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  • WATCH: Johnny Manziel Leads Aerobics Class in Snickers Commercial

    WATCH: Johnny Manziel Leads Aerobics Class in Snickers Commercial

    Thursday, August 28 2014 12:33 PM EDT2014-08-28 16:33:28 GMT
    The NFL's most famous backup quarterback is now the world's most famous aerobics instructor.In a new sport for Snickers, Johnny Manziel becomes Johnny JamBoogie, an aerobics instructor who looks about as comfortable in front of his class as Manziel does in an NFL pocket.One has the feeling that “who has a pelvis” will be a common catcall at Browns games this year.The commercial is a fount of missed opportunities. Where was the Money Manziel sign or references to falling in the ...More >>
    The NFL's most famous backup quarterback is now the world's most famous aerobics instructor.In a new sport for Snickers, Johnny Manziel becomes Johnny JamBoogie, an aerobics instructor who looks about as comfortable in front of his class as Manziel does in an NFL pocket.One has the feeling that “who has a pelvis” will be a common catcall at Browns games this year.The commercial is a fount of missed opportunities. Where was the Money Manziel sign or references to falling in the ...More >>
  • JILTED GROOM DONATES RECEPTION TO CHARITY

    JILTED GROOM DONATES RECEPTION TO CHARITY

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:06 AM EDT2014-08-28 14:06:40 GMT
    Phil Laboon was getting married this Saturday."Things just didn't work out for one reason or another... So I called off the wedding, pretty last minute."He'd booked the priory for his reception and paid for all the food and the booze. So -- now what?Phil decided to squeeze the sour taste of his break up -- into something sweet."So we were talking about it, me and my friends, and we were talking almost like Farm Aid, like this could be Lemon AID...and it could be used to help these kids....More >>
    Phil Laboon was getting married this Saturday."Things just didn't work out for one reason or another... So I called off the wedding, pretty last minute."He'd booked the priory for his reception and paid for all the food and the booze. So -- now what?Phil decided to squeeze the sour taste of his break up -- into something sweet."So we were talking about it, me and my friends, and we were talking almost like Farm Aid, like this could be Lemon AID...and it could be used to help these kids....More >>
  • Amazing 8-Year-Old Triathlete Pushes, Pulls Brother Through Second Race

    Amazing 8-Year-Old Triathlete Pushes, Pulls Brother Through Second Race

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:52 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:52:45 GMT
    The bond between the Aldrich brothers truly epitomizes that old song lyric, “He ain't heavy, he's my brother.”That's because 8-year-old Noah and 6-year-old Lucas recently competed in their second triathlon, with Noah helping Lucas the whole way.Lucas has lissenchephaly, a rare disorder that affect brain development. Children with the disorder — which literally means "smooth brain” — are missing the normal folds and wrinkles in the cerebral cortex, according to the National Institut...More >>
    The bond between the Aldrich brothers truly epitomizes that old song lyric, “He ain't heavy, he's my brother.”That's because 8-year-old Noah and 6-year-old Lucas recently competed in their second triathlon, with Noah helping Lucas the whole way.Lucas has lissenchephaly, a rare disorder that affect brain development. Children with the disorder — which literally means "smooth brain” — are missing the normal folds and wrinkles in the cerebral cortex, according to the National Institut...More >>
  • Minor League Manager Loses His Mind, Leaves His Shoes on Home Plate

    Minor League Manager Loses His Mind, Leaves His Shoes on Home Plate

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-08-26 20:02:00 GMT
    The Winston-Salem Dash, Class A affiliate of the White Sox, lost 6-5 in extra inning Monday night, and the Dash had to play the end of the game without manager Tommy Thompson. This is because Thompson went on one of the rants of the year.Via the Winston-Salem Journal:“Thompson argued a check swing that wasn't called a strike by umpire Adam Beck. Thompson was ejected by home plate umpire Eric Bacchus, and Thompson then went on a tirade. He got in Bacchus' face, threw down his he...More >>
    The Winston-Salem Dash, Class A affiliate of the White Sox, lost 6-5 in extra inning Monday night, and the Dash had to play the end of the game without manager Tommy Thompson. This is because Thompson went on one of the rants of the year.Via the Winston-Salem Journal:“Thompson argued a check swing that wasn't called a strike by umpire Adam Beck. Thompson was ejected by home plate umpire Eric Bacchus, and Thompson then went on a tirade. He got in Bacchus' face, threw down his he...More >>
  • WATCH: Bird Provides Treats For Dogs

