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Holland gets glow in the dark roads
A stretch of highway in Holland 500 metres long has been enhanced with glow in the dark road markings. The paint used to mark the road uses a 'photo-luminising' powder that charges up in daylight and then gradually releases a green glow at night.
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Drug users buying more legal and illegal highs online
More and more drug users are turning to the internet to buy both legal highs and illicit substances like marijuana and amphetamines, a survey has found. 
The decor village of Mos Espa is one of Tunisia’s highest cultural heritage sites, and is of high importance to the local economy and global culture
Tunisia trying to save Star Wars Tattoine set from sand erosion
Tunisian officials are reaching out to Star Wars fans to help them save the set of Tatooine from sinking into the desert.
Michigan gem dealer claims he told U.S. where bin Laden was
A Michigan man claims to have given U.S. authorities the location of Osama bin Laden’s compound in 2003, eight years before he was killed. He says he’s still trying to collect the $25 million reward.
What was Vegas like during WWII? Former Nev. Senator Richard Bryan talks about his experience growing up in the city 
Richard Bryan has a lengthy resume when it comes to serving this city and state as a former Governor, U.S Senator, and Attorney General. This week he shares with News 3 and friend, Sherry Beatty, a personal look at growing-up as a child in Las Vegas during the 1940s.
What's the best frozen pizza? Consumer Reports has the answer 
Americans spent more than $3 billion last year on frozen pizzas, but how tasty are the offerings in our store freezers?
Florida sewer workers rake through sewage to find missing wedding ring 
When Tequesta's Shannon Harrigan gives her young son a bath, it can be an adventure. But this week, bath time turned into a nightmare when her ring slipped off her finger and into the drain.
Video showing Hawthorne, Calif. police kill dog and handcuff man goes viral, sparking anger online
A Youtube video gone viral shows police in Hawthorne, California shooting and killing a man's dog after handcuffing the man, who appears to have been filming a police raid using a cell phone.
Customs and Border Patrol agents prepare to question a motorist at a checkpoint along Highway 94 outside of October 17, 2007 in Campo, California.  (Sandy Huffaker, Getty Images)
Illegal border crossing the latest attraction at Mexico amusement park
Disneyland has Magic Mountain. Disney World has EPCOT Center. El Parque EcoAlberto has Night Walk -- a new attraction that pits park goers against phony border patrol agents and phony smugglers in a phony attempt to cross into the U.S. illegally.
Are you suggesting coconuts migrate?
Coconuts are migrational – sort of. They don’t exactly travel back and forth between different climates season by season, but they are quite capable of getting around.
Newly elected Pope Francis waves to the waiting crowd from the central balcony of St Peter's Basilica on March 13, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican.  (Peter Macdiarmid, Getty Images)
Pope Francis accidentally performs exorcism
Pope Francis' obsession with the devil has taken on remarkable new twists, with a well-known exorcist insisting Francis helped "liberate" a Mexican man from four different demons, despite the Vatican's denials that a papal exorcism took place.
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Cyprus to get its moon rock after 40 years
A piece of moon rock destined for Cyprus that disappeared 40 years ago could finally be on its way to the Mediterranean island nation.
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'Dead' man wakes up during own funeral
Friends and family members of a man who by all accounts had passed away were caught by surprise recently when he sprung to life and sat up in his coffin during the funeral, witnesses said.
David Ben Gurion, who was to become Israel's first Prime Minister, reads the Declaration of Independence May 14, 1948 at the museum in Tel Aviv, during the ceremony founding the State of Israel.  (GPO)
On this day in history, May 14
Israel took action in 1948 that would immediately trigger a war in the Middle East, several demonstrators were beaten in 1961 during a civil rights protest, and the U.S.'s first space station was launched in 1973.
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during a news conference at Facebook headquarters August 18, 2010 in Palo Alto, California. Zuckerberg announced the launch of Facebook Places, a new application that allows Facebook users to document places they have visited.  (Justin Sullivan, Getty Images)
Celebrities born on this day, May 14
The man who created the most popular science-fiction film series in history in 1944, the filmmaker who rose to worldwide attention with the 'Back to the Future' films, and one of the world's richest entrepreneurs in 1984.
Former President George W. Bush holds a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House January 12, 2009 in Washington, D.C. (Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images)
On this day in history, May 10
The first Transcontinental Railroad is completed in Utah, an assassination attempt is carried out against President George W. Bush, and Mother's Day was observed for the first time in the U.S.
Bono attends the opening night of Cirque Du Soleil's 'Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour' at 02 Arena on October 12, 2012 in London, England. (Eamonn McCormack, Getty Images)
Celebrities born on this day, May 10
The assassin of President Abraham Lincoln, the assassin of legendary Beatles member John Lennon, and the Irish front-man for one of the most famous rock bands in the world.
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Jacob, Sophia top list of most popular American baby names
The most popular baby names in the U.S. in 2012 were hardly a surprise. The most popular boy name has been at the top of the list for nearly 15 years, while the most common girl name is also a repeat champion.
