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  • Elvis the crocodile attacks a lawnmower at the Australian Reptile Park in Gosford, north of Sydney

    (Reuters) – Two workers at a reptile park near Sydney were all shook up Wednesday, running for their lives when a 500 kg crocodile named Elvis suddenly lunged at them, making off with their lawnmower. …

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    29 Dec 11
  • Minnesota Vikings: On guard, Hutchinson out but Vikes aim for Herrera

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Two Minnesota Vikings starters have been cleared to play in the season finale after passing their post-concussion tests. Quarterback Christian Ponder and cornerback Asher Allen participated fully in practice Wednesday. …

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    29 Dec 11
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    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Christian Ponder stood at the podium with a nasty cut on his nose and a noticeable laceration on his right hand. He took quite a beating last weekend against the …

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    29 Dec 11
  • Predators 2, Wild 1 F/SO

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — With three rookie defensemen in their lineup, the Nashville Predators were looking for anything other than a close, tight game. But goalie Pekka Rinne and the rest of the Predators held …

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    29 Dec 11
  • Crime scene cleanup ad lifts Handel’s Messiah

    (Reuters) – Who says beautiful music and blood spatter cleanup can’t go together. When Chorus North Shore performs Handel’s Messiah or Verdi’s Requiem, the Boston-area group usually can count on Timothy Riley and his crime …

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    28 Dec 11
  • Stressed Chinese fight back – with pillows

    (Reuters) – A whirlwind of pillows bearing the names of bosses and teachers filled the air as hundreds of Chinese gathered to blow off stress in Shanghai, staging a massive pillow battle. The annual event …

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    28 Dec 11
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    S Mistral Raymond had his first career interception, and the first by a Vikings player since Week 5, when he grabbed an overthrown ball by Rex Grossman and returned it 31 yards on Saturday. The …

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    28 Dec 11
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    Meyers Leonard scored 20 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and keyed a dominating effort as Illinois opened Big Ten play with an 81-72 double-overtime victory over Minnesota. After making one of two free throws to open …

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    28 Dec 11