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Workers find 18-foot snake in Flordia Everglades

Things that are about 18 feet long (sure it's random, just go with it). There's the Ford F-150 pickup truck. There's the 18-foot skiff, a kind of zippy racing boat.

MS man dies from crash in St. Helena Parish

One man is dead after a two vehicle crash in St. Helena Parish. 47-year-old Thomas Harrison of Mississippi died on February 5, after his truck crashed into an 18-wheeler, according to the Louisiana State Police.

Toronto Mayor declares Feb 6 'Bob Marley Day'

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has decreed February 6 as "Bob Marley Day." The proclamation, issued Thursday, includes the following text:

Sochi 2014: Snow fest or snooze? 10 reasons to love the Winter Games

If the Winter Olympics leave you cold, then we are here to help. Ahead of Friday's opening ceremony in Sochi, let us thaw your icy hearts with 10 reasons why you should watch the snow men and ice queens compete at the Games.

Identity fraud hits new victim every two seconds

Every two seconds, another American becomes a victim of identity fraud.

Crazy things Americans tried to take on planes in 2013

Guns, grenades, human skull fragments and a pepper spray disguised as a lipstick -- just a few of the things confiscated by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers from travelers in U.S. airports last year.

Retired MLB pitcher Curt Schilling will fight cancer 'head on'

Curt Schilling -- a standout pitcher who belonged to three World Series championship teams before becoming an ESPN analyst -- has cancer, he announced Wednesday.

Kick out those who sexually abuse children, UN panel tells Vatican

In an unprecedented report, a United Nations committee slammed the Vatican's handling of child sexual abuse within the Catholic Church and accused the church of protecting itself rather than the victims.

CVS stores to stop selling tobacco

Want to pick up a pack of cigarettes with your prescription refill? A major U.S. pharmacy chain is breaking that habit.

George Zimmerman to fight rapper DMX in celebrity boxing bout

Let's get ready to ... mumble. As in, what now, George Zimmerman? Seems like the former neighborhood watchman has found yet another way to remain in the public limelight.