Headshot portrait of President Richard Nixon, 1968. (White House Portraits, Getty Images)
On this day in history, May 9
A massive earthquake with a magnitude of nearly 9.0 struck in Peru, U.S. Congress officially opens impeachment proceedings against President Nixon over the Watergate Scandal, and a bank robbery triggered one of the largest police pursuits in California history.
Musician Billy Joel attends the 2008 National Arts Awards at Cipriani 42nd Street on October 6, 2008 in New York City. (Andrew H. Walker, Getty Images)
Celebrities born on this day, May 9
The actress perhaps best known for playing the title role in the TV series "Murphy Brown", a legendary American singer whose hits include "Uptown Girl" and "Piano Man", and the current head coach of the USC Trojans football team.
File photo of Coca Cola products displayed in a cooler. (Justin Sullivan, Getty Images)
On this day in history, May 8
Coca-Cola makes its first appearance being sold at a pharmacy as a patent medicine, one of the biggest film studios in Hollywood was founded in 1912, and the Soviet Union announced it would not participate in the 1984 Summer Olympics.
President Harry S. Truman waves to the crowd during a parade after his Inauguration speech January 20, 1949 in Washinfton D.C. (National Archive, Getty Images)
Celebrities born on this day, May 8
The 33rd President of the United States, a former world heavyweight boxing champion who ultimately died mysteriously in his home, and a former coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
A 1915 painting depicting the sinking of the Lusitania by the German U-Boat U 20. (Bundesarchiv, DVM 10 Bild-23-61-17 / CC-BY-SA)
On this day in history, May 7
Nazi Germany's involvement in World War II officially ended, the 27th amendment to the U.S. Constitution is finally adopted over 200 years after it was introduced, and nearly 130 Americans died in a famous German attack during World War I.
Actress Traci Lords starred as Jordan Radcliffe in the Sci-Fi Channel'ss
Celebrities born on this day, May 7
A legendary American actor in 1901, a notorious porn star who says she entered the industry underage, and one of the U.S.'s female serial killers.
Scenic view of the Eiffel Tower (Bruce Bennett, Getty Images)
On this day in history, May 6
The Eiffel Tower officially opened in Paris, France, a zeppelin called the Hindenberg caught fire in one of the world's most famous accidents, and more than 20 million people watched the first televised royal wedding.
Actor George Clooney arrives at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures'
Celebrities born on this day, May 6
A world-renowned Austrian psychiatrist who is known as the founding father of psychoanalysis, a legendary outfielder for the San Francisco Giants known as the 'Say Hey Kid', and the American actor who played the lead role in the Ocean's Eleven film trilogy.
Brandon Hocker is accused of threatening to eat a female police officer.  (Clark County, Ky. Jail)
Man threatened to eat police officer, authorities say
A central Kentucky man claimed to be a cannibal and threatened to eat a police officer who attempted to arrest him, authorities said.
The Willis Tower, formerly the Sears Tower, dominates the skyline in Chicago, Illinois. (Scott Olson, Getty Images)
On this day in history, May 3
One U.S. state becomes the first to legislate a sales tax, what would eventually become the nation's capital is incorporated in 1802, and a U.S. skyscraper becomes the world's tallest building upon its completion in 1973.
Singer Frankie Valli attends The Crowd Goes Wild: Five Years Of 'Jersey Boys' at The Paley Center for Media on November 8, 2010 in New York City.  (Amber De Vos, Getty Images)
Celebrities born on this day, May 3
A 'sweet' and world famous professional boxing champion, the famous lead singer of The Four Seasons, and a popular 1980s singer whose most famous song talks about "sailing."
General Motors (Scott Olson, Getty Images)
On this day in history, May 2
General Motors acquired its flagship automobile brand, the first ever jet airliner made its first flight, and two guards along with three inmates were killed at Alcatraz prison.
David Beckham, August, 2007 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Getty Images)
Celebrities born on this day, May 2
One of the world's most famous soccer players, one of NASCAR's most popular drivers, and an Olympic figure skating star.
Osama bin-Laden (File) (Getty Images, 2001 Getty Images )
On this day in history, May 1
One of the world's tallest buildings was officially dedicated in New York City, President Obama announced that the world's most wanted terrorist had been killed, and it was a terrific day for Major League Baseball in 1991.
Singer/actor Tim McGraw performs live at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on September 16, 2010 in Brisbane, Australia. (Bradley Kanaris, Getty Images)
Celebrities born on this day, May 1
The second host of NBC's "Tonight Show" who preceded Johnny Carson, a famous Hong Kong action film director, and one of the world's most popular country music singers.
Headshot portrait of President Richard Nixon, 1968. (White House Portraits, Getty Images)
On this day in history, April 30
The Nazi movement suffered a great blow when Adolf Hitler and his new bride committed suicide in a bunker, A significant moment in the Watergate scandal happened, and the Vietnam War officially ended when communist forces seized control of the South.
Head coach Isiah Thomas of the New York Knicks directs play during the game against the New Jersey Nets on January 16, 2008 at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Al Bello, Getty Images)
Celebrities born on this day, April 30
A world famous country and folk singer, one of the most popular point guards in NBA history, and an American actress known for her roles in Bring It On and the Spider-Man franchise.
