Archive for February, 2015

South Bend, Indiana; Saturday; February 28, 2015

February 28, 2015
Bendix Woods County Park sugar camp

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Today’s High 24 Low -7 Partly cloudy.

Coldest Month Ever: Northeast Bids a Bitter Goodbye to February

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Missouri Shootings8 shot to death, including gunman

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Missouri man who killed seven could have been shattered because of his

Tiny Missouri town reels after shooting spree

Obama’s proposed bullet ban angers gun lovers

Many questions, many answers, not much clarity

Tears, singing at Holder farewell

Congress OKs stopgap DHS funding bill, lawmakers remain at impasse in

Obama signs bill funding homeland security department for one week

Funding Homeland Security: Where Do We Go From Here?

Draft of Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights released, many unsatisfied

GOP leaders are struggling to show they really are in charge

Rumblings of Boehner coup

Lawmaker reimbursed costs for lavish office decor

U.S. border officials seize record 15 tons of pot at California border

Teenager Arrested for Encouraging Friend to Commit Suicide

The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden ‘black site’

Wesleyan overdoses happened as school stepped up efforts

Marathon bombing trial will move forward in Boston, federal court rules

CPAC: 12 Takeaways As The GOP Presidential Race Takes Off

Ted Cruz fires shot across Jeb Bush’s bow, says “NO” to Common Core in schools

Did Jeb Bush survive high-pressure CPAC appearance? (+video)

South Carolina college under fire for stance on homosexuality

Denver teen killed by law enforcement experienced four gunshot wounds

New York’s exploding manhole covers pose unexpected winter hazard

California foster dad gets 19 years to life for sex abuse of six girls

Did professor radicalize teens? (Video)

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Leonard Nimoy, 83, American actor and director (Star Trek, Mission: Impossible, Fringe), COPD.

Boris Nemtsov, 55, Russian politician, First Deputy Prime Minister (1997–1998), Deputy Prime Minister (1998), shot.

Bob Benmosche, 70, American executive, President and CEO of American International Group (2009–2014), lung cancer.

Sue Landske, 77, American politician, member of the Indiana Senate (1984–2014), cancer.

Oscar Díaz, 32, American boxer, head injury.

Tom Schweich, 54, American politician, State Auditor of Missouri (since 2011), suicide by gunshot.

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aaBoris NemtsovPutin critic, opposition leader Boris Nemtsov killed in Moscow

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Russian investigators probe possible motives for killing of Putin critic

Boris Nemtsov murder: West urges ‘transparent’ probe

Mugabe admits land reform blunder in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe celebrates 91st birthday

Icelandic volcano eruption officially declared over; threat to aviation reduced

‘What ISIS Really Wants’: The Response

Clearer picture emerges of man who became “Jihadi John”

‘Jihadi John’ had anger management issues: ex-teacher

Car bombs kill 27 people north of Iraq’s capital, Baghdad

Iran Official Criticizes Israeli Leader’s ‘Scaremongering’

Italian MPs vote for Palestinian state, but conditions ‘disappoint’ PLO

Egypt court declares Hamas a ‘terrorist’ group: report

Thousands March Against Boko Haram in Cameroon

Cuban Delegation on Round Two of Talks with the USA

Prince Harry set to move to Australia, British newspaper reports

Singapore Founding Father Lee’s Condition Improves Slightly

South African teen kidnapped at birth found at same school as biological sister

Vatican’s finance czar defends spending by his office

Pakistan sends aid to Afghanistan for avalanche

Reuters News – Egypt court sentences leading Brotherhood leader

Thousands flock to Lesotho for elections

aaAncient Mayan muralMaya Mural Found in Guatemala Reveals Ancient ‘Photobomb’


A Vacant Lot In Wyoming Will Become One Of The World’s First Vertical Farms

Methane-Based Life Possible On Saturn’s Moon Titan, Research Shows

The Oceans of Our Planet Can Help Neutralize Global Warming, Study

Supermassive Black Holes at the Edge of Space and Time

Scientists are India’s pride, salute their untiring efforts: PM Modi on National

Here’s What Will Happen To New York City If The World’s Ice Sheets Melt

Volcano grows Japanese island


Well | Meditation for a Good Night’s Sleep

How Stephen Hawking, diagnosed with ALS decades ago, is still alive

Leprosy Is Not Ancient History: Three New Cases Reported in Florida

Scopes in UCLA superbug case linked to unreported deaths in other states

Biomarkers in ME Patients Can Help know their Immune System Better

One billion young people at risk of hearing loss from loud music: WHO


Elon Musk’s Hyperloop takes root in California (+video)

