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5 years ago, Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015

'Back to the Future': Catching up with the cast

From usatoday.com | Archived Version

Lea Thompson has run the gamut in her 30-year Hollywood career, from Dancing With the Stars to her own NBC sitcom, Caroline in the City.

10 Great Drake Dance Moments: From 'Hotline Bling' to 'HYFR'

From rollingstone.com | Archived Version

Drake is no lord of the dance - he'll never be remembered as a superhuman, MJ-style movement artist. But just as he crafts a compellingly imperfect persona in his music - tough when he needs to be but always vulnerable and just a little bit dorky ...

2016 guard Frankie Hughes commits to Louisville despite sex scandal

From espn.go.com | Archived Version

Just hours after Outside the Lines furthered the reporting in the Louisville Cardinals' basketball scandal, Rick Pitino received some good news: a commitment from 2016 guard Frankie Hughes.

3 Officers Whose Prisoner Escaped Called 'An Embarrassment'

From abcnews.go.com | Archived Version

Three police officers whose flubbed arrest allowed a handcuffed prisoner to run away on Tuesday, making him the fifth to escape from police since June, are "an embarrassment" to the nation's biggest police department, its commissioner said.

Amazon Is Hiring a Bonkers Number of Temps This Holiday

From wired.com | Archived Version

Amazon is hiring a bonkers number of temporary employees this holiday season, so that you can be absolutely sure the blender or coffee mug you're sending to your great-aunt gets there in time for Christmas.

American Cancer Society says women should start mammograms at 45

From usatoday.com | Archived Version

Six years ago, the American Cancer Society lashed out against a federal task force that suggested most women could wait to get a mammogram until age 50, instead of age 40, the age that other groups recommended to begin breast cancer screening.

An Overreaction to Food Allergies

From scientificamerican.com | Archived Version

Just a few years ago a 15-month-old girl—her stomach, arms and legs swollen and her hands and feet crusted in weeping, yellow scales—was rushed to the emergency room at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

Analysis: Blackhawks will go patchwork without Keith

From nhl.com | Archived Version

Losing defenseman Duncan Keith for an extended period of time does not mean the Chicago Blackhawks season is ruined, but it creates unique challenges.

Apple CEO Tim Cook says no to NSA accessing user data

From fortune.com | Archived Version

Apple CEO's and NSA Director Michael Rogers spar over privacy and national security. Although it's been more than two years since Edward Snowden exposed the National Security Agency's data snooping, U.S.

Biden's evolving position on the Osama bin Laden raid

From washingtonpost.com | Archived Version

Vice President Biden seemed to change his account on Tuesday of the role he played in the White House debate surrounding the 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

Bush: Trump 'dangerous' on national security

From cnn.com | Archived Version

Washington (CNN) Jeb Bush accused Donald Trump of possessing "dangerous views" about national security issues in a National Review op-ed published Tuesday.

Canada's new Liberal PM Trudeau wins broad mandate for change

From reuters.com | Archived Version

MONTREAL/OTTAWA Canada's Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau, who came from behind to trounce his Conservative rivals and snatch a majority mandate, now has to deliver on pledges from tackling climate change to boosting the economy and ...

Colts punter Pat McAfee: Griff Whalen did not practice botched fake punt

From espn.go.com | Archived Version

INDIANAPOLIS -- Colts receiver Griff Whalen was not supposed to be the center on the botched fake punt play that Indianapolis attempted Sunday in a loss to the Patriots, according to punter Pat McAfee.

Earth Bloomed Early: A Fermi Paradox Solution?

From news.discovery.com | Archived Version

Our place in the universe is a conundrum - life on Earth evolved to create a technologically-savvy race that is now looking for other technologically-savvy intelligences populating our galaxy.

Emotional Reunions for Korean Relatives Separated Since the War

From abcnews.go.com | Archived Version

North Korean resident Chae Hun-Sik, 88, meets his South Korean wife Lee Ok-Yeon, 87, during a dinner on the first day of the reunions of separated families at Mount Kumgang resort, Kangwon Province, North Korea, Oct. 20, 2015.

Forget websites, Facebook wants you to read the news in its app

From cnet.com | Archived Version

Facebook wants to be your mobile newsstand. The social network is rolling out the Instant Articles feature in its mobile app to more users, allowing them to scan headlines, dive into articles and watch news videos on their phones, the company said Tuesday.

Fright night flyby: Skyscraper-sized asteroid will pass Earth on Halloween

From foxnews.com | Archived Version

A skyscraper-sized asteroid will fly by Earth on Halloween, according to scientists, who say that the object was only discovered 10 days ago.

HTC One A9 first look: Radical design changes with a price $250 less than the ...

From zdnet.com | Archived Version

htc-one-lineup.jpg The leaked images of the new HTC One A9 were correct. This new phone looks and feels a lot like an iPhone 6. There are major differences across the board, including a much lower cost than the iPhone 6, but let's first address the ...

How Original Can The Force Awakens Be?

From theatlantic.com | Archived Version

On Monday the new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens dropped, and predictably, the Internet freaked out. There was a mad rush to buy tickets; wild fan theories emerged on just what might be up with the conspicuously absent Luke Skywalker; and ...

