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Monday, Mar 7, 2016 at 09:34 AM EST

Long Island Driver's Live-Stream Ends with DWI Charge

Long Island Driver's Live-Stream Ends with DWI Charge

A Long Island man discovered an all-but-certain way to be charged with driving while intoxicated in the Internet Age: He posted a live stream of his erratic driving.

Monday, Mar 7, 2016 at 05:08 AM EST

Dog Pops Up in Driver's Seat When Semi Crashes

Dog Pops Up in Driver's Seat When Semi Crashes

One dog apparently has learned a new trick: how to drive a semi-truck. Customers at a Minnesota gas station saw a golden Labrador retriever appear to drive the semi across a road Friday. Mankato police say the...

Thursday, Mar 3, 2016 at 06:14 PM EST

Bird Poop Apparently Caused NY Nuclear Reactor Outage

Bird Poop Apparently Caused NY Nuclear Reactor Outage

Bird poop was the likely cause of a December shutdown at a nuclear power plant outside New York City, according to the operator.

Wednesday, Mar 2, 2016 at 08:05 PM EST

Man Breaks Into Store & Pays for Cigarettes

Man Breaks Into Store & Pays for Cigarettes

Police in New Mexico say a man broke into a convenience store to buy cigarettes, NBC News reported. The man, identified as Ellis C. Battista, 24, pounded on the door of a Bradley, New Mexico, convenience...

Monday, Feb 29, 2016 at 11:21 AM EST

Architects Build Upside-Down House in Taiwan

Architects Build Upside-Down House in Taiwan

Building and designing a new house of your own may seem like a topsy-turvy experience. For a group of architects in Taiwan, it certainly was. On commission from Taiwan's Culture Department, they designed...

Friday, Feb 26, 2016 at 11:37 AM EST

Airliner Forced to Land After Rat Found on Board

Airliner Forced to Land After Rat Found on Board

A rat found scuttling around the cabin forced a Chinese airliner to return to an airport shortly after takeoff on Friday morning. The rodent was found shortly after the Loong Air flight left the eastern city of...

Friday, Feb 26, 2016 at 02:14 PM EST

Man Fined for Smuggling Turtles in His Pants

Man Fined for Smuggling Turtles in His Pants

A Canadian man caught smuggling nearly 40 turtles in his pants has been fined $3,500 Canadian (US$2,578) and placed on probation for two years. During an inspection at the Niagara border crossing in June...

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2016 at 05:20 AM EST

Meerkat Expert Cleared in London Zoo Love Triangle Spat

Meerkat Expert Cleared in London Zoo Love Triangle Spat

A former meerkat expert at London Zoo was cleared Tuesday of assaulting a monkey handler in a love spat over a llama-keeper. Two High Court judges said Tuesday that Caroline Westlake had not "recklessly"...

Saturday, Feb 20, 2016 at 10:36 PM EST

Lock of John Lennon's Hair Gets $35,000 at Auction

Lock of John Lennon's Hair Gets $35,000 at Auction

A lock of John Lennon's hair that was snipped as he prepared for a film role has sold for $35,000. Dallas-based Heritage Auctions said Saturday that the 4-inch lock of hair was purchased by Paul Fraser, a United...

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016 at 11:05 AM EST

Teen, 18, Allegedly Posed as Doctor, Ran Medical Office

Teen, 18, Allegedly Posed as Doctor, Ran Medical Office

A South Florida teen has been arrested after authorities say he was posing as a doctor at an illegal medical office he ran. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office says in a news release that 18-year-old Malachi...

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