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No kidding! King Charles III bestows royal title on rare golden goat breed

Jul. 16, 2024 14:19 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — King Charles III has bestowed a royal title on a rare golden goat breed. From now on, the breed known for its connection to the island of Guernsey will have the special title of Royal Golden Guernsey Goat. The title, bestowed Tuesday during the king's visit to the...

These Picassos prompted a gender war at an Australian gallery. Now the curator says she painted them

Jul. 12, 2024 05:32 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — They were billed as artworks by Pablo Picasso, paintings so valuable that an Australian art museum’s decision to display them in an exhibition restricted to women visitors provoked a gender discrimination lawsuit. The paintings again prompted international...

This nearly 10-foot Gatsby sub is made by a South African restaurant with a taste for the supersized

Jul. 12, 2024 03:14 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The idea came — as the nutty ones often do — over a few drinks in a bar. A South African restaurant served up a 3-meter-long (9.8 feet) sandwich recently in the latest offering from an establishment with a taste for the supersized. The giant...

His brother was found dead, his mother was arrested, then this baby was found crawling by a highway

Jul. 10, 2024 21:34 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana sheriff says a 1-year-old “miracle baby” survived two days of sometimes stormy weather before a truck driver spotted him crawling along a roadside the day after his 4-year-old brother was found dead and his mother was arrested in Mississippi. ...

'We have to be wacky.' With suggestive poses and pets, election campaigning tests Tokyo's patience

Jul. 05, 2024 02:39 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo elects a new governor this weekend, but residents say personal publicity stunts have overtaken serious campaigning to a degree never seen before, with nearly nude women in suggestive poses, pets, an AI character and a man practicing his golf swing. It's...

Bertoletti, Sudo win top dog honors at Nathan’s Famous power-eating contest, absent longtime champ

Jul. 04, 2024 22:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Patrick Bertoletti gobbled up 58 hot dogs to win his first men’s title Thursday at the annual Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest, taking advantage of the absence of the event's biggest star. In the women's competition, defending champion Miki Sudo won her...

Patrick Bertoletti of Chicago wins his first men’s title at the annual Nathan’s hot dog eating contest

Jul. 04, 2024 13:04 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Patrick Bertoletti of Chicago wins his first men’s title at the annual Nathan’s hot dog eating contest.

Defending champion Miki Sudo wins women's division at annual Nathan's Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest

Jul. 04, 2024 11:21 AM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Defending champion Miki Sudo wins women's division at annual Nathan's Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest.

Yes, some animals can have babies without a mate. Here's how

Jul. 03, 2024 16:58 PM EDT

A boa constrictor in the U.K. gave birth to 14 babies — without a mate. Is it a miracle? The result of a secret rendezvous? Probably not. Females of species have the ability to reproduce asexually, without sperm from a male. The process is called parthenogenesis, from the Greek...

Flying objects and shrunken heads: World UFO Day feted amid surge in sightings, government denials

Jul. 02, 2024 16:36 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — For those of you who don't celebrate World UFO Day, consider this: A former U.S. Air Force intelligence officer told Congress last summer about a government program that retrieves and reverse engineers unidentified flying objects. The Mexican...