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Global economy still limping along ? and you can blame the U.S.

Business News - 1 hour 19 min ago
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Wal-Mart to battle U.S. slump with new leader

Business News - 1 hour 21 min ago
Wal-Mart wants a new guy to help break out of its U.S. sales doldrums.

Chief Ebola doctor contracts the virus

Health - 1 hour 25 min ago
A doctor who has played a key role in fighting the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone is infected with the deadly disease.
Categories: Health

It's Seamless over Starbucks for business travelers

Business News - 1 hour 39 min ago
Turns out that snagging a Starbucks sandwich for a quick bite simply will not do -- at least if you're in New York.

Military required base on the moon?

CNN - 1 hour 44 min ago
The U.S. military races to the moon to build a base -- to beat the Russians to the punch. Maybe test a nuclear weapon on the surface. Consider a lunar-based bombing system to target earthbound foes. That was the plan in the 1960s, according to declassified national security documents released this week.
Categories: National News

2 dead, 20 hurt after tornado hits

CNN - 1 hour 45 min ago
Two people are dead and at least 20 were injured at a Virginia campground on Thursday after a possible tornado, Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller told CNN.
Categories: National News

Happy 45th birthday J-Lo!

CNN Entertainment - 2 hours 7 min ago
It's not her birthday suit, but Jennifer Lopez is showing that 45 is treating her pretty well.
Categories: Entertainment News

Lovington rodeo honored by nomination

Twisted Rodeo - 2 hours 24 min ago

LOVINGTON, N.M. – Over the years, the men and women who organize the annual Lea County Fair and Rodeo work tirelessly to make it one of the best events to hit southeastern New Mexico every summer.

Their work is being recognized at a national level.

In 2013, the members of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association nominated the rodeo as one of the top five large outdoor events in the country. With most of the PRCA membership being competing cowboys, it says something about the things being done every year.

Lea County Fair LogoThey’ll try to top that during this year’s event, set for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6-Saturday, Aug. 9, at Jake McClure Arena on the Lea County Fairgrounds in Lovington.

“When I found out we’d been nominated, it took my breath away,” said Corey Helton, chairman of the Lea County Fair Board. “It was such an honor considering who we were competing with, rodeos like Cheyenne (Wyo.) and Pendleton (Ore.) that have such a long history.

“To be nominated in that group is such an honor. I was proud to be part of the fair board.”

There are lots of reasons for that pride. In addition to the rodeo committee being nominated in 2013, Pete Carr was nominated as PRCA stock contractor of the year; Pete Carr Pro Rodeo produces the Lovington rodeo and has for a number of years.

“I think we have such a good relationship with Pete, and that makes a difference in our fair and rodeo,” said Greg Massey, chairman of the rodeo committee. “It was very special to me that we were nominated for rodeo of the year the same time Pete was nominated for stock contractor of the year.

“We’ve said for a long time that Pete Carr is one of the best contractors in rodeo, and now everybody in the PRCA agrees.”

Massey has been on the rodeo committee a number of years, and he’s seen the rodeo grow over the years. Now it’s a major part of the Wrangler Million Dollar Tour and hosts the Lea County Xtreme Bulls. Combined with one of the greatest expositions in the region, it is a major stop for ProRodeo’s biggest stars.

“I’m also on the rodeo committee, and we work hard,” Helton said. “We go to Las Vegas during the convention and go to the meetings so that we can do things to make our rodeo better and better every year. It takes a lot of work, and every person on the committee is dedicated to making it the best it can be.

“Being nominated is the biggest thing to happen to this fair and rodeo in a long time.”

Categories: Twisted Rodeo

Student expelled after marrying

CNN - 2 hours 31 min ago
An honor-roll student who was expelled from Southwestern Christian University in Oklahoma after she married another woman is now enrolled at a different university in the same state.
Categories: National News

Ukrainian PM, cabinet resign

CNN World - 2 hours 36 min ago
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and his Cabinet resigned Thursday, he told parliament. "I announce resignation after the collapse of the coalition and the blocking of government initiatives," he said.
Categories: International News

Missing Algerie flight prompts search

CNN World - 2 hours 47 min ago
An Air Algerie flight, with 116 people on board, has dropped off the radar, prompting a search for the missing plane.
Categories: International News

CNN freelance journalist kidnapped

CNN World - 2 hours 48 min ago
A CNN freelance journalist was abducted in Ukraine and detained by rebel forces. Ivan Watson reports.
Categories: International News

