• Source: Kelce fined for comments about ref

    1:29 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce has been fined a total of $21,615 for his actions during and after...
  • Full Text of Trump’s Inaugural Speech

    Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans and people of the world, thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild...
  • At least 20 killed in Pakistan market bombing

    Jan. 21 (UPI) — At least 20 people were killed and 50 others were injured after a bomb exploded at a busy vegetable market in Pakistan on Saturday. Officials said the death toll was expected...
  • Man suspected in death of officer, woman dies

    NEW ORLEANS –  The man authorities say shot and killed a woman he’d been romantically involved with and a police officer who had tried to help her has died, hours after shooting himself in the...
  • Defeated Gambia President Yahya Jammeh steps down

    Jan. 21 (UPI) — Defeated Gambian President Yahya Jammeh announced he has agreed to step down two days after new President Adama Barrow was sworn in. Following tense negotiations and the threat of military intervention...
  • Hundreds of thousands of women protest against Trump

    WASHINGTON –  Wearing pink, pointy-eared “pussyhats” to mock the new president, hundreds of thousands of women massed in the nation’s capital and cities around the globe Saturday to send Donald Trump an emphatic message that...

Headline News

  • Man suspected in death of officer, woman dies


    NEW ORLEANS –  The man authorities say shot and killed a woman he’d been romantically involved with and a police officer who had tried to help her has died, hours after shooting himself in the chest during a standoff with authorities on a New Orleans bridge. Col. John Fortunato, a spokesman for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, said Sylvester Holt, 32, was pronounced dead at 11:14 p.m. Friday at University Hospital. Authorities said Holt shot himself in the chest Friday evening after threatening for hours to jump off a bridge spanning the Mississippi River. Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said during talks with authorities on the bridge Holt admitted shooting Westwego Police Officer Michael Louviere, 26, and Simone Veal, 32, the woman Holt had been romantically involved with. Normand said Holt had recently found out she was pregnant with her new boyfriend. The incident began Friday morning when Holt went to Veal’s house; an altercation …

    January 21, 2017 12:39 pm
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Politics

  • Full Text of Trump’s Inaugural Speech


    Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans and people of the world, thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of our people. Together, we will determine the course of America and the world for many, many years to come. We will face challenges, we will confront hardships, but we will get the job done. Every four years, we gather on these steps to carry out the orderly and peaceful transfer of power, and we are grateful to President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for their gracious aid throughout this transition. They have been magnificent. Thank you. Today’s ceremony, however, has very special meaning because today, we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another or from one party to another, but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C. …

    January 21, 2017 12:56 pm
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Stocks

  • Toyota, GM and BMW warn against Brexit


    Some of the world’s leading car makers have come out in support of Britain remaining in the European Union. Jaguar Land Rover, Toyota (TM), BMW (BAMXY) and Vauxhall — owned by GM (GM) — said a vote to leave the EU (the so-called Brexit) could damage the U.K.’s booming car industry. The industry depends on exports. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said 80% of vehicles made in the U.K. are exported, with more than half of those sold to the rest of the EU. Dropping out of the EU single market — the biggest in the world — could damage those exports, the society said. The automotive industry supports 800,000 jobs across the U.K. and car manufacturing contributes £15.5 billion ($22.6 billion) annually to the U.K. economy, according to the SMMT. And the industry has just had a bumper year in 2015, producing the highest number of cars since 2005. Demand from China …

    June 20, 2016 5:40 am
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Sports

  • Source: Kelce fined for comments about ref


    1:29 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce has been fined a total of $21,615 for his actions during and after last week’s 18-16 playoff loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, a source confirmed to ESPN. Kelce was fined $12,500 for his postgame comments about referee Carl Cheffers, who penalized Chiefs tackle Eric Fisher for holding on an otherwise successful two-point conversion that would have allowed Kansas City to tie the game with less than three minutes left to play. The Chiefs failed to score on their two-point conversion attempt after the penalty. “Ref No. 51 [Cheffers] shouldn’t even be able to wear a zebra jersey ever again,” Kelce said after the game. “He shouldn’t even be able to work at f—ing Foot Locker. “For it to end like that, with the referee literally taking it out of our hands, that hurts,” …

    January 21, 2017 12:56 pm
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World News

  • At least 20 killed in Pakistan market bombing


    Jan. 21 (UPI) — At least 20 people were killed and 50 others were injured after a bomb exploded at a busy vegetable market in Pakistan on Saturday. Officials said the death toll was expected to rise after a homemade bomb was reportedly placed inside a pile of tomatoes before being detonated at the crowded vegetable market in the northwestern city of Parachinar on the border near Afghanistan, Pakistan Today reported. “We received 21 bodies of the local tribal people killed in the blast,” member of the National Assembly Sajid Hussain Turi said. Turi added that there would be a mass funeral and demonstration for those who died in the attack. The injured were transferred to Agency Headquarters Hospital Parachinar where at least 10 patients are in critical condition. A faction of the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the blast stating they sought to “to avenge the killing of our associates,” according to the BBC. …

    January 21, 2017 12:41 pm
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Technology

