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  • Russian government offering 'election interference' for April Fools' Day

    April 1, 2017 5:49 PM

    MOSCOW - Need some election interference? The Russian Foreign Ministry is ready to help - or so it says on April Fools' Day. On Saturday, the ministry posted on its Facebook page an audio file of the purported new automated telephone switchboard message for Russian embassies. "To arrange a call... more »
  • Iconic sign could get extra security after 'HOLLYWeeD' prank

    January 3, 2017 12:44 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Days after a prankster scaled a fence and altered the Hollywood sign to read "HOLLYWeeD," the agency that maintains and secures the Los Angeles landmark says it will explore boosting security. Police are investigating after a person used giant tarps to turn two of the iconic sign's... more »
  • Prank caller gets workers to smash windows at a Minnesota Burger King

    April 9, 2016 3:32 PM

    COON RAPIDS, Minn. - Police say a prank caller fooled workers at a Minnesota Burger King into smashing the windows of the restaurant to keep it from exploding. The Coon Rapids Police Department says employees got a call Friday night from someone claiming to be from the fire department. The... more »
  • Google April Fools' prank backfires

    April 1, 2016 9:37 AM

    NEW YORK - Google is acknowledging that it pranked itself after an April Fools' Day Gmail tweak angered some people who use Google's email for work. The company added a button to its email service that allowed users to send out a minion GIF, a character from the animated film... more »
  • Ladybug prankster wants to fly away home...or at least walk

    May 28, 2015 5:52 PM

    MORGANZA, MD - Some seniors at a Maryland school aren't feeling lucky, despite ladybugs that swarmed the halls. Six Chopticon High School seniors face charges, and WTTG-TV in Washington reports one is banned from walking in Wednesday's graduation. The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office says somone ordered 72,000 ladybugs online.... more »
  • Miss. flamingo snatched from zoo injured, euthanized

    October 9, 2014 12:25 PM

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Police say a Mississippi college student has been arrested after bungled prank led to the deaths of two Chilean flamingos at the Hattiesburg Zoo. Hattiesburg police spokesman Lt. Jon Traxler says 19-year-old Devin Nottis of Pascagoula is charged with grand larceny. The University of Southern Mississippi student... more »
  • Police: High school threats a 'prank'

    September 9, 2014 3:53 PM

    SLIDELL - Police said a threat made through social media that targeted Salmen High School in Slidell was a prank and that a full-scale investigation is underway. According to Slidell Police, students were not in danger at any time after the threats were made. "I can assure you... more »

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