In this August 1999 photo of Jill Barad, chairman and CEO of Mattel Inc. unveils the design of the new US Postal Service Barbie doll stamp at the Mattel headquarters in El Segundo, CA. The new stamp is part of the "Celebrate the Century" series for the 1960's.
There is a long history of innovation in America's relatively short existence; from lone inventors experimenting in garages to collaborating and competing with international scientists. Many of the following 13 inventions have become fixtures in daily life.
More storms are steering toward California, which is already deluged. Warnings of flash floods and mudslides are in place in some communities, as worries rise about additional flooding.
Reusable shopping bags could be produced by manufacturers who previously produced disposable bags.
Conservation was never a top priority in New Orleans, but Katrina changed that. The city is now an incubator for new home building featuring natural resources and sustainable architecture.
Floyd Landis won the 2006 Tour de France but was stripped of his title after doping revelations. Now, he’s admitting to using banned drugs – and saying that Lance Armstrong did, too.
Art institutes around Los Angeles pull out all the stops in honor of Mexico's bicentennial with a rich display from its 3,000 years of history.
A giraffe at Sydney's Taronga Zoo in Australia stuck her tongue out during an early morning feeding. The celebrity gossip site TMZ.com spotted a giraffe being walked on the beach in Malibu, Calif., on Feb 20.
Adam Sandler plays a successful comic coming to grips with a possibly fatal diagnosis in the latest Judd Apatow comedy.