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Early bird bets on Cardinals pay off $375,000

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An as-yet anonymous gambler made two bets worth a total $375,000 after the St. Louis Cardinals clinched the World Series against the Texas Ranchers on Friday night. Now reporters are waiting for the mystery winner to surface for interviews. Someone placed two wagers Sept. 12 at the MGM sports book in Las Vegas, betting Cardinals [...] [Read More]

Million-dollar bad decision? Boxing federation asks female boxers to wear skirts

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Apparently a lot of boxing fans are having trouble telling men and women apart in the ring. At least that’s what Dr. Ching-Kuo Wu, President of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) said when announcing that the organization is asking female boxers to wear skirts in the ring. “I’ve heard many times, people say, ‘We can’t [...] [Read More]
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Enjoy your final weekend of $1 Redbox rentals

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Starting on Monday, Oct. 31, Redbox will charge $1.20 a day to rent DVDs, a price jump from their signature $1 rates. The additional costs cover debit card fees, Redbox said. “While its movie rental rivals Netflix and Blockbuster have struggled for varying reasons recently, it seemed like Redbox could be just the ticket for [...] [Read More]
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Looking back: The last October winter storm in Conn.

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Flashback: October snowstorm of 1987: wtnh.com Winter storms in October are rare in Connecticut, but not unheard of. On Oct. 4, 1987, parts of the state were hit by a storm that left a little snow on the ground and caused power outages. In Newtown, “Action News 8′s” Ann Nyberg, who now works as an […] [Read More]
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7 billion humans: which number are you?

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The world’s population is about to reach 7 billion. In honor of the watermark, the BBC has put together this matrix that approximates where a person would stand if the entire world stood in a line from oldest to youngest. The program works by checking your birthday against a UN Population Division database that estimates [...] [Read More]
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Haunted Connecticut

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Oh Halloween, that magical time of year when Americans get to trade their everyday identities for something a little more exciting.  Jack-o-lanterns adorn the front stoop of every suburban household, waiting all their lives for that one glorious night after which they will either find their brains splattered in the street or they will be […] [Read More]
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Connecticut lawmaker wants to move Halloween to Saturday

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Democratic State Rep. Timothy Larson wants to move Halloween to the last Saturday in October. “It would be so much more safe and convenient if it happened on a Saturday,” said Larson, who represents East Hartford and South Windsor. “I’ve talked to my neighbors informally while I’m outside raking leaves and in the grocery store […] [Read More]
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Sean Parker: The difficult life of the rich and famous

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Sean Parker, former president of Facebook, expressed dissatisfaction with the billionaire lifestyle, saying in a tweet, “I have a whole new set of problems to deal with now: security, extortion attempts, kidnapping threats, death threats, etc. Life better b4?” Parker, whose other ventures include Napster and Spotify, seems to feel uncomfortable with the “1 percent” [...] [Read More]
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