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Calls to cancel Trump visit to UK put queen in tough spot

LONDON — Growing calls to cancel President Donald Trump’s state visit to Britain have put Queen Elizabeth II ‚Äî who would host the U.S. president in a difficult position.

In Britain’s constitutional monarchy, the queen invites foreign leaders to state visits regarded as a great honour on the advice of Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Udder surprise: Heifer found in family’s swimming pool

NEWTON, N.C. — An 800-pound heifer made a big splash when it was found in a North Carolina family’s swimming pool.

Catawba County Chief Animal Control Officer Jenna Arsenault told news outlets the agency received a 911 call Wednesday morning and arrived to find the young female bovine defiantly staring from the pool in Newton.