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Tuesday, Dec 20, 2016 at 12:18 PM CST

NY Commuters Scurry as Rat Hops Down Up Escalator

NY Commuters Scurry as Rat Hops Down Up Escalator

Rats taking on giant dinner rolls and slices of pizza in the subway have become fodder for viral memes this year, but no New York City rodent has attempted such a feat as one undertaken at the height of Monday's...

Tuesday, Dec 20, 2016 at 01:15 PM CST

President Trump Gets Wax Figure for Madame Tussauds

President Trump Gets Wax Figure for Madame Tussauds

Sculptors and artists at Madame Tussauds' wax museum are working non-stop to complete wax figures of President-elect Donald Trump in time for Inauguration Day on Jan. 20, 2017. Trump will be the first sitting...

Friday, Dec 16, 2016 at 02:35 PM CST

Watch: Workers Throw Sex Toys to Chase Off Gunman

Watch: Workers Throw Sex Toys to Chase Off Gunman

An armed man who entered an adult-themed store Wednesday and demanded cash was chased off by two employees who lobbed sex toys at him in a bizarre confrontation that was caught on camera. The man can be seen...

Thursday, Dec 15, 2016 at 07:33 AM CST

Crews Recover $5K in Cash Mistakenly Thrown in NY Trash

Crews Recover $5K in Cash Mistakenly Thrown in NY Trash

With a little luck and the diligence of several sanitation workers, a Long Island woman was reunited with $5,000 in cash that she accidentally threw in the trash. Forty-five-year-old Krishna Nadalall says his...

Thursday, Dec 15, 2016 at 09:38 AM CST

Kitten Survives Car Crash, Weeks Alone Before Reunion

Kitten Survives Car Crash, Weeks Alone Before Reunion

A gray housecat named Cleo is finally going home after surviving a car crash and fending for herself in unfamiliar territory for several days. The 7-month-old kitten ran off after her family was involved in a...

Thursday, Dec 15, 2016 at 05:10 AM CST

Caught on Camera: NJ Police Corral Runaway Donkeys

Caught on Camera: NJ Police Corral Runaway Donkeys

Police in South Jersey came to the rescue after four "unruly donkeys" escaped from an enclosure and from responding officers. The Mount Laurel Police Department posted video to Facebook that shows part of the...

Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016 at 06:46 PM CST

Cops Say Fake Dentist Pulled Teeth, Made Dentures

Cops Say Fake Dentist Pulled Teeth, Made Dentures

A Florida man is facing charges of practising dentistry without a license after he allegedly pulled teeth, made dentures and performed other procedures for cash.

Friday, Dec 9, 2016 at 06:58 AM CST

Brit Flies to NY, Proposes at 'Ghostbusters' Firehouse

Brit Flies to NY, Proposes at 'Ghostbusters' Firehouse

A British man flew his girlfriend all the way across the pond to New York City so he could propose to her at the firehouse used in the "Ghostbusters" franchise. Wearing a hard hat and safety vest, Giles...

Thursday, Dec 8, 2016 at 08:48 AM CST

Controversial 'Zombie Nativity' Vandalized in Ohio

Controversial 'Zombie Nativity' Vandalized in Ohio

A suburban Cincinnati man says someone vandalized the "Zombie Nativity" scene he puts up annually, beheading the ghoulish-looking Mary figure and flipping the greenish baby Jesus into the yard. Jasen Dixon says...

Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016 at 05:20 AM CST

Rock-Loving Orangutan Causes $220K Damage at St. Louis Zoo

Rock-Loving Orangutan Causes $220K Damage at St. Louis Zoo

A rock-loving orangutan named Rubih went ape on the observation windows of her St. Louis zoo enclosure, forcing nearly $200,000 in repairs and the temporary closure of the exhibit. Zookeepers say the 12-year-old...

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