Archive for December, 2014

South Bend Indiana; Wednesday; December 31, 2014

December 31, 2014


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Today’s High 20 Low 17 Snow showers

California snow survey shows higher snowpack

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aaStranded139 motorists caught in snow on California mountain pass

U.S. News

Eight lawmakers to watch in the 114th Congress

Hawaii vacation reunites Obama and childhood pals

Walmart shooting: Toddler shoots mother dead in Idaho store with gun he found

Police shoot, kill man they say was about to run them over

Cops kills man who threatened authorities

The NYPD’s Insubordination–And Why the Right Should Oppose It

Report: Number of Officers Killed on the Job Jumps 24% in 2014

Small plane crashes feet from home, killing pilot

South Carolina sheriff steps up big time for Pennsylvania boy who REALLY

David Duke, ex-KKKer, warns GOP: Back Steve Scalise, or I’ll name names

Parents Who Left 22-Day-Old Baby to Starved to Death in Car Charged with First

Jeb Bush Faces Chris Christie at Top of Republican Heap

Amber Alert ends with baby’s recovery, both parents dead

Man sentenced in fatal shooting of girl in car

How Harvard Law School violated US sexual assault law

LA violent crime rises for the first time in 12 years, LAPD says

Deaths – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Christine Cavanaugh, voice actress (“Rugrats'” original Chuckie), 51, cause unknown

Chris Dyko, 48, American football player (Chicago Bears), traffic collision.

Leelah Alcorn, 17, American transsexual artist and blogger, suicide.

aaPalestinian statehood resolutionU.S. Vetoes Palestinian Statehood Resolution at UN

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Palestinians mull next steps after failed UN bid

Tunisian secular leader Essebsi sworn in as new president

AirAsia QZ8501: First bodies returned to Surabaya airport

AirAsia relatives: this is the will of God

Mass murder in Canada leaves 9 people dead

Edmonton police say man suspected of killing 9 had lengthy record

U.S. diplomat: No illusions about Cuba’s willingness to allow freedoms

Putin’s new year message to Obama

Navalny Remains Defiant After Arrest at Anti-Putin Protest

What really scares terrorists

Yemen suicide bomber kills 33 at Shiite celebration

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Is Hospitalized for Tests

Gunfire Hits Gambian Capital

Merkel tells Germans not to attend anti-Islam rallies

Iran: New U.S. sanctions violate spirit of nuclear talks

Lakhvi challenges judicial remand

China factory explosions kill 17 workers

Four dead on migrant cargo ship

Video shows President Jonathan linking ex-Borno Go…

Middle Eastern Christians Flee Violence for Ancient Homeland

South Korean activist to drop ‘The Interview’ in North by balloon

New Year’s Eve: World Begins Celebrating the Arrival of 2015

aaMayan civilizationMore evidence Mayan civilization collapsed because of drought


Can Houseplants Really Clean the World’s Smoggiest City?

Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God

Rare gray wolf seen at Grand Canyon may be dead

Declining Number of Monarch Butterflies Alarms Conservationists

Aging Opportunity Rover Becoming Increasingly Forgetful After Suffering Bouts

‘HIC*… tweet: Sloshed birdsh shlur songs, boffins say


Year of birth significantly changes impact of obesity-associated gene variant

AP-GfK Poll: Americans support menu labeling

Health: Survey Shows There Is Confusion And Misinformation About Diet

Parental suicide attempt linked to increased suicidal behavior in offspring

CDC To Hire Lab Safety Chief After Ebola, Bird Flu Mishaps

Ebola in Britain: Heathrow testing facility had too few staff

Ebola epidemic was an ‘avoidable crisis’

Flu outbreak reaches epidemic level

5 things to know: Obama health law again in play


Exclusive: Abusers using spyware apps to monitor partners reaches ‘epidemic

Wave goodbye to Microsoft’s original Kinect

Samsung Electronics announces new ATIV Book 9 and ATIV One 7 personal

Sony hack: Behind the scenes as the crisis unfolded

Business & Finance

Our 10 Favorite Stocks for 2015

How do nonprofits turn social media sharing into successful fundraising?

