PAW LICKING GOOD
Black bear breaks into Idaho kitchen
David Edwards of Ketchum told the Idaho Mountain Express that his dog's barking woke him one night last week. When he went to investigate, he saw a black bear on its hind legs, paws on the stove, licking the leftover Chinese food in a cast-iron pan. After going to wake his wife, Edwards returned to the kitchen to find the furry dishwasher was gone and the pan was clean.
FEAR OF FLYING
Delta drops use of scary word
Kathryn Stockett's Delta ticket carried the confirmation number "GONER5," NBC News reported Friday. In response, Delta Air Lines has said it will ensure "GONER" is gone from its confirmation vocabulary.
• A video posted Sunday shows taxi passengers in Oslo discovering their driver is Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, dressed as a cabbie. The prime minister says the point was to find out "what people really think." Norway holds its parliamentary election Sept. 9.
• A candidate dubbed the "Australian Sarah Palin" has been widely mocked after she mistook Islam for a country in a TV interview, the BBC reports. Stephanie Banister, 27, who was running in Queensland for the anti-immigration One Nation Party, withdrew Saturday after only 48 hours.
Compiled from wire services and other sources.