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
“Friend-less” boy joins pro hockey team A Michigan boy who said he didn't want an 11th birthday party — because he had no friends — is getting a new gig. Professional hockey player. Colin and his family were surprised by players and coaches of the Kalamazoo Wings at a restaurant this week. "I wa... - Posted on March 21, 2014
Students “protest” elimination of spring break When Northampton Community College canceled spring break to make up for excessive snow days, students decided to protest — by wearing flip-flops, bathing suits and tank tops to class. Not to mention plastic leis. The imaginary beach day drew sympathy, not scorn, from winte... - Posted on March 21, 2014
Middle school students have a robot in their class A girl in Danville, Pennsylvania is recovering at home from a spinal operation. But she isn't missing any school. Instead, she is keeping up with her peers by using a remote-controlled robot. The robot was invented by Double Robotics, of Seattle. It was bought by the Central... - Posted on March 19, 2014
Do we still need handwriting? If most writing is done on keyboards, do we need to learn handwriting? At least one state has plans to make it the law. South Carolina wants to require schools to teach students how to write in cursive by fifth grade. The main sponsor, Rep. Dwight Loftis, contends stu... - Posted on March 19, 2014
Wanna win a billion? Pick a perfect bracket. So, about that billion dollars. Billionaire Warren Buffett has offered to pay $1 billion to anyone who fills out a perfect NCAA tournament bracket. But he sees his offer as nothing more than a matter of having the numbers in his favor. Mathematicians say he's right. B... - Posted on March 19, 2014