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Thursday, Jun 21, 2018 at 09:09 PM EDT

Flight Attendant Pleads Guilty to Turtle-Smuggling Attempt

Flight Attendant Pleads Guilty to Turtle-Smuggling Attempt

A flight attendant for a Chinese airline pleaded guilty Thursday to attempting to smuggle two-dozen spotted and box turtles in a carry-on bag from Los Angeles to China.

Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 at 09:43 PM EDT

Fire Dept Rescues Stranded Roller Coaster Riders

Fire Dept Rescues Stranded Roller Coaster Riders

Daytona Beach firefighters on Thursday were working to rescue stranded riders after a roller coaster derailed on the boardwalk in that Florida city.

Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018 at 11:47 PM EDT

Texan Uses Dead Cockroaches to Protest New Palm Trees

Texan Uses Dead Cockroaches to Protest New Palm Trees

A South Texas woman gave a small bag of dead cockroaches to a city official to protest newly planted palm trees that she blames for more unwanted bugs in her neighborhood. Patricia Polastri on Tuesday told the...

Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018 at 04:57 AM EDT

Residents Try to Break World Record for Largest Paper Plane

Residents Try to Break World Record for Largest Paper Plane

Residents of a Massachusetts city are hoping to break the world record for the largest paper airplane.

Tuesday, Jun 12, 2018 at 10:41 AM EDT

5-Foot Long Snake Slithers Out of Texas Toilet

5-Foot Long Snake Slithers Out of Texas Toilet

A South Texas man says he was cleaning the bathroom at his home when his 6-year-old son alerted him.

Wednesday, Jun 13, 2018 at 03:29 PM EDT

Why Did the Alligator Cross the Runway?

Why Did the Alligator Cross the Runway?

An alligator crossing a runway at Orlando International Airport caused delays on Monday.

Monday, Jun 11, 2018 at 10:58 AM EDT

'Forget Pizza Rat': Squirrel Spotted Scarfing Down Avocado in Manhattan

'Forget Pizza Rat': Squirrel Spotted Scarfing Down Avocado in Manhattan

A passerby spotted a squirrel munching on an avocado in a fenced in tree area on an Upper West Side sidewalk. Henry Zhang filmed the rodent at West 73rd Street and Broadway in Manhattan, he wrote in a Facebook...

Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 at 02:57 PM EDT

Canadian Peacocks Fight Their Own Reflections, Damaging Cars

Canadian Peacocks Fight Their Own Reflections, Damaging Cars

Feral peacocks in a Canadian city near Vancouver aren’t known to harm humans but video shows them threatening parked luxury vehicles. The peafowl have been troubling Surrey, British Columbia, for some time —...

Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 at 11:11 AM EDT

Rarer Than Red Lobster: Orange Lobster Found at Grocery Store

Rarer Than Red Lobster: Orange Lobster Found at Grocery Store

Workers at a Massachusetts supermarket have found a rare orange lobster. Roche Bros. Supermarkets said in a Facebook post on May 29 workers at their Westborough store found the lobster in a shipment of...

Thursday, Jun 7, 2018 at 10:49 AM EDT

Sacrebleu! French Man Wins Lottery Twice in 18 Months

Sacrebleu! French Man Wins Lottery Twice in 18 Months

A man who regularly plays the lottery with the same numbers at the same place in eastern France has beaten huge odds, winning the My Million lottery twice in 18 months. Le Parisien newspaper says mathematicians...

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