Golden retriever named Mueller is mayor of Southern California town

Mueller the golden retriever is almost as famous as special counsel Robert Mueller. Almost. Maximus Mighty-Dog Mueller II, or Max for short, has been the mayor of the Southern California town of Idyllwild since 2014. The town, which is non-incorporated, has has been electing canines for its highest office since 2012. Nonprofit Idyllwild Animal Rescue Friends sponsored the town’s first-ever […]

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Arnav Gupta, man who set himself on fire near White House, dies

A man who set himself on fire near the White House has died of his injuries, authorities confirmed Thursday. Arnav Gupta, of Bethesda, Md., erupted into a bright orange fireball at the Ellipse, a tourist-filled 52-acre public park that sits north of the Washington Monument, around 12:20 p.m. Wednesday. Once the flames were extinguished, Gupta was rushed to a local […]

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Granddad, 69, with just six months to live 'devastated' after being told by DWP to reapply for his benefits

A TERMINALLY ill grandad with six months to live was “devastated” after the government ordered him to reapply for benefits or they would be axed. Ron Stevenson, 69, was diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND) ten years ago and depends on the weekly payments to supplement his care. The ex-special needs teacher, from Staplefield, West Sussex, is almost completely paralysed […]

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Michigan man shoplifted Walmart 3 times in one day: police

Matthew Brown faces up to five years in prison if convicted of first-degree fraud charges. (Michigan State Police) A Michigan man recently made three shoplifting trips to a Walmart in just one day and stole $6,000 worth of merchandise, police said. Matthew Brown, 34, faces first-degree retail fraud charges in connection with the alleged crime. He was arraigned in the […]

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Israel heads to election as Netanyahu fails to form govt

Israel’s parliament voted to dissolve itself early Thursday, sending the country to an unprecedented second snap election this year as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a governing coalition before a midnight deadline. Interested in Israel? The dramatic vote, less than two months after parliamentary elections, marked a setback for Netanyahu and sent the longtime leader’s future into turmoil. […]

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Israel faces new election after talks fail

Jerusalem: Israeli lawmakers have voted to dissolve parliament, paving the way for a new election after veteran Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a coalition government before a midnight deadline. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.Credit:AP The ballot is widely expected to take place in September, the second this year. It represents unprecedented upheaval, even in a country used to […]

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