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Dog missing from Pa. found in Oregon
Dog missing from Pa. found in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. — A Jack Russell terrier that went missing from its Pennsylvania home has turned up at an animal shelter nearly 3,000 miles away.

A good Samaritan this month spotted the 7-year-old dog named Gidget wandering in the Portland...

Dog missing from Pa. found in Oregon
Dog missing from Pa. found in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. — A Jack Russell terrier that went missing from its Pennsylvania home has turned up at an animal shelter nearly 3,000 miles away.

A good Samaritan this month spotted the 7-year-old dog named Gidget wandering in the Portland ...

Thai leader sorry for bikini safety comment

BANGKOK — Thai junta leader Prayuth Chan-Ocha apologized for comments he made about the safety of foreign tourists wearing bikinis following the deaths of two backpackers on a resort island.

Prayuth, who seized power in a May 22 coup and...

Drag queens fight Facebook over names
Drag queens fight Facebook over names

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco drag queens are sparring with Facebook over its policy requiring people to use their real names, rather than drag names such as Pollo Del Mar and Heklina. But the world’s biggest social network is not...

Yelp group mourns loss of popular reviewer

Online community to honor critic

by dining at his

favorite eatery

Woman accused of shoplifting $144 in eye shadow
Woman accused of shoplifting $144 in eye shadow

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas woman whose mug shot shows her in heavy aqua and maroon eye shadow is accused of shoplifting $144 in makeup.

Police in Fayetteville, Arkansas, arrested 31-year-old Brandy Allen,...

Woman accused of setting fire with burned bacon

VERNAL, Utah — A Utah woman accused of using a pound of bacon to start a fire in her ex-boyfriend’s house will stand trial on arson charges.

Police said Cameo Adawn Crispi, 32, repeatedly called and texted her former flame...

Bear heads stolen from remote Maine cabin

FARMINGTON, Maine — The person who broke into an off-the-grid cabin in remote western Maine didn’t get away with money, jewelry or other valuables. Police said the thief took a pair of bear heads.

Franklin County Sheriff Scott...

Garden gnome alert: 400 missing in Austria

VIENNA — A leading Austrian political party has issued a garden gnome alert after 400 of its figurines disappeared from lamp posts used in campaigning.

Placed by the Socialist Party ahead of elections in western Austria, the gnomes were...

Moose shows up at German office canteen

BERLIN — Maybe he got hungry?

A moose on the loose in the eastern German city of Dresden evaded capture before getting stuck inside an office building, tantalizingly close to the canteen.

A spokesman for Dresden police said...

Colorado marshal can’t adjust to high altitude

NEDERLAND, Colo. — Nederland, Colorado’s town marshal said he is resigning after just six months because he can’t adjust to the altitude.

The Daily Camera reported Monday that Jim Matheney wanted to dispel rumors, including...

Police: naked Pa. man won’t be charged

PHILADELPHIA — Police said a half-naked Philadelphia man who attacked a driver while proclaiming to be the messiah won’t be charged with a crime.

Authorities said the 57-year-old man was unconscious when they found him on a street...

Guinness awards world’s oldest man
Guinness awards world’s oldest man

TOKYO — A 111-year-old retired Japanese educator who enjoys poetry has been recognized as the world’s oldest living man.

Sakari Momoi received a certificate from Guinness World Records on Wednesday. He succeeds Alexander Imich of...

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