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Boston Marathon Bombing Victims Are Learning To Run Again

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Boston Marathon Bombing Victims Are Learning To Run Again

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Celeste Corcoran, in her yellow "Boston Strong" hat, navigated her way across the artificial turf on her artificial legs, a volunteer on each arm to keep her upright. O...

Hug a Government Worker Day

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Hug a Government Worker Day

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Ten years ago this week, Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected governor of California and he appointed me to be the Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency. Until then, neither of us had given serious ...

Good Samaritan Finds Redditor’s Wallet In The Ocean, Returns It 24 Years Later

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Good Samaritan Finds Redditor’s Wallet In The Ocean, Returns It 24 Years Later

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"A small lucky package is on its way to you soon." This fortune could not have better predicted what happened to Reddit user Shrivel last week. He received the fortune cookie just hours after getting an odd ...

Women Swim Length Of Cowichan Lake – One with MS!

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Women Swim Length Of Cowichan Lake – One with MS!

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Two Vancouver Island women, one with multiple sclerosis, have swum the length of Cowichan Lake, the same distance as the English Channel. Alex Cape and Susan Simmons set off early Saturday morning, and took 11 hou...

‘Giving With Purpose’ Online Course Featuring Warren Buffett Will Let Students Give Money Away

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‘Giving With Purpose’ Online Course Featuring Warren Buffett Will Let Students Give Money Away

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OMAHA, Neb. -- A free online course that starts Monday will offer students the chance to learn about giving from Warren Buffett and help decide how to spend more than $100,000 of his sister's money. More than 4,0...

Oklahoma Benefit Concert Raises Relief Money With Garth Brooks And Toby Keith

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Oklahoma Benefit Concert Raises Relief Money With Garth Brooks And Toby Keith

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NORMAN, Okla. — Some of country music's biggest stars, including Garth Brooks, Toby Keith and many others with ties to Oklahoma, played a sold-out show Saturday at the University of Oklahoma to raise money for the ...

Yuan Yuan, Panda From China, Delivers Cub In Taiwan

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Yuan Yuan, Panda From China, Delivers Cub In Taiwan

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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- A giant panda, one of a pair presented by China four years ago to mark warming ties with Taiwan, has given birth to a female cub at a Taipei zoo, officials said Sunday. The 9-year-old Yuan Yuan ...

Environmentalists Sue California Over Controversial Fracking Policies

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Environmentalists Sue California Over Controversial Fracking Policies

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SAN FRANCISCO –- An environmental group has filed suit against the state of California for doing what it deemed an insufficient job of regulating the controversial process of hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking." ...

Boy Scouts Vacationing In Key West Chase Down Suspected Thief On Bikes

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Boy Scouts Vacationing In Key West Chase Down Suspected Thief On Bikes

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It's not often that a gang of teenage boys is celebrated by a city. But then again, most gangs aren't comprised of 17 Boy Scouts who've sworn to "help other people at all times." Luckily, for a theft victim in Key...

Michigan Boy Glenn Dixon Fundraises For Domestic Abuse Charity So Women, Kids Don’t ‘Get Beat Up’

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Michigan Boy Glenn Dixon Fundraises For Domestic Abuse Charity So Women, Kids Don’t ‘Get Beat Up’

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One young Michigan boy's simple hobby has turned into a charity effort, fueled by his giving heart. Glenn Dixon, 7, cleans and paints faces on rocks that he collects, and then sells them for a dollar apiece to rai...

Buys out entire store to charity

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Buys out entire store to charity

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When Rankin Paynter learned that the Kmart in his Kentucky town was closing, he decided to buy everything that remained on the store's shelves -- and give it all away. Four cash registers and six-and-a-half hours...

Mark Worrall Meets Audrey Pollard, N.Y. Postal Worker Who Donated Life-Saving Bone Marrow

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Mark Worrall Meets Audrey Pollard, N.Y. Postal Worker Who Donated Life-Saving Bone Marrow

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Six months after Audrey Pollard, a New York post office worker, signed up for the marrow donor registry, she was matched to a man in England, desperately in need of a bone marrow transplant. Eight years later tha...

Bittersweet – Lottery Winner Months After Wife Dies

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Bittersweet – Lottery Winner Months After Wife Dies

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(CHNL) - The Canadian Press KAMLOOPS, B.C. - A struggling single father in Kamloops, B.C., has gone from tragedy to triumph with a $500,000 lottery win. Forty-seven-year-old Richard Bankier won the money by matc...

Wrong-number Call Helps Ohio Woman In Emergency

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Wrong-number Call Helps Ohio Woman In Emergency

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CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio — A woman who called the wrong number when she suffered a stroke still found help a couple of time zones away. Loretta Smith, of Cuyahoga Falls near Akron, felt her right side go numb and fell...

Tianjin Eco-City In China: The Future Of Urban Development?

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Tianjin Eco-City In China: The Future Of Urban Development?

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Green building is becoming so prevalent these days that it may not be enough to erect individual eco buildings anymore - the newest trend is entire eco-cities. Expected to be up and running in 2020, Tianjin Eco-City ...

US Department Of Energy Makes $150M Bet On Solar Tech

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US Department Of Energy Makes $150M Bet On Solar Tech

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On Friday, Secretary of Energy Stephen Chu announced a "game changing" development in solar energy. A company called 1366 Technologies, headquartered in Lexington, Mass., has developed a silicon solar wafer that wo...

Obsessed with Disaster? 4 Simple Steps for Being Part of the Solution Instead of Part of the Problem

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Obsessed with Disaster? 4 Simple Steps for Being Part of the Solution Instead of Part of the Problem

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PTV has decided to reproduce this article featured in the Huffington Post as it fits into the PTV belief system:- When there are natural or manmade disasters -- even if they are half a world away -- most of us are...

Bamboo Bike “BamBike” Strives To Make Philippines Less Polluted

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Bamboo Bike “BamBike” Strives To Make Philippines Less Polluted

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How can you make a green form of transportation even greener? Bryan McClelland may have the answer: bamboo bikes. McClelland has created the BamBike, a bicycle made out of bamboo. The bicycles are made in Manila, P...

‘Biology Letters’ Science Journal Publishes Study By 8-Year-Old Children On Bumblebee Color And Pattern Vision

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‘Biology Letters’ Science Journal Publishes Study By 8-Year-Old Children On Bumblebee Color And Pattern Vision

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LONDON — A science journal from Britain's prestigious Royal Society has published a study conducted and written by 8-year-old students. The children from an English elementary school investigated the way bumblebe...