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  • Trump calls Russia probe 'a total hoax'

    May 8, 2017 10:15 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is calling investigations into his campaign's possible ties to Russia's election meddling a "taxpayer funded charade" and a "total hoax." Trump is weighing in on Twitter following a congressional hearing on Russian interference. The president says former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, one of the... more »
  • 'Remains' of Loch Ness monster wash ashore in Scotland

    July 1, 2016 9:34 AM

    LOCH NESS, Scotland - Strange “dinosaur-like remains” that supposedly washed ashore on the banks of Loch Ness in Scotland this week have had the web wondering whether the mythical monster is more than myth. On Wednesday, an animal adoption organization, Help2Rehome Scotland, posted images of what appeared to be... more »
  • 2 charged after report of baby tossed in river proves false

    December 25, 2015 5:52 PM

    HAVERHILL, Mass. - A mother and daughter have been charged with making up a story about seeing a man throwing a baby into a river on Christmas Eve, touching off a massive search. Forty-two-year-old Holly Fowler and 23-year-old Kristine Fowler live near the Merrimac River in Haverhill, about 35 miles... more »
  • Report of needle in Halloween candy was a hoax, police say

    November 5, 2015 5:20 PM

    SALISBURY, Md. - Police say a teenager who reported finding a sewing needle in some candy he received while trick-or-treating has admitted his claim was a hoax. Officers in Salisbury said Thursday that the 15-year-old recanted his statement that he found the needle Sunday in a piece of Twizzlers... more »
  • Fake list of Baton Rouge STD patients hits social media Play Video

    September 23, 2015 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A list naming patients for sexually transmitted diseases caused a stir on social media Wednesday. The supposedly leaked list turned out to be fake. The Leo S. Butler Community Center in Baton Rouge was named on the list along with the names of 43 people and which... more »
  • Senate Republicans: Climate change not a hoax

    January 21, 2015 3:55 PM

    WASHINGTON - One of Congress' most vocal skeptics of climate change is backing a measure saying it is real and not a hoax - but says it's arrogance to believe human beings are causing it. In a surprise move, Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma joined an effort Wednesday by Democrats... more »
  • Suspect arrested in bomb scare that closed campus

    July 22, 2014 10:15 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Police say a 30-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a July 16 bomb threat that closed the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. At a news conference Tuesday, Lafayette police and FBI agents identified the suspect as Devin Haywood of Lafayette. Police Sgt. Randal Leger says Haywood also was... more »

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