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Conn. couple named 'longest married' in US

Posted: 02/07/2013 - John and Ann Betar weren't supposed to get married. Her father had arranged for her to wed another man, but she and John fled Bridgeport and eloped in New York.

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Tired in Vienna? Nap for a price at new studio

Posted: 02/07/2013 - Tucked behind a Gothic church and surrounded by Renaissance-era houses, a new studio is offering deal-makers, movers and shakers and foot-sore tourists respite at a price: a half-hour power nap for 11 euros ($15).

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Stewie, the world's longest cat, dies in Nevada

Posted: 02/06/2013 - Stewie was surrounded by family when he succumbed to a yearlong battle with cancer Monday evening at his Reno home, owner Robin Hendrickson said Tuesday. He was 8.

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Stolen giant cookie sculpture recovered in Germany

Posted: 02/06/2013 - Spokeswoman Jacobe Heers says the 20-kilogram (44 pound) gilded sculpture was found Tuesday morning outside a university. It was hanging from the neck of a horse sculpture with a red ribbon.

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NY library book returned 55 years late, with $100

Posted: 02/06/2013 - The Daily News says the biography of a 16th-century priest called "Fire of Francis Xavier" was checked out of the Fort Washington branch in upper Manhattan on April 10, 1958.

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Pittsburgh girl, 6, crashes car in bid to see dad

Updated: 02/05/2013 - Pittsburgh police say a determined 6-year-old girl didn't hurt anyone when she crashed her mother's car while trying to drive across town to visit her father.

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Packing for Paris? Old law bans pants

Posted: 02/04/2013 - If it isn't already daunting enough to pack for a trip to fashionable Paris, female visitors, beware: It's illegal to wear pants.

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Beer will help power Alaska brewery

Posted: 02/04/2013 - The Alaskan Brewing Co. is going green, but instead of looking to solar and wind energy, it has turned to a very familiar source: beer.

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4 arrested for defying San Francisco's nudity ban

Posted: 02/04/2013 - Four protesters were arrested entirely in the buff as they took to the steps of San Francisco City Hall in a brazen challenge of the city's ban on public nudity on Friday, the first day it went into effect.

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Experts: We've found England's King Richard III

Updated: 02/04/2013 - University of Leicester researchers say it is "beyond reasonable doubt" that a battle-scarred skeleton unearthed last year is the king, who died at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485.

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Russian judge fired after falling asleep in court

Posted: 02/01/2013 - Judge Yevgeny Makhno of Blagoveshchensk City Court in Russia's Far East was forced to resign Friday for obviously falling asleep several times while trying a businessman on charges of fraud.

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Patrick Fitzgerald takes on Socrates at mock trial

Posted: 02/01/2013 - Patrick Fitzgerald has prosecuted mobsters, terrorists, a White House aide and two Illinois governors. On Thursday, the former top prosecutor got a crack at Socrates. Yes, that Socrates, the Greek philosopher.

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Pa. girl back to class after bubble gun suspension

Posted: 02/01/2013 - A 5-year-old kindergartner is headed back to class in central Pennsylvania after being suspended for comments she made to another girl about a pink toy gun that blows soapy bubbles

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Sperm whale secretion may spell fortune for UK man

Posted: 02/01/2013 - Ken Wilman told British broadcasters that he had been walking along Morecambe beach in northern England when his dog, Madge, discovered a hard, soccer ball-sized piece of smelly rock.

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Dozens interested in Wash. pot consultant job

Posted: 02/01/2013 - The job description requests an unlikely mix of skills: five years of regulatory experience, with a law degree preferred, and extensive knowledge of all things marijuana.

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Police: Pa. man stopped for beer after breakout

Posted: 01/31/2013 - Police say a western Pennsylvania man stopped at a bar and had a beer minutes after he broke out of a police station holding cell after his arrest on an assault charge.

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Aspen reviews 14 mph speed limit to alert drivers

Posted: 01/31/2013 - Aspen city council members are considering a 14 mph speed limit in a residential area of the Colorado mountain town in attempt to get the attention of drivers and have them slow down.

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Roaming cows create havoc at Mass. cemetery

Posted: 01/31/2013 - Police say a small herd of cows knocked over 40 American flags and veterans' bronze grave markers, then snacked on a few flower arrangements, at the Center Cemetery in Southampton on Monday.

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