U.S. Consumer Confidence Comes in Higher; Fed Watched

Home prices still rising, but more slowly

U.S. Opening Door to More Oil Exports Seen Foiling OPEC Strategy

Southern grocery chain Publix to recognize gay couples, activists hail decision

aaND-LSULate Field Goal Lifts Notre Dame Over No. 22 LSU, 31-28



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No. 14 Irish Cruise Past Hartford, 87-60

Nets end Bulls win streak

Michigan announces Harbaugh as next coach

Suh’s suspension rescinded, will play Sunday

RB Chubb helps lifts Georgia over Louisville

Reports: LeBron could leave Cavs in 2015

Foster Farms Bowl: Stanford trounces Maryland

Report: Padres trade Seth Smith to Mariners

Utah’s Burks will miss remainder of season

Maryland tops Michigan State in Big Ten debut

A&M dismisses asst. who hit WVU players

Steelers add Bell insurance, sign RB Tate

aaFox NewsA Group Of Angry Liberals Is About To Try And Shut Down Fox News


VOD success of ‘Interview’ could make online film releases more common

‘The Big Bang Theory’ Star Kaley Cuoco Says Her Breast Implants Changed Her

Jeremy Renner’s wife files for divorce just 10 months after marriage

Misc. News

Las Vegas to roll dice with cold New Year’s Eve weather

Alaska prepares to offer grizzly license plates

Penny for her thoughts: Puppy heads home after 2,400-mile U.S. road trip

Cars buried in salt after Morton storage collapse

aaLargest paper wadRecord for largest paper wad set in Minnesota


South Bend Indiana; Tuesday; December 30, 2014

December 30, 2014


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Today’s High 25 Low 15 Mostly cloudy. A few flurries or snow showers possible.

Dozens die as Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines battered by storms

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aaGrimRepresentative Grimm to step down following guilty plea

U.S. News

NYC police commissioner says cops ‘feel under attack’ from White House

Obama Tee Time Scuttles Soldiers’ Wedding Venue

Senate Democrat Retiring

Republican Whip Addressed White Nationalist Group in 2002

House Whip May Not Have Known He Addressed White Supremacists

Why George W. Bush Never Left D.C. Until the Day After Christmas

2nd Suspect At Large After Shots Fired At Los Angeles Police Officers In Patrol Car

Ezell Ford Shooting: Autopsy Report For Ezell Ford, Mentally Ill Black Man Killed

Report: Gun deaths of officers jump 56 percent

Woman killed, firefighters injured in Duquesne, PA, house fire

Former Uber Driver Charged in Sex Assault Due in Court

Jeb Bush stepping down from board of Rayonier Inc., a timber company

Las Vegas man charged with DUI in crash with Jennifer Lopez

Mass. woman hid kids so beau would not know: prosecutor

Memorial ride, vigil planned for Md. bicyclist

Fox News Poll: Voters say 2014 was a good year

Deaths – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Luise Rainer, 104, German-born American actress (The Great Ziegfeld, The Good Earth), Academy Award winner (1936, 1937), pneumonia.

Madhu Kaithapram, 44, Indian film director (Eakantham, Madhya Venal).

aaDebris in seaAirAsia: Bodies, Debris Found in Search for Missing Jet

World News

Java Sea Plane Search: Monsoons, Murkiness, Trash

Analysis: What Follows Middle East’s Tough And Tumultuous 2014?

Can Afghan forces hold their own? – Part 2

U.S. Airstrike Targets Al-Shabaab

Putin foe found guilty of fraud, receives suspended sentence

Making Enemies America Can’t Afford: Congress Votes More Sanctions on Russia

U.S. Does Not Back UN Palestinian Statehood Resolution

NDRRMC: At least 21 dead due to Seniang’s onslaught

Two Albanians killed in operation to rescue Greek ferry

26/11 attack mastermind Lakhvi detained again in Pakistan

Sohrabuddin Sheikh killing: India court clears Amit Shah

Religion in India bubbles over into politics

Senior Jamaat leader sentenced to death

Isis ‘executes up to 200 fighters’ for trying to flee jihad and return home

Gunfire Hits Gambian Capital

aaCoolest archeological discoveriesCoolest Archaeological Discoveries of 2014


Texas Plant’s Hazards Eluded Regulators For Nearly 30 Years

The Craziest Sci-Fi Fantasies That Got Closer to Reality This Year

On the ‘Grapes of Wrath’ Trail, the Dust Bowl Still Resonates

More evidence Mayan civilization collapsed because of drought

Teenager dies after great white shark attack in Western Australia

‘It was very big, well over two metres long, and it looked menacing’: Family

Drunk Birds Slur Songs Just Like Humans Alter Speech, New Study Shows

NASA being exempted from critical investigation by major news media

Amazingly, astronomy can explain the biblical Star of Bethlehem


Ebola healthcare worker transferred to London unit

Swiss company gets green light for Ebola virus test in a bid to stop the worldwide

