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ISIS kidnaps then frees 20 foreign workers

CNN World - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 15:13
ISIS militants attacked a Libyan hospital and kidnapped 20 medical workers, a hospital official said -- the latest example of the Islamist extremist group's reach into North Africa.
Categories: International News

Four Track & Field Athletes Receive All-American Honors

Bulldog Beat - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 14:47
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Four Mississippi State track and field athletes received All-American accolades from the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association for their performances this season.

American Airlines soars from bankruptcy to S&P 500 club

Business News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 14:33
American Airlines is flying in the big leagues now.

Internet Explorer just won't die

Business News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 14:27
Like cockroaches or Tim Tebow's NFL career, Microsoft's Internet Explorer just won't die.

Why OPEC can't kill the U.S. oil boom

Business News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 14:04
OPEC all but declared "mission accomplished" this week in its efforts to thwart U.S. oil production.

Ikea bans fun, says no more hide-and-seek in stores

Business News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 13:48
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Tierney puts his stock in Sox

Twisted Rodeo - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 13:46

A good veterinarian and a lot of TLC go a long ways in the world of rodeo.

Just ask Jess Tierney, a four-time qualifier to the Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping and a regular at the Timed Event Championship of the World.

Like all other steer ropers, Tierney relies heavily on his main mount, a 14-year-old he calls Sox. But the talented gelding just returned to the arena after a seven-month stint on injured reserve after suffering a leg injury last July.

Jess Tierney

Jess Tierney

“I was giving him some time off, so he was just in the pasture,” Tierney said. “When I got there, the whole pasture was full of puddles of blood, and he’d lost about 300 pounds.”

Tierney loaded the horse in a trailer and quickly shuffled Sox to the veterinarian, who put the animal in a cast.

“We had to keep him boxed up for a long time,” he said, referring to being in a confined pen to obtain the right care and keep an eye on healing. “We finally got him turned out this winter. We got a shoe on him right before San Antonio and the Timed Event.”

Sox has responded quite well. While Tierney traveled the rodeo trail, his girlfriend put in the work needed to care for the horse.

“She put in about four months of labor,” he said.

That tender, loving care paid dividends. Since Sox has returned to action, Tierney has earned more than $34,000 in competition. Half that came from the Timed Event, where Tierney finished third overall competing in heading, heeling, tie-down roping, steer wrestling and steer roping.

The other half came in steer roping, with the lion’s share earned at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. He added nearly $5,000 this past weekend at the Ron Ross Memorial Steer Roping in Liberty, Texas.

Even though he finished 2014 without Sox in the arena, Tierney finished the year fourth in the steer roping world standings. It was his best season to date.

Now that he has his primary mount back on the road, he hopes to parlay it into a run for the gold buckle. Though he’s competed in just two events so far, Tierney is sixth in the world standings. With a full season of steer roping yet to go, he has a great shot at realizing his world-title dreams.A good veterinarian and a lot of TLC go a long ways in the world of rodeo.

Just ask Jess Tierney, a four-time qualifier to the Clem McSpadden National Finals Steer Roping and a regular at the Timed Event Championship of the World.

Like all other steer ropers, Tierney relies heavily on his main mount, a 14-year-old he calls Sox. But the talented gelding just returned to the arena after a seven-month stint on injured reserve after suffering a leg injury last July.

“I was giving him some time off, so he was just in the pasture,” Tierney said. “When I got there, the whole pasture was full of puddles of blood, and he’d lost about 300 pounds.”

Tierney loaded the horse in a trailer and quickly shuffled Sox to the veterinarian, who put the animal in a cast.

“We had to keep him boxed up for a long time,” he said, referring to being in a confined pen to obtain the right care and keep an eye on healing. “We finally got him turned out this winter. We got a shoe on him right before San Antonio and the Timed Event.”

Sox has responded quite well. While Tierney traveled the rodeo trail, his girlfriend put in the work needed to care for the horse.

“She put in about four months of labor,” he said.

That tender, loving care paid dividends. Since Sox has returned to action, Tierney has earned more than $34,000 in competition. Half that came from the Timed Event, where Tierney finished third overall competing in heading, heeling, tie-down roping, steer wrestling and steer roping.

The other half came in steer roping, with the lion’s share earned at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. He added nearly $5,000 this past weekend at the Ron Ross Memorial Steer Roping in Liberty, Texas.

