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USA women to face Mexico friday in World Cup Qualifying

The U.S. Women's National Team can punch its ticket to the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada when it faces Mexico in the semifinals of the 2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship on Friday, Oct.

Facebook wants to bring back the anonymous chatroom

Remember in the late '90s when you would kill time in AOL and IRC chatrooms or post on Usenet?

Harvest heartbreak: Bean crop stolen

An Iowa farmer says he's out more than $18,000 after someone combined 18 acres of his crops.

China holds beauty contest for goldfish

Exotic beauties from across China battled Thursday for the coveted title of “Miss Goldfish”. The pageant took place in China's Southeastern Fujian Province.

The sun will set looking like a fingernail during partial eclipse

The cosmos will cast an afternoon delight over the country on Thursday with a partial solar eclipse. The moon will clip the sun, making it look like a fingernail as it sets in the west for most of the country and Canada.

King Tut's 'virtual autopsy' reveals surprises

King Tutankhamun's golden, mummified remains tell only a partial story of an ancient Egyptian boy king who died under mysterious circumstances.

Caught on cam: Family firebombed

It's clear from home surveillance video that the fire at a Dearborn Heights, Michigan home was no accident.

Roomate set on fire

A Florida woman is in jail after allegedly setting her roommate on fire. Police say Melissa Sellars, 33, doused Carlos Ortiz Jr., 42, with nail polish remover in his Clearwater apartment Wednesday morning and set him on fire.

Louisiana man gets DWI on riding lawn mower

The Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office says a deputy patrolling Highway 121 saw someone riding a red lawn mower down the middle of the road, on October 22, 2014.

Top Prize? Kid in a claw machine!

A Tennessee toddler is safe after getting stuck inside a toy vending machine. 18-month-old Colin Lambert managed to climb into the toy machine at a coin laundry shop in Maryville on Tuesday.

National Park Service expected to raise park entrace fees

For the first time in eight years the National Park Service will be allowed to raise entrance and amenity fees. Proposals have to be submitted by next March; the fee increases could go into effect by next summer.

World Series strikes out with lowest Game 1 ratings in history

Game 1 of the 2014 World Series was no "royal" in terms of the ratings.

This Halloween costume costs $1.6 million

What does a million-dollar Halloween costume look like? Hint: It gives new meaning to the phrase "dripping with diamonds."

UNC report finds 18 years of academic fraud to keep athletes playing

For 18 years, thousands of students at the prestigious University of North Carolina took fake "paper classes," and advisers funneled athletes into the program to keep them eligible, according to a scathing independent report released

Study links music to high intensity workouts

Exercising while listening to music seems like an obvious thing to do, but a new study shows music might do more than you think.