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  • 'Superhero' 3D printed hands help kids dream in Argentina

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Being born without fingers can be tough for any child. Getting new ones — especially red and blue superhero themed digits — has made 8-year-old Kaori Misue a vibrant playground star.
  • World's Ugliest Dog Contest awards underdogs' inner beauty

    PETALUMA, Calif. - The World's Ugliest Dog Contest in California is celebrating the inner beauty and imperfections of man's best friend on Friday.
  • Olympic spectacle upstages menswear Fashion Week in Paris

    PARIS - It's rare that an event can upstage a top Paris Fashion Week show taking place in the French capital's ornate Grand Palais.
  • No job? Tips for teens to fill idle summer time

    NEW YORK - With the number of teenagers working summer jobs in decline since the 1980s, students and their parents have found creative ways to fill summer months. Some still find traditional summer work, while others spend their summers doing a variety of activities and work that can help them pad their college applications.
  • Chinese parents alarmed by miniature crossbow craze

    BEIJING - Powerful mini-crossbows that shoot toothpicks and needles are the new must-have toy for schoolkids across China — and a nightmare for concerned parents and school officials.
  • Pride and prejudice? Race tinges LGBT celebrations

    NEW YORK - Gay pride marches in New York City, San Francisco and in between this weekend will have plenty of participants — and also protests directed at them from other members of the LGBT community, speaking out against what they see as increasingly corporate celebrations that prioritize the experiences of gay white men and ignore issues facing black and brown LGBT people.
  • Celebrity chef Darren Simpson dies in Australia

    SYDNEY, Australia - Darren Simpson, who at 21 became Britain's youngest ever Young Chef of the Year and has been a television chef and food writer, has died in Australia, his family said Friday.
  • Kids today: They don't work summer jobs the way they used to

    WASHINGTON - It was at Oregon's Timberline Lodge, later known as a setting in the horror movie "The Shining," where Patrick Doyle earned his first real paycheque.
  • Obituary of 15-year-old who killed self cites school bullies

    BEDFORD, Pa. - The family of a 15-year-old Pennsylvania girl who hanged herself says in her obituary that she had a tough life made worse by school bullies.
  • Summer of Slime: DIY goo takes over tweens' lives

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Call this The Summer of Slime.

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