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Daisy the St. Bernard recovers from her mountain ordeal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 27th - 12:38pm

Don’t worry: Daisy — the St. Bernard who reversed mountain rescue conventions — is fine.

Mountain rescuers heft ailing St. Bernard off English peak

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 26th - 2:12pm

St. Bernards are known for helping to rescue distressed travelers in the mountains, but the tables were turned Sunday in northern England.

DA: Man faked death to avoid jail but typo gave him away

Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 2:33pm

A Long Island criminal defendant tried faking his death to avoid a jail sentence, but the phony death certificate his lawyer submitted had a glaring spelling error that made it a dead giveaway for a fraud, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Have You Seen This? Dramatic tot gets ‘hit’ by swing, hilarity ensues

Martha Ostergar, Contributor  |  Posted Jul 18th - 5:02pm

The horror! The drama! The Oscar-worthy pratfall!

Kansas dog makes 50-mile trek to her old home in Missouri

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:10am

A dog named Cleo who disappeared from her home in Kansas earlier this month turned up a few days later at her old home in Missouri, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) away.

Police capture kangaroo hopping through Fort Lauderdale

Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 3:00pm

Police officers captured an unlikely suspect bouncing through a Florida neighborhood Thursday morning.

Connecticut mayor sues Delta Airlines over dog bite

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 11th - 12:31pm

Bridgeport’s mayor is suing Delta Airlines over a dog bite he says he suffered on a flight.

Vintage Super Mario Bros. video game sells for $114,000

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 11th - 10:50am

An unopened copy of a vintage Super Mario Bros. video game has been sold for $114,000 in an auction that underscored the enduring popularity of entertainment created decades ago.

Coronavirus concerns freeze Vanilla Ice show

Jim Vertuno, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 11:01am

Vanilla Ice cooled off plans for a concert in Texas after taking considerable heat for an event that sought to gather hundreds of fans in one of the nation's coronavirus hot spots.

Long haul: Dog lost on South Carolina highway found in Miami

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 27th - 8:35am

A pet dog that jumped out of a car window on a South Carolina highway has been found two weeks later, nearly 600 miles (966 kilometers) away in Miami, according to a relative of the owner.

Friends share Powerball jackpot win, keeping 1992 promise

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 10:14am

A western Wisconsin man will share his millions in lottery winnings with a longtime friend because of a promise they made to each other nearly three decades ago.

US Marshals: 'Fugitive of week' found asleep on porch

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 12:02pm

A “fugitive of the week" sought by the U.S. Marshals Service was found sleeping on a porch in New Hampshire, authorities said Wednesday.

Man wins $2M lottery after clerk gives him wrong ticket

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 12:03pm

A man in suburban Detroit was given the wrong lottery ticket. But there was no mistake about the result: a $2 million winner.

Trio of Ohio sisters give birth on same day at same hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 3:24pm

Three Ohio sisters have defied odds by giving birth on the same day in the same hospital with the same obstetrician overseeing their deliveries.

Deceased cat gets voter registration application in mail

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 11th - 10:22am

In a presidential election year, there's always a push to get people registered to vote.

Woof Warning: Dog alerts owner to house fire next door

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 4:06am

A dog in Tennessee became a hero on the Fourth of July by alerting her owner to a house fire next door.

Vanilla Ice indefinitely postpones a Texas concert that drew fierce criticism due to the coronavirus pandemic

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 2nd - 11:40am

Vanilla Ice indefinitely postpones a Texas concert that drew fierce criticism due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Wisconsin family saves bear swimming with head stuck in bin

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 30th - 1:24pm

A Wisconsin family helped save a young bear that was struggling to breathe while swimming in a lake with its head caught in a plastic food container.

Swimmer caught on video grabbing shark at Delaware beach

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 10:35am

A swimmer in Delaware was caught on camera prying a shark’s mouth open with his hands this weekend in an effort to free it from a fishing hook.