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Sunburned Kids at School: Who’s to Blame?

Jun 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: Home & Family

It was raining when her children left for school on Tuesday, so Jesse Michener did not slather them in sunscreen, even though she knew they’d be outdoors for field day later that afternoon. But the sun came out around noon and, when the kids came home, two of them were soseverely sunburned that they had to go [...]

Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman does not like your pro-Packers math!

Jun 15th, 2012 | By | Category: Home & Family

Chicago Bears cornerback Charles “Peanut” Tillman was recently supporting his Cornerstone Foundation at a sporting goods store in the suburban Chicago area, when he received an autograph request from the daughter of the store’s owner. The teenage girl was doing her math homework during the appearance, and she showed Tillman one of the problems given to her by [...]

Ray Bradbury, beloved science fiction author, dies

Jun 7th, 2012 | By | Category: Home & Family

Ray Bradbury, author of “Fahrenheit 451,” “The Martian Chronicles” and other iconic science fiction novels, died Tuesday night at the age of 91, according to The Associated Press. “His legacy lives on in his monumental body of books, film, television and theater, but more importantly, in the minds and hearts of anyone who read him, because [...]

Bear Saves Hiker From Cougar

Mar 30th, 2012 | By | Category: Home & Family

A 69-year-old local man says he has been hiking for decades. But on one recent outing along the Feather River in Butte County, a mountain lion pounced on him and knocked him to the ground. He survived the incident, he says, all thanks to a very unlikely hero.    [See More...]

High school expels student for tweeting f-word

Mar 28th, 2012 | By | Category: Home & Family

I am sure that the people who run Garrett High School in Indiana radiate intelligence. Perhaps, though, they have tossed a little inkblot onto their pristine record with the expulsion of senior Austin Carroll. He didn’t assault anyone. He didn’t toss a projectile, nor brandish a knife. No, it seems that he merely tweeted. Please [...]

Russell Crowe Reported to Set Sail as “Noah”

Mar 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: Home & Family

It looks like Russell Crowe is about to start gathering animals two-by-two.  Deadline reportsthat the Oscar-winning star of “A Beautiful Mind” and “Gladiator” will be playing the title role in the Biblical adaptation “Noah” for director Darren Aronofsky. It’s a high-profile role for Crowe, whose recent films have been a series of box office disappointments. His last film, [...]

Seven Million Pounds of “Pink Slime” Beef Destined for National School Lunch Program

Mar 9th, 2012 | By | Category: Home & Family

McDonald’s and Taco Bell have banned it, but now the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is buying 7 million pounds of beef containing ammonium hydroxide-treated ground connective tissue and meat scraps and serving it up to America’s school kids. If you thought cafeteria food was gross before….   According to, the term “pink slime” [...]

Dog survives 53 days in wild, reunited with owner

Mar 5th, 2012 | By | Category: Home & Family

Barbara Bagley says she never gave up hope that her dog would be found alive in the Nevada desert after the animal bolted from the scene of a crash that critically injured her and killed her husband. But the Salt Lake City woman endured plenty of frustration until her beloved 4-year-old Shetland sheepdog, Dooley, was tracked down Feb. 18 [...]

Wrongfully imprisoned man awarded $25 million in damages

Jan 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Home & Family

A Chicago man who spent 16 years in prison after being convicted of murder as a teenagerhas been awarded $25 million in damages after it was determined that he was wrongfully convicted.  Thaddeus Jimenez, 32, had spent nearly half his life in prison before being exonerated and released in May 2009. After being released, Jimenez then [...]

Gay Couple Receives Obama Congratulations on Wedding

Dec 21st, 2011 | By | Category: Home & Family

Matt Katz and Aaron Lafrenz of Brooklyn, N.Y., were surprised to receive a letter fromPresident Barack Obama congratulating them on their marriage. (Courtesy Matt Katz)  A gay couple in Brooklyn, N.Y., were surprised to find a letter in their mailbox six months after their wedding congratulating them, but they were more surprised to find it was from the commander in chief. [...]