Botched? He took 2 hours to die

CNN - 2 hours 53 min ago
Joseph Wood "gasped and struggled to breathe" during his execution, his attorney says. Arizona, the state that executed him, says he was sedated and "snoring."
Categories: National News

'Weird Al' Yankovic hits No. 1 on the charts

CNN Entertainment - 3 hours 21 min ago
It's "Mandatory": "Weird Al" Yankovic is Number One with his album "Mandatory Fun."
Categories: Entertainment News

Winnsboro ready for local rodeo

Twisted Rodeo - 4 hours 4 min ago

WINNSBORO, La. – The sport of rodeo has a great history in this eastern Louisiana berg.

The tradition continues during the 57th annual Deep South PRCA Rodeo, set for 8 p.m. Thursday, July 31-Saturday, Aug. 2, at Deep South Rodeo Arena in Winnsboro.

“It is a very established rodeo that’s been around a long time,” said Andy Stewart, the rodeo’s announcer from nearby Collinston, La. “We saw a lot of great cowboys from that area over the years that come to that rodeo.

“It’s very community oriented. It’s a grassroots, downhome-type rodeo that has a great history.”

Andy Stewart

Andy Stewart

That history is mixed with a top-notch production from the crew at Pete Carr’s Classic Pro Rodeo, the livestock contractor for the event. Together, it makes for a phenomenal experience for contestants and fans.

“Pete brings some really good stock to our rodeo, and that’s really good for us,” said Skipper Stinson, a key member of the committee that produces the annual rodeo. “That helps make our rodeo better. The better the cowboys and the better the stock, the better the rodeo is going to be.”

That’s something folks in Winnsboro have come to expect.

“We get a lot of the circuit cowboys to come, and we get a lot of the great guys from our area,” said Stewart, who has been nominated five times as the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association announcer of the year. “The thing that Pete Carr and his crew provides at this rodeo is professionalism and production.

“This is a very small arena and a very small community, but we bring in a great production and great animals. It’s a great, professional show.”

It shows in the product. Last year, some of the top names in the game came away from Winnsboro with Louisiana cash. Texan Jake Brown scored 85 points to win bareback riding on Carr’s Ragin Angel, a horse that has bucked at the NFR each of the past two years. Heith DeMoss, a five-time NFR qualifier from Heflin, La., won the saddle bronc riding crown on Carr’s Miss Rodeo.

Those are just a few of the big names who make the Deep South Rodeo so strong.

“When the DeMoss boys come, it really boosted the whole crowd because they like to see our guys ride,” Stinson said. “They bring a lot of their friends to ride with them.”

That says a lot about the Winnsboro rodeo, the community and the great animal athletes that are part of the mix.

“This is just a great little rodeo,” Stewart said. “One thing that Winnsboro does is they have one of the largest kids rodeos in the South the weekend before the ProRodeo, and some of the kids get to ride during the actual rodeo. That’s pretty cool.”

It all adds up to a great show for rodeo fans.

Categories: Twisted Rodeo

Study: Obamacare gave 10 million health insurance

Health - 4 hours 12 min ago
About 10.3 million Americans gained health coverage this year, primarily as a result of the Affordable Care Act, according to a study by the federal government and Harvard University.
Categories: Health

'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' sets course for 2017

CNN Entertainment - 4 hours 20 min ago
The last we saw of Captain Jack Sparrow, he was on a beach with ol' scallywag Gibbs, reflecting on his decision to deny himself the Fountain of Youth. "Who's to say I won't live forever [anyway], eh?," he says. Indeed.
Categories: Entertainment News

'Fifty Shades of Grey' trailer sees 'Red'

CNN Entertainment - 4 hours 21 min ago
"Fifty Shades of Grey's" infamous "Red Room" has arrived.
Categories: Entertainment News

Journalist working for CNN abducted in Ukraine

CNN World - 5 hours 23 min ago
A Ukrainian journalist working as a fixer for CNN remains in detention two days after he was abducted by pro-Russian separatists.
Categories: International News

Death toll mounts, airstrikes dip in Gaza

CNN World - 5 hours 24 min ago
In the third week of a bruising conflict between Israel and Hamas, there were some positive signs as the intensity of the fighting seemed to dip a little even as diplomatic efforts ramped up.
Categories: International News
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