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  • Snake Eats Monster Centipede, Which Eats It Back

     

    Scientists conducting research in Macedonia came across the gruesome aftermath of a battle between a viper and a centipede in which they believe the two foes literally ate each other to death.

    The discovery of a dead young female nose-horned viper with the head of a centipede protruding from her stomach was made last May on Golem Grad, an island in Lake Prespa, according to the journal Ecologica Montenegrina.

    After dissecting the grisly discovery, researchers wrote that the centipede, itself known as a "ferocious predator," weighed more than the snake, which had "gravely underestimated the size and strength" of its prey.

    The viper had a notable absence of "visceral organs," which led the team to conclude that the centipede had chewed through its way through the snake's insides, "almost reaching its freedom."

  • Prince George crawls, has a voice that could "match any lion's roar," according to his dad, and sells out any stroller, romper or shoes he's spotted in.

    What's not to love?

    Nothing according to one young cougar who wore her heart on her sleeve, or her onesie, on Wednesday in New Zealand to grab the attention of Prince George's parents, Prince William and Duchess Kate.

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    Dressed to kill in a tutu and waving a Union Jack flag, 11-month-old RubyCate Blitz professed her love for the nearly nine-month-old prince with a top that read, "Marry Me George."

    RubyCate got a lift from her father, Rob Blitz, in order to stand heads and shoulders above the crowds of New Zealanders who came out to welcome the royal family at a stop they made in Wellington on their multi-week tour Down Under.

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    It all worked for RubyCate who managed to catch the eye of Prince William, 31, who asked her name and told her

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  • Women's Roller Derby League Brings Military Community Together

    It's just another Saturday night and a group of young women from Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Lacey, Wash. are getting ready in the dressing room of the Bettie Bunker to compete in the sport they passionately love: Roller Derby.

    Spectators with posters line up along the side of the track as the JBLM Bettie Brigade Team puts on their make-up, knee-pads and write each others' player numbers on their arms. Both teams are introduced and the roller derby bout begins.

    "Growing up I never played sports. I was very slow and kind of lazy but when I found roller derby it was something that I was good at and this sport is very empowering," said U.S. Navy veteran Sarah Payne, a member of the team.

    Just like Payne, all of the other Betties in the league have a relationship with the military. They're active duty service women, veterans or military spouses. And while roller derby is a rough sport, the Betties sure know how to keep a community together.

    "What I like the most about this team is

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  • Walmart Sends Chills Through Money Transfer Business

    Morning Money Memo:

    Big changes are coming to the money transfer business. Walmart's announcement that it's entering the market has left competitors shaking in their boots. The new service will be introduced next week, and Walmart says it will cut fees for customers by up to 50 percent compared with similar services.

    Shares of MoneyGram fell nearly 18 percent after the announcement. Western Union shares are down more than 5 percent.

    The new Walmart-2-Walmart service is the latest expansion of the retailer's financial offerings for low-income customers. Those who use it will be able to transfer up to $900 to and from more than 4,000 stores.

    The service will be done in partnership with Euronet Worldwide's Ria Money Transfer. The program has two pricing tiers. Customers can transfer up to $50 for a $4.50 service fee and up to $900 for $9.50.

    More doubts are being raised about the future of Barnes & Noble stores.

    Company shares lost 12 percent Thursday after Leonard Riggio,

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    A baby squirrel is being nursed back to health after she fell 75-feet from her nest onto the concrete sidewalk.

    The cute critter suffered a bloody nose, a broken tooth, and a broken ankle., according to City Wildlife, a wildlife rehabilitation center in Washington, D.C. that is helping nurse the baby animal back to health.

    As part of her recovery, the squirrel has been wearing a tiny cast on her ankle and gets examined by a veterinarian every three days, City Wildlife wrote on its Facebook page.

    Thankfully, the six and a half week old critter, who seems to have a healthy appetite, is expected to make a full recovery.

    This baby squirrel fell 75 ft from her nest onto the sidewalk and suffered a broken ankle. Should heal very quickly! pic.twitter.com/c3dR9vbeFe

    — City Wildlife (@DCCityWildlife) April 15, 2014

     

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  • A postcard mailed in 1940 and delivered this week gives new meaning to the phrase "snail mail," but also to the Post Office vow that the mail must go through - eventually.

    The card, addressed to Florence Marion, was finally delivered to her great-grandson Alan Marion 74 years late.

