Germany Parliament Approves Plan to Relax Restriction on Family Names

Germany Parliament Approves Plan to Relax Restriction on Family Names

Germany’s parliament on Friday approved plans to relax restrictions on family names.

Catholics Planning Pilgrimages Throughout U.S.

Catholics Planning Pilgrimages Throughout U.S.

A series of Catholic pilgrimages is underway in the U.S.

706 People Named Kyle Gather in Texas, Not Enough to Set World Record

706 People Named Kyle Gather in Texas, Not Enough to Set World Record

How many people named Kyle can fit in one place? For one Texas city, not enough.

Shed BBQ of Mississippi Wins Memphis Barbecue Cooking Contest

Shed BBQ of Mississippi Wins Memphis Barbecue Cooking Contest

World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest crowned a grand prize winner Saturday, after hundreds of pitmasters sweated through smoke to be named the best in pork.

Pandas at Zoo Atlanta Expected to Leave for China in Fall ’24

Pandas at Zoo Atlanta Expected to Leave for China in Fall ’24

Zoo Atlanta is preparing to return panda parents Lun Lun and Yang Yang to China, along with twins Ya Lun and Xi Lun, zoo officials said Friday.

Making Cinnamon Roll Pancakes With Jill of All Trades

Making Cinnamon Roll Pancakes With Jill of All Trades

NEWSnet's Jill Washburn demonstrates how to make a delicious cinnamon roll-inspired topping for pancakes in her latest installment of Jill of All Trades.

Detroit and Other Cities Reverse Population Losses, Census Bureau Says

Detroit and Other Cities Reverse Population Losses, Census Bureau Says

America’s cities are rebounding slightly from years of population declines— especially Detroit, which grew in numbers for the first time in decades, according to U.S. Census Bureau.

McDonald's Launches New $5 Meal Deal

McDonald's Launches New $5 Meal Deal

McDonald's hopes the promotion will bring back customers who were scared away by recent price hikes.

New Jersey Quintuplets Celebrate Graduation From Same College

New Jersey Quintuplets Celebrate Graduation From Same College

The Povolo quintuplets from New Jersey are now graduates of Montclair State University in their home state.

States Finding Unique Ways to Help Families with Day Care Costs

States Finding Unique Ways to Help Families with Day Care Costs

Some states help families pay for preschool and child care, making the service low-cost or even free. Here's how Kentucky, New Mexico and Washington are making such a plan work:

Severe Storms Threaten Again After an Active Tornado Streak

Severe Storms Threaten Again After an Active Tornado Streak

More than 15 million people from Texas to Florida were under threat of severe storms and the potential for tornadoes Monday, many of them in areas already hit with twisters this spring.

Solar Storm Causes Brilliant Aurora, No Serious Disruptions Reported

Solar Storm Causes Brilliant Aurora, No Serious Disruptions Reported

A powerful solar storm has resulted in an amazing northern lights show this weekend, with aurora sightings reported across much of the U.S.

Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower Peaks Early Sunday

Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower Peaks Early Sunday

The annual Eta Aquarid meteor shower, remnants of Halley’s comet, peaks in activity this weekend.

Liam, Olivia Remain Most-Popular Baby Names in US

Liam, Olivia Remain Most-Popular Baby Names in US

Liam and Olivia were the most popular baby names in the U.S. in 2023.

Planet Fitness Raising Membership Prices for First Tine Since 1998

Planet Fitness Raising Membership Prices for First Tine Since 1998

National gym chain Planet Fitness is hiking the cost of its basic membership for the first time in nearly 30 years.