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Deaf Puppy Falls Down Deep Hole, a City Responds

Toffee is safe and sound after 31-hour ordeal in Huntsville, Ala.

(Newser) - Puppy love overtook an Alabama city last week, and Toffee is now safe because of it. Per CBS News , Toffee is a 7-week-old deaf puppy that was being fostered in Huntsville when she ran into a bit of trouble: She fell down a 50-foot hole in a yard and stayed... More »

2 Arrests After Mannequin Challenge Featuring 19 Guns

More arrests could be on the way

(Newser) - They succeeded in making a viral video, but it might have been in exchange for their freedom. Alabama police say they've arrested two men after they were alerted to an ill-advised "mannequin challenge" video making the rounds on Facebook, per . Posted on Nov. 9 and shared... More »

YouTube Mix a Way Out of 'Hood for Crime News Star

He fights off attacker, reveals way with words

(Newser) - Who knew an attempted rape could turn out so well? (Relax; the perv was pounced on.) Antoine Dodson, 24, became an instant hit after he fought off an attacker who climbed in his sister's bedroom in the Huntsville projects in Alabama. The over-the-top, exuberantly gay Dodson struck a chord... More »

Prof Accused in Rampage Attempts Suicide

Amy Bishop also charged with murder in brother's 1986 death

(Newser) - Amy Bishop attempted suicide early today, less than 2 days after learning she's been charged with first-degree murder in the 1986 death of her brother , reports WHNT of Huntsville , Ala. Bishop already faces three charges of capital murder in the February shooting rampage that took the lives of three of... More »

Amy Bishop Could Have Been Charged in '86 Shooting

DA looks at newly surfaced police files

(Newser) - Massachusetts police had probable cause to charge Amy Bishop after she shot her brother to death in 1986, the local DA says. Missing police files from the case finally turned up, and the DA says cops could have arrested Bishop on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and lesser... More »

Huntsville Survivor Describes 'Methodical' Shooting

Joseph Ng says Amy Bishop shot each victim in head until gun jammed

(Newser) - A survivor of the University of Alabama-Huntsville shooting said the professor charged in the attack methodically shot the victims in the head until her gun apparently jammed and she was pushed out of the room. Associate professor Joseph Ng described the scene, saying that a half an hour into a... More »

Ala. Shooting Suspect Is Harvard- Trained Doctor

Amy Bishop held after 3 die on campus

(Newser) - The suspect in today’s fatal shootings on the Huntsville campus of the University of Alabama is a Harvard-trained neuroscientist, the Huntsville Times reports, adding that Amy Bishop and her husband are in custody. Authorities released the names of the three killed, all faculty members: Gopi Podila, biology department chair;... More »

Female Shooter Slays 3 on Alabama Campus

Alleged shooter is staff member at Huntsville college

(Newser) - A female employee allegedly opened fire today on the University of Alabama campus in Huntsville, killing three and injuring three others. The suspect, who works in the biology department, had just been told she would not receive tenure, reports WAFF , the NBC affiliate in Huntsville. She is in custody and... More »

12 Unique Destinations for 2010

National Trust offers up Dozen Distinctive Destinations

(Newser) - Looking for a getaway that's just a bit different this year? Look no further than the National Trust for Historic Preservation 's annual Dozen Distinctive Destinations. The list encourages travelers to, for example, skip Disneyland's Main Street, USA, and instead "travel to Ft. Collins, Colorado, to see the real... More »

NASA Moon-Shot Cities Blast Obama Cancellation

Cuts seen as threat to 'American spirit'

(Newser) - In cities where jobs depend on the NASA back-to-the-moon program, outraged locals see President Obama's move to shelve the program as a threat not only to the local economy but also to the American spirit of exploration. "People here care about going to the moon. The last thing they... More »

Silicon Valley, Big Apple, DC Remain Top US 'Cybercities'

51 of 60 major metro areas found by industry survey to have added tech jobs

(Newser) - Silicon Valley, New York, and Washington, DC, still have the most tech workers among US metro areas, a new report shows. New York has the most techies, but when San Francisco and the greater Bay Area are combined with Silicon Valley, it tops the list, MarketWatch notes. The Valley is... More »

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