    WATCH: Bird Provides Treats For Dogs

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 2:01 PM EDT2014-08-26 18:01:21 GMT
    Mom and dad may say that dogs are not allowed to get their own treats, but they never said anything about the bird.Check out this video as Spike the Umbrella Cockatoo feeds the Great Danes Milk-Bones.More >>
    Mom and dad may say that dogs are not allowed to get their own treats, but they never said anything about the bird.Check out this video as Spike the Umbrella Cockatoo feeds the Great Danes Milk-Bones.More >>
  • The Billy Crystal Tribute to Robin Williams

    The Billy Crystal Tribute to Robin Williams

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:46 AM EDT2014-08-26 14:46:22 GMT
    It was moving. It was sweet.It came right at the end of the "In Memoriam" segment which featuredSara Bareillessinging Smile and showing stars who died in the past year, includingJames Garner, Shirley Temple,Philip Seymour Hoffman,Ruby DeeandDon Pardo.Here are some of the best lines fromBilly Crystal's tribute to his good friendRobin Williamsat Monday's Emmys."He made us laugh. Hard. Every time you saw him. On television, movies, night clubs, arenas, hospitals, homeless shelters...More >>
    It was moving. It was sweet.It came right at the end of the "In Memoriam" segment which featuredSara Bareillessinging Smile and showing stars who died in the past year, includingJames Garner, Shirley Temple,Philip Seymour Hoffman,Ruby DeeandDon Pardo.Here are some of the best lines fromBilly Crystal's tribute to his good friendRobin Williamsat Monday's Emmys."He made us laugh. Hard. Every time you saw him. On television, movies, night clubs, arenas, hospitals, homeless shelters...More >>
  • Fun facts about 'The Wizard of Oz'

    Fun facts about 'The Wizard of Oz'

    Monday, August 25 2014 3:58 PM EDT2014-08-25 19:58:14 GMT
    "The Wizard of Oz" celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. Here are some things you may not have known about the film.1. That makeup was killerMakeup in 1939, especially the elaborate and colorful cosmetics many members of the cast wore, wasn't as safe as the stuff performers wear today. In fact, some of it was downright deadly.Buddy Ebsen, who was originally cast as the Tin Man, had to leave the film when his lungs became infected by aluminum dust. The makeup was adjusted for Jack Ha...More >>
    "The Wizard of Oz" celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. Here are some things you may not have known about the film.1. That makeup was killerMakeup in 1939, especially the elaborate and colorful cosmetics many members of the cast wore, wasn't as safe as the stuff performers wear today. In fact, some of it was downright deadly.Buddy Ebsen, who was originally cast as the Tin Man, had to leave the film when his lungs became infected by aluminum dust. The makeup was adjusted for Jack Ha...More >>
  • WATCH: Olivia Wild Dumps 'Breast Milk' For ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    WATCH: Olivia Wild Dumps 'Breast Milk' For ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Monday, August 25 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-08-25 16:05:35 GMT
     The ALS Ice Bucket Challenges continues this week, but for actress Olivia Wilde, she decided to not use water...More >>
     The ALS Ice Bucket Challenges continues this week, but for actress Olivia Wilde, she decided to not use water...More >>
  • Emmy Awards 2014: 5 Things to Watch For

    Emmy Awards 2014: 5 Things to Watch For

    Sunday, August 24 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-08-24 18:30:51 GMT
    Will it be a "Bad" night -- or a "True" one? The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards will be handed out Monday night, and what was expected to be a coronation honoring the final season of AMC's "Breaking Bad" has emerged as something a little more competitive, thanks to HBO's "True Detective," the moody crime series starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.Though "Bad" still has a decided edge for best drama series -- the handicappers at Goldderby.com, for example, are unanimous in th...More >>
    Will it be a "Bad" night -- or a "True" one? The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards will be handed out Monday night, and what was expected to be a coronation honoring the final season of AMC's "Breaking Bad" has emerged as something a little more competitive, thanks to HBO's "True Detective," the moody crime series starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.Though "Bad" still has a decided edge for best drama series -- the handicappers at Goldderby.com, for example, are unanimous in th...More >>
  • Community Helps Disabled Veteran After Tragic House Fire

