Posted 9:03 AM 11/4/2012 by Eugene Daniels
Hundreds of people gathered yesterday on Washington's National Mall for a "million Puppet March." They came with hand puppets, signs and even marionettes. The event was a response to Mitt Romney's statement that he would cut funding to PBS if elected in order to help reduce the deficit in the first presidential debate.The Sesame Workshop's tax return shows it earned $122 million last year while only receiving about $8 million in federal grants.
Posted 3:50 PM 10/31/2012 by Joe Bevans
LONDON (AP) - Everyone has a few faults. In Beaky's case, he swears (a lot) and he bites. Not good qualities for a parrot seeking a new home. Still, honesty is the best policy, so the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has decided to come clean about his shortcomings. (More)...
Posted 3:40 PM 10/29/2012 by Matt Stafford
NEW YORK (AP) - New York City engineers and fire department inspectors plan to climb 74 flights of stairs to examine a Manhattan construction crane that's dangling from a luxury high-rise as Hurricane Sandy approaches. Buildings department spokesman Tony Sclafani said Monday that it's (More)
Posted 8:37 AM 10/28/2012 by Matt Stafford
Election Day is just around the corner, but Halloween comes first.
Some say Halloween masks can predict the winner in the presidential race.
It's the fifth presidential election where the Spirit Halloween stores nationwide are tracking sales of the candidates' masks.
Posted 12:24 PM 10/27/2012 by Matt Stafford
NEW YORK (AP) - How Keith Miller made the unlikely transition from football to the pinnacle of opera is an all-American story of reinvention. It's made all the more amazing by the fact that he had no formal musical training when he set out to become a singer. The (More)
Posted 9:40 AM 10/21/2012 by Matt Stafford
AKRON, Ohio (AP) - A man who was brought back to life after literally dropping dead within the first two miles of a marathon in Akron is back at home and thankful to be alive. Tony Lindeman told the Akron Beacon Journal that he felt fine before the Sept. 29 race in downtown Akron. (More)...
Posted 6:04 PM 10/16/2012 by Joe Bevans
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Even if you're driving a member of the country's highest court, run afoul of the Philadelphia Parking Authority and you'll find a ticket on your windshield. Just ask U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. The National Constitution Center reports on its "Constitution Daily" (More)
Posted 12:59 PM 10/11/2012 by Lauren Molenburg
HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Michigan (AP) - Authorities say a blaze that displaced dozens of people from a southwest Michigan apartment complex may have been sparked by a resident trying to cook a squirrel with a propane torch.
Fire Chief Jim Kohsel tells MLive.com that the resident apparently (More)
Posted 9:57 AM 10/10/2012 by Joe Bevans
MEXICO CITY (AP) - The Mexican navy says a team of marines had no idea that they had killed the leader of the country's most-feared drug cartel in a gunfight that erupted when they tried to search a group of suspicious men outside a baseball stadium. Rear Admiral Jose Luis Vergara is the chief (More)
Posted 4:59 PM 10/8/2012 by Joe Bevans
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mike Love of The Beach Boys says he did not fire Brian Wilson, doesn't have the power to do that, and wouldn't even if he did. Love writes in the Los Angeles Times in response to reports that he kicked Wilson out of the Beach Boys after their 50th anniversary tour wrapped up in (More)
Posted 7:24 PM 9/30/2012 by Monica Gouty
TOPSFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Organizers of a fair in northeastern Massachusetts claim a Rhode Island man has set a new world record with the first pumpkin ever to weigh more than a ton.Leaders of the Topsfield Fair say the huge gourd grown by Ron Wallace of Greene, R.I., tipped the scales (More)
Posted 10:52 AM 9/26/2012 by Joe Bevans
UNDATED (AP) - Felix Baumgartner is getting ready to go supersonic. He hopes to be the first skydiver to break the sound barrier. Project managers announced yesterday he'll make the record attempt October 8th, from an altitude of 23 miles above New Mexico. He's already made to two practice jumps (More)
Posted 4:54 PM 9/25/2012 by Joe Bevans
SPOKANE, Washington (AP) - A human finger found inside a fish at Idaho's Priest Lake has been traced to a wakeboarder who lost four fingers in an accident more than two months earlier.
Fisherman Nolan Calvin found the finger while he was cleaning the trout in early September. He put it on (More)
Posted 8:08 PM 9/20/2012 by AP posted by Juice Godfrey
DAVID STRINGERAssociated PressLONDON (AP) - A British soldier has given birth to a boy while serving in Afghanistan at the same desert camp where Prince Harry is deployed and a Taliban attack last week killed two U.S. Marines.The birth in a field hospital is thought (More)