A German shorthaired pointer called C.J. has become America's top dog.
C.J. won best in show at the 140th Westminster Kennel Club on Tuesday night.
The 3-year-old C.J. beat out 2,751 other entries in 199 breeds and varieties to win the nation's most prestigious dog competition. Madison Square Garden was nearly filled for the competition, and the crowd cheered judge Richard Meen's choice.
The winner's handler, Valerie Nunes-Atkinson, kissed Meen and rival handlers, then dropped to her knees to hug and kiss C.J. "I just couldn't believe it," she said afterward. "This is what we strive for, what we shed tears over."
A borzoi called Lucy finished second.
Duchess focuses on mental health
The Duchess of Cambridge is trying to shatter the stigma attached to mental health issues as she guest edits an edition of the Huffington Post. The former Kate Middleton said Wednesday that she and Prince William wouldn't hesitate to seek help if they thought their children, George and Charlotte, needed it. Her comments came as the news website marked the start of a campaign called Young Minds Matter, which raises awareness around mental health in children. The duchess — the patron of several charities that deal with the issue — spent the day working with Huffington Post staff and mental health campaigners from a temporary newsroom set up in her Kensington Palace home.
Gone: Sandy Duncan's return to Broadway — and in a musical about Peter Pan — was short-lived. The actress, who played the boy who won't grow up on Broadway from 1979-81, has left "Finding Neverland" after only a few performances, citing "family obligations." The play is adapted from the 2004 whimsical film of the same name about a widow whose four young sons inspired playwright J.M. Barrie to write the children's classic. Duncan over the weekend began playing the widow's mother, joining Kelsey Grammer as a fearsome Captain Hook. Duncan turns 70 on Saturday.
Inquiry: A heart carved into red rock is drawing the attention of authorities in Arizona who are investigating to see if actress Vanessa Hudgens is the culprit. Hudgens posted a photo of the carving, bearing the names Vanessa and Austin, on her Instagram page Sunday but later removed it. Officials with the Coconino National Forest are investigating. Damaging a natural feature on U.S. Forest Service land is a misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail and a $5,000 fine.