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Burger King to McDonald's: Let's make a 'McWhopper'

Candice Choi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 6:59pm

This probably isn't what the United Nations had in mind when it established the International Day of Peace: Burger King asked McDonald's to join forces to create a "McWhopper."

High school legging, yoga pant restrictions angering students

Jessica Ivins  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 7:40am

The superintendent over a Massachusetts high school is defending a new controversial dress code, saying the goal is to prepare students for the workforce.

Watch Taylor Swift, Phoebe Buffay perform 'Smelly Cat' live

Martha Ostergar  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 3:04pm

In an unexpected duet for the ages, Taylor Swift performed "Friends"-famous "Smelly Cat" with Lisa Kudrow.

Air guitarists duke it out at Finland world championships

Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 11:21am

Who can play wildest on an instrument no one can see? A record 30 air guitarists from a dozen countries are jamming on a stage in northern Finland to answer just that question.

Identical twins stump state facial recognition software

Brianna Bodily  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 9:03pm

Double vision for the Utah DLD after a set of twins flagged fraud warnings in the facial recognition system.

Senator with son named McKinley decries mountain name change

Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 2:32pm

A state senator who named his son McKinley after North America's tallest mountain peak isn't too pleased with the president's decision to change its name back to Denali.

NY court refuses to hear appeals in chimp personhood case

Michael Virtanen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 1:13pm

An animal rights group seeking legal personhood for chimpanzees won't get a hearing in the state's highest court.

Southern New Jersey man digs up live cannonball in backyard

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 1st - 4:20am

The Atlantic City bomb squad was dispatched to a southern New Jersey home over the weekend after a man dug up a live cannonball in his backyard.

$20 found in San Francisco leads to $1 million lottery win

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 12:20pm

A San Francisco Bay Area man won $1 million in the California Lottery after buying a winning ticket with money he found at the airport.

No bones about it: Dog mayor plans to run for president

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 9:21am

She might be a bit shaggy, but Lucy Lou wants to run for president — and she comes with political experience.

Migrants bike into Norway at remote Arctic border crossing

Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 9:11am

As Europe grapples with record-breaking numbers of migrants, a trickle of asylum seekers from Syria and the Mediterranean region have found an unlikely route: Through Russia to a remote Arctic border post in Norway, partly on bicycles.

Alleged Facebook mention in prayer call sparks Egypt outcry

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:21am

Egyptians in a Nile Delta province were outraged on Sunday after a cleric allegedly changed a line in the traditional Islamic call to prayer to mention Facebook.

2 arrested for enjoying meal on boat while family slept

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:11am

Police in Connecticut have charged two people they say broke into a boat at a Norwalk marina to enjoy a fast food meal and take some selfies while a family of five slept on board.

Naked, body-painted bicyclists ride through Philadelphia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:11pm

Thousands of bicyclists in various stages of undress have pedaled their way around the city to promote fuel conservation and positive body image.

Teacher who was late 111 times says he was eating breakfast

Shawn Marsh, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 5:31pm

An elementary school teacher who was allowed to keep his job despite being late for work 111 times in two years said Friday that breakfast is to blame for his tardiness.

More precise data makes tiny Estonia grow by 834 islands

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 9:11am

Tiny Estonia just got a little bit bigger.

Police confront North Dakota students armed with telescope

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 9:40am

Two North Dakota State University students got a scare when armed police officers mistook their telescope for a rifle.

List limits booze sales for Illinois city's habitual drunks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 7:41am

The police department in Illinois' second largest city is going to compile a "habitual drunkard" list to help fight public intoxication.

Man arrested after firing fake gun outside Tombstone saloon

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 5:31pm

A man who shot several rounds from a prop gun outside a saloon in the historic Arizona town of Tombstone faces disorderly conduct and other charges.