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VIDEO: Midwestern 'beach house' causes neighborhood kerfuffle
Neighbors have filed complaints after a Kansas City, Missouri, woman opted to fill her lawn with sand, saying she's tired of watering and mowing. According to KCTV 5 from Kansas City, the beachy lot isn't a violation of any city codes.
Making the most of longer school days
Research shows that extra time doesn't help unless it is well used. With that in mind, the Boston-based National Center on Time and Learning has just released recommendations on the best way to construct a longer school day.
Three to six hurricanes forecast for Atlantic storm season
Eight to 13 named systems are expected in the six-month season that starts June 1, Kathryn Sullivan, administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said Thursday.
New NBA commissioner gets impressive first win
The L.A. Clippers were the dregs of the NBA when team owner Donald Sterling made matters far worse. But disaster for the Clippers - that other pro basketball franchise in Los Angeles - created opportunity for the league's new commissioner.
Baseball veteran notes symbolism in Obama visit
Robert Scott, who played five seasons in the Negro Leagues, sees something deeper in President Barack Obama's visit to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Thursday. "By going to Cooperstown," says Scott, a retired bricklayer, "President Obama is making some history of his own."
Charges pending against Ga. students after alleged post-prom rape
An evening to remember will likely become a night of regret for more than two dozen young people, many of whom may be charged with a crime after an 18-year-old female student was allegedly raped at a post-prom party at a resort in northern Georgia.
NCAA forces academic progress in the locker room
Three-dozen college teams failed to meet the NCAA's academic progress rates, forcing post-season bans. The ratings are harsh, especially for historically black colleges, but the system has done a lot of good, too.
Twitter said to be discussing music deals including SoundCloud
Twitter is in early discussions to acquire or partner with music-related startups to rev up user growth, according to people with knowledge of the talks. One company Twitter is considering buying is SoundCloud, a Berlin-based startup that lets people share music, according to one of the people who asked not to be named because the information is private.
Cooperstown astir over news of Obama's visit to Hall of Fame
President Obama wants to talk tourism, and few places could be more perfect than Cooperstown, N.Y., four days before Memorial Day. The presidential stop comes days before the annual Hall of Fame Classic baseball game at Doubleday Field.
VIDEO: Young fan pulls hidden ball trick
A young fan at a Blue Jays-Rangers game over the weekend caught some attention when he snagged a foul ball, then gave a decoy ball to a pretty girl sitting directly behind him.
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