    Community Helps Disabled Veteran After Tragic House Fire

    Sunday, August 24 2014 12:09 PM EDT2014-08-24 16:09:40 GMT
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    Captain Edward Klein has seen his share of pain and loss. Two years ago, the veteran soldier stepped on an IED in Afghanistan, losing both his legs, and arm and most of his remaining fingers.After 18 months in rehab, Klein and his wife Jessica were just starting a new life together, putting the worst behind them until 10 days ago when their Maryland home caught fire."I started to see the smoke," Klein said. " About that time the alarms started going off."But Klein and his wife Jess...More >>
    Captain Edward Klein has seen his share of pain and loss. Two years ago, the veteran soldier stepped on an IED in Afghanistan, losing both his legs, and arm and most of his remaining fingers.After 18 months in rehab, Klein and his wife Jessica were just starting a new life together, putting the worst behind them until 10 days ago when their Maryland home caught fire."I started to see the smoke," Klein said. " About that time the alarms started going off."But Klein and his wife Jess...More >>
  • Happy 1st Birthday, Bao Bao!

    Happy 1st Birthday, Bao Bao!

    Saturday, August 23 2014 2:14 PM EDT2014-08-23 18:14:19 GMT
    Bao Bao, the National Zoo's giant panda cub, turns 1 on Saturday!To celebrate this major milestone, let's look back at some of her cutest moments caught on camera.More >>
    Bao Bao, the National Zoo's giant panda cub, turns 1 on Saturday!To celebrate this major milestone, let's look back at some of her cutest moments caught on camera.More >>
  • Koala Saved in Dramatic Rescue from Tree

    Koala Saved in Dramatic Rescue from Tree

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:56 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:56:25 GMT
    (USA Today) -- A koala that was hit by a car was saved by a firefighter and wildlife rescuer in Australia after it was given mouth-to-mouth resuscitation Thursday, according to media reports.A video of the dramatic rescue shows firefighters dropping the koala from a tall tree where it had climbed to safety. The koala was unconscious.After performing CPR and giving the koala oxygen, it began to growl at the rescuers.The end of the video shows the koala alive and being held by the firefighters....More >>
    (USA Today) -- A koala that was hit by a car was saved by a firefighter and wildlife rescuer in Australia after it was given mouth-to-mouth resuscitation Thursday, according to media reports.A video of the dramatic rescue shows firefighters dropping the koala from a tall tree where it had climbed to safety. The koala was unconscious.After performing CPR and giving the koala oxygen, it began to growl at the rescuers.The end of the video shows the koala alive and being held by the firefighters....More >>
  • 378 People 'Pay It Forward' at Starbucks

    378 People 'Pay It Forward' at Starbucks

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:46 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:46:09 GMT
    An act of kindness at a Starbucks drive-thru in Florida inspired an 11-hour chain of paying-it-forward.A woman drove up and paid for her own iced coffee at 7 a.m. Wednesday at a St. Petersburg store, and also asked to pay for a caramel macchiato for the driver behind her, who then did the same for the next customer.After a few people continued the chain, the employees started keeping a tally on a piece of paper by the window.By 1:30 p.m., 260 people had paid it forward, accordi...More >>
    An act of kindness at a Starbucks drive-thru in Florida inspired an 11-hour chain of paying-it-forward.A woman drove up and paid for her own iced coffee at 7 a.m. Wednesday at a St. Petersburg store, and also asked to pay for a caramel macchiato for the driver behind her, who then did the same for the next customer.After a few people continued the chain, the employees started keeping a tally on a piece of paper by the window.By 1:30 p.m., 260 people had paid it forward, accordi...More >>
  • WATCH: Baby Got Class -- A back to school parody

