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‘Immaculate Reception’ picked as best play in NFL history

‘Immaculate Reception’ picked as best play in NFL history

There’s always a debate, it seems, around the “Immaculate Reception,” the unbelievable winning play from a 1972 AFC divisional playoff game in which Pittsburgh Steelers running back Franco Harris plucked a deflected pass and ran for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter. Now there’s more debate after the NFL Network named it the top…MORE

How a crowdsourcing website helped rescue 370 people during Tropical Storm Imelda

How a crowdsourcing website helped rescue 370 people during Tropical Storm Imelda

A crowdsourcing website developed during Hurricane Harvey has become an indelible resource for thousands of people in need of help during disasters. Of the more than 46,000 people helped to date through using CrowdSource Rescue, 370 were in southeastern Texas this past week after Imelda — a tropical storm that weakened to a tropical depression…MORE

A man suspected of shooting a Chicago police officer in the groin is in critical condition

A man suspected of shooting a Chicago police officer in the groin is in critical condition

Authorities have arrested a man in connection with the shooting of a Chicago police officer, a police spokesman said. Michael Blackman, 45, was shot and detained Saturday afternoon after an “armed encounter” with officers, Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. Blackman is in critical condition and undergoing surgery, Guglielmi later added. A manhunt had been…MORE

The first day of fall is coming. Here are 5 things you probably didn’t know

The first day of fall is coming. Here are 5 things you probably didn’t know

Yes, the season for chunky scarves, pumpkin-spiced everything and fantasy football is upon us. Fall, autumn, harvest season — whatever you call it — starts Monday, September 23, in the Northern Hemisphere. Here are some interesting things to know about the season: 1. Fall isn’t caused by the Earth’s distance from the sun That’s right.…MORE

Some have started vape stockpiling in the US as a federal ban looms

Some have started vape stockpiling in the US as a federal ban looms

The great “vapocalypse” has begun and the horsemen leading the charge are from New York and Michigan. The news that both states have banned the sale of most flavored e-liquids set off alarms in the vaping community, and led to some vaping enthusiasts to stock up on flavors like Dinner Lady Lemon Sherbet, Vapetasia Killer…MORE

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