Sunday was a doggone good day for one St. Louis dog-owner after firefighters rescued her puppy from a drainpipe. It happened at Union Blvd. and Enright Ave. in north city about 9:00 a.m.
Fire Department officials say the small grey puppy had slipped into a foot-wide drainage pipe that wasn't properly covered. The puppy's owner had been walking another dog on a leash, when it happened.
Firefighters lowered a noose 26 feet down and snagged the puppy, pulling it to freedom.
The puppy wasn't injured and was returned to its owner.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The president's advisers are warning that if lawmakers won't work with the White House, the White House will go around them.
President Barack Obama makes his State of the Union address on Tuesday.
Top White House aides say Obama will try to work with Congress where it's possible.
But press secretary Jay Carney and senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer say the White House will take action with executive orders if needed.
On ABC's "This Week," Carney says the White House will "bypass Congress where necessary."
Pfeiffer tells "Fox News Sunday" that Obama, quote, "has a pen, and he has a phone, and he's going to use those."
Republican Sen. Rand Paul tells CNN's "State of the Union" that it sounds like a threat.