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Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams watches Michelle Lesco, left, and Miki Sudo, right, during a news conference to promote the upcoming Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot-Dog Eating Contest, Friday, July 3, 2015, at Brooklyn Borough Hall in New York.  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Miki Sudo defends Nathan’s Famous hot dog eating title

- Associated Press

Defending champion Miki Sudo captured the women’s division of the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Nathan’s Famous in Coney Island on Saturday with a flourish that emphasized strategy rather than condiments.

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Poop-sniffing dogs work for wildlife researchers

- Associated Press

Shelter dogs too intense or feisty to be adopted are helping wildlife scientists by doing what comes naturally - running through the woods and sniffing for the poop of other animals.

Wolf pack dynamics lessen death from mange

Associated Press

Research indicates that wolves suffering from sarcoptic mange have a better chance of survival when they are members of a pack. And the larger the pack the better off the sick wolves are.

California tax officials slam Blue Shield in audit

Associated Press

A decision to strip Blue Shield of California of its tax-exempt status was justified by an audit that outlines the nonprofit health insurer's stockpiling of $4 billion in surpluses, state tax officials said in a report.

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Channing Tatum in a scene from the film, "Magic Mike XXL." (Claudette Barius/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

'Terminator,' 'Magic Mike' fizzle at July 4th box office

- Associated Press

July 4th went off like a dud at the box office. Anticipated new releases "Magic Mike XXL" and "Terminator Genisys" fizzled, leaving the popular holdovers "Jurassic World" and "Inside Out" to top the holiday weekend.

FILE - In this file photo dated Saturday, May 2, 2015,  showing Britain's Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge with their newborn baby, Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, waving to the public as they leave St. Mary's Hospital in London.  The nine-week old Princess Charlotte, is to be christened at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, on Queen Elizabeth II's country estate on Sunday July 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, FILE)

Fans cheer as Princess Charlotte christened on royal estate

- Associated Press

Prince William and his wife, Kate, marked a milestone for their newborn baby Princess Charlotte on Sunday - a christening ceremony on Queen Elizabeth II's country estate that was steeped in royal tradition.

Founder of Utah's Shakespeare Festival keeps event growing

Associated Press

Fred C. Adams, the 84-year-old founder of southern Utah's annual Shakespeare festival, is still going strong, overseeing an event that has grown from a small production in 1962 to one that now draws 150,000.