FORK ME! Uber hauls GitHub into court to find who hacked database of 50000

User’s Adverse Reaction On Porn Policy Forces Google To Reverse Decision

Business & Finance

Obama: Keystone pipeline bill ‘has earned my veto’

Reactions to Union Budget

Berkshire Profit Declines 17% to $4.16 Billion on Investments

TJX to raise base pay to $9 an hour

Interest Rates, U.S. Dollar: Shovelin’ Schmitt Against The Tide

This Billionaire Governor Taxed the Rich and Increased the Minimum Wage

Wisconsin unions plan Saturday protest of right-to-work bill

aaMolly SeidelSeidel Shines For Irish At ACC Indoors



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Cavaliers lose to Pacers without James, Irving

Butler has 28 and 12 as Bulls top Wolves

Bishop blanks ‘Hawks, Stamkos scores 2

Bulls lose F Gibson to ankle injury

Finland’s Timonen traded to Blackhawks

Westbrook brilliant but Blazers beat OKC

Browns sign free agent QB McCown

Buffalo Bills Lose Josh McCown, Sam Bradford Next

Bulls’ Rose expected to return in 4-6 weeks

Wizards woeful again in losing to Sixers

A-Rod playing first base in Yankees camp

NFL veterans among slew of Friday cuts

Zingano on UFC 184 main event: ‘Just watch’

Rory McIlroy misses cut at Honda Classic

Report: Hamilton faces at least 25-game ban

Woj: Knicks’ Jackson likely to be fined

Dude, where’s my car: NASCAR machine stolen before race

Mayweather was pressured to fight Pacquiao – De La Hoya

aaLeonard NimoyLeonard Nimoy, 1931-2015


Leonard Nimoy leaves legacy beyond science-fiction

Lupita Nyong’o’s $150,000 Oscar gown returned by thief via TMZ

Did Amazon Sink the Queen of Online Erotica?

Sean Penn’s ‘Green Card’ Comment May Have Ruined The Entire Oscars

Kelly Osbourne exiting ‘Fashion Police’ after Zendaya hair flap

Game Of Thrones Season Five Gets New Clips And Poster

Debate rages over color of dress photographed in rare light

Bill Cosby asks judge to dismiss 3 accusers’ defamation suit

Catwoman comes out as bisexual

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Oregon sheriff investigates case of ‘stolen’ log cabin

Debate rages over color of dress photographed in rare light

Maine weighs revoking seat belt law days after 75-car pileup

Artful displays of vacation souvenirs

What you think about millennials is wrong

She lost more than 800 lbs.

aaCoupleCouple married 67 years dies holding hands


South Bend, Indiana; Friday; February 27, 2015

February 27, 2015

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Today’s High 6 Low -6 Light snow with gusty winds at times.

Boston cyclists built a 40-foot-long snow tunnel for commuting

February 2015 Breaks Hundred Year Old Snow Record

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aaFrying pan killerNew Jersey man who killed wife with frying pan gets 30 years

U.S. News

Obama To Teen: ‘You Have This Strength Inside Yourself’

Obama not done with unilateral moves on gun control

Bid for more US defense funds gets chilly House reception

Future of Puerto Rico bankruptcy bill uncertain in Congress

Homeland Security chief: Be ‘vigilant’ at malls

Investigators find 32,000 emails in IRS probe

DC mayor ratchets down marijuana fight with leaders in Congress

Guantanamo court holds closed session over U.S. military influence

GOP Hates Immigration Reform More Than They Love Homeland Security

Seattle Police Post Body Cam Videos on YouTube Channel

Report: Nine dead after shootings in southern Missouri

Documents show the expensive tastes of Jeb Bush’s low-key wife

Jeb Bush Hasn’t Learned Enough From His Brother’s Failures

Missouri gubernatorial hopeful fatally shoots himself minutes after inviting

Pacific Coast Highway, westbound 10 closed in Santa Monica for death probe

Virginia to compensate victims of forced sterilizations

No charges yet for pickup driver in train crash ‘mistake’