Even though he finished 2014 without Sox in the arena, Tierney finished the year fourth in the steer roping world standings. It was his best season to date.

Now that he has his primary mount back on the road, he hopes to parlay it into a run for the gold buckle. Though he’s competed in just two events so far, Tierney is sixth in the world standings. With a full season of steer roping yet to go, he has a great shot at realizing his world-title dreams.

Categories: Twisted Rodeo

2015: The year Main Street beats Wall Street

Business News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 12:55
Watch out, Wall Street: 2015 could be Main Street's year.

Warren Buffett's childhood home is on Airbnb

Business News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 12:47
Good news for Warren Buffett super fans!

Will Ferrell: In a league of his own

CNN Entertainment - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 12:35
Will Ferrell traveled by helicopter to five different stadiums and played for 10 different MLB teams in 1 day
Categories: Entertainment News

Man wins lottery, can't find winning ticket

CNN - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 12:27
A mechanic in California says he lost a winning lottery ticket worth $1 million. KCAL/KCBS reports.
Categories: National News

This flying car will be ready for take off in 2017

Business News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 12:16
Finally, the long-awaited flying car is almost here.

Softball Up to No. 24, Ranked for First Time Since 2009

Bulldog Beat - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 12:12
Coming off a Southeastern Conference series win, Mississippi State softball (20-6, 3-3 SEC) is ranked No. 24 in this week's ESPN.com/USA Softball and USA Today/NFCA Division I Polls, both of which were announced Tuesday morning.

Why are these NFLers retiring early?

Health - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 12:07
Patrick Willis, the San Francisco 49er linebacker, isn't really sure what he'll do next, but he knows he won't play another game in the National Football League. Although fans around the globe are begging the 30-year-old, seven-time Pro Bowler to "unretire," Willis said his nagging injuries and desire for a happy life are why he walked away.
Categories: Health

Nine things to know about chemical weapons

CNN - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 12:00
The Pueblo Chemical Depot is set to begin destroying the United States' largest remaining stockpile of chemical weapons this week in southern Colorado. Here are nine things to know about these chemical weapons and how we got here:
Categories: National News

What Does It Mean to File a Tax Extension?

Lifestyles - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 11:55
Five words or less

(NewsUSA) - Can't file your tax return by the April 15 deadline? Taxpayers can request an automatic six-month extension of time to file the tax return. But, taxpayers beware, there is a catch. An extension is just an extension on the time to file the return -- it is not an extension on the time to pay.

Taxpayers are required to estimate the amount of tax that may be due with the tax return and remit payment with the extension to avoid failure-to-pay penalties. These penalties and interest could accrue from April 15 until the tax is paid, regardless of the extension. If a balance is still owed when the actual tax return is filed, at least the penalties and/or interest will have been minimized.

"If taxpayers are unable to file their tax return by April 15, there are several ways to request an automatic extension of time to file an individual return," says Twila Denton Midwood, EA, an enrolled agent with Advanced Tax Centre, Inc. of Rockledge, Florida and president of the Florida Society of Enrolled Agents.

"Most enrolled agents and other tax professionals can e-file the 'Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File US Individual Tax Return' for taxpayers. Or the application can be found on the IRS website (look for Form 4868), which can be printed and then mailed to the IRS. Whether taxpayers use a tax professional or print the application themselves, all or part of the estimate of the income tax due can be paid with a check or credit/debit card or by using the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System."

Information regarding remitting payment can be found on Form 4868. The fee charged will depend on the amount of the payment. Be sure to record the confirmation number provided upon payment.

If a taxpayer estimates that he will owe taxes and is unable to pay, it is important that they file their returns timely. Failure-to-file penalties may be assessed in addition to failure-to-pay. So, to minimize penalties, it is always best to file the return or an extension and remit as much as possible with either. Payment plans may be established later.

If you receive a notice from the IRS at any time during the year, contact your tax preparer immediately. If you did not hire one to prepare your tax return, you should then contact a licensed tax professional. Only enrolled agents (EAs), CPAs and attorneys have unlimited rights to represent you before the IRS. The term "enrolled agent" reflects that an EA can act as your agent before administrative levels of the IRS -- meaning he or she can talk to or meet with the IRS in your stead.

To find an enrolled agent in your area, visit the searchable "Find an EA" directory at www.naea.org.

Domino's offers 50% off pizzas for March Madness

Business News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 11:50
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