DOGS CAN BREATHE EASIER
NEW YORK (AP) -- Some dogs are breathing easier today. The Olympics are over and, just maybe, their owners might remember their needs. Some Olympic fans say chores piled up during the two weeks of the London Games. Some even 'fussed up to neglecting walking their dogs. A California woman says Bausch wasn't getting his nightly walk. A Miami man says he forgot to walk the dog before he left for work. And yes, he says there was a "surprise" waiting for him when he got home.
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) -- They thought he was dead -- until he sat up. Police and a coroner were called to the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania after getting a report a man was floating face up in a lifejacket just below a dam. The area is no stranger to drowning. Turns out the man had fallen asleep while cooling off a hot summer day. He didn't know what was going on until a dragonfly landed on his nose. That's when he sat up. He apologized for the confusion.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Could it be this driver was trying to diffuse a possible tense situation or was he just a really happy guy? Witnesses to an accident in Spokane, Wash., told police one of the drivers got out of his wrecked car and started dancing. Police took him into custody because he reportedly ran a stop sign and T-boned another car. That driver suffered minor injuries.
AIRPLANE BIKINI SHOW
DANANG, Vietnam (AP) -- Tired of the same-old safety demos on airplanes. Looking for more than the in-flight movie for entertainment? Then Vietjet Air might be the airline for you. It had a group of bikini-clad beauty queens strut through a packed plane dancing. They handed out teddy bears and happy male passengers took a lot of photos. The airline says it followed all safety regulations, but Vietnam regulators still fined it $960 for not getting permission for the three-minute show.
SEASIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) -- The dietary habits of goats are always being made fun of. They're eating cans or important papers, like junior's homework, or eating grass so a guy can lay around in a hammock instead of mowing. But a New Jersey town sees them as "nature's weed eaters." Seaside Park wants to "hire" some goats to get rid of poison ivy in an environmentally sensitive area. The town can't burn the ivy or use chemicals because the patch overlooks Barnegat Bay. The goats don't come cheap. The price for about 15 goats and two handlers could hit $20,000 and the job could take up to three weeks. There's just one concern. The goats might eat the plants they aren't supposed to.
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