Friday, Jan 15, 2016

'Grizzly Adams' star Dan Haggerty dies at 74

From usatoday.com | Archived Version

Dan Haggerty, who starred in the 1970s TV series about a rugged and shaggy character living in the wilderness with his grizzly bear pal, has died.

1 Man Brain Dead, 5 Others Hospitalized in French Drug Trial

From nytimes.com | Archived Version

PARIS - One man was brain dead and three others faced possible permanent brain damage after volunteering to take part in a drug trial for a painkiller based on a natural brain compound similar to the active ingredient in marijuana, French authorities ...

12 Marines missing off Hawaii after aircraft collide; crews search wreck site

From cnn.com | Archived Version

(CNN) Crews searched Friday for 12 Marines missing at sea after two CH-53 helicopters apparently collided during an overnight training flight off the coast of the Hawaiian island of Oahu, authorities said.

24 Is Returning Without Kiefer Sutherland—Get the Scoop on Who's Saving the Day

From eonline.com | Archived Version

24 is back (again!), but without Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) Who will save the day? According to Fox the new 24: Legacy pilot will feature an all-new cast of characters "and retain the real-time, pulse-pounding, fast-paced format with split screens ...

7 Lottery Jackpot Winners Who Lost Big

From abcnews.go.com | Archived Version

There are millions - and, in this most recent case, more than a billion -- reasons for people to play lotteries, but some of the biggest winners have lost it all, including their lives.

Adam Jones, Joey Porter fined by NFL

From nfl.com | Archived Version

Bengals corner Adam Jones was fined $28,940 for unsportsmanlike conduct, a league spokesmen told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. Jones made contact with an official, which caused the second of two personal foul penalties to be called at the end of the ...

Apple runs two betas simultaneously of iOS and OS X

From computerworld.com | Archived Version

Apple this week took the unusual step of simultaneously providing developers and the general public with previews of two different editions of both iOS and OS X. On Monday, Apple seeded developers with the first betas of iOS 9.3 and OS X 10.11.4, then ...

Army report: Shipments of live anthrax spores resulted from 'serious breaches'

From csmonitor.com | Archived Version

The Army released a heavily redacted report on Friday that examined serious lapses at Dugway Proving Ground in Utah. Going forward, Army officials are calling for more oversight.

Bearing Witness in a Besieged Syrian Town

From time.com | Archived Version

Pawel Krzysiek—ICRC ICRC Head of Delegation Marianne Gasser speaks to residents of Madaya, a besieged town in Syria, as they gather around an aid convoy, Jan. 11, 2016.

Company to recall, redesign medical scope linked to 'superbug' outbreaks

From washingtonpost.com | Archived Version

Olympus Corp., whose specialized medical scopes are among those linked to a series of deadly "superbug" outbreaks around the country, said Friday that it will voluntarily recall and redesign the devices in an effort to prevent future infections.

Could this be the second largest black hole in the Milky Way?

From foxnews.com | Archived Version

There seems to be a massive black hole lurking in the Milky Way. Using the Nobeyama 45-meter radio telescope, a team of astronomers led by Tomoharu Oka, a professor at Keio University in Japan, came to that conclusion after first spotting an enigmatic ...

Céline Dion Shares Touching Funeral Plans for Husband René Angélil; Mariah ...

From eonline.com | Archived Version

Céline Dion is ensuring that all of her devoted fans know just how much her late husband, René Angélil, meant to her. "He will be remembered as a gentle man, generous and kind, an unprecedented visionary, a modern Pygmalion, a Renaissance man," read ...

Dems Split Between Dreamers and Doers in Clinton v. Sanders Race

From nbcnews.com | Archived Version

The Democratic primary is a race between the dreamers and the doers. One of the biggest divides that has emerged during the contest between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton is a split between the idealistic voices in the party, who view Sanders as a ...

El Chapo Recaptured: Not Exactly "Mission Accomplished"

From huffingtonpost.com | Archived Version

Mexican President, Enrique Peña Nieto took a victory lap last week, hours after Mexican authorities re-captured fugitive drug-industry executive, El Chapo Guzmán.

Even against wounded Steelers, Broncos seeking better defensive effort

From usatoday.com | Archived Version

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - A near compulsive drive for perfection helped Chris Harris progress from undrafted rookie into a two-time Pro Bowl cornerback.

Fossilized 'titanosaurs' unveiled at American Museum of Natural History

From timesunion.com | Archived Version

The Titanosaur, the largest dinosaur ever displayed at the American Museum of Natural History, is unveiled at a news conference January 14, 2016 in New York.

Four matchups that will define Chiefs-Patriots, Packers-Cardinals

From usatoday.com | Archived Version

Kansas City Chiefs at New England Patriots. Chiefs RB Spencer Ware vs. Patriots' front seven. With the passing game running thin on options, the Chiefs might have to turn to an unheralded but emerging threat in Ware.

Gatekeeper flaw remains exploitable four months after its discovery

From macworld.com | Archived Version

Other iterations of the flaw discovered in September in OS X's code-signing application checker remain in play. gatekeeper. Comments.