    WATCH: Baby Got Class -- A back to school parody

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:37 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:37:24 GMT
    Baby Got Class -- A back to school parodyMore >>
    Baby Got Class -- A back to school parodyMore >>
  • WATCH: Beluga Whale Plays Peek-A-Boo With Kids

    WATCH: Beluga Whale Plays Peek-A-Boo With Kids

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-08-21 18:34:00 GMT
    So cute! Watch this beluga whale play ‘peek-a-boo' with kids at aquariumMore >>
    So cute! Watch this beluga whale play ‘peek-a-boo' with kids at aquariumMore >>
  • WATCH: Barely Legal Pawn, feat. Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Julia Louis-Dreyfus

    WATCH: Barely Legal Pawn, feat. Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Julia Louis-Dreyfus

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:26:33 GMT
    Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul go into business together and this time it's legal…barely. Find out what happens when Julia Louis-Dreyfus becomes a client, trying to offload television's most coveted item, in this video starring three Emmy Award winners.-- YouTube: Television AcademyMore >>
    Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul go into business together and this time it's legal…barely. Find out what happens when Julia Louis-Dreyfus becomes a client, trying to offload television's most coveted item, in this video starring three Emmy Award winners.-- YouTube: Television AcademyMore >>
  • Man Shows Up for Jail in T-Shirt With Picture of His Mug Shot

    Man Shows Up for Jail in T-Shirt With Picture of His Mug Shot

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:53:49 GMT
    One Maine man had a sense of humor when he reported to jail August 8.Robert Burt, 19, was arrested on an OUI charge June 14. He was booked and had a mug shot taken. As part of a plea agreement, the court sentenced him to two days in jail.When he reported to the Somerset County Jail August 8, he was wearing a shirt with his previous mug shot on it and the phrase "Family Reunion 8/8 - 8/10/2014" which is the days he served.The Somerset County Jail said their phones have been ringing o...More >>
    One Maine man had a sense of humor when he reported to jail August 8.Robert Burt, 19, was arrested on an OUI charge June 14. He was booked and had a mug shot taken. As part of a plea agreement, the court sentenced him to two days in jail.When he reported to the Somerset County Jail August 8, he was wearing a shirt with his previous mug shot on it and the phrase "Family Reunion 8/8 - 8/10/2014" which is the days he served.The Somerset County Jail said their phones have been ringing o...More >>
  • Johnny Manziel Gave Washington Bench the Middle Finger

    Johnny Manziel Gave Washington Bench the Middle Finger

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:56 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:56:48 GMT
    (USA Today) -- Johnny Manziel clearly wasn't too amused with the players on the Washington bench Monday night.After throwing an incomplete pass near the Washington sideline late in the third quarter, Manziel raised a middle finger as he jogged back to the Cleveland huddle. The gesture was clearly captured by ESPN's cameras.Manziel threw his first NFL touchdown pass later on the drive, but expect Manziel's middle finger to generate as much buzz as that fourth-quarter pass.Browns coach Mike Pet...More >>
    (USA Today) -- Johnny Manziel clearly wasn't too amused with the players on the Washington bench Monday night.After throwing an incomplete pass near the Washington sideline late in the third quarter, Manziel raised a middle finger as he jogged back to the Cleveland huddle. The gesture was clearly captured by ESPN's cameras.Manziel threw his first NFL touchdown pass later on the drive, but expect Manziel's middle finger to generate as much buzz as that fourth-quarter pass.Browns coach Mike Pet...More >>
  • Mullets Descend on Iowa State Fair to Battle for Best Hair