  • Minecraft paedophile Adam Isaac groomed boys online


    Image copyright PA A man who groomed young boys through the online game Minecraft has been jailed for two years and eight months. Adam Isaac, 23, from Merthyr Tydfil, previously admitted eight sexual offences against children. Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court heard he targeted two boys, aged 12 and 14, and asked them to send intimate photos of themselves. Judge Richard Twomlow QC said: “This predatory behaviour is a worry and a concern to parents.” Isaac admitted causing or inciting child prostitution or pornography, performing sexual acts in the presence of a child, encouraging a child to engage in a sexual activity and the possession of indecent photos of a child. He committed sexual acts himself while on video calls with the boys and also possessed indecent images of an unidentified third boy. Minecraft: Grooming dangers for children gaming online In a statement to the court, the family of one of the victims said: “We never …

    January 21, 2017 8:35 am
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Science

  • Former Lawrence Livermore physicist begins jail term


    Behind bars: fraudulent physicist begins 18 month jail sentence A former Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory physicist has been sentenced by a court in California to 18 months in prison for submitting false data and reports with the “purpose of defrauding a government agency”. Sean Darin Kinion, 44, who earned his physics PhD from the University of California, Davis, pleaded guilty in June to mail fraud and acknowledged that he was involved in “a scheme to defraud the government out of money intended to fund research”. In addition to his prison term, which will begin on 26 January, Kinion will have to pay $3,317,893 in compensation to the US government. He will also undergo supervision for three years following his release from prison. According to Lawrence Livermore spokesperson Lynda Seaver, the lab began to see “red flags” in Kinion’s work in late summer 2012 and, after initially putting him on leave, lab administrators sacked the physicist in …

    January 21, 2017 12:12 am
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Health

  • Almost 2 Million U.S. Kids Get Concussions a Year: Study


    MONDAY, June 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Close to 2 million U.S. children and teens may suffer concussions annually, say researchers who add that the prevalence of head injuries among American youth has been underestimated for years. Using data from hospitals, doctor visits and athletic trainers, the investigators estimated between 1 million and 1.9 million concussions occur annually among kids aged 18 and younger due to sports and recreation injuries. But more than half a million of these head injuries aren’t seen in emergency rooms or by physicians, which is why official tallies are usually too low, they noted. “There is a lot of uncertainty in how many concussions from sports and recreation occur each year because many concussions are not reported,” explained lead researcher Dr. Mersine Bryan, a pediatrician at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital. “Better surveillance for concussions due to sports and recreational activities is needed, so we can understand …

    June 20, 2016 10:01 am
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Entertainment

  • Barron Trump plays peek-a-boo with tiny nephew while Donald Trump signs papers


    Barron Trump entertained his tiny nephew while his dad, U.S. President Donald Trump, signed documents in the President’s Room at the U.S. Capitol building Friday. The entire family, including Trump’s young grandchildren, stood by as the commander-in-chief got to work in front of photographers and television camera-people, following Trump’s official swearing-in ceremony and celebratory parade. Barron, 10, was seen behind his seated father, playing peek-a-boo with his half-sister Ivanka’s 9-month-old son, Theodore, Us Weekly said. CNN video of the interaction also captured Barron giving a “High 5” to the baby as Ivanka and first lady Melania Trump, Barron’s mother, look on and smile. The clip has gotten nearly 7 million views on Facebook in less than 24 hours. Melania and Barron plan to stay at their home in New York City until the end of the school year and are expected to move into the White House with the president in June.

    January 21, 2017 1:16 pm
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Editorial

  • Three things every Christian owes President Trump


    The Obama era will come to an end on the morning of Friday, January 20th as Donald J. Trump is inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States of America. Christians in America are divided between those who embrace Trump, those who oppose him, and those who take a “wait-and-see” mentality. Regardless of which category a Christian falls into, here are three things each of us owes President Trump: 1. We owe him the benefit of the doubt. We owe President Trump the benefit of the doubt. For Christians who supported his candidacy, this imperative can be taken for granted. But for others of us who did not support his candidacy, this imperative is a necessary reminder. During the election cycle, we opposed Mr. Trump’s nomination and candidacy for a variety of reasons, including reservations about his ideological framework, policy stances, temperament, and rhetoric. Yet Mr. Trump was victorious, and after his inauguration, our …

    January 21, 2017 12:36 pm
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Odd News

  • Kitten nicknamed ‘Elsa’ rescued, found frozen to blanket


    Jan. 20 (UPI) — A kitten was dropped off at a Humane Society in Utah after being found frozen to a blanket. The Humane Society of Utah shared photos of the kitten they named Elsa and used the opportunity to remind residents in the state to keep their pets inside during the cold weather. “With a Winter Storm Warning in effect throughout most of northern Utah, we wanted to remind everyone to bring their pets inside or provide them adequate shelter,” the Humane Society said. “This kitten was brought to the HSU last night by a good Samaritan who found her frozen to a blanket.” Director of Marketing and Communications for Humane Society of Utah told WQAD Elsa arrived at the shelter in poor shape and staff was unsure whether she would survive. “It was very skinny, it had gone without food for a while, frozen to the blanket,” Shepherd said. “It’s ears had a …

    January 20, 2017 8:31 pm
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