• Report says richest 1% will control most wealth by 2016

    Published: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    The world's richest 1% will soon amass wealth that represents more than the entirety of that owned by the rest of the people on our planet, a new report released Monday by the British anti-poverty charity Oxfam claims, USA TODAY reports. The study, published ahead of this week's annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, suggests that by 2016 the gap between the world's rich and poor will widen to the extent that those at the top of the income pile will control over 50% of total global wealth. That percentage is up from 48% in 2014.

  • A cameraman accidentally knocked out Tiger Woods' front tooth

    Published: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    When Tiger Woods showed up to surprise longtime girlfriend Lindsey Vonn on Monday, many people noticed that he seemed to be missing a tooth. So what happened? Woods’ agent, Mark Steinberg, explained in a statement to USA TODAY Sports: During a crush of photographers at the awards’ podium at the World Cup event in Italy, a media member with a shoulder-mounted video camera pushed and surged towards the stage, turned and hit Tiger Woods in the mouth. Woods’s tooth was knocked out by the incident.

  • Amazon Studios aims to create 12 original films a year

    Published: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    With a successful entry into the television market under its belt, Amazon Studios is now aiming for bigger screens, USA TODAY reports. The Seattle-based company announced Monday that it will produce and purchase original movies for theatrical release and early-window distribution on itsAmazon Prime Instant Video subscription service. Normally, it takes up to a year for theatrical movies to premiere on subscription video services, but Amazon says its original films will appear on Prime Instant Video in the U.S. just 4-8 weeks after they debut in theaters.

  • Miss Universe selfie causes international uproar

    Published: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    Politics haven't been left behind at this year's Miss Universe pageant, where a selfie taken by Miss Israel is becoming an international incident, Newser reports. After Doron Matalon posted the photo of herself with Miss Lebanon, Miss Slovenia, and Miss Japan onInstagram, Lebanese beauty queen Saly Greige faced calls for her to be stripped of her title for posing with the representative from her country's bitter enemy.

  • Bravo star Greg Plitt killed by train

    Published: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    Reality TV fans and members of the fitness community are mourning the loss of Greg Plitt, who died Saturday, USA Today reports. The fitness model and actor was pronounced dead on the scene after being struck by a Metrolink train in Burbank, Calif. He was 37. Plitt is best known for appearing on Bravo's reality series Work Out. His episode on Bravo's new series Friends to Lovers is a few weeks away.

  • Friends mourn Phoenix mom dead after delivering quads

    Published: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    PHOENIX - The quadruplets of Phoenix mom Erica Morales, who died right after childbirth , are doing well, KPHO reports family members said. Baby girls Paisley, Tracey and Erica and baby boy Carlos were born Thursday night, seven months into Morales' pregnancy. All four them weighed between 2 to 3 pounds, reports CBS affiliate KPHO in Phoenix. Morales, however, entered the hospital with high blood pressure last Tuesday, and didn't survive giving birth.

  • Driver Sandwiched By 2 Semi-Trucks Describes Horrifying Crash

    Published: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    One terrifying photo, two band-aids, and some incredible luck, says the Huffington Post. Kaleb Whitby was driving Saturday on Interstate 84 in Oregon when his Chevy Silverado collided with a semi-truck, flipping him over on the highway. As he held on for his life , another semi-truck came plowing through, crushing the Silverado and leaving Whitby pinned.

  • Man dies in Taiwan after 3-day online gaming binge

    Published: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    A 32-year-old man was found dead in an Internet cafe in Taiwan after a marathon three-day gaming binge, the island's second death of an online gamer this year, CNN reports. The man, surnamed Hsieh, entered the cafe in Kaohsiung, Taiwan's second largest city, on January 6, Jennifer Wu, a police spokesperson from the Hunei district precint told CNN. An employee found him motionless and sprawled on a table at 10 a.m. on January 8 and he was rushed to hospital, where he was pronounced dead from cardiac failure, she added. "He has been unemployed for a long time, and internet cafes were the only place he could go to," she said.

  • ​How a monkey helped launch China's conservation movement

    Published: Sun, Jan 18, 2015

    When the exceedingly rare snub-nosed monkey was first photographed two decades ago, the images served as a warning about the nation's environmental threats. There are just about 2,000 of these monkeys left in the wild. They live in a tiny part of a forest in China's Yunnan Province -- one of the last unspoiled regions left in a country where wilderness is fast disappearing.

  • Researchers puzzled by discovery of 1882 Winchester rifle

    Updated: Sat, Jan 17, 2015

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Researchers are trying to crack the mystery surrounding the discovery of a weathered, rusted Winchester rifle in the mountains of remote eastern Nevada. The gun manufactured in 1882 was found leaning against a juniper tree on a rocky outcrop in Great Basin National Park during an archaeological survey in November. Nichole Andler, the park's chief of interpretation, said officials may never know when the .44-40 rifle was placed there, but it's possible it could have been left undisturbed since the 1800s. The area along the Utah border has a history of mining, ranching and hunting, she said, and park researchers are scouring historical documents to learn who might have owned the rifle.

