Archive for August, 2013

Somewhere in the Midwest; August 31, 2013

August 31, 2013
Potato Creek State Park

Potato Creek State Park

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Today’s High 83 Low  66 Mix Clouds/Sun/Afternoon T-Storm Possible

Silver Hawks beat Hot Rods 9-2

U.N. experts leave Syria as U.S. edges toward strike

Frustrated Obama: I won’t be ‘paralyzed’ on Syria

Putin: It would be ‘utter nonsense’ for Assad to use chemical arms

Saudi Arabia raises military alertness over Syria: sources

Syrian-Americans divided over U.S. involvement in Syria

Syrian rebels plan raids to exploit Western strikes: commander

7 NY airport baggage handlers arrested

Attacks in southern Afghanistan kill at least 18

Filner ends tumultuous tenure as San Diego mayor

Mandela remains in hospital, condition unchanged

Smoke spreads but progress made in Sierra fire

Teen guilty of murdering Georgia baby in stroller

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911 calls released about deadly Ariz. joyride

India juvenile court convicts 1 in Delhi gang rape

Justice Ginsburg to officiate at same-sex wedding

Ammonia leak at Shanghai refrigeration plant kills 15, injures 26

Pope names diplomat as chief aide, changing tone at Vatican

Czech train collides with cows, killing 17

At Town Halls, Congress Now Steers Clear of Voters

Nurse shortage in schools

Girl, 1, shot dead in street

Alarm over vaccine refusals

Family fights to keep home

Actress Valerie Harper’s brain cancer nearing remission: doctor

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Mixed emotions from NFL players on settlement

Chappelle heckled at Conn. show, stops performance

Is that a fish in your pocket? Man tries to transport fish in his pants

Strongest man lifts 975 pounds

British man turns the tables on telemarketers by charging them to call him

Athlete, 80, busted for PEDs

Can mice help cure jet lag?

Most finger-lickin’ BBQ cities


McMahon on suicidal thoughts

Vonn dishes on life with Tiger

Celeb parents step out with their tiny co-stars

Yearwood back to Nashville

Kid recitals gone very wrong

27 ways to celebrate National Bacon Day

World’s scariest ride coming?

Buy a smooch with a pooch

Somewhere in the Midwest; August 30, 2013

August 30, 2013


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Today’s High 92 Low  69 Mix Clouds/Sun/Afternoon T-Storm Possible

Silver Hawks lose to Hot Rods again

Western doubts grow as Syria strike looms

Ignoring taboos, Syria war wounded treated in Israel

Law enforcement keeping an eye on Syria amid security concerns at home

France says ready to punish Syria despite British no vote

Britain’s Cameron: I don’t need to apologize to Obama over Syria defeat

The mission for NASA’s next trip to Mars

Holiday trips on hold because of Sierra fire

Married gay couples win equal tax benefits nationwide

APNewsBreak: US: Iran can’t access much oil income

DOJ green light for Wash., Colo. pot reformers

Russian, NORAD forces unite for exercise

Judge: VA can’t deny benefits to lesbian Army vet

NFL set to pay more than $750M to settle lawsuits

U.S. spying blind spots: Pakistan nukes, North Korea

Afghanistan suicide attack kills Kunduz district governor, civilians

Lebanon charges two men over mosque bombings

Sources: Drone strikes in Yemen kill 6, including senior AQAP leaders

Hyon Song Wol, Kim Jong Un’s Ex-Girlfriend, Reportedly Executed For Making  Sex Tape

Illinois Tollway releases list of ‘super scofflaws’

Firefighter’s widow gives birth

Fast-food strikes super-sized

Felons battling Yosemite blaze

Irish poet Nobel winner Seamus Heaney dies at 74

Tractor Supply plans two-for-one stock split

Texas family awarded $32M in suit against Domino’s

Clint Eastwood splits up with wife Dina

Clint and Dina Eastwood

Clint and Dina Eastwood

Scott Eastwood prepares for combat with Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf

Dancing With The Stars: Which Celebrities Are Dancing This Season?

