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Coalition warplanes help stem ISIS' advance in Ramadi

CNN World - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 13:50
Airstrikes from a U.S.-led coalition have helped contain ISIS' attacks on the key Iraqi city of Ramadi, but security forces there still need reinforcements, a provincial leader there said Thursday.
Categories: International News

Kansas signs sweeping welfare crackdown

Business News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 13:31
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed legislation Thursday that will make it illegal for welfare recipients to spend public assistance dollars in movie theaters, tattoo parlors, lingerie stores, and dozens of other places deemed inappropriate by the state - like on cruise ships.

Moscow bans movie for showing Russia as 'Mordor'

Business News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 13:31
Russia has banned a new Hollywood thriller to be released Friday after complaining that the movie makes the country look like Mordor, the evil realm in the "Lord of the Rings" series.

Bill O'Reilly 'surprised' by attack on his credibility

Business News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 13:26
Fox News host Bill O'Reilly says he was an "idiot" for not anticipating the recent challenge to his credibility in stories that suggested he had exaggerated his experiences as a reporter.

Acetaminophen reduces pain, pleasure

Health - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 13:20
Categories: Health

Phil Hamilton takes music to Bridgeport

Twisted Rodeo - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 13:04

BRIDGEPORT, Texas – If music is deep in Phil Hamilton’s heart, Texas music is his soul.

He will put it all on the line Saturday, May 9, during a special concert as part of the annual Butterfield Stage Days celebration. The two-day gathering also features the Karl Klement Butterfield Stage Days Rodeo set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 8, and Saturday, May 9, at Sunset Retreat Arena, formerly the Bridgeport Riding Club Arena.

Phil Hamilton will perform Saturday, May 9, after the second performance of the Karl Klement Butterfield Stage Days PRCA Rodeo.

Phil Hamilton will perform Saturday, May 9, after the second performance of the Karl Klement Butterfield Stage Days PRCA Rodeo. (PUBLICITY PHOTO)

Hamilton originally is from Burleson, Texas, about an hour southeast of Bridgeport. His style of music is the perfect fit for the Butterfield Stage Days celebration, and it’s why event organizers made plans for the Texas native to be part of the show.

“We’re very excited to have Phil Hamilton being the entertainment Saturday night,” said Susan Miller, a key member of the volunteer committee that produces the annual rodeo. “It’s generated a great deal of excitement for us, and I think the community feels the same way.”

Hamilton has loved music since childhood, growing up in a musical family. His grandmother sang opera, and his aunt sang country. As a young adult, he discovered Texas acts like Robert Earl Keen, Charlie Robison and Pat Green, and Hamilton found his niche.

“I started writing some originals, but it didn’t come natural to me at first,” Hamilton said in his biography. “Back then I hadn’t had enough experiences with love and loss and all that stuff to make great songs.”

He continued to practice his writing skills and focusing on it.

“That’s when things started to take off,” he said. “The next thing I knew I was being offered a deal with Winding Road Music to record a full record.”

Nothing To Lose was released in 2009 and featured two singles that reached the top 15 on the Texas charts. His second album, Renegade Rock N Roll, featured three No. 1 songs: “Bad,” “Running” and “Back of a ’73.” He followed that with a third album from a legendary Fort Worth, Texas, club, Live At The Whiskey Girl Saloon.

“I was excited to show what we do live,” Hamilton said. “My only rule was that it had to be real authentic and 100 percent live, not re-cut or re-tracked, and we did it that way and it worked. It was just a phenomenal experience, and we captured the music just the way I wanted.”

When he’s not on the road playing before raucous audiences, Hamilton enjoys his time at home in Grandbury, Texas, where he combines his passion for music with the outdoors. It’s a great place for him to unwind and open the possibilities for his songwriting.

“I live on the road, but I don’t write on the road,” he said. “There are too many things going on, and it’s too tough for me to put my thoughts down out there. Hunting and the outdoors are my main things. When I’m home, half of the week I’m always out in the woods hunting or fishing.”

Categories: Twisted Rodeo

A better way to type on your smartphone

Business News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:55
Typing on a phone is a pain in the glass. But new apps and tools are make entering text -- and emojis -- a little less excruciating.

Yemen hospital gives up counting the dead

CNN World - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:27
The streets were empty but not quiet. Shelling began to boom through the Yemeni city of Aden on Thursday afternoon as we hurried back to board the boat that had brought us here from Djibouti.
Categories: International News

Jorge Ramos breaks through, making the cover of Time 100

Business News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:11
Time Magazine released its annual 100 most influential people Thursday and one of the faces on the list was Jorge Ramos, the most influential Hispanic anchor in the country.

Couple with rare cancers determined to 'never give up'

CNN - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 12:00
Ben and Shelby Offrink met in college. It wasn't the most romantic setting -- a study group for calculus-based physics -- but Ben managed to turn it into a story worth telling by cheating.
Categories: National News

Georgia governor signs medical marijuana bill

CNN - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 11:59
The Coxes can rest more comfortably living in Georgia now that their 5-year-old daughter can get the marijuana extract she needs.
Categories: National News

Finally! Saudi Arabia opening stock market to foreigners on June 15

Business News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 11:51
Saudi Arabia will welcome Wall Street soon.

Gap between richest universities and the rest got wider

Business News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 11:50
The wealth gap between the nation's 40 richest colleges and universities and the rest is getting wider.

Etsy now worth $4 billion. Stock jumps 115% after IPO

Business News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 11:11
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Remains of Pearl Harbor victims to be exhumed

CNN - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 11:10
Remains of up to nearly 400 unaccounted for service members tied to the USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor will be exhumed this year, the Defense Department announced Tuesday.
Categories: National News

Her student debt was wiped after someone heard her story

Business News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 11:05
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The post-recall food safety check

Health - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 10:58
Categories: Health

Netflix stock tops $500 for first time ever. Next stop = $900?

Business News - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 10:47
Netflix stock traded for under $9 when the company went public in 2002. Now it's worth over $500 a share.
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