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Video shows cougar swimming across large lake

Grant Olsen, Contributor  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 11:45am

During these hot summer months, it seems that even large predators need to cool off. A recent video from Washington captured the strange sight of a mountain lion going for a swim in a lake near the Canadian border.

World's largest uncut diamond is going up for auction in London

Chris Isidore, CNN  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 12:40pm

An uncut 1,109-carat diamond is set to be auctioned off Wednesday in London. It's the largest uncut diamond in the world and the second largest ever found.

Dad who placed ad for a wife for his son in SLC gets 12 prospects

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 6:06pm

The father of a Salt Lake City businessman who placed an Idaho newspaper ad seeking women interested in marrying his 48-year-old son has received about a dozen inquiries.

Outdoor glass slide opens atop LA skyscraper

Sonya Hamasaki, CNN  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 11:15am

Never mind taking the elevator if you're at the top of the colossal U.S. Bank Tower in Los Angeles -- at least for part of the way down.

After ad, dad interviews potential wives for 48-year-old son from SLC

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 4:46pm

The father of a Salt Lake City businessman is setting up interviews for women interested in marrying his 48-year-old son, nearly a week after taking out a newspaper ad announcing the search.

Court bites back, exonerates Michigan TV vet who saved dog

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 3:50pm

A Boston terrier named Mr. Pigglesworth is as frisky as ever — and the Michigan veterinarian who saved the dog's life on a reality TV show has been cleared of misconduct.

Quiz: Can you name these cities' nicknames?

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 10:00am

Almost every major city has a nickname. Some of them are pretty obvious, like Los Angeles, “The City of Angels.” In this quiz, your knowledge on U.S. city nicknames will be tested. Some should be familiar, while others may a bit tougher.

Texas woman has foreign accent syndrome after jaw surgery

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 8:20am

A Houston-area woman's accent sounds completely different since she underwent jaw surgery in December, and doctors say she might have a neurological condition called foreign accent syndrome.

At New Jersey beach town, king and queen of marbles crowned

Natalie Pompilio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 23rd - 8:22pm

Louie Lee proved himself the current dominant male player in his sport, crushing his opponent in a national championship match Thursday in New Jersey.

Hot enough for you? Looking back at Utah’s hottest recorded temperatures

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Jun 23rd - 8:07pm

Summer is already off to a hot start with temperatures across Utah well above 90 degrees and even nearing 110 degrees in southern Utah, but it’s not nearly as bad as the Utah record book.

Fire chief: Man saved from blaze by son's cackling chickens

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 9:21am

A Pennsylvania fire chief says some cackling chickens turned out to be cock-a-doodle-do-gooders.

Cat blamed for turning on faucet, flooding Florida shelter

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 8:00am

A cat came with a flood warning when it was adopted from a Florida animal shelter.

Driver flips, totals car after slipping on snail slime

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 5:20am

Is this the definition of a slow-moving hazard?

Tony Hawk recreates his breakthrough skate trick at age 48

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 4:11pm

Tony Hawk has landed a 900 — a 2-and-a-half- turn trick few skateboarders dare to try— 17 years to the day after the same feat made him a household name.

Horseback rider on NYC bridge is raising awareness of hunger

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 12:40pm

A cowboy who tied up traffic by riding a horse across a busy bridge connecting New York City and New Jersey says he is traversing the country to raise money and awareness for child hunger.

German court restarts trial after judge repeatedly nods off

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 28th - 5:20am

A German court had to restart the trial of two men suspected of robbing a grocery store because a judge kept nodding off during the proceedings.

Blind dog with oozing sore wins World's Ugliest Dog contest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 1:11pm

A 17-year-old Chinese Crested Chihuahua with legs bowed out like a frog and an oozing sore is the winner of this year's World's Ugliest Dog contest.

Texas city council votes to oust library cat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 5:11pm

A North Texas city council has started a cat fight by voting to oust the furry mascot of the city's public library.

Stop hanging up on governor, Pennsylvania employees are told

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 12:21pm

The Pennsylvania governor's personal touch doesn't always get him very far.

Eatery has duck on menu and ducklings jumping off its roof

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 9:30am

One New Jersey restaurant has duck on its menu and ducklings jumping off its roof.