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Thursday, Mar 10, 2016 at 04:38 AM PST

Huge Trump-Like Hat Stolen Off Redondo Beach Head Sculpture

Huge Trump-Like Hat Stolen Off Redondo Beach Head Sculpture

Some may be taking their hats off to the tricky trio who pulled off one hair-raising crime, because in the words of Donald Trump, "It's HUGE."

Tuesday, Mar 8, 2016 at 03:08 AM PST

Scooby-Doo Like Van Escapes California Police

Scooby-Doo Like Van Escapes California Police

Northern California police have a real mystery on their hands. A driver of a mini-van painted to resemble the "Mystery Machine'' from the Scooby Doo cartoon series led Redding police on a high-speed chase...

Monday, Mar 7, 2016 at 06:34 AM PST

Long Island Man Charged With DWI Live Streamed Drive

Long Island Man Charged With DWI Live Streamed Drive

A Long Island man used the video streaming app "Periscope" to broadcast himself driving his Lexus at 1 a.m. along the Ocean Parkway in Nassau County, state police said Sunday. Police dispatchers in Farmingdale...

Monday, Mar 7, 2016 at 02:08 AM PST

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 03:14 PM PST

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 05:05 PM PST

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...

Wednesday, Mar 2, 2016 at 05:38 PM PST
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Ancient Bison Bone Discovered in LA

A bone of an ancient bison that once roamed Southern California was found at... View gallery

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Thursday, Mar 3, 2016 at 05:12 AM PST

Bone of Ancient Bison Unearthed in Leimert Park

Bone of Ancient Bison Unearthed in Leimert Park

A bone belonging to a bison that roamed Southern California some 10,000 years ago was recently unearthed at a Leimert Park site where crews are building a Metro rail station, according to the transportation...

Monday, Feb 29, 2016 at 08:21 AM PST

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 08:37 AM PST

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...

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