    Mullets Descend on Iowa State Fair to Battle for Best Hair

    Monday, August 18 2014 9:10 PM EDT2014-08-19 01:10:51 GMT
    Photo Courtesy USA Today Photo Courtesy USA Today
    Mullets still rock in Iowa.About a dozen men showed off their "business in the front, party in the back" look in Iowa State Fair's hair competition.The top honors in the mullet category went to Johnny Beaty, 49, of Marshalltown, Iowa."My belief in the mullet: It's not just a hairstyle. It's a lifestyle," Beaty said, reports The Des Moines Register.Although the hairdo is associated with eighties Rock Roll, the word "mullet" became popularized after the Beastie Boys released the...More >>
    Mullets still rock in Iowa.About a dozen men showed off their "business in the front, party in the back" look in Iowa State Fair's hair competition.The top honors in the mullet category went to Johnny Beaty, 49, of Marshalltown, Iowa."My belief in the mullet: It's not just a hairstyle. It's a lifestyle," Beaty said, reports The Des Moines Register.Although the hairdo is associated with eighties Rock Roll, the word "mullet" became popularized after the Beastie Boys released the...More >>
  • Dog in Wheelchair Rolls Through Town Delivering Smiles

    Dog in Wheelchair Rolls Through Town Delivering Smiles

    Monday, August 18 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:55:05 GMT
    Photo Courtesy USA Today/KARE 11Photo Courtesy USA Today/KARE 11
    ALBANY, Minn. - River is Albany's best known canine. Up more driveways than a meter reader, River never misses an opportunity to interact with humans while out on his frequent walks with Herby and Carol Mader."River touches everybody's heart," says LuAnn Jopp after meeting up with River on a downtown sidewalk. "Everybody has to come by and pet the dog."River is a four-legged friend – who also happens to have been dealt a bad hand. River was out for a walk with Carol, when two l...More >>
    ALBANY, Minn. - River is Albany's best known canine. Up more driveways than a meter reader, River never misses an opportunity to interact with humans while out on his frequent walks with Herby and Carol Mader."River touches everybody's heart," says LuAnn Jopp after meeting up with River on a downtown sidewalk. "Everybody has to come by and pet the dog."River is a four-legged friend – who also happens to have been dealt a bad hand. River was out for a walk with Carol, when two l...More >>
  • Retiring Teacher Gets Quite the Surprise

    Retiring Teacher Gets Quite the Surprise

    Monday, August 18 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-08-18 17:26:38 GMT
    (KCEN) -- In honor of school starting, it's important to take note how much teachers mold students' lives.Because let's face it, they do not always get the credit they deserve.The job might hardly pay the bills, but teachers will tell you that they were born to do it.For Ms. Flexer, that was exactly the case; she says she was born to teach.For the last 41 years, Ms. Flexer has been inspiring, delighting and encouraging her elementary students.On her final day, her students, past and present, ...More >>
    (KCEN) -- In honor of school starting, it's important to take note how much teachers mold students' lives.Because let's face it, they do not always get the credit they deserve.The job might hardly pay the bills, but teachers will tell you that they were born to do it.For Ms. Flexer, that was exactly the case; she says she was born to teach.For the last 41 years, Ms. Flexer has been inspiring, delighting and encouraging her elementary students.On her final day, her students, past and present, ...More >>
  • 'Keep dreaming and go for it': Girl, 13, leads team to big win in Little League World Series

    'Keep dreaming and go for it': Girl, 13, leads team to big win in Little League World Series

    Sunday, August 17 2014 1:46 PM EDT2014-08-17 17:46:19 GMT
    Photo Courtesy TODAYPhoto Courtesy TODAY
    She may have long black hair cascading out the back of her hat, but when Mo'Ne Davis gets ready to unleash a pitch, her Little League opponents are thinking way more about her 70-mile-an-hour fastball than her gender.Davis, 13, is one of the stars of the Taney Dragons, the Mid-Atlantic champions from Philadelphia who kicked off their Little League World Series tournament on Friday afternoon, beating South Nashville, Tennessee 4-0 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Davis became the firs...More >>
    She may have long black hair cascading out the back of her hat, but when Mo'Ne Davis gets ready to unleash a pitch, her Little League opponents are thinking way more about her 70-mile-an-hour fastball than her gender.Davis, 13, is one of the stars of the Taney Dragons, the Mid-Atlantic champions from Philadelphia who kicked off their Little League World Series tournament on Friday afternoon, beating South Nashville, Tennessee 4-0 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Davis became the firs...More >>
  • Watch: 800 lb Sea Turtle Be Rescued From Fishing Gear

