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The Latest: World's Ugliest Dog Contest awards inner beauty

Linda Wang, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 6:30pm

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.

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.

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.

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.