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Secret space plane, solar sail launch

CNN - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 01:50
How much can you pack on top of one rocket? A United Launch Alliance Atlas V is carrying up the U.S. Air Force's so-called secret space plane, The Planetary Society's solar sail, and several CubeSats, or tiny satellites.
Categories: National News

How big is Calif. oil spill?

CNN - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 01:50
Just as moms were planning what they would pack in the family cooler, teen girls were deciding which teeny-weeny bikini looks best and beach lovers in and around Santa Barbara prepared for a holiday weekend of summer sunning and fun -- a 21,000 gallon crude oil spill has washed all of those plans out to sea.
Categories: National News

State lawmakers vote to repeal death penalty

CNN - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 01:49
The Nebraska legislature has passed a bill to repeal the state's death penalty and replace it with life without parole.
Categories: National News

Ex-supermodel sues Cosby

CNN - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 01:49
In November, supermodel Janice Dickinson said in an interview that Bill Cosby sexually assaulted her in 1982 after the two had dinner in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
Categories: National News

MSU’s Lee Dominates To Advance To NCAA Singles Second Round

Bulldog Beat - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 00:03
WACO, Texas – In her first year in the Maroon and White, 23rd-ranked Jasmine Lee continues to impress, as the Mississippi State women's tennis star downed Stetson's No. 91 Alizee Michaud, 6-0, 6-4, in the NCAA Singles Championship First Round on Wednesday at Baylor's Hurd Tennis Complex.

Here is David Letterman's last Top Ten list

Business News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 22:17
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David Letterman says good night

Business News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 21:32
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Biker arrested in Waco is former vice cop

CNN - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 19:55
An ex-vice detective who embraced the culture of a reputed outlaw biker gang.
Categories: National News

Recalled cars with exploding airbags: Is yours on the list?

Business News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 18:53
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Google Maps fixing its N-word problem

Business News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 18:44
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Israel halts bus segregation plan

CNN World - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 18:33
A three-month experimental program of separation between Jews and Palestinians on bus routes running from Israel to the West Bank was suspended Wednesday, only hours after it reportedly began.
Categories: International News

Sunny side way up: Egg prices soar due to bird flu

Business News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 18:19
You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs, right?

Spotify wants to be the soundtrack of your life

Business News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 17:20
Spotify is stepping up its game. On Wednesday, the music streaming service announced that it will let users listen to podcasts and view video clips. It will also offer users more personalized playlists.

Stars come out for David Letterman's farewell

Business News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 16:40
David Letterman's last day on "The Late Show" is here.

America's wheeziest, sneeziest Cities

Health - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 16:39
Categories: Health

Eclectic Father's Day Gift Ideas for Dad

Lifestyles - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 16:17
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(NewsUSA) - What is it about Father's Day that can hang up the savviest gift giver? For Mother's Day, the presents are easy and unfailing: perfume, Godiva chocolate, dinner, flowers or a gift certificate for a massage. Dads, however, seem to always end up with the short end of the stick.

"This is the time you can indulge Dad and get him those things he's ogled, but hasn't gone to buy on his own," says Byon Penn, a manager at Jerry's Home Improvement Center in Eugene, Ore. "But the ole, traditional necktie doesn't quite cut it these days."

Eric Garland, a father of two, agrees.

"There's less of an emotional hoopla around Father's Day traditionally, because men were considered more self-reliant," Garland told USA Today in an interview. "We don't expect a lot, frankly. We don't ask for it ? that goes to the image of men as the strong, silent provider who don't need the open emotional support and affirmation of even those who are closest to them, which are their families. But I think that's changing."

To help you find the perfect gift for the perfect man, the following tips might help:

* The Stylish Dad. A bottle of his favorite Scotch, some cufflinks made from the wood of his favorite baseball park, or if you must get a tie, perhaps a silk tie from Brioni or Turn-bull & Asser will be sure to please.

* The Tobacco-Loving Dad. Cigars or pipes, will do for the gentleman who appreciates a good smoke now and again.

And for those dads who would rather indulge in smokeless tobacco, consider accoutrements like a portable spittoon. FLASR (www.flasr.com), an Atlanta-based tobacco accessory producer, has created a one-of-a-kind, pocket-sized spittoon that allows dads to take snuff, dip or chew anywhere they are. It's perfect for everyday use or while hunting, fishing or any other outdoor sporting or leisure event. FLASR reusable spittoons feature the exclusive Thumb-Lok Twist Cap for one-handed ease of use. This innovative closing mechanism ensures that it stays securely closed when not in use, eliminating the risk of spill and leaks often seen with cups and bottles.

* The Outdoor Dad. Barbecues are a classic gift for those who fashion themselves Master of the Grill. Anything hobby- and leisure-related, such as a tackle box or digital fishing scale for the fisherman, or a 10-in-one tool that will saw tree limbs or open a bottle of wine for the rugged outdoorsman are also great ideas.

When on an Association Board, Education Is a Must

Lifestyles - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 16:15
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(NewsUSA) - Running a community association can be a rewarding but difficult task -- a minefield for even the most savvy, seasoned and well-intentioned arbiter.

Federal, state and local laws are changed, passed, or modified; buildings age; interest rates are as solid as a two-celebrity marriage; budgets, insurance companies and community elections present their own challenges.

If you are one of the more than 66 million Americans who live in a homeowners association or condominium, you might be thinking of becoming a board member, or perhaps you already serve on an association board. Either way, educating yourself is of paramount importance to you, your neighbors and community.

Which is why Community Associations Institute (CAI), a national education and advocacy group, is offering a new, comprehensive education course that will help community association board members better understand association operations, management and governance.

"We know from national surveys that association board members are dedicated volunteers doing their very best to serve their communities and neighbors," says CAI Chief Executive Officer Thomas Skiba, CAE. "But that doesn't mean they know everything they need to know. Many boards get in trouble because they don't know what they don't know. That's why this course can be helpful."

A Big Commitment

Although board members certainly go in with eyes wide open about the amount of time they will be volunteering and devoting to the association, Skiba points out that the role also requires a commitment to understand the legal, leadership and operational obligations of the position.

"The information and insights conveyed in the workshop can save association leaders time, money and unnecessary headaches, perhaps even help them avoid costly, divisive lawsuits," says Skiba. "Even with a skilled community manager or attorney, board members can find themselves facing the unanticipated surprises and traps that association boards inevitably encounter."

CAI has tapped experts in the community association business to develop a workshop that is available both as an online course and a classroom workshop by CAI chapters. The curriculum, Skiba says, is for both self-managed communities and those association boards that rely on a professional community manager or an association management company.

Highlights of the Workshop

The Board Leadership Development Workshop provides association board members with information and perspective on the critical elements of community association operations. So whether you're a first-time board member or a tenured officer, there's something for everyone. Here is just a sampling of what the program includes:

* The functions of president, secretary and treasurer.

* Governing documents.

* Finances and reserve funding.

* Board and annual meetings.

* Rules compliance and enforcement.

Visit www.caionline.org or call 888-224-4321 to learn more.

Fed: June rate hike is very unlikely

Business News - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 16:04
The Federal Reserve is 99% unlikely to raise interest rates in June.
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