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'Bow-Z' wows crowd at bulldog pageant for Drake Relays

DES MOINES, Iowa — A 2-year-old pup once destined to be euthanized was crowned the winner of Sunday’s “Beautiful Bulldog Contest” at Drake University.

The 39th annual tongue-in-cheek pageant for English bulldogs, Drake’s mascot, is the unofficial start to this week’s Drake Relays track meet. 69 more words


Man fought gunman: He 'was going to have to work to kill me'

NASHVILLE — The man who wrestled the gun away from the Waffle House shooting suspect in Tennessee said Sunday if he were going to die, the gunman would “have to work to kill me.” 574 more words


Squirrel wins UC Berkeley student senate seat

BERKELEY, Calif. — The University of California, Berkeley has elected a squirrel to its student senate.

The Sacramento Bee reports “Furry Boi” was named April 13 to the Associated Students of the University of California Senate. 105 more words


Police: Man fires 121 rounds into hunting cabin, later dies

MEYERSDALE, Pa. — State police say a man believed to have fired scores of rounds into a Pennsylvania hunting cabin before fleeing has been found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. 101 more words


Prosecutors say terror suspect doesn't qualify for immunity

CHICAGO — Federal prosecutors say a former California college student charged with providing material support for a terrorist group isn’t entitled to the sort of immunity that often applies to soldiers in national armies during wartime. 114 more words


NY reps ask FTC to probe reports of 9-11 compensation scam

NEW YORK — Three New York congressional representatives are asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate reports that scammers are posing as Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund staffers to get first responders’ and survivors’ personal information. 97 more words


Israeli minister vows to help Ethiopian Jews move to Israel

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Israel’s Justice minister vowed to help Ethiopia’s Jews immigrate to Israel as soon as possible during a rare visit to Ethiopia. 562 more words