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Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 at 12:55 PM EDT

Traveler Caught with About 80 Reptiles in Suitcase

Traveler Caught with About 80 Reptiles in Suitcase

A Czech citizen traveling back from South Africa was caught at the Vienna Airport trying to smuggle about 80 reptiles in his suitcase.

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 at 10:06 AM EDT

Sea Lion That Swam Up Calif. Farmland Canal Evades Rescue

Sea Lion That Swam Up Calif. Farmland Canal Evades Rescue

Wildlife experts are frustrated by a young sea lion that evaded their attempts to rescue him from a canal that cuts through farmland and an inland Northern California neighborhood. Vacaville police officers,...

Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017 at 07:50 AM EDT

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 12:20 PM EDT

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 11:08 AM EST

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 07:49 PM EST

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 02:19 PM EST

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 01:36 PM EST

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 07:57 AM EST

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 02:06 PM EST

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.

NBC Connecticut's Shred-It Event Returns April 22
NBC Connecticut's Shred-It Event Returns April 22
Documents with account numbers, Social Security numbers and other sensitive information that are improperly discarded can make you vulnerable to identity theft. Read more
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