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Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 08:50 AM PDT

Lost Alligator Tries to Ring Doorbell at SC Home

Lost Alligator Tries to Ring Doorbell at SC Home

A large alligator crawled to the front door of a home in South Carolina and appeared to ring the doorbell on May 2. "I was out walking the dog and we kind of went around the corner from my daughter's house [when...

Monday, May 2, 2016 at 09:02 AM PDT

Black Cat Crosses Sharks' Rink, Brings Team Good Luck

Black Cat Crosses Sharks' Rink, Brings Team Good Luck

The San Jose Sharks got an unexpected visit Friday. Before the NHL ice hockey team beat the Nashville Predators 5-2 at the SAP Center, a black cat crept out of the player bench area and scurried onto the ice.

Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 10:05 AM PDT

Woman Lured by Singles Ad Dies After Weeks in Captivity

Woman Lured by Singles Ad Dies After Weeks in Captivity

A 41-year-old woman who responded to a singles ad was held captive for several weeks by a man and his ex-wife — and later died at a hospital of injuries sustained while in captivity, NBC News reported. The...

Monday, May 2, 2016 at 03:39 PM PDT

Prickly Situation For Dogs Who Ran Into Porcupine in New Mexico

Prickly Situation For Dogs Who Ran Into Porcupine in New Mexico

Two dogs roaming the streets of Albuquerque learned the hard way: Don't mess with porcupines.

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 at 04:44 PM PDT

Oakland Firefighters Free Pigeon from BART Wires

Oakland Firefighters Free Pigeon from BART Wires

Firefighters are known for rescuing humans from burning buildings and cats from trees. But this weekend, Oakland rescued a pigeon that was trapped in wires at the Fruitvale BART station.

Sunday, Apr 24, 2016 at 06:45 PM PDT

10 People in San Jose Owe the Library at Least $5,000

10 People in San Jose Owe the Library at Least $5,000

Ten people managed to rack up thousands of dollars of debt due to overdue San Jose Public Library books, while at least 130 people are eligible to face fines of at least $1,000, according to a report from...

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2016 at 10:38 AM PDT

SF Zoo to Auction off Nearly 50 Paintings Created by Animals

SF Zoo to Auction off Nearly 50 Paintings Created by Animals

Animal lovers can now own works of art created by animals from the San Francisco Zoo, zoo officials said Friday.

Friday, Apr 15, 2016 at 08:05 AM PDT

British Court: Woman Can't Name Her Daughter Cyanide

British Court: Woman Can't Name Her Daughter Cyanide

A woman from Wales cannot name her baby daughter Cyanide, a British court ruled Thursday. The woman, whose name cannot be published for legal reasons, has infant twins and wants to name her son Preacher and her...

Thursday, Apr 14, 2016 at 04:35 PM PDT

Crime Organizations Targeting California's High-Valued Nuts

Crime Organizations Targeting California's High-Valued Nuts

International crime rings targeting California's booming agriculture industry are increasingly stealing truckloads of high-value nuts, prompting authorities and the firms falling victim to ramp up efforts...

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 05:49 PM PDT

PayPal in Hot Water for Hosting All-Male Gender Equality Panel

PayPal in Hot Water for Hosting All-Male Gender Equality Panel

Paypal is catching flak following the announcement that it will host a discussion on gender equality in the workplace. The problem? An all-male panel is set to lead that discussion.

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