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Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018 at 12:04 PM EDT

Robots at Smithsonian Museums Answer Questions, Take Selfies

Robots at Smithsonian Museums Answer Questions, Take Selfies

Four-foot-tall, "wide-eyed" robots with touch screens are now dancing, playing games and taking selfies with Smithsonian visitors at six museums, the Smithsonian announced Tuesday. The robots, all named Pepper,...

Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018 at 08:20 AM EDT

Young Giraffe Goes on the Lam at Indiana Zoo

Young Giraffe Goes on the Lam at Indiana Zoo

Workers at the Fort Wayne zoo in northeast Indiana needed a couple hours to get an escaped giraffe back into its enclosure. The 7-month-old female giraffe got loose Monday from the African Journey exhibit at...

Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018 at 09:04 AM EDT

Customs Fines Airline Passenger $500 Over Free In-Flight Apple

Customs Fines Airline Passenger $500 Over Free In-Flight Apple

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection has fined a woman $500 for not declaring she was bringing a free apple into the U.S. that she received on her Delta Air Lines flight from Paris. Crystal Tadlock tells...

Monday, Apr 23, 2018 at 09:06 AM EDT

Ex-NFL Kicker Sparks Outrage With Gun in Daughter's Prom Pic

Ex-NFL Kicker Sparks Outrage With Gun in Daughter's Prom Pic

Former NFL kicker Jay Feely posted a photo of himslef holding a pistol while standing between his daughter and her prom date on Saturday, cracking some people up with the joke but angering many others. The...

Monday, Apr 23, 2018 at 12:36 PM EDT

Florida Police Try to Unlock Phone With Dead Man's Finger

Florida Police Try to Unlock Phone With Dead Man's Finger

Florida authorities went to a funeral home and used a dead man's finger to try to unlock his cellphone as part of their investigation. Thirty-year-old Linus Phillip was killed by a Largo police officer last...

Monday, Apr 23, 2018 at 07:57 AM EDT

Twitch: Explained

Twitch: Explained

Twitch.tv is the largest, most popular place to watch people play and livestream video games. It’s become so popular that musicians like Drake are getting in on the act. He recently partnered up with one...

Friday, Apr 20, 2018 at 06:56 AM EDT

Mom Who Lost Pink House, Court Case Hopes for Box Office Win

Mom Who Lost Pink House, Court Case Hopes for Box Office Win

Susette Kelo's Supreme Court case now has a Hollywood ending, just not the one she hoped for. What Kelo wanted when she took her case to the high court more than a decade ago was to get to stay in her little...

Friday, Apr 20, 2018 at 09:06 AM EDT

4/20: Marijuana's High Holiday and Its California Roots

4/20: Marijuana's High Holiday and Its California Roots

Friday is April 20, or 4/20. That's the numerical code for marijuana's high holiday, a celebration and homage to pot's enduring and universal slang for smoking. Festivities are planned worldwide, culminating...

Friday, Apr 20, 2018 at 06:14 AM EDT

Homeowner Finds Naked Intruder in Her Tub, Eating Cheetos

Homeowner Finds Naked Intruder in Her Tub, Eating Cheetos

Police in Louisiana say a woman came home to discover a naked stranger in her tub, eating her Cheetos while taking a bath. A Monroe police affidavit says 29-year-old Evelyn Washington was arrested on burglary...

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018 at 02:58 PM EDT

Woman Turns to Firefighters for Help With Blazed Pet Raccoon

Woman Turns to Firefighters for Help With Blazed Pet Raccoon

Firefighters in central Indiana had a strange problem on their hands this week: hashing out what to do with a raccoon its owner said was stoned. A woman awoke firefighters at Station 82 in Wayne Township, east...

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