Berkeley bans gender-specific words


Berkeley, California Bans Gender Specific Words

There will be no manholes in Berkeley, California. City workers will drop into "maintenance holes" instead

Photo Credit: AP/Jeff Chiu

restaurant is move by truck


America's Very First Cracker Barrel Moved To Fairgrounds

“I couldn’t stand the thought of the building being destroyed so we met and came up with ideas”

President Obama getting hug from a student


Former President Barack Obama Surprises Students In Chicago

The students are part of the Obama Youth Jobs Corps in Chicago

Animated Kids Singing


City Hopes 'Baby Shark' Song Will Drive Homeless From Park

The loop of "Baby Shark" and "Raining Tacos" is only a temporary fix

The postcard


Postcard Mailed From Hong Kong in 1993 Arrives in Illinois At Last

An Illinois woman is hoping to solve a 26-year-old mystery after a postcard from Hong Kong arrived in her mailbox last week.

Photo Credit: Kim Draper/CNN

steepest street record holder


Street In Wales Named Steepest In World

The title comes at the expense of a street in New Zealand

Photo Credit: Andrew Davies/Guinness World Records via AP

Captured alligator being held


Elusive Alligator Caught In Chicago

Police say an expert from Florida has captured the alligator in a public lagoon

Photo Credit: Kelley Gandurski/Chicago Animal Care and Control via AP

Rachelle Schiller and Jose Caraballo taste alligator sausage from Chicago's Dog House


Got gator?

Businesses try to cash in on viral search for the Humboldt Park gator

Photo Credit: Chicago Tribune

Diver with super-size jellyfish


The Case of The Giant Jellyfish

A giant barrel jellyfish was spotted off the coast of Cornwall, UK by biologist Lizzie Daly and underwater cameraman Dan Abbott.

Photo Credit: Lizzie Daly, USA Today