How can two high school teams win the same game? Nobody lost — and two teams were declared winners. This came after a marathon, seven-overtime high school ice hockey state championship game in Ohio. Cleveland St. Ignatius (17-13-2) and Sylvania Northview (30-4-6) fought through regulation and seven overtimes to tie 1-1.... - Posted on March 11, 2014
School tortures students with Justin Bieber song High school students in the small western Washington community of Tenino (Ten-NINE-o) are raising money for a cause — supporting orphans at a school in the west African country of Ghana. One unconventional strategy: they're playing the Justin Bieber song "Baby" during brea... - Posted on March 11, 2014
Another year, another wolf Washington's wildlife agency counted 52 endangered gray wolves living in the state in 2013. That's one more than in 2012. The wolf population has been a controversial topic since the predators returned to the state much faster than expected in the past several years.... - Posted on March 9, 2014
Wanna wake to bacon? There’s an app for that! Want to wake up to the sound of bacon sizzling on the stove with its aroma drawing you out of bed? There's an app for that. Oscar Mayer says it has created a bacon-scented app for the iPhone, developed by the Madison, Wisconsin-based company's Institute for the Advanc... - Posted on March 9, 2014
Japan’s “Beethoven” admits he’s a fake The man once lauded as "Japan's Beethoven" bowed repeatedly and apologized last week. It was revealed last month that his famed musical compositions were ghostwritten and he wasn't completely deaf. In contrast Ludwig van Beethoven was completely deaf when he composed his fam... - Posted on March 9, 2014
Girl Scouts pushed to dump Barbie America's top doll, Barbie, finds herself in trouble again. This time, the conflict involves her manufacturer – Mattel – the Girl Scouts and several other groups. Two consumer advocacy groups say Barbie as a flawed role model for little girls. The groups are often criti... - Posted on March 6, 2014
Coast Guard rescues “Lucky” dog from ice A dog has been rescued from the ice on Lake St. Clair in Michigan. He was saved by a U.S. Coast Guard crew. The dog has been reunited with his owners. The dog is named "KC." The Detroit Free Press reports KC was greeted by Jodi Benchich and her father, David, at Wilson Veter... - Posted on March 6, 2014
Cupcake-baking 6th grader is back in business An Illinois sixth-grade girl has a home-based cupcake business. But Chloe Stirling's business was stopped because she was not following state law. Madison County health officials shut down the girl's $200-a-month operation last month. They said her kitchen didn't have necessary pe... - Posted on March 4, 2014
It's OK to be annoying in Michigan It's soon expected to be OK to be annoying in Grand Rapids. The Grand Rapids Press reports the City Commission is nixing a 38-year-old section of city code. The code states "no person shall willfully annoy another person." City Attorney Catherine Mish recommended rep... - Posted on March 4, 2014
Farmer creates 50-foot snowman A farmer in central Minnesota has created a towering tribute to winter's excess. Greg Novak says he's invested hundreds of hours to build a 50-foot snowman named "Granddaddy." He hopes it will wake onlookers from their winter doldrums. And he admits it has some neighbors que... - Posted on March 4, 2014
French zoo shows off rare lion cubs Three Asiatic lion cubs are on display for the first time. They appeared at a zoo in eastern France. These new cubs raise slim hopes for one of the world's rarest species. There are about 300 Asiatic lions in the wild. All of them are in an animal reserve. The animal reserve... - Posted on March 3, 2014