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Growing up together, TV and baby boomers were a perfect fit

NEW YORK — Unlike baby boomers, television has no birth certificate.

TV’s arrival, depending on how you see it, can be marked at any of a number of moments in the last century.

Maybe 1927, when 21-year-old Philo Farnsworth transmitted the image of a horizontal line to a receiver in the next room of his San Francisco lab.

Mother uncovers lasting impact of baby son’s organ donation

WASHINGTON — An ultrasound showed one of Sarah Gray’s unborn twins was missing part of his brain, a fatal birth defect. His brother was born healthy but Thomas lived just six days. Latching onto hope for something positive to come from heartache, Gray donated some of Thomas’ tissue for scientific research his eyes, his liver, his umbilical cord blood.

Lucky’ to be alive: Calf with 2 faces born at Kentucky farm

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — Visitors to a central Kentucky farm may do a double-take when they see the newest addition: a two-faced calf.

Stan McCubbin of Campbellsville told WDRB-TV ( that he thought he had twins when he first saw the calf on Friday, but quickly realized he had something far more unusual.

The quest to end lost airline luggage

LINTHICUM, Md. — Victor DaRosa stands under a scorching afternoon sun, loading bags onto a jet heading to Detroit.

As each suitcase climbs up the conveyor belt into the plane, a small computer verifies that it actually belongs on that flight. If one bag didn’t, a red light would flash and the belt would stop until somebody acknowledges the mistake and reroutes the luggage.

Good boy! Dogs know what you’re saying, study suggests

BERLIN — Scientists have found evidence to support what many dog owners have long believed: man’s best friend really does understand some of what we’re saying.

Researchers in Hungary scanned the brains of dogs as they were listening to their trainer speaking to determine which parts of the brain they were using.