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Thursday, Jan 7, 2016 at 01:28 PM PST

Oregon Robbery Suspect Resembles Mike Rowe

Oregon Robbery Suspect Resembles Mike Rowe

Fans of the TV show "Dirty Jobs" noticed that photos of an Oregon bank robbery suspect resembled host Mike Rowe. The attention prompted a bemused Rowe to mention that he was in Kansas at the time.

Thursday, Jan 7, 2016 at 08:43 AM PST

Judge Rules Monkey Cannot Own Selfie Photos Copyright

Judge Rules Monkey Cannot Own Selfie Photos Copyright

A macaque monkey who took now-famous selfie photographs cannot be declared the copyright owner of the photos, a federal judge said Wednesday. U.S. District Judge William Orrick said in a tentative ruling...

Monday, Jan 4, 2016 at 09:00 AM PST

Man Faces Charges in Raiding of Neighbor's Fridge

Man Faces Charges in Raiding of Neighbor's Fridge

A Naples, Florida, man faces burglary and theft charges after allegedly raiding his neighbor's refrigerator on New Year's Eve. The Naples Daily News reports deputies were called to a home at about 1:45

Sunday, Jan 3, 2016 at 12:41 PM PST

Snapchat Selfie With Armed Robbery Victim Helps ID Suspect

Snapchat Selfie With Armed Robbery Victim Helps ID Suspect

A man accused of armed robbery and taking a Snapchat selfie with his victim has been arrested, according to a Northern California police department. Authorities in Pacific Grove continue to search for two other...

Friday, Jan 1, 2016 at 04:58 PM PST

Zebra Reunited with Tx. Owner After Running Free

Zebra Reunited with Tx. Owner After Running Free

Officials in a North Texas county say a zebra found Friday afternoon is back home with its owner after a few hours of freedom. Sheriff Roger Deeds of Hood County said deputies found the zebra roaming just south...

Thursday, Dec 31, 2015 at 08:10 AM PST

'Break the Internet', 'Manspreading' Make Annual List of Banned Words

'Break the Internet', 'Manspreading' Make Annual List of Banned Words

So a university has decided, without holding a presser, that about a dozen words and phrases are problematic and should be banned from everyday use — and there are no plans to walk it back even if the...

Thursday, Dec 31, 2015 at 08:50 AM PST

Woman Beats DWI Charge With Claim Her Body Brews Alcohol

Woman Beats DWI Charge With Claim Her Body Brews Alcohol

Drunken-driving charges against an upstate New York woman have been dismissed based on an unusual defense: Her body is a brewery. The woman was arrested while driving with a blood-alcohol level more than four...

Tuesday, Dec 29, 2015 at 05:08 PM PST

Man's Opinions on Sex Thwart Teacher Certification

Man's Opinions on Sex Thwart Teacher Certification

The University of Hawaii didn't violate First Amendment rights when it denied a teaching certificate for a Caltech-educated aspiring high school teacher who expressed views condoning adults having sex with...

Tuesday, Dec 29, 2015 at 04:26 PM PST

Are You Missing an Emu?

Are You Missing an Emu?

A 5-foot emu was captured in a remote town in Riverside County, and animal control officers are hoping the big bird's rightful owner will come forward and claim it.

Tuesday, Dec 29, 2015 at 06:41 PM PST

Elephant Seal That Tried to Cross Calif. Highway Is Sedated

Elephant Seal That Tried to Cross Calif. Highway Is Sedated

Rescue crews in Northern California tranquilized a wayward seal that snarled traffic for two days by trying to cross a highway several times. A veterinarian using a pole-mounted tranquilizer sedated the...

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