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Giant Chinese zodiac sculptures are turning heads in Boston

Giant Chinese zodiac sculptures are turning heads in Boston

A dozen giant bronze animal heads representing the signs of the Chinese zodiac in downtown Boston are stopping people in their tracks and sparking conversations
Updated: 7 hours ago
Sea lion that made strange, 50-mile trek to ranch found dead

Sea lion that made strange, 50-mile trek to ranch found dead

Washington state biologists are trying to determine what killed a sea lion that was captured and released after it was found in the driveway of a cattle ranch about 50 miles from the ocean
Published: 04/28/16
Marijuana advocate dubbed NJ Weedman arrested again, for pot

Marijuana advocate dubbed NJ Weedman arrested again, for pot

A New Jersey marijuana advocate dubbed NJ Weedman has been arrested again on marijuana charges after law enforcement raided his restaurant and cannabis temple
Published: 04/28/16
Montana county wants to dispose of Cold War commode kits

Montana county wants to dispose of Cold War commode kits

A Montana county plans to dispose of more than three dozen Cold War-era commode kits for fallout shelters
Published: 04/28/16
Shall I compare thee to a carburetor? Indy 500 gets a poet

Shall I compare thee to a carburetor? Indy 500 gets a poet

An Indiana University student who is a poet and a performer has been named the Indianapolis 500's first official poet since the early 20th century
Published: 04/28/16

Cops: Fleeing man jumps into river, runs naked from hospital

Police say a Pittsburgh man driving a stolen car ditched the vehicle and jumped into a river to escape from authorities
Published: 04/28/16

Labrador helps save Arizona man stranded in snowstorm

Flagstaff police say a dog helped lead them to a man who was stranded at the base of Mount Elden during a snowstorm
Published: 04/28/16
All shaken up: St. Pete man reunited with sentimental snow globe

All shaken up: St. Pete man reunited with sentimental snow globe

ST. PETERSBURG – When a man was forced to throw away a liquid-filled snow globe before going through security at a Florida airport, he was heartbroken: It had been a gift from his mother to celebrate his and his wife’s adoption of a 5-y...
Published: 04/27/16

Police charge Iowa City man after finding 62 ducks in van

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Police have charged an Iowa City man after they found 62 ducks crowded in an abandoned van.
Published: 04/27/16
Whale on California beach will be cut up, sent to landfill

Whale on California beach will be cut up, sent to landfill

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. – Authorities say the rotting carcass of a 30-ton gray whale that washed up on a California beach will be cut up and trucked to a landfill.
Published: 04/27/16