Stolen 1911 Picasso painting discovered being smuggled into US

Political CSR: why companies and foreign governments give to foundations like

Two suspected vandals rescued, arrested at California park

Jury in Jodi Arias case to resume deliberations on Monday

Two street racing spectators killed in Los Angeles: local media

Up to two police bullets hit migrant from behind in Washington state: lawyer

Canadian woman accuses U.S.-based yoga guru of sexual assault

Convicted drug dealer pleads innocent in murder of Hollywood executive

Minnesota teen pleads guilty to conspiring to support Islamic State

Two injured in Silicon Valley hazardous materials incident

Case of missing New York boy focuses on where body may have been dumped

NY police officer’s complaint about quota was free speech: court

Omaha officer investigated after shooting suspect in the back

Multiple injuries in Sunnyvale, Calif., explosion: local NBC

Woman survives being run over by train in Phoenix: police

aaFather HesburghThe Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, ex-Notre Dame president, dies at 97

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Theodore Hesburgh, 97, American Roman Catholic priest, President of the University of Notre Dame (1952–1987).

First African-American to play in NBA dies

Earl Lloyd, 86, American basketball player (Syracuse Nationals, Detroit Pistons).

Fritz J. Raddatz, 83, German feuilletonist, essayist, biographer and romancier, suicide.

Avijit Roy, Bangladeshi writer, stabbed.

Ariel Camacho, 22, Mexican singer, traffic collision.

Chris Rainbow, 68, Scottish rock musician (The Alan Parsons Project).

Giacomo Rondinella, 91, Italian singer and actor.

aaNorth Korea threatsNorth Korea steps up verbal threats ahead of joint military drills

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Nuclear weapons are not a monopoly of US: North Korea

Attackers hack American blogger to death in Bangladesh

Boko Haram attacks force Canadian withdrawal in Niger

Nigeria’s president visits massacre site, as 35 killed in bombings

Leaked spy documents reveal plot to kill African Union head

Is Vladimir Putin hiding a $200 billion fortune? (And if so, does it matter?)

Ukrainian pilot could ‘die within days’ in Russian jail

Shaky Ukraine ceasefire takes hold, but tensions rise over gas supply

8 Spaniards arrested on suspicion of fighting in Ukraine

‘Jihadi John’ from Islamic State beheading videos unmasked as Londoner

Spy agencies asked how ‘Jihadi John’ slipped through

‘Jihadi John’: Eric Holder Says US ‘Working On’ Ways to Kill or Capture Him

Runaway girls are already in Syria, police believe

Islamic State: Fears grow for abducted Syrian Christians

Thailand’s crackdown on ‘wombs for rent’

Hundreds of Palestinians left homeless by heavy flooding

Aussie candidate who joined fight with Islamic State contacts home

New suspect arrested in Copenhagen shootings

Gunman in South Korea kills 3, himself; second fatal shooting in 3 days

Cuba, US geared up for resumption of ties

Iran, six powers to hold nuclear talks in Switzerland on March 5

Hong Kong woman jailed 6 years for maid abuse

Search continues after deadly Afghan avalanches

PM Modi: My govt’s only religion is ‘India first’, holy book is Constitution

Man Claiming to Have Explosives Arrested Outside of U.S. Consulate in Istanbul

South Africa family reunited with child snatched in 1997

Servando ‘La Tuta’ Gomez, Mexico’s Most Wanted Drug Lord, Captured: Officials

China’s maritime advances worry US, Beijing rejects charges

aaDiabetes management breakfastTo manage diabetes, eat breakfast like an athlete, dinner like a sloth


Dark matter guides growth of supermassive black holes

Huge New Holes In Siberia Have Scientists Calling For Urgent Investigation Of

Maya Mural Found in Guatemala Reveals Ancient ‘Photobomb’

Scientists find DNA evidence that UK imported wheat in the Stone Age

NASA images show equivalent of 689290 dust-filled semis moving from Sahara

New Study Confirms that Carbon Dioxide is Causing the Greenhouse Effect

Astronaut finds water in helmet after seven-hour spacewalk

OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Snowball thrown in Senate climate fight

Most Americans see combating climate change as a moral duty


Marijuana is much safer than alcohol or tobacco, according to a new study

Sanofi diabetes drug Toujeo wins EU green light, pricing in focus

Australian researchers discover new treatment options for pancreatic cancer

Secret Plan B? HHS boss denies claim agency preparing fallback if court guts


The Official Live Blog: Is This Dress Blue and Black or White and Gold?

