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U. students stressed by finals encounter 'Cry Closet' in library

Andrew Adams, KSL TV  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:13pm

As finals week began Wednesday at the University of Utah, students passing through the J. Willard Marriott Library encountered an unexpected space to help them cope with their testing anxiety: An art installation dubbed "The Cry Closet."

Admiring teen's courage, Dwayne Johnson declines prom invite

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 1:23pm

An eastern Minnesota teen who asked her celebrity crush Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to prom got a huge surprise when he actually responded.

Town bids farewell to iconic, 200-year-old copper beech tree

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 10:52am

Officials in a western New York town are bidding a sad farewell to an iconic 200-year-old tree.

Elderly man calls police for ride to visit wife in hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 9:29am

An elderly Pennsylvania man had no way of visiting his ill wife in the hospital, so he called police to help.

'Bow-Z' wows crowd at bulldog pageant for Drake Relays

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 3:01pm

A 2-year-old pup once destined to be euthanized was crowned the winner of Sunday's "Beautiful Bulldog Contest" at Drake University.

Michigan couple gives 14th son creative middle name

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 11:53am

A Michigan couple had a little bit of fun naming their 14th son.

Cops corral coyote after 2-hour pursuit in Philadelphia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 6:35am

Philadelphia police have captured a coyote after a two-hour chase.

German cops nab pair with 130 pounds of stolen chocolate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 6:18am

Two people are under investigation in Germany after being caught in possession of some 60 kilograms (130 pounds) of stolen chocolate.

Dog bites police horse participating in mounted unit event

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:35pm

Authorities say a dog in a yard near a police mounted unit event in Pennsylvania escaped and bit one of the participating horses on its legs.

Kansas City suburb: Half-car joke an 'eyesore' and must go

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:18am

A Kansas City suburb is pressuring the owner of a cut-in-half car adorned with a sign reading, "Divorced. She got ½," to junk the junker.

Woman gets prison for using someone else's tainted urine

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 9:14am

An Ohio woman might want to ask some questions if she tries to borrow someone's urine again to pass a drug test.

Penn State says wilderness is too risky for outdoors clubs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 1:21pm

A near-century-old outdoor recreation club will now refrain from going outside because it is too dangerous out in the wilderness, according to officials at Penn State University.

Airline passenger fined after keeping free airline apple

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 12:11pm

The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol has fined a woman $500 for not declaring she was bringing a free apple into the U.S. that she received on her Delta Air Lines flight from Paris.

Texas man sentenced to 50 years for $1.2M theft of fajitas

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 12:09pm

A Texas man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for stealing $1.2 million worth of fajitas over nine years.

Strip club agrees to replace racy billboard

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 10:04am

The owner of a Connecticut adult entertainment club has agreed to replace a risqué billboard along an interstate highway.

Squirrel wins UC Berkeley student senate seat

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 2:13pm

The University of California, Berkeley has elected a squirrel to its student senate.

It's true! Broadway was traffic-free for 2 Manhattan miles

Verena Dobnik, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 4:16pm

It was a bold New York experiment: closing Broadway to traffic for two Manhattan miles.

Police rescue baby raccoon trapped under SUV hood

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 2:25pm

A baby raccoon halted Northern California traffic after he crawled inside the engine compartment of an SUV stopped at a traffic signal.

Mom: Preschool's ban of the term 'best friend' is silly

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 8:14am

A Massachusetts family is looking for a new preschool for their 4-year-old daughter because her current school has barred use of the term "best friend."