Five years ago this month the Philadelphia Phillies became the first professional sports franchise to lose 10,000 games in its history. It came on the heels of a 23-year run with only 

    Cole Hamels is the Phillies latest $100 million player (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)
    LAST UPDATE : Aug 20, 2012, 12:08 PM EDT
  • In this July 31, 2012 photo, signatures of delegates, including Alexander Hamilton and John Jay, who ratified the U.S. Constitution, fill pages of a convention journal on display at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. Historic artifacts that have been kept in storage for years are now on display in the corridors of the Capitol and the adjacent Empire State Plaza.

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's Capitol has been the workplace of future presidents, Supreme Court justices, premier thinkers and even scoundrels. Now the statehouse is telling some of its long-hidden tales by filling its hallways with artifacts that are drawing thousands of visitors.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 21, 2012, 6:13 PM EDT
  • In this image taken on Oct. 28, 2009, a cabbage which ripens well in cool weather is shown at the New York Botanical Gardens in the Bronx borough of New York. It is one of the second season crops (broccoli, lettuce, kale, spinach, turnips) capable of shrugging off several fall frosts.

    Mid- to late summer is prime time for gardeners - a last chance to grow a second batch of fresh vegetables before the plant-killing frosts arrive. Add a few protective enclosures, such as cold frames, overhead sheets and hoops, and the harvest can be extended until Thanksgiving and beyond.

    "The goal is to have fully grown, ready-to-pick plants that basically store themselves in the garden throughout the fall, so you can pick them as you need them over a long, sustained garden season," said Renee Shepherd, founder of Renee's Garden Seeds in Felton, Calif.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 22, 2012, 4:10 AM EDT
  • In this Aug. 8, 2012, photo, Chryses, a Belgian Malinois, walks the Jog-A-Dog treadmill as part of a demonstration in the enrichment center at LA Dog Works in Los Angeles. The Jog-A-Dog is an industrial model used for professional purposes, unlike the DogPacer, which is meant for home.

    Like any true celebrity, Uggie, the Jack Russell terrier from "The Artist" and "Water for Elephants," puts in his time on the treadmill.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 22, 2012, 9:13 AM EDT
  • Members of the Tau Kappa Epsilon or TKE Alumni Association Vince Libonati, left, and pit master Phill Burnside prepare to cut roasted chickens off the spitz on the campus of Fairmont State University, Saturday August 18, 2012, during an appreciation roast for the Fairmont State University athletes in Fairmont, W.Va.

    West Virginia University is back on top for the first time in five years, bumping off Ohio University to reclaim its title as the nation's No. 1 party school.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 23, 2012, 4:04 AM EDT
  • This Aug. 16, 2012 photo shows warm basalt rocks being used in Australia's Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat presentation of "The Australian Spirit of Sound," in the their booth at the International Spa Association event, in New York.

    NEW YORK (AP) — Parties at the spa, treatments for stressed and time-pressed consumers, cross-cultural traditions, and a whole lot of purple — from lavender-scented treatments to mauve nail polish — are some of the trends and services that were shown off at the annual International Spa Association meeting held Aug. 16 in New York. Here are some details:

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 24, 2012, 3:20 AM EDT