The Two Women Behind The Dress Definitively Reveal Its Color

Crossrail: Inside the tunnels of Europe’s biggest construction project

Upgrading from Windows 7 or 8? You’ll love Windows 10

Google left blushing after issuing U-turn on Blogger nudity ban

Five things you need to know about the Apple Watch

U.S. Internet providers hit with tougher rules, plan challenges

Business & Finance

Nasdaq 5000 “fun facts” tick by tick

How America’s Transportation System Discriminates Against the Most…

How to give your home to your children tax-free

U.S. Economy Grew at Moderate 2.2 Percent in Fourth Quarter

Why Is Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS) Splitting Again?

Greece bailout extension approved by German Parliament

Lloyds v RBS – two banks with different problems and very different results

Japan’s recovery slow, despite boost from lower oil prices

Oil Prices Rally Ahead of US Data

Union, Shell discuss meeting on U.S. refinery strike: sources

CSX reopens rail line shut after oil train derailment

aaND women's basketball#4 Irish Top Pittsburgh, 87-59, To Clinch Share of ACC…



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Teravainen scores, ‘Hawks blank Panthers

Rose to undergo surgery Friday; Bulls optimistic

Indiana’s George has first full workout since injury

LeBron scores 42 as Cavs handle Warriors

Bledsoe leads way as Suns top Thunder

Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings threatens to ‘kill’ freshman, apologizes

NFL appeals ruling, Peterson back on exempt list

Kingsford Charcoal trolls NCAA with new bag

Ex-boxer Holm quieting hype before UFC debut

John Farrell: David Ortiz ‘will adhere’ to new pace of play rules

aaBrit awardsSmith and Sheeran win, Kanye stirs it up at UK’s Brit Awards


Pop star Katy Perry visits Auschwitz death camp

$150K dress worn by Lupita Nyong’o at Oscars reported stolen

Why Bill O’Reilly Won’t Share Glenn Beck’s Fate

How to Get Away With Murder’ finale solves one mystery, then sets up another

Harrison Ford will replicate iconic investigator role in ‘Blade Runner’ sequel

Fall from Grace

Bob Vila Sees 20% Lift In Website Visits From Male Pinterest Users: 5 Questions

For Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, The Sound of Music Was Never

This Oscar Dress Infographic Makes Hollywood’s Diversity Problem Painfully

Patricia Arquette’s money speech sure hit a nerve at Oscars

‘Focus’ review: Will Smith shows off his sneaky charms

Madonna Describes ‘Horrible Nightmare’ of Stage Fall, and Admits She Was Hurt

Madonna denounces rise of far right in Europe

‘Battle Creek’: Mayhem’s terrific break

British pop star Gary Glitter sentenced to 16 years

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Cops: Man abandoned backhoe in big hole he dug in rural road

2 loose llamas lassoed after running amok near Phoenix

U.S. Northern Command: Loose Llamas Had No Connection To ISIS

Fog machine in art installation prompts false fire alarms

Woman knocked out in Seattle “drive-by egging”

Help! My 12-Year-Old Hates, Hates Going to Church. Should I Give Up?

Couple married 67 years dies holding hands

aaLabrador RetrieverLabrador retriever reigns as top dog in U.S.

South Bend, Indiana; Thursday; February 26, 2015

February 26, 2015


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Today’s High 16 Low -1 Mainly cloudy with snow showers around this morning.

New Round of Winter Weather Dumps More Snow on the South

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aaHate crime3 sentenced in racial beatings that led to black man’s death

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Obama says GOP should take the heat for immigration hold ups (+video)

Obama Threatens Consequences If Law Enforcement Officers Don’t Enforce

Obama Defends Immigration Plan

U.S. Senate votes to clear path for security agency funding

GOP may need House Dems to help resolve DHS funding impasse

Chapter 9 a ‘Wild West’ solution for Puerto Rico agencies: adviser

Poll: Less Than Half Of Americans Believe Obama Loves US

Loretta Lynch’s Secret Prosecutions

Feds: Brooklyn Men Accused In Islamic State Plot Vocal About Beliefs

South Gate mayor who could take a punch – and a bullet – is stepping down

Critics fear bullet train will bring urban sprawl to California valley

‘American Sniper’ Trial: Eddie Routh Attorney Says Jurors Who Saw Movie Didn’t

Drug deals involved in road-rage death?

