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Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016 at 09:41 AM PDT

Cat Sent by Mail Survives 8 Days in Box

Cat Sent by Mail Survives 8 Days in Box

A tough Siamese cat named Cupcake has survived eight days cooped up in a box after accidentally being sent through the mail by her British owners. Cupcake was in a box with an order of DVDs that was sent...

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016 at 08:40 AM PDT

Mystery Meat Found on Several New Hampshire Roads

Mystery Meat Found on Several New Hampshire Roads

A trail of mystery meat has hit the road in New Hampshire. Chicken, drumsticks, sausage, Angus steaks, pork chops and wild game meats were found alongside several roads in Epping last weekend, according to the...

Monday, Mar 28, 2016 at 10:40 AM PDT

16th Big Wheel Race Features Costumes, Crashes

16th Big Wheel Race Features Costumes, Crashes

The first thing most rookie Big Wheelers figure out is the iconic children’s ride doesn’t hold up well to adult sized weight. Dozens of racers in this weekend’s roll down Vermont Street in San Francisco had...

Monday, Mar 28, 2016 at 01:08 PM PDT

'They Broke My Bucket': Parents Cause Chaos at Easter Egg Hunt

'They Broke My Bucket': Parents Cause Chaos at Easter Egg Hunt

Chaos erupted when parents rushed the fields at an annual PEZ Easter egg hunt in Orange, Connecticut, causing the event to end early, the visitor center's general manager told NBC Connecticut. Staff had...

Saturday, Mar 26, 2016 at 12:46 PM PDT

Man Arrested for Not Returning VHS Rental

Man Arrested for Not Returning VHS Rental

A North Carolina man says he was arrested for failing to return a VHS tape that he rented in 2002. James Meyers says he was driving his daughter to school Tuesday when a police officer pulled him over for...

Thursday, Mar 24, 2016 at 07:28 PM PDT

Fur Seal 'Ozzie' Found in Fremont Front Yard

Fur Seal 'Ozzie' Found in Fremont Front Yard

A tagged California sea lion found its way to a home in Fremont Thursday morning, puzzling the cops and neighbors about how the small mammal waddled its way there.

Thursday, Mar 24, 2016 at 12:23 PM PDT

SF Job for Hire: Butler for $175K a Year

SF Job for Hire: Butler for $175K a Year

A Noe Valley family is looking for a butler and will pay at least $175,000, depending on experience.

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2016 at 01:06 PM PDT

'Boaty McBoatface' Floats in UK Ship-Naming Poll

'Boaty McBoatface' Floats in UK Ship-Naming Poll

When scientists in the U.K. asked the public to name their new $290 million polar research ship, they expected the name of an explorer or a naturalist. Apparently, they didn't factor in the Brits' oddball sense...

Thursday, Mar 24, 2016 at 06:31 AM PDT

Professor Holds Student's Fussy Baby During Class

Professor Holds Student's Fussy Baby During Class

A Baylor University educator faced with a student's fussy baby in class after a sitter canceled instead held the infant for the nearly hourlong lecture. KWTX-TV reports Darryn Willoughby is a body builder -- in...

Sunday, Mar 20, 2016 at 08:57 PM PDT

Petaluma Man Is Prison Bound For Selling Misbranded Meat

Petaluma Man Is Prison Bound For Selling Misbranded Meat

A federal judge sentenced a former employee of a Petaluma slaughterhouse Friday in San Francisco for his role in a scheme to distribute adulterated, misbranded and uninspected meat.

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