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Pup named Huckleberry crowned 'Beautiful Bulldog'

Posted: 04/23/2013 - The contest is now in its 34th year and is held ahead of the annual Drake Relays track and field meet. The university's mascot is a bulldog, and each year's winner becomes the mascot for the relays event.

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Vietnam police seize 53 king cobras from car

Posted: 04/23/2013 - Officer Dang Van Hanh said Monday the live snakes were taken to a wildlife rescue center near the capital where they treated before being released into the wild.

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Oregon juror jailed for texting during trial

Posted: 04/22/2013 - A judge in Oregon noticed an unexpected glow on a juror's chest while the courtroom lights were dimmed during video evidence in an armed-robbery trial.

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Pa. woman cited for calling 911 seeking divorce

Posted: 04/17/2013 - Police have cited a 42-year-old Pennsylvania woman for disorderly conduct after she called 911 requesting a divorce and police assistance to make her husband leave.

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Legal pot draws tourists to Colo., Wash., for 4/20

Posted: 04/15/2013 - Thousands of people are expected to join an unofficial counterculture holiday celebrating marijuana in Colorado and Washington this coming weekend, including out-of staters and even packaged tours.

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Boat filled with protected species hits coral reef

Posted: 04/15/2013 - A Chinese vessel that ran into a protected coral reef in the southwestern Philippines held evidence of even more environmental destruction inside: more than 22,000 pounds of meat from a protected species

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Swallowed ring recovered by NH police

Posted: 04/15/2013 - Authorities charged 52-year-old Ronald Perley with theft and falsifying physical evidence after they say X-rays showed the 14-karat white-gold ring with princess-cut diamonds inside him.

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Lithuanian woman shares home with 3 puma cubs

Posted: 04/12/2013 - Rasa Veliute, a 23-year-old volunteer at the zoo in Klaipeda, a Baltic Sea port town, says she took the cubs home four months ago after their mother began neglecting them.

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Chicago woman fighting $100,000 parking fine

Posted: 04/12/2013 - The car was left for nearly three years in an O'Hare International Airport parking lot. WBBM says a judge dismissed the lawsuit Wednesday and pressed the parties to try to reach a settlement.

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Bullet hits Philadelphia shop worker's belt buckle

Posted: 04/12/2013 - A grocery store employee said Thursday that he is thanking God and his belt buckle for saving him from a stray bullet that smashed through the market's front door.

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Honolulu court screeners find pet duck in bag

Posted: 04/12/2013 - Security screeners at a Honolulu courthouse noticed something moving inside a defendant's bag as it passed through an X-ray machine earlier this week.

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Giant John Paul II statue readied for unveiling

Posted: 04/10/2013 - Workers are putting the finishing touches on a new statue of the late Pope John Paul II that its backer is calling the tallest one of the pontiff in the world.

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Frog-phobic man awarded $1.6M over runoff flooding

Posted: 04/09/2013 - Paul Marinaccio Sr. traces his fear of frogs to a childhood incident in Italy when a man holding bullfrogs chased him away after he'd wandered from the vineyard where his parents worked.

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Frog-phobic man awarded $1.6M over runoff flooding

Posted: 04/08/2013 - He found himself describing his phobia to a jury, calling himself "a prisoner in my own home" after runoff water from a nearby development turned his 40-acre property into wetlands and inundated it with frogs.

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