D.C. Legalizes Marijuana — and It’s Going to Be Complicated

“I’m so sorry. I’m stupid,” says man who allegedly fired laser at police

Chicago Progressives to Rahm: Get Lost

Miami-Dade Transit bus crashes into building; more than a dozen hurt

Video could prove key in probe of California train crash

Driver of truck hit by California train to appear in court

Trayvon Martin’s mother says killer got away with murder

Christie defends silence on transportation trust fund on-air, says it’s ‘not in crisis

Ex-chief: JonBenet Ramsey’s parents, crime scene mishandled

Day 2 of deliberations in the Jodi Arias penalty phase

North Carolina Senate passes opt-out measure for officials opposed to gay marriage

Wisconsin Senate approves right-to-work bill, sends to state Assembly

Women’s rights activist urges female anatomy lesson for Idaho lawmaker

Former Utah Senator Bob Bennett diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

Las Vegas pet shop owner gets at least 5 years for fire that imperiled puppies

Police fired 17 times at Mexican farm worker in Washington state

Opening statements in Boston Marathon bombing trial set for next week

Connecticut drug dealer gets life sentence for fatal 2011 fire

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Eugenie Clark, 92, American ichthyologist.

A. Vincent, 86, Indian cinematographer (Prem Nagar) and director (Bhargavi Nilayam).

Robert Belfour, 74, American blues musician.

Roger Cecil, 72, Welsh painter.[11] (body discovered on this date)

Tyzen Hsiao, 77, Taiwanese composer.

Donald Keough, 88, American businessman, President of The Coca-Cola Company (1981–1993).

Mirjana Puhar, 19, Serbian-born American model and reality show contestant (America’s Next Top Model), shot.

Said Sheikh Samatar, 71, Somali scholar and writer.

Bertrice Small, 77, American author

aaChristians from U.S. fight ISISU.S. Christians back emerging private war on Iraq jihadists

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Tanzanian families seek safe havens for albino children, fear attacks: TRFN

Crimean Tatars living in fear in homeland ruled by Russia

Russians as young as 18 are being tricked into fighting in Ukraine

Ukrainian POWs dig out bodies of comrades killed at airport

Ukraine Says Truce Takes Hold as Army Begins Weapons Pullback

Jihadi John identified: What we know about Mohammed Emwazi

Activist: ISIS now holds 262 Assyrian hostages in Syria

Diggers train Iraqis for key Mosul push

UK MPs summon Turkish ambassador over British girls travelling to Syria

Jimmy Savile reports: Recap updates as NHS hospitals reveal findings of abuse

3 killed in suicide attack on NATO vehicles in Kabul

More than 160 killed in Afghanistan avalanches

Inside Gaza’s tunnels, militants get ready for the next war

‘Jesus Son of a Whore’: Jerusalem Christian Seminary Targeted in Suspected

Abe stance on war anniversary risks reigniting regional tensions

1 killed, 9 injured in 6 blasts at mobile shops, 2 police stations in Giza

Singapore’s Founder Sedated, on Life Support

Somalia’s al Shabaab say fire mortars at presidential palace

Jewish Leader In Germany Advises To Avoid Traditional Jewish Kippah In

U.S. deserter needs Iraq war crimes evidence to be refugee: EU court

aaEyelashesStudy Reveals How The Length of the Eyelashes Protects the Eyes


Gigantic, Ancient Black Hole 12 Billion Times The Mass Of Sun Puzzles Scientists

Second Mysterious Bright Spot Noticed On Ceres: What Could It Be?


