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06/23/2018 06:06 PM
Sarah Sanders Joins List Of Top Trump Aides Confronted At Restaurants
The White House press secretary was asked to leave a Virginia restaurant Friday. Earlier this week, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and White House adviser Stephen Miller were heckled at restaurants.

06/22/2018 05:17 AM
Phillie Phanatic Injures Fan With Hot Dog
In Philadelphia, a fan went to the ER after being struck in the face by a hot dog. The hot dog, wrapped in duct tape, was fired into the stands by Philadelphia's mascot the Phillie Phanatic.

06/20/2018 05:07 AM
World Cup Fans Clean Up After Themselves
After their teams won surprising upsets, fans from Senegal and Japan each celebrated in the stadium and when the partying was over, they stuck around and cleaned up.

06/20/2018 05:07 AM
All-You-Can-Eat Was Too Much
A restaurant in China offered an all-you-can-eat program for a whole month. It was too good a deal — the restaurant reportedly went out of business within two weeks.

06/15/2018 01:20 PM
The Czech President Invites You To Watch Him Burn Some Huge Red Underpants
Milos Zeman has some history with Goliath-sized boxers. Bad history. So he had the media gather Thursday for a ritual bonfire. "The time of underwear in politics is over," he boldly declared.

06/15/2018 05:02 AM
Business Idea: Food Delivery Driver/Exterminator
A British woman with a fear of spiders ordered food with the hope that the delivery driver would kill the spider. He did.

06/15/2018 05:02 AM
Small Town Mayor Wins In 3-Vote Landslide
Bruce Lorenz was re-elected as mayor of Ruso, N.D. He got the backing of all three votes cast.

06/14/2018 07:27 AM
Achilles The 'Psychic' Cat Predicts Russia Win In World Cup Opening Match
Achilles is a designated rat hunter at Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. The museum veterinarian said the cat "loves his motherland and couldn't vote otherwise."

06/14/2018 05:16 AM
Achilles The Cat Predicts Russian Victory
The supposedly psychic cat Achilles predicted a victory for Russia in its opening match of the World Cup.

06/13/2018 08:34 AM
Raccoon Is Rescued Atop Building In Minnesota, After Capturing Fans Worldwide
The little creature climbed about two dozen stories of a St. Paul high-rise in pursuit of — well, that's still a little unclear. But the now famous climber is safe after reaching the roof.

06/10/2018 02:12 PM
'Strip And Dip' On Irish Coast Sets Guinness Record For Largest Skinny-Dip
Bathing in the buff was "brilliant and bracing," one participant said. Over six years, the annual event has raised thousands for cancer research.

06/08/2018 03:52 PM
Man Facing Murder Charges Accused Of Dumping His Mother's Body Across The Street
A Pennsylvania man was arrested last Friday for allegedly killing his mother.

06/07/2018 06:18 PM
Man Kills Snake; Snake Tries To Kill Him Back
Trying to save his wife from a diamondback rattler, Jeremy Sutcliffe decapitated the snake with a shovel. But when he went to pick up the head, it bit him — delivering a near deadly dose of venom.

06/06/2018 10:10 AM
Musician And 'Whale Whisperer' Sued For Defrauding Investors Of $3.3 Million
The SEC has accused musician, producer and entrepreneur Paul Gilman of defrauding investors in a sound-based technology he claimed to have developed that would affect the physics of oil.

06/06/2018 05:11 AM
Feral Peacocks Attack Cars In British Columbia
Wild peacocks are attacking cars in Surrey, British Columbia. Experts say they see their reflections and think they are other peacocks.