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Freakishly large snake caught in Florida

WATCH: 18-foot-python found at Shark Valley

Researchers have captured what's believed to be the second largest snake ever found in Florida.

  • Overachieving Grandpa Prince Charles Gave George an Unbelievably Epic Birthday Present

    If it wasn't already apparent from the prominently displayed royal-baby pictures and all the bragging—so much bragging that the Commonwealth was like, "OUR EARS"—Prince Charles thoroughly enjoys being a grandpa. To further spoil his precious little Georgie, Grandpa Charlie had a $31,248 handmade artisan shepherd's hut constructed in the meticulously trimmed and manicured gardens of his stately home, the Daily Mail reports. Prince Charles has reportedly gifted his grandson a rather extravagant birthday gift.

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  • Meth ringleader 'stunned' by 17yr sentence

    The ringleader of a Wellington meth ring run out of an upscale apartment is "pretty stunned" after being jailed for up to 17 years. Kevin Chea was sentenced in the High Court at Wellington on Friday to 17 years in jail with a minimum non parole period of eight and a half years for importing, possessing and supplying a Class A drug. Chea's lawyer Tony Rickard-Simms told NZ Newswire the sentence was "significantly higher" than they'd expected.

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  • Dwayne Johnson: Hulk Hogan's paid the price for racist rant

    Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has defended Hulk Hogan after he was sacked by the WWE for making racist comments. The 'San Andreas' actor and fellow wrestling champion was "pretty disappointed" when he first heard that the 61-year-old wrestler - whose real name is Terry Bollea - had been dropped for using the 'N-word', in a 2007 sex tape as he speculated about his daughter sleeping with a black man, but he now thinks he has "paid the price". Speaking at a Television Critics Association panel at the Beverly Hilton hotel he said: "I've known Terry for years.

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  • Kylie Jenner Says Her New Curves Are Results of Lotions

    Recent photos have shown Kylie Jenner looking curvier, which has prompted speculation that the 17-year-old star has undergone plastic surgery. Well the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star is here to set the record straight on where her newfound curves have come from - and no, she didn't get it from her mama. According to Kylie, her fuller butt and breasts are the result of Pure Leef's butt enhancement cream and breast plumping lotion.

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  • Police march kids out of house at gunpoint

    Police "gave very little consideration to women and children" during a raid in which shots were fired and people were unlawfully detained after being marched out of an Auckland house at gunpoint, the police watchdog says. The Independent Police Conduct Authority on Thursday said it had found police unlawfully detained two women and three children after an armed raid on a Mangere home in November 2013. Police had gone to the house looking for a man who breached his home detention conditions, but a fight broke out and a police officer fired his weapon when the man's father took out what officers thought was a shotgun.

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  • Richest Kiwi earnt $5m a day last year

    The minimum wage may be $14.75 an hour, but the richest New Zealander Graeme Hart took home $63 a second last year - even when he was asleep.Mr Hart has once again topped the National Business Review's rich list released on Thursday, with his estimated

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  • Hooper frustrated at judicial process

    Wallabies flanker Michael Hooper is relieved and peeved after being cleared to tackle the All Blacks in next week's Rugby Championship decider in Sydney. Australia's hopes of breaking a 13-year Bledisloe Cup drought received a huge boost when Hooper's two-match ban for foul play was halved at a SANZAR judicial hearing on Thursday night because of his clean record. After a painstaking process, stretching more than six hours over two sittings, Hooper was found guilty of striking Pumas five-eighth Nicolas Sanchez in an off-the-ball incident during Australia's 34-9 weekend win over Argentina in Mendoza.

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  • Plane debris on remote island points to breakthrough in MH370 mystery

    SAINT-DENIS, Reunion (Reuters) - Plane debris washed up on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean is almost certainly part of a Boeing 777, a Malaysian official and aviation experts said, potentially the biggest breakthrough in the search for missing Flight MH370. Malaysian investigators are expected in Reunion on Friday and the object, identified by aviation experts as part of a wing, would then be sent to a French military laboratory near Toulouse for checks, French police sources said. National carrier Malaysia Airlines was operating a Boeing 777 when the ill-fated flight disappeared in March last year en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, creating one of the most baffling mysteries in aviation history.

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  • Dionne Warwick to boycott Bobbi Kristina funeral?

