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From Steve Stills

Giant duck artist's next big thing: Hippos

When it comes to the creatures most likely to be spotted swimming down London's River Thames, hippos will be far down the list. Until now.

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Brandon Hopkins

Baby gives thumbs-up in ultrasound photo

This is one cool baby. A photo posted to Reddit last week by soon-to-be father Brandon Hopkins appears to show his child giving a thumbs-up sign in utero.

Lori's Home Cookin' with Heart

Home Cookin' with Heart: Saving fresh fruit in your freezer

Now that we’re switching seasons from summer to fall, it’s time to save fresh fruit so you can enjoy it during the fall and winter months.

Two ingredient citrus bars

Two Ingredient Citrus Bars

Pat Myers’ recipe for Two Ingredient Citrus Bars. Pat says this is one of the easiest deserts to make.

Planes get a second life

From Southwest Airlines

Airlines saving lives with trashed leather

Aviation isn't known as the most eco-friendly industry. Carbon emissions aside, running an airline produces an incredible amount of waste. Southwest Airlines, for one, has decided to do something about it.

Feeding America Southwest Virginia Mobile Unit

Feeding America hits the road with fresh fruits and vegetables

Feeding America Southwest Virginia is hitting the road, with a new effort to distribute more fresh fruits and vegetables.


From BattleShop

Fantasy football's chic alternative

Prefer heels to cleats? A new startup offers the competition of fantasy football -- brackets, voting, prizes -- for those whose sport of choice is, well, shopping.

Hello Kitty


Cat-astrophic revelation purr-turbs Hello Kitty fans

Six simple words have sent Hello Kitty lovers into a spin. "Hello Kitty is not a cat."

Early Years Zombie 5K archery and more in Roanoke County

A busy fall schedule should include family fun

Kids are back in school, and it's easy to get caught up in all the "Have to's" of the busy fall season.
It's also important for families to set aside some down time for FUN and recreation

Solar system NASA graphic


Solar system surrounded by a big gas bubble

Ever feel like you live in a bubble?

You do. We all do.

Our whole solar system appears to, say space scientists, who published work last month corroborating its existence.

And, oh, what a bubble it is: About 300 light years long (about 1,764,000,000,00...



Baby gives thumbs-up in ultrasound photo

Thumbs up ultrasound

Brandon Hopkins

This is one cool baby. A photo posted to Reddit last week by soon-to-be father Brandon Hopkins appears to show his child giving a thumbs-up sign in utero.

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Asian scallop soup with bok choy

This light soup will kick off any Asian meal perfectly!

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Baby Boomers face big housing crunch

House for sale

America's Baby Boomers are facing a serious housing crunch, with many expected to struggle to afford their homes come retirement.

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Man stabs pit bull inside PetSmart

Pit bull stabbed PetSmart

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A pit bull is stabbed during an adoption event at a PetSmart in Georgia.

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Russian bank offers cats with mortgages

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Would you like a cat with that mortgage? Russia's biggest bank, Sberbank, is offering to deliver cats to the doorsteps of new mortgage clients as part of a quirky promotional campaign.

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Seat recline fight diverts another flight

Crowded flight, airline, airplane passengers

Another day, another fight about reclining seats on a U.S. airline flight.

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Doctors: School start times unhealthy for students

Students in classroom

CNN Image

If you think school starts too early, you aren't the only one.

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The U.S. dollar is super strong now

Closeup of dollar bill, money, George Washington

Trish Parisy/SXC

You go, greenback! The U.S. dollar is mightier than it has been in more than a year.

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  • Mission group: Another US doctor has Ebola

    Doctors Without Borders treating Ebola outbreak, Guinea

    From Doctors Without Borders

    The Ebola outbreak is much worse than official figures show and is "spiraling out of control," a leading U.S. official said Tuesday -- due in part, he said, to some countries that inadvertently have made it harder to corral the deadly disease.


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