New coin throws currency a curve

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People in Mexico pamper their pups Camila celebrated her first birthday in a blue-and-white striped dress. She played with her guests in a room decorated with pink balloons, lilacs and Hello Kitty posters. When the cake arriv... - Posted on April 17, 2014
Argentina’s new tigers are a triple treat Argentina’s Buenos Aires Zoo is showing off its latest brood of white tigers. They are Bengal triplets. They have piercing blue eyes and a playful attitude. Argentina is a country at the s... - Posted on April 17, 2014
You’re never too old to toot a flute One member of the Kennedy Elementary School band in Dubuque brings a certain maturity to his playing. That's because Tony Boland is a 79-year-old flute player. He proves that you're never to... - Posted on April 15, 2014
8th grader bakes muffins for homeless David Albright is in 8th grade. He helps people who need food by baking muffins. The golden-hearted 13-year-old has been baking muffins for five years. "The fact that a young person ... - Posted on April 9, 2014
Two-legged dog inspires two-legged humans A dog in Washington state has no rear legs. But he can balance well enough to run on only his front legs. Millions of people have seen him in a YouTube video. Duncan was born with deformed r... - Posted on April 9, 2014
Want a selfie with Obama? Fuggedaboudit! A handshake? Sure. A selfie? No way. Some of America's Olympic athletes met with President Barack Obama last week. But they were asked to keep their cellphones in their pockets. The W... - Posted on April 9, 2014
How did a little dog travel 1,000 miles in 4 days? Last week a small dog escaped his fenced-in yard in Texas. He was found in Ohio a few days later. That means he traveled more than 1,000 miles in just four days. The 3-year-old Chihuahua-Dac... - Posted on April 3, 2014
Wille Nelson gets his armadillo back Country music legend Willie Nelson has a stuffed armadillo. It's his on-stage mascot. It had been kidnapped, but now it has been returned. The stuffed critter is named “Ol' Dillo.” It wa... - Posted on April 3, 2014
Firefighter rescues 6-foot snake from blaze A firefighter put his reptile-handling experience to good use when he rescued a 6-foot-long python. The rescue occurred in a two-story, smoke-filled house in western Michigan. Muskegon firef... - Posted on April 1, 2014
“Friend-less” boy joins pro hockey team A Michigan boy said he didn't want an 11th birthday party because he had no friends. But now he is getting a new gig. Professional hockey player. Colin and his family were surprised ... - Posted on March 21, 2014
Cat rescued after 3 days atop a 60-foot pole A cat has been rescued near Las Cruces, New Mexico. She had been stranded atop a 60-foot power pole. She was stuck up there for three days. She survived a rainstorm and gusty winds while atop the p... - Posted on March 20, 2014
Do students still need to learn handwriting? If most writing is done on keyboards, do we need to learn handwriting? At least one state has plans to make it the law. South Carolina wants to require schools to teach handwriting. Students... - Posted on March 20, 2014
Family getting help for “bad” cat Last week, a cat trapped its owners in their bedroom. But the family is not giving up on their 22-pound pet. Instead, they are getting it medical attention and therapy. Two days before, poli... - Posted on March 16, 2014
New coin throws currency a curve The United States Mint in San Francisco will soon produce an unusual coin. The coin will honor the national pastime – baseball. Like so many great baseball pitchers, the new coin will fea... - Posted on March 16, 2014