Think Trump and Clinton fall flat? Vote for Cat in the Hat

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Voters who think presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton fall flat can now choose the Cat in the Hat.

The Cat announced his candidacy Tuesday in Springfield, Mass., outside the childhood home of Dr. Seuss.

He also announced his running mates —Thing 1 and Thing 2.

The Republican newspaper reports the Cat said through a spokeswoman that he would be willing to release his tax returns.

The Cat's platform includes working with Red Fish and Blue Fish to address ocean conservation, working with the Lorax on the environment and working with Sam I Am to address hunger.

The event served as the official launch for the new Random House book "One Vote, Two Votes, I Vote, You Vote."

Man, 62, playing 'Pokemon Go' at night gets stuck in mud pit

COEYMANS, N.Y. — Authorities say a 62-year-old man playing "Pokemon Go" at night in the woods behind his New York home became stuck in waist-deep mud and had to be rescued.

Police say the man was playing the game on his cellphone at around 2 a.m. Sunday when he wandered into thick woods behind his home in Coeymans, just south of Albany.

Officials say he became trapped in a mud pit up to his waist and couldn't get out. He used his phone to call 911 emergency dispatchers, who guided an officer to his location by pinging the man's phone and the officer's.


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Associated Press