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The ‘Joker’ stairs might be New York’s latest tourist attraction

The ‘Joker’ stairs might be New York’s latest tourist attraction

Are the “Joker” stairs the new “Rocky” stairs? Maybe. Fans of the “Joker,” which hit theaters earlier this month, are taking photos in front of those stairs. You know the ones. Joker, portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix, dances down the stairs as Gary Glitter’s “Rock and Roll Part 2” plays in the background. The scene is…MORE

Cigarette cockroach is giving pizza rat a run for its money in New York

Cigarette cockroach is giving pizza rat a run for its money in New York

First there was pizza rat. Then Hennessy rat came along. Now, cigarette cockroach is the latest pest in New York caught on video indulging in its favorite vice. On Friday, attorney Tom Kretchmar tweeted the video that shows the insect dragging a cigarette across a sewer grate, at times struggling but seemingly determined to get…MORE

‘Haunted Car Wash’ delivers clean but creepy fun

‘Haunted Car Wash’ delivers clean but creepy fun

Drivers lined up outside the Rainforest Car Wash in Brunswick, Ohio, are being greeted by ghosts and goblins, and have demons keeping creepy company with them while their vehicles are scrubbed down and rinsed inside the car wash. The ghouls possessed the “Haunted Car Wash” on Friday and Saturday nights this weekend, and will return…MORE

Florida authorities bust trafficking ring smuggling thousands of native turtles

Florida authorities bust trafficking ring smuggling thousands of native turtles

Two men have been charged for poaching thousands of Florida turtles and selling them illegally, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The “charges represent the state’s largest seizure of turtles in recent history,” the FWC said in a statement on Friday. More than 4,000 turtles comprising a range of native species were…MORE

This football coach disarmed a student with a gun. Then he hugged him

This football coach disarmed a student with a gun. Then he hugged him

A high school football and track coach in Portland, Oregon, was celebrated as a hero earlier this year after he disarmed a student with a shotgun. The student walked into a classroom at Parkrose High School in May, intending to use the firearm to take his own life, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s office said…MORE

Demolition of New Orleans cranes delayed once more. Halloween parade is back on

Demolition of New Orleans cranes delayed once more. Halloween parade is back on

The implosion of two cranes at the Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans, which partially collapsed during construction, has been delayed yet again — at least until Sunday, officials said. Saturday evening’s Krewe of Boo event downtown, the city’s official Halloween parade, had been canceled because of the expected demotion, but now it’s back on.…MORE

State employee claims Delaware discriminates against her over hijab

State employee claims Delaware discriminates against her over hijab

A Delaware woman says she was prevented from wearing a hijab at her state job, according to a discrimination complaint filed by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). Madinah Brown says supervisors have prevented her from working at the Department of Services for Children, Youth, and Their Families because of her head scarf. The complaint…MORE

When a police wellness check becomes a death sentence

When a police wellness check becomes a death sentence

The tweet is blunt: “Dear neighbors (and I mean this in the most sincere way) please don’t ever, EVER call the police to do a welfare check on me. PERIOD.” It’s a sentiment some African Americans are expressing on social media and elsewhere since Atatiana Jefferson, a 28-year-old black woman, was shot and killed last…MORE

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