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Thursday, Jan 11, 2018 at 08:39 PM PST

What Robot Strippers Say About Sexism and the Future

What Robot Strippers Say About Sexism and the Future

On a recent evening in Las Vegas during the CES technology show, robot strippers offered a window into technology's gender fault lines — not to mention our robot future. From a distance, the mechanical...

Thursday, Jan 4, 2018 at 08:48 AM PST

Snatched by Hungry Eagle, Little Dog Lives to Bark the Tale

Snatched by Hungry Eagle, Little Dog Lives to Bark the Tale

Felipe Rodriguez says he thought he was hallucinating when an eagle snatched his sister's little white dog from her yard, flapped its massive wings and disappeared over the trees. Did he really just see...

Tuesday, Jan 2, 2018 at 01:42 PM PST

Chaos Unfolds When Squirrel Leaps at Officer

Chaos Unfolds When Squirrel Leaps at Officer

A squirrel that found itself trapped in the kitchen of a New York home, where it allegedly devoured cookies, appeared to soar across the room at an officer who responded to the chaotic scene. A Brockport Police...

Sunday, Dec 31, 2017 at 03:48 PM PST

Words Banned for the New Year? 'Fake News' Gets Top Vote

Words Banned for the New Year? 'Fake News' Gets Top Vote

Let me ask you this: Would a story that unpacks a list of tiresome words and phrases be impactful or a nothingburger? Worse, could it just be fake news? Northern Michigan's Lake Superior State University on...

Friday, Dec 29, 2017 at 12:19 PM PST

Watch: Suspect Drives Off Pier in Failed Bid to Escape Cops

Watch: Suspect Drives Off Pier in Failed Bid to Escape Cops

What is one way to escape the police? Timofey Erofeeff's bid to out race the police failed when the 27-year-old drove a Ford pickup truck off a pier and into frigid waters in Astoria, Oregon, authorities...

Friday, Dec 29, 2017 at 07:40 AM PST

Dashcam Captures Soda Can Stampede on 405 Freeway

Dashcam Captures Soda Can Stampede on 405 Freeway

Dashcam video captured soda cans bouncing and rolling across lanes on the 405 Freeway Thursday night in the Seal Beach area. Authorities said it's likely the cans fell out of a truck near the Seal Beach...

Friday, Dec 29, 2017 at 06:42 AM PST

Wild Pickup Pursuit Ends With a Splash Off River Pier

Wild Pickup Pursuit Ends With a Splash Off River Pier

A wild pickup pursuit ended with a splash Wednesday morning off a pier and into the frigid Columbia River in Oregon.

Thursday, Dec 28, 2017 at 03:48 PM PST

Massive Brawl Breaks Out in Waffle House

Massive Brawl Breaks Out in Waffle House

A massive brawl broke out at a Waffle House in Ohio.

Friday, Dec 29, 2017 at 03:43 AM PST

Britain's Margaret Thatcher in 1981: No Panda on My Plane

Britain's Margaret Thatcher in 1981: No Panda on My Plane

It seems former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher took a dim view of panda diplomacy. Newly released government files revealed Friday that Thatcher rejected a London Zoological Society proposal that she...

Wednesday, Dec 27, 2017 at 08:30 PM PST

'I Guess It’s Called Getting Biked': Dallas Family Gets Pranked on Christmas

'I Guess It’s Called Getting Biked': Dallas Family Gets Pranked on Christmas

You've probably heard of front lawns being filled with flamingos or trees getting toilet-papered. But one Dallas family is dealing with a different kind of prank. The Hale family woke up Christmas morning...

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