• Death of Girl Who Refused Chemo Under Investigation

    Published: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    The death of an 11-year-old girl who sparked headlines after her family agreed to let her stop chemotherapy will be investigated by a local coroner, ABC News reports. Makayla Sault, a member of the First Nations tribe in Canada, died after suffering a stroke on Sunday, according to a family statement. Makayla’s case grabbed headlines after, at the girl's request, she stopped chemotherapy treatment for her acute lymphoblastic leukemia in May. The move led to the family being investigated by a division of Canada's Children’s Aid Society, which ultimately allowed the family to continue to care for Makayla without requiring the chemotherapy treatments.

  • TSA finds record number of firearms in carry-on bags

    Published: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

     A record 2,212 firearms — most of them loaded — were discovered in travelers' carry-on bags at U.S. airports last year, according to 2014 statistics released today by the Department of Homeland Security. USA TODAY reports Transportation Security Administration officers found an average of six firearms per day in passengers' carry-on bags or on their bodies. More than 80% of the guns were loaded. The total number of firearms discovered at airport security checkpoints rose 22% from 2013, the DHS statistics show. The No. 1 excuse given by passengers going through airport checkpoints with guns was that they forget they had the firearms with them.

  • 5 Facebook details you shouldn't share

    Published: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    To Facebook, your personal information is everything. The more the site has on you, the more money it can make from advertisers who want to target you. Unfortunately, there are some things you shouldn't share online, USA TODAY reports. These little factoids alone might be alright, but added up together could lead to identity theft, being stalked or other major trouble. Here's what you shouldn't share and how to keep your information safe when you don't have a choice...

  • Disneyland measles outbreak spreads

    Published: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    An outbreak of measles that began at Disneyland before Christmas is disrupting lives in six states, USA TODAY reports. Seventy people have been diagnosed with measles, and hundreds more have been exposed at schools, doctor's offices, hospitals, shopping malls and other places visited by infected patients. Arizona became the latest state to report a case of measles related to Disneyland when a woman in her 50s was diagnosed. The outbreak has spread to Utah, Washington, Colorado, Oregon and across the border to Mexico.

  • Report: Kobe Bryant expected to miss rest of season with torn rotator cuff

    Published: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is expected to miss the remainder of the season with a torn rotator cuff, sources told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne on Friday. The Lakers will visit Oklahoma City on March 24, presumably without their star attraction. Bryant signed a two-year, $48.5 million deal with the Lakers in 2013. He's set to make $25 million in 2015 before becoming a free agent in 2016.

  • Former OU assistant Josh Heupel officially hired at Utah State

    Published: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    Former Oklahoma co-offensive coordinator Josh Heupel has officially been named Utah State's new assistant head coach, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, as announced Friday by Utah State. Heupel spent the last nine years working on the OU football staff before  being dismissed earlier this month along with wide receivers coach Jay Norvell . Heupel is joining the staff of head coach Matt Wells, a Sallisaw native. "We are very excited to add Josh Heupel to our coaching staff,"  Wells said in a statement. "Josh brings a tremendous pedigree and accomplishments to Utah State and the offensive side of the ball. Our philosophies are very similar in how to move the football and I'm looking forward to a seamless transition this season with our offense. I'm excited to welcome Josh, his wife Dawn, and their two children to the Aggie football family."

  • Men keep tight grip on computer science degree courses

    Published: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    Of the 23,500 applicants accepted for degree-level computer science courses in 2014, 85% were men, UCAS figures reveal.

  • Tomorrow's World - the show that got the future hilariously wrong 

    Published: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    With its addictive blend of wacky gadgets, earnest boffins and often hilarious cock-ups, Tomorrow's World was a classic product of the optimistic, technology-obsessed Sixties Britain.

  • Black Keys Cancel European Tour After Patrick Carney Injury

    Published: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    The Black Keys  have been forced to cancel their upcoming European tour after drummer Patrick Carney sustained a serious shoulder injury  in early January. "We are very sorry to have to cancel our upcoming performances through March 10th. Patrick needs time to heal," the band said in a statement.

  • Hilarious Vintage Posters Illustrate The Etiquette Of Movie-Going In 1912

    Published: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    "Ladies, kindly remove your hats." "Please don't forget your umbrella or other parcels." These are some of the friendly reminders you would receive if attending your local movie theater in the year 1912.

  • Poll: Rubio surges to second, just 3 points behind Romney

    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s apparent decision to speed up his entry into the growing field of 2016 Republican presidential primary challengers is coming at the perfect time, as a new poll out Friday shows him moving into second place behind repeat candidate Mitt Romney, the Washington Examiner reports. What’s more, the gap in the new Zogby Analytics poll is tiny, just three percentage points. And Rubio, the freshest hopeful to show a determined interest in the race, is also tied with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Zogby’s online poll found Romney with 16 percent support and Rubio and Bush tied at 13 percent. The poll finds that women especially favor Rubio and also that he has a lot of room to gain with men, who typically vote in majorities with Republicans in the general election.

  • Cowboys fan sues NFL for $88 billion over reversed call

    Published: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    A man incarcerated in a Colorado correctional facility filed a lawsuit against NFL officials seeking over $88 billion in damages because of an overturned call. Terry Hendrix, evidently a passionate Dallas Cowboys fan, is seeking $88,987,654,321.88 from the NFL in the wake of the controversial replay reversal of Dez Bryant's catch in the Cowboys' NFC divisional round loss to the Green Bay Packers. The figure Hendrix is suing for is presumably a nod to Bryant's jersey No. 88. Check out the lawsuit below.

