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Governor's adoption of Veto the dog violated shelter rules

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 11:40am

A woman who had her heart set on taking home the same stray dog that Republican Gov. Paul LePage adopted is angry that the animal shelter broke its own rules by making the canine available to him a day before it was available to the public.

Chinese boy born with 31 fingers and toes; parents hope for surgery

Jareen Imam, CNN  |  Posted  May 4th - 6:01pm

Meet Hong Hong. He's almost 4 months old, lives in China and has 31 fingers and toes.

Driver had a monkey on his back even before he got arrested

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 4:40pm

A Washington state driver who had a monkey on his back wound up with handcuffs on his wrists.

Have You Seen This? Pet owner makes 'Jurassic Park' pen for tortoise

Angie H. Treasure  |  Posted  May 4th - 1:16pm

People love their pets. Sometimes, they love them enough to build them a movie-themed enclosure.

Employee is suing his boss because his job was too boring

Ivana Kottasova and Armelle De Oliveira, CNN  |  Posted  May 4th - 10:31am

Bored at work? Try suing your employer. That's what Parisian Frederic Desnard is doing. He has taken his former employer Interparfums to court because his job was too boring.

Maine's GOP governor, veto record-holder, names new dog Veto

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 3:31pm

Republican Gov. Paul LePage, the state's all-time veto champion, has named his new dog Veto.

Have You Seen This? Ticklish cat says 'wow'

John Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted  May 3rd - 1:14pm

This cat has a secret button. What happens when you push it, you ask? Adorableness, that's what.

Vermont family to keep wood duck after state issues permit

Wilson Ring, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 3:41pm

State game officials have backed down and allowed a woman to keep a 3-year-old wood duck that was brought home by one of her dogs when it was a chick.

Duck leads ducklings on annual waddle through school's halls

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 3:20pm

A mother duck has grown attached to a Michigan elementary school's courtyard, returning each year to lay her eggs and then walk the hallways with her ducklings — with the help of students and staff — to safely get to a nearby pond.

Police: Boy, 12, stole school bus, was stopped by passer-by

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 6:10am

Police in Maine say a 12-year-old boy stole a school bus and went on a brief joy ride before being stopped by a man who followed the vehicle and took control of it.

No fries with that: Call city residents Hattiesburgers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 2:01pm

Call them Hattiesburgers, even if historians are choking on that mouthful.

Political change: Mayor forced to count pennies to pay fine

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 1:11pm

A Miami-area mayor won his bid to pay a $4,000 ethics fine with pennies and nickels, but only after he agreed to count and box the coins himself.

NYPD boogies down for Running Man Challenge dance-off

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 9:41am

Officers from the New York Police Department are shaking their booties in response to a challenge to participate in the Running Man Challenge dance-off.

Michigan couple avoids jail over lost Dr. Seuss library book

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 9:10am

A Michigan couple who faced jail after they borrowed a novel and a Dr. Seuss book from a local library and held onto them long past their return dates will remain free.

Woman arrested for staying silent during traffic stop sues

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 9:00am

A Philadelphia woman who was arrested after she refused to answer questions during a traffic stop in New Jersey has sued state police, claiming troopers violated basic rules by arresting her for remaining silent.

Spanish town entertained by escaped hippopotamus

Ciaran Giles, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 5:50am

Officials say a hippopotamus that escaped from a visiting circus caused some traffic chaos and not a little diversion when he strolled easily along a street in the southwestern town of Palos de la Frontera.

The fireman's pole is history _ at least in Vienna

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 7:00am

The fireman's pole is history — at least in Vienna.

Cross-bearing 'Jesus' arrested at Apple store for trespass

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 7:11am

A man who calls himself "Philly Jesus" has a new cross to bear: He was arrested at a Philadelphia Apple store on a trespassing charge.

Give peace a chance? Say it, don't spray it, tagger told

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 1:41pm

Pittsburgh police are fine with giving peace a chance, as long as you say it and don't spray it.