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Teacup-sized penguin chicks going to fish school
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“You can be cool and you can be smart”
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Little League superstar Mo'ne Davis writing a book!
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Seal deemed “too friendly” heading to Detroit
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She spent $35,000 searching for her lost dog
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Cat cafe is fun for fans of felines
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Ready to skateboard on a cushion of air?
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No cash for gifts? Share you taste in music instead
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Love snow days? They're becoming a thing of the past
Who owns this photo…Man or Monkey? When a monkey takes a selfie, who owns it? A series of self-portraits taken by Indonesian monkeys has sparked a dispute. It's between Wikipedia and a British wildlife photographer. He wasn't amused that the popular images are being used for free. This is called a co... - Posted on August 12, 2014
“But officer, I was only trying to help!” Police patrol cars are usually Fords or Chryslers, not Maseratis. So when a patrolman spotted a Maserati resembling a police cruiser, he pulled it over. Deputy Chief Wayne Foster tells The Patriot Ledger newspaper the luxury Italian vehicle's body was painted black an... - Posted on August 12, 2014
Would you take an icy-cold shower for a good cause? The idea is simple: Take a bucket of ice water, dump it over your head, record it and post the video on social media. It's cold, it's fun and it's contagious. But these ice bucket challenges and similar stunts are raising awareness and money for causes such as Lou Gehrig's d... - Posted on August 12, 2014
He's 16. And he's the mayor of his town. A 5-year-old boy's run as mayor is over in a tiny tourist town in northern Minnesota. Robert "Bobby" Tufts lost his bid for a third term as mayor of Dorset on Sunday. Eric Mueller, a 16-year-old from Mendota Heights, Minnesota, won. His name was drawn from the ballot box du... - Posted on August 6, 2014
NBA gets its first female The San Antonio Spurs of the NBA have hired Becky Hammon as an assistant coach. What's special is that she will be the first full-time, paid female assistant on an NBA coaching staff. When Hammon retires from her 16-year women's pro basketball career in the WNBA, she will i... - Posted on August 6, 2014
Puffins in peril – want to help? Wanted: puffinologists. No experience necessary. The Audubon Society wants bird lovers to contribute research to a project. Scientists hope it will help save Atlantic puffins from starvation in Maine. There are about 1,000 pairs of the seabirds, known for their multi-... - Posted on August 6, 2014
Tiny words are huge gift to Scrabble players To Scrabble fanatics, big gifts sometimes come in small packages. The word "te" as a variant of "ti," is the seventh tone on the musical scale. It is a little gem among 5,000 words to be added to "The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary" next week. The dictionary's l... - Posted on August 6, 2014
If you were a crab, what color would you be? A rare blue-colored red king crab has been caught. Frank McFarland found the crab in his pot July 4. The crab is being kept alive at the Norton Sound Seafood Center. People show up to have their photos taken with it. Scott Kent, with the Alaska Department of Fish and... - Posted on August 5, 2014
Barking couldn't save deaf boy, so dog licked him A pit bull named Ace is being hailed as a hero. The dog licked the face of a sleeping, deaf 13-year-old boy to alert him that the house was on fire. Indianapolis Fire Department Capt. Rita Reith says Nick Lamb was home alone. He was sleeping without his hearing aids. ... - Posted on August 5, 2014
Does tower of ketchup need mountain of mustard? How would you like to own a towering ketchup bottle? A "For Sale" sign is in front of what's billed as the "World's Largest Bottle of Catsup." The landmark once served as a water tower in the city of Collinsville, Ill. It's old, 65 to be exact. And it's tall, 170 fee... - Posted on August 5, 2014
Rats overrun home of Mona Lisa Rats are on the rampage in the elegant garden of the world famous Louvre Museum. They romp on the grass in broad daylight. The hot weather in Paris has brought many visitors to the garden. Their garbage is a feast for the rats. The lush area gives a rat plenty of plac... - Posted on August 5, 2014
What's wrong with this selfie? Jacquie Whitt's island trip with a group of teenagers was memorable. Not just for the scenery and wildlife, but also for the way the kids preserved their memories. It was, said Whitt, a "selfie fest." For this generation, "digital devices are now part of the interpretive exp... - Posted on August 5, 2014
Sharks take bite out of tourists' wallets Great white sharks are having an unusual effect on Cape Cod this summer. They are being spotted in growing numbers and have stirred curiosity and a buying frenzy for shark-related merchandise. Shark T-shirts are everywhere. "Jaws" has been playing in movie theaters and boats... - Posted on August 5, 2014
He’s the most popular dog on Instagram Tuna the hound peeks out from beneath his blanket. He bares his row of buck teeth for the camera. Courtney Dasher rescued the dog in 2010. The mixed-breed pooch has bug eyes, a big nose and infamous overbite. Four years later, the dog from California is dubbed a "Chiweenie" ... - Posted on June 16, 2014