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AP Wire
Feb 17, 2014

1. DEADLY BLAST KILLS AT LEAST 4 ON SINAI PENINSULA

The explosion that killed and injured South Korean tourists raises fears that Islamic militants have renewed a bloody campaign to wreck Egypt's tourism industry.

2. JACKSONVILLE SHOOTING VERDICT AGAIN RAISES SELF DEFENSE, RACE ISSUES

In a trial that drew comparisons to the Trayvon Martin case, Michael Dunn faced murder charges for fatally shooting 17-year-old Jordan Davis. But Dunn was convicted on lesser counts.

3. WHAT KERRY CALLS A 'WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION'

The U.S. secretary of state singled out climate change as a 'most fearsome' destructive force, and said the U.S., China and other nations must take immediate steps to fight it.

4. HOW PRISONERS ARE USING SMUGGLED CELLPHONES

Inmates across the U.S. are plotting jailbreaks, running drug rackets and posting to Facebook on the illicit electronic devices.

5. BODE MILLER, OLD MAN OF THE MOUNTAIN

Winning the bronze medal in super-G at the Sochi Winter Games makes the 36-year-old American skier the oldest Alpine medalist in Olympic history.

6. HOUSE DEMS TRY TO FORCE VOTES ON MINIMIUM WAGE, IMMIGRATION

The minority Democrats will seek to persuade some two dozen Republicans to join them and force votes on raising the minimum wage and overhauling immigration.

7. 'KILLER HEROIN' MAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR 80 US DEATHS

Authorities across the U.S. are seeing more of the street drug spiked with the strong narcotic fentanyl — with deadly results.

8. ANOTHER WINTER STORM CUTS POWER TO SOME IN NORTHEAST

The latest blast of snow to hit New England dumped more than a foot in part of Massachusetts and left thousands without electricity on Cape Cod.

9. 'SNAKE SALVATION' PASTOR DIES AFTER RATTLER BITE

Jamie Coots, a Kentucky preacher who appeared on the National Geographic reality show, was killed after one of the serpents he was holding struck his hand.

10. AFTER BULLYING REPORT, NFL WEIGHS RESPONSE

But it may be difficult to regulate locker room behavior by determining when something a player considers to be harmless locker room nonsense crosses the line.

Comments

Vladtheimp

#3. CALIFORNIA DROUGHT CAUSED BY CYCLICAL WEATHER PATTERNS AND ENVIRONMENTALISTS, BUT MOSTLY ENVIRONMENTALISTS

"The two explain that California's system of aqueducts and storage tanks was designed long ago to take advantage of rain and mountain runoff from wet years and store it for use in dry years. But it's now inactive — by design. "California's forefathers built a system (of aqueducts and storage facilities) designed to withstand five years of drought," said Nunes.

"We have infrastructure dating from the 1960s for transporting water, but by the 1990s the policies had changed," said Valadao.

Environmental special interests managed to dismantle the system by diverting water meant for farms to pet projects, such as saving delta smelt, a baitfish. That move forced the flushing of 3 million acre-feet of water originally slated for the Central Valley into the ocean over the past five years." http://news.investors.com/ibd-ed...

#5. INTERESTING STATS ON OLYMPICS

http://www.medalspercapita.com/#...

Former Grandhavenite

#5 is interesting. Finland sure seems to have a lot of things figured out when it comes to both sports and education.

You have to wonder what's up with India, though. For such a huge country it seems like they would have won a lot more medals. I'm not sure if they had a long period of boycotting or just not attending for many years perhaps. It's also kind of surprising that the 2nd largest country in terms of population has never hosted the Olympics. Maybe the security and financial picture just hasn't been good enough for it to work in modern India.

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