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Mark Memmott

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100 Million People In Path Of 2014's First Wintry Blast

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Updated 11:30 p.m. ET

The Associated Press reports: "The National Weather Service said 21 inches of snow had fallen in Boxford, just north of Boston, by Thursday night, while other parts of the state had 17 or 18 inches. It said parts of upstate New York had 18 ...

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VIDEO: Stranded Passengers Flown To Safety In Antarctic

Thursday, January 02, 2014

After more than a week aboard a ship stuck in ice off Antarctica, 52 scientists and paying passengers from the Russian ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy are either aboard or headed to an Australian icebreaker that will now take them to warmer waters.

Australian climate change professor

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Hawaiian Woman Gets IDs That Fit Her 36-Character Last Name

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

As promised back in the fall, the state of Hawaii has come up with new driver's license and state identification cards for Janice "Lokelani" Keihanaikukauakahihulihe'ekahaunaele — the "long-named" woman whose complaint about having her name shortened on official IDs led to a policy change.

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How Deflating: Huge Rubber Duck Goes Flat In Taiwan

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Earlier this year, it was Hong Kong's six-story tall rubber duck that went pffff.

Now, there's word from Taiwan that another of Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman's floating works of art has collapsed.

The BBC reports that "the giant inflatable" burst suddenly Tuesday "in front of scores ...

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Has Tim Tebow Found His Right Place At ESPN?

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Although he says he still wants to be a quarterback in the National Football League, former phenom Tim Tebow has signed up to be a college football analyst for ESPN.

The sports network announced Monday that Tebow is coming aboard to be part of SEC Nation — a ...

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Al-Qaida's Receipts: From 60-Cent Cake To A $6,800 Workshop

Monday, December 30, 2013

The Associated Press has posted images of more than 100 receipts believed to have been left behind by al-Qaida operatives in Timbuktu, Mali, that show how "the extremists assiduously tracked their cash flow, recording purchases as small as a single light bulb."

According to the wire ...

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Test Sites Chosen For Commercial Drone Testing

Monday, December 30, 2013

The Federal Aviation Administration on Monday unveiled the names of the six applicants who have been granted the right to test the commercial uses of "unmanned aircraft systems" — drones.

The FAA's approvals were highly sought after because the test sites are expected to bring high-tech jobs and ...

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VIDEO: Volcano Erupts In El Salvador, Ash And Gas Soar

Monday, December 30, 2013

The first eruption of eastern El Salvador's Chaparrastique volcano in 37 years sent ash and gas soaring as much as six miles into the air on Sunday and led authorities to evacuate thousands of people from their homes.

According to the country's Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, ...

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NFL Firings Begin: Browns, Redskins, Others Ax Coaches

Monday, December 30, 2013

Coaches' heads are beginning to roll in the National Football League, now that the 2013 regular season is over.

NFL.com reports that:

-- Cleveland Browns coach Rod Chudzinski has lost his job after just one season with the club. The Browns finished with a 4-12 record.

-- The ...

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Third Icebreaker Fails To Reach Stranded Ship In Antarctic

Monday, December 30, 2013

"Bad news: Aurora couldn't get through. Tried twice. Low visibility & heavy ice. Returning to open water. Try again tomorrow?"

That was the word early Monday from aboard the MV Akademik Shokalskiy — the Russian ship with 74 passengers and crew that's been stuck in Antarctic ...

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Doctors Unsure Whether Michael Schumacher Will Survive

Monday, December 30, 2013

One of the world's most famous and highest-paid athletes, Formula One racer Michael Schumacher, is in a medically induced coma at a hospital in Grenoble, France. Doctors there are treating him for a critical head injury suffered over the weekend when the German driver fell and hit his head while ...

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'Blood On The Snow' After Second Suicide Blast In Russia

Monday, December 30, 2013

There's shock in the southern Russian city of Volgograd after what appears to have been the second suicide bombing in two days.

Monday morning's blast "tore through an electric bus ... killing 14," The Associated Press reports. About 30 other people were wounded.

The carnage follows

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Stories Merge As 'Duck Dynasty' Fans Plan 'Chick-Phil-A' Day

Friday, December 27, 2013

Update at 5:40 p.m. ET. A&E Lifts Phil Robertson's Suspension:

A&E announced Friday afternoon that it was reversing its decision to suspend Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson from the show.

A statement from the cable channel says the decision was made after discussions with the Robertson family and "numerous advocacy ...

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Target: Encrypted Data Were Taken, But Not The Key To Unlock

Friday, December 27, 2013

Though hackers did obtain "strongly encrypted PIN data" when they got into Target's information systems, the retailer said Friday that sensitive information from customers' debit cards should not be at risk.

Target posted this explanation:

"When a guest uses a debit card in our stores and enters ...

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PHOTO: Saturn's Holiday Closeup

Friday, December 27, 2013

Just before Christmas, NASA released a photo of Saturn that we can't resist posting.

Here's how the space agency describes the image:

"The globe of Saturn, seen here in natural color, is reminiscent of a holiday ornament in this wide-angle view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. The characteristic ...

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The Price Is Wrong And You Know It: Do You Buy That Ticket?

Friday, December 27, 2013

Headlines such as this come along every few months:

"Delta To Honor Extremely Cheap Mistake Fares."

The news, says The Associated Press, is that:

"From about 10 a.m. to noon ET [Thursday], certain Delta fares on the airline's own website and other airfare booking sites were showing up ...

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Three NATO Personnel Killed By Bombing In Afghanistan

Friday, December 27, 2013

A bomb explosion Friday in Kabul killed three members of the NATO coalition serving in Afghanistan and wounded at least six civilians, NPR's Sean Carberry reports from the Afghan capital.

Sources in a position to know are telling Sean and NBC News that an American was among those ...

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Power's Still Out For Many Across North And Into Canada

Friday, December 27, 2013

This may make you shiver:

"It could be days before power is restored to swathes of the country after a ice storms plunged homes and businesses from Michigan to Maine and into Canada into darkness, utility officials say." (NBC News)

Susan Sharon of Maine Public radio ...

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VIDEO: Rescuers Are Drawing Near To Ship Stuck In Antarctic

Friday, December 27, 2013

Update at 6:15 p.m. ET. Chinese Icebreaker Gets Stuck:

The Chinese icebreaker Snow Dragon became stuck in the ice itself as it tried to reach the stranded vessel MV Akademik Shokalskiy.

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority tweeted:

"Our rescue boat, the Xue Long, has had to turn back because the ...

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Bomb Blast In Beirut Kills Former Ambassador To U.S.

Friday, December 27, 2013

An explosion in Beirut on Friday killed at least six people, including a former Lebanese ambassador to the U.S. who was a leader of the Western-backed coalition that opposes the militant group Hezbollah.

More than 70 other people were injured by the car bomb, authorities say.

Hezbollah is allied with ...

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