A CIA helicopter evacuates U.S. personnel on the rooftop of an apartment building in Saigon, South Vietnam on April 29, 1975. Fast approaching North Vietnamese forces took control of the city the next day. (Hubert van Es)
On this day in history, April 29
The first 3D television broadcast was transmitted at a Los Angeles TV station, Muhammad Ali was stripped of his title after refusing induction into the army, and the U.S. began escaping South Vietnam ahead of approaching Vietcong forces.
Andre Agassi. (Tim DeFrisco/Allsport)
Celebrities born on this day, April 29
One of the first media/newspaper magnates, one of the most famous race car drivers in history, and one of the most famous tennis players in history.
A general view of the sarcophagus that covers the Ukraine''s Chernobyl nuclear power plant''s fourth reactor November 16, 2000 destroyed as a result of the April 26,1986 explosion. (Yuri Kozyrev, Getty Images)
On this day in history, April 26
A NASA spacecraft crashed into the moon, A Rolling Stones concert was broken up by police after just 15 minutes, and the world's worst nuclear disaster occurred in the Soviet Union.
Comedian Carol Burnett poses backstage following a performance by Linda Lavin at 54 Below on September 17, 2012 in New York City. (Cindy Ord, Getty Images)
Celebrities born on this day, April 26
A woman who is considered an American comedic legend who starred in her own show, the actor who played mega bad guy Gus Fring on Breaking Bad, and the Oscar-winning Italian composer of such films as Scarface and Flashdance.
U.S. girl Samantha Smith (center) visiting the USSR upon the invitation of General Secretary Yuri Andropov in all-Union Artek pioneer camp. (Yuryi Abramochkin, Wikipedia/Commons:RIA Novosti)
On this day in history, April 25
The guillotine claimed its first victim, the first state in the country began requiring license plates on automobiles, and an American schoolgirl was invited to the Soviet Union after she wrote a letter describing her fear of nuclear war.
Actor Al Pacino attends the Public Theater 50th Anniversary Gala at Delacorte Theater on June 18, 2012 in New York City. (Andrew H. Walker, Getty Images)
Celebrities born on this day, April 25
Two actors from the landmark film "The Godfather", one of the most respected journalists in history, and the Fox network's lead sports broadcaster.
A burned out U.S. military helicopter destroyed during a rescue attempt of the hostages in Iran, April 24, 1980. (Wikipedia)
On this day in history, April 24
The U.S. Library of Congress was established, the first human being died during a mission to space, and several U.S. soldiers died during an attempted rescue of 52 American hostages in Iran.
Chipper Jones #10 of the Atlanta Braves bats against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the MLB game at Chase Field on April 22, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Christian Petersen, Getty Images)
Celebrities born on this day, April 24
Perhaps the most famous mayor of the city of Chicago, a famous performer who sang and acted in 'The Way We Were', and a baseball star who played his entire 19-year career with the Atlanta Braves.
A Killer Whale and its offspring at SeaWorld San Diego. (Mike Aguilera, SeaWorld San Diego via Getty Images)
PETA buys shares of SeaWorld stock
PETA has purchased newly issued shares of SeaWorld Entertainment Inc., the theme park company often targeted for protests by the animal rights group.
Kevin Constant (R) of AC Milan in action against Simone Padoin of Juventus FC during the Serie A match Juventus FC v AC Milan at Juventus Arena on April 21, 2013 in Turin, Italy.  (Valerio Pennicino, Getty Images)
Juventus fined $39,000 for fans' racist chants
Juventus has been fined $38,970 after fans chanted racist slurs and unfurled a banner during its 1-0 weekend win over AC Milan.
A print advertisement promoting Coca-Cola's new formula, which was released on April 23, 1985. The
On this day in history, April 23
A night club fire in Mississippi killed almost 200 people, a Vietnam War protest shut down a New York university, and Coca-Cola made one of the biggest marketing blunders in consumer business history.
16-year-old Temple in 1944 in Ottawa at a ceremony to raise money for Canadian Victory bonds.
Celebrities born on this day, April 23
One of Hollywood's first child actor stars, the man who orchestrated the deadly terrorist attack in Oklahoma City, and the singer who scored the major hit 'Pretty Woman.'
Hank Aaron's plaque at the baseball hall of fame. (Wikipedia)
On this day in history, April 8
The first video-recorded college basketball game occurred in Pennsylvania, Babe Ruth's all-time home run record was broken in Atlanta, and the first African-American manager in Major League Baseball managed his first game.
Ken Bundy from Bridgeport Ct. who served in Vietnam for 2 years touchs the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, DC. (Mark Wilson, Getty Images)
On this day in history, March 26
A famous (and sometimes controversial) religious text was first published, a groundbreaking ceremony occurred in Washington D.C. on a new war memorial, and nearly 40 people killed themselves in one of the biggest mass suicides in history.
James Caan in
Celebrities born on this day, March 26
An actor who found worldwide fame in one of the most acclaimed films ever made, one of the most renowned female soul singers in the world, and the actress to whom the line, "nobody puts baby in a corner' was spoken about.

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