Lamar Odom 'more and more aware' after coming out of coma

From latimes.com | Archived Version

This Jan. 2, 2013, file photo shows the Los Angeles Clippers' Lamar Odom during an NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland.

London serial murder accused Stephen Port makes first court appearance

From wikinews_en

Madoff Ponzi Scheme Victims to Get Everything Back Up to $1 Million

From time.com | Archived Version

Seven years ago, investment manager Bernie Madoff was revealed to be running a huge, multi-billion-dollar Ponzi scheme, a fraud which pays investors illusory high returns using the cash raked in from new marks.

Mariners Manager Search: Latest News, Rumors, Speculation Surrounding Position

From bleacherreport.com | Archived Version

The Seattle Mariners once traded Jason Varitek away from the organization. In search of a new voice for its vacant managerial position, the club has apparently contacted Varitek about a potential return.

Millennials and extended families could qualify for easier mortgages

From chicagotribune.com | Archived Version

Two initiatives announced this week may make it easier for millennials and middle-income homebuyers, who typically have a hard time getting mortgages, to get the financing they need.

Missing Georgia Tech Student Jimmy Hubert Found Injured But Alive

From nbcnews.com | Archived Version

A Georgia Tech student missing since Friday was found Monday morning along railroad tracks in Atlanta, badly injured but alive, police said.

NASA to share Earth's daily selfies

From csmonitor.com | Archived Version

Multiple photos of earth's sunlit surface will be available each day on a NASA website launched Monday. By Lucy Schouten, Staff October 20, 2015.

Nearly 70 Homes Destroyed in Weeklong Central Texas Wildfire

From abcnews.go.com | Archived Version

Residents forced from their homes by a 7-square-mile Central Texas wildfire have been allowed to return to the evacuation zone - some to return to their homes, some to count their losses.

Ohio State football: Inside the numbers that helped JT Barrett win the ...

From cleveland.com | Archived Version

J.T. Barrett was named Ohio State's starting quarterback on Tuesday. (Thomas Ondrey/The Plain Dealer) (Thomas Ondrey, The Plain Dealer).

Palm Beach Gardens police schedule news conference to discuss officer shooting ...

From sun-sentinel.com | Archived Version

UPDATE: The Palm Beach Gardens Police Department has scheduled a press conference at 5:15 this afternoon to dicuss the police shooting Sunday that left a Boynton Beach man dead.

Second Twin Is Born Weeks After Identical Brother in Miraculous Delivery

From abcnews.go.com | Archived Version

Link and Logan Gorveatt may share the same DNA but the twins will have different birthdays after being born 18 days apart. Logan was born this week after his brother Link was delivered on Sept.

States could be sanctioned for public health failings: WHO boss

From reuters.com | Archived Version

GENEVA A U.N. panel is considering ways to hold governments to account for failing to stick to global health rules, World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan said on Tuesday.

Sunscreen Ingredient Toxic to Coral, Killing Off Reefs, Researchers Say

From nbcnews.com | Archived Version

ORLANDO, Fla. - A common ingredient found in sunscreen is toxic to coral and contributing to the decline of reefs around the world, according to new research published on Tuesday.

Taliban Kill Afghan Policemen as Fighting Intensifies in Northwest

From nytimes.com | Archived Version

KABUL, Afghanistan - Days after overrunning a major district in the northwestern Afghan province of Faryab, the Taliban killed at least 22 policemen and captured the district's security chief along with many of his men after they ran out of ammunition ...

The Latest: Queen toasts China's Xi at lavish state banquet

From washingtonpost.com | Archived Version

LONDON - The latest news of the first full day of Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit to Britain. All times local: 9:15 p.m.. Queen Elizabeth II has celebrated what she called the “global partnership” between Britain and China during a speech ...

The Tesla Double Standard

From seekingalpha.com | Archived Version

Consumer Reports has retracted its buy recommendation for the Tesla Model S over reliability issues. Tesla stock has nosedived since the news was released and is down close to 7% as I write this.

US and Russia Agree to Regulate All Flights Over Syria

From nytimes.com | Archived Version

MOSCOW - Russia and the United States signed an agreement on Tuesday that regulates all aircraft and drone flights over Syria, the defense departments of both countries announced.

Webb exits the Democratic presidential primary

From washingtonpost.com | Archived Version

Former Virginia senator Jim Webb announced Tuesday afternoon that he would no longer pursue the Democratic presidential nomination, saying that he will instead gauge support in the coming weeks for a possible White House bid as an independent ...

Yahoo signs ad pact with Google; earnings and revenue miss

From reuters.com | Archived Version

Yahoo Inc (YHOO.O) said on Tuesday it had signed a search advertising deal with Google Inc, providing a potential boost to Marissa Mayer's efforts to turn around the company, which also reported revenue and profit that fell short of market estimates.

Yum's China Breakup Still Leaves It With Problems at Home

From bloomberg.com | Archived Version

Now that Yum! Brands Inc. has announced plans to split off its Chinese division, management will get a chance to refocus on the fast-food giant's U.S.