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Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 at 07:06 AM PDT

Sea Lion Trapped in Vacaville Canal Heads Home

Sea Lion Trapped in Vacaville Canal Heads Home

After adventuring far from its natural habitat, a young sea lion previously trapped in a Vacaville canal appears to be headed back to the San Francisco Bay.

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017 at 04:50 AM PDT

Boaty McBoatface: New Sub Gets Popular Name

Boaty McBoatface: New Sub Gets Popular Name

British officials didn't want to name a polar research ship "Boaty McBoatface," but they had no problem giving the name to a new submarine, NBC News reported. Last year, the British government agency...

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017 at 09:20 AM PDT

Hens' Best Friends: Retirees Knit Sweaters for Chilly Chickens

Hens' Best Friends: Retirees Knit Sweaters for Chilly Chickens

Sweaters for chickens? It sounds like a joke, but a plucky group of retirees in suburban Boston has hatched a plan to keep poultry warm during the New England winter. The unusual project began after members of...

Friday, Mar 10, 2017 at 08:08 AM PST

Watch Kids Adorably Interrupt Live TV Interview

Watch Kids Adorably Interrupt Live TV Interview

Two children who waltzed into a live TV interview about a very serious matter of world affairs became a viral video sensation Friday. The precocious pair walked into a BBC interview with Pusan National...

Thursday, Mar 9, 2017 at 04:49 PM PST

Florida Wants to Pay People to Hunt Pythons in New Program

Florida Wants to Pay People to Hunt Pythons in New Program

The state agency overseeing Everglades restoration projects plans to pay people to kill Burmese pythons in the wetlands. The South Florida Water Management District said in a statement Thursday that 25 people...

Thursday, Mar 9, 2017 at 11:19 AM PST

Danish Teen Finds WWII Nazi Plane Wreck in Swamp

Danish Teen Finds WWII Nazi Plane Wreck in Swamp

A Danish teenager has found parts of a German World War II airplane that likely crashed in a northern Denmark swamp 72 years ago — including the remains of a man who might have been its pilot. Local archaeolo...

Thursday, Mar 9, 2017 at 10:36 AM PST

Defense Lawyer's Pants Catch Fire During Trial in Miami

Defense Lawyer's Pants Catch Fire During Trial in Miami

A Miami defense attorney is feeling the heat after his pants caught fire as he delivered closing arguments in an arson case. Witnesses told the Miami Herald 28-year-old Stephen Gutierrez was fiddling in his...

Thursday, Mar 9, 2017 at 04:57 AM PST

Juggler Shows Off His Skills for Cop After Traffic Stop

Juggler Shows Off His Skills for Cop After Traffic Stop

An Arkansas college student who moonlights as a magician showed off his juggling skills after he was pulled over for a broken brake light, and the act was captured on an officer's body camera and police cruiser...

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 at 11:06 AM PST

Florida City's Old Domain Name Taken Over by Porn Site

Florida City's Old Domain Name Taken Over by Porn Site

Springfield, FL Mayor Ralph Hammond said the city apparently let the old domain name expire, and the site now contains Japanese pornography.

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017 at 10:40 AM PST

Trucker's Missing Cat Reappears After 400-Mile Drive

Trucker's Missing Cat Reappears After 400-Mile Drive

A long-haul semitrailer driver from Minnesota says he felt like a "bad cat dad" when he had to leave his feline traveling companion behind at a rest stop in Ohio. Percy the cat jumped out of a window of the...

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