Daredevil walks on wire between two skyscrapers

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Rat rods rock as rusty rides Peter Duvaloois' rat rods are way cooler than your car. The fast machines are pieced together from vintage parts and scrapyard finds. They also are rumblier, rustier and turn more heads on the highway. That's pretty much the point of rat rods. They look like hot rods,... - Posted on December 22, 2014
Horse-drawn wagon hauls White House Christmas tree It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the White House. The official tree has arrived. A horse-drawn wagon hauled the 20-foot white fir up the driveway to the North Portico for inspection last week. Receiving the tree were first lady Michelle Obama, daughters Malia a... - Posted on December 4, 2014
In the White House, Obama pays for his toothpaste There was no free lunch — or breakfast or dinner — for President Barack Obama on Thanksgiving Day. Or any other day. He had to dig into his pocket to pay for his holiday feast of turkey, ham, two kinds of stuffing, sweet and regular potatoes and six different kinds of pi... - Posted on December 4, 2014
Boys survive 7 hours trapped beneath snow Two boys, trapped in a snow pile for about seven hours after a plow buried them, could hear their worried family's cries. But they couldn't respond loudly enough to be heard. Police credited an air pocket with saving their lives. The two cousins, 11-year-old Elijah Martinez ... - Posted on December 3, 2014
Would you play in a park underground? Visitors from around the world are drawn to New York City's High Line. It's an elevated park built on defunct railroad tracks transformed into an urban sanctuary of flowers, grass and trees. Private planners inspired by the High Line's success are now looking deep under Manh... - Posted on December 2, 2014
Everybody makes mistakes, even California No one noticed the mistake until the morning after the sign was installed above Interstate 710 in Southern California. A subcontractor had misspelled Olympic Boulevard. An "I'' was used in place of the "Y." The large green exit sign was covered with a tarp and eventua... - Posted on December 2, 2014
Barbie is no longer #1 with girls For the first time in more than a decade, Barbie has been frozen out of the top spot on the holiday wish lists of girls. The new reigning champion in the hearts of little girls is Team Elsa. The hit "Frozen" has earned Disney more than a billion at the box office. The... - Posted on December 1, 2014
Can you believe bubbles made Toy Hall of Fame? It's mission accomplished for little green army men. The plastic pretend soldiers have been inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame along with the 1980s stumper Rubik's Cube, and soap bubbles. The trio of toys takes its place alongside other classics including Bar... - Posted on November 12, 2014
YouTube tots pick top toys A snaggletooth 8-year-old. A middle schooler with a punk rocker bob cut and big earrings. Tween siblings with a penchant for playing. These are among the young power brokers who will determine the toys that will be under Christmas trees this year. At a time when toy s... - Posted on November 7, 2014
Daredevil walks on wire between two skyscrapers Nik Wallenda wowed Chicago and the world Sunday with two hair-raising skyscraper crossings on high wires without a safety net or a harness. He even performed one crossing blindfolded. "I feel incredible," Wallenda told reporters after completing the tightrope walks. R... - Posted on November 4, 2014