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Hunters capture 1,000-pound gator
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Oh, boy! Girls rock Little League World Series
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Suspension puts “bite” on World Cup player
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Hate taking the bus to school? Try swimming!
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Cool car or dorkmobile?
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12-year-old girl sells steer for $100,000
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Is it art, or animal cruelty?
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What’s better than 2 baby pandas? 3 baby pandas!
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Circus brings joy to children in war-torn country
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Lost your dog? Find with phone!


New car has no steering wheel, brake or gas pedals
Google will build a car without a steering wheel. It doesn't need one because it drives itself. The two-seater won't be sold publicly, but Google said Tuesday it hopes by this time next year, 100 prototypes will be on public roads. Though not driving very quickly — the top...
Google will build a car without a steering wheel. It doesn't need one because it drives itself. The two-seater won't be sold publicly, but Google said Tuesday it hopes by this time next year, 100 prototypes will be on public roads. Though not driving very quickly — the top...
Google will build a car without a steering wheel. It doesn't need one because it drives itself. The two-seater...
- Posted on May 28, 2014
School’s secret tweeter uses social media for good
School’s secret tweeter uses social media for good Boyle County High School in Danville, Kentucky, has a mystery angel who is making it a point to focus on the good rather than the bad, and it seems to be making a difference. In January, a new Twitter account was started w...
School’s secret tweeter uses social media for good Boyle County High School in Danville, Kentucky, has a mystery angel who is making it a point to focus on the good rather than the bad, and it seems to be making a difference. In January, a new Twitter account was started w...
School’s secret tweeter uses social media for good Boyle County High School in Danville, Kentucky, has a mystery an...
- Posted on May 27, 2014
Pigeon flies 5 miles to meet 5th grader at school
Everyone has heard of homing pigeons, but Montana fifth-grader Tara Atkins apparently has a "schooling pigeon." The pet bird named Foresta had disappeared Tuesday from Tara's home in the Elkhorn Mountains near Montana City, but it was back in her arms Wednesday after it show...
Everyone has heard of homing pigeons, but Montana fifth-grader Tara Atkins apparently has a "schooling pigeon." The pet bird named Foresta had disappeared Tuesday from Tara's home in the Elkhorn Mountains near Montana City, but it was back in her arms Wednesday after it show...
Everyone has heard of homing pigeons, but Montana fifth-grader Tara Atkins apparently has a "schooling pigeon." ...
- Posted on May 27, 2014
Calf has two old legs and two new legs
The 600-pound English Charolais calf was hot and tired. It had traveled three hours inside a trailer behind a pickup truck. The calf was content to lie on the grass behind a building. A team of technicians worked on its hind legs. When the calf known as Hero heard it...
The 600-pound English Charolais calf was hot and tired. It had traveled three hours inside a trailer behind a pickup truck. The calf was content to lie on the grass behind a building. A team of technicians worked on its hind legs. When the calf known as Hero heard it...
The 600-pound English Charolais calf was hot and tired. It had traveled three hours inside a trailer behind a pickup...
- Posted on May 24, 2014
Why would a street have a 5 MPH speed limit?
The city will temporarily close the "Crookedest Street in The World." That's a stretch of Lombard Street, a popular tourist spot. The closure will be for four weekends starting in late June. The closure does not apply to residents who live in the area. Lombard Stre...
The city will temporarily close the "Crookedest Street in The World." That's a stretch of Lombard Street, a popular tourist spot. The closure will be for four weekends starting in late June. The closure does not apply to residents who live in the area. Lombard Stre...
The city will temporarily close the "Crookedest Street in The World." That's a stretch of Lombard Street, a popular...
- Posted on May 22, 2014
What happens to you in space without a space suit?
Bad things happen, my friends. Lots of bad things. Our bodies depend on Earth's atmosphere to survive. Not just for oxygen. The atmosphere protects us from ultraviolet radiation. It regulates temperatures. And it wraps us in a cocoon of lovely, lovely air pressure. In the v...
Bad things happen, my friends. Lots of bad things. Our bodies depend on Earth's atmosphere to survive. Not just for oxygen. The atmosphere protects us from ultraviolet radiation. It regulates temperatures. And it wraps us in a cocoon of lovely, lovely air pressure. In the v...
Bad things happen, my friends. Lots of bad things. Our bodies depend on Earth's atmosphere to survive. Not ju...
- Posted on May 22, 2014
New frogs found. And they “dance.”
Fourteen new species of dancing frogs have been found in the jungle mountains of southern India. The tiny amphibians earned their name with the unusual kicks they use to attract mates. One problem, though. The species declined in number during the 12 years in which Indian sc...
Fourteen new species of dancing frogs have been found in the jungle mountains of southern India. The tiny amphibians earned their name with the unusual kicks they use to attract mates. One problem, though. The species declined in number during the 12 years in which Indian sc...
Fourteen new species of dancing frogs have been found in the jungle mountains of southern India. The tiny amphi...
- Posted on May 22, 2014
Tweens prove golf has no age limits
An 11-year-old girl has played her way into the U.S. Women's Open next month at Pinehurst No. 2 in North Carolina. She will compete against the best players in the country and around the world. Lucy Li, a sixth-grader with braces, made history Monday. She shot rounds of 74-6...
An 11-year-old girl has played her way into the U.S. Women's Open next month at Pinehurst No. 2 in North Carolina. She will compete against the best players in the country and around the world. Lucy Li, a sixth-grader with braces, made history Monday. She shot rounds of 74-6...
An 11-year-old girl has played her way into the U.S. Women's Open next month at Pinehurst No. 2 in North Carolina. Sh...
- Posted on May 22, 2014
Could you hit a pitch thrown by President Obama?
Put down the juice box and lace up your sneakers. President Barack Obama is pinch-hitting for Little League. The president paid a surprise visit Monday to Washington's Friendship Park, where a handful of teams were warming up for the big game. Stepping onto the field in a ti...
Put down the juice box and lace up your sneakers. President Barack Obama is pinch-hitting for Little League. The president paid a surprise visit Monday to Washington's Friendship Park, where a handful of teams were warming up for the big game. Stepping onto the field in a ti...
Put down the juice box and lace up your sneakers. President Barack Obama is pinch-hitting for Little League. T...
- Posted on May 20, 2014
Vice president rejects prom invite but sends corsage
What happens when you invite Vice President Joe Biden to your high school prom? For one student he couldn't make it, but he sent a personal reply. Talia Maselli reached out to Biden last fall, knowing his dance card likely would fill up. Biden sent a handwritten card ...
What happens when you invite Vice President Joe Biden to your high school prom? For one student he couldn't make it, but he sent a personal reply. Talia Maselli reached out to Biden last fall, knowing his dance card likely would fill up. Biden sent a handwritten card ...
What happens when you invite Vice President Joe Biden to your high school prom? For one student he couldn't make it, ...
- Posted on May 20, 2014
Would you buy a used car from Lady Gaga?
Lady Gaga's 1990 Red Rolls-Royce Corniche III automobile sold at auction for $125,000. But a guitar belonging to one of The Beatles sold for five times as much. The Julien's Auctions sale of rock 'n' roll memorabilia was held last weekend at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York. ...
Lady Gaga's 1990 Red Rolls-Royce Corniche III automobile sold at auction for $125,000. But a guitar belonging to one of The Beatles sold for five times as much. The Julien's Auctions sale of rock 'n' roll memorabilia was held last weekend at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York. ...
Lady Gaga's 1990 Red Rolls-Royce Corniche III automobile sold at auction for $125,000. But a guitar belonging to one ...
- Posted on May 19, 2014