Eager eaters weigh in ahead of July 4 hot dog contest in New York

Jul 4, 2015

Eager eaters weigh in ahead of July 4 hot dog contest in New York

Contestants have hit the scales ahead of the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Coney Island’s Nathan’s Famous. Reigning champion Joey Chestnut joined past winners at the weigh-in Friday ahead of the 99-year-old Independence Day boardwalk tradition. The dogs will be served ...

Hunchbacked dog is crowned world's ugliest mutt

Jun 28, 2015

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 ...

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 ...

Oregon port's fake orca 'scarecrow' capsizes

Jun 6, 2015

Oregon port's fake orca 'scarecrow' capsizes

A giant, motorized fake orca deployed to scare off hundreds of sea lions ensconced on the docks of an Oregon fishing village capsized before it could complete its scarecrow mission, officials said Friday. Officials in the town of Astoria were working Friday to tow ...

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 ...

Napoleon's life rebuilt with Legos for Waterloo anniversary

May 30, 2015

Napoleon's life rebuilt with Legos for Waterloo anniversary

It is an achievement that Napoleon himself might have been proud of: a huge tableau of the French emperor’s life made entirely out of 1.2 million Lego blocks. The exhibition in the Belgian town of Waterloo marks the 200th anniversary of the famous battle ...

May 30, 2015

Stool pigeon? India seizes bird over spying fears

Indian police said Friday they had detained a pigeon that flew into a village near the heavily militarized border with Pakistan on suspicion it was being used for espionage. Police said they had X-rayed the bird to see whether it was carrying anything suspicious ...