Are NYC’s horse-drawn carriages unfair to horses? Time may be running out for the iconic horse carriages that carry tourists around Central Park. Mayor Bill de Blasio already has declared his intention to shut down the industry. He says it is inhumane to keep horses in modern-day Manhattan. While that debate could be over, ... - Posted on February 13, 2014
Kids, don't try this at home! An Easthampton middle school student, in a scene straight out of the movie "A Christmas Story" got their tongue stuck to a metal pole. Fire Chief David Mottor says firefighters responded to White Brook Middle School at about 8 a.m. Wednesday, when temperatures were well belo... - Posted on February 12, 2014
Is this the best dog in America? Sky the wire fox terrier became America's top dog Tuesday night, winning best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club. The No. 1 show dog in the country last year, Sky went wire to wire. She beat out a standard poodle, a Portuguese water dog, bloodhound, an Irish water... - Posted on February 12, 2014
Snowboarders say halfpipe is half-baked Olympic halfpipe practice was postponed Monday. Workers will correct a pipe that has brought complaints from many riders. Shaun White is going for his third straight gold medal on halfpipe Tuesday. White, American Danny Davis and others have said the halfpipe is too ... - Posted on February 10, 2014
It's go-go for Lolo at O-lympics American bobsledder Lolo Jones has gotten ill at the Sochi Olympics, but she's doing well now. Lolo is a two-time hurdler in the Summer Olympics. She is expected to race in the Winter Olympics for the United States. Jones tweeted Monday that she was in a "quarantine room" in... - Posted on February 10, 2014
9-year-old Beagle named Uno is still number 1 More than 2,800 dogs are in the Big Apple this week. All are competing to be chosen Westminster Kennel Club's best in show. Yet no matter who wins at Madison Square Garden, chances are they'll never make as much noise as Uno. "Uno is easily the most popular Westminster winne... - Posted on February 10, 2014
Cat survives being shot with arrow In southern Utah, a cat has survived being shot through the face and body with an arrow. The Humane Societies of Utah and the United States want to know who shot the cat. A veterinarian removed the arrow and the cat is expected to survive. The animal is now bei... - Posted on February 9, 2014
Does Fred the police dog deserve a second chance? Fred the K-9 didn't cut it with the Gulfport, Miss., Police Department but he may still find respectable employment elsewhere. The Sun Herald reports that Fred did fine on patrols and sniffing out drugs, but sometimes got distracted. For example, he stopped to play with a so... - Posted on February 9, 2014
Eeww! School serves snail in salad Officials at a high school on Hawaii's Big Island say they're increasing the level of food inspection at its cafeteria. Why? Because a student found a snail in his lunch. The student found the snail on a salad served at the Kealakehe High School cafeteria. Principal Wilfred ... - Posted on February 7, 2014
Marmoset twins make NYC debut Here's a sight that will melt hearts in the midst of a brutal winter. The Wildlife Conservation Society is celebrating the public debut of twin Geoffroy's marmosets. The adorable duo reside with their parents at Brooklyn's Prospect Park Zoo. ... - Posted on February 5, 2014
Could you run up the steps of the Empire State? It was up, up, and into the record books for Suzy Walsham at the annual Empire State Building Run-up. She won the women's event for a fifth time. The Australian climbed 86 flights of stairs Wednesday night in 11 minutes, 57 seconds. Thorbjorn Ludvigsen, of Norway, won... - Posted on February 5, 2014