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Toilet charity gets Indian village to take on Trump name

Vaishnavee Sharma, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 8:02am

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.

World's Ugliest Dog Contest awards underdogs' inner beauty

Linda Wang, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 1:44am

The World's Ugliest Dog Contest is celebrating man's best friend's perfect imperfections in California on Friday.

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.

EU takes fat out of fire: Belgian fries are out of danger

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 20th - 11:04am

The European Commission wants all Belgians, and the world at large, to know: your famous fries are safe.

Pet squirrel that foiled Idaho home burglary returns to wild

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 20th - 7:40am

A pet squirrel named Joey who gained fame as a crime-fighter might be more of the lover type.

Ohio woman reunited with lost tortoise after two-week search

Mark Gillispie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 19th - 8:31pm

A wayward tortoise's surprising trek around Ohio has ended happily for its owner, whose two-week search, in a twist of fate, might have saved her sister's life.

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.

Woman who hid gun in her vagina gets probation in drug case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 20th - 4:54pm

A Texas woman who police said packed a loaded pistol in her vagina has been sentenced to probation after she pleaded guilty to drug possession.

Jockeys avoid collision with riderless horse at Minn. track

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 20th - 3:46pm

This was a very unwelcome turn for a race horse.

Senior student mocks school's dress code with yearbook quote

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 20th - 3:30pm

A teenager has left a permanent mark on her long-running battle against her high school's dress code.

10-foot alligator roped, wrangled off East Texas ranch

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 19th - 3:27pm

A Texas rancher lassoed a 10-foot alligator and wranglers crawled atop the thrashing reptile's back after it got a little too close to the landowner's cattle.

Blooming corpse flowers draw crowds in Northern California

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 17th - 6:43pm

Plant lovers in Northern California are getting a rare treat as two corpse flowers bloom for the first time in a decade.