Hip-hop version of ‘Othello’ resonates behind bars

British man turns the tables on telemarketers by charging them to call him

9 Ways Parallels Access Makes Your iPad Better

Miley Cyrus’ VMAs Performance Was A Success, Says Her Manager

Panettiere’s new ‘do

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‘Bachelorette’ star pregnant

Tiger, ex-caddie bury hatchet

‘Les Mis’ TV adaption coming

Colonel Meow sets record for longest fur

Rabbit & mini-pigs are BFFs

‘Duck Tales’ theme parodied

Elk apparently mean drunks

Starbucks’ special latte code

He chooses not to be rich

How to grow a thicker skin

Signs your romance is stale

Somewhere in the Midwest; August 29, 2013

August 29, 2013


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Today’s High 88 Low  67 Dense Morning Fog/Partly Cloudy

Hot Rods beat Silver Hawks to clinch playoff spot

President Obama: ‘I Have Not Made a Decision’ on Syria

Ban Ki-moon pleads for time on Syria investigation

Sources: Intel on weapons no ‘slam dunk’

UN chemical experts leave Damascus hotel

Russia warns of ‘catastrophic consequences’ if Syria hit

Fast-food strikes set for cities nationwide

The cost of being the world’s No.1 uranium producer

Soldier sentenced to death for Fort Hood shooting

Before death, Fort Hood shooter faces long appeals

Predator drone now part of Calif. wildfire battle

Accuser testifies in Naval Academy sex assault

Sweden’s indigenous Sami in fight against miners

Bill de Blasio opens a major lead in NYC mayoral race: poll

Ex-teacher gets 30 days in rape

Mont. judge apologizes for comments in teen’s rape

NJ police: Mom killed with bat

College athletes’ honesty caught on security camera

Don’t get caught using eco-friendly light bulbs in Glenn Beck’s office

Brazil priest breaks news of fatherhood during mass

Alan Jackson’s daughter charged with assault

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School cheerleading uniforms violate dress code

Oxford Dictionaries online adds ‘twerk’

Venus Williams loses 3rd-set tiebreaker at US Open

Eads taking leave from ‘CSI,’ return uncertain

Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Douglas separate

Is Chippendales Too Tame for New York?

Keith Olbermann, Back on ESPN’s Team

Fergie & Josh prepare their dog for new baby

Breast surgery ends in coma

It’s college for 11-year-old

Carson Huey-You

Carson Huey-You

Report: RG3 cleared to play

Eva Marcille expecting

‘DWTS’ & casting rumors

Chemist: ‘We are all Martians’

Somewhere in the Midwest; August 28, 2013

August 28, 2013


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Today’s High 84 Low  66 Partly Cloudy

Hawks Rally in 9th for 8-7 Comeback Win

Hearing King’s message when young helped shape these Americans’ lives

Martin Luther King II

Martin Luther King II

Dream for the 21st century: An America that is truly defined by equality

West prepares for probable Syria strike

Military intervention in Syria would need U.N. approval: Brahimi

Syria’s chemical weapons program was built to counter Israel

Hagel: ‘We’re ready to go’

New York Times, Twitter hacked by Syrian group

NY judge rules JPMorgan owes billionaire

Missouri AG sues Walgreen Co., claims overcharging

NYPD designates mosques as terrorism organizations

Calif. fire prompts unhealthy air warnings in Nev.

Afghan army seen improving, but public fears mount

His life on line, Fort Hood gunman blocks lawyers

Police: Woman gouges 6-year-old’s eyes in China

Zimmerman will ask Fla. to pay some bills

Facebook publishes list of global government information requests

Series of attacks kill 51 across Baghdad: police, medics

Bomb targets foreign troops in Afghanistan, four civilians killed: officials

7 dead after two buildings collapse in Vadodara; Modi orders probe

US envoy to visit North Korea over jailed American

Slain ballplayer laid to rest

Teacher gets 30 days for rape

Fukushima leak label ‘serious’

Kentucky students to first lady Michelle Obama: Your food ‘tastes like vomit’

Obama rodeo clown speaks out, says he would be ‘honored’ to shake president’s hand

Kate Upton, golf great hook up

Kate Upton and Arnold Palmer

Kate Upton and Arnold Palmer

Rush crashes football presser

Miley’s twerking dance officially enters lexicon

Star Trek Into Darkness Fans Boldly Set the Record Straight

Tramway planned for Machu Picchu’s ‘sister city’

World gets its first look at Australia Zoo’s newborn Sumatran tiger cubs

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Study says e-cigarettes contain carcinogens similar to regular cigarettes

‘Pacific Rim’ called American propaganda in China

Time Travel? Don’t Forget to Pack Your Wormhole

Stone Age Hunters Brought Home the Bacon

Class of 2013: Meet fall TV’s hottest new faces

Kitten toys with pit bull in playful scrum

Human mind control in works

This pug will make you dizzy

Drink coffee to save prostate

Blind spaniel great at fetch

Giant ‘haboob’ hits Phoenix

Babies know words in womb?

