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Friday, Apr 1, 2016 at 07:00 PM EDT

Alaska's Capital Temporarily Renamed for Card Game UNO

Alaska's Capital Temporarily Renamed for Card Game UNO

On April Fool's Day, the capital of Alaska was going by the name of card game UNO, not Juneau. No joke. It was a play on words and part of a promotion with game and toy maker Mattel Inc., which is drawing...

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 04:47 AM EDT

Pizza Police? Woman Calls 911 Over Botched Pizza Order

Pizza Police? Woman Calls 911 Over Botched Pizza Order

A woman called 911 to complain that a Hartford, Connecticut, pizza shop made a mistake with her order and wouldn’t return her money. The woman said she ordered a small half-cheese, half-bacon pizza from Empire...

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016 at 12:41 PM EDT

Cat Sent by Mail Survives 8 Days in Box

Cat Sent by Mail Survives 8 Days in Box

A tough Siamese cat named Cupcake has survived eight days cooped up in a box after accidentally being sent through the mail by her British owners. Cupcake was in a box with an order of DVDs that was sent...

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016 at 11:40 AM EDT

Mystery Meat Found on Several New Hampshire Roads

Mystery Meat Found on Several New Hampshire Roads

A trail of mystery meat has hit the road in New Hampshire. Chicken, drumsticks, sausage, Angus steaks, pork chops and wild game meats were found alongside several roads in Epping last weekend, according to the...

Saturday, Mar 26, 2016 at 03:46 PM EDT

Man Arrested for Not Returning VHS Rental

Man Arrested for Not Returning VHS Rental

A North Carolina man says he was arrested for failing to return a VHS tape that he rented in 2002. James Meyers says he was driving his daughter to school Tuesday when a police officer pulled him over for...

Thursday, Mar 24, 2016 at 10:28 PM EDT

Fur Seal Pup Found in Calif. Yard Miles From Ocean

Fur Seal Pup Found in Calif. Yard Miles From Ocean

A 9-month-old, tagged California fur seal found its way to a home in Fremont Thursday morning, puzzling cops and neighbors over how the small mammal waddled its way there. Police spokeswoman Geneva Bosques made...

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2016 at 04:06 PM EDT

'Boaty McBoatface' Floats in UK Ship-Naming Poll

'Boaty McBoatface' Floats in UK Ship-Naming Poll

When scientists in the U.K. asked the public to name their new $290 million polar research ship, they expected the name of an explorer or a naturalist. Apparently, they didn't factor in the Brits' oddball sense...

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2016 at 06:38 AM EDT

Flamingo Escapes Park, Stops Traffic in Florida

Flamingo Escapes Park, Stops Traffic in Florida

A flamingo has been captured after it was spotted running through traffic in South Florida. The Miami Herald reports the incident happened Sunday evening in Hialeah. Hialeah police spokesman Sgt.

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 at 02:15 PM EDT

Fla. Woman Fights to Keep Pet Alligator 'Rambo' at Home

Fla. Woman Fights to Keep Pet Alligator 'Rambo' at Home

A Florida woman is fighting to keep her 6-foot-long pet alligator in her home. The 125-pound reptile named Rambo wears clothes, rides on the back of a motorcycle and has a bedroom in Mary Thorn's home...

Saturday, Mar 12, 2016 at 10:57 AM EST

#Caught: Bank Robber's Notes Used Hashtags, Police Say

#Caught: Bank Robber's Notes Used Hashtags, Police Say

Prince George's County police say a man believed to be linked to at least nine bank robberies in Maryland used notes that included the hashtags #nopolice and #afterwork? Leroy Earl-Morris Daley, 45, likely will...

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