(CNN) — American Girl is ringing in the new year by unveiling its first doll with hearing loss. The doll is the American Girl of the Year. The popular doll line, owned by Mattel, introduced Joss Kendrick,
This straight-A student’s childhood was punctured by gun violence. He started a company and is headed to a top college.
At 17, Brown’s list of accomplishments is already long — and poised to grow longer. Nearly every Ivy League school is vying to recruit the straight-A student and star football player to their campuses,
A British teen playing an online video game was reportedly saved by a friend, living thousands of miles away, when he suddenly had a medical emergency. Aidan Jackson of Widnes, England, was chatting with
The zoo’s request was an unusual one, even by industry standards, but unpredictability is commonplace in the medical world. His experience with Jabari is one of many reasons Barad sought a solution for
(CNN) — NBA rising star point guard Trae Young has helped eliminate $1 million in past due medical debt for struggling families in Atlanta. The Atlanta Hawks player's foundation partnered with the nonprofit
The Wave artificial surfing lagoon is first in UK carefully crafted with people with disabilities in mind Fresh from her first ever surf, Sophie Elwes looks chilly but energised. The 31-year-old has spent
(CNN) — Portraits on university campuses usually portray school founders, presidents and donors. But at Princeton University, portraits of blue-collar campus workers are now taking center stage. A new
If you walk past Shannon and Joe Katona's house on a corner of one of Baltimore's busiest roads and turn down the side street, it's hard to miss the 7-foot metal dragon in the yard, standing upright, massive
(CNN) — Only a few mammals -- humans and a few other primates -- are thought to spontaneously help one another. Now, however, scientists say African grey parrots voluntarily help each other to obtain reward
Tammy Morgan says she would never have thought of pairing the two — and yet, she saw how they quickly gravitated toward each other, how they soon started sneaking off to be alone and how he now watches
Updated Dec. 27 at 10 a.m. ET About a week after Glenda and Raphi Savitz welcomed their daughter Samantha to the world, they learned that she was deaf. "She was the first deaf person we had known, so it
A New Zealand man has created a “stick library” for his local dog park as a way to recycle branches from tree pruning. Andrew Taylor, of north Canterbury in the South Island, cut a dozen tree branches
This way, if a child questions his identity, he’s got plenty of documentation. “I show them my driver’s license, credit card and insurance cards,” said Claus, 61. “Now, I have proof that I am who I say
(CNN) — A 5-year-old student at an elementary school in Vista, California, collected enough money to pay off the negative lunch balances of 123 students at her school. Katelynn Hardee, a kindergartner
This 12-year-old made a video game to cope with his father’s suicide. He was recognized for it at The Game Awards.
Titled “Let’s Be Well,” Luke’s video game was created using the massively popular platform Roblox, an accessible system with over 100 million monthly users that lets you make your own interactive experiences.
(CNN) — A Massachusetts police department has a thief in its midst. Officers with the Franklin Police department had worked diligently to collect toys for needy children this holiday season, but noticed
This 88-year-old woman boarded her seven-hour flight. Then a man surprised her with his business-class ticket.
Violet Allison was just getting settled into her economy seat on an overnight Virgin Atlantic flight from New York to London when another passenger walked up to her row and asked her a question she never,
(CNN) — It started out as a limp. At the time, father Shawn Cress thought daughter Chloe, then 12 years old, just needed some physical therapy. That was June 2018. But the limp turned into a fever, which
That “why not” led to Covay standing in that red suit on Constitution Avenue on a recent teeth-chatteringly cold afternoon, singing his hat off. That’s not a euphemism. His red-and-white hat hits the as
(CNN) — As he accepted the coveted Heisman trophy, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow addressed the children in his hometown of Athens, Ohio, where thousands of residents live in poverty. Burrow struggled to holding