Insect-Eating Bat May Be Origin of Ebola Outbreak, New Study Suggests

55 Tips to Lose Weight for Good

Mars Rover Opportunity Suffers Worrying Bouts of ‘Amnesia’

Three children dead in Minnesota from flu outbreak

The Year in Health 2014: Reform leads to change


How LinkedIn Is Quietly Giving Facebook A Run For Its Money

Access restored to Google’s email service in China

Sony hackers ‘shared’ stolen employee login data

Apple grants Europeans 14-day refund window for iTunes and App Store

Business & Finance

7 Jobs Where Women Actually Make More Than Men

Oil falls further-but Saudi Arabia doesn’t care

U.S. stocks edge higher in quiet, pre-holiday trade

Shenzhen to restrict new car sales

Yen surges as oil, stocks slide

Brent oil hits new low as Opec price war deepens slump

Europe Stocks Fall From Three-Week High, Head for December Drop

aaMusic City BowlMusic City Bowl Central presented by St. Joseph Regional Medical Center



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Irish Fall To Lake Superior State, 2-1, In Florida College Hockey Classic Championship

Bulls hold off Pacers, win 7th straight

Bickell’s late goal completes Blackhawks’ comeback in 5-4 shootout win over Nashville

Bears terminate Trestman, GM Emery

NFL Black Monday tracker: Who was fired?

Indiana RB Coleman declares for draft

Lions’ Suh suspended for playoff game

Clemson rips turnover-prone Sooners 40-6

Arkansas routs Longhorns in Texas Bowl

Texas A&M tops WVU 45-37 in Liberty Bowl

Odd issue delays Wizards vs. Rockets

Steelers’ RB Bell could miss playoff game

A&M staffer throws punches at WVU players

Jets owner may be fined for tampering

Harbaugh agrees to be coach at Michigan

Buffalo Bills quarterback Kyle Orton announces retirement

Johnny Manziel admits oversleeping, wants to stop ‘looking like a jackass’

aaHobbitWeekend Box Office Results: The Hobbit holds onto top slot


Khloé Kardashian Wears Sexy Black Gown at Kris Jenner’s Christmas Party

Modern Family star Sofia Vergara is now engaged to Joe Manganiello

So How Inaccurate is ‘Selma’ Exactly?

Dustin Diamond Posted Bail, Released From Wisconsin Jail After Admitting To

‘The Kennedy Center Honors,’ TV review

A Group Of Angry Liberals Is About To Try And Shut Down Fox News

Misc. News

Record for largest paper wad set in Minnesota

L.A. man charged with leaving baby outside on Christmas

Police: Toilet paper links man to heist attempt

Cat accidentally sold with mattress back home

WATCH: Man Pulls Off Unbelievable Surprise

aaKayaker rescuedKayaker rescued on pond with Charlie Brown cutout


South Bend Indiana; Monday; December 29, 2014

December 29, 2014


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Today’s High 33 Low 23 Partly cloudy.

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aaSurferSurfer survives being attacked, dragged under by shark off central California coast

U.S. News

Obama: America ‘less racially divided’ since he took office in 2009

Obama warns GOP he plans to use veto pen in 2015

Jeb Bush eases out of some businesses, such as firm helped by Obamacare

Jeb Bush is way ahead in GOP poll for presidential run

NYPD boss urges more dialogue, less rhetoric

Cape Cod man charged in firefighter’s death

Alleged sex abuse victims sue after registered offender wins lottery

Guilty plea coming from in Texas DA murder

Clinton economic approach under scrutiny

Deputy shot at an armed robbery suspect at Circle K

Driver dies after car strikes truck along I-77 near Akron

Man arrested for threatening cops, ‘white kids’ on Facebook

Poice: W. Pa. homeowner fatally shoots intruder

Teen Dies After Being Allowed To Party With Prescription Drugs, Woman

Authorities investigating after 4 found dead in Texas home

U,S. pays Alan Gross $3.2 million in settlement

Deaths – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Frankie Randall, 76, American singer and actor, lung cancer.

Leopoldo Federico, 87, Argentine tango musician.

Javier Fragoso, 72, Mexican footballer (Club América, national team).

