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Kanye fires back over wheelchair incident

CNN Entertainment - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:44
Kanye West has fired back at those criticizing him for an awkward incident involving a wheelchair-bound concertgoer.
Categories: Entertainment News

'DWTS' axes first star

CNN Entertainment - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:43
"Dancing with the Stars" is down from 13 competitors to 12 after season 19's first elimination on Tuesday.
Categories: Entertainment News

Wildfires threaten thousands in Northern California

CNN - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:42
Wildfires raced across Northern California overnight, charring at least 9,000 acres and forcing thousands from their homes, fire officials said.
Categories: National News

Source: Joan Rivers' doctor took selfie before biopsy

CNN - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:41
The cardiac arrest leading to Joan Rivers' death happened as the comedian's personal doctor began performing a biopsy on her vocal cords, a source close to the death investigation told CNN.
Categories: National News

Peterson will get $691,176.50 a week not to play

Business News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:16
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FedEx, Kohls going on a holiday hiring binge

Business News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:12
More good news for people looking for work this holiday season.

70 die in church collapse

CNN World - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:11
The death toll in last week's collapse of a guesthouse at a church run by a famous Nigerian preacher has risen to at least 70, a rescue agency official said Wednesday.
Categories: International News

Bulger facts and figures

CNN - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:06
Here's a look at the life of longtime fugitive James "Whitey" Bulger, who was found guilty of racketeering and involvement in 11 killings.
Categories: National News

Bulger's story isn't over

CNN - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:03
Joe Berlinger, the director of the documentary "Whitey," speaks with CNN's Michaela Pereira.
Categories: National News

The story of Whitey Bulger

CNN - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:57
The story of Whitey Bulger from how he got his nickname, to the FBI manhunt, to his ultimate conviction.
Categories: National News

6 surprising facts about Whitey Bulger

CNN - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:57
Here are six things you might not know about the infamous Boston gang leader Whitey Bulger. Watch "CNN Films: Whitey" this Thursday night at 9.
Categories: National News

Man charged in 300,000 Nazi murders

CNN World - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:23
German prosecutors have charged a 93-year-old man with accessory to murder in at least 300,000 cases while working for the Nazis at the Auschwitz concentration camp.
Categories: International News

Rocket attack kills 10 amid shaky ceasefire in Ukraine, military says

CNN World - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:23
A rocket attack by pro-Russia rebels killed 10 civilians and injured 12 others in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday, the Ukrainian military said. It was the latest report of violence amid a shaky ceasefire in the region.
Categories: International News

U.S. helps Kurds push back ISIS

CNN World - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:22
ISIS plants hidden bombs and snipers as militants try to thwart the Kurds' advance in Iraq's Kurdish region. CNN witnesses the fighting as U.S. airstrikes hit ISIS positions.
Categories: International News

Billionaire boom: Where the money is now

Business News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 10:56
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New events highlight 2014 fair

Twisted Rodeo - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 10:46

HEMPSTEAD, Texas – In its few years in the PRCA, the Waller County Fair and Rodeo has become quite a showcase for the very best the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association has to offer.

That will be amped up even more starting with this year’s exposition, which will feature two new rodeo events: The Eliminator, a six-man tie-down roping battle, and the 8 Second Bareback Shootout, a head-to-head competition between two of the top bareback riders in the game.

WallerLogo“We’re always looking to make improvements to our fair and rodeo,” said Rocky Politi, a long-time member of the Waller County Fair Board’s rodeo committee. “I think these two events are going to be a great fit for our fair and rodeo, because they say so much about Waller County and our area as a whole.

“We wanted to bring something different and entertaining to our die-hard rodeo fans.”

The Eliminator will be part of a night of calf roping that begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, at the Waller County Fairgrounds in Hempstead. It will be headlined by a half-dozen of rodeo’s brightest tie-down ropers: reigning world champion Shane Hanchey of Sulphur, La.; Tyson Durfey, a five-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier from Weatherford, Texas; Houston Hutto, a four-time NFR qualifier from Tomball, Texas; Timber Moore, a two-time NFR qualifier from Aubrey, Texas; Marty Yates, a 2014 NFR qualifier from Stephenville, Texas; and Reno Gonzalez, a two-time AQHA champion from Magnolia, Texas.

The event starts with all six competing in the first round. The cowboy with the slowest time in each round will be eliminated, with only two ropers competing in the final go-round for the championship.

“I really liked the idea behind it, and I thought it would be a unique event to be involved in,” said Durfey, a three-time Canadian champion who won the tie-down roping title at RFD-TV’s The American this past spring. “In the beginning, you don’t want to make any mistakes so you can make it back. At the end, you’re going to have to go for it. By the time we get down to the final few rounds, you’re going to see some pretty fast runs.

“It’s probably been three years since I’ve been in a situation like that. It’s definitely something the fans haven’t really seen. I think it’s a great format and should be a lot of fun to be part of.”

The 8 Second Bareback Challenge is also dubbed The Mentor vs. The Protégé, with veteran Clint Cannon matching his skills against third-year pro Richmond Champion. Cannon is one of the organizers of the Southeast Texas Bareback Riding School, which takes place every fall in Hempstead; Champion first began riding bareback horses at the school.

The challenge will take place during the second performance of the Waller County Fair and Rodeo, which begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3.

“It’s going to be fun, because it’s my hometown rodeo and I get to go against Richie,” said Cannon, a four-time NFR qualifier from Waller. “I helped Richie get started, and he’s an awesome bareback rider. It’s going to be head-to-head, experience and youth.”

Champion, who won $1.1 million earlier this year during a non-PRCA sanctioned rodeo called RFD-TV’s The American, is from The Woodlands, Texas, so this also is an event that’s close to home. He has been ranked among the top 10 in the PRCA world standings much of this season and is a virtual lock to earn his first trip to the NFR.

“Richie has been a really good bareback rider for a long time,” Cannon said. “He’s always had an ability to do good. To see him progress to where he is right now going to his first NFR and winning a million bucks is awesome.

“He’s a very humble kid and rides really good.”

That’s plenty of incentive for the veteran Cannon, who has multiple RodeoHouston titles to go with his NFR qualifications. He’s battled a few injuries this season, but he’s ready for his opportunity to shine in Waller County.

“I know youth is going to take over one day, but I’m hoping to hold that off a little while longer,” he said. “This is going to be a lot of fun.”

That’s just what fans want to see.

Categories: Twisted Rodeo

Holder: Pay Wall Street whistleblowers more

Business News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 10:46
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5 risks for investors buying Alibaba shares

Business News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 10:27
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Acts of valor by Vietnam vet

CNN - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 10:19
As many as 175 enemy troops killed, 18 wounds from enemy fire, 38 hours of battle, and one tiger. Those are the numbers behind Sgt. Maj. Bennie Adkins' Medal of Honor, an award he received today.
Categories: National News

California OKs first tests of self-driving cars

Business News - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 10:08
California, a state synonymous for cars, has issued its first approvals to test self-driving cars.
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