Research on dogs might shed light on human responses to food: study

Researchers in Hungary who found that normal and overweight dogs behaved differently in tasks involving food say the dogs’ responses were similar to what might be expected in normal and overweight humans. The study suggested dogs could be used as models for future research into the causes and psychological impacts of human obesity, the authors of the paper from Budapest's ELTE University said.

Signs seeking return of heirloom: 'My mother will kill me'

MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — A recent college graduate desperate to recover a family heirloom mistakenly left curbside when he moved out of his apartment is plastering his neighborhood with signs warning, "My mother will kill me."

Fat dogs teach humans new tricks about obesity: Hungarian study

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Fat dogs have a lot in common with overweight humans, including an interest in top quality food and an unwillingness to settle for second best, Hungarian scientists have found.

Man buried alive under major city street

FOR three days Mike Parr will meditate, draw and read while buried underneath a busy main road in Hobart’s city centre.

2 inn workers eat pot-laced candy left by guests, get sick

SHELBURNE, Vt. (AP) — Police say two employees of an inn at a popular Vermont tourist destination ate marijuana-laced chocolate left behind by guests and got sick.

Airplane-towed banner falls in NJ, smashes car window

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — An airplane-towed banner broke loose and came down near New Jersey's statehouse, fluttering to the ground and shattering the rear windshield of a parked car.

Montana man rescues tired fawn from bed of sewer sludge

FORT BENTON, Mont. (AP) — A north-central Montana man rescued a tired fawn from a bed of drying sewer sludge while others helped reunite the baby deer with its mother nearby.

Trucks collision in Arkansas causes fire and spills Fireball

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Add Fireball to the menu served up by Arkansas roads.

Turtle Gives Finger To Louisiana Police

Investigators are trying to determine how a severed human digit wound up inside a turtle's stomach.

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