Does Fred the police dog deserve a second chance? Fred the K-9 didn't cut it with the Gulfport, Miss., Police Department but he may still find respectable employment elsewhere. The Sun Herald reports that Fred did fine on patrols and sniffing out drugs, but sometimes got distracted. For example, he stopped to play with a so... - Posted on February 9, 2014
Eeww! School serves snail in salad Officials at a high school on Hawaii's Big Island say they're increasing the level of food inspection at its cafeteria. Why? Because a student found a snail in his lunch. The student found the snail on a salad served at the Kealakehe High School cafeteria. Principal Wilfred ... - Posted on February 7, 2014
Marmoset twins make NYC debut Here's a sight that will melt hearts in the midst of a brutal winter. The Wildlife Conservation Society is celebrating the public debut of twin Geoffroy's marmosets. The adorable duo reside with their parents at Brooklyn's Prospect Park Zoo. ... - Posted on February 5, 2014
Could you run up the steps of the Empire State? It was up, up, and into the record books for Suzy Walsham at the annual Empire State Building Run-up. She won the women's event for a fifth time. The Australian climbed 86 flights of stairs Wednesday night in 11 minutes, 57 seconds. Thorbjorn Ludvigsen, of Norway, won... - Posted on February 5, 2014
Man wins million dollars for homemade TV ad An Arizona wedding photographer has won a $1 million prize for a fan-favorite Doritos ad shown during the Super Bowl. Ryan Andersen's "Time Machine" spot received the most votes cast on doritos.com. The 30-second spot shows a boy luring a man to get into a box that su... - Posted on February 5, 2014
Facebook is used more often than the Bible Facebook's numbers are epic. More Americans check Facebook daily than read the Bible and it has more monthly users worldwide than most continents have people. Facebook, which celebrates its 10th anniversary Tuesday, says worldwide it has 757 million daily active users. Of th... - Posted on February 5, 2014
JK Rowling has doubts about Ron and Hermione Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is having second thoughts about Ron and Hermione. She ended the series with heroine Hermione Granger paired up romantically with Ron Weasley. The hugely successful author tells Wonderland magazine she chose the red-haired Ron for Hermione for... - Posted on February 4, 2014
Firefighters save shepherd from sinkhole A German shepherd is back on solid ground after being rescued from a sinkhole. The sinkhole had opened up in a park in Buffalo, New York. The 3-year-old dog named Mack dropped more than 10 feet to the bottom of the watery hole. Mack was on a walk with his owner, Mattie Moore... - Posted on February 4, 2014
Teen’s faith beats buzzer and cancer The shot hung in the air and time seemed to stand still. Spencer Wilson wasn't looking at the scoreboard clock. Time is relative for the 17-year- old point guard. "I took two steps," Wilson said. "I didn't dribble. I just heaved it." He watched the ball arc to... - Posted on February 2, 2014
Nooo! Groundhog predicts 6 more weeks of winter It's already seemed like a brutally long, cold winter. But handlers for groundhog Punxsutawney Phil say he's forecasting six more weeks of the same. Pennsylvania's famed groundhog emerged from his lair around daybreak Sunday. Thousands of fans were there to greet him. ... - Posted on February 2, 2014
Student seeks “buddy bench” for her classmates A third-grader in Dubuque, Iowa, has become the driving force behind the installation of a "buddy bench" at her school. By sitting on the bench, children can signal to others that they'd like a playmate. Clare Vosberg-Padget, 8, will meet with her principal at Hoover Element... - Posted on February 2, 2014