Bear gets a massive shock!

Get off my porch bear!

Looks like this black bear has met its match in the form of a yelling lady - forcing it to scamper off her porch.

  • Spark is grumpy about the budget levy

    One of New Zealand's biggest telecommunications companies is so grumpy about a levy in the budget it's going to highlight it separately on its bills. The government raises $50 million a year from a telecommunications development levy but was supposed to reduce it to $10m by 2016. In Thursday's budget the levy was kept at $50m, annoying telecommunications companies, including Spark New Zealand, the former Telecom New Zealand.

    NZ Newswire
  • Stockman: Stocks and bonds will 'crash soon'

    David Stockman has a stark warning for the world: Stocks and bonds are on the verge of a catastrophic collapse. Stockman questioned the real strength of the economy, noting that despite the fact that the U.S. is in the midst of one of the "longest expansion or recovery periods we've had in the post-war period," we're currently in month 78 of zero interest rates. By his logic, the market has become far too dependent on the Fed.

  • Sharapova slams 'disrespectful' treatment of Nadal

    Maria Sharapova blasted the "disrespectful" treatment of fellow French Open champion Rafael Nadal on Friday. Nadal, the nine-time champion at Roland Garros and who boasts an astonishing record of 66 wins and just one defeat, comes into the 2015 tournament ranked seven in the world, his lowest in a decade. "Everyone expects so much of Rafa at this time of year.

  • Is Finland really getting ready for war with Russia?

    Finland has informed its 900,000 military reservists of what their roles would be in the event of a military crisis against a backdrop of rising tensions between Russia and its neighbors. The letters campaign by the Finnish army has ostensibly been carried out to "keep in touch" with its reservists, the Finnish Defense Ministry said on its website, and reservists have been asked to update their personal details that the army holds for them. The letters have been sent as a result of "an extensive reform starting in 2008 affected the task of many reservists and the Defense Forces contacted the reservists to inform them what their individual role would be should Finland enter a conflict," the military's website noted.

  • Michael Caine 'never tempted to stray' from wife

    Sir Michael Caine has "never been tempted to stray" from his wife. The 82-year-old actor has been married to wife Shakira, 68, for 42 years and insists that despite working alongside Hollywood beauties such as Rachel Weisz and Scarlett Johansson, he's never thought about cheating on her.

    Bang Showbiz
  • French adventurer seeks Pacific record with 'flying' boat

    Skimming across the surface of the vast Pacific, Alain Thebault scans the horizon with his blue Breton eyes. "It's like a magic carpet," Thebault said aboard the cutting-edge "Hydroptere" sailboat, which he hopes to pilot halfway across the Pacific from Los Angeles to Honolulu in record time. Off the California coast under azur-blue skies, Thebault accelerated the hydrofoil supercraft to 30 knots as the 18-meter (60-foot) boat stands on three foils that claw the waves, lifting the hull fully out of the water.

  • German grandmother gives birth to quadruplets at age 65

    A 65-year-old German grandmother gave birth to quadruplets at a Berlin hospital this week, with the three boys and a girl born prematurely at 26 weeks being in good health and having a good chance of survival, German TV network RTL reported on Saturday. The network, which had covered the pregnancy, said Annegret Raunigk already had 13 children and seven grandchildren. Raunigk, an English and Russian teacher in Berlin, had received fertility treatment in Ukraine and is the oldest woman in the world to have had quadruplets, RTL said, although other women of her age and older have given birth.

  • 5 homes that sold for $100M or more in 2014

    In a world with more than 1,500 billionaires, the price of a true "trophy" home has hit a new high: $100 million. According to a report from Christie's International Real Estate, released earlier this month, $100 million is "the new billionaire benchmark" for trophy homes.

  • Kanye West's stepmother says his marriage will last 'forever'

    Kanye West's stepmother thinks his marriage to Kim Kardashian West will last "forever". Brenda - who is married to Kanye's father Ray West - claims she thought Kim was the "perfect" woman for him from the moment she found out they were dating. Meanwhile, Kanye's stepsister Aliya Jones has spoken out about Kim and Kanye's struggle to conceive more children after the 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' star gave birth to their daughter North West in June 2013.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Bianchi condition remains 'stagnant' says father

    A year after seeing him enjoy the happiest weekend of his Formula One career, Philippe Bianchi on Friday revealed that his son Jules' neurological condition was "stagnant" and his family were prepared to face his death. The 25-year-old French racing driver finished ninth in last year?s Monaco Grand Prix, earning the Marussia team their first and, to date, only points-scoring finish in the sport, but suffered life-threatening head injuries when he crashed during last October?s Japanese Grand Prix. "The situation is stagnant," Bianchi senior told Canal+.

  • Pay up now, but gas is going to get much cheaper

    Gasoline prices could creep up another few cents to the highest levels of the year this weekend, but it will also be the cheapest Memorial Day for drivers in five years. Absent a major refining incident, hurricane or other disrupting factor, unleaded gasoline prices should peak for 2015 at about $2.75 per gallon in the next several days. The AAA motor club expects the highest level of Memorial Day weekend travel in 10 years.

