• Watch: Loose llamas lassoed after running amok near Phoenix; social media explodes

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    SUN CITY, Ariz. — Two quick-footed llamas that dashed in and out of traffic in a Phoenix-area retirement community were captured by authorities Thursday, causing a stir in the streets and on social media. Television footage showed a large, white llama and a smaller, black llama...

  • Judge rules for NFL star Adrian Peterson, paving way for reinstatement

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    A federal judge has cleared the way for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson to be reinstated. U.S. District Judge David Doty issued his order Thursday, less than three weeks after hearing oral arguments. Doty overruled NFL arbitrator Harold Henderson's previous denial...

  • Life-saving train design is rarely used

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the collision between a Southern California commuter train and a truck abandoned on the tracks was this: No one died and only eight people on board were admitted to hospitals. Officials with the Metrolink train system credit...

  • Spacewalking astronaut safe after water leaks into helmet

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A spacewalking astronaut ended up with unwanted water in his helmet Wednesday after breezing through a cable and lube job outside the International Space Station. The leak was scarily reminiscent of a near-drowning outside the orbiting complex nearly two...

  • Experts: Insanity case as in 'American Sniper' hard to win

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) — The former Marine convicted of killing "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and another man was hospitalized multiple times for psychiatric treatment and was prescribed medication to treat schizophrenia. He spoke of pig-human hybrids and the apocalypse and was...

  • 70-vehicle pileup in snowy Maine leaves at least 17 injured

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    ETNA, Maine (AP) — More than 70 vehicles got tangled up in a series of chain-reaction pileups Wednesday along a snowy stretch of Interstate 95 in Maine, injuring at least 17 people, state police said. The pileups in Etna, near Bangor, happened at about 7:30 a.m. and involved several...

  • New England wildlife also suffering through tough winter

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    GRAFTON, Mass. (AP) — New England's epic snowfalls haven't just made life miserable for humans: animals are suffering, too. Veterinarians with Tufts University's wildlife clinic say subzero temperatures and heavy snows have savaged birds and critters that struggle to survive even in...

  • Refracted rays from Nutella jar blamed for UK house fire

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — London's firefighters say sun rays refracted by a Nutella jar likely caused a house fire. The city's fire brigade says investigators believe the glass jar — which had been emptied of the hazelnut spread — had been placed on a window sill and refracted sunlight, setting...

  • Boston-area amateur bowls perfect 900 series

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    When Hakim Emmanuel lined up his 36th and final ball of the night, all other activity at the Westgate Lanes in Brockton, Massachusetts, had stopped. "They were like, 'This guy has a shot at a perfect series,'" Emmanuel said. "It was so quiet you could hear a needle drop. That's when...

  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel forced into April runoff election

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel failed to capture a majority of the vote Tuesday in his bid for a second term, an embarrassment for the former White House chief of staff who now faces a runoff against Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia. The result exposed possible...

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