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Hurricane Odile tough on tourists

CNN World - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:47pm
Hurricane Odile made landfall at the southernmost tip of Mexico's Baja California peninsula late Sunday. Its gales whipped torrents of rain ashore, chasing visitors in popular tourist destinations into closed quarters.
Categories: International News

British man, woman found dead on Thai beach

CNN World - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:47pm
A British man and woman were found dead on a beach on a popular resort island in Thailand, police said Monday.
Categories: International News

World War II bomb scare in London park

CNN World - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:40pm
A World War II-era bomb was discovered in London's Olympic Park on Monday, hours after the closing concert of a sporting competition for wounded and ill veterans sponsored by members of Britain's royal family.
Categories: International News

Netflix's French connection

Business News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:54am
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Measles case investigated at Seattle airport

Health - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:41am
Travelers who passed through the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport earlier this month may have been exposed to the highly contagious measles virus, local health officials say.
Categories: Health

A swing of momentum

Twisted Rodeo - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:36am

REIGNING CHAMPS GAIN CONFIDENCE WITH RUNS IN KANSAS CITY

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A year ago, bull rider Tim Bingham was down and almost out. The year-long struggles had worn him out, and the end of the 2013 season couldn’t come soon enough.

Tim Bingham

Tim Bingham

That changed in just eight seconds on the final weekend of September, when Bingham rode Wild Card Rodeo’s bull 822 for 88 points to win the American Royal PRCA Rodeo. He finished his campaign on a high note, and that has capitalized him toward top of the bull riding mountain in 2014.

“That one ride just gave me a ton of confidence,” said Bingham, 23, of Honeyville, Utah. “I was burned out. I was just going to finish out the year, take a break and reignite my fire, but going there and winning it changed my attitude fast. I had a bull that hadn’t been ridden that often, and I made one of the better rides I’ve ever made in my career.”

Those are the type of rides that will be featured at this year’s American Royal PRCA Rodeo, set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Hale Arena. Many contestants will make their way to Kansas City on the final weekend of the 2014 regular season looking to capitalize on their solid campaign or to gain needed momentum.

“After I left Kansas City, I took a couple weeks off, then went to Billings (Mont.) and San Francisco to start my new season,” Bingham said, noting that he placed second in Billings and won San Francisco. “I went to some amateur events in Utah after that, and I won all three that I went to.

“Between those six rides, I had no doubt in my mind that I was going to make the NFR this year.”

Tyler Corrington

Tyler Corrington

The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is the sport’s year-end championship, which takes place every December in Las Vegas. Only the top 15 contestants in each event qualify for the finale, which is where world champions will be crowned. Bingham is fifth on the money list with nearly $78,000 this season.

“I got that motivation and that confidence in Kansas City, so I just decided to fire off and get the next season started good,” he said. “It hasn’t slowed down since.”

While Bingham used his momentum as an accelerant for this season, saddle broncs rider Tyler Corrington utilized his American Royal victory as a way to get back to basics before the NFR.

“It was really important for me to do well,” said Corrington, who finished the 2013 season ninth in the world standings.

Now the Hastings, Minn., cowboy rolls into the final few weeks of the season seventh in the standings. Corrington and Bingham are just two of the five reigning American Royal champions who are a virtual lock to be at the NFR in two and a half months, joining team bareback rider Winn Ratliff, heeler Patrick Smith and header Trevor Brazile, the most decorated champion in ProRodeo history.

They gained that needed confidence inside the American Royal complex, and they’re carrying it over to championship runs this season.

“This NFR has been a long time coming,” Bingham said. “Making it is just a dream come true.”

Categories: Twisted Rodeo

6 world's best subterranean bars

CNN World - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:19am
Former brothels, public toilets and war bunkers now provide eccentric watering holes for those willing to drink deep.
Categories: International News

At least 19 deaths tied to flawed GM cars

Business News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:06am
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Greg Norman 'damaged' by chainsaw

CNN - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 10:30am
Golf legend Greg Norman says he's lucky to still have his left hand after a chainsaw accident.
Categories: National News

Americans butcher 'Star-Spangled Banner'

CNN - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 10:28am
America's anthem turns 200 on Sept. 14, 2014. We asked you on the street to sing a few lines; it went about as expected.
Categories: National News

The new Moto X is the best Android smartphone ever made

Business News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 10:23am
When was the last time you were truly delighted by your smartphone?

The only white person in the room

CNN - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 10:22am
Flip open Amanda Shaffer's high school yearbook, and you'll notice something that stands out even more than her classmates' earnest smiles and big hairdos.
Categories: National News

NFL's headlines not about football

CNN - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 10:18am
There was lots of news in the NFL this weekend. Little of it had to do with the pigskin. Most of it was about adults behaving badly.
Categories: National News

Alibaba is coming: Should you buy it?

Business News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 10:10am
The hottest party of the year is near.

'Gilmore Girls': Where are they now?

CNN Entertainment - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 10:05am
Netflix has proverbially kissed "Gilmore Girls" fans in aisle 3. By the ant spray. (That's a good aisle.)
Categories: Entertainment News

Apple sold 4 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in first day

Business News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 10:03am
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Chris Brown's advice to Ray Rice

CNN Entertainment - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 10:00am
Chris Brown has some words of advice for suspended NFL player Ray Rice.
Categories: Entertainment News

RadioShack's CFO bails during cash crisis

Business News - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 9:51am
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Enterovirus D68 spreads to Northeast

Health - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 9:38am
More than a dozen cases of Enterovirus D68 have been confirmed in New York state, according to officials.
Categories: Health

Actress: I was cuffed for PDA

CNN Entertainment - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 9:26am
"Django Unchained" actress Daniele Watts says Los Angeles police allegedly detained her because they thought she was a prostitute.
Categories: Entertainment News
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