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The Associated Press
AP Top Strange News At 8:47 p.m. EDT

Lucey is tops in Iowa's `Beautiful Bulldog' event
AP Photo
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Lucey is a slobbering 18-month-old pooch whose human family dreams of making her a therapy dog....

Former Iron Curtain still barrier for deer
AP Photo
PRAGUE (AP) -- The Iron Curtain was traced by an electrified barbed-wire fence that isolated the communist world from the West....

Indiana cat missing 5 years reunited with owner
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) -- A cat that went missing five years ago has been reunited with its owner in Indiana thanks to an implanted microchip....





GM profit sinks; CEO sees no recall hit to sales
AP Photo
DETROIT (AP) -- The cost of recalling nearly 7 million cars and trucks sank General Motors' first-quarter profit, but the company's CEO said the much-publicized recalls have yet to cut into sales....

Man seeks to hide 'murder' tattoo before trial
GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) -- A Kansas man charged with first-degree murder is afraid the tattooed mirror-image letters spelling out the word "murder" across his neck might prejudice a jury, so he is asking for a professional tattoo artist to remove or cover it up....

Extra crispy: French fry truck burns in Maine
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) -- Bring on the ketchup: A tractor-trailer carrying 40,000 pounds of french fries caught fire in a Wal-Mart parking lot in the Maine city of Waterville....

Mexican vigilantes search caves for cartel leader
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Vigilantes are searching an extensive cave system in the hunt for the last fugitive boss of the Knights Templar drug cartel, a "self-defense" group leader in western Mexico said Thursday....

Mayor's menu filled up: 1 day, 24 restaurants
JENKINTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- The mayor of a small town in the Philadelphia suburbs can offer a guarantee to his constituents: He won't be going to bed hungry....

Rabbit heads left in 2 sisters' mailboxes
WESTFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- Westfield police are investigating after severed rabbit heads were found this week in two mailboxes in this western Massachusetts town....

Easter butter lamb gets 'pardon' at Buffalo market
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- There's at least one butter lamb in Buffalo that won't be going under the knife this Easter....