Gingerly, Donald Trump Tries Out Some Campaign Conventions

From nytimes.com | Archived Version

In Manchester, N.H., on Monday, after a traditional town hall-style event, the candidate who prefers dashing home from speeches on his private jet stopped by the Red Arrow Diner and ordered a cheeseburger plate piled high with French fries.

Google Is Finally Rolling Out App Promo Codes In The Play Store

From androidpolice.com | Archived Version

For years, many of us have been bemoaning the lack of Play Store promo codes for Android apps. On the other side of the fence, iOS has had this feature forever.

Heroin addiction rare among painkiller abusers

From upi.com | Archived Version

Most people who use painkillers nonmedically do not progress to heroin, though the risk is significant for a small subgroup of prescription opioid abusers.

In Jakarta attack, plans meet militants' limitations

From reuters.com | Archived Version

JAKARTA This week's militant attack in the heart of Indonesia's capital at first appeared to bear the hallmarks of recent spectacular strikes by Islamic State: a meticulously planned, multi-stage assault designed to sow confusion and take many lives ...

Michigan Governor Asks for Federal Disaster Declaration Over Flint Water Crisis

From abcnews.go.com | Archived Version

The fallout from the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, continues as Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder asked for increased federal help to combat lead contamination in the municipal water supply and Michigan's attorney general announced today he would launch an ...

Oil plunges below $29 on prospects of more Iran crude, China worries

From reuters.com | Archived Version

NEW YORK Oil prices crashed 6 percent on Friday to close below $30 a barrel for the first time in 12 years, resuming this year's breathtaking rout as Chinese stock markets fell further and traders braced for an imminent rise in Iran's exports.

Rahm Emanuel gets warm reception, few protests at MLK event

From chicago.suntimes.com | Archived Version

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Treasurer Kurt Summers and Rev B Herbert Martin at the City of Chicago annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast at the McCormick Hyatt, 2223 S King Dr.

Relax, you can still eat potatoes while preparing to conceive

From mashable.com | Archived Version

If you thinking about becoming pregnant, you might want to balance out your baked potato with a side of lentils. That said, there's no reason to banish potatoes from your life altogether.

Russia says West 'politicizing' humanitarian crisis in Syria

From foxnews.com | Archived Version

UNITED NATIONS - Russia is accusing three Western powers of politicizing the humanitarian crisis in Syria and warns the tactic risks derailing upcoming peace talks.

Scientists stunned by brightest-ever supernova

From foxnews.com | Archived Version

Scientists may have spotted the most powerful supernova ever seen, some 3.8 billion light years away in deep space. Named ASASSN-15lh, it looks like a huge ball of hot gas and is radiating the energy of hundreds of billions of Suns.

So, What Will Win Best Picture?

From huffingtonpost.com | Archived Version

The Oscar nominations are in, which means there's no time to waste in predicting who will take home little gold men at next month's awards.

Spacewalk aborted after water leaks into astronaut's helmet

From washingtonpost.com | Archived Version

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Two astronauts aborted their spacewalk Friday and hurried back into the International Space Station after water leaked into one of the men's helmets in a scary repeat of a near-drowning 2½ years ago.

Suspected Islamist gunmen take hostages in attack on Burkina Faso hotel

From reuters.com | Archived Version

OUAGADOUGOU Security forces in Burkina Faso battled suspected Islamist fighters late on Friday who were holding hostages at a hotel used by foreigners in the capital, Ouagadougou, gendarmes and witnesses said.

The Atlantic Daily: Obama vs. Coal, Sierra Leone vs. Ebola, Madaya vs. Starvation

From theatlantic.com | Archived Version

This article is part of a feature we also send out via email as The Atlantic Daily, a newsletter with stories, ideas, and images from The Atlantic, written specially for subscribers.

The wonderful, unexpected return of the luxury coupe

From theverge.com | Archived Version

If you want to win the hearts of cynical car journalists at an auto show, dazzle them with the unveiling of an unexpected luxury coupe concept.

Trade to Habs likely will cost John Scott his spot in NHL All-Star Game

From cbssports.com | Archived Version

John Scott (left) is unlikely to make it to the All-Star Game after all. (USATSI). There's one thing that John Scott did for the NHL All-Star Game that even a dramatic format change could not.

U.S. Stocks Extend Worst Start on Record With Weekly Tumble

From bloomberg.com | Archived Version

Ten days into 2016 and the Standard & Poor's 500 Index has dropped 8 percent, careening lower for a third straight week to reach the lowest close since August.

US judge rejects bid for new trial for Boston Marathon bomber

From reuters.com | Archived Version

BOSTON A U.S. judge rejected on Friday a request for a new trial for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, saying the issues his attorneys raised had been resolved prior to his trial last year.

United CEO Goes Home After Heart Transplant

From wsj.com | Archived Version

Nine days after a surprise heart-transplant operation, Oscar Munoz, United Continental Holdings Inc. UAL -4.52 % 's chief executive, on Friday said that his recovery is proceeding well and he was leaving the hospital to go to his Chicago home.

Walmart to close nearly 269 stores worldwide, including its only Oakland branch

From sfgate.com | Archived Version

Walmart will close 269 stores by the end of the month, with the Oakland location among those on the international list, company officials announced Friday.