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Making a Big Splash with the Super Soaker

Making a Big Splash with the Super Soaker

May 27
When inventor Lonnie Johnson took a simple squirt gun and ramped it WAY up, he had no idea what a hit it would be. Since in the early 1990s, the Super Soaker has soaked up more than $1 billion in toy sales.

Orlando's Not the Only Hot Spot: Theme Park Fun Around U.S.

Orlando's Not the Only Hot Spot: Theme Park Fun Around U.S.

By Beth J. Harpaz | May 26
Orlando, Florida, often gets the spotlight when it comes to theme parks. But plenty of new attractions are opening elsewhere, from interactive rides that offer different experiences each time you go, to new parks in Alabama and North Carolina.

Ford's New CEO Promises A Fit - But Fun - Company

Ford's New CEO Promises A Fit - But Fun - Company

By Dee-Ann Durbin | May 26
Ford's new CEO, Jim Hackett, revealed a little about his plans - and a lot about himself - when he talked to media after his appointment.

FCC Says No Fine for Stephen Colbert for Trump Joke

FCC Says No Fine for Stephen Colbert for Trump Joke

May 24
There will be no fine for Stephen Colbert's risque joke about President Donald Trump.

China Says No Mining in Its Immediate Plans for Antarctica

China Says No Mining in Its Immediate Plans for Antarctica

By Matthew Brown | May 22
China plans to expand its scientific research in Antarctica in coming years amid worries over the area's susceptibility to climate change, but has no immediate plans to mine or develop natural resources that could be exposed as the ice cap shrinks.

Robots, Rappelling, Rifles: Showcase of Special Ops Gadgets

Robots, Rappelling, Rifles: Showcase of Special Ops Gadgets

By Tamara Lush | May 22
It's like a supermarket for Navy SEALs. A grocery store for Green Berets. A Costco for commandoes.

China, Japan Extract Combustible Ice from Seafloor

China, Japan Extract Combustible Ice from Seafloor

By Matthew Brown | May 22
Commercial development of the globe's huge reserves of a frozen fossil fuel known as "combustible ice" has moved closer to reality after Japan and China successfully extracted the material from the seafloor.

Curtain Falls on 'Greatest Show On Earth' after 146 Years

Curtain Falls on 'Greatest Show On Earth' after 146 Years

By Tamara Lush | May 21
The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus that has wowed crowds for 146 years with its "Greatest Show on Earth" is taking its final bow on Sunday.

Twitter Leader Laments Social Media Role In Trump's Election

Twitter Leader Laments Social Media Role In Trump's Election

May 21
A co-founder of Twitter says he's sorry if the popular social media platform helped put Donald Trump in the White House, as the president has suggested.

AP Exclusive: The Last Days of the Ringling Bros. Circus

AP Exclusive: The Last Days of the Ringling Bros. Circus

By Michelle R. Smith | May 20
An elephant stretches its trunk through a window to soothe a sick child. A woman gives birth and three months later is back performing on the high wire. A handler of big cats weeps as the beasts lope out of the ring for the last time.

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