President Obama announced a new manufacturing partnership Friday with businesses and universities. It's designed to make U.S. factories more competitive — and boost the number of good-paying factory jobs.
An emperor penguin that took a wrong turn and ended up 2,000 miles from home in New Zealand is facing a grim future. After experts saw that Happy Feet — as the penguin has been nicknamed — wasn't moving very much, they moved it from Peka Peka beach to the Wellington Zoo.
Here's some sad news from the world of entertainment: Peter Falk, indelible in his 30-plus years on television as the rumpled, comically relentless homicide detective Lt. Columbo, has died at age 83.
Noticeably blind in one eye (a tumor at age 3 forced surgery and a glass eye forever more), Falk came out of New York and into TV and film in the late 1950s. You might have seen him as a doctor on the old Ben Casey show in 1964 ... or even in his short-lived series The Trials of O'Brien in 1965-66.