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University of Minnesota performs one-student graduation ceremony so his dying father could be present

MINNEAPOLIS – Commencement at the University of Minnesota is not scheduled until May. But on Monday the university made a rare exception. U of M engineering student Collin Brown was presented with his diploma early so his dad could see him graduate. Ken Brown is in the late stages of …

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George Clooney surprises 87 year old fan with birthday flowers

George Clooney has surprised an 87-year-old fan with a bouquet of flowers for her birthday. The Hollywood A-lister turned up unexpectedly at Sunrise of Sonning, a care home in Berkshire, on Sunday to treat resident Pat Adams. Staff had written to Clooney, who lives nearby, telling him a visit would …

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Americans now drink more bottled water than soda

Americans now officially drink more bottled water than soda. It’s a shift that decades ago might have seemed unthinkable — that consumers would buy a packaged version of something they could get free from a tap. But bottled-water sales have been growing in the U.S. ever since the arrival of …

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