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1797 navy ship tours Boston harbor again
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Greeks ring monument with a bread “bagel”
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Robotic device helps bionic groom walk down aisle
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Fan returns home run ball, gets bat instead
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Don't expect another winter like last one!
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Sherlock Holmes: Man of mystery, or not?
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Students give pizza driver $1,200 tip
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World's tallest cow is taller than most people
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Boyz II Men go back to their high school
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Record-breaking pumpkin weighs more than a car!
Would you pay $3,200,000 for a comic book? A rare, nearly flawless copy of the first edition of a Superman comic book has sold for a super-powered price, $3.2 million. New York comics dealers Stephen Fishler and Vincent Zurzolo said they submitted Sunday's record-setting bid in the eBay auction. Action Comics No. 1 ... - Posted on August 28, 2014
Watching others play video games the next big thing Video games have been a spectator sport since teenagers crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play "Pac-Man." And for decades, kids have gathered in living rooms to marvel at how others master games like "Street Fighter II" and "Super Mario Bros." But today there's... - Posted on August 28, 2014
Ever wonder why school starts so early? (Hint: $$$) Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens. Delaying the start of the school day until at least 8:30 a.m. would help curb their lack of sleep, which has been linked with poor health, bad grades, car crashes and other problems. That's what ... - Posted on August 27, 2014
School’s favorite cookie banned from cafeteria A favorite, and locally famous, cafeteria treat is off the menu forever in one northeast Ohio school system because of new federal nutritional guidelines. The government's edict to provide healthier foods and cut fats and cholesterol will put an end to the sale of the Elyria... - Posted on August 26, 2014
Un-bee-lievable! 50,000 bees invade apartment A New York City woman had some unexpected roommates living in her apartment: 50,000 bees. WABC-TV reports beekeepers removed the swarm from Frieda Turkmenilli's ceiling this week after her neighbors in Queens alerted the building manager. Turkmenilli says she saw only... - Posted on August 26, 2014
378 Starbucks customers “Pay it Forward” A woman started an act of kindness chain that lasted for hours and hundreds of customers at a Starbucks drive-thru in St. Petersburg, Florida. She ordered an iced coffee around 7 in the morning Wednesday and asked to pay for the caramel macchiato for the stranger in the car ... - Posted on August 23, 2014
Obama balks at bucket, but Bush accepts challenge Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge. Then he nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next. The challenge has caught on with notable figures participating in the campaign to raise money for the fight against ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease.... - Posted on August 23, 2014
Giant rubber duck invades Los Angeles! The Port of Los Angeles is welcoming an unusual visitor, the world's biggest bath toy. A 60-foot-tall rubber duck sailed into port Wednesday to kick off the Tall Ships Festival LA and it was to remain in the harbor through Sunday. Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman first ... - Posted on August 23, 2014
Slow down! This Corvette is watching you. Face it. If you own a luxury or sports car, whenever you hand the keys to a valet, you imagine the car going on a high-speed joyride like the Ferrari in the 1980s cult movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." Now, General Motors has an option on the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette that tak... - Posted on August 22, 2014
Hunters capture 1,000-pound gator A group of Alabama hunters is celebrating the catch of a lifetime, a 15-foot-long alligator that weighed more than 1,000 pounds. Jeff Dute of AL.com reports the monster gator was pulled from the water in south Alabama early Saturday during the state's alligator hunting seaso... - Posted on August 21, 2014
Oh, boy! Girls rock Little League World Series What's everyone talking about at the Little League World Series? Girls, as in girls who are playing on teams typically dominated by boys. Philadelphia's Mo'ne Davis and Canada's Emma March became the 17th and 18th girls to play in the tournament, only the third time in the ... - Posted on August 19, 2014