    Watch: 800 lb Sea Turtle Be Rescued From Fishing Gear

    Thursday, August 14 2014 1:02 PM EDT2014-08-14 17:02:35 GMT
    Members of the Coast Guard rescued an 800 pound sea turtle caught in fishing gear off the New Jersey coast.More >>
    Members of the Coast Guard rescued an 800 pound sea turtle caught in fishing gear off the New Jersey coast.More >>
  • WATCH: Police Capture 12-Foot, Cat-Eating Python

    WATCH: Police Capture 12-Foot, Cat-Eating Python

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-08-13 21:00:19 GMT
    Port St. Lucie police officers captured a 12-foot, 120-pound Burmese python that was making itself a little too comfortable in a Florida neighborhood. According to police, the python killed at least one cat and may or may not be responsible for theMore >>
    Port St. Lucie police officers captured a 12-foot, 120-pound Burmese python that was making itself a little too comfortable in a Florida neighborhood. According to police, the python killed at least one cat and may or may not be responsible for theMore >>
  • A Burger So Spicy You Need to Sign a Waiver

    A Burger So Spicy You Need to Sign a Waiver

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-08-12 21:17:27 GMT
    One restaurant in Arizona claims they have the world's spiciest burger.Hopdoddy Burger Bar in Scottsdale makes you sign a waiver before eating their 'Ghostland Burgatory.'The list of ingredients include: Beef Patty, Ghost Peppers, Serranos, Habañeros, Pepper Jack Cheese, Caramelized Onions, Ghost Sauce, Lettuce, Tomato, Chipotle Mayo on an Egg Bun.Gia Vang from KPNX reports.More >>
    One restaurant in Arizona claims they have the world's spiciest burger.Hopdoddy Burger Bar in Scottsdale makes you sign a waiver before eating their 'Ghostland Burgatory.'The list of ingredients include: Beef Patty, Ghost Peppers, Serranos, Habañeros, Pepper Jack Cheese, Caramelized Onions, Ghost Sauce, Lettuce, Tomato, Chipotle Mayo on an Egg Bun.Gia Vang from KPNX reports.More >>
  • Rocket explodes next to CNN crew's hotel

    Rocket explodes next to CNN crew's hotel

    Sunday, August 10 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-08-10 21:17:30 GMT
    Photo Courtesy CNNPhoto Courtesy CNN
    (CNN) -- As a new cease-fire deadline is announced, CNN's Martin Savidge witnesses air attacks up close in Gaza.More >>
    (CNN) -- As a new cease-fire deadline is announced, CNN's Martin Savidge witnesses air attacks up close in Gaza.More >>
  • Smokey Bear Celebrates 70th Birthday

    Smokey Bear Celebrates 70th Birthday

    Saturday, August 9 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-08-09 21:46:12 GMT
    Photo USA Today/US Forest ServicePhoto USA Today/US Forest Service
    He's an American icon on par with Mickey Mouse and Batman. He's been in comic books, and on milk cartons and TV ads. But he's only uttered five words in his life: "Only you can prevent wildfires."Well, maybe six words. Smokey Bear, who's turning a whopping 70 years old Aug. 9, began his career in 1944 with the slogan, "Only you can prevent forest fires." But other than that, the changing times have done little to change this symbol of fire safety."Smokey's message of personal e...More >>
    He's an American icon on par with Mickey Mouse and Batman. He's been in comic books, and on milk cartons and TV ads. But he's only uttered five words in his life: "Only you can prevent wildfires."Well, maybe six words. Smokey Bear, who's turning a whopping 70 years old Aug. 9, began his career in 1944 with the slogan, "Only you can prevent forest fires." But other than that, the changing times have done little to change this symbol of fire safety."Smokey's message of personal e...More >>
  • J.K. Rowling Sends Care Package to Grieving Teen Cassidy Stay: 'Happiness can be found'

    J.K. Rowling Sends Care Package to Grieving Teen Cassidy Stay: 'Happiness can be found'

