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Behind famed hot dog contest, a whopper of a legend

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 2:32pm

Nathan's Famous may be in the hot dog business, but for decades they've been peddling a whopper.

Bunker Hill: Misnamed battle sparks a social media skirmish

William J. Kole, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 10:50am

The Battle of Bunker Hill — one of the greatest misnomers in U.S. history — has sparked a social media skirmish.

Poll: Do you speak like a Utahn?

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 10:00am

For this poll, we’re asking you to answer a few questions that will help determine how Utahns speak and if some of the Utah accent traits are true or not.

Photos: 150 years of Utah Independence Day celebrations

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 7:31pm

Patriotic celebrations of U.S. freedom have been around Utah since even before it became a state. While much has changed over the decades, the love for the stars and stripes have not.

Where are they now? Woman nearly killed in crash day after HS graduation beating all odds

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 7:57pm

Marjorie Medina had just graduated from high school when another driver slammed into her car and left her seriously injured. Two years later, she’s regained normalcies her doctors originally didn’t believe she’d ever have again.

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.

German writes own obit, bans relatives from funeral

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 9:10am

A German man has taken his grudges to the grave, telling relatives in a posthumous newspaper notice that some of them aren't welcome at his funeral.

Police: Man punches another for refusing ramen noodles

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 7:10am

Police say a central Pennsylvania man beat his friend for refusing to eat some ramen noodles.

NYPD: Man stuffed bag of feces in woman's pants

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 5:30am

New York City police are looking for a man who stuffed a bag of feces down a woman's pants as she walked in Manhattan.

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.