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Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016 at 07:21 AM CST

Ohio Gas Station Glitch Lets Drivers Fill Up for Pennies

Ohio Gas Station Glitch Lets Drivers Fill Up for Pennies

A computer glitch led to a brief price war between two gas stations in northwest Ohio, allowing some drivers to fill their tanks for pennies per gallon. WTOL reports that a computer malfunction dropped...

Monday, Feb 15, 2016 at 01:53 PM CST

Man Skipped Work for 6 Years, Still Got Paid

Man Skipped Work for 6 Years, Still Got Paid

The case started with confusion over where a civil servant in southern Spain worked. Now a court has ruled he must pay back nearly 27,000 euros, or $30,500 USD, in wages because for years he actually didn't work...

Sunday, Feb 14, 2016 at 09:38 PM CST

2016 Product of the Year Winners

2016 Product of the Year Winners

The Product of the Year is the world’s largest consumer voted award conducted by TNS, a market research company. The purpose is to help guide consumers to the best products.

Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 at 09:04 AM CST

Whale Bones Found in Luggage at DC-Area Airport

Whale Bones Found in Luggage at DC-Area Airport

Customs and Border Protection officials say possible whale bones were found in the luggage of a passenger who flew into BWI Airport from Iceland. The agency said in a news release Friday that the bones...

Friday, Feb 12, 2016 at 10:15 PM CST

Shoplift Suspect Hid Trout in Pants While Urinating: PD

Shoplift Suspect Hid Trout in Pants While Urinating: PD

A Tennessee man who allegedly urinated on the floor of a Walmart while trying to conceal a package of trout in his pants was arrested Wednesday, police said. A store employee told the reporting officer that the...

Friday, Feb 12, 2016 at 07:18 PM CST

Man Helps Solve Own Disappearance

Man Helps Solve Own Disappearance

A man missing nearly 30 years has been found alive, living just 80 miles away from where he disappeared. He had reportedly been suffering major memory loss due to a head injury. Edgar Latulip vanished...

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 at 11:48 AM CST

Woman Steals Ambulance, Leads Police on a Chase

Woman Steals Ambulance, Leads Police on a Chase

A woman has been arrested after authorities say she led Houston police on a slow-speed pursuit in a stolen ambulance.

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 at 07:20 AM CST

Rare Weather Event Produces Spontaneous Snowballs in Idaho

Rare Weather Event Produces Spontaneous Snowballs in Idaho

Thousands of snowballs rolled in a flat central Idaho field look like the work of hundreds of ambitious kids — except there are no human tracks. A rare weather event caused the spontaneous snowballs at...

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016 at 07:49 AM CST

Man Throws Alligator Through Drive-Thru Window

Man Throws Alligator Through Drive-Thru Window

A Florida man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly hurled an alligator through a Wendy's drive-thru window, according to Palm Beach County Jail records. Joshua James, 23, threw the 3-and-a-half...

Monday, Feb 8, 2016 at 06:40 PM CST

Roach-Like Robots May Help in Disasters

Roach-Like Robots May Help in Disasters

When buildings collapse in future disasters, the hero helping rescue trapped people may be a robotic cockroach. The amazing cockroach inspired scientists to create a mini-robot that can mimic those feats...

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