  • Man delivers 1 pizza in Michigan _ gets $2,084 tip

    Updated: Sat, Jan 17, 2015

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Now that's a special delivery! A group of real estate agents meeting in Ann Arbor surprised a man by giving him a $2,084 tip for delivering one pizza Thursday. The man, identified only as Rob, was stunned and said on video, "All I did was deliver pizza." Agents from Keller Williams Realty all pitched in while attending the company's regional conference. Stacey McVey says they wanted to show their appreciation to someone from the service industry. Besides cash, the man received a Visa gift card, lottery tickets and letters of encouragement. Brian LeFevre, delivery manager at Pizza House in Ann Arbor, says the lucky delivery man was "ecstatic." He says "that's a pretty good day's work

  • Demographics may not be turning America blue

    Published: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    The always perceptive Ronald Brownstein has an article in National Journal entitled “Demography Is Not Destiny for Democrats," says the Washington Examiner. You might see it as a rollback from the argument, made in detail by him and more sketchily by many others, that American politics was inevitably headed to a more or less permanent Democratic majority because of the increasing percentage of “nonwhite” voters. In this article Brownstein, looking at House elections from 1992 to 2014, points out that Democrats have been capturing the lion’s share of the increasing number of House districts that are majority “nonwhite,” Republicans have been increasing up toward 100 percent their share of districts that are less than 20 percent “nonwhite” and have been holding their own in districts that are 20 to 50 percent “nonwhite.”

  • Why aren't Americans having more babies?

    Published: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    The U.S. birth rate remained at an all-time low in 2013, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. But as the economy continues to improve, births are likely to pick up, experts say. "By 2016 and 2017, I think we'll start seeing a real comeback," said Dr. Aaron Caughey, chair of obstetrics and gynecology for Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. "While the economy is doing better, you're still going to see a lag effect of about a year, and 2014 is the first year our economy really started to feel like it's getting back to normal."

  • Dough pours in for pizza delivery guy after 'belittling' at car business

    Published: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    Seven dollars multiplied by empathy on an online fundraising page equals more than $11,000 for a pizza delivery guy who received an apology for how he was treated at a Massachusetts business, CNN reports. The sales manager of a Westport car dealership has apologized "for the actions" of employees caught on camera "belittling" the delivery driver. The conversation in an office focused on whether the driver believed he had received a tip or should have made change for the order. "We will [sic] like to apologize for the actions that led to this situation, this embarrassing video gone viral on the Internet, was not released by any employee of F&R Auto Sales," Gary Batista, sales manager for the business, said in a statement provided to CNN. A GoFundme.Com page set up by a woman who saw the video had raised $11,500 for the driver by Thursday night.

  • Kentucky Teens Dalton Hayes, Cheyenne Phillips on the Run for 12 Days

    Published: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    An 18-year-old Kentucky man and his 13-year-old girlfriend who have been missing for 12 days are believed to have taken off on a Bonnie-and-Clyde-style crime spree across the South, authorities said Thursday, during which they're suspected of having stolen at least two vehicles — one of which had guns in it, NBC News reports. "It is imperative that these two be located and apprehended as their behavior is becoming increasingly brazen and dangerous," the Grayson County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. The sheriff's office identified the pair as Dalton Hayes, 18, and his girlfriend, Cheyenne Phillips, 13, whom Cheyenne's father reported missing on Jan. 3.

  • KOCO: More than 200 birds in suspected cockfighting ring seized

    Published: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    More than 200 birds in a suspected cockfighting ring were seized Wednesday in northwest Oklahoma City, KOCO reports. According to Sheridan Lowery with Oklahoma City Animal Welfare, approximately 270 birds were seized. However, the majority had to be...

  • News 9: Bethany Residents Voice Concerns Over Proposed Crematorium At Public Meeting

    Published: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    BETHANY - Neighbors in Bethany push back against a plan for a new crematorium, News 9 reports. The place was packed, and there was standing room only ...

  • Family Outraged After Police Use Mug Shots as Targets

    Published: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    A South Florida family is outraged at North Miami Beach Police after mug shots were being used at a shooting range for police training, NBC Miami reports. It was an ordinary Saturday morning last month when Sgt. Valerie Deant arrived at the shooting range in Medley, or so she thought. Deant, who plays clarinet with the Florida Army National Guard’s 13th Army Band, and her fellow soldiers were at the shooting range for their annual weapons qualifications training. What the soldiers discovered when they entered the range made them angry: mug shots of African American men apparently used as targets by North Miami Beach Police snipers, who had used the range before the Guardsmen.

  • All the best cars from the 2015 Detroit auto show in one easy gallery

    Published: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    The 2015 Detroit auto show is now complete, says Yahoo. With so many shiny new objects to behold, you'd be forgiven for missing a few.  Here are all the most important cars from this year's show.

  • KOTV: One Person Dead In Bixby House Fire

    Published: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    BIXBY - The Bixby Fire Department says a house fire early Friday has left one person dead, NewsOn6 reports. The home is located in the 7300 block of East 118th Street. Firefighters got the call at about...




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