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Boys survive 7 hours trapped beneath snow Two boys, trapped in a snow pile for about seven hours after a plow buried them, could hear their worried family's cries. But they couldn't respond loudly enough to be heard. Police credited an air pocket with saving their lives. The two cousins, 11-year-old Elijah Martinez ... - Posted on December 3, 2014
Would you play in a park underground? Visitors from around the world are drawn to New York City's High Line. It's an elevated park built on defunct railroad tracks transformed into an urban sanctuary of flowers, grass and trees. Private planners inspired by the High Line's success are now looking deep under Manh... - Posted on December 2, 2014
Everybody makes mistakes, even California No one noticed the mistake until the morning after the sign was installed above Interstate 710 in Southern California. A subcontractor had misspelled Olympic Boulevard. An "I'' was used in place of the "Y." The large green exit sign was covered with a tarp and eventua... - Posted on December 2, 2014
Does your dog need a massage? Spa treatments don't stop with people. You won't see any aromatherapy candles around, but animals get massages, too. It's become a regular service that many pet owners value. "People call me because their dogs are having problems," said Shelah Barr. She is a San Francisco do... - Posted on December 2, 2014
Passengers in Russia give a plane a push In other countries, you may be asked to give a push to a car stuck in the mud. In Russia, passengers in the Arctic came out of an airliner to the bitter cold to help move the airplane to the runway. A Russian-made Tu-134 jet with 74 oil workers and seven crew members onboar... - Posted on December 2, 2014
Barbie is no longer #1 with girls For the first time in more than a decade, Barbie has been frozen out of the top spot on the holiday wish lists of girls. The new reigning champion in the hearts of little girls is Team Elsa. The hit "Frozen" has earned Disney more than a billion at the box office. The... - Posted on December 1, 2014
Sign warns drivers to slow down for turtles State crews in Indiana have put up "Turtle Crossing" signs along a busy road. It runs beside a wildlife area in Terre Haute. The signs mark an area where turtles of various species are killed by vehicles. They are hit as they try to cross National Avenue on the northern edge... - Posted on November 25, 2014
How can a bright yellow cat be worth $400 million? A bright yellow cat-like figure is the mascot of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The smiley-faced mascot represents the animal life of Brazil. The mascot for the Paralympics is a mopped-headed doll with leafy hair. It's meant to represent the vast diversity of the flor... - Posted on November 25, 2014
Ballet survives in war-torn Iraq Ann Khalid did not feel well. But she insisted on dancing a brief scene from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake with her classmates. The 12-year-old is determined to one day have a career dancing and teaching ballet. That's no easy path in Iraq, a country for years torn by conflict. "M... - Posted on November 24, 2014
Would you pay to put your music on the moon? It's the moon mission for the masses. A project to fund a private lunar exploration mission has begun. It offers the public the chance to take part. For as little as $15, Lunar Mission One gives the public a chance to buy space on memory discs. The discs will be buri... - Posted on November 24, 2014
What is that thing? It's a popular pet in Cuba Some people keep guinea pigs or hamsters as pets. But in Cuba, where a larger, more exotic rodent runs wild, Ana Pedraza and her husband prefer the hutia. With a rope-like tail and long front teeth, the hutia looks like a giant rat. Only it's cuter, some would say. Th... - Posted on November 24, 2014
Teacup-sized penguin chicks going to fish school Two African penguin chicks have recently hatched at the California Academy of Sciences. The academy is located in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. The gray, fluffy chicks hatched just days apart on November 1 and November 4. They are nesting with their parents, a spokespers... - Posted on November 20, 2014
Cat cafe is fun for fans of felines Cat lovers in Northern California are pouncing at the chance to spend time with feline company at a cat cafe in Oakland. Cat Town Cafe is giving dozens of visitors a chance to mingle with furry friends while sipping coffee and nibbling on cat-themed cookies. The cafe ... - Posted on November 18, 2014
Ready to skateboard on a cushion of air? The more your knees quiver, the more the 90-pound board you're perched on, floating above a pillow of air, seems about to shoot out from under your feet. The sound of the high-pitched engine bounces of the sheet of copper as you swivel and glide your way a few feet forward. ... - Posted on November 18, 2014
What makes Hellmann’s “real” mayonnaise real? You have to break some eggs to make an omelet. And according to a lawsuit from the maker of Hellmann's, the same goes for mayonnaise. The food company Unilever is suing a California company that uses the word "Mayo" in its sandwich spread name. Unilever says that federal reg... - Posted on November 14, 2014
Spacecraft lands on comet 4 billion miles away Hundreds of millions of miles from Earth, a spacecraft made history Wednesday. It landed on the icy, dusty surface of a speeding comet. It was an audacious cosmic first designed to answer big questions about the origin of the universe. Paolo Ferri, head of mission operations... - Posted on November 13, 2014
Humble leader offered $1 million for his old Beetle President Jose Mujica of the South American country of Uruguay says he has received a million-dollar offer to buy his blue 1987 Volkswagen Beetle. The car has become a symbol of his modest lifestyle. The man once nicknamed "the poorest president in the world" told the Urugua... - Posted on November 11, 2014
Would you cook a meal for your dog? Is the way to a dog's heart is through its stomach? No one believes this more than Kris Rotonda and Denise Fernandez. The couple conceived the Doggy Cooking Network and founded online dating service YouMustLoveDogsDating.com. That's where pooch-loving singles can connect wit... - Posted on November 10, 2014
Two words: Baby hippo The Los Angeles Zoo has received a real treat for Halloween. Their first baby hippopotamus in 26 years was born. The zoo says the baby was born Friday, Oct. 31. It was somewhat of a surprise, but staffers had noticed the mother hippo gained weight, which made them suspect sh... - Posted on November 10, 2014
Everyone needs a haircut sometime – even donkeys Mohamed Mustafa teaches his 5-year-old son the Egyptian family's trade, one shear at a time. Mohamed is one of Cairo's donkey barbers, an expert in trimming and styling horses, camels, mules, sheep, goats, dogs and donkeys. He is a third-generation qassasseen. That is the Eg... - Posted on November 7, 2014