To manage diabetes, eat breakfast like an athlete, dinner like a sloth, study suggests

Peanut allergies? For children, the best treatment may be peanuts

Eating late at night may disrupt learning and memory

CDC investigates deadly bacteria’s link to doctors’ offices

Doctor who survived Ebola slams media, public for portraying him as reckless


Tim Cook reportedly spills new key details about the Apple Watch

New Yahoo Mobile Development Suite Seduces App Makers With Analytics

At last, FCC to vote Thursday on net neutrality rules

Factbox: What is net neutrality? U.S. debates once again

China’s Lenovo becomes victim of cyber-attack

Facebook Reveals New Feature That Could Help Prevent Suicides

Google’s newest AI can beat your Atari high-scores

Tougher Internet rules to hit cable, telecoms companies

Engineer pleads guilty in U.S. to trying to take jet materials to Iran

Critics protest proposal to control federal lands in Colorado

Business & Finance

3 places better than Craigslist to buy and sell used items

Former JPMorgan banker Bill Winters is back

Sears Q4 loss narrows

Morgan Stanley agrees $2.6 billion settlement

Wal-Mart CEO talks about pay raises, how customers shop and what he’s

Real-life “Breaking Bad” plays out in New York

Eurozone economy gathers strength as Germany revs up

Is Washington Ready for the Death of Obamacare?

Can Reno handle the challenges of its economic successes?

South Carolina court orders Johnson & Johnson to pay $136 million in Risperdal case

Tobacco companies to settle smoking lawsuits for $100 million

Two patients sickened by superbug in Los Angeles sue device maker

United Airlines warns pilots after four safety incidents

U.S. refinery strike continues with no steps toward settlement

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Slumping Indiana loses to Northwestern

Hornets end skid, beat Rose-less Bulls

Blackhawks top scorer Kane out 12 weeks after surgery

10 Promising NBA Careers Derailed By Injuries

Florida State freshman erupts for 30 points in less than five minutes

Broncos, Manning discussing revised deal

Detroit Lions release RB Reggie Bush

Sager cleared for return after leukemia battle

Report: Hamilton confesses to drug relapse

Timberwolves re-introduce Kevin Garnett

Mavs suspend Rajon Rondo for one game

Ravens cut playoff hero Jacoby Jones

L.A. approves stadium backed by Rams owner

Larry Sanders explains his exit from NBA

See Bold Alternate Helmet Designs For All 32 NFL Teams

Former Louisville guard Chris Jones charged with rape, sodomy

Red Sox Notebook: David Ortiz no friend of A-Rod

aaTwo and a Half Men‘Two and a Half Men’ co-creator explains his surprising finale ending


Smith and Sheeran win, Kanye stirs it up at UK’s Brit Awards

Kim Kardashian Thankful to Be “Safe” After Minor Car Accident With North West

Report: Bobbi Kristina Brown used drugs before being found in tub

Bill O’Reilly’s Talking Points Memo 2/20/15: A Response To Mother Jones

Oscars TV ratings slump, critics slam Harris

Actresses should stick to talking about dresses if they want to avoid vilification

Lady Gaga to Appear in Fifth Season of FX’s American Horror Story

Rancic apologizes for ‘weed’ jab at Zendaya’s dreadlocks

Ex-contestant Mirjana Puhar’s killing shocks ‘America’s Next Top Model’ world

Misc. News

Unexploded bomb shuts down Dortmund stadium

Shares of South Korean contraceptive makers surge after court scraps adultery ban

Driver near Seattle blames owl-watching for car crash

Refracted rays from Nutella jar blamed for UK house fire

Labrador retriever reigns as top dog in US

Hungary Village for RentHungarian village for rent, comes with deputy mayor’s post

South Bend, Indiana; Wednesday; February 25, 2015

February 25, 2015


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Today’s High 22 Low 11 Partly cloudy.

More cold temperatures and wintry mix expected across the US Wednesday

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aaEddie Ray RouthKiller of ‘American Sniper’ Sentenced to Life in Prison

U.S. News

President Obama To Hold Immigration Town Hall At FIU

Apple’s patent fine and Abercrombie’s Supreme Court case — 5 things to know

State Dept. Official Charged With Soliciting Minor

Senior admiral reiterates U.S. Navy commitment to F-35 warplane

U.S. to allow work permits for spouses of some foreign high-tech workers

Let?s Just Kill ?Homeland Security?

