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Tiger wearing collar with leash caught in South Texas city

| Apr 27 2016 - 1:30am | Comments

CONROE, Texas — Animal control officers have captured an apparently domesticated tiger that was spotted roaming a residential neighborhood in a South Texas city.

  • Posted: Apr 4 2016 - 1:30am

    MANKATO, Minn. — One dog apparently has learned a new trick: how to drive a semi-truck.

  • Posted: Apr 2 2016 - 1:30am

    LAUREL, Miss. — Officials say a family dog in Mississippi recently came home with more than a bone or toy to play fetch — the pup had a big bag of marijuana.

  • Posted: Apr 1 2016 - 1:31am

    HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — A report of armed men near an Arkansas elementary school led to a campus lockdown before police confirmed the three were actually pest control employees chasing squirrels.

  • | Posted: Mar 31 2016 - 11:34am

    SEATTLE (AP) — A fungal disease that has killed millions of bats nationwide has spread to Washington state, the first time white-nose syndrome has turned up in the western United States, federal wildlife officials said Thursday.

  • Posted: Mar 31 2016 - 1:31am

    An Aristolochia microphylla is in flower and buds in Holualoa. Caroly Zahaki/Community Contributor

  • | Posted: Mar 31 2016 - 1:31am

    MOLOKAI (AP) — A visit to the island of Molokai offers a window on a unique and tragic chapter of Hawaiian history. For about a century beginning in 1866, some 8,000 individuals afflicted with leprosy were quarantined to live out their lives on the remote Kalaupapa Peninsula on Molokai’s northern shores. Their stories are told at Kalaupapa National Historical Park.

  • Posted: Mar 30 2016 - 1:30am

    CAL-NEV-ARI, Nev. — Buying your own town is as easy as buying 500 acres of vacant land located just 70 miles south of Las Vegas from the founder of a place called Cal-Nev-Ari.

  • | Posted: Mar 29 2016 - 1:30am

    Think all your slow cooker is good for is cranking out pots of chili and beef stew? Think again! This versatile kitchen workhorse can be put to use for all manner of things you probably never realized. So we’ve gathered seven of our favorite slow cooker hacks to help you get the hang of making the most of yours.

  • | Posted: Mar 29 2016 - 1:30am

    Nothing speaks to me of spring like a salmon salad. It’s light and pretty and herby, and when you add pasta it becomes a real meal. It’s also quite portable, so you’ll want to think of this when you’re envisioning lunch at your desk the next day, or when you’re invited to a potluck event. And talk about easy to make. Poach the salmon. Boil the pasta. Puree dressing. Dump everything together and you’re good.

  • | Posted: Mar 27 2016 - 1:31am

    NEW YORK — You know that feeling you get when you walk into a hotel room and you just want to fall on that big white bedspread with the fluffy pillows?

  • | Posted: Mar 25 2016 - 1:30am

    SEATTLE — Chef Michelle Matsko paused as she walked to work Wednesday, gazed up from beneath her red umbrella and marveled: After a full day, a man still was perched near the top of an 80-foot-tall sequoia tree in the middle of a shopping district in downtown Seattle.

  • Posted: Mar 24 2016 - 1:30am

    PRAGUE — At first, their elephant dung was sold to gardeners as fertilizer. Now Prague Zoo has come up with a new use for it: making paper.

  • | Posted: Mar 22 2016 - 2:30am

    Family members often like to point out one another’s shortcomings. Recently, mine lamented the lack of fried chicken in their lives. Mind you, we love fried chicken — of all kinds. We even happily eat fried chicken that is just passable or from a local chain. But its appearance on our dinner table proves rare. Mostly for health reasons, partly because the cook abhors the lingering aromas.

  • | Posted: Mar 22 2016 - 1:31am

    Easter sides are depressingly predictable. There will be asparagus, of course. If you’re lucky, there might even be three or four variations of asparagus. And there will be peas. And gratin potatoes. And probably some sort of salad. Not that there’s anything wrong with any of this.

  • Posted: Mar 22 2016 - 1:31am

    LOS ANGELES — Long-distance runners are water-obsessed by necessity, but Mina Guli is on another level. She’s trying to run more than 1,000 miles through seven deserts on seven continents in seven weeks to raise awareness of worldwide water shortages.