    Saturday, August 9 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-08-09 18:35:22 GMT
    Photo Courtesy TODAYPhoto Courtesy TODAY
    Sometimes, even in the darkest moments, something magical can happen.Cassidy Stay, 15, was the sole survivor of the murder of her parents and four siblings in her family's suburban Houston home on July 9. On July 12, she astonished onlookers with her composed, hopeful demeanor at a memorial service for her family. As part of her eulogy, Stay quoted from a “Harry Potter” novel.“In ‘The Prisoner of Azkaban,' Dumbledore says, ‘Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one onl...More >>
    Sometimes, even in the darkest moments, something magical can happen.Cassidy Stay, 15, was the sole survivor of the murder of her parents and four siblings in her family's suburban Houston home on July 9. On July 12, she astonished onlookers with her composed, hopeful demeanor at a memorial service for her family. As part of her eulogy, Stay quoted from a “Harry Potter” novel.“In ‘The Prisoner of Azkaban,' Dumbledore says, ‘Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one onl...More >>
  • Rollie the Armadillo Makes for One Adorable Playtime Critter

    Rollie the Armadillo Makes for One Adorable Playtime Critter

    Saturday, August 9 2014 2:11 PM EDT2014-08-09 18:11:02 GMT
    Photo: YouTubePhoto: YouTube
    Rollie is a southern, three banded armadillo... And this video of the critter during playtime is too adorable. This video was taken by an intern at park in Wisconsin.More >>
    Rollie is a southern, three banded armadillo... And this video of the critter during playtime is too adorable. This video was taken by an intern at park in Wisconsin. More >>
  • Inseparable Married Couple Together Over 60 Years Passed Away Hours Apart

    Inseparable Married Couple Together Over 60 Years Passed Away Hours Apart

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 1:29 PM EDT2014-08-06 17:29:50 GMT
    We really thought our relationship with pizza was the purest form of love out there, but then we read about this married couple from Bakersfield, Calif. and we know that theirs is the love story to end all love stories. Don and Maxine Simpson were married for over 60 years, and when they passed on to the next life, they did so within hours of each other.The couple, who first met in a bowling alley in Bakersfield, was inseparable, according to their family. They traveled the world t...More >>
    We really thought our relationship with pizza was the purest form of love out there, but then we read about this married couple from Bakersfield, Calif. and we know that theirs is the love story to end all love stories. Don and Maxine Simpson were married for over 60 years, and when they passed on to the next life, they did so within hours of each other.The couple, who first met in a bowling alley in Bakersfield, was inseparable, according to their family. They traveled the world t...More >>
  • WATCH: Katy Perry 'Dark Horse' Song Soothes Fussy Baby

    WATCH: Katy Perry 'Dark Horse' Song Soothes Fussy Baby

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 12:29 PM EDT2014-08-06 16:29:22 GMT
    Need to comfort a wailing baby? Just put on Katy Perry's 2013 song "Dark Horse." The tune worked as a mood-enhancer for one little girl, and the resulting viral video posted on Monday was closing in on 1 million views by Tuesday.The baby fusses angrily in her car seat until the beginning notes of Perry's song kick in, and then her eyes grow large and she waves her tiny hands in delight, going on to bob her head, smile, giggle and very nearly attempt to sing along.The best part? Per...More >>
    Need to comfort a wailing baby? Just put on Katy Perry's 2013 song "Dark Horse." The tune worked as a mood-enhancer for one little girl, and the resulting viral video posted on Monday was closing in on 1 million views by Tuesday.The baby fusses angrily in her car seat until the beginning notes of Perry's song kick in, and then her eyes grow large and she waves her tiny hands in delight, going on to bob her head, smile, giggle and very nearly attempt to sing along.The best part? Per...More >>
  • Diner Gives Discount To Customers Who Pray in Public

    Diner Gives Discount To Customers Who Pray in Public

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 11:01 AM EDT2014-08-06 15:01:02 GMT
     How many times have you been to a restaurant and were surprised when the check came?More >>
     How many times have you been to a restaurant and were surprised when the check came?More >>
  • 'Apparently' kid steals the show

    'Apparently' kid steals the show

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-08-05 21:24:44 GMT
    Five-year-old Noah Ritter stole the show during an interview at the Wayne County Fair. CNN affiliate WNEP has more.More >>
    Five-year-old Noah Ritter stole the show during an interview at the Wayne County Fair. CNN affiliate WNEP has more.More >>
  • After Adoption by Heiress, Pooch Lives Life of Luxury

