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Friday, Jan 8, 2016 at 11:17 PM EST

Caught on Camera: Raccoons Climb Up NYC Restaurant Wall

Caught on Camera: Raccoons Climb Up NYC Restaurant Wall

Staff members at one Bronx Chinese restaurant had a hard time shooing off a couple of would-be diners who wouldn't quit hanging around Thursday night. Video posted to Facebook Thursday shows a pair of...

Thursday, Jan 7, 2016 at 04:28 PM EST

Oregon Robbery Suspect Resembles Mike Rowe

Oregon Robbery Suspect Resembles Mike Rowe

Fans of the TV show "Dirty Jobs" noticed that photos of an Oregon bank robbery suspect resembled host Mike Rowe. The attention prompted a bemused Rowe to mention that he was in Kansas at the time.

Monday, Jan 4, 2016 at 12:00 PM EST

Man Faces Charges in Raiding of Neighbor's Fridge

Man Faces Charges in Raiding of Neighbor's Fridge

A Naples, Florida, man faces burglary and theft charges after allegedly raiding his neighbor's refrigerator on New Year's Eve. The Naples Daily News reports deputies were called to a home at about 1:45

Sunday, Jan 3, 2016 at 03:41 PM EST

Snapchat Selfie With Armed Robbery Victim Helps ID Suspect

Snapchat Selfie With Armed Robbery Victim Helps ID Suspect

A man accused of armed robbery and taking a Snapchat selfie with his victim has been arrested, according to a Northern California police department. Authorities in Pacific Grove continue to search for two other...

Friday, Jan 1, 2016 at 07:58 PM EST

Zebra Reunited with Tx. Owner After Running Free

Zebra Reunited with Tx. Owner After Running Free

Officials in a North Texas county say a zebra found Friday afternoon is back home with its owner after a few hours of freedom. Sheriff Roger Deeds of Hood County said deputies found the zebra roaming just south...

Thursday, Dec 31, 2015 at 11:10 AM EST

'Break the Internet', 'Manspreading' Make Annual List of Banned Words

'Break the Internet', 'Manspreading' Make Annual List of Banned Words

So a university has decided, without holding a presser, that about a dozen words and phrases are problematic and should be banned from everyday use — and there are no plans to walk it back even if the...

Thursday, Dec 31, 2015 at 11:50 AM EST

Woman Beats DWI Charge With Claim Her Body Brews Alcohol

Woman Beats DWI Charge With Claim Her Body Brews Alcohol

Drunken-driving charges against an upstate New York woman have been dismissed based on an unusual defense: Her body is a brewery. The woman was arrested while driving with a blood-alcohol level more than four...

Tuesday, Dec 29, 2015 at 08:08 PM EST

Man's Opinions on Sex Thwart Teacher Certification

Man's Opinions on Sex Thwart Teacher Certification

The University of Hawaii didn't violate First Amendment rights when it denied a teaching certificate for a Caltech-educated aspiring high school teacher who expressed views condoning adults having sex with...

Tuesday, Dec 29, 2015 at 12:38 PM EST

Dead Body Kept as 'Shrine' in Phoenix Woman's Apartment

Dead Body Kept as 'Shrine' in Phoenix Woman's Apartment

Police have arrested a Phoenix woman they said kept a dead woman on her couch and believed she was a shrine from God before authorities found the body.

Monday, Dec 28, 2015 at 04:30 PM EST

Deputies: Woman Drank While Riding Wal-Mart Cart

Deputies: Woman Drank While Riding Wal-Mart Cart

A Florida woman has been accused of taking methamphetamine and driving a motorized shopping cart through a Wal-Mart while drinking wine and eating sushi and cinnamon rolls. According to a Citrus County...

Penguin Plunge 2016
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