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99-year-old Iowa woman gets high school diploma

Posted: 09/25/2013 - A 99-year-old Iowa woman who dropped out of a high school more than 80 years ago despite needing only one credit to graduate has finally received her diploma.

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Austria: Catholic church fined for phone texting

Posted: 09/25/2013 - A diocese says it has been found guilty of contravening Austria's telecommunications law by sending mass texts to the cellphones of followers asking them to pay overdue membership fees.

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14 panda cubs make public debut in China

Posted: 09/24/2013 - Fourteen baby pandas born in a southwest China breeding center were gathered together for their first public viewing on Monday (September 23), state media reported.

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Anti-social Dallas Zoo gorilla being shown door

Posted: 09/24/2013 - There will be no rose ceremony for a 430-pound bachelor gorilla that failed to form any meaningful relationships with fellow apes during an 18-year stay at the Dallas Zoo.

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Pipe had leak months before Hawaii molasses spill

Posted: 09/24/2013 - Department of Transportation Deputy Director Randy Grune told a news conference Friday he sent a letter in July 2012 to Matson Navigation Co. notifying the company of the leak.

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Russian shot in quarrel over Kant's philosophy

Posted: 09/17/2013 - An argument in southern Russia over philosopher Immanuel Kant, the author of "Critique of Pure Reason," devolved into pure mayhem when one debater shot the other.

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Boston homeless man glad to turn in lost money

Posted: 09/17/2013 - A homeless Boston man who police said turned in a backpack containing tens of thousands of dollars in cash and traveler's checks said even if he were desperate he wouldn't have kept "even a penny."

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Orlando station explains why it has to show Jags game

Posted: 09/16/2013 - WKMG TV issued the scrolled message on Sunday. It read that NFL policy states the station must carry all Jags away games. At the end the message said: "We apologize for any inconvenience."

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Honorary feline mayor goes home after dog attack

Posted: 09/10/2013 - Stubbs, the honorary feline mayor of an Alaska town, has recovered enough from severe injuries sustained in a dog mauling to be released from the animal hospital.

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1,200 California chickens to retire on the East Coast

Posted: 09/05/2013 - Their egg-laying days behind them, some 1,200 Northern California chickens are heading for a cozy retirement on the East Coast, where they will live outside of cages and have plenty of room to spread their wings.

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Alaska town roots for feline mayor attacked by dog

Posted: 09/05/2013 - The honorary mayor of a tiny Alaska town is noticeably absent this week, when he should be hanging out at the general store or sipping his water-catnip concoctions from a wine glass at the pub next door.

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UMass students feast on 15,000-pound fruit salad

Posted: 09/04/2013 - In what's become an annual tradition, the University of Massachusetts celebrated the start of the new academic year with a delicious, healthy, record-breaking dish.

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NYC mayoral hopeful: Don't stop trains for kittens

Posted: 09/04/2013 - A former chairman of the Metropolitan Transit Authority and New York City mayoral hopeful says he wouldn't have stopped the subway because two lost kittens were scrambling along the tracks.

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