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    Boa Bites Dancer During Nicki Minaj MTV Awards Rehearsal

    By Candice Naranjo

    (CNN) -- A 6-foot-long boa constrictor named Rocky stole the show Friday during a rehearsal for Nicki Minaj's performance of "Anaconda" at the MTV Video Music Awards when he bit a backup dancer in the arm, according to a statement Full Article

  • File - In this Aug. 25, 2013 file photo, Miley Cyrus performs a move known as "twerking" at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center in New York. The word twerking is on a list of among those words selected for elimination in Michigan's Lake Superior State University's 39th annual batch of words to banish due to overuse, overreliance and overall fatigue. Others include "selfie," "Mr. Mom" and "on steroids."(AP Photo/Charles Sykes, Invision, File)

    Dominican Republic Bans Miley Cyrus Concert

    By Aaron Pero

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The Dominican Republic government commission that oversees public performances is banning a Sept. 13 concert by Miley Cyrus on morality grounds. The commission said in a statement Thursday that it took the action because Cyrus Full Article

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    Jackie Chan’s Son Caught In Drug Bust

    By Aaron Pero

    BEIJING (AP) — Hong Kong action superstar Jackie Chan's actor-son Jaycee Chan has been detained in Beijing on drug-related charges, the latest high-profile celebrity to be ensnared in one of China's biggest anti-drug crackdowns in two decades. Jaycee Chan, 32, was Full Article

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    Drawing of Golden State Warriors’ Future Arena Looks Like a Toilet

    By Mario Sevilla

    SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) -- If all goes as planned, the San Francisco, er, the Golden State Warriors could play in a shiny new toilet. A bird's eye view rendering for the team's $1 billion arena and office complex in San Full Article

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    Hitch Hiking Robot Travels Across Canada

    By Aaron Pero

    TORONTO (AP) — Going my way? A talking robot that's been hitchhiking rides from strangers to travel from Canada's east to west coast is nearing the end of its journey. HitchBOT, a robot created by a team of Ontario-based communications researchers Full Article

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    Grandmother Unknowingly Drinks Chemical Laced Tea

    By Aaron Pero

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Jan Harding and her husband had just arrived at a Utah restaurant for a relaxing lunch with friends when she filled her cup with sweet tea from a self-serve beverage station. The 67-year-old mother of three Full Article

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    Teen Runaway Hides Out In Walmart For Days

    By Aaron Pero

    (CNN) -- There in the baby section, behind boxes of strollers, was a 14-year-old boy with a secret. The runaway had made the 24-hour Walmart in Corsicana, Texas, his getaway hideout. For what may have been more than two days Full Article

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    Museum Wants To Display Two Headed Dolphin

    By Aaron Pero

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A marine biologist says that his university does not know the whereabouts of a dead two-headed dolphin photographed on a beach in western Turkey. Mehmet Gokoglu said Tuesday that, based on photos, the mammal appears to be Full Article

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    Kings Of Leon Drummer Breaks Ribs In Bus Accident

    By Aaron Pero

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kings of Leon drummer Nathan Followill was injured in a tour bus accident over the weekend, forcing the band to postpone a Sunday show in New York. Followill broke his ribs when the band's tour bus driver Full Article

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    Dead Two Headed Dolphin Washes Ashore

    By Aaron Pero

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish media reports say Turkish scientists will examine a two-headed dolphin that washed up on a beach in western Turkey. The private Dogan news agency said the remains of conjoined dolphin calf were discovered on a beach Full Article

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    Woman Charged With Setting Husband On Fire

    By Aaron Pero

    KENT, Wash. (AP) — A woman who told police she set fire to her husband because shooting him would be too nice pleaded not guilty to a charge of domestic violence assault, the King County prosecutor's office said. Tatanysha Hedman, 39, Full Article

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    Toddler Finds Loaded Handgun In Diaper Bag

    By Aaron Pero

    BEEBE PLAIN, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say a toddler found a loaded handgun in her diaper bag at a daycare center in northern Vermont. Police say the grandmother of the 17-month-old girl was dropping the toddler off at a Full Article

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    Viral Video: Katy Perry’s Tune Helps Calm Her Biggest Little Fan

    By Mario Sevilla

    SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) -- International pop star Katy Perry wants to add "babysitter" to her list of talents. It turns out the singer's voice not only gets the nightclub hopping, it helps tranquilize fussy babies. A viral video shows the Full Article

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    Jay-Z Fan Charged With Biting Off Fingertip

    By Aaron Pero

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A San Diego man has pleaded not guilty to biting off a man's fingertip during a Jay-Z and Beyonce concert at Pasadena's Rose Bowl. Twenty-five-year-old Roberto Garnica entered pleas Tuesday to mayhem, battery and battery with serious Full Article

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    Dogs Kill Jogger, Owners Charged With Murder

    By Aaron Pero

    LAPEER, Mich. (AP) — A couple charged with second-degree murder after their dogs fatally mauled a Michigan jogger have agreed to have the animals euthanized. Valbona Lucaj and husband Sebastiano Quagliata signed the agreement with prosecutors Friday, the same day they Full Article

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    Man Kills Girlfriend’s Dog With Intention to Eat It

    By Candice Naranjo

    CNN) -- Onyx was 9 months old, black and white, part dachshund and part chihuahua. She was a family dog, one that Mandy Malone kept in part to play with her grandchildren. Until Onyx ended up in Malone's freezer. How Full Article