Jia Jia became the oldest giant panda ever living in captivity and the oldest giant panda currently living in captivity.
CNN reports that a Guinness representative was on hand at Ocean Park to congratulate Jia Jia.
Mitchell, 51, was an instructor in the tailor shop at the prison in northern New York — a position that officials say allowed her to pass tools such as hacksaw blades and a screwdriver to prisoner Richard Matt.
Matt escaped along with David Sweat, in a plot that was intended to include Mitchell as the getaway driver, the authorities say.
Doctors, hospitals and government administrators have put a lot of effort into making Medicare more efficient in the past 15 years.
Lexell, whose bio describes her as a freelance writer, confirmed that she had asked Twitter to take down jokes.
In a speech intended for the entire continent and delivered from the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Obama called on African leaders to create jobs and foster democracy. NPR's Gregory Warner reports that Obama spoke of Africa's bright future and called on leaders to end corruption and political intimidation.
Gregory filed this report:
"The president said that he'd worked to change America's relationship with Africa.
Turkey called a rare Article 4 meeting of the allies after it began an air campaign against ISIS targets in Syria.
As the AP reports, Turkey has been reluctant to join the U.S.-led war against I
It seems intuitive that people's health during and after invasive surgery or a toxic course of chemo or radiation can be improved by being as physically and psychologically fit as possible going into it.
From Louis Edelman’s apartment in Seattle’s Lower Queen Anne neighborhood, you can see the Space Needle. Seattle’s iconic landmark is just a few blocks away. But it’s not the only thing popping out of the skyline. Construction cranes dot the landscape, too, as they build office towers and apartments in South Lake Union.
Edelman, who has lived in the 100 block of Roy Street for 10 years. He tends bar down the street and lives in an older apartment building, which he affectionately calls “the bartender projects.”
And your wallet, too.
No kidding – it's all related. To see how, let your mind wander back.
Start by recalling where the U.S. housing market was a decade ago. In 2005, lenders were offering low "teaser" interest rates on mortgages. Many people bought homes that way, figuring they'd enjoy the initial low rates for a few years.
NPR's Leila Fadel reports from Cairo that because the country is in such disarray, the sentence was handed down in absentia. She filed this report for our Newscast unit:
"A spokesman for Tripoli's self-declared government said Saif Al-Islam Gadhafi is one of nine former regime figures who were sentenced to death today.
This steel equivalent of blood sport draws a passionate following, and the drivers say it is deeply addicting.
"There's nothing better," says John Green, a demolition derby driver at a recent fair in Franklin County, Kan.
Nowhere is this truer than San Diego County, where water prices are some of the highest in the state.
Grapefruit trees shade the entrance to Triple B Ranches winery in northern San Diego County. The tasting room is a converted kitchen festooned with country knick knacks.
Debbie Broomell runs the boutique winery with her father, Gary. Their quaint vineyard is only a few years old. For three generations, the Broomells have grown citrus.
Savage went to school at Marshall as a young girl, and now she sees bigger problems beyond all those blemishes: "Drug dealers, drug users, eyesore. That's what I see."
In St. Louis, the student enrollment is one-fourth the size it was in the 1960s.
Though they hardly need it, there's a national plan in Finland to get people to sit less. It reminds them, in fact, that "Under the Constitution ...
They're lined up on the steps in the shallow end, 10 little ones, ranging from age 2 to 5. The boys are in board trunks, many wearing rash guard shirts like the weekend surfers they might become, years from now. The girls wear bright one-piece suits and two-pieces that show their childish pot bellies.
They are a rainbow tribe: black, Asian, white, biracial.
But a campaign in Montana is turning that on its head. It's not trying to recruit companies, but rather employees to come to the sparsely populated state, and telecommute.
David Blackburn works for a financial services firm in Jersey City, N.J.
Seattle, Tacoma and Everett have activated their water shortage response plans. The hot, dry weather has increased demand for water just as river levels are at historic lows. Seattle Public Utilities, Tacoma Public Utilities and the city of Everett issued a joint release announcing the implementation of the first stage of the response plans.
Lauding recent increases in state education funding, but ultimately admitting they still have more work to do, state lawmakers have filed an update with the state Supreme Court on their progress toward fulfilling the McCleary school funding mandate.
Now, everyone's wondering what the court will do next.