WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pucker up Mr. President. It took a couple tries to get President Barack Obama to plant a smacker on the first lady at a basketball game in Washington last night. The first couple was taking in the USA Basketball exhibition match against Brazil. The first time the Kiss Cam caught the first couple, they smiled and the president put his arm around the first lady. Some in the crowd booed the bashful prez. But President Obama got a do-over later in the game. This time he delivered. The Kiss Cam showed the president giving Mrs. Obama a big kiss right on the lips. And the crowd roared.
FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) -- The U.S. Army is sending 11 soldiers to the London Olympics. But they're not part of the security team. These GIs are part of the U.S. Olympic team. Seven are athletes, while four are coaches. Sergeant Dremiel Byers is a wrestler. He says soldiering and wrestling have a lot in common, "Never quit. Keep driving, keep pressing." The Army Olympians are members of the Army's World Class Athlete Program, with headquarters at Fort Carson in Colorado. They got a formal send-off yesterday from their boss, a three-star general.
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PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) -- A soldier is getting her canine best friend back. Her basset hound went missing three years ago in Texas and has turned up in northern Arizona. Prescott police say the soldier returned from deployment in Iraq in 2009. She asked a friend in Fort Hood to watch the pooch while she went on a training mission. Police in the Prescott area say Molly the basset hound was found roaming loose earlier this month. The dog was ID'ed thanks a microchip. Relatives of the solider, who hasn't been named, are now carrying for Molly. The dog's GI owner will be pick her up in about a month once her current assignment is over.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- It's one way to turn off the TV -- but it's not with the remote. Police in Salem, Oregon, report a man shot his TV set. According authorities, Robert Edward Walters was fooling around with his dog and the laser scope on his gun. Police say Walters apparently forgot the gun was loaded when he pointed at the TV and pulled the trigger. A police spokesman tells KATU-TV the bullet went through a wall and into the next home. No one was hurt, but one of the five people in the other house called the cops. Walters is now accused of unlawful discharge of a firearm and five counts of reckless endangering.
HONOLULU (AP) -- The former USS Niagara Falls has served one last mission -- as target practice. The Navy sank the decommissioned ship off Hawaii, as part of a live-fire exercise. It's the first time since 2010 the Navy sent one of its own to a watery grave. Two more ships are slated to be hit with torpedoes, bombs and other things that go boom this month.
BOSTON (AP) -- Some Massachusetts highway workers found a surprise in the H-O-V lane. The crew was opening the high occupancy vehicle lane inbound to Boston yesterday morning. The workers discovered a fawn stranded between the concrete barriers. The scared little deer was put into a truck, where they fed it grass and gave it some water. Wildlife officials say the fawn will be released into the wild at the nearby Blue Hills Reservation.
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