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Anger at Uber as fares soar during Sydney cafe siege

Business News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 7:08am
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5 ways to fat-proof your home

Health - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 7:07am
Here simple ways to keep your home food-temptation free. This works for even the most weak-willed among us.
Categories: Health

Mom: Reeva didn't need to be Mrs. Pistorius

CNN World - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 6:31am
June Steenkamp talks to CNN's Christiane Amanpour about the loss of her daughter Reeva and the Oscar Pistorius trial.
Categories: International News

Watch man do aerobatics with jetpack

CNN World - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 6:28am
CNN's Jim Clancy talks to daredevil aviator Yves Rossy, known as the Jetman, about his latest stunt in Dubai.
Categories: International News

Chaos over new Air Jordans

CNN - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 6:24am
In Houston, large lines of shoppers line up for a shot at the latest Air Jordans. KPRC reports.
Categories: National News

Out of battery? Use a 'Strawberry Tree!'

CNN World - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 6:09am
A Serbian start-up has created the world's first solar paneled mobile phone charger which has won the European Union Sustainability Award and the Verge Accelerate start-up competition in San Francisco.
Categories: International News

5 fat roadblocks in the way of tax reform

Business News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 5:31am
Some of the best tax minds in the country agree on one thing: Corporate tax reform will be a very, very heavy lift.

Japan's Abe must deliver on economy after victory

Business News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 5:26am
The time for excuses is over: Having won a landslide victory in weekend elections, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe must now deliver the economic reforms he's been promising for two years.

Stocks: 4 things to know before the open

Business News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 5:21am
Get ready for a Monday bounce.

Sony lawyer tells media to stop reporting on material stolen by hackers

Business News - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 5:20am
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Billion dollar temples of pleasure

CNN World - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 5:17am
Are sports stadiums our modern day cathedrals?
Categories: International News

10 reasons to experience the mind-blowing AfrikaBurn festival

CNN World - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 12:56am
South Africa's answer to Burning Man is a surreal mirage of sculptures, music and mayhem under star-filled desert skies.
Categories: International News

Records: Brown's friend was consistent

CNN - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 12:45am
Dorian Johnson, who was walking with Michael Brown before Officer Darren Wilson fatally shot Brown in August, told remarkably similar stories in an interview with county and federal authorities in August and in testimony to the grand jury in September.
Categories: National News

A town that's lost its men

CNN World - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 8:31pm
In the Armenian village of Lichk, you will find many hard-working women, but you will not find many men. All these women's husbands are thousands of miles away.
Categories: International News

Pierce earned big money in Vegas

Twisted Rodeo - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 8:06pm

LAS VEGAS – Barrel racer Carlee Pierce has made more money in Las Vegas during her two previous qualifications to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

Carlee Pierce

Carlee Pierce

She never had a better 10 days.

On Saturday night, the Edmond, Okla., cowgirl raced around the cloverleaf pattern in 13.97 seconds to place third in the 10th go-round, adding $11,340 to her payroll. More importantly, she held on to sixth in the average with a cumulative time of 151.61 seconds, which paid her another $12,000. She finished the NFR with $63,750.

“That is the first time I have ever won an average check,” said Pierce, who rode all 10 nights on Streakin Easy April, a 6-year-old sorrel mare she calls Lolo. “I had no expectations this year because my horses were so young, so I’m beyond tickled to have such a good finals.”

The talented tandem placed in six go-rounds. Pierce finished the season with $154,181, sixth in the world standings.

“I’m very excited about the future with Lolo,” she said. “I knew she had the ability, but she proved to me this week that she’s ready. That’s awesome.”

Categories: Twisted Rodeo

Champion finishes ’14 at No. 3

Twisted Rodeo - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 7:37pm

LAS VEGAS – The Nevada desert was a pretty good home for bareback rider Richmond Champion.

Over 10 days, Champion rode bucking horses to the tune of $108,140, pushing his Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association season earnings to nearly $200,000. He placed six of the last seven go-rounds at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, including two round wins. He also finished second in the average, scoring a cumulative total of 814.5 points.

