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Escaped inmate heads for the bar, and more

An inmate who escaped from a Pennsylvania jail made the mistake of stopping in a local bar for a celebratory beer.

Escaped inmate heads for the barAn inmate who escaped from a Pennsylvania jail made the mistake of stopping in a local bar for a celebratory beer. Timothy Bonner, 40, went to Richy’s Bar after breaking out of a police station’s jail cell, and asked customer Robert Smith to buy him a beer. Smith did so, but cops burst through the door seconds later. “He didn’t even get to take a drink of it before they slammed him on the bar,” Smith said. “He was only here a few minutes.”

Katie Couric's date with Larry KingKatie Couric once had an awkward date with Larry King—and had to fight off the much older broadcaster’s amorous advances. Couric said she was 30 and single when she met King, then 53, in Washington, D.C. On the date, Couric says, King ordered a low-cholesterol meal “because he had just had quadruple bypass, which was hot.” King—who has married eight times—then insisted on taking her back to his place, where he “lunged’’ at her. “I was like, ‘Oh, mother of God,’” Couric said. “I said, ‘Larry, you are such a nice man, but I would like to meet someone a little closer to my age.’”

Dog lover saves gay dog from executionA dog in Tennessee whose owner tried to have him euthanized for being “gay” has been saved from execution. Shelter officials say the pit bull–bulldog mix was dropped off by his owner, who said he’d caught him mounting another male dog and didn’t want a “gay” pet. After dog lovers publicized the dog’s predicament, he was adopted by one Stephanie Fryns. “He’s pretty scared of everything, which is understandable,” Fryns said. She named the dog Elton and is having him neutered.

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