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Quinoa: Now part of a complete, balanced, breakfast

Business News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 15:46
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Debilitating outbreak hits Americas

CNN World - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 15:34
Its name means "bending over in pain." It has no treatment or vaccine. Its symptoms resemble Dengue fever. And it has infected more than 1 million people -- 155 of them fatally -- since spreading to the Americas one year ago.
Categories: International News

The debilitating outbreak sweeping the Americas

Health - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 15:34
Its name means "bending over in pain." It has no treatment or vaccine. Its symptoms resemble Dengue fever. And it has infected more than 1 million people -- 155 of them fatally -- since spreading to the Americas one year ago.
Categories: Health

Scheer finishes 2014 strong

Twisted Rodeo - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 15:30

LAS VEGAS – Cort Scheer entered the 2014 National Finals Rodeo with hopes of a world championship.

Instead, he pocketed more than $93,000 over the 10 days of ProRodeo’s grand championship event and left Las Vegas with a big piece of disappointment. How can that be?

Cort Scheer

Cort Scheer

He needed $10,000 more.

Instead, he finished the season No. 2 in the world standings with $195,586, $9,800 behind world champion Spencer Wright of Milford, Utah. It was a fantastic finish for the gold buckle, and it came down to the final round to decide the champion.

Scheer, 28, of Elsmere, Neb., placed in five go-rounds, including a first-round victory. He also finished second in the average behind Wright – they were the only two men to ride all 10 horses; it marked the second straight season Scheer finished second in the average and rode all 10 broncs at the NFR. By finishing with 764 cumulative points, he added $39,537 in average money.

Scheer, who attended Montana State University, Garden City (Kan.) Community College and Oklahoma Panhandle State University on rodeo scholarships, had a strong NFR. The main difference between first and second was their payoffs in the average. Still Wright – who brought his bronc riding family their fourth gold buckle, joining big brothers Cody (2) and Jesse – earned more than $145,000 in Sin City.

None of that takes away from the exceptional season Scheer had in 2014. In the PRCA alone, he had eight event titles, including big-rodeo victories in Pendleton, Ore., and Denver. He also added championships at Cinch Shoot-Outs throughout the season.

That all added up to a great way to make a living on the backs of bucking horses. But that’s what fans have come to expect of Scheer, who has been among the top 5 in the final world standings each of the past two seasons. He has consistently been one of ProRodeo’s elite bronc riders – the only season in which he hasn’t made the NFR came in 2011 when he suffered a knee injury and finished 25th.

Where he goes from here remains to be seen, but he’s proven a gold buckle is within reach.

Now he just needs to grasp it.

Categories: Twisted Rodeo

No. 20 Bulldogs Rally Past ULL To Claim Best Start In School History

Bulldog Beat - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 15:30
LAFAYETTE, La. – No. 20/21 Mississippi State made it officially the best start in women's basketball program history with a 66-51 win over Louisiana-Lafayette.

Reddit takes down Sony hack forum

Business News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 15:27
In a rare decision, Reddit has taken down a forum that housed links to hacked Sony Pictures documents.

New York Times closes out rough 2014

Business News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 15:01
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'The Voice' crowns season 7's winner

CNN Entertainment - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 14:41
Get to know the name Craig Wayne Boyd -- he's officially music's newest "Voice."
Categories: Entertainment News

'Simpsons': 25 random facts

CNN Entertainment - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 14:40
When crudely drawn animated shorts about a dysfunctional American family began appearing on Fox's "The Tracey Ullman Show" in 1987, nobody predicted the birth of a cultural phenomenon.
Categories: Entertainment News

'Hobbit' star's true passion is writing

CNN Entertainment - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 14:39
Evangeline Lilly is in three of the highest-profile movies of the last few years: the last two "Hobbit" movies (the final one out this week), and next year's Marvel extravaganza "Ant-Man."
Categories: Entertainment News

Viola Davis in 'Suicide Squad'?

CNN Entertainment - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 14:30
There's another casting rumor going around about "Suicide Squad," and this one involves Viola Davis.
Categories: Entertainment News

'7th Heaven' actor makes admission

CNN Entertainment - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 14:29
"7th Heaven" star Stephen Collins has admitted to inappropriate sexual contact with three female minors, People reports.
Categories: Entertainment News

Mystery man among 5 freed in historic U.S.-Cuba deal

CNN World - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 14:06
Five men are tasting freedom for the first time in years -- including one President Barack Obama described as "one of the most important intelligence agents that the United States has ever had in Cuba" -- in a historic deal between the U.S. and Cuba announced Wednesday.
Categories: International News

Oprah-approved startup raises $6.25 million

Business News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 14:03
When you're one of Oprah's favorite things, you're bound to get a boost. For The Skimm, that's coming in the form of $6.25 million in funding.

Alcatraz escapees could have lived, study says

CNN - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 14:01
On June 11, 1962, three Alcatraz inmates -- John Anglin, Clarence Anglin and Frank Morris -- attempted to leave the infamous San Francisco Bay island prison. They may have made it, says study by Dutch researchers.
Categories: National News

Harris Named AVCA Honorable Mention All-American

Bulldog Beat - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 13:45
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Another week, another honor for MSU volleyball's Payton Harris. After being named to the AVCA All-Region team last week, the Bulldog freshman was tabbed AVCA Honorable Mention All-American, the group announced Wednesday.

The yearbook pic they didn't want you to see

CNN - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 13:35
A high school senior's yearbook picture includes her two great loves: her dog and hunting. CNN affiliate WTEN has more.
Categories: National News

Russian ruble crisis: Don't panic like it's 1998

Business News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 13:24
The financial chaos in Russia is giving investors flashbacks to the summer of 1998.

The promise for American businesses if Cuba sanctions are lifted

Business News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 12:58
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