Romney's iPhone app misspells 'America'
WASHINGTON, May 30 (UPI) -- A typo misspelling "America" in presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's iPhone app has gone viral online.
Romney's iPhone app, "I'm with Mitt," allows users to post photos of themselves with 14 pre-made banners, including one reading "A Better Amercia," USA Today reported Wednesday.
The typo became a trending topic on Twitter, with users of the social media site mocking the mistake and speculating on the meaning of "Amercia."
Romney campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul told MSNBC the campaign has submitted a corrected version of the app to Apple, but it needs to be approved by the company before it can be downloaded by users.
"Mistakes happen," Saul said.
Astrologers predict Obama win
NEW ORLEANS, May 30 (UPI) -- A panel of astrologers at a conference in New Orleans unanimously predicted U.S. President Barack Obama will win his re-election bid in November.
David Railey, an Atlanta astrologer and spokesman for the United Astrology Conference, said a group of six panelists used various methods to predict Obama will win over presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, USA Today reported Wednesday.
Railey said a panel successfully predicted Obama's 2008 win over U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.
The spokesman said this year's conference was the first to include representatives from China, where astrology is gaining in popularity.
"Everybody sees astrology a little differently," said Ingrid Zhang, 50, a Beijing astrologer. "It's important to have astrologers from around the world in the same place."
Dog, turtle rescued in Florida Keys
MARATHON, Fla., May 30 (UPI) -- Boaters in the Florida Keys said a 3-pound puppy was rescued about 2 miles from land one day after a 370-pound sea turtle was freed from a stone crab trap.
Geni Hernandez, a detective with the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, said she and her husband, George, were returning from an offshore sand bar Sunday off Big Coppitt Key when she saw an object floating in the water, The Miami Herald reported Wednesday.
"I can't believe how big the ocean is, and we just rolled up her," Hernandez said. "My husband said it was a buoy, but I said, 'No, slow down. Slow down.' It was a puppy swimming for dear life, and not another boat around. I almost died."
She said she was able to find the tiny canine's owner through a friend of a friend, and the woman said the dog had gone missing while she was returning from the sand bar and she did not notice he wasn't in the boat until returning to shore.
Chris Zinmeister said he was fishing the previous day with his father, Tom, and his 12-year-old son, Zach, off the coast of Marathon when they came across a 370-pound sea turtle with its right flipper caught in a stone crab trap.
The men returned to shore and picked up Tom Luebke, a rehabilitator with the Turtle Hospital in Marathon, and brought him to the trapped animal, which is estimated to be between 60 and 80 years old.
Luebke said the turtle, the largest ever treated at the Turtle Hospital, will have its flipper amputated this week.
Accused poacher says he bought the trout
KUFSTEIN, Austria, May 30 (UPI) -- A German man facing a poaching charge in Austria says he was just pretending to catch fish to impress his children.
Alexander Donninger, who was charged with poaching in a Kufstein court, said the fish a passerby reported him for poaching from the lake in the Kufstein district were actually frozen trout he had purchased from a local supermarket and allowed to thaw in order to impress his children with his fishing skills, The Local.de reported Wednesday.
The case is set to be heard when the witness returns from a vacation, the Die Welt newspaper reported.
Donninger could face a fine or up to six months in prison if convicted on the poaching charge.
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