Al Belletto, 86, American jazz musician.

aaNorman Atlantic1st big group of victims of Greek ferry fire arrives in Bari

World News

At least one dead, 161 still trapped on smoke-filled ferry

Dozens await rescue from crippled ferry in Adriatic Sea, as death toll rises to 5

Official: Missing jet likely at ‘bottom of the sea’

British passenger on missing AirAsia flight was ‘travelling with his two-year-old

Oil, Objects Tested in Search for Missing AirAsia Jet

Cuban dissidents say US keeping them in the dark on prisoner exchange

Palestinians to submit revised statehood resolution to UN

S. Korea offers talks with DPRK on issues of mutual concern

South Korea Officials Face Punishment Over ‘Nut Rage’ Investigation

Scaffold collapse at top Beijing school kills 10

Islamic State ‘has executed 116 foreign members after they tried to return home’

Iran holds funeral for general killed in Iraq

Obama: Iran Could Become A ‘Very Successful Regional Power’ If It Curbs Its

UK’s royal palace guards moved behind gates on attack fears – media

Boko Haram unrest: Cameroon air strikes on Nigerian militants

Low-intensity blast in Bengaluru

Magnitude-6.1 earthquake hits southern Philippines

Al Jazeera journalists mark one year anniversary of imprisonment in Egypt

Pope T-shirts axed from Philippine stores after backlash

Iraq: Suicide attack on funeral kills 15

Al-Qaeda official tells west to prepare for ‘worst nightmare’ and directs ‘lone wolf

Bahrain Shiite leader detained for questioning

aaAlmonds in CaliforniaWater source for almonds in California may run dry


Earthquake Blamed for Ancient Chinese Civilization’s Disappearance

Coolest Archaeological Discoveries of 2014

Out of this world: 5 of the coolest things in space in 2014

Euro SPACEMAN snaps incredible images of our Blue Planet

MSU studies green winter road technology


Liberia reports dozens of new Ebola cases along border

Smoker: ‘Use all the images you want, I enjoy a cigarette’


How to Avoid the Fate of Sony, Target or Home Depot in 2015

Dell Introduces 802.11ac SonicPoint Wireless Access Points

Damage to German Factory Shows Danger of ICS Hacks

Improvements the Amazon Fire Phone 2 Needs to Succeed in Mobile Market

Xerox Study Examines How Millennials, Boomers View EHRs

2014 in Materials: Rhubarb Batteries, the Gigafactory, and Printing Body Parts

Top wearable tech of 2014

Gmail connections cut in China amid Beijing’s crackdown on company

Business & Finance

Greece heads to early elections, stoking financial concerns

Did plunging gas prices boost holiday spending?

The 94% Plunge That Shows Abenomics Losing Global Investors

U.S. stocks: Futures fall, with Dow at risk of losing 18000

Libya conflict helps oil move higher

Uber to roll out new safety measures in India following alleged Delhi rape

Florida to increase minimum wage Thursday

aaColtsColts Close Out 2014 With Convincing Win Over Titans



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Colts To Host Bengals In Sunday Afternoon Wild Card Matchup

Bears offense struggles in season finale

Trestman expects to return as coach

Harbaugh, 49ers agree to part ways

Michigan officials to meet Harbaugh

Robinson: Niners want lapdog, not Harbaugh

Steelers RB Bell leaves game with knee injury

Final NFL playoff picture following Week 17

Smith ends Falcons season on an ugly note

Did Rodgers lock up MVP with gutsy effort?

Newton leads dangerous Panthers into playoffs

Report: Wallace quit on Dolphins teammates

Browns owner ‘won’t tolerate’ irresponsibility

Giants’ Beckham Jr. makes another crazy catch

Buccaneers clinch top pick in 2015 draft

Forget Quarterback, Washington Redskins Must Overhaul Defense This Offseason

20 Women Who Ruled Sports in 2014

Embattled Ryan, NY Jets rally past Dolphins 37-24

Share “Seattle gets No. 1 seed after 20-6 win…”

LeBron James on Cavaliers: ‘We’re not a very good team’

aaJennifer LawrenceHere’s why Jennifer Lawrence is a happy woman!


Azealia Banks, Iggy Azalea and hip-hop’s appropriation problem

James Gunn Clarifies Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers Crossover Remarks

Chris Rock and wife Malaak announce split after 19 years

‘I love her out of control’: Chelsea Handler’s ex beau 50 Cent posts topless photo

Weekend Box Office Results: The Hobbit holds onto top slot

Neil deGrasse Tyson lights up Twitter, Facebook. War on Christmas?

Misc. News

To ring in New Year, town will drop a giant nail

Kayaker rescued on pond with Charlie Brown cutout

aaChristmas trees good goat snacksFarmers say Christmas trees make great goat snacks

South Bend Indiana; Sunday; December 28, 2014

December 28, 2014


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Today’s High 35 Low 27 Cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy this afternoon.

