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Goat knocks Utah paperboy down, chases him up tree

By: KSL SMITHVILLE, Utah (KSL) – A Utah paperboy had an unusual encounter during his morning route. The 14-year-old says a goat knocked him to the ground and chased him up a tree. The goat had been chained up in Marissa Benson’s yard when he broke free. That’s when Jaxon Gessel says he was attacked. […]

Learning That Odd Is Normal

  By TARA PARKER-POPE A few months ago, I was at home reading a review copy of “Oddly Normal” by my colleague John Schwartz. The book begins with the suicide attempt of John’s then 13-year-old son, Joe, who had recently told his classmates he was gay. It goes on to explain how Joe’s parents struggled with […]

Prince Charles Doesn’t Order Seven Eggs And Eat Just One, Palace Says

by MARK MEMMOTT Weird headline, right? But in case you were wondering, Britain’s royal website says: — Prince Charles has not asked that seven eggs be boiled for his breakfast, only to eat just the one that pleases him most. He’s never done that “at breakfast or any other time.” — His wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, […]

Lance Armstrong just happens to pose next to his Tour de France jerseys

By Jay Busbee | The Turnstile – Photo: Lance Armstrong isn’t taking this Tour de France thing lying down. Now THIS is a finely-honed troll move. Over the weekend, the above photo showed up in Lance Armstrong’s Twitter feed, accompanied by the message “Back in Austin and just layin’ around … ” Armstrong is, of course, reclining oh-so-casually in front […]

Wife Sleeps In, Misses Tie-Breaking Vote

Katie MacDonald was joking the night before Tuesday’s election when she told her husband – a candidate for city council in the small town of Walton, Kentucky – that if he didn’t wake her up to vote the next day, the race would end up as a tie. He should have taken her more seriously. […]

California teen steps into rattlesnake nest, survives

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – A teenage California girl searching for a cell phone signal to call her mother in a rural area outside San Diego inadvertently stepped into a nest of rattlesnakes and was bitten six times, but survived. “I was trying to find a signal to call my mom and text my boyfriend,” she said on Friday, a […]