Going full circle for math and pastries on a special Pi Day

By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer WASHINGTON — Saturday is the day when love of math and a hankering for pastry come full circle. Saturday is Pi Day, a once-in-a-year calendar date that this time squares the fun with a once-in-a-century twist. Saturday is 3-14-15, the first five digits of the mathematical constant pi: 3.141592653. … Read more

Wildlife officers resuscitate poached sturgeon in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — State wildlife officers resuscitated a 66-inch sturgeon and cited the man who pulled the fish from the Sacramento River. Janice Mackey of the Department of Fish and Wildlife said Thursday that officers spotted the suspected poacher along the river near Clarksburg last week. The man hooked a very large fish and drove … Read more

Firefighters use Jaws of Life to rescue trapped dog

More on this OCEANSIDE, Calif. — Authorities in Southern California say fire crews used the Jaws of Life to save a dog that wiggled between two storage containers at an elementary school. San Diego television station KNSD reports (http://bit.ly/1AaIK9O ) a 12-year-old Rhodesian ridgeback got himself stuck around noon Sunday while playing with kids at … Read more