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Japanese WWII Soldier Found Hiding in Guam Jungle (1972)
Shoichi Yokoi was a Japanese soldier who went into hiding in the jungles of Guam in 1944 as Allied forces took the island; 28 years later, he was still there. He had hidden in an underground cave, fearing to come out of hiding even after finding leaflets declaring that WWII had ended. In 1972, he was found by hunters and returned to Japan. He was the third-to-last Japanese soldier to surrender after the war, before Hiroo Onoda and Teruo Nakamura. What did Yokoi allegedly say upon his return? Discuss

Elva Zona Heaster Discovered Dead (1897)
Shortly after marrying drifter Erasmus Shue, Heaster was found dead and was soon buried. Her mother, who suspected foul play, claimed to have had a vision in which her daughter's ghost stated that Shue had broken her neck, killing her. When the body was exhumed, an autopsy confirmed that Heaster's neck had been broken, and Shue was tried for murder. What role did the ghost—since known as the Greenbrier Ghost for Heaster's hometown of Greenbrier County, West Virginia—play in the trial?

After 16 Years of Terrorizing New York City, Mad Bomber Arrested (1957)
Known as the Mad Bomber, George P. Metesky terrorized New York City for 16 years in the 1940s and 1950s with dozens of explosive devices that he planted in terminals, libraries, offices, phone booths, storage lockers, and restrooms in public buildings. He also bombed movie theaters by hiding his bombs within the upholstery of the seats. Metesky planted at least 33 bombs, and despite the fact that he often placed warning calls in advance of his bombings, 15 people were injured. Why did he do it?

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Retirement contribution limits will rise in 2019
Good news retirement savers: The Internal Revenue Service announced cost of living increases to the contribution limits for retirement-related plans in 2019.


Uruguay eliminates Italy; Did Suarez bite again?
Uruguay is moving on. Italy is out of the World Cup after a 1-0 loss. Meanwhile, Luis Suarez apparently bit an opponent again.

Report: Heat forward LeBron James to opt out of deal, become free agent
Get ready for the Decision, Part II. LeBron James is opting out of his contract with the Heat, and will become a free agent.

NBA Mock Draft: Another change at the top
Just when you thought the NBA draft pecking order was starting to get predictable, Joel Embiid shakes it up.

Mexico beats Cameroon, advances to knockout round
After a tough 2013, Mexico completed its magical turnaround by taking down Croatia 3-1 and advancing out of Group A.

World Cup analysis: Costa Rica-England

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10 dreamiest barge cruise destinations in Europe
Instead of major rivers like the Seine and the Danube, you travel down canals and small rivers and instead of a ship, you travel by barge.      

These budget airlines have the best on-time records
Two of the most important factors when booking a flight are the price and the airline’s track record for on-time departures and arrivals.      

Shutdown could cripple air travel, unions warn: At some point, 'the entire system will break'
The partial government shutdown has forced

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge rumors: Will Disney's new ride be 28 minutes long?
Disneyland's much-anticipated new land, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, is just months away, and rumors of cutting-edge attractions are flying.      

Dream Homes: The Sea Ray 400 Sundancer, a luxury sport yacht you can live aboard
This 40-foot Sea Ray 400 Sundancer has all the necessities,

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Carrie Underwood welcomes son
Carrie Underwood is now a mom of two.

Bryan Singer responds to new sexual abuse allegations
Director Bryan Singer has responded to new allegations of sexual assault and misconduct with a statement attacking the people and publication behind the latest report, which was published in The Atlantic on Wednesday.

James Gandolfini's son cast to play young Tony Soprano
A planned movie prequel to "The Sopranos" TV series is keeping it in the family.

Taraji P. Henson clarifies R. Kelly stance
Taraji P. Henson is speaking out after critics suggested she supports embattled singer R. Kelly.

See who was nominated for an Oscar
The nominees for the 91st Academy Awards will be revealed Tuesday morning.