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

Linda Wang, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 4:01pm

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):

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.

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.

Kind act spreads to 167 drivers at Indiana McDonald's

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 8:41am

A customer's act of kindness at a southern Indiana McDonald's sparked a chain reaction of niceness in its drive-thru line.

Oregon joins states where roadkill can be harvested for food

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:40am

Some folks in Oregon might not want to ask, when served an elk burger or a venison steak, where the meat came from.

Oregon joins states where roadkill can be harvested for food

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 1:50am

A bill recently signed into law in Oregon allows drivers who crash into deer and elk on the road to harvest the animals' meat for food.

Top dog, Brynneth Pawltro, elected mayor of Kentucky town

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 7:30pm

Being mayor is a ruff job but somebody has to do it.

Professor to student mom: Just bring your baby to class

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 12:00pm

A professor in Tennessee has a solution for a student who missed class after she couldn't find someone to babysit her 3-year-old girl: Just bring the child to class.

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.

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.

Big catch: Fisherman finds camera, returns it to owner

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 6:10am

A man who was fishing in the Tennessee River reeled in a waterlogged camera and then used social media to track down its owner in Florida.

Chinese parents alarmed by miniature crossbow craze

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 4:01am

Powerful mini-crossbows that shoot toothpicks and needles are the new must-have toy for schoolkids across China — and a nightmare for concerned parents and school officials.

Worker bit in tussle with would-be thief over stripper pole

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:48am

Police in Little Rock say a mall worker wrestled away a stripper pole from a would-be thief who bit the employee during the struggle.

British schoolboys don skirts amid shorts ban in heatwave

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 10:05am

Boys at a British high school have found a novel way around strict uniform rules banning shorts, as the country swelters through a heatwave.

Suspect lights cigarette at end of wild police pursuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 7:55am

Los Angeles police say a woman led officers on a wild chase in a suspected stolen car that lasted a half-hour and ended when she crashed into a pole.

Genoa makes special airport waiver for famed pesto sauce

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 7:45am

The Italian port city of Genoa has taken pride in its famed pesto sauce to new heights by granting special airport waivers for those who can't get enough of the basil and pine nut pasta sauce.

Cops: Woman with history of thefts steals hair highlights

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 7:10am

A Pennsylvania woman with a history of stealing meals and services has allegedly struck again, this time at a hair salon.

Naked thief nabbed by Austrian police at Vienna hotel

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 21st - 6:10am

Austrian police have arrested a suspected thief. But first, they made sure he put on some clothes.