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    10 weird gadgets that are really popular

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Goofy gadget concepts, along with their pun-driven brands and bizarre commercials, have moved from “As Seen on TV” to crowdfunding sites. Here are 10 of the weirdest gadgets on Indiegogo and Kickstarter that made our foreheads crinkle with wonder. 1. Wired In. Telling someone to go away is hard. If you’re in the zone listening to Britney Spears or a Hans Zimmer soundtrack while cranking out pivot tables, just turn on a “Wired In” sign and […]

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    Abandoned baby survives being buried alive on hillside

    BEIJING (CNN) — Police rescued a baby boy buried alive in a shallow, unmarked grave on a hillside in southern China’s Guangxi province, according to the country’s state media. Chinese news reports say the baby was believed to have been left alone in the wilderness for as long as 10 days, but the details remain unclear. The boy’s family decided to abandon him because he was born with a cleft lip and a congenital defect, according to a Xinhua news […]

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    Georgia principal fired after ‘black people’ graduation remark

    GEORGIA — A Georgia educator who was caught on camera calling out “all the black people” for leaving a graduation ceremony during the valedictorian’s speech has been fired. “‘In light of recent events, the board of directors of TNT Academy has moved to dismiss Nancy Gordeuk as principal,” says a letter obtained by CNN. Heidi Anderson, chairwoman of the board of directors at TNT Academy in Stone Mountain, signed the letter before sending it to the Gwinnett County chapter of […]

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    Honda recalls 5 million cars as airbag problems spread

    Honda has recalled an additional 4.89 million cars equipped with possibly faulty airbags manufactured by Japan-based Takata. The recall covers 14 models produced between 2002 and 2008, including the Civic and CR-V ranges, according to a Honda spokesperson. More than 3 million of the cars are located outside of Japan.Honda said it was recalling the vehicles because of the risk of “abnormal” inflation of the airbags. The carmaker has recalled a total of 11.4 million vehicles due to problems with […]

  • Henk Joners, of Delft University, in the Netherlands, has designed a new type of  concrete that can fix its own cracks.

    The ‘living concrete’ that can heal itself

    It’s the world’s most popular building material, and ever since the Romans built the pantheon from it some 2,000 years ago, we’ve been trying to find ways to make concrete more durable. No matter how carefully it is mixed or reinforced, all concrete eventually cracks, and under some conditions, those cracks can lead to collapse. “The problem with cracks in concrete is leakage,” explains professor Henk Jonkers, of Delft University of Technology, in the Netherlands. “If you have cracks, water […]

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    Johnny Depp’s dogs face death after being smuggled into Australia

    Johnny Depp’s dogs are on a deportation countdown after the actor violated Australia’s famously strict biosecurity laws by bringing them in on a private flight and without the proper documentation. The star, who is in Australia filming the latest installment of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, was told that he had to get his two dogs, Yorkshire terriers named Pistol and Boo, out of the country, Australia’s Minister of Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, said in a televised statement. Joyce said […]

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    Funeral employees fired after stopping for coffee with veteran’s body in hearse

    NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. – A driver and a funeral director are out of work after they were caught parking a hearse at a doughnut shop. “This guy stopped at Dunkin’ Donuts,” said Rob Carpenter. The body of Army Lt. Col. Jesse Coleman was on the way to a funeral service when a driver and a funeral director decided to make a stop. “What could they have been thinking? I haven’t got the foggiest idea,” said Jim Rudolph, the president […]

  • A Cleveland police officer responding to a call about a person with a gun fatally wounded a 12-year-old boy brandishing what turned out to be an air gun that looked very much like a real firearm, police said early Sunday.

    Sheriff: Investigation almost over in shooting death of 12-year-old Ohio boy

    OHIO — About a week after Tamir Rice’s mother and her legal team publicly asked how long it would take to finish the investigation into her son’s death, the Cuyahoga County sheriff said Tuesday — 171 days after the 12-year-old was shot — that his department is almost there. Sheriff Clifford Pinkney provided what he said was a timeline of the investigation, which his department took over in December before beginning its investigation “in earnest” in mid-February. He told reporters […]

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    Man graduates from college 76 years after enrolling

    WEST VIRGINIA — It took NBA star Shaquille O’Neal 11 years to earn his undergraduate degree. Wisconsin grandmother Mary Jo Meyer needed 42 years to get hers. But when it comes to extended college careers, Anthony Brutto, 94, has them both beat by a mile. Brutto will graduate from West Virginia University on Sunday, 76 years after he enrolled as a freshman in 1939. Although World War II, illness and fate conspired against him, he was determined to earn his […]

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    Prosecutor: Tsarnaev ‘knew what kind of hell was going to be unleashed’

    BOSTON — The prosecutor in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told jurors Wednesday to remember those killed and wounded two years ago when deciding whether to sentence the Boston Marathon bomber to life in prison or death. “His actions have earned him a sentence of death,” prosecutor Steve Mellin said in his closing argument. “The defendant knew what kind of hell was going to be unleashed.” Mellin reminded jurors of the four people killed by Tsarnaev and his older brother, […]

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    New York police shoot hammer-wielding attacker

    NEW YORK — A man wanted for allegedly attacking people with a hammer on the streets of New York City was shot and wounded by police Wednesday after he swung a hammer at a female officer, authorities said. The unidentified suspect, who allegedly assaulted at least four people with a hammer on Monday, was shot two times on a bustling midtown Manhattan street, NYPD Chief of Manhattan Detectives William Aubry told reporters. Aubry said two police officers spotted the suspected […]