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Grandeur of the Seas Cruise Ship Catches Fire

Grandeur of the Seas Cruise Ship Catches FireBruno Vincent/Getty Images(FREEPORT, Bahamas) -- Passengers aboard Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas were awakened and sent to their muster stations after a fire on one of the cruise ship's decks early Monday morning. No injuries were reported. Ro...

Florida Town Trying to Sell Unwanted Bridge

Florida Town Trying to Sell Unwanted BridgeMedioimages/Photodisc/Thinkstock(DAVIE, Fla.) -- Want to buy a bridge? Never used! A South Florida town has one for sale. The unwanted bridge is in Davie, Fla. Last year the Davie Town Council commissioned a 90-foot bridge, intended to carry horseback ...

Girl Who Scolded McDonald’s CEO Not Impressed With His Response

Girl Who Scolded McDonald’s CEO Not Impressed With His ResponsePRNewsFoto/Connecticut and Western Massachusetts McDonald's Owner/Operator Association(OAK BROOK, Ill.) -- Hannah Robertson, the 9-year-old girl who grilled Don Thompson, the CEO of McDonald's Corp., at a shareholder meeting for marketing fast food to ...

Cruise Passenger Bill of Rights Introduced

Cruise Passenger Bill of Rights IntroducedJeff Gammons/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world's largest cruise industry trade association, announced earlier this week the adoption of a "Cruise Passenger Bill of Rights." CLIA also will submit the bill...

‘Big Gas’ Ad Is Kmart’s Latest Promotion to Play on Words

‘Big Gas’ Ad Is Kmart’s Latest Promotion to Play on WordsTim Boyle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Kmart’s new ad is a gas. Literally. In its new tongue-in-cheek ad “Big Gas,” the retailer promotes a special discount on gas. Throughout the spot, customers praise the “big gas” savings ...

McDonald’s Stands Behind Its Clown

McDonald’s Stands Behind Its ClownBen Hider/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Don't mess with Ronald McDonald. That was the message Thursday from the fast food chain's chief executive Don Thompson, who defended his company from attacks by the watchdog group, Corporate Accountability Internatio...

Superman Comic Worth Over $100K Found in Wall of Run-Down Home

Superman Comic Worth Over $100K Found in Wall of Run-Down HomeHulton Archive/Getty Images(ELBOW LAKE, Minn.) -- A home renovator in Minnesota was knocking down walls in the run down house he had just purchased when he found a copy of one of the rarest and most valuable comic books in the world. The comic, Action ...

Target Offering $99 Wedding Dresses

Target Offering $99 Wedding DressesTim Boyle/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Target executives over the past few years have really thought outside the bargain box, teaming up with high-end designers like Missoni, Neiman Marcus and Prabal Gurung. Now the popular discount chain&rs...

Yahoo to Buy Tumblr for $1.1 Billion

Yahoo to Buy Tumblr for $1.1 BillionDavid Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) -- On Sunday, Yahoo’s board of directors approved the purchase of the social networking and blog site Tumblr for $1.1 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal. Speculation that Yaho...

Winning Powerball Ticket Worth $590 Million Sold in Florida

Winning Powerball Ticket Worth $590 Million Sold in FloridaScott Olson/Getty Images(ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla.) -- A single ticket matching all the numbers in Saturday's $590.5 million Powerball drawing was sold at a Zephyrhills, Fla., grocery store, according to lottery officials. The winning numbers in Saturday's dra...

Toddler Reviews Google Glass

Toddler Reviews Google GlassDavid Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- We’ve seen Michele Bachmann and a half-naked blogger wear Google Glass over the last couple of weeks.But those images don’t warm your heart like a two-year-old with the connected gla...

Facebook’s First Investor Pays Teens to Not Go to College

Facebook’s First Investor Pays Teens to Not Go to CollegeDavid Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images(PALO ALTO, Calif.) -- 19-year-old Indian immigrant Diwank Singh Tomer has an impressive resume. The accomplished hacker and startup founder who initially enrolled in college in India quickly decided he would...

Google Employee Shares Easter Eggs for Hangouts Chats

Google Employee Shares Easter Eggs for Hangouts ChatsJOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Google didn’t show off all of the fun features of Hangouts, the company’s new multiplatform text and video chat service at this week’s big I/O conference. If you’ve been thinking you...

Will Angelina Jolie Announcement Boost Biotech Stocks?

Will Angelina Jolie Announcement Boost Biotech Stocks?Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- While Angelina Jolie’s announcement on Tuesday that she had a double mastectomy after learning she carried a genetic predisposition for breast cancer raised awareness about genetic testing, analy...

Burger King Challenges McDonald’s McRib

Burger King Challenges McDonald’s McRibPhoto by Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Burger King has thrown down the gauntlet in the fast-food wars, announcing a competitor to the McRib sandwich beloved by McDonald’s customers.The 59-year-old Burger King chain’s 2013 summer men...

Abercrombie & Fitch Faces Protests, Backlash for Not Selling Larger Sizes

Abercrombie & Fitch Faces Protests, Backlash for Not Selling Larger SizesPaul Taggart/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Add Kirstie Alley to the list of Abercrombie & Fitch critics who take exception to the company’s refusal to carry clothing in larger sizes.The Former Cheers actress and Dancing With the Sta...

Granddaughter Helps Man, 91, Raise Money to Prevent Eviction

Granddaughter Helps Man, 91, Raise Money to Prevent EvictionCourtesy: Jaclyn Fraley(ZALESKI, Ohio) -- A 91-year-old man wants to stop his daughter from evicting him from the home he built 56 years ago in Zaleski, Ohio, a small community south of Columbus.In 2004, John Potter and his wife, who has since died, ga...

British Tourists Charged $84 for Four Ice Cream Cones in Rome

British Tourists Charged $84 for Four Ice Cream Cones in RomeiStockphoto/Thinkstock(ROME) -- We all scream for ice cream, but one would hope that’s not because of the price. An ice cream parlor near the Spanish Steps in Rome ignited the wrath of the world this week after it charged four British tourists a ...

Richard Branson Loses Bet, Serves as an AirAsia Stewardess

Richard Branson Loses Bet, Serves as an AirAsia StewardessMark Wieland/Getty Images(KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia) -- Richard Branson, president of Virgin Atlantic, made good on a bet he lost when he dressed up as a stewardess for a competitor airline on Sunday. Branson made a bet two years ago with AirAsia chief To...

Huge Donation Goes to Wrong Animal Shelter

Huge Donation Goes to Wrong Animal ShelterTiffany Hagler-Geard/ABC News(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) -- One morning in early March, Susan Babbitt received a phone call from the Dana Law Firm in Scottsdale, Ariz. It was the kind of call people dream about: A woman had recently passed away, she was told, ...

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