Comedian Joan Rivers Dead at 81

Posted by Associated Press on September 4, 2014
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Joan Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died Thursday. She was 81.

Rivers died at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, surrounded by family and close friends, daughter Melissa Rivers said. She was hospitalized Aug. 28 after going into cardiac arrest …

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Oregon Zoo Says Goodbye…

Posted by Associated Press on September 4, 2014
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Riley the visiting giraffe is about to leave his temporary home at the Oregon Zoo in Portland and head home to Salt Lake City.

After a two-year stay, Oregon Zoo officials say the 17-foot-tall giraffe will be returning to Utah’s Hogle Zoo this month. He came to Portland during renovations at his home zoo, which recently opened …

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Obama Says Beheading Videos Won’t Intimidate U.S.

Posted by Associated Press on September 3, 2014
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TALLINN, Estonia — President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the United States will not be intimidated by Islamic State militants after the beheading of a second American journalist and will build a coalition to “degrade and destroy” the group.

Obama still did not give a timeline for deciding on a strategy to go after the extremist group’s operations in Syria. “It’s …

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Video Purports to Show Beheading of Second U.S. Journalist

Posted by Associated Press on September 2, 2014
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BEIRUT — Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant group continue, “our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people.”

The footage — depicting what the U.S. said appeared to be a sickening act …

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Nike Picks Up Shoes With Cajun Flare

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on August 21, 2014
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Shoes inspired by crawfish are boiling hot on the bayou. And Nike hopes they’ll catch on everywhere.

A 19-year-old skateboard shop employee from Baton Rouge designed them for Nike. Boiled crawfish, a Louisiana favorite was the inspiration.

“It has a bunch of red with maroon speckled suave” reminiscent of an actual boiled crawfish. Designer Hunter Hullin says he put silver patches on the …

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