Pony-loving, boot wearing Vermin Supreme finished fourth among Democrats in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary.
Bernie Sanders beat Hillary Clinton in a rout. Martin O'Malley, who dropped out of the race after the Iowa Caucus, finished a distant third.
But the fourth place finisher was a name familiar to many New Hampshire voters: Massachusetts resident Vermin Supreme, the perennial candidate best known for his campaign platform to provide free ponies to every American.
A wild elephant rampaged through an Indian town on Wednesday, smashing cars and homes and sending panicked people running before the animal was tranquilized to be returned to the forest.
As the frightened elephant ran amok, trampling parked cars and motorbikes, crowds of people gathered to watch from balconies and roof tops. Some followed from a distance as the elephant moved through the streets.
"The elephant was scared and was trying to go back to the jungle," said Papaiya Sarkar, a 40-year-old homemaker who watched the elephant amble down a street near her home.
The elephant had wandered from the Baikunthapur forest, crossing roads and a small river before entering the town of Siliguri in West Bengal state.
The Federal Reserve's policymaking committee does not expect to cut interest rates anytime soon, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday during a Congressional hearing with the House Financial Services Commitee, NBC News reported.
"I do not expect that the FOMC is going to soon be in a situation where it is necessary to cut rates," Yellen saild, noting that the strength of the labor market gives her succor.
She added that she still expects factors holding down inflation to be transitory.
Uncertainty over interest rates had hit bank stocks in recent days. Banking stocks were up, led by Citigroup. Goldman Sachs, up 1.3 percent, gave the biggest boost to the Dow. The S&P financial sector was up nearly 1 percent.
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Burger King is about to become the Hot Dog King, too.
The fast-food chain is taking its motto, "Have it Your Way," to a whole new level later this month by adding a hot dogs to its permanent menu, CNBC reported.
Burger King will begin selling 100-percent beef hot dogs at its 7,150 restaurants on Feb. 23. Customers will have the opportunity to choose flame-grilled hot dogs that come with ketchup, mustard, chopped onions, and relish or the chili cheese dog which includes warm chili and shredded cheddar cheese.
"We wanted to keep it under the radar... We wanted to catch people by surprise," Alex Macedo, president of Burger King North America, told CNBC.
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Customs agents have seized almost 2,400 counterfeit hoverboards at the Port of Charleston.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a release Tuesday saying that the boards were seized at the docks last month.
The so-called hoverboards — which are two-wheeled, motorized scooters — were made in China and violate federal trademark laws.
The agency also makes sure that imported goods comply with U.S. laws, including consumer safety standards. It said the hoverboards also posed a fire threat because of their lithium ion batteries.
One Kentucky Wildcats fan got a bit carried away at a game against Georgia Bulldogs Tuesday night, accidentally dropping a girl while high up in the stands.
The University of Kentucky superfan, sporting an all-blue outfit, was dancing energetically when a young woman decided to joined him, NBC affiliate LEX18 reported.
The fan then picked up the girl and began sliding down the railing. He lost footing on the stairs, tripped, and fell down with the girl still in his arms.
Neither one was hurt, according to LEX18.
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A 93-year-old World War II veteran from the United States embraced his wartime girlfriend in Australia in their reunion Wednesday after more than 70 years apart.
Norwood Thomas and 88-year-old Joyce Morris laughed as they wrapped their arms around each other after Thomas flew from Virginia to the southern Australian city of Adelaide to reconnect with his long-lost love.
Morris was a 17-year-old British girl and Thomas was a 21-year-old paratrooper when they first met in London shortly before D-Day.
The two eventually married other people. Thomas' wife died in 2001; Morris divorced her husband after 30 years.
Alabama health officials say they've confirmed the first travel-related case of the Zika virus in the state.
The Alabama Department of Public Health issued a statement Wednesday saying a resident of Morgan County in the Tennessee Valley tested positive for the virus.
Acting State Health Officer Tom Miller says more cases probably will show up in Alabama, noting there there are four tests results that are still pending.
“Given the frequency of international travel to affected areas, we anticipate having additional positive cases. We are working with the medical community to identify high-risk individuals,” Miller said.
Republican presidential candidate John Kasich said Wednesday he felt "gratified" by his surprise second place finish in the New Hampshire primary but knows that will make him a bigger target for attacks in South Carolina.
"We labored in obscurity for months," said Kasich, whose stunning second finish means no candidate left New Hampshire as the sole "establishment" alternative to Donald Trump or Sen. Ted Cruz. "I think we'll be one of the ... stories coming out of New Hampshire."
Republicans now will have to take a serious look at Kasich — who focused on positive messages and good governance in strong contrast to Trump.
Kasich said he's "prepared" for negative ads against him and needs to "raise more money" to counter them.
"I know we can't just go through this like falling off the turnip truck and saying that everything is just going to be positive, because I'm going to have to respond to some of this stuff," he acknowledged. "But I'm starting to really think we're on to something."
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Automaker Volkswagen says it is recalling 680,000 vehicles with suspect air bag inflators in the United States.
Volkswagen says it has notified the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the upcoming action involving VW vehicles from model years 2006 to 2014 and that it plans to notify the owners of all affected vehicles.
Volkswagen said in a statement Wednesday that it had been notified by the agency that some drivers' side air bag inflators in Volkswagen vehicles could be defective.
Gov. Jack Markell is signing a resolution apologizing for Delaware's role in slavery and wrongs committed against blacks during the Jim Crow era.
Along with signing the resolution passed by state lawmakers last month, Markell on Wednesday also will present a proclamation recognizing African American History Month. He will also help unveil an exhibit commemorating the 125th anniversary of historically black Delaware State University.
The resolution apologizing for slavery is a symbolic measure aimed at promoting "reconciliation and healing."
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A Wisconsin jury has convicted a man who blamed eating beer-battered fish when he was picked up on his 10th drunken driving offense.
The Adams County jury found 76-year-old John Przybyla of Friendship guilty on Monday. Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune Media reports Przybyla faces up to 12.5 years in prison.
A criminal complaint says Przybyla told the deputy who stopped him in October 2014 that the reason he smelled like alcohol was because he had been at a fish fry and had eaten beer-battered fish.
A man stabbed a mother and her three young daughters at a hotel on Staten Island Wednesday morning, killing the woman and one child and critically injuring the other two girls, law enforcement sources told NBC 4 New York.
The stabbing was reported at the Ramada Inn on Gannon Avenue North, sources said.
The mother and three girls were taken to Richmond University Medical Center. The woman and one of the children were pronounced dead not long after they arrived.
German auto corporation Daimler AG is recalling 840,000 vehicles in the U.S. because they have potentially defective driver's side air bags made by Takata Corp.
The recall affects Mercedes-Benz cars and SUVs from the 2005-2014 model years, including C-Class, E-Class, SLK and SLS sedans and M-Class, GL-Class and R-Class SUVS. It also includes 2007-2014 Sprinter and Freightliner vans.
Takata air bags can inflate with too much force and spew metal fragments. More than 24 million vehicles have been recalled in the U.S. because of the problem, which is blamed for 11 deaths worldwide.