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Celebrity Birthdays: Jan. 24

Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Beth Hart, Ed Helms, Mary Lou Retton, Neil Diamond, Yakov Smirnoff and more.

These are the 30 best-looking beer cans in the US

Beer was first sold in cans in 1935, and now the vessels have their own day of honor. That's right, Jan. 24 is Beer Can Appreciation Day. To celebrate, here's a look at the 30 best-looking beer cans in America.

Four species of sharks that walk discovered

So some sharks walk. Just not the scary ones. While great whites haunt the deep, walking sharks are content to scuttle in the shallows. They've been walking, or something close to it, for at least 9 million years. They're evolutionary…

Portraits of Barack, Michelle Obama to go on national tour

The wildly popular official portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama will go on a five-city national tour beginning in June 2021, the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery announced. The paintings of the former president and first lady have been at the…

Remembering Jim Lehrer and his Victoria roots

Retired Victoria College professor reflects on Lehrer's time in Victoria, friendship

VICTORIA, Texas - A journalism legend with ties to the Crossroads has passed away.  Before Jim Lehrer founded the NewsHour television program in 1975 - he was a…

What's left of Auschwitz death camp, in 18 haunting images

On Jan. 27, 1945, the Soviet Red Army liberated the Auschwitz death camp in German-occupied Poland. The Germans had already fled westward, leaving behind the bodies of prisoners who had been shot and thousands of sick and starving survivors. Now,…

Longtime PBS 'NewsHour' anchor Jim Lehrer dies at 85

Jim Lehrer, the legendary debate moderator and former anchor of the "NewsHour" television program, died Thursday. He was 85. Lehrer's death was announced by his longtime network home, PBS, where he co-founded the "NewsHour" in 1975. PBS said Lehrer died…

Celebrity Birthdays: Jan. 23

Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Anita Baker, Chita Rivera, Mariska Hargitay, Norah O'Donnell and more.

Ask the Weather Guys: What is an ice fog?

Q: What is an ice fog? A: Each year about 700 fatalities occur in the United States as a result of traffic accidents during fog. A combination of high speed and low visibility is often to blame. Fog is a…

8 book recommendations for kids of all ages

‌Recently there have been a ton of great children’s books to choose from — more than what could fit here. But here are some of the best, ranging from preschool picture books to chapter books for middle schoolers.