Richmond Champion

Richmond Champion

The biggest accolade, though, came in the form of a third-place finish in the year-end standings, being crowned the third best bareback rider behind to the hottest man in the game, four-time reigning gold buckle winner Kaycee Field.

“It’s nuts,” said Champion, who earned $1.3 million this season riding bareback horses, all but $200,000 of which came from winning the title at a non-PRCA event, The American. “I was just sitting in the locker room trying to wrap my head around this whole deal. Everybody was congratulating me, but I couldn’t tell you what I did yesterday. This week’s gone by so fast.

“All of the sudden, you blink your eyes, and you’re here; blink your eyes again, and you’re leaving. I never would’ve imagined it would go like this.”

Only Feild earned more money than Champion among bareback riders. That’s quite a statement to the NFR rookie. He finished with a bang, too, riding Pickett Pro Rodeo’s Scarlet Fever for 85 points to finish in a three-way tie for third place in the 10th round.

“I think I had my ups and downs, but toward the end, I think I made up for it,” said Champion, of The Woodlands, Texas. “It wouldn’t hurt my feelings one bit to make a drive over to Las Vegas again next year. I’m going to take a few days and re-access what I want to do, but obviously next year I’m going to go after that gold buckle. That’s my No. 1 goal.”

That’s a pretty good one to have. Champion came closer to catching Feild than anyone else, so his goals need to be pretty high.

Categories: Twisted Rodeo

Irwin wins reserve world title

Twisted Rodeo - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 7:20pm

LAS VEGAS – It didn’t take steer wrestler Kyle Irwin long to reflect on his 2014 season.

Just moments after making his final run at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo on Saturday, the Robertsdale, Ala., cowboy knew he’d lived a magical season, including $88,000 earned over 10 December nights in Sin City.

Kyle Irwin

Kyle Irwin

“It was everything I have ever dreamed of and everything I thought it would be and more,” said Irwin, 24, who attended Western Oklahoma College and Northwestern Oklahoma State University on rodeo scholarships. “It was a great experience, and it did something for me nothing else could have: It’s got me wanting to get back here.”

He should. The NFR is the sport’s grand finale, and only the top 15 contestants in each event earn the right to play for the biggest pay in the game. Irwin finished the campaign with $147,699, second in the world standings in a field that included many Las Vegas regulars. It was an outstanding performance for a first-time cowboy.

He placed in six go-rounds and earned at least a share of the go-round win on three nights – he split the second and eighth rounds and won the third outright. His cumulative time of 60.7 seconds on 10 runs was fourth best.

What did he learn most from his experience?

“Winning and losing, if that makes sense,” Irwin said. “I knew I had the talent and the capability, but once you put yourself in this situation with 14 of the best, you test yourself. I knew I could do it and believe in myself, but it’s still a test.

“Losing is going to help me mature. I’m not going to say if I didn’t make a few of the mistakes I made this week I would’ve been the world champ, because Luke was tough this week, but it would’ve made things a little more interesting. It gives me a little more humbling experience to go home and work on some things and do a little fine-tuning for when we come back.”

He plans to return, but he proved over the season why he earned the right to compete among steer wrestling’s elite.

“This is big for my family,” he said. “My family and my hometown was already behind me, but now we just took it to another level. It was great to share this experience with my family and my friends.

“I’m honored to get to do that again and already look forward to doing it again next year.”

Categories: Twisted Rodeo

Cosby breaks his silence, sort of

CNN - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 7:03pm
Bill Cosby, accused of rape and other misdeeds by an increasing number of women, was reached at home by a New York Post reporter who asked the embattled comedian about the allegations. This time he talked.
Categories: National News

Watch Monday's show!

CNN - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 6:28pm
December 15, 2014
Categories: National News

Miss World 2014 crowned

CNN World - Sun, 12/14/2014 - 6:26pm
Miss South Africa, Rolene Strauss, was crowned Miss World on Sunday in a competition in London.
Categories: International News
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