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Russian cat adopts abandoned baby squirrel monkey from zoo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 7:00pm

A Russian cat has adopted a baby squirrel monkey after he was abandoned by his mother at a zoo, comforting the little primate by letting him cling to her back for warmth.

Dog-gone: Canine candidate re-elected Minnesota town mayor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 6:00pm

The four-legged mayor of a northwestern Minnesota village greets voters like a true politician.

Inspector general: NYPD skirted rules for surveillance

Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 5:21pm

The New York Police Department chronically skirted rules intended to protect political groups from unwarranted government surveillance while investigating Muslims, the city's independent police monitor said in a report released Tuesday.

Civil rights groups defend mosque, cemetery outside Atlanta

Kathleen Foody, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 5:00pm

A proposal to build a mosque and Muslim cemetery has so angered some residents of Newton County outside Atlanta that their commissioners have temporarily banned all building permit approvals for religious institutions.

The Latest: Monitor says NYPD skirted surveillance rules

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 4:50pm

The Latest on a report by an independent police monitor on the NYPD surveillance practices (all times local):

Hawaii woman wins $10.7M off penny slot machine in Vegas

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 4:40pm

A Hawaii woman has won more than $10 million playing the penny slots in Las Vegas.

Loose snake with Twitter following want to give Trump a hug

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 4:20pm

A large snake believed to be lurking along a riverbank in Maine doesn't appear to be a fan of Donald Trump.

Canadian man caught with sled full of drugs sentenced

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

Prosecutors say a Canadian man caught pulling a sled carrying more than 280,000 prescription pills across the border into Vermont has been sentenced to a year in prison.

TV rating system not accurate, little help to parents

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 2:02pm

Parents would undoubtedly give the TV rating system in the United States a terrible review.

Twerking, lowriders shut down Route 66 in New Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 1:51pm

A hip-hop video shoot shut down parts of Route 66 in New Mexico last weekend because lowriders were driving around in circles as a crowd of hundreds twerked in the street.

Have You Seen This? The paper saw

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

We all know that a table saw can cut through just about anything, but what about a table saw with a paper blade instead of a steel one?

Video shows mountain lion leap over tall fence

Grant Olsen, Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 11:29am

Fences can be great for keeping intruders out of your yard. But their effectiveness is limited when the intruder is capable of jumping up to 15 feet high.

Couple offers $500 reward for missing potbellied therapy pig

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 10:40am

A Pennsylvania couple is offering a $500 reward for the safe return of their missing potbellied pig, who also serves as a therapy animal.

Choosing this Instagram filter could mean you're depressed

Matt McFarland, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 10:33am

The Instagram filter you choose may reveal more than you realize about your mental health.

Thousands of Yemenis stranded after Saudis close airport

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 10:20am

Yemen's Transportation Ministry says 7,600 Yemenis are unable to return home after a Saudi-led military coalition ordered the closure of the international airport amid stepped-up airstrikes against Shiite Houthi rebels.

Parrot that can do wolf whistle, sounds like R2-D2 is on lam

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 10:20am

A parrot that can do a wolf whistle and sometimes sounds like R2-D2 from the "Star Wars" films is on the loose in Maine.

91-year-old man shoots man in the neck after attempted robbery

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 10:03am

A 91-year-old man has shot and wounded another man who was apparently trying to rob him outside a Detroit-area store.

Cops: Man jailed for cutting sappy tree that hit apartments

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 9:51am

Police say a Pennsylvania man who believed sap from a tree next door was ruining his car, chopped it down, causing the tree to crash into an apartment building he owns, damaging it so badly it had to be condemned.

BYU Bookstore sends custom-made green hat to 5-year-old girl with terminal cancer

Arianne Brown, Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 9:40am

On Aug. 5, 5-year-old Lucy Duersch was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Two weeks later, she opened a package from the BYU Bookstore that contained a green BYU hat — something she had wished for to help her with her cancer treatments.