    After Adoption by Heiress, Pooch Lives Life of Luxury

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-08-05 18:45:53 GMT
    Dog abandoned by its owner is adopted by a Wrigley chewing gum heiress after sad tale goes viral. More >>
    Dog abandoned by its owner is adopted by a Wrigley chewing gum heiress after sad tale goes viral. More >>
  • 'I'll push you': Man Pushes Wheelchair-bound Friend 500 Miles Through Pyrenees Mountains

    'I'll push you': Man Pushes Wheelchair-bound Friend 500 Miles Through Pyrenees Mountains

    Sunday, August 3 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-08-03 16:05:02 GMT
    Photo Courtesy TODAYPhoto Courtesy TODAY
    When wheelchair-bound Justin Skeesuck told his best friend, Patrick Gray, that he’d like to trek a 500-mile ancient route through the Pyrenees mountains and deserts of northern Spain, the idea seemed crazy. So too, perhaps, was the best friend’s response.“I’ll push you,” Gray said.Skeesuck and Gray, both 39, are life-long best friends. Born 24 hours apart and raised in a small Oregon town near the Idaho border, they were best men at each other’s weddings and still reside blocks fro...More >>
    When wheelchair-bound Justin Skeesuck told his best friend, Patrick Gray, that he’d like to trek a 500-mile ancient route through the Pyrenees mountains and deserts of northern Spain, the idea seemed crazy. So too, perhaps, was the best friend’s response.“I’ll push you,” Gray said.Skeesuck and Gray, both 39, are life-long best friends. Born 24 hours apart and raised in a small Oregon town near the Idaho border, they were best men at each other’s weddings and still reside blocks fro...More >>
  • Otter Attacks 8-year-old, Sends Boy and Grandma to Hospital

    Otter Attacks 8-year-old, Sends Boy and Grandma to Hospital

    Saturday, August 2 2014 4:14 PM EDT2014-08-02 20:14:04 GMT
    A river otter attacked an 8-year-old boy and his grandmother as they were swimming in the Pilchuck River in Washington Thursday morning.The family says that they were swimming in the water when a four-foot otter attacked their 8-year-old boy. Thankfully the grandmother was right next to him and saved him from potentially severe injuries. Both the grandmother and boy are hospitalized."All of a sudden I just heard him scream for his life," Tabitha Moser told KING. Her son was the...More >>
    A river otter attacked an 8-year-old boy and his grandmother as they were swimming in the Pilchuck River in Washington Thursday morning.The family says that they were swimming in the water when a four-foot otter attacked their 8-year-old boy. Thankfully the grandmother was right next to him and saved him from potentially severe injuries. Both the grandmother and boy are hospitalized."All of a sudden I just heard him scream for his life," Tabitha Moser told KING. Her son was the...More >>
  • Five-Year-Old Girl Doesn't Want Her Baby Brother to Grow Up

    Five-Year-Old Girl Doesn't Want Her Baby Brother to Grow Up

    Saturday, August 2 2014 3:08 PM EDT2014-08-02 19:08:12 GMT
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    Kids, they grow up so fast, don’t they? It’s not just parents who struggle with that reality, but big brothers and sisters, too. Just ask 5-year-old Sadie from Phoenix, Arizona, who is heartbroken at the very thought of her 3-month-old brother eventually growing up. “He’s so cute!” she sobs in a YouTube video. Donning an adorable Princess Sofia dress, Sadie also grapples with her own mortality. “And I don’t want to die when I’m a hu...More >>
    Kids, they grow up so fast, don’t they? It’s not just parents who struggle with that reality, but big brothers and sisters, too. Just ask 5-year-old Sadie from Phoenix, Arizona, who is heartbroken at the very thought of her 3-month-old brother eventually growing up. “He’s so cute!” she sobs in a YouTube video. Donning an adorable Princess Sofia dress, Sadie also grapples with her own mortality. “And I don’t want to die when I’m a hu...More >>
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