Kicker

Kicker: Sci-fi weapons

NICK EICHER, HOST: The French Fencing Federation has a long and storied history of competitive duels with blades like the foil, epee, and sabre.

Kicker: Garbage cub

NICK EICHER, HOST: Drivers on a North Carolina highway were startled when they saw something unexpected stuck in the back of a garbage truck.

Kicker: Surprise marathoner

MARY REICHARD, HOST: A half-marathon runner finished 7th in a race in Alabama last month. An impressive finish because she had never run a half-marathon before or even trained for one.

Kicker: Lost and found purse

NICK EICHER, HOST: A high school senior in Indiana lost her purse and she must’ve thought she’d never see it again, because she gave up the search.

Kicker: Home invasion

NICK EICHER, HOST: When police in suburban St. Paul, Minnesota responded to a report of a home invasion, they did not expect this.

Kicker: Highway hockey

NICK EICHER, HOST: Maybe you’ve heard the old joke, I went to a boxing match and a hockey game broke out.

Kicker: Jurassic robots

NICK EICHER, HOST: Technology is starting to replace flesh and blood workers in several industries. But the tables are turning at a group of hotels in Japan.

Kicker: Bobblehead museum

MARY REICHARD, HOST: Maybe you’ve visited the Smithsonian in Washington or the Met in New York.

Kicker: Guessing game

JILL NELSON, HOST: Want to win $500? Well, here’s how.

Kicker: GetPet

MARY REICHARD, HOST: Finding your perfect match these days can mean using your smartphone.