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Lost Dogs Found After Five Years

WICHITA, Kan., (UPI) — A Kansas couple said their beloved basset hounds have been returned to them after being stolen from their Tennessee back yard more than five years ago. Brenda Travis and Tom Shields said the dogs, Allie and Bama, were taken from their home in Murfreesboro, Tenn., more than five years ago. The […]

Man Celebrates 90th Birthday With Skydiving

EXETER, Maine, (UPI) — A 90-year-old Maine man who flew planes for the Navy and Coast Guard celebrated his 90th birthday by going sky diving. Retired Navy Capt. Lester Slate of Exeter, who flew planes for the Navy and Coast Guard for 40 years, said his tandem jump Sunday at Pittsfield Airport through Central Maine […]

Lawn Chair Balloon Flight Forced To Land

BEND, Ore., (UPI) — A lawn chair balloon flight for two men was forced to land early in Oregon due to variable wind, thunderstorms and the loss of 35 helium-filled balloons. Kent Couch and Fareed Lafta hoped to reach Montana by Sunday in their specially built, two lawn chair rig, but were forced to land […]

Image Of 'Virgin Mary' Forms In N.J. Tree

WEST NEW YORK, N.J., (UPI) — Hundreds of people are flocking to a New Jersey city to see what they say appears to be the likeness of the Virgin Mary that has formed in a tree. The image formed on a tree trunk near the intersection of 60th Street and Bergenline Avenue in West New […]

Game Wardens Fret LA Bear's Celeb Status

GLENDALE, Calif., (UPI) — Increasingly popular Twitter feeds have California officials worried their options in dealing with a wayward bear in a Los Angeles suburb are becoming limited. A Glendale resident has been issuing updates and wisecracks under the handle TheGlendaleBear, which has in turn revved up the celebrity status of the bear folks have […]

Alaska Town Elects A Cat For Mayor

TALKEETNA, Alaska, (UPI) — A cat named Stubbs has been the mayor of a small Alaskan town for about 15 years, locals say. Known locally as “Mayor Stubbs,” the part-manx was named mayor of Talkeetna shortly after he was born, KTUU-TV, Anchorage, Alaska, reported. As the story goes, about 15 years ago, some residents of […]

Bonnie And Clyde Guns Poised For Auction

AMHERST, N.H., (UPI) — Two handguns carried by notorious U.S. bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde could bring in $200,000 apiece at auction this fall, the auctioneer predicted. Bobby Livingston of RR Auction in New Hampshire said Clyde Barrow’s .45-caliber automatic and a .38-caliber revolver Bonnie Parker had strapped to her leg were the last weapons […]

New York Dog Wedding Costs $250,000

NEW YORK, July 13 (UPI) — A New York woman said she is throwing a record-setting $250,000 wedding for her dog to benefit the Humane Society of New York. Wendy Diamond, founder of Animal Fair Media, said Thursday night’s wedding of her rescued pooch, Baby Hope, and Chilly Pasternak, a Virginia dog chosen in an […]

Study: Meal With Ex Can Heighten Jealousy

ITHICA, N.Y. (UPI) — Researchers at Cornell University in New York say dining with an ex can suggest intimacy and create more jealousy in a current partner than a no-meal meeting. Kevin Kniffin and Brian Wansink, co-authors of a study that appeared Wednesday in the journal PLoS On, said they asked undergraduates to rate their […]

Third Friday The 13th Of The Year

NEWARK, Del. (UPI) — A Delaware mathematician said July 13’s Friday the 13th is the third this year, which is the maximum number of times the date can occur in a single year. Tom Fernsler, a mathematician at the University of Delaware, said 2012’s three Friday the 13ths, Jan. 13, April 13 and July 13, […]

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