April 23, 2017

Search ends for missing Israeli teens

missing Israel teens

Israel’s intense 18-day search for three abducted teenagers ended Monday when their bodies were found buried under a pile of rocks in an open field about 15 miles from where the youths were last seen in the occupied West Bank. A nation that had been enmeshed in hopeful prayer was instantly engulfed by a mix… Read more

Girl who died of cancer left note for grieving family

Athena Orchard

On May 28, 13-year-old British schoolgirl Athena Orchard tragically lost her battle with the bone cancer osteosarcoma, which had affected her spine, left shoulder and head. Yet her devastated family has received a small degree of solace from what Athena secretly left behind: a 3,000-word note written on the back of her bedroom mirror, in black… Read more

Graduate of the year

Graduate

TAY THI NGUYEN is one of the mightiest people I’ve met, at 94 pounds. She has a towering presence, at a bit more than 5 feet tall. She is so strong that she probably could bench press 25 pounds. Three times Tay Thi has fainted while here at college, training to become an English teacher,… Read more

Students’ bodies have broken fingers

South Korean ferry

As the funerals of 25 students were held near Seoul more information is being released about the desperate last minutes of the hundreds of young people and their teachers aboard the South Korean ferry that sunk last week. “We have to touch everything with our hands. This is the most grueling and heartbreaking job of my… Read more

VIDEO: 0 to 14 in 4 minutes

0 to 14

A father films his daughter every week from birth until she’s 14-years-old.  The results give new meaning to the phrase, “She grew up before my eyes.”  

Autism linked with environmental toxins

toxins

While the underlying causes of autism are still not fully understood, many health experts believe that genetics, environmental factors or a combination of the two are to blame. Now, a new meta-analysis has revealed that toxins in the environment may play a much more significant role in the formation of this neurodevelopmental disorder than previously… Read more

Teen’s flashlight invention to change the world?

Ann Makosinski

Ann Makosinski was just 16 when she won a local science fair with her invention, a flashlight powered solely by hand heat. One Google science fair later, she’s on her way to changing the world. Two years ago, Makosinski was inspired by a friend in the Philippines who didn’t have electricity – the girl told Ann… Read more

McDonald’s reports disappointing sales

McDonald's

McDonald’s reported disappointing quarterly sales Thursday as fewer customers visited the world’s biggest hamburger chain. The Oak Brook, Ill.-based company says global sales slipped 0.1 percent at established locations for the last three months of the year. In the U.S., where it recently revamped its Dollar Menu to include items that cost a little more,… Read more

Chinese students flock to US exams to chase college dreams

chinese students

Chinese students form the largest overseas group at U.S. universities and their numbers are rising as families spend a fortune in the quest for an American education to pry open the door to career and social success. For some parents, overseas education is also seen as a way to avoid China’s fiercely competitive national college… Read more

Woman gives birth to rare identical triplets

rare identical triplets

A U.K. woman has given birth to identical triplets – the ultra-rare result of a single fertilized egg dividing into three separate embryos. Read more