Surf’s up! Crowds flock to California beaches

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Tennis and fashion are a match in Paris
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Great white shark becomes Twitter star
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She’s a pole vaulter, and she’s blind
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Man survives a nail in the eye
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What would happen if a big asteroid hit the moon?
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Is it easier to name a child than a horse?
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Iran plasters billboards with famous art
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Fitting rooms go high tech
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China plans to reveal more terra cotta warriors
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Sailor gets snoring sea lion shipmate
Tennis and fashion are a match in Paris Well before Andre Agassi caused a stir with his stone-washed denim shorts at the French Open, the clay courts at Roland Garros in Paris were a sporting catwalk. The courts were known almost as much for fashion as for world-class tennis. Tennis fashion has come a long way. T... - Posted on May 22, 2015
Great white shark becomes Twitter star They're going to need a bigger Twitter. An organization studying great white sharks is enjoying some welcome attention. One of the creatures they've been monitoring has started gaining a loyal social media following. @MaryLeeShark is the fake Twitter handle for a very real, ... - Posted on May 21, 2015
She’s a pole vaulter, and she’s blind For three years, Charlotte Brown has been chasing a medal by trying to jump over a bar she couldn't see. The senior pole vaulter finally cleared that bar, earning a third-place finish at the Texas state high school championships. And proudly joining her on the podium as the ... - Posted on May 21, 2015
Man survives a nail in the eye There must have been a four-leaf clover in those weeds. A 27-year-old landscaper escaped with barely a scratch after a nearly 3-inch nail hurtled into his eye when he accidentally hit it with a weed-whacker. Doctors who removed the nail at Boston's Massachusetts Gener... - Posted on May 20, 2015
What would happen if a big asteroid hit the moon? You asked us, what would happen if a large asteroid hit the moon. Thousands of meteorites have impacted the moon over the last few billion years. And without an atmosphere like we have here on Earth to break up and burn these hurtling objects, the rocks have left their mark.... - Posted on May 20, 2015
Is it easier to name a child than a horse? Coming up with a clever name for a racehorse can be a challenge. While parents simply put their choice of names for their child on a birth certificate and are done, registering a thoroughbred foal is not so easy. The owners can submit up to six choices in order of pre... - Posted on May 19, 2015
Iran plasters billboards with famous art In an unusual move by Tehran's mayor, hundreds of copies of famous artworks were plastered on some 1,500 billboards across the city. It transformed the Iranian capital into a gigantic, open-air exhibition. The 10-day project stirred both appreciation and criticism. But wheth... - Posted on May 19, 2015
Fitting rooms go high tech Imagine a fitting room with a "smart" mirror. It can suggest jeans to go with the red shirt you brought in. It snaps a video. It can allow you to compare the image side-by-side with other colorful shirts you try on. It might even show you how the shirt will fit without having to ch... - Posted on May 18, 2015
China plans to reveal more terra cotta warriors China is expanding the ranks of the famed Terra Cotta Warrior army with new excavations. They are expected to yield hundreds more of the ancient life-size figures. The museum overseeing the vast mausoleum of China's first emperor says it began work March 30. The work is on t... - Posted on May 18, 2015
Sailor gets snoring sea lion shipmate Mother's Day may have been a bit of a bust for a baby sea lion in San Diego. And a bit of a surprise, too. Michael Duffy, 48, said he was on his 41-foot Kettenburg boat "Elixir" at the San Diego Yacht Club. He awoke at 2:30 a.m. on Mother's Day to sounds of sneezing and snor... - Posted on May 15, 2015
Reading Harry Potter might make you a better person It’s been almost 20 years since Harry Potter was introduced to the world. And the boy wizard is still fighting the forces of evil. Of course, it's all in the imaginations of millions. But Harry’s victory over the evil Voldemort may not be limited to the pages of a book. This is... - Posted on May 15, 2015
NASCAR uses SpongeBob to reach kids On a muggy Saturday afternoon, two children dragged their parents through the garage area at Kansas Speedway. The kids were intent on catching up to a hero they had seen only on television. They weren't after star drivers Jeff Gordon or Jimmie Johnson, though. They were seek... - Posted on May 14, 2015
Benno eats ammo An Arkansas veterinarian has kept a dog from going out with a bang after the animal ate 23 live rifle rounds. Benno is a 4-year-old Belgian Malinois. He had surgery to remove the .308 caliber ammunition from his stomach, The Baxter Bulletin newspaper reported. Owner L... - Posted on May 14, 2015
Rugged slopes keep extreme skiers stoked On a postcard spring Saturday in New Hampshire's White Mountains, a boisterous band of pilgrims some 2,000 strong is preparing for their own brand of funky and fearless worship. Alone and in groups, they leave Pinkham Notch and trek 3.1 miles up a narrow, mud- and snow-cover... - Posted on May 13, 2015
What's up with willpower and why don't I have it? You asked us, what's up with willpower and why don't I have it? I know it doesn't always feel like it, but we all actually have will power. Like a muscle though, it can be super strong or puny and weak. Here are a couple things that can boost or zap your sense of self-contr... - Posted on May 13, 2015
Pilot leaves messages in the skies High above New Orleans, a small plane rolled in tight barrels. Behind it trailed smoke to create inspirational messages. They included smiley faces, peace signs, hearts and words like "jazz," "amen" and — in a true testament of flying ability — "transform." Over seven da... - Posted on May 12, 2015
Man provides tiny houses to homeless After Elvis Summers built a tiny house on wheels for a woman who had been sleeping on the streets, he launched a crowdfunding campaign on the internet. The idea was to get money to construct similar shelters for other homeless people in his South Los Angeles neighborhood. He... - Posted on May 12, 2015
Hollywood wants to win over young “super fans” Clad in his pajamas, Reid Jones often blogs about Marvel superhero movies. He has ambitions of one day becoming an entertainment journalist. A few weeks ago, the 16-year-old woke up to that opportunity. He was invited to conduct red carpet interviews with the stars of Marvel... - Posted on May 11, 2015
See the world's oldest copy of the Ten Commandments The world's oldest complete copy of the Ten Commandments is going on rare display at Israel's leading museum. The exhibit traces civilization's most pivotal moments. The 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scroll comes from a collection of the world's most ancient biblical manuscripts d... - Posted on May 11, 2015
Surf’s up! Crowds flock to California beaches Hundreds of spectators lined the beach and gasped, cheered and clapped as bodysurfers braved 15-foot waves at The Wedge. It's a Newport Beach, California break known for its powerful waves. The thrill of challenging the walls of churning water had lured bodysurfer Robin Mohr... - Posted on May 8, 2015