  • Justin Fuente is 'college football's next hot coach' says Sports Illustrated

    Published: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    Sports Illustrated says Memphis head coach Justin Fuente is a name to watch. SI.com's Zac Ellis writes about the rise of Fuente, who was a star prep quarterback at Tulsa Union, then went on to play for OU in the mid-1990s. From those beginnings in Oklahoma football, Fuente has quickly become one of the hottest young names in the college football coaching ranks. From Ellis: "When he arrived at Memphis, the football team was in tatters. But over the span of three seasons a coach with Oklahoma roots and a BCS pedigree has turned around a program many considered beyond repair. And Fuente says he isn’t finished."

  • Not in My Back Acreage: Defenders of Tradition in Keystone Pipeline Fight

    Published: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    BRADSHAW, Neb. — An unpainted wooden barn sits in a snow-dusted cornfield along a gravel road, one of many that dot the rural horizon here, says the New York Times, however, this barn contains no horses, tractors or farming tools. Its roof is covered with solar panels, there is a windmill out front, and the interior is plastered with signs with slogans like “Build Our Energy” and “ #NOKXL ,” in protest of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which could run under the property if President Obama approves the project. The 1,179-mile pipeline, first proposed in 2008, would carry oil from Canada into the United States, connecting with existing pipelines in southern Nebraska. In Congress, the Senate continues to debate a bill to approve the pipeline, and the House has already passed a bill to approve its construction. Four Harrington sisters — Abbi, Terri, Jenni and Heidi — grew up in the 1960s and ’70s tending livestock and crops here, and three of them have remained in Nebraska and continue to farm the land. They fear that construction of the pipeline could threaten their livelihood and a family farming tradition that dates back about 150 years, to when their great-great-grandfather settled on the plot.

  • Privacy is dead, Harvard professors tell Davos forum

    Published: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    Davos (Switzerland) (AFP) - Imagine a world where mosquito-sized robots fly around stealing samples of your DNA. Or where a department store knows from your buying habits that you're pregnant even before your family does. That is the terrifying dystopian world portrayed by a group of Harvard professors at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday, where the assembled elite heard that the notion of individual privacy is effectively dead. "Welcome to today. We're already in that world," said Margo Seltzer, a professor in computer science at Harvard University. "Privacy as we knew it in the past is no longer feasible... How we conventionally think of privacy is dead," she added.

  • KFOR: Teen hit by vehicle while skateboarding

    Published: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    MUSTANG - A 14-year-old boy was hit by a vehicle while he was out riding his skateboard Thursday night, KFOR reports. The accident happened on the 800 block of S. Morgan Rd, south of Highway 152 ...

  • News 9: Oklahoma Lawmaker Wants State To Adopt An 'Inmate Alert' System

    Published: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    If one state lawmaker gets his way, you'll soon start getting alerts when an Oklahoma inmate escapes from prison, News 9 reports. State Rep. John Paul Jordan said the idea is to use what he's calling an "Inmate Alert System," to be used like an Amber or Silver alert is used right now ...

  • Dog left chained behind Roseville Walmart chews off paw to escape

    Published: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    Roseville Police are searching for two men who left a dog chained up behind a Walmart on Sunday, forcing the dog to chew off its paw as it tried to escape the bitter cold, reports the Detroit Free Press. The dog, which has since been named Courtney, is expected to recover, said Diana Rascano, president and cofounder of 4 Paws 1 Heart . Courtney, a mixed breed around the age of 2, was found Sunday by a Walmart employee who noticed the dog was tied up. The employee called the police, who then notified an animal control officer. The officer works closely with the Hopeful Heart Rescue organization based out of Roseville, led by Melanie Wittner, who assisted in Courtney's rescue.

  • Documents: Cops wanted to hit 'Meet the Press' then-host David Gregory with gun charge | WashingtonExaminer.com

    Published: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Police wanted to arrest former NBC “Meet the Press” host David Gregory for showing an illegal high-capacity gun magazine in a TV showdown with NRA chief Wayne LaPierre, according to newly uncovered documents. A Washington Metropolitan Police Department detective said in the documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by Judicial Watch and Legalinsurrection.com said there was ample evidence to charge the host, since fired and replaced by Chuck Todd. In an affidavit, the investigator wrote that “there is probable cause that the offense of possessing a ‘high-capacity’ magazine was committed in the District of Columbia. Therefore your Affiant requests the issuance of an arrest warrant for Gregory, David Michael.” Despite the request, D.C. attorney general Irvin Nathan declined to prosecute in the case. He said that his office “determined to exercise its prosecutorial discretion to decline to bring criminal charges against Mr. Gregory, who has no criminal record, or any other NBC employee based on the events associated” with the broadcast.

  • Kobe Bryant tears right rotator cuff, could be out for the season

    Published: Thu, Jan 22, 2015

    Is Kobe Bryant's season in jeopardy? The Los Angeles Lakers announced that a preliminary MRI on Bryant's right shoulder revealed a rotator cuff tear. Bryant picked up the injury in the second half of the Lakers' loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday. Bryant will return to Los Angeles Friday for further evaluation, and will not play against the San Antonio Spurs that night. Bryant, 36, has played in 35 of a possible 43 games this season.




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