Man finds first Superman comic stuffed in wall →
As he was gutting a house in Elbow Lake, Minn., David Gonzalez, 34, made a startling discovery: In among the old newspapers insulating a wall was an original Action Comics No. 1 book from June 1938. On the cover, a brand new character wore a flowing red cape and lifted a car over his head: Superman.
‘A hot meal can make people cry’: BBQ volunteers... →
Barbecue aficionados and local businesses are bringing comfort to victims of the Oklahoma tornado with classic American cuisine, with plans to serve up hundreds of thousands of free meals. “Barbecue reminds people of the good times,” said one volunteer.
Woman left in dumpster as a newborn: I forgive my... →
On the day she was born, Rachael Clark, now 23, was found sealed inside a plastic garbage bag in a dumpster. Despite crippling anxiety as a child, she has a wedding and a bright future ahead, but still wants to find her birth parents “to tell them I forgive them.”
Hey, high-achieving women! Here's how... →
If the words “good enough” make you cringe, you may be suffering from a form of the same modern-day malady that affects most high-achieving women (and men!) in the year 2013.
Xena the Warrior Puppy, saved from abuse, helps... →
For most of his life, Jonny Hickey was quiet and withdrawn — but not anymore. Here is the story of how a mistreated dog and a misunderstood boy found, and rescued, each other.
'A distraction from reality': Comfort dogs bring... →
Of all the traits that make dogs special, here’s one of the best: They don’t judge you when you cry. For that reason, specially trained therapy dogs are making bedside visits to dozens of hospitalized victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.
Boston marathoner Dick Hoyt, 72: 'We can't let... →
All 1,091 races completed by Dick and Rick Hoyt have been special, but Monday’s Boston Marathon was a crowning achievement for the father-and-son team. Then, at the 25-mile marker, their jubilant day devolved into chaos.
Dad, 72, races in nearly 1,100 events with... →
Dick and Rick Hoyt are about to be honored with a life-sized bronze statue at the starting line of the Boston Marathon. The statue captures the father and son running “for the people who think they can’t run.”
Holy Peeps! Elaborate candy creations hop to silly... →
Binders full of Peeps? PeepsCasso? “Life of Pie”? A beloved marshmallow treat provides the perfect artistic medium for funny, creative types.
John Edwards' eldest daughter: I was mad,... →
In an exclusive TODAY interview, the eldest daughter of former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards talks to Savannah Guthrie about her family, her late mother’s legacy and Rielle Hunter.
China’s Peng Liyuan and other stylish first ladies... →
First ladies are in a unique position to advocate an agenda — and look stylish while doing so. Here are some wives of presidents and prime ministers who have been turning heads.
‘Be strong, be gentle’: Remembering a 99-year-old... →
At age 98, Keiko Fukuda became the first and only woman to attain judo’s highest honor: a 10th-degree black belt. As her memorial service approaches on March 22, we take a look back at her life and accomplishments.
Boy, 6, writes book, raises $92,000 for best pal's... →
Dylan Siegel, 6, decided to help his best friend, Jonah Pournazarian, 7, who has a rare liver disease: He’d write a book and make heaps of money to help find a cure. So far, he’s raised $92,000.
Teen's chilly 10-mile trek for job leads to... →
You know those stories your grandparents told about trudging to school or work through the snow? The other day an 18-year-old braved just such a slog — and it changed his life forever.
On Valentine's Day, Romneys welcome 19th and 20th... →
Mitt and Ann Romney are grandparents! Again! On Thursday, Ann Romney took to Twitter to announce the birth of twins born to the Romneys’ son, Craig Romney, and his wife, Mary.
A mother's love gets son's book published after... →
While in his mid-20s, Phillip Bennett wrote an intensely personal account of living with a rare and incurable neuromuscular disease. He didn’t live long enough to see his book in print – but it still got published, thanks to the tireless efforts of his mom.
Brrrrrilliant: Snowshoe artist makes massive,... →
Artist Simon Beck is growing in fame for his signature “crop circles” in the snow. The 54-year-old spends his winters tromping in snowshoes in Savoie, France, crafting snow art that appears almost other-worldly.
'Kid President,' 9, is on a mission: To make... →
This bundle of cuteness in a fancy suit has been addressing the nation for months in hilarious online videos. Now his “pep talk” for downtrodden adults has become an Internet sensation.
Cuteness overload: Shetland ponies wear Shetland... →
Michelle Obama favors Jason Wu, and Duchess Kate fancies Alexander McQueen. But in a high-fashion horse race, even they might have trouble coming in ahead of these Shetland ponies rocking custom wool sweaters.
Prince Harry: Killing Taliban 'a job' that needed... →
Upon returning home to Britain Wednesday after a 20-week tour of duty in Afghanistan, Prince Harry made headlines yet again — this time for his comments about killing Taliban fighters.
Wild! Sperm whales adopt dolphin with deformed... →
If the ocean were a cocktail party, your average bottlenose dolphin would be hamming it up near the bar, fetching drinks for other marine mammals and regaling them with funny stories. Your average sperm whale would hover quietly near the pretzel bowl, keeping a low profile and avoiding eye contact with that obnoxious dolphin. The usual aloofness between the two animals explains why researchers...
Once again, Michelle Obama dazzles in inaugural... →
For the second time, first lady Michelle Obama donned a dazzling gown designed by Jason Wu for inauguration night.
Love is in the air: Obamas get smoochy on... →
Who said love and politics don’t mix? On Jan. 21, newly inaugurated Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama were lovey-dovey with each other all day long.
