NEW YORK — Amid social, political and environmental tumult around the world, the Pantone Color Institute on Thursday plucked fresh and zesty “greenery” as the colour of the year for 2017.
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The rocking horse, offspring of the hobby horse, seems to have appeared first in the early 17th century. Not much more than a log with board sides, it may have been inspired by the cradle, according to Alec Kinane of Legends Rocking Horses in Buckinghamshire, England.
POWELL, Ohio — The oldest known gorilla living in a zoo, a female named Colo, is slated to undergo a surgical biopsy sometime soon ahead of her 60th birthday on Dec. 22.
NEW YORK — You might have thought about it, heard it. A lot. You might have even felt it: Dictionary.com’s word of the year is “xenophobia.”
While it’s difficult to get at exactly why people look up words in dictionaries, online or on paper, it’s clear that in contentious 2016, fear of “otherness” bruised the collective consciousness around the globe.
NEW YORK — Grumpy Cat’s got a message just in time for the holidays and she doesn’t care how you feel about it.
In vintage David Letterman style, the grumpster has posted her Top 10 pet peeves on her new blog at Pawculture.com, but absent is the multimillion-dollar thing that might just annoy her the most: money talk.
NEW YORK — The blue and grey stripes struck Jillian Eisman like a lightning bolt.
She was rummaging through a packed closet during a Long Island tag sale when she immediately recognized the symbol of horror and hate: A jacket worn by a prisoner at the Nazi Dachau concentration camp during World War II.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — At long last, a big honour for the Little People.
After seven times as finalists for the National Toy Hall of Fame, the tiny tenants of Fisher-Price’s house, barn and school bus were enshrined on Thursday.
They were joined by the swing and Dungeons & Dragons in the hall’s class of 2016.
NEW YORK — Print newspapers may be disappearing like the home telephone, but not after Election Day.
WASHINGTON — A Supreme Court copyright dispute over cheerleading uniforms Monday brought out the fashion maven in Justice Stephen Breyer.
“The clothes on the hanger do nothing. The clothes on the woman do everything,” Breyer said during an argument about whether the design of cheerleading uniforms can be protected under copyright law.
MADRID — A 62-year-old Spanish woman has given birth to a healthy girl and encourages women in their later years to imitate her if they want to.
Lina Alvarez left the Lucus Augusti Hospital in the northwestern city of Lugo on Tuesday with her third child in her arms, saying she felt wonderful.