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West Virginia offering remote workers $12,000 to relocate

West Virginia launched an initiative offering remote workers $12,000 to relocate to the state and remain for at least two years. Gov. Jim Justice announced the Ascend WV program Monday, alongside Intuit CEO Brad D. Smith and his wife, Alys, who are funding the program. Ascend WV offers remote workers $12,000 cash to move to […]

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Kansas police praise dog for getting help for owner during emergency

Police in Kansas are hailing a dog as a hero after the canine ran to get help for his owner during a medical emergency. The Kansas City Police Department said in a Facebook post that a resident was walking his dog Sunday evening when he began to experience a medical emergency. “The dog quickly ran […]

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Suspected space debris fished out of bay in Oregon

Authorities in Oregon said they are examining a piece of suspected space debris from a SpaceX vehicle that was found by a fisherman in the Alsea Bay. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said the fisherman removed the object from the Alsea Bay, near Waldport, and transported it to a location near a local business before […]

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Domino’s testing pizza delivery robot in Texas

Pizzeria chain Domino’s announced it is teaming up with an autonomous vehicle company to offer customers in Houston contact-free delivery via robot. Domino’s said the R2 robot, developed by Nuro, will be delivering pizzas to Houston customers in the Woodland Heights neighborhood who opt-in to the autonomous delivery pilot program. The robot car, which received […]

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Tortoise with joint problems gets around on roller board at German zoo

A 23-year-old African spurred tortoise at a German zoo gets around on his own despite joint problems thanks to a roller board. ZOOM Erlebniswelt Gelsenkirchen zoological adventure world in North Rhine-Westphalia said the 220-pound tortoise, Helmuth, started having trouble supporting his own weight due to shoulder joint problems with his front legs. The zoo said […]

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Bright fireball lights up night sky over Florida

A fireball that lit up the night sky over Florida and the Bahamas was a large meteor measuring about 16 feet in diameter. The fireball streaked across the sky about 10:19 p.m. Monday and was caught on camera across Florida, including by a WPEC-TV crew doing a report on Facebook Live. The National Weather Service […]

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Illinois man finds 19th-century tunnel under home

An Illinois couple who moved into their home in December made a surprising discovery while repairing their sidewalk — a 19th-century tunnel underneath the house. Gary and Beth Machens said they moved into their Alton home in December and recently decided to repair a section of sidewalk that had started to slope. Gary Machens said […]