Somewhere in the Midwest; August 27, 2013

August 27, 2013


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Today’s High 94 Low  73 Cloudy/Afternoon T-Storm Possible

Hawks Rally in 9th for 8-7 Comeback Win

Crews report progress against Yosemite fire

Sheriff: Missing Arizona teen found dead in Oregon

Kerry warns Syria chemical arms use has consequences

Syria accuses Kerry of lying, disregarding UN

UK military making contingency plans on Syria

Widows of Fort Hood slain describe lost moments

Former President Ford recalls Fromme assassination attempt in video

Manning lawyer gives more details on gender change

Conservative group presses McConnell on health law

Afghan Taliban kill 12 ‘government’ workers

Senior security official shot dead in Russia’s North Caucasus

Lawyer: Zimmerman to ask Fla. to cover some legal costs

2nd teen in court following death of WWII veteran

Measles linked to megachurch

Dengue fever in Fla

Analysis: New Microsoft CEO faces big choices post-Ballmer

Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks

AP PHOTOS: Hungry ghosts descend on Chinese homes

Williams sisters start US Open with lopsided wins

Miley Cyrus’ Fluffy, Marshmallowy VMA Set: What You Didn’t See

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‘Cinderoncé’ video goes viral using Beyoncé’s songs to tell story of Cinderella

At Visa pour l’Image, proof that photojournalism isn’t dead

Government plans to euthanize desert tortoises

Bust to boom: Can strippers save Atlantic City?

iPad class offered for dogs

Cute deer invade Japanese city

Marine’s sweet photo a hit

Study: Loneliness is deadly

British police have dance-off

Abbey has alien gargoyle

Somewhere in the Midwest; August 26, 2013

August 26, 2013


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Today’s High 92 Low  72 Mix Clouds/Sun

Loons extend win streak, beat Silver Hawks

U.N. experts in Syria as U.S. mulls action

At least two mortar bombs hit Damascus near U.N. team’s hotel

Russia to US: Don’t repeat Iraq ‘mistakes’

Crews battle huge wildfire raging in Yosemite area

15K acres of Yosemite charred

Snowden got stuck in Russia after Cuba blocked entry: newspaper

Military removes commander of nuclear weapons unit

Civil rights and immigration history connected

China’s Bo drops love triangle charge at trial end

Prosecutor urges ‘severe’ sentence for China’s Bo

Navalny shakes up Moscow mayor campaign

Soldier who ‘sucked at being a civilian’ earns Medal of Honor

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter

Karzai stresses need for Pakistan help in Taliban peace process

Italy center left rejects Berlusconi ‘blackmail’

Chartered bus goes up in flames as it returns from DC

Palestinians killed in clashes with Israeli police

Judge to set jury selection for convicted murderer Jodi Arias

Pope is calling parishioners

‘Nice little boy,’ 3, shot

Brain-eating infection kills boy

First woman member of the NYSE Siebert dies at 80

US billionaire held in Chinese blogging crackdown

More dolphins are found dead

MTV VMA Awards 2013: A Round-Up of Surprises and Faux Pas

Don’t freak out: 20 ways to kill head lice

Archaeologists use drones in Peru to map and protect sites

The painful cost of a nice derriere in Venezuela

Zurich begins experiment with drive-in ‘sex boxes’

Timberlake, ‘N Sync take over Video Music Awards

Ted Sarandos upends Hollywood with Netflix revolution

Southern California renters have an edge over home buyers

What Happened When I Had Sex Every Day For a Year

Which film topped box office?

Tiger gets a scare, keels over after shot

Neb. coach pulls an epic prank

Left-handers: Smarter than we thought

Baby gorilla, girl become pals

The ‘Hobbit’ trailer in Legos

Woman is alive after funeral

Road rage video goes viral

Probiotics treat mental woes?

