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Friday, Jun 24, 2016 at 12:03 PM PDT

BART Takes Seat Hogging Rule a Step Further

BART Takes Seat Hogging Rule a Step Further

Remember when it was announced that BART would be fining passengers for taking up too many seats? Well, that plan is officially rolling out.

Friday, Jun 24, 2016 at 09:52 AM PDT

Llama Enjoys Leaf Blower's Breeze at Houston Zoo

Llama Enjoys Leaf Blower's Breeze at Houston Zoo

Fiesta the llama enjoys the breeze when zookeepers at the Houston Children's Zoo use a leaf blower to clean to clean stalls.

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016 at 05:32 PM PDT

Man Fires Shotgun After Officer Tries to Help Emu: Officials

Man Fires Shotgun After Officer Tries to Help Emu: Officials

A man was arrested Monday evening in Campo, California, after discharging a shotgun when an animal control officer responded to an emu in distress outside his home, sheriff’s officials said.

Friday, Jun 24, 2016 at 06:13 AM PDT

U-Haul Used in Massive Motorcycle Robbery Found in SF

U-Haul Used in Massive Motorcycle Robbery Found in SF

A U-Haul truck that was used to steal five off-road style motorcycles from a Petaluma sports shop Sunday was found in San Francisco Tuesday, a Petaluma police lieutenant said.

Friday, Jun 17, 2016 at 09:01 PM PDT

Google Reacts to Grandma's Super Polite Searches

Google Reacts to Grandma's Super Polite Searches

An 86-year-old grandmother from the U.K caught the eye of employees at Google's Mountain View headquarters on Thursday when her grandson's tweets about her went viral.

Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 at 06:09 PM PDT

Salinas Gas Station Briefly Becomes Airbnb

Salinas Gas Station Briefly Becomes Airbnb

Sanborn and Market Gas in Salinas was briefly advertised as an Airbnb rental for anyone who ever dreamed of spending the night inside a convenience store of a gas station, KSBW reported.

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016 at 12:19 PM PDT

Brexit Battle: Flotillas Face Off in the Heart of London

Brexit Battle: Flotillas Face Off in the Heart of London

The battle over whether or not Britain should stay in the European Union spilled from the airwaves to the River Thames on Wednesday. In one of the more surreal moments in the campaign for the June 23...

Thursday, Jun 9, 2016 at 05:14 PM PDT

Austrian Collects 10 Million Beer Bottle Caps

 Austrian Collects 10 Million Beer Bottle Caps

It takes a lot of beers to collect 10 million bottle caps. But Austria's Hans Heiland didn't drink them alone. Heiland says that most of them have come from others, many of them by mail, after his passion...

Wednesday, Jun 8, 2016 at 12:27 PM PDT

Petition Targets Typo in Name of NYC's Verrazano Bridge

Petition Targets Typo in Name of NYC's Verrazano Bridge

It's an error that has loomed over New York Harbor for more than 50 years: The name of the majestic Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is spelled wrong. Despite a new petition drive to make it right — the bridge is named...

Friday, Jun 10, 2016 at 11:09 AM PDT

Political Consultant Loses Bet, Runs Naked

Political Consultant Loses Bet, Runs Naked

This probably isn't the weirdest thing to happen in the State Capitol during election week, but it may be the funniest.

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