Union chief: Irish army running short of uniforms

|Thursday, Oct. 02, 2014

Legend has it that Celtic warriors once charged into battle naked. Things aren't that bad in the modern Irish army, but its union chief says soldiers must wage a daily battle for uniforms.

AP PHOTOS: Lines linger for famed Chicago hot dogs

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

Chicago's hippest hot dog stand helped elevate the lowly sausage into a culinary superstar by stuffing it with exotic ingredients including escargot, foie gras and rattlesnake. When the owner announced the gourmet shop was closing, everyone expected encased-meat aficionados to line up for one last taste.

Police: Worker hid $1,200 worth of meat in pants

|Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

A New York supermarket employee has been accused of leaving the store with $1,200 worth of meat hidden in his pants.

New Mexico hopes 'singing road' curbs speeding

|Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

New Mexico transportation officials are hoping an experiment along historic Route 66 will curb speeding.

Dozens of items left behind at Big E

|Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

With 1.5 million visitors, a few people are bound to lose something at the Eastern States Exposition.

Reports: China body-searched 10,000 pigeons

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

The 10,000 doves released in a ceremony Wednesday for China's National Day underwent unusual scrutiny, each having its feathers and anus checked for dangerous materials, state-run media reports said, reflecting government jitters over possible attacks.

Cat, dog, lasers: A senior portrait to remember

|Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

A New York boy and his cat, a principal and her dog — and lasers.

FTC to retailers: Drop your caffeinated drawers

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

If you purchased caffeine-infused underwear because of promises it will make you thinner, federal regulators say you were hoodwinked — but at least you can get your money back.

Correction: Buffalo Silos-Beer Ad story

|Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

In a story Sept. 30 about a beer advertisement being installed on grain silos, The Associated Press erroneously reported the company that paid for the ad. The ad was paid for by Buffalo-based Labatt USA, not Toronto-based Labatt Breweries.

Elk nose into Grand Canyon water stations

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Grand Canyon officials have reduced waste by banning disposable plastic water bottles and installing water stations for visitors.