March 16, 2017 RSS feed / Features

WWII Hero's Items To Be On Exhibit At Library Of Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) _Army officer George S. Patton Jr. was pinned down by German machine gun fire. His tanks were scattered, and many of his men had been hit. Armed only with his revolver, he was afraid to go forward, but knew he couldn't go back.  More...

Caveman Menu: Woolly Rhino In Belgium, Mushrooms In Spain

WASHINGTON (AP) – Eating like a caveman meant chowing down on woolly rhinos and sheep in Belgium, but munching on mushrooms, pine nuts and moss in Spain. It all depended on where they lived, new research shows.  More...

Eskimos to Serve Reindeer Meat

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Tribal leaders in a tiny Native village in western Alaska are expanding their commercial reindeer subsidiary to soon include sales of the lean meat to larger urban markets.  More...

Today In History

Today is Thursday, March 16, the 75th day of 2017. There are 290 days left in the year.  Today’s Highlight in History:  On March 16, 1802, President Thomas Jefferson signed a measure authorizing the establishment of the U.S. More...

Woman Resigned To Being Plump Learns She Had 140-pound Tumor

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Mary Clancey said she was resigned to being a plump old lady. Over 15 years she kept getting bigger despite dieting. But with her health deteriorating, her son persuaded her to go to the hospital. More...

Media groups push back after fake news defined US elections

The Baltimore Gazette had its share of scoops leading up to the 2016 presidential election. But one stands out: Every presidential race since John F. Kennedy’s election was rigged. More...

Cardboard boxes as cribs? Safety sleep program expands

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) _Cardboard boxes certainly aren’t new technology. More...

Scientists Tweak Seat Cushion Material To Clean Oil Spills

NEW YORK (AP) – Federal researchers have created a new tool to clean up oil spills by tinkering with the kind of foam found in seat cushions.  The modified foam can soak up oil floating on water and lurking below the surface, and then can More...

White-tailed deer website to debut

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) State officials are preparing to launch a website dedicated to the white-tailed deer in Illinois. It’s planned as an encyclopedia of biological information and facts about the Illinois state mammal. More...

Climate Change Goosed Odds Of Hot February

WASHINGTON (AP) – A freakishly balmy February broke more than 11,700 local daily records for warmth in the United States, but it didn’t quite beat 1954 for the warmest February on record, climate scientists said.  More...