Man marries a computer character in Japan
A 35-year-old man in Japan has declared his love for a Japanese computer character, Hatsune Miku, in an $18,000 wedding ceremony with nearly 40 guests.

Shirtless and silly, NYC taxi drivers pose for pin-up calendar
Some of New York's finest cabbies are showing off more than their driving skills in the 2019 NYC Taxi Drivers Calendar. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Pokemon grandpa's 15-phone rig may catch 'em all
Taiwanese pensioner Chen San-yuan, aka Pokemon grandpa, has gone viral on the internet for attaching 15 phones to his bicycle to "catch 'em all." Megan Revell reports.

Too cute! Baby sloth born at FL zoo
Florida's Brevard Zoo introduces its yet-to-be-named two-toed sloth baby, born to zoo resident Tango on October 17th. Zoo officials say Tango has shown no interest in her off-spring, so the baby is being hand-raised. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Russian fashion designer creates costumes from garbage
Russian eco-fashion designer Artur Brazhe creates catwalk clothing out of recyclable trash

Backflips, wheelchair dips and the upside down
It's Guinness World Records Day! Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

'Frog ladders' help critters escape death-trap drains
British conservationists are installing special 'ladders' in roadside drains to help give stricken amphibians an escape route from certain death.

'Holistic' Warhol retrospective to open at New York's Whitney Museum
A retrospective, 'Andy Warhol - From A to B and Back Again,' is set to open at New York's Whitney Museum and will aim to capture the artist's whole life, from soup cans to the lesser known. (no reporter narration)

Stephen Hawking's thesis, wheelchair headed for auction
Fans of the British physicist will be able to place bids for 22 of his personal items in an online auction Oct. 31 - Nov. 8. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

The secret to NYC's oldest witchcraft store's staying power? Positive magic only
Enchantments is New York's oldest witchcraft shop and is still going strong after 36 years. Roselle Chen reports.

This Day in History

Day of the Colombian Woman (1967)
Not much is definitively known about Policarpa Salavarrieta's early years. Even her name is subject to conjecture. What is undisputed—and secured her a place in the annals of Colombian history and, in 1967, a day commemorating her heroism—is that she sacrificed her life trying to secure Colombia's independence; she was executed on November 14, 1817, for her activities on behalf of the revolution. Aside from the day of remembrance, what other honors has the Colombian government accorded her? Discuss

Daredevil Sam Patch's Final, Fatal Stunt (1829)
Patch, a one-time mill worker, made a name for himself as a stunt diver in the late 1920s, most famously by leaping from a 125-ft (38-m) ladder into the Niagara River near the base of Niagara Falls not once but twice. Less than a month later, he made another 125-ft jump, ironically billed as "Sam's Last Jump," this time into the Genesee River. With thousands watching, the daredevil leapt to his death. In his first Genesee stunt the week before, what did Patch send over the ledge before jumping?

The Royal Air Force Sinks German Battleship Tirpitz (1944)
The German Tirpitz, sister ship of the similarly ill-fated Bismarck, was the largest battleship ever built in Europe. Though she was sent to waters around German-occupied Norway and never really saw action in World War II, her mere presence threatened Allied convoys and tied up their naval resources. The Allies therefore launched numerous attacks on the Tirpitz in an effort to destroy her. What was the final Allied operation called?