- Sea lion found starving in San Diego restaurant on the mend
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Veterinarians say a starving sea lion rescued last week after finding its way into a fancy San Diego restaurant is on the mend.
- Boston program allows smokers to vote with their butts
BOSTON (AP) — The city of Boston is trying to rid the streets of unsightly cigarette butts by placing special receptacles in high traffic areas that will allow smokers to vote on a simple question.
- Thousands of thumbtacks found in California dog park
HERCULES, Calif. (AP) — Police say they have stepped up patrols and are considering putting cameras to try to catch whoever is spreading thousands of thumbtacks across a Northern California dog park.
- AP PHOTOS: Jumping donkey leaps to fame in Egyptian village
AL-ARID, Egypt (AP) — A donkey has leapt to fame in a small Egyptian village by defying her species' well-known stubbornness and jumping hurdles on command.
- Mayor shows love to skateboarders, lifts ban in Love Park
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Skateboarders in Philadelphia are feeling the love from Love Park now that the mayor has temporarily lifted a ban on skating there until it closes for renovations.
- Grin and bear it: NHL players say losing teeth part of game
When Brent Burns packs his bags for road trips, the San Jose Sharks defenseman often leaves something behind: his cosmetic teeth.
- Man waves gun behind TV reporter during live broadcast
NEW YORK (AP) — Police say they're investigating after a man appeared to wave a handgun behind a television news reporter during a live broadcast in New York City.
- Charges dropped against woman who nursed baby squirrels
HOWELL, N.J. (AP) — Charges against a New Jersey woman who nursed two abandoned baby squirrels back to health have been dropped on a technicality.
- Rare weather event produces spontaneous snowballs in Idaho
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Thousands of snowballs rolled in a flat central Idaho field look like the work of hundreds of ambitious kids — except there are no human tracks.
- Cops: Arrested NY man admits role in nearly 100 theft cases
AUBURN, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a 24-year-old central New York man who admitted to being involved in about 100 thefts has been arrested again after robbing a woman.