    Dionne Warwick is threatening to boycott Bobbi Kristina's funeral. The 'Walk On By' hitmaker - who was Bobbi's godmother - is allegedly unhappy about the "sweet 16-themed" funeral and disapproves of her aunt Pat Houston who is enforcing the theme. The 22-year-old daughter of the late Whitney Houston died at a hospice last weekend after several months in a coma and her family are now planning to pay their respects to her with a funeral at St. James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta, Georgia on Saturday (01.08.15), before her body is flown to New Jersey to be buried alongside her mother.

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  • Review: 5 ways Windows 10 fixes annoyances in predecessor

    It took me just a weekend to get comfortable with Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system, something I never did with its predecessor, Windows 8, even after nearly three years. Windows 8 was Microsoft's way of modernizing personal computers, as smartphones and tablets grew more popular. Apps that weren't designed for touch — including Microsoft's Office — got shoved into the basement, known as desktop mode.

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  • Hunters fight back after Cecil the lion killing

    Bucking against international outrage over the killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe, professional hunters argue that their industry follows strict rules aimed at preserving wildlife and supporting local people. While many hunters acknowledge Cecil was likely killed illegally, they say the vitriol directed towards them is misplaced. "Animal lovers tend to forget the benefit that can be derived by properly managing a resource," said Emmanuel Fundira, president of the Safari Operators Association of Zimbabwe (SOAZ).

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  • Kiwi inventors take on global contest

    A treehouse platform that goes up in a instant, a shoe made from wool industry byproducts, and a bike helmet that adjusts around the rider's head are on the list on New Zealand entrants into a global invention competition. On the shortlist is Massey University design graduate Philip Leyton's Triple Skin BMX Helmet: a stylish, segmented and adjustable piece of head protection which moves on impact, fits any head and has better ventilation than usual. Meanwhile, 24-year-old Emma Warren has submitted a shoe made from natural products which requires no glue to assemble and really taps into New Zealand's DIY spirit.

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  • Kimberly Stewart's intimate tattoo regret

    The socialite - and the daughter of Rod Stewart - has admitted she wishes she hadn't got an inking near her "vajayjay" when she was younger. Speaking of getting body art at a young age, she said: "All my other friends were getting tattoos and I don't really know why that was the tattoo I decided to get but, for some reason, that's what I got.

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  • US officer charged with murder after deadly traffic stop

    A white Ohio police officer who shot a black man during a routine traffic stop was charged with murder in what prosecutors called a "senseless" act motivated by anger. University of Cincinnati campus police officer Ray Tensing initially told investigators that he shot Sam DuBose in the head after DuBose tried to drive away and dragged the officer along with him.

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  • Many property investors still keen to buy

    Many investors are undeterred by lenders making it harder for them to get a property loan although some off-the-plan buyers may end up unable to complete their purchase. A Mortgage Choice survey shows that 54 per cent of potential investors would still go ahead with their plans despite lenders making sweeping changes to their lending policy and pricing. Many lenders, including most of the major banks, have hiked interest rates on investment property loans in the past week but Mortgage Choice chief executive John Flavell says the majority of investors still view property as a lucrative investment strategy.

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  • Julia Roberts’ marriage ‘on the rocks’

    Julia Roberts’ relationship is reportedly on the rocks.The 47-year-old beauty has been married to cinematographer Daniel Moder since 2002 but he is said to have “had enough” of the star.A source told US’ OK! magazine: “Danny just doesn’t feel like they

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  • Trump's call for mass deportations runs into messy realities

    In one of his first forays into policy as a presidential candidate, Republican Donald Trump calls for the deportation of all 11 million people estimated to be living in the country illegally while allowing the "really good people" to return. Such an effort may be more difficult than Trump realizes because deporting so many people means finding them first. Locating immigrants who don't have a legal immigration status has stymied officials for decades.

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  • Ex-NBA center now working at ... Starbucks?

    Life has taken a very surprising turn for former NBA player Vin Baker. The Providence Journal reported the four-time NBA all star is training to manage a Starbucks (SBUX) in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. Schultz is the former owner of the team, which is now the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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  • Woody Allen couldn't predict marriage

    Woody Allen thought his relationship with Soon-Yi Previn would "just be a fling". The legendary director has been married to 44-year-old Soon-Yi since 1997 but has admitted he thought it wouldn't be serious at the beginning.

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  • Building boom shifts to Auckland

    The building boom is shifting from Canterbury to Auckland and the government expects the trend to continue for the next two years. The latest building data shows Canterbury consents fell to 544 in June from 623 a year earlier while Auckland permits rose to 704 from 599. Building and Housing Minister Nick Smith says residential building in Auckland is at its strongest in a decade as activity shifts from Canterbury.

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