Somewhere in the Midwest; August 25, 2013

August 25, 2013


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Today’s High 89 Low  67 Partly Cloudy/Warm

Loons beat Silver Hawks 9-4

Iran warns of ‘harsh consequences’ if U.S. acts on Syria

Large arms shipment reaches Syrian rebels: opposition

N.Y. AG sues Trump, ‘Trump University,’ claims fraud

Witnesses to tell of Pistorius’ character at trial

Yosemite fire: Crews bracing for strong winds

Sequoias shielded from fire

Last of 5 suspects in Mumbai gang rape arrested

Investigators probe what set off truck employee

Marching for King’s dream: ‘The task is not done’

Egypt court delays trial of Brotherhood leaders

Muslim Brotherhood leaders, Mubarak face trial in Egypt

Lawyer: George Zimmerman should not be visiting gun factories

Soldiers shot and burned in northern Iraq

Bomb rips through Yemen air force bus, kills at least one

Oman’s Qaboos on Tehran visit, U.S.-Iran mediation in focus

Colin Powell: Trayvon Martin slaying verdict ‘questionable’ but not sure it has staying power

68 dogs rescued from blaze

Pakistan frees 337 Indians

Julie Harris, Broadway star, dies at 87

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Ohio woman found guilty of assault in school brawl

Popular Pa. teacher vanishes in Calif. wilderness

Matthew Greene, missing

Matthew Greene, missing

Crocodile takes man in Australia

Sanchez hurt in Jets’ 24-21 OT win over Giants

Brazil’s top modern artist gets Rio homecoming

Family has missing boat returned 13 years after storm washed it away

Single men only wash their bed sheets four times a year, study says

A compilation video of animals jumping on trampolines

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Melanie Griffith Rips ‘Sh-tty, Stupid, Superficial’ Hollywood

Khloe Kardashian steps out without wedding ring

Older workers offer highway safety challenge

4K run from bulls in US event

‘Mayhem’ Miller arrested again

What reruns? Top 5 summer TV shows ever

‘Breaking Bad’ star on haters

A dog for all seasons: Tulsa’s Goldie

Vet’s home up in smoke?

Heroic cop busts bicycle gang

Simmons does his own hair

Elephant party is inviting

Hound’s sweet tooth crime

Concours d’LeMons: The ugliest cars yet

Somewhere in the Midwest; August 24, 2013

August 24, 2013
Potato Creek State Park

Potato Creek State Park

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Today’s High 84 Low  61 Plentiful Sunshine

TinCaps Complete Sweep of Silver Hawks

March to focus on continued fight for civil rights

Hagel suggests U.S. moving forces closer to Syria

Death toll in Lebanon bombings rises to 47

San Diego mayor agrees to resign

DHS employee behind racist website on paid leave

‘They’re Shooting at Us’: Police Lock Down Christian School Over Report of Gunfight, …

Five Mexico kidnap victims among 13 in mass grave

Ky. theater won’t show ‘Butler’ because of Fonda

Fort Hood shooter convicted on 13 counts of murder

Egypt’s interim premier says security a priority

Villagers unsatisfied by life sentence for Bales

Huge California wildfire reverberates in 2 states

Lawyer: Sandusky’s son, ‘Victim 2′ settle with PSU

Lawyer: George Zimmerman should not be visiting gun factories

Petition calling for investigation into death of man with Down syndrome …

Syrian soldiers see chemical agents in rebel tunnels: state TV

China’s Bo admits ‘shame’, denies protecting wife

Constitutional tweaks may empower Mubarak-era politicians in Egypt

Iran’s Rouhani acknowledges chemical weapons killed people in Syria

Merkel ally fuels Greek aid row before election

Is fatal beating a hate crime?

Police: Boy, 8, killed woman

Protests against fracking hit Europe

UN’s Angela Kane in Syria urges chemical weapons probe

Egypt reopens Gaza crossing that was closed after deadly attack on police; 4

Mandela ‘Unstable’ at Times but Resilient

Ex-Knick found dead in hotel

Linda Ronstadt tells AARP she has Parkinson’s

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Mystery gnome homes appear along trail in Kansas

New home sales drop sharply

Mr. President, watch this!

Baby panda born at DC zoo

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Claims tossed in Deen case

Mom guilty in school brawl

Ryan Braun blames himself

Clarkson on pregnancy rumors

Sourpuss pet may be the next celebricat

Handmade bike goes 80 mph

Smartphones for 5-year-olds?

Family reunites with dog

Hawks attack mail carriers

What did Alec Baldwin name new daughter?

North West debuts; Kanye West talks Kim Kardashian, baby girl

Rocker loses Bob Dylan’s hair

Baby bird feeds in man’s hand

Somewhere in the Midwest; August 23, 2013

August 23, 2013


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Today’s High 83 Low  58 Partly Cloudy/Areas of Patchy Fog

Ross Leads TinCaps to Second Straight Over Silver Hawks

What are the West’s military options in Syria?

