Man driving motorcycle in dark hits black cow and dies

June 26, 2016

RUSSELL, Kan. (AP) — A 59-year-old Kansas man was killed when the motorcycle he was driving Friday night collided with a black cow on a blacktopped road. Kansas Highway Patrol trooper Brant Birney said there were no witnesses when James Zordel hit the cow on a paved rural road about six miles south of...
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Blind dog with oozing sore wins World’s Ugliest Dog contest

June 25, 2016

PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) — A 17-year-old Chinese Crested Chihuahua with legs bowed out like a frog and an oozing sore is the winner of this year’s World’s Ugliest Dog contest. SweePee Rambo took home the title at the annual Petaluma World’s Ugliest Dog contest Friday night at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds after besting 15 other...
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Teen pierced in eye by javelin flown to hospital

June 25, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Officials say a teen was taken to a hospital in a helicopter after he tripped and was stabbed in the eye by a javelin at a Portland track meet. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports (http://goo.gl/S3B3hw ) people began calling Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue Friday afternoon saying a track meet competitor in...
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Court bites back, exonerates Michigan TV vet who saved dog

June 24, 2016

DETROIT (AP) — A Boston terrier named Mr. Pigglesworth is as frisky as ever — and the Michigan veterinarian who saved the dog’s life on a reality TV show has been cleared of misconduct. The Michigan appeals court on Friday overturned a $500 fine and probation for Jan Pol, who has a popular show...
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Texas city council votes to oust library cat

June 24, 2016

WHITE SETTLEMENT, Texas (AP) — A North Texas city council has started a cat fight by voting to oust the furry mascot of the city’s public library. The governing council of the Fort Worth suburb of White Settlement voted 2-1 to give the library 30 days to find a new home for Browser the...
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2 charged with racking up $30,000 in unpaid tolls combined

June 24, 2016

FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say they’ve nabbed two New Jersey residents who have racked up about $30,000 in unpaid tolls combined. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says officers pulled over Englewood resident John Reynolds on Wednesday morning after seeing him pass through the E-ZPass lane of the George...
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After ad, dad interviews potential wives for 48-year-old son

June 24, 2016

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) — The father of a Salt Lake City businessman is setting up interviews for women interested in marrying his 48-year-old son, nearly a week after taking out a newspaper ad announcing the search. Baron Brooks tells the Spokesman Review newspaper that his father, Arthur Brooks, took out the $900 ad...
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