Federal investigators say truck involved in California train crash wasn’t stuck on

Crossing at scene of California rail crash was known rail hazard

Gov. Scott Walker: ‘I don’t know’ whether Obama is a Christian

Jeb Bush rocked by wife’s $90000 jewellery habit

Giuliani slights Obama but yearns for a love like Netanyahu’s

Scott Walker shows early strength among Republicans in new Iowa poll

Antonio Villaraigosa Will Not Run for Barbara Boxer’s Senate Seat

Hillary Clinton: ‘Our Economy Still Seems To Be Operating Like Its 1955′

5 things to know about Christie’s pension report

For Asian Americans, a changing landscape on college admissions

Police Knew Las Vegas Mom Slay Suspect Was High During Questioning

Authorities say body in car pulled from Florida lake is missing woman Apryl Foster

Man accused of luring teen via Facebook not a killer: atty

Tanker truck with 8K gallons of fuel crashes, catches fire

Rahm Emanuel, Chicago mayor, to face runoff against county commissioner

Chicago police reportedly operate a secret interrogation site.

Dramatic Police Dash Cam Video Captures Explosion That Literally

Legal marijuana: how Alaska’s new measure compares with other states’ laws (+

4 Wesleyan students arrested in Molly drug hospitalizations

U.S. won’t file charges against George Zimmerman in Trayvon Martin death

Atty: Trayvon Martin’s parents ‘heartbroken’

Wisconsin Senate to consider right-to-work legislation

Missouri man charged with murdering four in mobile home

Fireball seen in night sky in U.S. West was likely Chinese rocket

Oregon police seize Native American relics headed for black market

Defense asks jurors to spare Jodi Arias’ life in closing arguments

U.S. rights group urges federal probe into Mexican farmworker’s slaying

Snowbound campers rescued by helicopter from Grand Canyon

Man who confessed to Etan Patz murder was prompted, detective testifies

Republicans propose declaring Idaho a ‘Christian state’

Colorado man, 87, arrested in slaying of fellow nursing home resident

Oklahoma House committee advances ‘conversion therapy’ bill

New York City to have $1.6 billion budget surplus: comptroller

Seven utility workers injured in New Jersey house explosion

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Terry Gill, 75, Australian actor (“Crocodile” Dundee, Prisoner, The Flying Doctors), lung cancer.

Donald Keough, 88, American businessman, President of The Coca-Cola Company (1981–1993).

Dori J. Maynard, 56, American journalist.

aaAssyruian Christians kidnappedISIS holding 150 Christians, will release video Wednesday

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IS Abductions: Fate of kidnapped Christians unclear amidst continuing clashes

Drones Seen Over Paris Landmarks for 2nd Night: French Officials

Head of Arab Gulf council visits Yemeni president, signaling support in conflict

Yemen ex-president amassed up to $60bn, colluded with rebels -UN experts

Missing UK girls believed to be in Syria

Report: Arab ambassadors reject Netanyahu invitation to attend Congress speech

West Bank mosque torched by settlers, Palestinians say

China calls for confidence over Iran nuclear issue

Eight of 10 Countries Ill-Treat and Torture Citizens: Amnesty

Ukraine celebrates first day with no troops killed under truce

Emergency official: At least 108 people feared killed in Afghan avalanches amid

UN: Afghanistan Makes ‘Some Progress’ in Preventing Torture

South African Security Riven by Breaches, Leaked Report Alleges

Court orders arrest of Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia

Jamaica (yes, Jamaica) finally decriminalizes marijuana

Police officer held for teenager’s death in Venezuela protest

aaBuddha statue actually mummified monk1000-year-old Buddha statue is actually a mummified monk


Amazon’s Rainforests Depend On Sahara Desert For Nutrients: Study

Study Reveals How The Length of the Eyelashes Protects the Eyes

Space selfie taken by Buzz Aldrin among hundreds of Nasa mission photos for


Anorexia recovery photos go viral on Reddit

New study claims gerbils, not rats, responsible for bringing plague to Europe

WHO ‘taken aback’ by measles outbreaks

New HIV drug given to healthy gay men ‘cut infection by 86%’

Wesleyan University President: 12 Receive Medical Treatment After Taking Molly


How Scientists Plan to Spark Future Battery Breakthroughs

Review: Fitbit Surge, an iPhone-connected health & fitness tracker

Encryption hack downplayed by SIM card maker Gemalto

Net Neutrality Bill Proposed

Apple Told by Jury to Pay $532.9 Million in Patent Trial

U.S. offers highest-ever reward for Russian hacker

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Southwest briefly grounds 128 Boeing 737s for inspections

