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Fed up with winter, S.C. town arrests 'Elsa' before letting her go

Fed up with winter, S.C. town arrests 'Elsa' before letting her go
Courtney Fazley, playing the role of "Elsa" is "arrested" by the police in the town of Hanahan, S.C. as a way to get back at the cold winter so far. (Photo courtesy Tammy Sakalas of Sakalas Photography)
South Carolina has had enough of their winter, and they've gone to extreme measures to put a halt to it by arresting Elsa, from the movie Frozen.

Oscars: What's in those $160,000 gift bags?

Oscars: What's in those $160,000 gift bags? »Play Video
Stars who don't go home with an Oscar on Sunday night won't leave the gala empty-handed. There's always a famous swag-bag of goodies to ease any pain of losing out. Jake tapper takes a look inside this year's outrageously high-dollar consolation prize.

Ouch! Robber uses head in convenience store break-in

Ouch! Robber uses head in convenience store break-in »Play Video
A thief in Florida used his head -- literally-- to get his hands on a potential jackpot thousands of dollars worth of scratch-off lottery tickets. But, in the end, he only ended up with a headache. Bob Kealing has more on what the merchant did to keep the robber from cashing in.

Blow to the head turns man into a genius

Blow to the head turns man into a genius »Play Video
Jason Padgett
How about this for a movie script: A man who hates math gets punched in the face and turns into a math savant. It's not Hollywood -- it's real. In fact, experts say it could happen to any of us.

Social media overload causing anxiety for many teens

Social media overload causing anxiety for many teens »Play Video

The virtual world of social media is a dominant force in the lives of many teenagers. Nearly 40 percent of teens carry a smart phone, according to data released by Pew Research Center. But these days the online world is having dire effects on the way some girls are trying to navigate the real world.

Explosion rips apart California oil rerfinery

Minor injuries were reported after a powerful explosion ripped apart structures at an oil refinery Wednesday morning and shook homes for miles around the blast site in southern Los Angeles County.

Man buys watch for $6, sells for 35k

Man buys watch for $6, sells for 35k »Play Video
A Phoenix man found quite the treasure at a thrift store. He bought a watch for $5.99 and then sold it for $35,000. Karen Brown reports.

The real "Junk Food" cafe

The real "Junk Food" cafe »Play Video
When restaurants and supermarkets are done for the day, left-over or expired food usually goes straight to the bin. The united nations food and agricultural organization says about 1 point 3 billion tons of food are wasted every year. At the same time, a billion world-wide go hungry. Cnn's Isa Soares spoke to one enterprising chef who thinks his "junk food" cafe can help solve both problems.

Photographer accidently catches proposal

Photographer accidently catches proposal »Play Video
A California photographer snapped the perfect picture of a couple getting engaged. Trouble is, he didn't realize he photographed the couple, and he's not sure who they are. Now he's turning to Facebook for help. Ellina Abovian reports.

Is kicking a robot dog bad etiquette?

Is kicking a robot dog bad etiquette? »Play Video
See spot run. See spot get kicked. But in this case spot isn't a real dog.
CNN's Jeanne Moos reports that hasn't stopped some viewers from being irked by a canine robot getting booted.

Family may lose house over barking dog

Family may lose house over barking dog »Play Video
He isn't a prized breed or a champion at the kennel club. He's just plain old Cawper, and he may cost his family more than $500,000.

Stolen cat returned with note

Stolen cat returned with note »Play Video
Someone stole a kitten from a Minneapolis pet adoption center, only to return it the next day, with a note. Nina Moini has what that note said.