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Runner praised for helping legally blind competitor who fell

Amazing 10/17/18, 13:04

A New York high school cross-country athlete is being praised for stopping to help a vision-impaired runner who had fallen as they neared the finish line. Syracuse.com reports that Cazenovia High School sophomore Jake Tobin only had about 320 yards (292 meters) to go in the boys' junior varsity race during ...

Nobel Prize winner honored with dedicated campus bike rack

Amazing 10/17/18, 12:49

The University of Missouri is honoring its Nobel Prize-winning scientist with an unusual accolade: a dedicated bicycle rack slot. George Smith learned this month that he will share this year's Nobel Prize in chemistry with two other scientists. Other schools have recognized their Nobel laureates with a dedicated parking space, but the ...

Son saves mom’s life with phone call

Health 10/17/18, 04:13

Stacey Dempsey might not be alive today had her son not had the courage and foresight to make one very crucial phone call. Twenty-year-old Austin Dempsey still remembers that day in 2014 like it was yesterday. "I was 16 at the time and came home from school. The atmosphere in the house ...

Florida school bus crashes into a pool avoiding a cat in the road

U.S. 10/12/18, 21:18

The bus, containing nine children, had been traveling along Willowwood Street in Pine Hill around 7.30am when the crash occurred. The bus driver, 53-year-old Eddikson Pena, and the children weren't hurt. The driver of the SUV, 25-year-old Vilorio Cuevas, was hurt and taken to a local hospital. Troopers said at the scene ...

Video: Sky turns purple after Hurricane Michael

U.S. 10/11/18, 17:33

Florida sunsets are nothing to sneeze at, but even the most jaded sunset watcher had to admit the skies after Hurricane Michael left behind some amazing skies behind. Floridians in the Lake City area were captivated by the purple skies at sunset after Hurricane Michael did its dirty work and moved ...

Animal sanctuary, farm team up to save pig from slaughter

Amazing 10/09/18, 16:26

An animal sanctuary and a farm are working together to spare a young slaughterhouse-bound pig to promote local agriculture in New Hampshire.Beans and Greens Farm of Gilford is hoping to send the pig named Grover to the Tomten Farm and Sanctuary in Haverhill where it will live out its days.The ...

Humpback whale calf rescued from net off Australian beach

Asia & Pacific 10/09/18, 08:07

A whale calf has been freed after becoming tangled in a shark net off the Australian east coast. Experts from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries and Sea World Gold Coast worked for almost two hours on Tuesday morning to untangle the humpback calf from a net about 500 meters (yards) ...

Man wins woman’s weight in beer at wife-carrying contest

Amazing 10/06/18, 15:59

Baseball's fall classic focuses on an American pastime. A Maine ski resort has its own fall classic based on a Finnish tradition. More than 30 teams from Maine to California participated Saturday in the North American Wife Carrying Championship. The event at the Sunday River ski resort featured male competitors completing ...

Rock used as doorstop is actually a meteorite worth $100K

Amazing 10/05/18, 08:00

A Michigan man curious about a rock he'd used for decades as a doorstop now knows its secret: it's a meteorite worth $100,000.In fact, the nearly 23-pound hunk of iron and nickel is the sixth largest meteorite found in Michigan, according to the Smithsonian Museum and Central Michigan University.David Mazurek ...

Video: U.S Navy sailors help rescue plane crash victims in Micronesia

U.S. 10/03/18, 23:05

Video released by the Department of Defense showed U.S. Navy sailors conducting a sweep of the Air Nuigini flight that crashed in Chuuk Lagoon, Micronesia Friday (September 28). Sailors are seen walking on the wing of the partially submerged plane and then entering the water-logged cabin to inspect the interiors. The plane, ...

Governor awards medal as Mississippi city mourns dead officer

U.S. 10/03/18, 15:49

Mississippi's governor gave a state medal to a slain police officer, as relatives and law enforcement personnel mourned his death. Brookhaven police officers salute, while family mourn, left, as the body of Brookhaven, Miss., police officer James White, is loaded into a hearse following his funeral service, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, ...

Smallest North Dakota city to double in population _ to 4

Amazing 09/28/18, 13:13

North Dakota's smallest incorporated city was on the verge of dissolving after the death of its longtime mayor. But now it's rebounding, with expectations to double its population — from two residents to four.The McLean County community of Ruso was on the verge of disincorporation when its population dropped following ...

Oregon officer rescues baby deer stuck in fence

Amazing 09/28/18, 13:13

An animal welfare officer in Oregon is getting attention after her body-worn camera captured her rescuing a baby deer. The Eugene Police Department on Thursday made public a video and photo of Officer Shawni McLaughlin freeing a terrified fawn that got stuck in a backyard fence. In the video, McLaughlin wraps the ...

St. Louis apartment with kitchen-bathroom combo creates stir

Amazing 09/28/18, 13:13

A St. Louis man is the new tenant of a tiny apartment with a unique layout — the kitchen and bathroom are in the same place. Yep. The toilet, bathtub, oven and sink are all in one room. The 200-square-foot (18.5-sq. meter) apartment is in St. Louis' tony Central West End. The ...

Michigan township allows autistic boy to keep therapy ducks

Amazing 09/28/18, 13:11

New guidelines will allow a 12-year-old western Michigan boy with autism to keep his ducks, which are his emotional support animals.In this Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 photo, Dylan Dyke, a 12-year-old Michigan boy with autism, spends time with one of his ducks, Nibbles, outside his Georgetown Township, Mich. home. New ...

Injured turtle gets around on Lego wheelchair while healing

Amazing 09/28/18, 13:10

A wild turtle with a broken shell is rolling around on a wheelchair made of Legos while he's on the mend at the Maryland Zoo.News outlets report that veterinarians had performed surgery on the grapefruit-sized eastern box turtle found in July with fractures to the underside of his shell.Zoo veterinary ...

Navy veteran with terminal cancer holds yard sales for his funeral

U.S. 09/27/18, 10:45

A Pennsylvania man has been holding yard sales to pay for funeral expenses. His own. Some of his customers are going a step further to help. David Dunkleberger says he and his friend Ed Sheets pulled into a yard sale in Brownstown last month. He says the man running it, Willie Davis, ...