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Zombie Walk Hit-and-Run Driver Faces Charge
The motorist says he accelerated through the crowd after children in his car became scared of the people in zombie make-up.
Llama Drama As Animals Run Wild on Streets
The skittish animals stopped traffic and rampaged across a retirement village before being captured by some deft rope-slinging.
Lupita Nyong'o's Oscar Dress Stolen
The $150,000 pearl-adorned dress Lupita Nyong'o wore to this year's Academy Awards has been reported stolen.
Shares of Contraceptive Makers Surge After Court Scraps Adultery Ban
South Korea's highest court struck down as unconstitutional a decades-old law banning adultery, triggering a surge in shares of condom makers and morning-after pills.
The Plan to Send Two Bears to Rehab
Two alcoholic bears may be given a new lease on life if animal rights groups succeed in their bid to have them moved from a cage outside a restaurant to a rehab facility.
Young Percussionists Cover Led Zeppelin
A group of young percussionists have gone viral with a video medley of Led Zeppelin songs "Kashmir," "The Ocean" and "Immigrant Song."
Pranksters Install Toilet, Sink at Bus Shelter
Pranksters installed a toilet, sink and toilet paper holder at an outdoor bus stop.
Woman Knocked Out In Drive-By Egging
A woman was knocked unconscious when she was pelted by an egg in a so-called drive-by egging.
Trucker Accused of Avoiding Toll With Device Inspired by James Bond
A trucker accused of using a James Bond-style retractable bumper to evade a $95 toll has been charged with using burglary tools.
Driver Blames Owl-Watching for Car Crash
A man who crashed his car into a utility pole gave police a unique excuse for the pre-dawn accident: He was owl watching.
New Species of Wasp Named for Goalie
There's a new buzz surrounding Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask.
Sinkhole Swallows Unsuspecting Pedestrians
Two people escaped with minor injuries after being swallowed by a sink hole that opened as they walked along a pavement.
Helicopter Being Towed by Truck Tumbles Into Traffic
A helicopter being towed behind a truck struck a freeway overpass and tumbled off its trailer into the roadway, hitting at least two vehicles.
India Insists Obama's Tree Is Not Dead
Officials in India want to make one thing clear: The tree that President Barack Obama planted in New Delhi three weeks ago is not dead. It just looks dead.
Police Dog Fired After Biting Two People
A police dog is being kicked off the force after biting a doughnut shop worker and an officer in separate incidents.
Man Finally Buried After Earlier Funeral With Wrong Body
A mistake at the state crime lab led the family of Johnny Morgan Lowe III to bury the wrong man during a closed-casket funeral.
Overly Tight Cheap Underpants Force MP Out of His Seat
Legislator Pat Martin offered up one of the most original excuses ever heard for hurriedly running out of the House of Commons during a vote, his new cheap pair of underpants was too tight.
Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested After Stopping For Coffee
Police arrested a man suspected of robbing a bank after he stopped for a cup of coffee a block away.
Butt-Dialers Arrested After Calling In Robbery Plan
An accidental cellphone call landed two men in jail after their employer heard them discussing plans to steal and sell $8,000 in construction equipment.
Wave Takes Out Reporter During Broadcast
A news reporter who was knocked off her feet by a huge wave during a live broadcast laughed off the mishap and continued her report.
Basketball Game Ruined by Uncooperative Ball
A basketball game had a heartbreaking end for one team when the ball came to a rest on the rim in the closing seconds.
Stolen Animatronic Clown Found in Sex Offender's Home
Police have recovered a $10,000 organ-playing animatronic clown seven years after it was stolen from a defunct amusement park.
Woman Changes Name to ABCDEFG HIJKLMN OPQRST UVWXYZ
A woman has won her yearlong battle with the government to have her name changed to the entire alphabet.
Ninja Day Sneaking Up On Japanese Cities
A pair of Japanese cities are gearing up for one of the most anticipated holidays of the year -- Ninja Day.
Hero Dog Defends Gas Station From Robber
Security camera footage from a gas station robbery attempt captured the moment a heroic dog jumped to the rescue of the clerk.
Goodwill Shopper Flips $6 Watch For $35,000
A man said the $6 watch he bought at a Goodwill thrift ship turned out be a rare 1959 timepiece that he was able to sell for $35,000.
Australia's Toughest Koala
A malevolent marsupial branded "Australia's toughest koala" was caught on camera body slamming a rival out of a tree.
1,585 Snowmen Break Guinness Record
Residents of a town built 1,585 snowmen in one hour at a high school field to set a Guinness World Record.
Wanted Man Arrested After Taunting Police on Facebook
A wanted man who taunted police on Facebook with a "catch me if you can" comment was arrested less than two days later.
Chefs Set Taco World Record
Chefs in Guadalajara have broken a world record with a three-kilometre long uninterrupted line of tacos.
Sham Wedding Groom Forgot Bride's Name
A man and woman have been jailed for immigration offences after the would-be groom was unable to remember his bride's name.
Pig Is Top Dog at Training Center
The star pupil at the Family Dog Training Center isn't a dog at all — she's a 5-month-old miniature pig.
Police Chase Tractor-Trailer 34 Miles, Dodge Thrown Fridge
A tractor-trailer driver threw items from his cab at police — including socks, shoes and a small refrigerator — as he led them on a 34-mile chase.
Scorpion Stings Alaska Airlines Passenger
The crew of the Boeing 737 checked for other scorpions and the plane departed about 50 minutes late.
Snow-Free Roof Leads Police to Marijuana Farm
Police were tipped off to an illegal marijuana farm when the heat from the resident's lamps melted the snow on the roof.
Court Rejects Suit From Teacher With Fear of Children
A teacher with a phobia of young children lost an appeal accusing her former district of failing to accommodate her disability.
Boat Blocks Traffic in Downtown
Traffic in downtown Boston came to a standstill when an unusual vehicle -- a 43-foot yacht -- got stuck in a snowbank.
Company Crowd-Funds Sustainable, Ethical Condoms
A group of entrepreneurs is using a crowd-funding site to help launch a company that produces sustainable condoms.
Teen's Tweets Get Her Fired Over Twitter
A teenager who lamented the start of her new pizzeria job on Twitter found herself fired via tweet before her first day on the job.
Petition Seeks To Ban Repossessing Cats
About 90,000 Italians have lent their names to a petition calling on the government to outlaw repossession of cats and other family pets.
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