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Thursday, Mar 30, 2017 at 11:27 AM EDT

Italian Cops Foil Plot to Steal Enzo Ferrari’s Corpse

Italian Cops Foil Plot to Steal Enzo Ferrari’s Corpse

After many months plotting, an Italian drug gang was finally ready to dig up the body of the founder of automaker Ferrari and hold it for ransom, NBC News reported. But police swooped in Tuesday, arresting...

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 at 06:18 AM EDT

Wild Turkey Gets Lodged in Family's Rental Car on Highway

Wild Turkey Gets Lodged in Family's Rental Car on Highway

A New Jersey family on its way back to the airport after visiting the University of Notre Dame Tuesday collided with a flying turkey on the road, authorities say. The Taraboczhia family was headed to O'Hare...

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 at 03:09 PM EDT

Martial Artist Breaks 111 Cement Blocks with His Head

Martial Artist Breaks 111 Cement Blocks with His Head

Sixteen-year-old Bosnian taekwondo martial artist Kerim Ahmetspahic performed an incredible stunt over the weekend. He smashed 111 cement building blocks with his head.

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 at 08:51 AM EDT

Do Cats Actually Love Their Humans?

Do Cats Actually Love Their Humans?

Does your little feline friend actually love you, or are they just using you for food? Scientists from Oregon State University isolated 50 cats, depriving them of all stimuli before reintroducing four...

Monday, Mar 27, 2017 at 06:17 AM EDT

'Heaven's Gate' Mass Suicide in San Diego: 20 Years Later

'Heaven's Gate' Mass Suicide in San Diego: 20 Years Later

Exactly 20 years ago Sunday, 39 people died in a mass suicide in Rancho Santa Fe, California. "Heaven’s Gate" made headlines around the world. On March 26, 1997, a 911 call came into the San Diego Command...

Saturday, Mar 25, 2017 at 02:19 AM EDT

Torrington Man Accused of Forging Mortician Credentials

Torrington Man Accused of Forging Mortician Credentials

A Torrington man is accused of hacking the system of a mortuary science school and forging paperwork that would qualify him as a licensed mortician, according to court documents.

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 10:13 PM EDT

Man Smashes Glass Door After Chicken Order Delayed

Man Smashes Glass Door After Chicken Order Delayed

Police in New Hampshire are looking for a man who allegedly broke a glass door at a Popeye's Chicken after he was told his order wouldn't be ready for another five to 10 minutes. Salem police said an older man...

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 at 11:26 AM EDT

New Cup Blowing Challenge Goes Viral

New Cup Blowing Challenge Goes Viral

From college students to TV anchors, everyone’s trying out the latest Internet craze.

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017 at 08:23 PM EDT

That's Not Carry-On: Snake On A Plane Gets Loose

That's Not Carry-On: Snake On A Plane Gets Loose

Anna McConnaughy was flying to Alaska's largest city when the announcement came over the intercom: a passenger on a previous flight had brought a pet snake on board. The passenger had gotten off the plane. The...

Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 at 11:25 AM EDT

What Do Russians Dream About? Putin, Among Other Things

What Do Russians Dream About? Putin, Among Other Things

Vladimir Putin is everywhere in his country's public life. Now it turns out the president is even gracing ordinary Russians' dreams, NBC News reported. A web search engine said the strongman was the only...

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NBC Connecticut's Shred-It Event Serves More Than 3,000 People
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