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  • Cats lounging on a corner (Thinkstock)Cats lounging on a corner (Thinkstock)

    Are you a cat looking for a change? Are you eager to relocate to a feline-based community where you can lounge, rest, sleep and snooze, all with a minimum number of dogs sniffing about?

    Allow us to humbly suggest the great state of Meowsachusetts.

    Massachusetts is, according to a recent report from the Washington Post, the state with the highest ratio of cats to dogs. There are roughly 1.87 cats for every canine in the Bay State.

    The data comes from Euromonitor, which found that when it comes to cat-friendly areas, the northeastern United States is the place to be. Other states cracking the feline top five: Maryland, Maine, Vermont and Connecticut.

    Dogs, on the other paw, seem to be a lot more popular in places where there's room to roam. The state with the highest ratio of dogs to cats? Arkansas, followed by New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana.

    Does this mean that Massachusetts is the unofficial land of crazy cat ladies? The Boston Globe playfully speculates that that just

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  • How long does it take to track down a long-lost, high school class ring? Twenty-five years and three days — at least for one lucky and surprised man.

    While making an arrest at a Wal-Mart store in Scarborough, Maine, police noticed that a ring worn by a suspect held in custody didn’t match her name.

    The ring, which had a football emblem, was engraved with "1987" and the name “Jerry Portier.”

    A crime analyst at the Scarborough Police Department spent three days tracking down the ring’s rightful owner, who said it had been missing since 1989 when Portier lost it while he was away at college in Massachusetts. Portier now lives in Arizona.

    “His first words were, ‘You’re kidding me,’" Det. Ron Nelsen told local affiliate WMTV.

    After confirming that the ring belongs to Portier, Scarborough police say they shipped the ring to him just in time for his next class reunion. That’s, of course, assuming it doesn’t get lost in the mail.

    Follow Eric Pfeiffer on Twitter (@ericpfeiffer).

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  • George Harrison was rememberd by hundreds of fans in Grifffith Park. A plaque was unveiled next to a tree planted in his honor with family members and special guests present. (Credit Image: Chuck Green/ZUMAPRESS.com)George Harrison was rememberd by hundreds of fans in Grifffith Park. A plaque was unveiled next to a tree planted in his honor with family members and special guests present. (Credit Image: Chuck Green/ZUMAPRESS.com)

    Isn't it ironic?

    A memorial tree planted in Los Angeles to honor the late Beatles musician George Harrison needs to be replaced after it was infested with real-life beetles.

    Los Angeles Councilman Tom LaBonge made the announcement over the weekend, according to the Los Angeles Times. The tree was planted near the Griffith Observatory in 2004 to honor the musician who passed away in 2001.

    Bark beetles are common in Los Angeles and regularly feed on pine trees, the same type of tree planted at the Harrison memorial.

    Clearly a fan, LaBonge was reportedly in attendance for the final tour stop of another former Beatle; Ringo Starr was performing with his band at the nearby Greek Theatre on Saturday.

    Harrison spent his final days in Los Angeles and was honored with the plaque including a written tribute, which reads:

    "In memory of a great humanitarian who touched the world as an artist, a musician and a gardener."

    LaBonge says Griffith Park officials plan to replant a pine tree similar to

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  • Netanyahu arrives in U.S., signs of easing of tensions over Iran speech
    Netanyahu arrives in U.S., signs of easing of tensions over Iran speech

    By Matt Spetalnick and Dan Williams WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Israel showed signs of seeking to defuse tensions on Sunday ahead of a speech in Washington by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he will warn against a possible nuclear deal with Iran. Policy differences over the negotiations with Iran remained firm, however, as Netanyahu arrived in the United States on Sunday afternoon for a speech to Congress, which has imperiled ties between the two allies.

  • Tennis - WTA Tour singles standings

    March 2 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the WTA Tour singles Points 1 (1) Serena Williams(U.S.) 9592 2 (2) Maria Sharapova(Russia) 8215 3 (3) Simona Halep(Romania) 6571 4 (4) Petra Kvitova(Czech Republic) 6395 5 (5) Caroline Wozniacki(Denmark) 4730 6 (6) Ana Ivanovic(Serbia) 4425 7 (7) Eugenie Bouchard(Canada) 4306 8 (8) Agnieszka Radwanska(Poland) 4065 9 (9) Ekaterina Makarova(Russia) 3420 10 (10) Andrea Petkovic(Germany) 3190 11 (15) Lucie Safarova(Czech Republic) 2995 12 (12) Sara Errani(Italy) 2670 13 (14) Carla Suarez Navarro(Spain) 2660 14 (11) Angelique Kerber(Germany) 2650 15 (13) ...

  • Golf-U.S. PGA Tour Honda Classic scores

    Feb 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Honda Classic at the par-70 course on Saturday in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida rounds -7 Padraig Harrington (Ireland) 67 66 -6 Patrick Reed (U.S.) 67 67 -5 Brendan Steele (U.S.) 66 69 Ian Poulter (Britain) 71 64 -4 Luke Donald (Britain) 69 67 -3 Russell Knox (Britain) 69 68 Jim Herman (U.S.) 65 72 -2 Martin Flores (U.S.) 67 71 Phil Mickelson (U.S.) 71 67 -1 Park Sung-Joon (South Korea) 68 71 Ryo Ishikawa (Japan) 74 65 Daniel Berger (U.S.) 68 71 Jeff Overton (U.S.) 71 68 Daniel Summerhays (U.S.) 71 68 Robert Garrigus (U.S. ...

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