RICHMOND, Va. — Nearly 80 years ago Richmond revolutionized the beer world. For it was in this Southern city in 1935 that canned beer — complete with how-to instructions — was first sold.
WASHINGTON — During the usual lull in U.S. politics leading up to the Fourth of July holiday this week, the photograph was startling -- Ohio Gov. John Kasich, surrounded by a male-only group of state lawmakers, signing into law a budget bill that contains several strict anti-abortion provisions.
TORONTO — The heat is on — CTV has opened auditions for the inaugural edition of “MasterChef Canada.”
Wannabe contenders must be amateur chefs, at least 19 years of age by Sept. 1, and be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
VICTORIA — Climbing trees and building tree forts are common activities for kids, yet often as children grow up they abandon this love for playing in the trees.
Tom Chudleigh, on the other hand, has been building tree houses for 20 years.
CLEVELAND — A cat caring for four newborn kittens is nursing an orphaned week-old pit bull puppy in Cleveland.
Sharon Harvey of the Cleveland Animal Protective League said Wednesday that Lurlene the cat welcomed Noland the puppy to her “unusual little family.” The puppy was dropped off at the animal shelter last week when he was a day old.
NEW YORK — No kids, one kid, four kids: There’s no end to the debate over why people decide on a certain number.
But is one family configuration more scrutinized than another? Lauren Sandler thinks so.
WILMETTE, Ill. — Like a lot of kids, the two brothers from northern Illinois spent hours marveling at the weird and the wonderful in the Guinness Book of World Records — and wondering what they could do to get in it.
Their friends tried endless pogo stick jumps. One practiced in the shower for an attempt at the loudest burp.
MISSOULA, Mon. — A Pennsylvania doctor on a guided fishing trip in southwestern Montana went home with an amazing tale of hauling in a 25-pound lunker — a baby moose she helped rescue from rushing waters.
Karen Sciascia of Red Hill, Pa., and a guide were fishing the Big Hole River on Saturday when they spotted a cow moose with a calf trying to cross the river.
NEW YORK — A mom sits at her kitchen table when her grade schooler saunters up with a big box of Cheerios.
“Mom,” says the girl. “Dad told me Cheerios is good for your heart. Is that true?”
Cut to dad waking from a nap on the living room couch with a pile of Cheerios on his chest (where his heart is) crunchily cascading to the floor.
BERLIN — Disturbing the peace in a provincial German town: a colony of ants.
A 75-year-woman in the southwestern town of Offenburg called police at 3 a.m. Wednesday complaining that she couldn’t sleep because her doorbell was always ringing.