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The Hidden Reason So Many Cities End In 'Heights'Many of these towns were named in the early to mid-1900s when few people actually wrote down why the name was chosen.
Ahoy, Landlubbers! International Talk Like A Pirate Day Is Upon Ye!The idea for the day was born in 1995 on a YMCA racquetball court in Albany.
Yogurts Deceptively High In Sugar, Study FindsOrganic yogurts contained an average of 13.1 grams of sugar per 100 grams, which is roughly equivalent to three sugar cubes.
U Of M To Award Honorary Doctorate To Prince"In recognition of his remarkable talent and enduring influence in music, as well as his extraordinary contributions off-stage in shaping the city of Minneapolis."
Dakota County Sheriff's Office Vid Gets 3rd In Nat'l Lip Sync ContestDakota County's lip sync challenge video was shot back in 2016, but made it to the final four of the national contest this year.
John Legend Now Youngest To Score EGOT With Emmy WinHe joins an elite group of EGOT winners that includes Robert Lopez, Audrey Hepburn, Mel Brooks, Rita Moreno, Mike Nichols and Whoopi Goldberg.
Signs Posted Calling Gretchen Carlson A 'Liar'Intended to parody her book "Be Fierce," the signs brand Gretchen Carlson, the former Fox News host, as "So Fake."
New Jersey Man Says Al-Qaida Told Him To Blow Disney World UpOrange County Sheriff's deputies arrested 56-year-old Gregory Lazarchick on Tuesday on a charge of making a false bomb threat.
Eggs Top The List For Americans' Favorite Breakfast FoodsStrictly savory flavors were the favorite profile for almost every age group except Gen Z, who slightly prefer a mix of savory and sweet.

Offbeat National News

New NASA Study Details Reasons Why Earth Is WobblingScientists say the Earth's axis of spin has shifted about 34 feet in the last century and cite three major causes.
Teacher: I Was Fired Over 'No Zeros' Grading Policy For Kids Who Didn't Do HomeworkA teacher in Florida says she was fired for refusing to give students grades on homework that wasn't turned in.
Andrea Kremer, Hannah Storm To Become First Female Duo To Call NFL GameKremer and Storm are the first all-female broadcast crew to broadcast games for the league when they begin Thursday night on Amazon's Prime Video.
Ballpark Worker Accused Of Spitting On Pizza, Faces Felony ChargeA food service worker at Comerica Park was caught on camera spitting into a pizza he was preparing for customers as the Tigers hosted the Kansas City Royals.
Bill Cosby's Day Of Reckoning Comes In Sex Assault CaseBill Cosby faces a good chance of being sent to prison Tuesday, when a judge is expected to sentence the TV star who was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman.
FBI: Hackers Targeting Your Payroll Direct DepositsIf your paycheck hits your bank account through direct deposit, be on the lookout for emails requesting personal information including log-in credentials.
Mariners Pitcher Felix Hernandez Becomes Naturalized American CitizenThe Mariners starting pitcher had a rough season, but things got a little better Monday when he became a naturalized U.S. citizen.
Congress Takes Aim At Shrinking Seats, Legroom On AirplanesThe Federal Aviation Administration would be required to set new minimum requirements for seats on airplanes under legislation to be considered in the House this week.
Amber Guyger, Dallas Police Officer Who Shot Unarmed Neighbor In His Apartment, FiredThe police officer who shot and killed her neighbor, Amber Guyger was summoned to Dallas Police Department headquarters Monday and fired.