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Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 05:00 PM PDT

Shoplifter Busted With Surf and Turf Dinner in Shirt: Police

Shoplifter Busted With Surf and Turf Dinner in Shirt: Police

A Vermont man accused of stealing beer, lobster and Angus steak from a supermarket faces retail theft charges, authorities say. State police said they were notified of a retail theft/trespassing incident...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 04:02 PM PDT

Principal Loses Bet with Students, Kisses Pig

Principal Loses Bet with Students, Kisses Pig

An elementary school principal in Pittsburg puckered up and kissed a pig Tuesday after losing a bet with her students.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 01:39 AM PDT

Officer Catches Alligator Stealing Fruit

Officer Catches Alligator Stealing Fruit

Florida alligators are known for eating many things: turtles, birds, the occasional human limb. But one large gator with an apparent sweet tooth was recently photographed sliding into a canal with a whole...

Monday, May 16, 2016 at 06:26 PM PDT

Woman Sells 'Housebroken' Bison She Let Wander Inside

Woman Sells 'Housebroken' Bison She Let Wander Inside

A 1,000-pound "domesticated" bison that was allowed to roam in her owner's North Texas home has moved on to pastures new. Bullet the bison was transported Saturday from Karen Schoeve's home in Argyle to her new...

Monday, May 16, 2016 at 11:05 AM PDT

Woman Finds Baby Opossum Swimming in Her Toilet

Woman Finds Baby Opossum Swimming in Her Toilet

A woman made a startling discovery earlier this month when she found a baby opossum in her toilet in San Diego. The Pacific Beach resident had no idea how the little critter got there but alerted San Diego...

Friday, May 13, 2016 at 03:15 PM PDT

Turtle Crashes Through Florida Woman's Windshield

Turtle Crashes Through Florida Woman's Windshield

Nicole Marie Bjanes was driving on I-4 in Deltona, Florida, Monday when a turtle came crashing through her windshield. Florida Highway Patrol officials said another car hit the turtle while it was crossing the...

Friday, May 13, 2016 at 01:36 PM PDT

Housebroken Bison for Sale by Texas Owner

Housebroken Bison for Sale by Texas Owner

An 8-year-old bison named Bullet has outgrown its Texas home and the owner wants to find a new place for the 1,000-pound pet to roam. The family posted a Craigslist ad listing Bullet as "for sale" for...

Friday, May 13, 2016 at 08:35 AM PDT

90-Foot Robotic Dinosaur Roasted in NJ Exhibit Fire

90-Foot Robotic Dinosaur Roasted in NJ Exhibit Fire

A spark from a welding iron ignited a fire Thursday that caused the extinction of a 90-foot-long robotic dinosaur that was set to be part of an exhibit at a New Jersey theme park. The animatronic...

Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 08:44 AM PDT

Police Catch Nursery-Rhyming 'Gingerbread Man' Suspect

Police Catch Nursery-Rhyming 'Gingerbread Man' Suspect

Sheriff's deputies say they've caught the gingerbread man, a Pittsburgh-area burglary suspect who referred to the nursery rhyme in taunting authorities who couldn't catch up to him. Police say 25-year-old Heath...

Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 07:47 AM PDT

Beware Everest Graffiti Artists, China Is Watching You

Beware Everest Graffiti Artists, China Is Watching You

Next time you leave silly messages on the world's highest mountain, beware: China is watching you. Mountaineering officials have scrubbed graffiti from two granite tablets on the Chinese side of Mount Everest's...

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