  • Eiffel Tower disrupted amid workers' anger about pickpockets

    The Eiffel Tower closed to the public for most of the day Friday as workers protested a rise in aggressive pickpockets around the Paris landmark that attracts thousands of visitors daily. The walkout came a day after Paris authorities announced that crime against tourists in the French capital had dropped this year thanks to reinforced police presence and video surveillance. Tower employee Denis Vavassori of the CGT union said the workers want a permanent police presence.

    Associated Press
  • Boats NZ found in Southern Ocean nabbed

    Two of three fishing vessels intercepted by the Royal New Zealand Navy in the Southern Ocean in January have been boarded elsewhere. Foreign Minister Murray McCully says the Songhua and Yongding have been boarded by authorities in Cabo Verde, an island country in the Atlantic Ocean. "We are encouraged by the action taken by the government of Cabo Verde, and New Zealand has offered its full assistance in taking action against these vessels," Mr McCully said in a statement on Saturday.

    NZ Newswire
  • Just Look What She Did!

    Walmart Security Cameras Captured The Whole Thing! [30 Photos]

  • India's street dentists filling gap for the poor

    Ignoring noisy buses and curious onlookers, street dentist Allah Baksh plunges his hands into a patient's mouth to fit a sparkling set of dentures for $12 in the Indian city of Bangalore. With his plastic stool, mirror and glass cases of teeth on display, Baksh is among hundreds of such dentists frowned upon by their licenced counterparts in rapidly modernising India. "There are millions of poor people in this country who cannot pay for expensive dental treatment," Baksh told AFP in between customers at his makeshift clinic where his tools include a large, metal file.

  • Mexico gunfight kills 43 as government hits gang hard

    Government security forces killed 42 suspected drug cartel henchmen and suffered one fatality in a firefight in western Mexico on Friday, an official said, one of the bloodiest shootouts in a decade of gang violence wracking the country. National Security Commissioner Monte Alejandro Rubido said one federal policeman died and another was injured in the three hour battle on a ranch just inside the Michoacan state border with Jalisco, home of Guadalajara, Mexico's second-biggest city. The death toll was one of the heaviest to hit Mexico since President Enrique Pena Nieto took office in December 2012 pledging to put an end to years of gangland violence that have claimed more than 100,000 lives since 2007 alone.

  • Rockefeller makes rare appearance ahead of 100th birthday

    David Rockefeller has made a rare public appearance ahead of his 100th birthday. The retired CEO of Chase Manhattan Bank on Friday formally announced the donation of 1,000 acres bordering Acadia National Park in Maine. The oldest member of the Rockefeller family stood and moved with the assistance of a walker.

    Associated Press
  • Father of Santa Barbara shooting victim wants gun reforms

    Richard Martinez thinks of his son every day, and with those thoughts come the constant reminder of a young life cut tragically short by a troubled man with a gun. Martinez had just gotten off the phone with his son, Christopher Michaels-Martinez, on the night of May 23, 2014, when the sophomore English major at the University of California, Santa Barbara, decided he would head to a nearby deli for something to eat. Within minutes, Michaels-Martinez would become one of six UCSB students killed by Elliot Rodger, an emotionally troubled 22-year-old toting three semi-automatic weapons and more than 400 rounds of ammunition.

    Associated Press
  • Ed Sheeran gets vido nasties from Elton John

    Ed Sheeran feared he wouldn't be allowed into the US because Sir Elton John had sent him so many "weird" pornographic videos. Although Ed finds most of the X-rated clips hilarious, the filthy footage left him sweating when he was going through border control to get into New York City and he had 17 of Elton's erotic emails. Ed revealed that Elton - who was in attendance at the prestigious ceremony to present his friend Annie Lennox with the BASCA Fellowship - gets many of the clips from a high-powered friend of his.

    Bang Showbiz
  • Waratahs Latu and Skelton cited

    NSW Waratahs forwards Tolu Latu and Will Skelton and one of their potential Super Rugby opponents next week, have all been hit with alleged foul play citings after being involved in lifting tackles. Hooker Latu and lock Skelton were both cited for their involvement in a tackle on Crusaders lock Sam Whitelock in the 17th minute of Saturday's match at ANZ Stadium. Latu was given a yellow card at the time and Skelton went unpunished, but upon review the citing commissioner deemed that the alleged action of both men met the red card threshold for foul play.

  • What state gets the most from asset seizures?

    The growth of the program, and its continued reliance on seizures of assets from citizens never accused of a crime, has sounded alarms across the political spectrum. Up to 80 percent of funds seized has gone to the budgets of local law enforcement agencies involved in the seizures. Permissible uses of forfeiture funds are laid out in the Guide to Equitable Sharing for State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies.