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Job offer rescinded after applicant sends nude selfie
Ben Hooper
ST. CHARLES, Ill., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- An Illinois job applicant texted his way out of an offered position when he accidentally sent the human resources manager a nude selfie, police said.

Explosive cannonball found buried in New Jersey man's yard
Ben Hooper
LOWER TOWNSHIP, N.J., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Authorities in New Jersey said a bomb squad responded when a resident discovered a live explosive cannonball buried in their yard.

Bill Cosby portrait in rapeseed pulled from Minnesota State Fair
Ben Hooper
ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- A Minnesota artist said his rapeseed portrait of Bill Cosby was on display for only a few hours at the State Fair before he was asked to take it down.

Great white shark takes a bite out of surfboard
Ben Hooper
LOS OSOS, Calif., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- A California surfer attacked by a great white shark escaped the encounter without injury -- but her board wasn't quite so lucky.

Budding bibliophile baby bawls at the ends of books
Ben Hooper
WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- The mother of a book-loving baby boy shared video showing how the budding bibliophile bawls his eyes out every time his parents finish reading a book.

Kansas farmer goes drone fishing in viral video
Ben Hooper
TOPEKA, Kan., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- A Kansas farmer shared video showing how he put his aerial drone to use as a long-range fishing pole -- and successfully caught a fish.

Officials: Black bear was showing aggression in hiker's viral video
Ben Hooper
HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Connecticut wildlife officials said a black bear encountered by a woman in a viral video was showing aggressive behaviors and could be dangerous to humans.

54-propeller 'super drone' dubbed 'the Swarm' takes off with man aboard
Ben Hooper
LONDON, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- A British aviation enthusiast shared video showing his 54-propeller manned "super drone" taking off from the ground with a person seated inside.

Elephant rams, spins safari truck in South Africa
Ben Hooper
HWANGE, South Africa, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- A British traveler in South Africa captured GoPro camera footage of an annoyed elephant taking a swipe at a safari truck filled with onlookers.

Toddler plays peek-a-boo with young zoo gorilla
Ben Hooper
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- An Ohio mom who took her toddler to the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium captured footage of the boy playing peek-a-boo with a baby gorilla.