President Obama vetoes Keystone Pipeline bill

Lowe’s tops quarterly estimates, shares rise

Ruble Advances From One-Week Low on Taxes as Russia Sells Bonds

Union chief says U.S. refinery strike could spread

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Notre Dame Drops 65-60 Decision to Syracuse

Blackhawks star Kane injured in SO win

Bulls’ Rose to undergo surgery for knee injury

Cubs hire Manny, Youkilis as consultants

Cubs establish new mental skills program

Pipeline Perspectives: Cubs boast top collection of prospects

Report: Yankees upset with A-Rod again

Woj: Sixers claim Robinson off waivers

Player cut from team after insulting Pacquiao

NC State nabs marquee win vs. No. 15 UNC

Sources: Bills eyeing QB Bradford

Nash hilariously takes down Twitter troll

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U.S. Marine who vanished in Iraq found guilty of desertion

U.S. names first-ever LGBT human rights envoy

Thief snatches cookie sale cash box from 10-year-old California Girl Scout

Bank manager pleads guilty to stealing $1.4 million from customers, including ex

Hillary Clinton’s grandmother gambit

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Texas trial for ‘American Sniper’ halted due to ice storm

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Lawyer: Suspect in Las Vegas shooting feared for his life

U.S. jury blames Palestinian groups for attacks

Ex-College of DuPage radio engineer charged with felony theft

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2 aldermen appointed by Emanuel face challenges at ballot box

Ex-White Plains cop shot daughters while they slept: police

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More witnesses to take stand as Maine social media murder, kidnapping trial

Tanker Truck in Fiery NJ Crash May Not Have Been Authorized to Carry Gasoline

Man granted immunity in Holly Bobo case commits suicide

Amber Alert Issued For 3-Year-Old Delaware Girl Taken By Father

Aurora police investigate after man apparently stabbed to death

Silicon Valley gender discrimination case heads to trial

Man arrested for torturing animals found on Craigslist

Homeless man out of jail after being slapped by officer

Christie to propose new pension, benefit cuts in budget

American Airlines jet slips off taxiway at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport

Wisconsin lawmakers to hold right-to-work hearing as unions rally

Connecticut credit union manager found wearing suspected bomb vest

No charges for Los Angeles officers who shot unarmed man after chase

Three students shot and wounded on campus of Florida university

Texas court halts man’s execution after petition challenges trial evidence

High cost, slow pace of Guantanamo proceedings become issue at hearing

Arkansas enacts law that opponents say targets gays

Mexican farmworker’s rights violated in Washington state shooting, lawyer says

Preliminary report released on deadly New York train, SUV crash

Convicted killer Jodi Arias decides not to address jury

California lawmakers seek to increase penalties for possessing date-rape drugs

Oregon police probing leaks of embattled ex-governor’s emails

Suspected explosives prompted Connecticut security incident: police

Housekeepers testify they found guns at ex-NFL star Hernandez’s home

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Kiev says cannot withdraw heavy weapons as attacks persist

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IS jihadists kidnap 90 Christians in Syria: monitor

Missing Korean teen at IS training camp: intelligence

New Zealand to send 143 military advisers to Iraq

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Israel PM hails US verdict over Palestinian attacks

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Egyptian Court Clears Mubarak-Era Officials of Corruption

Seven killed in Egyptian air strikes on Libya

Maldives blasts foreign concern over arrest of ex-president

Gunmen abduct 30 Shiite Muslim Hazaras in Afghanistan

Nigeria bus bomb kills Potiskum passengers

Indonesia Court Rejects Appeal by Australians on Death Row

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Debt-strapped Greece submits list of reform measures

Brussels signs off on Greek reform plan

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#4 Irish Pull Away to Defeat #8/7 Louisville

Snell powers Chicago Bulls past Milwaukee Bucks

Blackhawks searching for answers heading into stretch run

Report: Yankees unhappy with Alex Rodriguez reporting early

K-State rallies late to topple No. 8 Kansas

Report: Orioles, Cabrera agree to one-year deal

Maids: We saw guns in Hernandez’s home

MLB commish: Shorter season a possibility

Banned Cards G threatened to smack woman

Moncada agrees to $31.5M deal with Red Sox

Panthers cut veteran RB DeAngelo Williams

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FIFA want winter World Cup in 2022; propose November/December tournament

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