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Thaw with Cuba angers exiles

CNN - 18 hours 18 min ago
In Miami, where the vast majority of the large population of Cuban exiles once fiercely opposed any change in the U.S. stance toward the island, reactions were split, largely along generational lines.
Categories: National News

You won't believe where this truck was found

CNN World - 19 hours 29 min ago
A plumber in Texas is trying to avoid fallout after a picture of his old work truck ended up on Islamic social media sites.
Categories: International News

Falling in love with public transit

CNN World - 19 hours 36 min ago
You could call it a budding romance with the possibility of a long-lasting relationship. More Americans are riding public transportation. In fact, ridership is on track to top 2013, which was the highest since 1956.
Categories: International News

How to do Nepal without climbing mountains

CNN World - 19 hours 58 min ago
Yes, you can experience the mountains and culture of Nepal without crampons. Here's how.
Categories: International News

Marriage proposal goes wrong

CNN World - 20 hours 19 min ago
A Dutch man rented a crane to reach his girlfriend's window for a romantic proposal, but things went a little wrong.
Categories: International News

14 best places to spend Xmas

CNN World - 20 hours 24 min ago
If your Christmas is too often one of tacky decorations and bitter family feuds, you may need to put the baubles back in the attic and plan a yuletide getaway.
Categories: International News

Judge denies request to release Steve Jobs trial video

Business News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 23:40
A California judge has denied a request by media companies to release a videotaped deposition of Apple's Steve Jobs, taken six months before his death in 2011.

Selma protesters invoke Ferguson but police say no comparison

CNN - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 22:22
The chants of protest heard across America in recent weeks echoed Wednesday in the small city where the civil rights movement reached a crescendo five decades ago.
Categories: National News

205 more charges for kidnapping suspect

CNN - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 22:04
A 34-year-old man originally charged in the kidnapping of a New Hampshire teen is now facing 205 additional charges, according to two grand jury rulings.
Categories: National News

Johnson Matches Career High Of 20 Points In Loss To ASU

Bulldog Beat - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 22:03
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Roquez Johnson tied his career-high with 20 points for the fourth time, but it wasn't enough as Arkansas State rallied to beat Mississippi State 69-55 Wednesday at Humphrey Coliseum.

Six charged in West Virginia water contamination

CNN - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 22:02
Almost one year after water for more than 300,000 West Virginia residents was contaminated because of a chemical spill, six former officials for the company responsible for the leak are facing federal charges.
Categories: National News

14 arrested in deadly meningitis outbreak

CNN - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 21:58
Fourteen people have been arrested in connection with the deadly 2012 national outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to steroid injections distributed by a compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts, a law enforcement source told CNN on Wednesday.
Categories: National News

Sony downplays digital 'Interview' possibility

Business News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 20:19
"The Interview" got into trouble thanks to the Internet. But maybe the Internet can save it, too?

Watch Thursday's show!

CNN - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 18:53
December 18, 2014
Categories: National News

Three Football Players Earn All-America Honors

Bulldog Beat - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 18:34
Starkville, Miss. – Mississippi State linebacker Benardrick McKinney, offensive guard Ben Beckwith and quarterback Dak Prescott earned All-America honors.

Americans send $2 billion a year to Cuba

Business News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 17:52
Trade with Cuba has been blocked for decades, but nearly $2 billion was sent to Cubans last year from within the United States.

Durfey closes 2014 with NFR check

Twisted Rodeo - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 17:43

LAS VEGAS – The National Finals Rodeo is no different than any of the numerous trips across the country for tie-down roper Tyson Durfey.

Along the way, a cowboy will experience the highs and lows – the trips to the peaks of the mountaintops followed by the ever-braking skids to the valleys with those rides along the plateaus. That describes Durfey’s NFR to a tee. He roped and tied down eight of 10 calves in a qualified time but placed just three times. In all, he earned a shade more than $19,000 in Las Vegas.

Tyson Durfey

Tyson Durfey

Still, he moved up one spot to 14th in the world standings, and earning almost $20,000 in 10 days is an outstanding paycheck for most.

Durfey, though, expects better. He knows what it takes to win go-rounds, much less just place in them. He’s placed as high as third in the average standings, that coming in 2009. He has finished the season among the top five in the world standings.

“To me, rodeoing is all about keeping your mind centrally located, trying not to let your emotions take over,” said Durfey, who grew up near Savannah, Mo., still claims Colbert, Wash., as home and spends a good portion of his time in Weatherford, Texas.

That worked for the most part.

Durfey placed in the second go-round, then just missed the pay window in Rounds 3-4. He returned to the top in the sixth go-round before suffering back-to-back no-times. A 10-second broken barrier in the ninth round could’ve derailed everything, but he bounced back quite well on the final night of the 2014 season, Saturday, Dec. 13.

Durfey roped and tied his calf in 7.3 seconds to finish in a tie for third place with Reese Reimer. How fast was the final round? That same time would’ve won four other go-rounds.

“Rodeo is such a funny sport, but I couldn’t do this without my sponsors,” he said, noting his agreements with Next IT Corp., Zoetis Animal Health, Pro Vision Equine Digital Surveillance, Cinch, Corral Boots, Logan Coach Horse Trailers, Willbros Group Inc., Swift Transportation, HR Workplace Services, Priefert and Silver Lining Herbs.

“There are so many variables in roping that you just have to take what you get.”

Categories: Twisted Rodeo

Mitt Romney to speak at MSU Jan. 28

MSU News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 17:30

Oops! College accepts rejected students

CNN - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 17:25
Almost 300 students who had been rejected by Johns Hopkins University received a joyous shock over the weekend when the prestigious Baltimore school said they'd been admitted after all -- but they hadn't.
Categories: National News

Thank you, Fed! Stocks have best day of 2014

Business News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 16:26
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