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Labradoodle creator says he unleashed 'Frankenstein monster,' calling it his 'life's regret'

The creator of the labradoodle said last week that he unleashed “a Frankenstein monster,” calling the popular pup his “life’s regret.” Wally Conron, 90, was working as a breeder for Guide Dogs Victoria in Australia when he successfully mixed a Labrador retriever and a poodle in 1989, he told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s “Sum of All Parts” podcast last week. “I opened a Pandora’s Box and ...

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'Historic' snowstorm may bring blizzard conditions to Montana, several feet of snow to mountains

The first day of fall may have just been on Monday, but winter is already well on its way to parts of the Northern Rockies, where a potentially “historic” winter storm is setting up for this weekend. The National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Center said an upper low-pressure system dropping into the Pacific Northwest late Friday is forecast to bring what’s ...

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Surveillance video shows outnumbered homeowner fight off intruders with bare hands: report

Surveillance video released Wednesday captured the chilling moments a British homeowner fought off a group of masked intruders with his bare hands, pummeling the men until he chased them out of the home with kitchen knives. Asif Ali, 35, told The Sun “instinct just kicked in” to defend his wife Charlotte, 30, who was upstairs at the time when a group of ...

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Air Force awards contract for $16M drone-killing microwave weapon

The Pentagon has awarded a contract worth nearly $16.3 million to Raytheon for a prototype high-power microwave weapons system, officials announced this week. The system is the first direct energy weapon said to be able to destroy certain types of drones, Popular Mechanics reported Tuesday. The system uses microwaves that emit “radio frequencies in a conical beam,” destroying a drone’s circuit with “a burst ...

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'Jeopardy!' contestant Jason Zuffranieri wins 18th game, earns third-highest prize money in show's history

“Jeopardy!” has another breakout contestant on its hands now that Jason Zuffranieri won his 18th consecutive game and earned more than half a million in total prize money. The math teacher from Albuquerque, N.M. has won prize money totaling $502,096. This makes him the third contestant in the game’s history to earn more than $500,000 in regular-season, non-tournament play, according to a press ...

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Maryland pastor tells girl demons inside her provoked him to try to rape her: police

A Maryland pastor was arrested Saturday after allegedly attempting to rape a young girl in January while she was a member of his congregation, according to police. Octavio Cantarero, 42, of Gaithersburg, Md., allegedly told the minor that demons inside her had provoked him to commit the offense. Cantarero has been charged with attempted second-degree rape and other sexual offenses ...

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Arctic sea ice minimum tied for second-lowest on record

The amount of Arctic sea ice has reached its annual minimum — a mere 1.6 million square miles. According to the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), this year’s extent is the second-lowest on record, tied with minimums reached in 2007 and 2016. Since satellite records have been kept beginning in the late 1970s, NSIDC reports that the 13 smallest ...

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Sammy Hagar's rocking 1970 Chevrolet El Camino is up for auction

Sammy Hagar may be incapable of driving 55 mph, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t care about the cops. LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MAY 07: Sammy Hagar of The Circle performs onstage during an exclusive SiriusXM concert in support of the new album ‘Space Between’ at The Troubadour on May 7, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Scott Dudelson/Getty ...

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