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Hunchbacked dog is crowned world's ugliest mutt

A 10-year-old mutt named Quasi Modo, whose spinal birth defects left her a bit hunchbacked, is the winner of this year’s World’s Ugliest Dog contest. The pit bull-Dutch shepherd mix and her owner took the $1,500 prize Friday night, besting 25 other dogs competing in the contest that applauds imperfection, ...

Jun 18, 2015

Venezuela golf course sparks diplomatic row

A dispute has been teed off between Switzerland’s ambassador to Venezuela and a neighboring elite golf club after a banner appeared at the diplomat’s residence warning that golf balls injuring or killing anyone inside would violate the Vienna Convention. The large placard, on the ...

Truck carrying 2,200 pigs overturns on Ohio highway

Jun 9, 2015

Truck carrying 2,200 pigs overturns on Ohio highway

A semitrailer carrying 2,200 piglets overturned on an Ohio highway. Numerous agencies and volunteers worked to corral the animals after the crash Monday night on U.S. Route 35 in Xenia Township, near Dayton. Crews picked up the squealing pigs by their hind legs. They ...

Jun 4, 2015

BBC apologizes after journalist tweeted queen's 'death'

The BBC on Wednesday apologized and launched an internal inquiry after a tweet sent from the account of one of its producers said Queen Elizabeth II had died, during a test of coverage for a royal death. The first of a series of tweets ...

Jun 2, 2015

Loud sex lands British woman in prison

A British woman who kept her neighbors awake by engaging in enthusiastic love-making was sentenced to two weeks in prison on Monday after a neighbor complained about her “screaming and shouting.” The court ruling stated that at around 5 a.m. on Jan. 29, 2015 ...

May 31, 2015

Woman throws away Apple computer worth $200,000

Her electronic waste is someone else’s treasure. A recycling center in the Silicon Valley is looking for a woman who dropped off an old Apple computer that turned out to be a collectible item worth $200,000. The computer was inside boxes of electronics that ...

Romney lasts two rounds against Holyfield in charity boxing match

May 16, 2015

Romney lasts two rounds against Holyfield in charity boxing match

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and five-time heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield squared off in the ring Friday at a charity fight night event in Salt Lake City. Romney, 68, and Holyfield, 52, sparred, if you could call it that, for just two ...

May 9, 2015

Crime doesn't spray: Man pepper-sprays self during robbery

A man is in jail after authorities say he foiled his own robbery by accidentally pepper-spraying himself. The Register-Herald reports that 43-year-old Michael Kevin Meadows of West Virginia was arrested Wednesday for attempted robbery. Authorities say a man went into a pharmacy in Beaver ...

Britain debuts first Princess Charlotte souvenirs: mugs

May 7, 2015

Britain debuts first Princess Charlotte souvenirs: mugs

The first souvenirs commemorating the birth of Princess Charlotte were rolling off the production lines on Wednesday, in a race to fill London tourist shops and meet online orders. The family-run business Prince William Pottery in Liverpool, northwest England, began printing mugs as quick ...