NBA gets its first female

Teen reveals designs at New York Fashion Week At the age of 9, Isabella Rose Taylor — a painter since she was 3 — took a weeklong sewing class. She was especially interested in incorporating textiles into her artwork. She quickly discovered a love for fashion design as well so she took the class twice more that summer. Now... - Posted on September 1, 2014
Little Leaguers meet Big Leaguers in Phila. The 13-year-old star female pitcher, Mo'ne Davis, and her Taney Dragons teammates who thrilled Philadelphians — and many others — at the Little League World Series got to meet their favorite major league team Wednesday night. The Philadelphia Phillies hosted a tribute to... - Posted on August 29, 2014
What turned a lobster blue? A Maine lobsterman says he and his 14-year-old daughter caught a one-in-two-million crustacean: a blue lobster. WCSH-TV reports Jay LaPlante of the Miss Meghan Lobster Catch company caught the creature in Scarborough on Saturday morning. LaPlante and daughter Meghan were hau... - Posted on August 29, 2014
Would you pay $3,200,000 for a comic book? A rare, nearly flawless copy of the first edition of a Superman comic book has sold for a super-powered price, $3.2 million. New York comics dealers Stephen Fishler and Vincent Zurzolo said they submitted Sunday's record-setting bid in the eBay auction. Action Comics No. 1 ... - Posted on August 28, 2014
Watching others play video games the next big thing Video games have been a spectator sport since teenagers crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play "Pac-Man." And for decades, kids have gathered in living rooms to marvel at how others master games like "Street Fighter II" and "Super Mario Bros." But today there's... - Posted on August 28, 2014
Ever wonder why school starts so early? (Hint: $$$) Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens. Delaying the start of the school day until at least 8:30 a.m. would help curb their lack of sleep, which has been linked with poor health, bad grades, car crashes and other problems. That's what ... - Posted on August 27, 2014
School’s favorite cookie banned from cafeteria A favorite, and locally famous, cafeteria treat is off the menu forever in one northeast Ohio school system because of new federal nutritional guidelines. The government's edict to provide healthier foods and cut fats and cholesterol will put an end to the sale of the Elyria... - Posted on August 26, 2014
378 Starbucks customers “Pay it Forward” A woman started an act of kindness chain that lasted for hours and hundreds of customers at a Starbucks drive-thru in St. Petersburg, Florida. She ordered an iced coffee around 7 in the morning Wednesday and asked to pay for the caramel macchiato for the stranger in the car ... - Posted on August 23, 2014
Giant rubber duck invades Los Angeles! The Port of Los Angeles is welcoming an unusual visitor, the world's biggest bath toy. A 60-foot-tall rubber duck sailed into port Wednesday to kick off the Tall Ships Festival LA and it was to remain in the harbor through Sunday. Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman first ... - Posted on August 23, 2014
Slow down! This Corvette is watching you. Face it. If you own a luxury or sports car, whenever you hand the keys to a valet, you imagine the car going on a high-speed joyride like the Ferrari in the 1980s cult movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." Now, General Motors has an option on the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette that tak... - Posted on August 22, 2014
Hunters capture 1,000-pound gator A group of Alabama hunters is celebrating the catch of a lifetime, a 15-foot-long alligator that weighed more than 1,000 pounds. Jeff Dute of AL.com reports the monster gator was pulled from the water in south Alabama early Saturday during the state's alligator hunting seaso... - Posted on August 21, 2014
Suspension puts “bite” on World Cup player Luis Suarez is ready to put his biting days behind him. The Barcelona striker was officially presented to fans on Tuesday at an event delayed for more than five weeks because of his suspension for biting an opponent at the World Cup. Suarez said he was ready to "erase... - Posted on August 19, 2014
Cool car or dorkmobile? Your next car could have two seats, three wheels and get 84 miles to the gallon. Elio Motors wants to revolutionize U.S. roads with its tiny car. It's the same length as a Honda Fit but half the weight. With a starting price of $6,800, it's also less than half the cost. ... - Posted on August 19, 2014
Is it art, or animal cruelty? A Colorado art museum is standing by an upcoming exhibit featuring three tortoises with iPads mounted on their backs. This despite calls from animal-rights activists to call off the exhibit as animal abuse. The Aspen Art Museum released a statement supporting the exhibit by ... - Posted on August 16, 2014
What’s better than 2 baby pandas? 3 baby pandas! The birth of extremely rare panda triplets is another success for China's artificial breeding program. The three cubs were born July 29 in the southern city of Guangzhou. Breeders delayed an announcement until they were sure all three would survive. The mother, Ju Xi... - Posted on August 15, 2014
Circus brings joy to children in war-torn country The Afghan children tumble, juggle, smile and laugh as they roll over mats and keep bowling pins in the air. They perform a series of circus feats taught as a rare treat amid their country's decades of war. Their country, Afghanistan, has had wars for thousands of years. An... - Posted on August 14, 2014
Lost your dog? Find with phone! Any pet owner who has spent days hanging posters, making phone calls and knocking on neighbors' doors hopes there's a better way to find a lost dog. That became a reality when facial recognition technology reunited a pet at San Diego County Animal Services. Joanne Cox's fami... - Posted on August 14, 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
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