A mountain lion has been caught on a surveillance camera dashing to the doorstep of a Colorado motel office, venturing toward the open doorway and then wandering away.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Jason Clay says nobody was hurt in the Sept. 9 encounter.
The Boulder Daily Camera reported Tuesday the lion approached the Foot of the Mountain Motel on Boulder's west side. Just after entering the camera's view, the lion pauses, as if startled.
Clay says that was when the lion spotted motel guests with with a dog on a leash.
Clay says the guests and their dog returned to their room and there was no trouble.
In August, a mountain lion entered a Boulder home and killed a house cat, and another was tranquilized and relocated from under a porch.
McDonald's workers are staging protests in several cities in what organisers called the first multistate strike seeking to combat sexual harassment in the workplace.
In Chicago, several dozen protesters rallied today in front of McDonald's headquarters while a plane flew overhead with a banner reading, "McDonald's: Stop Sexual Harassment."
In New Orleans, current and former employees chanted, "Hey, McDonalds, you can't hide — we can see your nasty side."
Those are among 10 targeted cities. Other protests were held in St. Louis; Kansas City, Missouri; and Durham, North Carolina.
Protesters are demanding that McDonalds require anti-harassment training for managers and employees. The fast food chain defends its policies.
Another demand is forming a national committee to address sexual harassment, made up of workers, management and leaders of national women's groups.
The owner of an in-home day care accused of keeping infants and toddlers tied to their car seats for hours has been jailed in the United States on child endangerment charges.
An affidavit says Rebecca Anderson also yanked a six-month-old child by the bib around his neck, tied laces around the children's necks to limit their movement and gave them the painkiller acetaminophen to quiet them.
The 60-year-old is accused of having kept the small children tied up in car seats for at least seven hours a day at Becky's Home Child Care, her day care near Dallas, Texas.
When police executed a search warrant on her home, they found three children in a dark bedroom closet strapped to car seats, according to CBS 11 News in Dallas. Some of the children had to have shoelaces cut off their necks, police also said.
"It just kind of concerned me the way the kids sounded when the parents dropped them off," neighbour Susan Geldmeier told the news station, explaining that she would sometimes hear children wail when dropped off at the facility.
"It alarmed me to where I was like, 'Why are they sounding like that?'"
Anderson was booked Monday into the Dallas County jail on nine counts of child endangerment with bonds totalling NZ $68,000.
A Sydney man has been charged after he allegedly kidnapped a woman, holding her prisoner and assaulting her for two days.
The 22-year-old woman told police she was walking in Cambridge Park in the city's west on Sunday when a man known to her forced her into his car and took her to an outlaw bikie clubhouse in Horsley Park.
She said she was tied to a pole and assaulted for two days.
The man allegedly forced her back into the car yesterday and drove to South Penrith. When he left the car, the woman managed to escape to a nearby property and call police, she said.
When police went to the clubhouse to arrest the 29-year-old man, he held officers off for two hours before surrendering peacefully.
He has been charged with kidnapping, assault and intimidation and is expected to appear in Fairfield Local Court today.