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Poppy hijab honors Muslims

CNN World - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 11:31
November is the season for poppies in Britain: Red paper flowers to remember those fallen in war.
Categories: International News

Branson: I'll still be first space passenger

Business News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 11:31
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Verizon takes on AT&T with new data plans

Business News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 11:22
Verizon is upping its game -- offering new data plans that give smartphone users more bang for their buck.

Alibaba now worth more than Wal-Mart

Business News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 11:19
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Life in Goma just got sweeter

CNN World - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 11:18
Conflict and hardship have long made Goma a difficult place to live in, but one woman has set out to change that -- and she's using soft croissants and fresh coffee.
Categories: International News

Renewed clashes grip Burkina Faso

CNN World - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 11:17
Protesters demanding that the newly installed military government step aside clashed with security forces in Burkina Faso's capital on Sunday as regional leaders pleaded for calm.
Categories: International News

Suicide bomber kills dozens at Pakistan parade

CNN World - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 11:14
At least 60 people were killed and more than 110 were wounded Sunday in a Lahore, Pakistan, suicide blast near the country's border with India, police said.
Categories: International News

Wallenda survives his 'most challenging' feat

CNN - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 11:12
Record-breaking daredevil Nik Wallenda completed Sunday what he called his most challenging feat to date: a tightrope walk between two skyscrapers 600 feet above downtown Chicago, partly blindfolded.
Categories: National News

Today's Internet star: Alex from Target

CNN - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 11:01
If you woke up this morning, looked at Twitter and wondered, "Who the hell is Alex from Target?" you're not alone.
Categories: National News

Meet mosque designer breaking mold

CNN World - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 10:59
When it comes to buildings, they don't come much different than a mosque and a nightclub.
Categories: International News

Horse owners benefiting from UBHA

Twisted Rodeo - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 10:59

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Darcy Hollingsworth has an eye for great animals.

Over the years, the Alberta man has raised bucking horses that have performed at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and the Canadian Finals Rodeo. Hollingsworth just has never taken them to either of the championships.

UBHA-logo1When Hollingsworth’s horses are big enough, he sells them to professional contractors, who then have the opportunity to buck them at the biggest events in the game.

Now he will have an opportunity to showcase his star-studded athletes in a championship event during the United Bucking Horse Association World Finals, set for 5 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time) Friday, Nov. 14, at the Central States Fairgrounds in Rapid City.

“To have all those great horses in one building and in one competition is going to be great,” said Hollingsworth, who lives near Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. “Everybody’s going to have their best colts under one roof. It’s going to be a very exciting contest.”

He should know. In 2010, his horse, Pedro, bucked at the first futurity that took place during the NFR in Las Vegas. Pedro won the competition, then sold for $55,000, which was the highest-selling horse at that time.

“Wayne Vold bout him, and he’s been to the NFR every year since,” Hollingsworth said. “He’s also in the rank pen at the Canadian Finals, and he’s been in the four-round at Calgary three of the last four years.”

This is nothing new for the Canadian. He’s been involved in breeding and raising bucking horses for the better part of two decades. It’s something he enjoys.

“I don’t want to contract,” he said. “I just want to be able to go and take the good ones to where I can get them, and the UBHA gives me that opportunity.”

Kenny Andrews of Vernal, Utah, was a professional rodeo cowboy who also had a background in horse racing. His interest changed to bucking horses within the last year.

“I was considering buying a racehorse,” said Andrews, who runs the operation with his wife, Keri. “That’s a rich man’s game. You never know if a horse is going to get there. Bucking horses is something that wasn’t that expensive to get into.

“In the UBHA, we were able to go out and compete with colts we bought in Guthrie” Okla., this past January, he said. “Most are in the top 25 and going to the finals.”

That’s a quick turn-around, but that’s what the UBHA has provided in its first year. The world finals will feature the top 25 horses in both the 2- and 3-year-old classes. The animals are bucked with a mechanical dummy instead of a rider to the colts the opportunity to develop with age.

“I think the UBHA is going to grow leaps in bounds,” Andrews said. “Here in Utah, there already are some people talking about it. Even racehorse people are talking to me about it. You get to be more involved, which is something I really like.”

There’s a lot to like about it. That’s why the organization is continuing to grow.

Categories: Twisted Rodeo

2 new clues in SpaceShipTwo disaster

CNN - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 10:57
Despite a debris field spanning 5 miles investigators have found almost all the parts of the spacecraft needed for the investigation of the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo disintegration.
Categories: National News

From smuggler to safari millionaire

CNN World - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 10:54
In 1973, Amos Wekesa was born into a family of smugglers fighting to make a living in Uganda. Four decades later and the Ugandan entrepreneur has fought tooth and nail to become a self-made safari millionaire.
Categories: International News

Shiite militia behind mosque massacre

CNN World - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 10:53
The gunmen came in during noon prayers at the small Sunni mosque in the Diyala province, waving AK-47 machine guns.
Categories: International News

Winter-like weather smacks South hard

CNN - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 10:39
Travelers along I-20 in South Carolina looked up in disbelief and amazement Saturday as white flakes fell from the sky.
Categories: National News

Living in 242-sq-ft apartment

CNN - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 10:38
Couple manages to live in just 242 square feet. WABC's Michelle Charlesworth has the story.
Categories: National News

Starbucks CEO: Someday, we won't carry cash

Business News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 10:38
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He grabs 76-yr-old's purse but ...

CNN - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 10:38
Security video shows a man coming to the aid of a 76-year-old woman who was being robbed in Florida.
Categories: National News

What's next for Jon Stewart?

Business News - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 10:31
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6 most romantic small towns

CNN - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 10:11
For an otherwise entertaining movie, "Gone Girl" had kind of a downer message.
Categories: National News
Thursday Night Football 11/20/14 Oakland (1-10) 24 vs Kansas City (7-4) 20
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