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Covered wagon overturns, snarls traffic on Arkansas highway

In this Monday, Aug. 31, 2015 photo, a tow truck removes a chuck wagon that overturned on the Interstate 30 bridge in Little Rock, Ark., while being towed behind a car. The wagon was en route to the annual Chuckwagon Races planned this weekend in Clinton, Ark. (Tami Mcham via AP)LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — History bumped into modern times when a covered wagon overturned on a busy Arkansas interstate, snarling traffic for a short time.

Posted on 1 September 2015 | 10:02 pm

Las Vegas’ new ad campaign pushes ‘sexy’ watering habits

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Another part of the drought-ridden West is attempting to make water conservation sexy, this time with funny ads in Las Vegas.

Posted on 1 September 2015 | 9:11 pm

New Jersey town wants to be its residents’ designated driver

MARLTON, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey town hopes to end drunken driving by being its residents’ designated driver.

Posted on 1 September 2015 | 8:31 pm

Senator with son named McKinley decries mountain name change

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut state senator has personal reasons for opposing the name change of North America’s tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali.

Posted on 1 September 2015 | 8:10 pm

NY court refuses to hear appeals in chimp personhood case

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An animal rights group seeking legal personhood for chimpanzees won’t get a hearing in the state’s highest court.

Posted on 1 September 2015 | 7:12 pm

First Dane goes into space — to test bike gear

Denmark will send its first man into space on Wednesday and in keeping with the country’s love of all things cycling, one of his jobs will be to test new equipment on Danish-made exercise bikes at the International Space Station. Dubbed “Denmark’s Gagarin” by European Space Agency officials after the first man in space, Andreas Mogensen will lift off at 0437 GMT (12:37 a.m. EDT) accompanied by Russian Sergei Volkov and Kazakh Aidyn Aimbetov on ESA’s 10-day “sprint” mission. The aim is to test equipment in areas of telerobotics and communications as well as monitoring the impact of space travel on Mogensen himself as his short voyage is unique in missions that normally last several months, according to ESA.

Posted on 1 September 2015 | 2:35 pm

Baby girl delivered in back of Uber car by Lincoln Tunnel

NEW YORK (AP) — Officials say a baby girl was successfully delivered in the backseat of an Uber car parked at the mouth of the Lincoln Tunnel.

Posted on 1 September 2015 | 1:50 pm

Southern New Jersey man digs up live cannonball in backyard

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, N.J. (AP) — The Atlantic City bomb squad was dispatched to a southern New Jersey home over the weekend after a man dug up a live cannonball in his backyard.

Posted on 1 September 2015 | 10:19 am

Facing shortage, British sperm bank tells men: ‘Prove your worth’

The head of Britain’s national sperm bank urged men to prove their manhood and help ease a shortage after the center signed up just nine registered donors in the year since its creation. “If I advertised saying ‘Men, prove your worth, show me how good you are’, then I would get hundreds of donors,” Laura Witjens, the chief executive, told the Guardian newspaper. It’s a source of pride.” Denmark’s biggest sperm bank, privately-owned Cryos, said it had more than 450 registered donors and was exporting sperm to more than 80 countries.

Posted on 1 September 2015 | 9:24 am

3,000 Philly Naked Bike Riders photo-bomb wedding shoot

In this Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 photo, Ross Cohen, left, and Blair Delson celebrate their wedding day at the edge of Dilworth Plaza in Philadelphia, as participants in the annual Philly Naked Bike Ride pass by. (Joseph Gidjunis/JPG Photography via AP)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Here comes the bride all dressed in white. And, don't look now, but here come thousands of bicyclists not dressed in anything.

Posted on 1 September 2015 | 3:42 am

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Barry the Bedlington terrier swaps tricycle for open-top Rolls Royce – and he’s driving fans wild

The playful pooch hit the headlines after learning to ride a tricycle, but he's now upgraded to classic cars

Posted on 2 September 2015 | 9:36 am

Are McDonald’s eggs real? Find out what really goes into your fast food breakfast snack

A TV presenter goes behind the scenes to find out what ingredients the fast-food franchise use when it comes to your breakfast

Posted on 2 September 2015 | 9:06 am

Watch your step, Officer! Policeman shows off his impressive skipping rope skills

The policeman was at a community event when he decided to take a break from his patrol – and throw himself right into the middle of the action

Posted on 2 September 2015 | 8:32 am

Wallaby caught on camera living wild in the British countryside by stunned dog walkers

Wallabies are native to Australia and New Guinea, and in the same family as kangaroos – but they have been introduced to the UK on a number of occasions

Posted on 2 September 2015 | 8:22 am

Board game shenanigans with social media twist bag lucky couple £25k dream wedding and honeymoon

Joanne Hodge and Brian McNicol used The Game of Life as inspiration for a video, which was then submitted to a competition

Posted on 2 September 2015 | 7:58 am

Next Professor Brian Cox? Brainy toddler lists all the planets in our solar system

The cute little boy was caught on camera by his mother who claims her son knows facts about each planet too

Posted on 2 September 2015 | 7:47 am

Stop smoking with the help of rainbow-spewing unicorns and hip-hop music

If you're stopping smoking, do it because it's the right thing to do – because you won't be inspired to by this anti-smoking video

Posted on 2 September 2015 | 7:23 am

Watch hilarious moment woman attempts a backflip off a boat but it turns into an epic fail

She psychs herself up and prepares for the somersault – but things go very wrong

Posted on 1 September 2015 | 11:01 pm

This Gran Can: Watch these grandmas rocking out at music festivals, skydiving and surfing

These grans are enjoying a 'second wind' in their fifties and there is no stopping them.

Posted on 1 September 2015 | 10:13 pm

‘You need more string up your bum mum’: Little boy’s hilarious tampon comment in Waitrose causes Facebook storm

The unnamed three-year-old made the outburst while he was on a supermarket shopping trip with his mother

Posted on 1 September 2015 | 9:22 pm