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Ultra-marathon runner reunited with missing stray dog

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 9:31am

An ultra-marathon runner has been reunited with the stray dog that accompanied him through part of a grueling desert race in China and then went missing.

Owner: Missing potbellied therapy pig is found, now home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 6:21pm

A missing potbellied pig that serves as a therapy animal has been returned to its Pennsylvania owners.

This photo of a couple saying goodbye is breaking hearts

Jamie K. White, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 10:28am

A photo posted online showing an elderly couple holding hands and crying has been shared thousands of times on Facebook.

Quiz: Can you pass a 5th grade math exam?

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 10:00am

In recognition of back-to-school season, in this quiz, you’ll go back to school — 5th grade, to be exact — and test your math knowledge. These questions are grade-school level, but they are by no means easy.

Florida man survives lightning strike, spider, snake bites

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 8:33am

Kyle Cook can't decide whether he's really unlucky or incredibly fortunate.

For 10 years, possibly biggest pearl was hidden under bed

Teresa Cerojano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 8:50am

A Filipino fisherman in western Palawan island has found possibly the world's biggest pearl, but he didn't know it.

Branching out: Stick sculptor gains global following

Tracee M. Herbaugh, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 11:01pm

The towering, whimsical shapes Patrick Dougherty creates by twisting and weaving sticks together have gained him an international following. Now, the artist who lives in a log cabin near Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is back in New England to build two more of his almost cartoon-like stick sculptures.

Sour letter from Bonnie and Clyde to ex-ally up for auction

Mark Pratt, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 3:00pm

Bonnie and Clyde made it quite clear how they felt about a former member of their gang in a letter they sent to him as he sat in the Dallas County Jail.

Dog-gone: Canine candidate re-elected Minnesota town mayor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 12:50am

The four-legged mayor of a northwestern Minnesota village greets voters like a true politician.

Russian cat adopts abandoned baby squirrel monkey from zoo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 7:00pm

A Russian cat has adopted a baby squirrel monkey after he was abandoned by his mother at a zoo, comforting the little primate by letting him cling to her back for warmth.

UK broadcaster shuts down for hour, asks viewers to exercise

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 4:50am

One of Britain's leading broadcasters has blacked out its programs for an hour in hopes of spurring viewers to get some exercise.

Ultra-marathon runner reunited with missing stray dog

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 11:00am

An ultra-marathon runner has been reunited with the stray dog that accompanied him through part of a grueling desert race in China and then went missing.

Handsome cop upstages rock stars in Northern Ireland

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 9:21am

Fans in Northern Ireland are keenly awaiting a Belfast music festival featuring Avicii and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. But the build up to Friday's event has been dominated by a policeman offering safety advice for the event.

GPS device in stolen cigarette box leads to arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:00am

A GPS device inside a stolen carton of cigarettes led to the arrest of two robbery suspects in Maryland.

Shirtless suspect catches ride on Florida school bus

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 10:40am

Deputies in Florida arrested a shirtless 27-year-old burglary suspect after they say he caught a ride on a school bus.

Woman drives through store after refused gift card purchases

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 9:00am

Employees of an Oregon grocery store are cleaning up after a police say a woman drove her SUV into the store and down the aisles.

Cops: Man in Batman costume, Captain America mask stole beer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 5:30am

Do superheroes drink beer?

Massachusetts laundry detergent thieves make a clean getaway

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 8:40am

Thieves who stole 15 bottles of laundry detergent from a Massachusetts home have made a clean getaway.

Childless Bosnian couple stage and attend their own funeral

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 6:10am

A childless Bosnian couple have staged and attended their own funeral saying they wanted it to be an opportunity to celebrate life with friends and family.

Hawaii woman wins $10.7M off penny slot machine in Vegas

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 4:40pm

A Hawaii woman has won more than $10 million playing the penny slots in Las Vegas.