Honorary feline mayor goes home after dog attack

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Stubbs, the honorary feline mayor of an Alaska town, has recovered enough after a dog mauling to be released from the animal hospital. The 16-year-old cat’s owner, Lauri Stec, is making the long drive…

How to bring a gator hunter to tears: propose

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — How do you bring an alligator hunter to tears? Drop down on one knee and ask her, “Will you marry me?” Jimmy Greer of Madison proposed to Elizabeth Ratcliff of Canton during preparations for…

Feds: Man tried to enter US via red chile shipment

COLUMBUS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say an immigrant suspected of entering the country illegally attempted to make his journey in an unusual but hot place — a shipment of red chile. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working…

Minn. yearbook misspells school’s name on cover

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — Students who worked on the Moorhead High School yearbook this year have learned a hard lesson about proofreading, after misspelling the Minnesota school’s name on the front cover. A Forum News Service report (http://bit.ly/18KFEMp…

Six-clawed lobster donated to Maine aquarium

BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine (AP) — An unusual six-clawed lobster has been donated to the Maine State Aquarium in West Boothbay Harbor. Named Lola, the unusual lobster was caught by a fishing crew off the coast of Hyannis, Mass.…

Cat survives 11-story fall at Alaska apartment

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A house cat in Alaska is recuperating after surviving a fall from 11 stories up. The Juneau Empire reports (http://bit.ly/155gwT4) the 2-year-old cat, named Wasabi, was chasing a mosquito Monday in her owners’ apartment…

Hospital visit ends in same surgery for 2 brothers

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Two Minnesota brothers ended up having emergency gallbladder surgery after visiting the hospital. LeRoy Hanson, 65, of Sartell says he offered to give his 63-year-old brother Bruce a ride to the hospital Sunday…

16 skulls found on streets in Prague

PRAGUE (AP) — Police in Prague say 15 human skulls have been found in a wooden box found on a street, and another was found in a garbage bin. Spokeswoman Jana Roesslerova says police found the 15 skulls…

Red ‘honey’ in Utah may come from candy-fed bees

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — What appears to be red honey is showing up in some Utah beehives and state officials say it may be coming from bugs feasting on candy cane byproduct. Utah Department of Agriculture and…

London skyscraper accused of melting Jaguar

LONDON (AP) — Some love it, others hate it. London’s newest skyscraper has divided opinion, but now it’s really heating things up — literally. Developers of the unfinished “Walkie-Talkie” building — so called because of its shape —…

Ohio man who threatened police holds ‘idiot’ sign

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man who threatened officers in Cleveland is making a court-ordered public apology by standing near a police station with a sign describing himself as an idiot. A judge had ordered 58-year-old Richard Dameron to…

Correction: Beach Boys-Wedding story

CLEVELAND (AP) — A northeast Ohio couple had planned every detail of their wedding — except for the sound check of a Beach Boys concert next door during their ceremony. A few bars of “God Only Knows” played…