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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Cruz Surges, Trump a close second

Since Donald Trump and his helicopter descended on the Iowa State Fair back in August, the billionaire businessman has been the steady front-runner in Iowa, surviving attacks from fellow candidates, controversial proposals and a short-lived burst in two polls from Dr. Ben Carson.

Now, seven weeks away from the Iowa caucus, Trump is fending off his biggest threat yet from Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, the co-front-runner in……

Oddball News


Tennis star Serena Williams has been spotted getting a cab to the finishing line of her own 5k run, which was raising funds for her charity foundation.

Williams was seen stopping near the 2km mark of the Serena Williams Live Ultimate Run South Beach 2015 event in Miami where she jumped into taxi. The car then sped to the……


Stress increases Alzheimer’s risk in older people, so drink up

High levels of stress in older people contributes to Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study. But don’t let the news stress you out – separate research suggests two to three drinks a day can lower the risk of death from the disease.

A study by researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and the Montefiore Health System followed 507 people enrolled in the Einstein Aging Study, a group of adults aged 70 or older who live


Mars Curiosity Rover Reaches Martian Sand Dunes

NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover has finally reached some interesting sand dunes on the Red Planet. It has now begun an up-close investigation of the sand dunes, which reach up to two stories tall.

Since August 2012, the rover has been working on Mars, trekking across the Red Planet and sending data back to scientists on Earth. It reached the base of……


Jordan Spieth does ‘Happy Gilmore’ drive

Jordan Spieth isn’t done playing golf for the year. Not yet. Spieth played Augusta with his dad and agent this past week and over the weekend participated in the 70th Grapefruit Pro-Am in Florida with his buddy (singer) Jake Owen.

Spieth wooed the crowds with birdie after birdie and even gave them a Happy Gilmore special to start the day. He sprayed it into……


Watchdog group calls for probe of Hillary’s relationship with firm tied to son-in-law

A conservative watchdog group will call for a federal investigation Monday into Hillary Clinton’s actions toward a deep-sea mining company tied to her son-in-law, according to a published report.

According to Time magazine, the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT), plans to file a complaint with the U.S. Office of Government Ethics alleging that Clinton gave……


Seaplane lost in Pearl Harbor attack seen again

Archaeologists from NOAA and the University of Hawaii have released incredible images of a U.S. Navy plane sunk during the opening minutes of the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7 1941.

Just minutes before the attack on Pearl Harbor, aircraft from the Japanese Imperial Navy bombed the nearby U.S. Naval Air Station on the east coast of Oahu, NOAA explained in a……


FBI San Bernardino; An Act of Terrorism

The FBI has acknowledged that it is investigating the massacre of 14 people at a San Bernardino social services facility as an act of terrorism.

The development came three days after the attack, carried out by a husband and wife team who lived nearby. On Friday, Fox New confirmed that the wife, Tashfeen Malik, had pledged her allegiance……


6.1 million connected devices have a serious security flaw

There are always going to be security flaws in our electronics. No programmer can think of every type of attack, and hackers are devious at finding new angles. However, you would hope that once a flaw turned up it would at least be fixed, but that’s not always the case.

Trend Micro is bringing back to light a flaw that’s been known since ……


Scott Weiland found dead

Rock star Scott Weiland, best known for fronting the 1990s band Stone Temple Pilots, was found dead Thursday night in Bloomington, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office, as well as a statement on his Instagram and Facebook accounts.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner confirmed Weiland’s death Friday, saying the 48-year-old died just before


Samsung, Apple patent dispute heads for retrial

A patent dispute between Apple and Samsung Electronics in a California court is headed for a retrial next year, after an appeals court vacated and sent back to the lower court for further proceedings a part of the damages award by a jury.

The retrial with eight jurors is now scheduled for March or April next year, Judge Lucy H. Koh of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Jose division proposed…….


Egyptian nightclub firebombed

Two men who were denied entry to a nightclub later returned with others and firebombed it early Friday, setting off a blaze that killed all 16 people who were trapped inside by the smoke and flames, authorities said.

Terrorism was quickly ruled out as the cause of the attack at the El Sayad restaurant and club in Cairo’s Agouza district. Egypt has been battling……


FBI takes over San Bernardino investigation

Federal authorities on Thursday took over the investigation into the deadliest U.S. mass shooting since the Sandy Hook massacre three years ago, as officials sought a motive behind the violent rampage here that killed 14 people and injured 17 others.

President Obama said Thursday that the FBI had taken over the investigation into the shootings.

“At this stage, we do not yet know……


Arlington School put in Lockdown

Arlington Public Schools was put on lockdown Wednesday morning after receiving a threat over the phone.

Washington County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Arlington High School around 8:30 a.m. after school staff reported……


Nebraska From Above

Short highlights of Skyworks aerial filming of Nebraska. You can see more about our experiences on this shoot as well as the route we flew at http://www.skyworkshd.com/above-nebraska We filmed some 35 hours of HD video of Nebraska from the air – although sometimes we were only a couple of feet off the ground. Share This:


Kroger’s Profit Beats Expectations

Kroger Co (KR.N), the biggest U.S. supermarket operator by store count, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as the company cut costs and its comparable sales grew.

Shares of the company, which owns the Ralphs, Smith’s and Food 4 Less grocery chains, rose nearly 3 percent in premarket trading on Thursday.

Kroger also raised its full-year earnings forecast to……


A Mysterious Radio Wave Coil Passing through Space

In 2001, West Virginia Univ. undergraduate student David Narkevic was poring through stellar data collected by the Parkes radio dish in Australia. What Narkevic stumbled upon would leave astronomers scratching their heads for years following. A powerful radio burst, estimated at originating some……


Cambodia jails doctor

A court found that Yem Chrin, 56, had reused dirty needles when treating patients in the village of Roka in north-western Battambang province.

Yem Chrin’s charge had been reduced from……


San Bernardino suspects identified

Investigators grappled Thursday on two main fronts after the deadliest U.S. mass shooting since the Sandy Hook Elementary School bloodshed: Seeking clues on the motives and apparent commando-style planning by a couple who turned an office holiday party into a killing field with at least 14 dead.

“I don’t think they grabbed the guns and tactical gear on……


Desi Arnaz love for Lucille Ball

Hollywood stars Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz found love long before they starred in the classic TV series “I Love Lucy.”

According to People, the dynamic duo met in 1940, over a decade before the iconic show aired in 1951. Ball and Arnaz had spent much of their time apart in their marriage, due to……


Brandon Reilly tip

Nebraska wide receiver Brandon Reilly has spent the day responding to online critics after sharing a photo on Twitter of his decision not to leave a tip for a waiter he claimed disrespected his team.

The photo, which he has since removed, appeared to show……