New National Building Museum exhibit in D.C. has 300 years of dollhouses

WASHINGTON - When people today talk about a tiny house, they probably mean the trendy living space that's about the size of a shed. But you would have to be 5 inches tall to live in the original tiny houses. Dollhouses, which have been around for several centuries, don't offer shelter to real people, but they provide a glimpse of life in times and…

Got cheese? America's Great Cheese Glut of 2016

As if we didn't have enough to worry about already, here comes a new issue: The Great Cheese Glut of 2016. The Wall Street Journal reports that as of March 31, 1.19 billion pounds had accumulated in commercial cold-storage freezers across the United States, the largest stockpile ever. This affects an entire global industry, from Wisconsin Dells

Missouri man charged in shooting death of 8-month-old son

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A Missouri father was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder in the death of his 8-month-old son - a shooting an investigator says happened after the man threatened his wife who told him during a car ride she wanted a divorce. Diata Crockett, 34, of the St. Louis County town of Bellefontaine Neighbors, turned himself in to

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25 May 2016 [09:36 PM]
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25 May 2016 [08:25 PM]
Pennsylvania county jail kept inmate 17 months too long

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - Officials at a county jail in Pennsylvania say they mistakenly kept an inmate locked up 17 months too long. The Lancaster County commissioners tell LNP the inmate doesn't want to be identified. But they say the…

25 May 2016 [08:17 PM]
Man makes teens caught breaking into his house call 911

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24 May 2016 [10:45 PM]
Massachusetts man runs for 10,000 consecutive days

SAUGUS, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts man who made a resolution on Jan. 1, 1989, to run every day is still going strong - 27 years later. Saugus resident Lenworth "Kip" Williamson recently ran for the 10,000th consecutive day. The…

23 May 2016 [09:27 PM]
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