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Pushing A Brussels Sprout Up A Mountain — For A Cause
Stuart Kettell also has stalked a town on stilts and run in a human-sized hamster wheel to support cancer patients. His stunts have raised nearly $70,000. He's pushing this sprout with his nose.
Red Robin's 'Monster' Burger Wins Xtreme Eating Awards
The Center for Science in the Public Interest says, at more than 3,500 calories, it's the "single unhealthiest" meal among 200 chain restaurants.
With Congress Set To Adjourn, Border Crisis Remains Unresolved
Votes are set Thursday in both the GOP-led House and Democratic-controlled Senate on bills addressing the young migrants seeking refuge. But the competing bills have little chance of being reconciled.
On The Eve Of A Possible Lockout, Met Opera Talks Remain Contentious
Labor disputes are nothing new to the Met Opera, but never have they been so public. With a deadline looming, both sides signal that negotiations are going nowhere.
A Prospective Pro Athletes' Backup Plan? Pit Crewing For NASCAR
Some college athletes who dreamed of going into pro sports are instead finding full-time work on NASCAR pit crews. NASCAR is recruiting athletes, not mechanics, and has a special training center.
In Kansas City, Obama Brushes Off House GOP's Vote To Sue Him
Congress leaves some significant business unfinished as it goes on break. But the talk of Washington and beyond is Wednesday's vote by House republicans to authorize a lawsuit against President Obama.
Fighting Continues To Block Investigators From MH17 Wreckage
Financial Times reporter Guy Chazan tells Linda Wertheimer that while the world is focused on the crash site of MH17, civilians are dying in battles between the Ukrainian army and pro-Russia rebels.
New Bill Aims To Hold Colleges Accountable For Campus Sex Crimes
Under new bipartisan legislation, colleges and universities could face strong new penalties for mishandling cases of sexual assault on campus. Critics question whether they can be implemented.
Argentina Is In Default. What Does That Actually Mean?
Talks between Argentina and holdout bondholders collapsed Wednesday. With no additional talks scheduled, it appears Argentina has defaulted for the second time in about 12 years.
Groundwater Is Drying Up Fast Under Western States, Study Finds
The Colorado River Basin, which supplies irrigation and groundwater for most of the West, is drying up faster than expected. Part of the problem is a drought-driven over-reliance on groundwater.