A first at first: Ump's call is overturned by replay An umpire's call was overturned Monday for the first time under Major League Baseball's expanded replay system, with Milwaukee Brewers star Ryan Braun ruled out instead of safe. Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez challenged the sixth-inning play at Miller Park in the seas... - Posted on April 1, 2014
Firefighter rescues 6-foot snake from blaze A firefighter put his reptile-handling experience to good use when he rescued a 6-foot-long python. The rescue occurred in a two-story, smoke-filled house in western Michigan. Muskegon firefighter Scott Hemmelsbach reluctantly agreed to retrieve the snake. He says he cradled... - Posted on April 1, 2014
Fifth grade students set goal of 2,000 cranes In the town of Swedesboro, New Jersey, 5th grade students are determined to make two thousand paper cranes before the end of the school year. Their goal is to put smiles on kids' faces. The idea of making the paper cranes started when their teacher, Tara Milward, read them t... - Posted on April 1, 2014
Teen tells U.S. to change font to save $400,000,000 A teenager has published a study. It suggests the federal government could save millions of dollars a year in printing costs. All it needs to do is switch to a thinner typeface that uses less ink. Suvir Mirchandani, 14, said he noticed there was plenty of talk at school abou... - Posted on March 31, 2014
Heart instructor uses CPR skills to save puppy Alicia Pederson of Talty, Texas has CPR training. CPR stands for “cardiopulmonary resuscitation.” It is a way to save people if their hearts stop beating. But the first time she used her training on a living being, it wasn't to save a person. Instead, she used her traini... - Posted on March 27, 2014
School bans girl who shaved head to support friend When people battle cancer, sometimes they lose their hair. Delaney Clements is battling cancer. She lost her hair during treatment for the disease. "I have cancer called neuroblastoma and I've been getting a treatment called chemotherapy and it makes my hair fall out," Cleme... - Posted on March 27, 2014
Girl Scout sets new sales record The Girl Scouts have a new sales leader. An Oklahoma City girl broke the organization's decades-old sales record. But her margin of victory was slim - almost as slim as a Thin Mint. Her strategy? Ask everyone she meets to buy Girl Scout cookies. Katie Francis sold ... - Posted on March 26, 2014
My, what a long tongue you’ll have! Denver Zoo officials say their newborn southern tamandua is doing well. A tamandua is a type of anteater. Her condition improved after zoo staff began providing around-the-clock care. The baby is named Cayenne. The Denver Post reports zoo staff stepped in earlier this month.... - Posted on March 25, 2014
E-Trade baby says “I’m out of here” The E-Trade baby will finally stop talking. He's the baby who looks like a harmless, adorable tot, but talks like a Wall Street wolf. In the investor site's new ad, he is upstaged by a cat named Beanie that sings. The tot quits in disgust at the end of the ad. "That'... - Posted on March 24, 2014
No iPhone: Obama keeps it old school with Blackberry President Barack Obama isn't giving up his BlackBerry. At least not yet. There is a test program underway to transition users away from BlackBerry smartphones. But The White House is shooting down the notion that Obama's device is caught up in that program. The pilot ... - Posted on March 24, 2014
Finnish gibberish: What foreign languages sound like A 19-year-old Finnish supermarket cashier has millions of new Internet fans. She earned them with her language imitation YouTube video. Now she is heading to America hoping her gibberish hit will open up a new career. In two weeks, Sara Maria Forsberg's "What languages sound... - Posted on March 21, 2014