Inclusion gym class leads to friendships, ‘promposals’

This school year, instead of enrolling in regular old gym class, Erika Brann, a senior at Shepard High School in Palos Heights, Ill., applied to be a mentor in the school’s Power Physical Education program. She was interviewed and accepted and then paired with a junior, who is involved in the school’s special education program. …

Speedy the goat saves a family from a fire

POINSETT COUNTY, Ark. — Don’t let the little goat fool you. Speedy, the loud family pet, is now being hailed a hero. “I was in the living room sleeping,” said Abigail Bruce. The 10-year-old said her sleep was interrupted Saturday night by Speedy. Speedy was jumping on her legs and then her chest. He wasn’t giving up until …

Santa Rosa Shelter Rescues Dogs From Mexico

SANTA ROSA (KPIX 5) — A new Bay Area dog shelter is looking past borders to save dogs. Muttopia is giving dogs from Mexico a second chance at life. In this rural neighborhood in Santa Rosa, right before the end of the road, is a place for new beginnings. Christi and Mancho Camblor are founders …

Teen gets into all 8 Ivy League schools

A New Jersey teenager has to make a decision soon most high school seniors can only dream of — deciding on which Ivy League school to attend in the fall. The problem, if you want to call it that, is that she was accepted into all of them. All eight of them. Ifeoma White-Thorpe said …

Boy, 4, uses Siri to help save mum’s life

A four-year-old boy saved his mum’s life by using her thumb to unlock her iPhone and then calling 999. A four-year-old boy saved his mother’s life by using her thumb to unlock her iPhone and then asking it to call 999. Roman, who lives in Kenley, Croydon, south London, used the phone’s voice control – …