed carry permit holders on Monday

Cockroach-Inspired Robot Can Squeeze Into Some Tight Spaces

Researchers at UC Berkeley who created the robot believe it could one day be used to crawl through rubble in disaster situations.

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Squirrel causes power outage for 5,500 people

A squirrel caused a power disruption in Tulsa, Oklahoma for over 5,500 people. Apparently that's not a rare occurrence. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) explains.

Surprise! This Baby Green Turtle Isn't Green At All

A volunteer group in Australia spotted a rare albino green turtle after it hatched from a nest on Castaways Beach.

India Internet ruling blocks Facebook 'Free Basics' program

India's government has effectively blocked a Facebook program that sought to connect with low-income residents by offering free access to a limited version of the social network and other Internet services

Citing huge patient load, NY nurses seek rules on staffing

Nurses say understaffing is widespread at hospitals around New York, and they're pushing state lawmakers to adopt minimum staffing requirements

UN agency proposes greenhouse gas emissions rules for planes

A U.N. panel says it is proposing greenhouse gas emissions standards for planes that fly internationally beginning in 2020 for new aircraft designs and three years later for designs already in production

How To Get The Most Bang For Your Buck In NYC

Traveling to one of the most expensive cities in the U.S. shouldn't bust your bank account. These tips can help.

Germany's Merkel in Turkey for talks over migrants

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is meeting Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and other Turkish officials for talks on reducing the influx of migrants to Europe

Living with people they bite, Zika mosquitoes hard to fight

The mosquitoes that spread the Zika virus are among the hardest species to fight because they live and breed in tub drains, dog bowls, buckets, flower pots and other places inside the houses and yards of the people they bite

Firefighters battling grass fires across central Oklahoma

Firefighters are battling wind-blown grass fires across central Oklahoma, including a fire that has forced partial closure of a busy turnpike

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Eli Manning's reaction to Peyton winning Super Bowl goes viral

Eli Manning's weird and emotionless reaction to his brother, Peyton, winning the Super Bowl has people going in on the New York Giants Quarterback. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) explains.

Tokyo Zoo Simulates Animal Escapes ... With Costumed Humans

For the Ueno Zoo, this is an annual occurrence.

Feds find Fiat Chrysler gear shifters can confuse drivers

U.S. auto safety investigators have determined that electronic gear shifters in some newer Fiat Chrysler SUVs and cars are so confusing that drivers have exited the vehicles while they are in gear, causing 121 crashes and 30 injuries

Senator scrutinizes pharma links on government pain panel

Sen. Wyden questions links between federal pain advisers and manufacturers of painkillers like OxyContin and Percocet

Chesapeake says it has no plans to file for bankruptcy

Chesapeake Energy says it has 'no plans' to file for bankruptcy protection, after a news report saying it hired a law firm spooked investors and sent its stock plummeting

Michael Bloomberg Says He's Considering A Presidential Run

Michael Bloomberg told The Financial Times he's considering declaring his candidacy for the 2016 presidential race.

Judge again denies Texas' efforts to block Syrian refugees

A federal judge has again ruled against Texas in the state's efforts to stop the resettlement of Syrian refugees

Cyprus ends tender for medium-term gas supply

Cyprus' Natural Gas Company says it has closed the book on a bid for suppliers of natural gas to fire up its main power station

Inmate mistakenly released from Los Angeles jail recaptured

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says a murder suspect mistakenly released from jail last month has been captured in Nevada

Lead contamination of Flint water draws multiple lawsuits

Families in Flint, Michigan, have filed multiple lawsuits over the city's water emergency

Chipotle Closes For All-Employee Meeting, Gives Away Free Burritos

Chipotle bowed out of Monday's lunch rush to give employees a chance to meet about food safety and offered free burritos to win customers back.

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North Korean satellite flies over Super Bowl Stadium

A freshly launched North Korean satellite got a look of Levi's Stadium about an hour after the game ended. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) explains.

British Police Are Thinking Of Using Eagles As Drone Hunters

Britain isn't the only nation experimenting with creative ways to capture drones being used illegally.