Westminster dog show
Banana Joe is America’s top dog. The affenpinscher with the monkeylike face and wagging tail was picked as best in show Tuesday night at the Westminster Kennel Club. The 5-year-old earned his 86th best in show, a day before he was set to fly back to the Netherlands with his owner. An old English sheepdog was picked as the runner-up. Also in the best-of-seven final ring were a German wirehaired pointer, an American foxhound, a Portuguese water dog, a bichon frise and a smooth fox terrier.
‘Snow angels’ sought
With schools still closed, cars still buried and streets still blocked by the weekend snowstorm, officials are asking people to pick up a shovel. In Boston, a “snow angel” campaign is using social media to encourage neighbors to help dig out the stranded. Hundreds of volunteers carried shovels to downtown Waterbury, Conn., after the mayor promised to pay minimum wage to anyone who helped clear the City Hall area and the schools Tuesday.
Zombie alerts on TV
Two local television stations said hackers broke into their Emergency Alert System with messages Monday warning of a zombie apocalypse. Along with a crawl strip, an audio message warned viewers that “dead bodies are rising from their graves” and “attacking the living.” The messages ran on public station WNMU and ABC affiliate WBUP. Two Montana stations also were hit. WNMU General Manger Eric Smith said police determined the source isn’t local and may be from outside the country.
A 68-year-old man whose son was engaged in a bitter custody battle was identified Tuesday as the gunman who opened fire in a Delaware courthouse lobby, killing his former daughter-in-law and another woman. The gunman also died after exchanging fire with officers. Delaware State Police said Thomas Matusiewicz (muh-TOO’-suh-wits) of Edcouch, Texas, shot 39-year-old Christine Belford and her 47-year-old friend Laura Mulford on Monday.
Compiled from wire reports.