White House invokes First Amendment amid calls to... →
The White House has formally responded to a popular push to have the British journalist and television personality deported back across the pond for his on-air comments about gun control.
911, there's a lion on the loose! Oops, it's a... →
Many cats get surly when given lion haircuts, but not Charles the Labradoodle. He relishes his majestic style — even if it can result in run-ins with the fuzz.
Wait, what?? Designer says more women copy Kim K’s... →
They’re both famous and pregnant, and their names both start with K. Can you guess which one tends to affect women’s style purchases more?
'Fortunate' feline: Cat survives 8 days in tree,... →
It took four harrowing attempts to get a kitty dubbed “Fortunate” out of a tall, tall tree — and then she fell.
School board member resigns after hitting student... →
A school official in Georgia stepped down Thursday after deputies said she rammed her SUV into a 17-year-old who was trying to save a Walmart parking spot by standing in it.
Mom turns sleeping baby into fairy-tale star →
A creative mother in Finland captures photos of her sleeping daughter in fanciful fairy-tale scenes from “The Princess and the Pea,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” “The Frog Prince,” “The Ugly Duckling” and more.
Anchor called too fat for TV is now international... →
Jennifer Livingston sparked a viral firestorm when she stood up for herself on camera after a viewer criticized her weight. Now, months later, she is still hearing from kids and adults who view her as a much-needed hero in the anti-bullying crusade.
Aurora shooting survivor: 'Don't lose hope in... →
A 21-year-old survivor of a massacre in a movie theater explains how she’s struggled to move forward and maintain optimism in the face of senseless loss and grief.
#26Acts of kindness: San Antonio third-graders... →
In response to the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, 8- and 9-year-olds in Texas have been performing thoughtful deeds to honor those who died.
Lauren Scruggs: 'It's empowering to accomplish... →
As evidence that Lauren Scruggs is moving forward with her life, consider Exhibit A: A photo of the fashion blogger and former model doing physically demanding pull-ups at a Texas gym.
When Christmas comes a day early or a day late →
Thousands of pilots, flight attendants, bus drivers and other transportation employees spend years working on Christmas until they attain enough seniority. Faced with such an enduring buzzkill, many get creative.
Photo of baby sleeping on Santa goes viral →
Cuteness overdose! A photo taken last December by a mom at a mall in Boise, Idaho has become a huge holiday Internet sensation this year. Here’s why.
Confessions of a mall Santa: Spit, snot and... →
The life of a mall Santa is steeped in hopes, dreams, magic, wonder … and other things. Unspeakable things. Things like leaky diapers, urinating pets — and worse.
Love train: Matchmaker brings NYC subway riders... →
Are you a single New Yorker who rides the subway? Good news! You can leave the whole matter of finding a suitable date in the hands of the “Love Conductor.”
How to deep fry your ENTIRE Thanksgiving dinner →
Oh yeah, baby: Vats of hot oil aren’t just for turkeys. This guide shows you how to deep fry mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, stuffing, green beans, apple pie and chocolate truffles.
Paws de deux: Therapy dogs perform ‘Nutcracker’ →
The timeless holiday classic “The Nutcracker” doesn’t have any dialogue — and that’s just fine by the four-legged stars in a popular all-canine version of the ballet.
7 photos that prove Willie Geist HAS been sexy at... →
It’s official: Willie Geist is one sexy, sexy man. We knew this long before the new TODAY co-anchor got included in People’s Sexiest Man Alive issue — under the category “Sexy at any age.”
Must-see: 80 famous little black dresses →
Every woman knows the importance of the one must-have item in her closet: The little black dress. In celebration of that trusted fashion favorite, the SCAD Museum of Art is presenting a “Little Black Dress” exhibition in Savannah, Ga., through Jan. 27 and in select cities worldwide in 2013.
‘Just say yes’: When wedding proposals go public →
In elaborate musical productions and at huge public gatherings, ladies across the land are finding themselves making the decision of a lifetime with hundreds of eyes locked on them.
Romneys get smoochy as candidates cast votes →
Like other candidates and their family members, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his wife Ann were powerfully aware of the presence of cameras on Tuesday.
Walruses on the move? 2 aquariums ravaged by Sandy →
Waterfront aquariums in New York and New Jersey are so severely flooded that marine animals may need to be moved to new temporary locations.
Rush is on to rescue animals stranded in Sandy's... →
Will dogs, cats and other animals fare as badly in Sandy’s aftermath as they did during Hurricane Katrina? Animal rescuers say they’re both hopeful — and worried.
Obie the obese dachshund is at the center of... →
Who exactly should be taking care of a morbidly obese dachshund named Obie? A judge in Oregon may make that decision.
Sharp focus: Hungry shark tries to chomp... →
Apparently almost nothing rattles Australian photographer Sam Cahir, who stayed calm while being circled for two hours by this shortfin mako shark.
Isn't she lovely? Gender of baby beluga whale... →
The time finally arrived for a whopping newborn at Shedd Aquarium in Chicago to receive a physical examination, and on Tuesday aquarium officials issued a happy announcement.
Feel like curling up in a ball today? So does... →
Douglas the dormouse has had a rough month. First the little guy fell from his mom’s nest, and then he almost got stepped on by a passerby. But now he’s warm and happy.
'Random Acts of Flowers' cheer the ill, elderly,... →
Random Acts of Flowers delivers used flowers from weddings, memorial services, florists, special events, grocery stores, museums and churches to strangers. Since 2009, the Tennessee charity has brought bouquets to more than 15,900 people — many of whom are elderly, frail and, quite often, lonely.