A LIFE WELL LIVED: ANTONIO PECCHIA
It's anyone's guess how BooBoo the cat travelled more than 3,000 kilometres from California to Canada, but its American owner says she can't wait to be reunited with her brown tabby, who went missing four years ago.
FUNCHAL, Portugal - Cristiano Ronaldo has an airport named after him, but it was his odd-looking statue that attracted attention in Wednesday's ceremony honouring the Portugal star in his hometown.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A 96-year-old woman and an 89-year-old man were wheeled to the wrong gate at a South Florida airport and ended up on a flight to upstate New York instead of Michigan.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A robber in Virginia ruined his own getaway — first by breaking his leg in a jump off a balcony, and then by calling the authorities to help him.
MEXICO CITY - Altars to the Virgin of Guadalupe are ubiquitous at businesses across Mexico. Now federal police say one has even been used in a gasoline smuggling racket in the central state of Puebla.
MERIDIAN, Idaho - A pet squirrel named Joey prevented a burglary attempt in Idaho last week by scratching the teen suspect when he tried to break into a gun safe, police said.
MANCHESTER, Pa. - Pandemonium broke out at a southern Pennsylvania supermarket when a rogue deer smashed through its glass entrance and briefly ran amok.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Forget the fine china. Domino's Pizza has launched a wedding registry site that allows couples to order the pie of their dreams.
NEWARK, N.J. - The owner of a New Jersey trucking company has been arrested while trying to board a flight to Aruba and charged with racking up more than $1 million of unpaid tolls and fees.
EDMONTON - A runaway cat from Saskatchewan that jumped a westbound CN freight train to Alberta has been reunited with its owner.
ST. ALBERT, Alta. - An Alberta woman from a farming village of less than 500 people says she was surprised and stressed when she found out she'd won a $50-million Lotto Max jackpot.
MEXICO CITY - Passengers on a commercial flight in Mexico were given a start when a serpent slithered into the cabin in a scene straight out of the Hollywood thriller "Snakes on a Plane."
MILAN - An Italian land artist has used his tractor to transform a field near the Italian city of Verona into a giant portrait of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
QUEBEC - Philippe Couillard's poetic side emerged Wednesday as he invoked Moliere and Samuel Beckett in paying tribute to Parti Quebecois member Sylvain Gaudreault.
BARRIE, Ont. - Police in Barrie, Ont., say they've charged an elderly woman's granddaughter after getting a report that $12,000 in jewelry had been stolen.
WASHINGTON - The oddest of Senate odd couples — California Democrat Barbara Boxer and Oklahoma Republican Jim Inhofe — have accomplished something highly unusual in this bitter election year: significant, bipartisan legislation on the environment that has become law.
CHILLIWACK, B.C. - Some suspects are tougher to take into custody than others, but Mounties in Chilliwack, B.C., had no trouble with one unusual arrest.
HOLLYWOOD, Ala. - After spending more than 40 years and $5 billion on an unfinished nuclear power plant in northeastern Alabama, the nation's largest federal utility is preparing to sell the property at a fraction of its cost.
AJAX, Ont. - A 22-year-old southern Ontario man who was arrested, released, and arrested again, is facing several charges including a count for allegedly exposing himself in a police station.
NEWARK VALLEY, N.Y. - The images of Mario, Luigi and friends have been carved into the fields of an upstate New York farm as part of a corn maze based on Nintendo's "Super Mario Bros." game series.
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. - The third and fourth rounds were going on at the same time and with different rules. There was so much rain that there was a worker with a squeegee positioned near every green. The final putts were made in what some would call the dark. There was no re-pairing after the t…
GIMLI, Man. - Ankle-deep mounds of fish flies are piling up in the Manitoba town of Gimli where town workers are scooping them with shovels and filling dozens of garbage bags at a time.
JACKSON, Mich. - An inmate involved in a plan to toss a football filled with drugs and cellphones over the fence of a Michigan prison will spend an additional three to five years in prison.
SOMERSET WEST, South Africa - Heavy reader? Maybe this South African rugby book weighing 35 kilograms (77 pounds) and measuring half a meter by half a meter is for you. Got a spare $13,500, though?
PORTLAND, Ore. - A paralyzed collie just moments from being euthanized and his Oregon owners have more days to share thanks to a sharp-eyed vet intern who spotted the culprit - a tick.
CARROLL, Iowa - Carrie Sapp teased her husband, Brad, about being afraid of ghosts when he said he heard someone whisper "get out of here" while he was sorting cans at his Iowa recycling business.
TECUMSEH, Mich. - A Michigan couple who faced jail after they borrowed a novel and a Dr. Seuss book from a local library and held onto them long past their return dates will remain free.