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NASCAR Driver Accused of Assault Says Ex is Trained Assassin

FILE - In this May 17, 2014 file photo, Kurt Busch walks with his girlfriend, Patricia Driscoll, after arriving for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The NASCAR driver known as "The Outlaw" said he believes his ex-girlfriend is a trained assassin who was dispatched on covert missions around the world once returned to him in a blood-splattered gown. Kurt Busch appeared in court again Tuesday over Patricia Driscoll's request for a no-contact order. "Everybody on the outside can tell me I'm crazy, but I lived on the inside and saw it first... more

Drones at CES: Sky's the Limit

Drones fly at the Autel booth during the International CES Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — When you're searching for the hottest gadgets on the floor of this year's consumer electronics show, be sure to look up. For the first time ever, there's an International CES section dedicated to drones. More than 20 companies are showing off dozens of different models. "People have been saying the drones are coming. But I think the fact that we have an unmanned systems area dedicated to them ... more

Monster Trucks Take American Culture on the Road

Coty Saucier, far right, covers his ears as the Monster Truck "Grave Digger" gets it's engine started Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at Feld Entertainment in Ellenton, Fla.

ELLENTON, Fla. (AP) — From Madonna to Miley Cyrus , from Titanic to Transformers, American entertainment culture has been rolling all over the world for decades. Now, another uniquely American phenomenon with roots in the rural U.S. is rumbling across international boundaries on giant wheels: monster trucks. "We're monster trucking the world," said Kenneth Feld , CEO of Feld Entertainment, the company that ow... more

Hitler Watercolor Sold for $162,000 at Auction

A picture that was probably painted by Adolf Hitler, right, and documents of originality, top lef, and a contract of sale is displayed in a auction house in Nuremberg, Germany.

BERLIN (AP) — A watercolor of Munich's old city hall believed to have been painted by Adolf Hitler a century ago was sold for 130,000 euros ( $162,000) at an auction in Germany on Saturday. Kathrin Weidler , director of the Weider auction house in Nuremberg, said the work attracted bidders from four continents and went to a buyer from the Middle East.... more

Home-Cooked Pet Kibble as Easy as Click, Mix, Dish

doggy cooking network

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Like man, the way to a dog's heart is through its stomach. No one knows that better than Kris Rotonda and Denise Fernandez , the couple who conceived the Doggy Cooking Network and founded online dating service, where pooch-loving singles can connect with potential mates. Their Doggy Cooking Network on YouTube taps into the popularity of cooking shows like "The Pioneer Woman" and "Barefoot Cont... more

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