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aaNYPDHundreds Of Police Outside Slain New York Officer’s Funeral Turn Backs On Mayor

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Amid tension, more than 20000 attend NYPD funeral

Slain Cop Called a ‘Hero’ and Promoted by NYPD Commissioner

NY police officer suspended after new video shows brutality

GOP lawmakers preparing changes to immigration system

Arizona police officer, suspect killed in shootout

Teen charged with arson in Missouri protest

Ferguson Police Spokesman Calls Michael Brown Memorial “Trash,” Gets

Texas City Officer Fatally Shoots Gunman

Family wants to see video in Texas City shooting

Death penalty states unmoved by botched execution

Botched execution leads to overhauled death chamber, search for new methods

George H.W. Bush staying in hospital through weekend

Cuomo, Christie shoot down Port Authority reform legislation

Pre-empted release of Jeb Bush emails shows former Florida gov’s handling of

Crowd at ‘Sea of Blue’ rally supports Cleveland police

1 killed, 3 injured in South LA shooting; suspect sought

2 Small Planes Collide At Carroll County, MD, Airport

Oregon man chokes dog in drunken Christmas Eve rampage: cops

Police: Woman found dead at Oregon hotel died of homicidal violence

Deaths – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Fatima Aouam, 55, Moroccan Olympic runner (1988).

Ulises Estrella, 75, Ecuadorian poet.

Claude Frank, 89, German-born American pianist.

Karel Poma, 94, Belgian politician and minister of state.

Tomaž Šalamun, 73, Slovenian poet.

Louis Stevenson, 64, Canadian politician, Chief of Peguis First Nation (1981–2007).

Gleb Yakunin, 80, Russian priest and Soviet dissident.

Stanisław Barańczak, 68, Polish poet and academic.

Dick Dale, 88, American saxophonist and singer (The Lawrence Welk Show).

aaAirAsiaAirAsia Airbus A320-200 Goes Missing Over Pacific

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Sea Search Underway for Missing AirAsia Jet

AirAsia flight loses contact with air traffic control – video

US, NATO to mark formal end of Afghanistan mission

NATO’s Afghan war: one chapter in decades of conflict

North Korea calls Barack Obama ‘a monkey’ in latest attack as ‘The Interview’ row

Hundreds evacuated after ferry catches fire off Greek island

Malaysia floods: Authorities ‘racing against the clock’

Man who shot Pope Jean Paul II returns to crime scene

Top al-Shabab militant Zakariya Ahmed Ismail Hersi surrenders to Somali police

Pakistan: Army offensive kills 39 militants

Sri Lanka’s largest Muslim party defects from government to support opposition

9 Islamic State: Outrage upon outrage

Middle East Updates / US, allies conduct 12 air strikes against ISIS

Syria Ready to Meet Opposition in Russia

Boko Haram militants slaughter nearly 30 – Cameroon official

Bleak year forecasted for Palestinians in 2015

Antonis Samaras: Greece’s embattled PM with a taste for risk

Cuba to get full embassy

Former Football Star George Weah Elected To Liberian Parliament

Ethiopia accuses Eritrea of hijacking helicopter

aaComet for ChristmasWatch a Green Comet Streak Across the Sky for Christmas


Europa Mission Wins Big in New NASA Budget

Three Videos of the Earth From Space Will Change Your Perspective on Our

New Method Introduced To Make Mars Mission More Accurate and Cost Effective

Water source for almonds in California may run dry


Study Finds Relationship Between HIV and Hearing Problems

Bird Flu Return: Hong Kong Confirms First Deadly Case of Winter

ACA: Big Cuts In Medicaid Pay Rates After Dec. 31


New Study May Add to Skepticism Among Security Experts That North Korea

Security experts who analyzed the leaked Sony emails say the hackers

8 technologies that will change the way you do everything

Facebook apologises after its ‘Year in Review’ app stirs up sad memories

Sony exec confirms Playstation plagued by cyberattack

Sony’s PlayStation back online after Christmas hack

Tesla claims that it can increase its Roadster’s mileage count to 400 with a single

Home International Audi to spend Rs 185880 crore from 2015-2019, most of it on

Business & Finance

McDonald’s 1950s Menu Could Fix Its Problems Today

The Worst CEOs of 2014

Bloomberg Briefing, Dec. 27

ECB’s Weidmann says German 2015 growth may be better than expected