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Park workers clear path so elderly man can reach his wife's memorial

Every day, Bud Caldwell, 82, walks to the bench that he dedicated to his late wife, Betty, and leaves her one penny and one daisy in honor of their favorite songs, "Pennies from Heaven" and "Daisy a Day."The Wisconsin couple were together for almost 56 years,according to local CBS station WDJT, and rain or shine, Caldwell visits the bench decorated with Betty's picture to tell her about his day.






Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:12:57 GMT
Bengals' Devon Still and daughter Leah write a book for kids fighting cancer

Leah Still is continuing her fight against pediatric cancer and now hopes to help kids in the same situation with her book, "I am Leah Strong."Devon Still revealed the inspiration behind their children's book onInstagram, along with a sneak peek of the adorable cover on Thursday.






Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:22:00 GMT
Flu striking older Americans at highest pace on record, CDC says

A flu outbreak that already has killed at least 61 children is simultaneously slamming older Americans at a record clip, federal officials said Friday.The flu hospitalization pace for people 65 and older is the highest since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began tracking such data in 2005.






Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:55:00 GMT
What makes your morning shine? TODAY fans share what they wake up for

You can watch the TODAY team #RiseToShine in this all-new Super Bowl ad, in which the anchors make it clear that you the fans light up their mornings.So what motivates you each and every morning? We asked TODAY fans to tell us your biggest inspirations, and loved what you had to share! Keep telling us what makes your morning shine on Facebook and Twitter using#RiseToShine.






Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:33:11 GMT
What parents need to know about the measles vaccine

Every parent knows the drill: the series of vaccines their kids start getting at birth, beginning with the hepatitis B vaccine. The outbreak of measles linked to Disneyland has millions of Americans looking at the vaccine schedule again and wondering if their kids are protected.Here are some answers to your questions.Is my child protected?

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:26:00 GMT
Should he play? Seahawk Richard Sherman's son could arrive on Super Bowl Sunday

Heading into Super Bowl weekend, timing is everything for Seattle Seahawks star Richard Sherman. Hes hoping to earn the title of back-to-back Super Bowl champion before he becomes a first-time father.As Sherman and girlfriend, Ashley Moss, await the imminent arrival of their son, the outspoken cornerback is hoping his little Sherman will hold out through Sundays big game.






Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:21:00 GMT
Got curls? Real-life tips for making them even more gorgeous

These bloggers and TODAY Facebook fans have got their curly hair figured out! Here are their best tips on everything from how to shampoo, when to brush and what to do when your curls just aren't cooperating. Happy hair hacking!






Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20:52:09 GMT
First, he 3-D printed a castle. Now he wants to print a whole village

Andrey Rudenko built a castle. It's not very large, but not even King Louis XIV could have imagined its construction.Rudenko created it, layer by layer, with a 3-D printer. And now he has plans to build an entire village.






Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:56:48 GMT
Sexism still alive and well in Silicon Valley (and on Newsweek cover)

Newsweek's latest cover story is making waves on an all-too-familiar subject -- sexism in Silicon Valley.






Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:43:00 GMT
'Who I really am': Transgender vet applauds military name change

Three transgender veterans have justwon the legal right to have their military records changed to reflect their correct namesandgender.Thesevitalrecordsfollowveteransfor decades afterdischargeused when they seek medical and employment benefits and alsousedfor funerals.

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:39:49 GMT
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