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Friday, Apr 15, 2016 at 10:05 AM CDT

British Court: Woman Can't Name Her Daughter Cyanide

British Court: Woman Can't Name Her Daughter Cyanide

A woman from Wales cannot name her baby daughter Cyanide, a British court ruled Thursday. The woman, whose name cannot be published for legal reasons, has infant twins and wants to name her son Preacher and her...

Thursday, Apr 14, 2016 at 12:40 PM CDT

Great Dane Gets Stuck in Tree

Great Dane Gets Stuck in Tree

Kora, a 120-pound Great Dane who was stuck 20 feet up a tree in Louisville, Nebraska, was rescued Saturday night by the local fire department.

Thursday, Apr 14, 2016 at 11:58 AM CDT

Chimp Leads Police on Chase Through Japanese Town

Chimp Leads Police on Chase Through Japanese Town

A chimpanzee fled from a zoo in northern Japan and tried desperately to avoid being captured by climbing an electric pole. Not for long.

Thursday, Apr 14, 2016 at 05:48 PM CDT

'Inky' the Octopus Escapes New Zealand Aquarium

'Inky' the Octopus Escapes New Zealand Aquarium

Inky the octopus waited until it was dark and the staff had gone home from the National Aquarium of New Zealand before making his move.

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016 at 09:56 AM CDT

Canine Food Truck: Chicken Feet, Pumpkin Pretzels and 'Pupcakes'

Canine Food Truck: Chicken Feet, Pumpkin Pretzels and 'Pupcakes'

Stand on any block around lunchtime near Amazon.com's downtown Seattle headquarters and there are two common sights: people walking their dogs and people buying lunch at food trucks.

Monday, Apr 11, 2016 at 05:48 PM CDT

WATCH: Burglar Grills Burger in After-Hours Break-In

WATCH: Burglar Grills Burger in After-Hours Break-In

Police in Washington, D.C., are searching for a man seen in surveillance video who apparently grilled himself a hamburger as the restaurant was closed before allegedly swiping some water. Police said the...

Thursday, Apr 7, 2016 at 10:41 AM CDT

'Stolen' Gold-Flecked Meteorite at Center of Legal Fight

'Stolen' Gold-Flecked Meteorite at Center of Legal Fight

A precious meteorite that’s traveled from the asteroid belt near Mars to the mountains of Fukang, China, to Marin County, California, is at the center of a vicious ownership battle being fought in San Francisco...

Friday, Apr 8, 2016 at 09:54 AM CDT

Alligator Caught 'Attempting to Gain Entry' to Fla. Home

Alligator Caught 'Attempting to Gain Entry' to Fla. Home

An alligator was removed from a mobile home community in Central Florida Tuesday after it approached a resident's front door. According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, the gator was 9 feet 5 inches...

Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016 at 06:03 PM CDT

WATCH: Falling Tree Narrowly Misses NJ Cop Car

WATCH: Falling Tree Narrowly Misses NJ Cop Car

A New Jersey police car came dangerously close to being crushed by a large tree when the tree snapped and fell onto the road amid powerful winds Sunday, dashcam footage from the patrol car shows.

Monday, Apr 4, 2016 at 07:35 PM CDT

LA's 'Murder House' Waiting for That 'Special' Buyer

LA's 'Murder House' Waiting for That 'Special' Buyer

The ad on realtor.com for the four-bedroom home in Los Feliz tells only part of the story. The beautiful Los Angeles home nestled on a hill has a grand entrance, step-down living room, ballroom, library...

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