She's paying for college with bottles and cans Stephanie Lilly is helping to pay for her college education one bottle and can at a time. In the past four years, the Oregon State University senior from Harrisburg has redeemed enough bottles and cans to pay for a hefty share of her college expenses. Lilly figures th... - Posted on February 26, 2014
Newest Milwaukee Brewer has four legs Spring training has begun for major league baseball. The most popular member of the Milwaukee Brewers training camp is unexpected. He has a button nose, four legs and scruffy, white fur. "Hank the Dog" is an early lock for camp MVP — Most Valuable Pet. The po... - Posted on February 26, 2014
How'd that happen? Spelling bee runs out of words Talk about being “at a loss for words!” Two Missouri students went toe-to-toe for 66 rounds in the annual Jackson County spelling bee. But they couldn't finish because event organizers ran out of words for the contest. The Kansas City Star reports 25 students sta... - Posted on February 23, 2014
Olympic results: Loser keeps Bieber? Looks like the U.S. gets Justin Bieber. At least, one Chicago-area company thinks so. Command Transportation put up an electronic sign along one of the area's major expressways. It featured pictures of U.S. and Canadian hockey players with the headline, "Loser Keeps Bieber."... - Posted on February 23, 2014
Baby anteater has crazy long tongue The Staten Island Zoo is proud to announce its newest resident. It's MJ the anteater. The adorable baby is a tamandua (tuh-MAN'-dooh-uh). That's a tree-dwelling, tropical anteater. Native to central and south America, they live in forests and grasslands. In their nati... - Posted on February 23, 2014
Consider the life of a performing monkey Performing monkeys are a part of daily life in many cities in Pakistan. They can be seen doing tricks and entertaining people. Typically, they are dressed up in sparkly outfits and clothes. Pakistan is a poor country. For Pakistanis who raise and train the monkeys, they are ... - Posted on February 23, 2014
Would you pay $2,500 for a fork? Last month, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio got into trouble when he used a fork and knife to eat his pizza. That's a no-no for many New Yorkers. They believe pizza should be folded and eaten with their hands. Now the fork itself has become part of the story. ... - Posted on February 23, 2014
She's a cheerleader. And she's blind. Erica Powell has been tumbling, twirling and bending her body doing gymnastics since she was a toddler. When she suffered an injury between her junior and senior years in high school, she did not stop. She simply switched sports. She went into cheerleading when she was a sen... - Posted on February 23, 2014
Teen is youngest ever to win Olympic slalom gold American Mikaela Shiffrin is 18. She has become the youngest athlete, male or female, to win Winter Olympic slalom skiing gold. She finished 0.53 seconds faster than veteran Marlies Schild of Austria. Marlies is one of Shiffrin's childhood favorites. Shiffrin took the... - Posted on February 21, 2014
Does student deserve $10,000 for missed shot? An 18-year-old college student thought he'd won $10,000 for making shots during halftime of a basketball game. But now it appears as if he won't get the money, according to si.com and WPVI-TV. Jack Lavery was randomly selected to compete in the halftime shooting challenge. H... - Posted on February 19, 2014
Should little girl be allowed to keep little horse? An Ohio family has a miniature horse. They use the horse to help their daughter who has problems walking. But the city where they live says the family must get rid of the horse. Ingrid Anderson, of Blue Ash, Ohio, and advocates for the family are suing the city. They claim t... - Posted on February 19, 2014