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Would you go bowling if they changed the rules?
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How do you cheer up an unhappy ape? With a harp!
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US, Canada women's bobsled stars eager to race men
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How can a piece of glass be a piece of art?
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Officials catch cougar roaming Utah neighborhoods
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Pots, pans, dolls, games up for toy hall of fame
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Burger King Japan's latest meal is the new black
Man paints his car to look like police car
Police patrol cars are usually Fords or Chryslers. But not Maseratis. Those are luxury cars from Italy. A patrolman spotted a Maserati that resembled a police cruiser. So he pulled it over....
Police patrol cars are usually Fords or Chryslers. But not Maseratis. Those are luxury cars from Italy. A patrolman spotted a Maserati that resembled a police cruiser. So he pulled it over....
Police patrol cars are usually Fords or Chryslers. But not Maseratis. Those are luxury cars from Italy. A pat...
- Posted on August 12, 2014
Would you take an icy-cold shower for a good cause?
Ice bucket challenges are being used to raise money for special causes. Style expert Martha Stewart has been doused. So has Matt Lauer from NBC’s Today show. And pro golfer Greg Norman did it, to...
Ice bucket challenges are being used to raise money for special causes. Style expert Martha Stewart has been doused. So has Matt Lauer from NBC’s Today show. And pro golfer Greg Norman did it, to...
Ice bucket challenges are being used to raise money for special causes. Style expert Martha Stewart has been doused. ...
- Posted on August 12, 2014
He's 16. And he's the mayor of his town.
Bobby Tufts lost his bid for a third term as mayor of Dorset, Minnesota, on Sunday. Eric Mueller, a 16-year-old from Mendota Heights, Minnesota, won. His name was drawn from the ballot box during t...
Bobby Tufts lost his bid for a third term as mayor of Dorset, Minnesota, on Sunday. Eric Mueller, a 16-year-old from Mendota Heights, Minnesota, won. His name was drawn from the ballot box during t...
Bobby Tufts lost his bid for a third term as mayor of Dorset, Minnesota, on Sunday. Eric Mueller, a 16-year-old from ...
- Posted on August 6, 2014
She's first female in NBA, which had been boys only
A woman will become an assistant coach for a men's pro basketball team. And that's a big deal. It's the first time a female will be a full-time assistant on an NBA coaching staff. The NBA ...
A woman will become an assistant coach for a men's pro basketball team. And that's a big deal. It's the first time a female will be a full-time assistant on an NBA coaching staff. The NBA ...
A woman will become an assistant coach for a men's pro basketball team. And that's a big deal. It's the first...
- Posted on August 6, 2014
Puffins have problems – want to help these birds?
A group wants bird lovers to help save Atlantic puffins from starvation in Maine. A puffin is a bird that lives near the ocean. There are about 1,000 pairs of the seabirds in the state. They...
A group wants bird lovers to help save Atlantic puffins from starvation in Maine. A puffin is a bird that lives near the ocean. There are about 1,000 pairs of the seabirds in the state. They...
A group wants bird lovers to help save Atlantic puffins from starvation in Maine. A puffin is a bird that live...
- Posted on August 6, 2014
If you were a crab, what color would you be?
A rare blue-colored red king crab was found this summer. Frank McFarland found the crab in his pot when fishing July 4. The blue crab is being kept alive at the Norton Sound Seafood Center. ...
A rare blue-colored red king crab was found this summer. Frank McFarland found the crab in his pot when fishing July 4. The blue crab is being kept alive at the Norton Sound Seafood Center. ...
A rare blue-colored red king crab was found this summer. Frank McFarland found the crab in his pot when fishin...
- 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 deaf boy to alert him that the house was on fire. Nick Lamb is 13 and was home alone. He was sleeping without hi...
A pit bull named Ace is being hailed as a hero. The dog licked the face of a deaf boy to alert him that the house was on fire. Nick Lamb is 13 and was home alone. He was sleeping without hi...
A pit bull named Ace is being hailed as a hero. The dog licked the face of a deaf boy to alert him that the house wa...
- Posted on August 5, 2014
Does tower of ketchup need mountain of mustard?
How would you like to own a huge ketchup bottle? A "For Sale" sign is in front of what might be the "World's Largest Bottle of Catsup." The bottle once served as a water tower in the city of...
How would you like to own a huge ketchup bottle? A "For Sale" sign is in front of what might be the "World's Largest Bottle of Catsup." The bottle once served as a water tower in the city of...
How would you like to own a huge ketchup bottle? A "For Sale" sign is in front of what might be the "World's L...
- Posted on August 5, 2014
Rats overrun home of Mona Lisa
Rats are on the rampage. They are in the garden of the famous Louvre Museum. They romp on the grass in broad daylight. The hot weather in Paris has brought many visitors to the garden. Their...
Rats are on the rampage. They are in the garden of the famous Louvre Museum. They romp on the grass in broad daylight. The hot weather in Paris has brought many visitors to the garden. Their...
Rats are on the rampage. They are in the garden of the famous Louvre Museum. They romp on the grass in broad daylight...
- Posted on August 5, 2014
Sharks take bite out of tourists' wallets
Great white sharks are being spotted in growing numbers off New England's Cape Cod. Shark T-shirts are everywhere. The movie "Jaws" has been playing in movie theaters. Boats are taking tour...
Great white sharks are being spotted in growing numbers off New England's Cape Cod. Shark T-shirts are everywhere. The movie "Jaws" has been playing in movie theaters. Boats are taking tour...
Great white sharks are being spotted in growing numbers off New England's Cape Cod. Shark T-shirts are everyw...
- Posted on August 5, 2014