Obama says won’t rush into costly Syria entanglement

Russia: Syrian rebels preventing probe into alleged chemical attack

Police in Vegas say plot to kill officers thwarted

San Diego officials to weigh mayoral agreement

China may build port in Jamaica protected area

Obama calls woman who talked man out of U.S. school shooting

Planned Parenthood sues Indiana over abortion clinic requirements

UN: Over 1 million child refugees from Syrian war

Bradley Manning wants to live as Chelsea Manning

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Transgender inmates go to extremes

Gang rape of young photojournalist shocks Mumbai

Nasdaq breakdown ramps pressure to take actions

Radioactive groundwater under Fukushima nears sea

Beastly fire disrupts Idaho vacation heaven

2 explosions rock north Lebanese city of Tripoli

Obama outlines plan to stem skyrocketing cost of college

Australian student’s shooting a gang initiation, says Okla. man who called police

$100K raised for ballplayer’s kin

Egypt’s bruised Brotherhood seeks to show street power

China’s Bo calls wife mad after she testifies against him

Gibraltar could open waters to Spanish fishermen by October: report

Ga. shooting suspect made threats on Facebook

Closing arguments expected in case of US soldier who killed 16 Afghans

Police seek 2 young suspects after World War II veteran dies following parking lot beating

Israeli jets hit ‘terror site’

Italian astronaut recounts near-drowning during spacewalk

NASA adds more space launch platforms for sale to private firms

NASA calls off attempts to fix Kepler space telescope

Russian ship roars onto beach

Sun blasts solar storm at Earth

Ben Affleck to play Batman in “Man of Steel” sequel

NY sanctuaries take in animals escaping slaughter

Woman to cops: Help! There’s a gator in my tub

What the U.S. map would look like if each state had the same population

Alaska cruise cancellations disrupt vacations

How do technology and college intersect? Share your #BornDigital thoughts

Surfer Bethany Hamilton marries

Bethany Hamilton

Bethany Hamilton

Gia Allemand’s funeral held

Sen.: Black poverty, chicken linked

Cameron Diaz dating?

Perry & Gaga together on VMAs seating chart

Jenner: Kim not leaving show

Bacon festival short on bacon

Cat puppet sings Journey hit

Stranded woman gets kind lift

La. sinkhole swallows trees

Somewhere in the Midwest; August 22, 2013

August 22, 2013


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Today’s High 80 Low  60 Partly Cloudy w/Isolated T-Storms

TinCaps Win 16-Inning Marathon over Hawks;, Set Record

Syrian forces bomb area of alleged gas attack

Dozens of Christian churches burned in Egypt, group says

Egypt Salafists warn against trying to wipe out Islamism

Tentative deal in San Diego mayor harassment suit

New tactics emerge in fight for Manning’s freedom

Ousted Chinese politician denies taking bribes

I was framed, says China’s Bo as he mounts feisty defense

Egypt’s Mubarak to be put under house arrest

Jury in Fort Hood rampage trial set to deliberate

Calif. girl: I texted with kidnapper, didn’t call

The Guardian paper goes to court over seized items

New York City mayoral race turns personal between Quinn and de Blasio

NRA keeps database of gun owners and potential members: Report

Dr. Phil’s show apologizes for tweet asking teens if they think it’s OK to have sex with someone who’s drunk

Graphic videos purportedly show victims of chemical weapons attack in Syria

Syria opposition demands urgent U.N. probe into alleged chemical attacks

Mugabe, 89, sworn in for five more years as Zimbabwe’s president

$3M in teen’s slaying by DEA

Bradley Manning: ‘I am female’

Slain ballplayer’s gal speaks

Engineering student gives epic speech to incoming freshmen at Georgia  …

Test-tube babies: A simpler, cheaper technique?

Woman Considers Her Place In Affair With Married Man

BlackBerry said to be destined for breakup, phone business called ‘essentially worthless

‘Boyfriend Tracker’ app raises stir in Brazil

50,000 abandoned dogs roaming streets of Detroit in packs

Baby born in helicopter on the way to the hospital

Mike Tyson plays ‘Punch-Out’ for first time

Big cat cools off in water fountain

Dollywood getting dolled up

Ichiro joins Rose, Cobb in 4,000 hit club

Drake joins VMA performers

‘Days’ vet celebrates 40 years

Suzanne Rogers (Maggie Horton)

Suzanne Rogers

Braves’ Heyward hit in face

10 ways to outsmart the DC tourists

How an elephant names her baby

Lucky puppy will see again

Photog shaves magic beard

Bus stops off in wrong city

Double Stuf Oreos not double

It’s a muffin top muffin mold

Dog appears to lift weights