    Records show the postcard was mailed on Feb. 20, 1940 - with a once cent stamp - from Portland, Ore. The card arrived at the Butte Falls, Ore., post office July 2013 and was uncovered by Sunny Bryant, a new USPS employee.

    "I was overwhelmed with the job at that point, so to come across the postcard was just a shock," said Bryant. "My first response was what am I supposed to do with this?"

    Bryant held on to the letter until later that summer when she overheard a member of the Rogue Valley Genealogical Society, Charleen Brown, discussing her work at the post office. Sunny Bryant decided to approach Brown and showed her the relic.

    "It was such an exciting coincidence," said Brown. "After she showed me the

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  • Ashton and Mila Share Comical 'Peanut' Photo

    Perhaps Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are trying to tell us something.

    The pair struck a quizzical pose on Wednesday at the World's Largest Peanut Monument in Ashburn, Georgia. Kutcher shared the photo of the two of them looking playfully perplexed beneath another photo of the 20-foot-tall monument that proclaims " Georgia 1st in Peanuts."

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    Kutcher captioned the photo: " Worlds largest peanut. @itskunismilena."

    The comical photo could be the couple's way of confirming reports of their own little "peanut."

    Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher Reportedly Engaged! See the Ring

    Multiple media outlets have reported that the couple is expecting. Though neither have yet to confirm, Kunis appeared to be sporting a baby bump in a loose-fitting black Thakoon dress at Sunday's MTV Movie Awards.

    Kutcher, 36, and Kunis, 30, have been dating for almost two years. She first stepped out wearing a huge rock

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  • ABC News’ Tina Chen reports:

    When a couple of fast food restaurant workers got no response over the microphone at their drive-thru station they rushed outside to find a driver in cardiac arrest, pulled him out of his vehicle and gave him life saving CPR.

    The customer returned to the Burger King in Flint, Mich., on Wednesday to thank his rescuers and applaud a surprise for them.

    Assistant Manager Lidia Rodriguez, 26, was working the drive-thru when Howard Turner Jr., 46, pulled up to the speaker on March 29. Rodriguez heard nothing from the other end and knew something was wrong.

    "I go toward my back room where I can see out to my speaker and I'm like, 'If you're okay, raise your hand' and I didn't get no response," Rodriguez told ABC's Michigan affiliate, WJRT.

    Rodriguez and a coworker Kelseigh Valdez, a member of a volunteer paramedic program, rushed outside to Turner.

    They pulled Turner out of his car and Rodriguez called 911 while Valdez performed CPR.

    The two saved Turner's life.

    "I feel

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  • Lowe's Settles EPA Lead Paint Violations By Its Contractors

    WASHINGTON - Home improvement giant Lowe's Companies Inc. has agreed to pay $500,000 after federal investigators found its home renovation contractors in nine states had violated safety standards for lead paint. The retail chain was also unable to provide documentation proving some contractors employed by the company were certified to work with the toxic substance, the Environmental Protection Agency and Justice Department said today.

    The investigation by the EPA stemmed from tips and complaints from homeowners who had used Lowe's renovation contractors. In reviews of company records the government found contractors had not used EPA-approved lead-test kits on projects, or lacked proper training to work with the hazardous element known to cause developmental problems in children and kidney and cardiovascular illness in adults.

    The EPA also found contractors had failed to properly clean and contain work areas in three homes, although the agency emphasized they had not found any

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  • Paralyzed UK Veteran Walks Again With Exo-Skeleton

    Kevin Ogilvie thought he would never walk again after he was left paralyzed from the chest-down in an explosion while serving in Afghanistan in 2012.

    Ogilvie, a member of the Royal Air Force Regiment, was injured when the vehicle he was driving hit an improvised explosive device. Ogilvie was left with seven broken and three crushed vertebrae.

    In spite of his injury, Ogilvie got to walk again last month - with some high-tech assistance. At a rehabilitation hospital in Scotland, Ogilvie was able to try out new robot legs made by Rex Bionics.

    "It was really cool, but also really strange, to be walking again after so long," Ogilvie told The Scotsman Newspaper. "It was weird to use, but weird in a good sense, having no feeling or control below my chest made seeing me moving even weirder."

    The creators of Rex Bionics say the device won't exactly help people run a marathon, but can help people connect in small ways.

    "They don't' want to go any faster. … They want to get back at

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