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VIDEO: Nolan Ryan's wild first pitch
Even in his most dominant years, Nolan Ryan was never known for his pinpoint control. The all-time Major League leader in strikeouts -- and walks -- threw out the ceremonial first pitch this week before the Houston Astros' opener against the New York Yankees. It did not go well.
VIDEO: Angels hitting coach suffers bizarre leg injury
LA Angels hitting coach Don Baylor suffered a broken leg while squatting to catch a ceremonial first pitch from former Angel Vladimir Guerrero on Opening Day.
For April Fools' Day: A sampling of scientific hoaxes over the centuries
Speaking of jokes, in honor of April Fools' Day, Discovery magazine's Jonathon Keats briefly recounts some scientific hoaxes perpetrated over the centuries. His catalogue of cons includes "Aristotle's Masterpiece," a 17th-century mishmash of bogus medical texts and sex advice that remained in publication for 200 years.
Sibling says Dexter drama motivated sister's 'lie' of mass murder
The older sister of Miranda Barbour, who claims she murdered more than 22 "bad people" over six years, says the story is a lie that stems from infatuation with the Showtime TV series about a Miami cop who leads a secret life as a serial killer.
Starbucks retools pastry menu after customer complaints
After the coffee chain bought gourmet-baking company La Boulange in 2012, it used the acquisition to add fancier pastries to U.S. locations. Now Starbucks is discovering that some customers liked the food better before, prompting another round of retooling.
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- VIDEO: Two-Legged boxer pup's first trip to beach goes viral
- Wall Street suicides related to demographics, not work
- Fact Checker: 'Birth control' for something other than family planning?
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- Divorce is on the rise, and it's the baby boomers' fault
- VIDEO: Firefighters sing song from 'Frozen' to calm girl stuck in elevator
- The logic of Facebook's multibillion-dollar shopping spree
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- Census: U.S. has fewest births since 1998
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- NLRB ruling: Northwestern players can unionize
- Even in separation, Gwyneth Paltrow makes women feel bad about themselves
- VIDEO: Nice wedding, but did it trend on Twitter?
- 8 million people take prescription sleep aids, but these drugs have risks
- VIDEO: BASE jumpers leap from WTC
- Can what you eat affect your mental health?
- Coffee's third wave? The Apple to Starbucks' Microsoft
- VIDEO: Teen killed by train saving girlfriend's life
- White House plan would end bulk collection of Americans' phone data
- Retirees' paperwork, stuck in a mine, points to government's balky IT problems
- VIDEO: Nolan Ryan's wild first pitch
Plane through: Cessna lands on Houston golf course
HOUSTON (AP) — An area near the 11th hole at a Houston golf course provided a smooth landing spot after a small plane ran out of fuel and glided on to the grass.
The Cessna 170 was expected to be moved from Hermann Park on Tuesday. The unplanned landing of the single-engine plane happened Monday night on a flight from Lafayette, La.
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- Plane through: Cessna lands on Houston golf course