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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Philadelphia CBS anchor Jim Donovan quickly learned not to enter a pain endurance challenge with someone who has spent their life eating spicy foods.

Last week, Donovan insisted on taking on co-anchor Rahel Solomon in the so-called "OneChipChallenge," a contest to see who can eat a single spicy Paqui chip without breaking a sweat.

Although Solomon noted that the chip was spicy, it was Donovan who suffered for several agonizing minutes before ending up in the station's bathroom.

For her part, Solomon said that growing up in Ethiopia had given her the ability to tolerate spicy foods, unlike her white male counterpart.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Loren Krytzer walked into the California auction room broke and unemployed, surviving on disability checks. Seventy-seven seconds later, he walked out a millionaire -- all thanks to a blanket. "Everybody loves a rags to riches story," laughs Krytzer. His life changed forever when he discovered that a forgotten old family heirloom, a Navajo blanket from the 1800s that had been sitting in his closet for seven years, was actually worth $1.5 million. And just in time, too. He had been scraping by, living in a shack on the edge of California's Liona Valley, and had lost a leg after a near-fatal car accident. The sale of the blanket "gave me a new lease on life," Krytzer tells CNBC Make It. "It truly did." read more

The widow of a CBS engineer who died accidentally from hanging during an auto-erotic act is suing the network, which denied her life insurance claim.

Deborah Conradi claims in a new lawsuit, her husband Lawrence LaFave was in Tarentum, PA in June, 2016, when he was found dead in the closet of his hotel room ... the result of hanging while performing an auto-erotic act. He was found in a partial kneeling position and "hanging from a wire closet shelf in his hotel room by a scarf. He was wearing a slip, bra, women's underwear and pantyhose.

The medical examiner ruled the death as accidental ... the result of asphyxiation.

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Saturday, November 25, 2017

A woman has raised $350,000 for a homeless man who gave her his last $20 when she ran out of gas. Kate McClure started the GoFundMe campaign for Johnny Bobbit Jr who helped her out when she stopped on Interstate 95 in Philadelphia. Donations have poured in, and the fundraiser has shattered its goal of raising $10,000 for Bobbitt. About 2,000 people had given to the campaign by Wednesday evening. Here's what she said on her fundraising page: "Driving into Philly one night, I made the mistake of thinking that I would be able to make it all the way down I-95 with my gas light on. Needless to say, I was wrong. I never ran out of gas before, and my heart was beating out of my chest. I pulled over as far as I could, and got out of the car to head to the nearest gas station. That's when I met Johnny." read more

Friday, November 24, 2017

President Trump said he planned to call Egypt's president following Friday's bombing and shooting attack in the country's volatile Sinai Peninsula, a horrific assault that claimed the lives of at least 235 people and wounded 109 others.

Trump tweeted Friday he would discuss the "tragic terrorist attack" with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi. Trump continued his tweet by reiterating the United States' need for a border wall and travel ban.

"Will be calling the President of Egypt in a short while to discuss the tragic terrorist attack, with so much loss of life. We have to get TOUGHER AND SMARTER than ever before, and we will. Need the WALL, need the BAN! God bless the people of Egypt," Trump tweeted.


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