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Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 at 10:04 AM EST

Whale Bones Found in Luggage at DC-Area Airport

Whale Bones Found in Luggage at DC-Area Airport

Customs and Border Protection officials say possible whale bones were found in the luggage of a passenger who flew into BWI Airport from Iceland. The agency said in a news release Friday that the bones...

Friday, Feb 12, 2016 at 11:15 PM EST

Shoplift Suspect Hid Trout in Pants While Urinating: PD

Shoplift Suspect Hid Trout in Pants While Urinating: PD

A Tennessee man who allegedly urinated on the floor of a Walmart while trying to conceal a package of trout in his pants was arrested Wednesday, police said. A store employee told the reporting officer that the...

Friday, Feb 12, 2016 at 08:18 PM EST

Man Helps Solve Own Disappearance

Man Helps Solve Own Disappearance

A man missing nearly 30 years has been found alive, living just 80 miles away from where he disappeared. He had reportedly been suffering major memory loss due to a head injury. Edgar Latulip vanished...

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 at 08:20 AM EST

Rare Weather Event Produces Spontaneous Snowballs in Idaho

Rare Weather Event Produces Spontaneous Snowballs in Idaho

Thousands of snowballs rolled in a flat central Idaho field look like the work of hundreds of ambitious kids — except there are no human tracks. A rare weather event caused the spontaneous snowballs at...

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016 at 07:59 PM EST

Hawk Wouldn't Leave East Hampton Stop & Shop

Hawk Wouldn't Leave East Hampton Stop & Shop

There's not much room for a bird as big as a red-tailed hawk in the rafters of the Stop & Shop in East Hampton, but since Sunday, that's where a hawk has been spending its time.

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016 at 08:49 AM EST

Man Throws Alligator Through Drive-Thru Window

Man Throws Alligator Through Drive-Thru Window

A Florida man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly hurled an alligator through a Wendy's drive-thru window, according to Palm Beach County Jail records. Joshua James, 23, threw the 3-and-a-half...

Monday, Feb 8, 2016 at 07:40 PM EST

Roach-Like Robots May Help in Disasters

Roach-Like Robots May Help in Disasters

When buildings collapse in future disasters, the hero helping rescue trapped people may be a robotic cockroach. The amazing cockroach inspired scientists to create a mini-robot that can mimic those feats...

Monday, Feb 8, 2016 at 11:07 AM EST

Alleged Car Thief Flees, Gets Stuck in Storm Drain

Alleged Car Thief Flees, Gets Stuck in Storm Drain

A man who fled from a deputy in Canyon Country, California, after allegedly trying to steal a car was found stuck in a storm drain on Saturday, officials said. The man fled and the deputy chased after him, only...

Sunday, Feb 7, 2016 at 10:03 PM EST

Fmr. Court Clerk Ordered to Pay $1 Million, at $600 a Month

Fmr. Court Clerk Ordered to Pay $1 Million, at $600 a Month

A former court clerk who pleaded guilty to embezzlement must pay back more than $1 million, at $600 a month, a Mississippi judge has ruled. "We can all do the math," Pike County Circuit Court Judge David Strong...

Friday, Feb 5, 2016 at 07:41 AM EST

Drone Hits Empire State Building: NYPD

Drone Hits Empire State Building: NYPD

A small drone crashed into the 40th floor of the Empire State Building Thursday night and then fell to a 35th floor landing, authorities said. Police said a New Jersey man was flying the drone in an attempt to...

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