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Huge, homely mastiff named Martha wins world's ugliest dog

Linda Wang, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 10:43pm

Martha is big, ugly, lazy and gassy. And a world champion.

The Latest: Mastiff named Martha wins world's ugliest dog

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 9:51pm

The Latest on The World's Ugliest Dog Contest in Petaluma, California (all times local):

Saving the twins: Health scares and rehab for once-conjoined boys

Wayne Drash and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 9:22pm

Nicole McDonald eases her silver minivan across Bear Mountain Bridge and hooks a right onto the steep two-lane highway.

Albuquerque TV truck stolen while crew worked on crime story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 8:50pm

While a television news crew was gathering footage for a story about crime in the Albuquerque downtown area, a thief drove off in the station's SUV.

Microphone cut after Mormon girl reveals she's gay at church

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 6:43pm

A video of a young Mormon girl revealing to her congregation that she is lesbian and still loved by God — before her microphone is turned off by local church leaders — is sparking a new round of discussions about how the religion handles LGBT issues.

Fireworks explosion kills 1, injures 9 in central Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 4:25pm

One person was killed and nine more suffered injuries when fireworks being carried in a pickup truck exploded Friday in central Mexico.

The Latest: Envoy says Qatar feeling no economic pressure

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 4:00pm

The latest on the crisis between Gulf Arab states and Qatar (all times local):

Pence visits Focus on Family amid change for religious right

Nicholas Riccardi and Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 3:40pm

Vice President Mike Pence's visit Friday to Colorado to celebrate the anniversary of Focus on the Family came at a time of change for the religious right during the age of President Donald Trump.

Former Muslim charged with making bomb threat to mosque

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 3:40pm

Authorities say a former Muslim threatened to blow up a Florida mosque, later telling investigators he was being targeted for converting to Judaism.

Toilet charity gets Indian village to take on Trump name

Vaishnavee Sharma, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 3:16pm

A charity that provides toilets to poor Indians is leading an effort to rename a tiny northern village after President Donald Trump, saying the gesture is meant to honor relations with the U.S. and draw support for better sanitation in India.

Workers help woman find necklace buried in hospital waste

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:56pm

A New Jersey woman has been reunited with her special necklace that was thrown in the trash after she went to a hospital, thanks to a group of hardworking sanitation workers.

Have You Seen This? Gorilla dances like no one is watching

John Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 1:15pm

There is a gorilla dancing in a pool of water. What else do you need? Watch it already.

What parents should know when taking their children to public pools

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 12:58pm

During the summer, children often flock to local public pools to cool down. As this happens, experts agree pool staff, patrons and parents all play a role in ensuring safety at these pools.

The Latest: Pence visits Focus on Family amid change

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 12:50pm

The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Focus on the Family, an evangelical Christian ministry in Colorado (all times local):

Pope seeks to encourage Colombian reconciliation with trip

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 12:16pm

Pope Francis will preside over a reconciliation ceremony between Colombian victims and former guerrillas during a September visit aimed at consolidating the peace process to end Latin America's longest-running armed conflict.

Rolling sequoia: Idaho tree tied to John Muir set for move

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 11:44am

Not very often does a 10-story-tall, 800,000-pound (362,877-kilogram) landmark change locations. Especially one that's alive.

Bridge-name gridlock: NY inches toward spelling-error fix

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 11:10am

The political gridlock in a battle to fix the spelling of New York City's Verrazano-Narrows Bridge has eased slightly.

Supreme Court could reveal action on travel ban at any time

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 10:28am

The Supreme Court has almost certainly decided what to do about President Donald Trump's travel ban affecting citizens of six mostly Muslim countries.

Kids today aren't working summer jobs like they used to

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 9:32am

It was at Oregon's Timberline Lodge, later known as a setting in the horror movie "The Shining," where Patrick Doyle earned his first real paycheck.