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Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 12:36 PM PDT

Stray Cats Using Zoo Facilities as Litter Box

Stray Cats Using Zoo Facilities as Litter Box

Stray cats are sneaking into the Miami Zoo at night and relieving themselves, using sand in exhibits as litter boxes. But their feces can contain a deadly parasite, which causes a disease called toxoplasmosis.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 08:50 AM PDT

Lost Alligator Tries to Ring Doorbell at SC Home

Lost Alligator Tries to Ring Doorbell at SC Home

A large alligator crawled to the front door of a home in South Carolina and appeared to ring the doorbell on May 2. "I was out walking the dog and we kind of went around the corner from my daughter's house [when...

Monday, May 2, 2016 at 09:02 AM PDT

Black Cat Crosses NHL Rink, Brings Home Team Luck

Black Cat Crosses NHL Rink, Brings Home Team Luck

The San Jose Sharks got an unexpected visit Friday. Before the NHL team beat the Nashville Predators 5-2 at the SAP Center, a black cat crept out of the player bench area and scurried onto the ice. As...

Friday, Apr 29, 2016 at 10:05 AM PDT

Woman Lured by Singles Ad Dies After Weeks in Captivity

Woman Lured by Singles Ad Dies After Weeks in Captivity

A 41-year-old woman who responded to a singles ad was held captive for several weeks by a man and his ex-wife — and later died at a hospital of injuries sustained while in captivity, NBC News reported. The...

Monday, Apr 25, 2016 at 01:20 PM PDT

Rider Dies When Horse Spooks After Lakeside Parade

Rider Dies When Horse Spooks After Lakeside Parade

An experienced horse trainer and member of the Escondido Mounted Posse died Saturday after her horse spooked and fell, knocking her off, the group's founder said.

Thursday, Apr 14, 2016 at 08:38 PM PDT

Marijuana Exhibit Coming to Oakland Museum

Marijuana Exhibit Coming to Oakland Museum

Here’s a first for California: Marijuana, not in a grow house, but in a museum.

Friday, Apr 15, 2016 at 08:05 AM PDT

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 10:40 AM PDT

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 09:58 AM PDT

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 03:48 PM PDT

'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.

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