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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

Palm Beach Teen Accused of Posing as Doctor

Palm Beach Teen Accused of Posing as Doctor

A South Florida teen has been arrested after authorities say he was posing as a doctor at an illegal medical office he ran.

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016 at 01:52 PM EST

Man Took Backhoe Joyride on 7 Mile Bridge

Man Took Backhoe Joyride on 7 Mile Bridge

Officials say a 59-year-old man took a backhoe on a joyride across the famous Seven Mile Bridge in the Florida Keys, dumping boulders onto the road along the way.

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016 at 08:21 AM EST

Ohio Gas Station Glitch Lets Drivers Fill Up for Pennies

Ohio Gas Station Glitch Lets Drivers Fill Up for Pennies

A computer glitch led to a brief price war between two gas stations in northwest Ohio, allowing some drivers to fill their tanks for pennies per gallon. WTOL reports that a computer malfunction dropped...

Monday, Feb 15, 2016 at 02:53 PM EST

Man Skipped Work for 6 Years, Still Got Paid

Man Skipped Work for 6 Years, Still Got Paid

The case started with confusion over where a civil servant in southern Spain worked. Now a court has ruled he must pay back nearly 27,000 euros, or $30,500 USD, in wages because for years he actually didn't work...

Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 at 10:04 AM EST

Whale Bones Found in Luggage at DC-Area Airport

Whale Bones Found in Luggage at DC-Area Airport

Customs and Border Protection officials say possible whale bones were found in the luggage of a passenger who flew into BWI Airport from Iceland. The agency said in a news release Friday that the bones...

Friday, Feb 12, 2016 at 11:15 PM EST

Shoplift Suspect Hid Trout in Pants While Urinating: PD

Shoplift Suspect Hid Trout in Pants While Urinating: PD

A Tennessee man who allegedly urinated on the floor of a Walmart while trying to conceal a package of trout in his pants was arrested Wednesday, police said. A store employee told the reporting officer that the...

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