Saturday, August 31, 2013

Trending: Saturday, August 31, 2013

Update: (2:16 p.m. CDT)
CNN: Obama urges military action against Syria, but will seek Congress' OK

Published 12:17 p.m. CDT (GMT - 5:00)
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Today's headlines
Syria
CNN: So what exactly are Obama's actions on Syria?


Earthquake news
NBCNews: Quake, shocks rattle Alaskan island area

Outbreak news
NBCNews: In Texas and beyond, hot spots for vaccine refusers alarm officials

Smartphone news
NBCNews: Your phone is blabbing your location to anyone who will listen

Sports team sexual assault news
CNN: High school soccer players accused of sexual assault

Brain health news
CNN: Playing for time: Can music stave off dementia?

Diana Nyad
CNN: 5th time a charm? Diana Nyad tries Cuba to Florida swim again

India rapes
NPR: Juvenile gets three years in gang rape, murder of Indian woman

Afghanistan
NBCNews: At least 18 killed, including NATO service member, in two Afghanistan attacks

North Korea
FoxNews: Satellite images show North Korea expanding rocket launch site, analysts say

Animal news
USAToday: To avoid sunburn, whales get a tan

Culture-in-the-U.S. news
CNN: Supreme Court justice to perform same-sex wedding ceremony

Outside-the-U.S. news
NPR: 15 killed in China ammonia leak

Out-of-the-ordinary news
NBCNews: 80-year-old weightlifter tests positive for steroid, banned
 
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Lamar Odom
CNN: Lamar Odom arrested for DUI

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Dedication 5
See Billboard.com (The bird won't go there because he caught a virus there once)

Seamus Heaney
BBC: Seamus Heaney death: Irish reaction

Dave Chappelle
USAToday: Dave Chappelle walks off stage in Connecticut

Friday, August 30, 2013

Trending: Friday, August 30, 2013

Published 4:26 p.m. CDT (GMT - 5:00)

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Today's headlines
Syria
CNN: 'War-weary' Obama says Syria chemical attack requires response
NPR: Kerry says Assad, a 'thug and murderer,' was behind attack
FoxNews: Obama says US has 'obligation' to act on Syria, cites intel findings

Georgia baby shooting
CNN: GUILTY: Teen convicted in baby shooting

Wildfire news
NBCNews: Firefighting felons: Hundreds of inmates battling the Yosemite blaze

Earthquake news
CNN: 7.0 earthquake strikes just south of Alaska's Aleutian Islands

North Korea
CNN: N. Korea rescinds invitation to U.S. envoy over American prisoner
NPR: Defectors think most North Koreans approve of Kim Jong Un
NBCNews: Rodman thinks he can get North Korea to free Kenneth Bae

Drone news
CNN: Sources: Drone strikes in Yemen kill 6, including senior AQAP leaders

Strange tragedy news
CNN: Arizona girl, 6, killed in joyride with brother, 8, at the wheel

Health news
CNN: New Tylenol cap will have warning label
NBCNews: Space radiation concerns holding back female astronauts, they say

Typo news
CNN: South Carolina freshman kicker Elliott Fry missing an 'A' on his jersey

Facebook news
NPR: Facebook's latest privacy changes: Tag, you're you

Conjoined twins
CBSNews: Conjoined twins separated in Dallas hospital

Culture-in-the-U.S. news
NBCNews: Tooth Fairy taking bite out of parents' pocketbooks

Outside-the-U.S. news
NBCNews: Dunkin' chocolate doughnut ad... Is it racist

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James Spader
CNN: 'Avengers:' James Spader to play Ultron

NFL
Official site

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Michael Jackson
USAToday: Happy birthday, Michael Jackson

Hyon Song-wol
UKTelegraph: Kim Jong-un's ex-lover 'executed by firing squad'

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Trending: Thursday, August 29, 2013

Published 5:17 p.m. CDT (GMT - 5:00)

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Today's headlines
Syria
CNN: British leader loses vote on Syria response
FoxNews: British lawmakers reject military action in Syriak, in setback for Obama administration

Third-party texting
CNN: Text a driver in New Jersey, and you could see your day in court

World-of-work news
CNN: Wave of fast food strikes hits 60 cities
USAToday: Fast-food workers strike for higher pay

Obamacare/Affordable care act
CNN: Employers play Obamacare blame game
NPR: Study: Price shocks on health exchanges appear unlikely

NFL head trauma
NBCNews: NFL and players reach $765 million settlement over head injuries

Gun news
NBCNews: White House announces new executive action on guns
FoxNews: Administration announces new gun control measures, targets military surplus imports

Car-jacking news
NBCNews: How hackers can hijack your car

Public health news
CNN: Colcord, Oklahoma, residents told to watch out for blood worms in water supply

Animal behavior news
NBCNews: Old whooping cranes keep the young ones on course, study finds

Psychology news
NBCNews: Poor people aren't stupid; bad decisions are from being overwhelmed, study finds

Geology news
NPR: Another 'Grand Canyon' discovered beneath Greenland's ice

Facebook news
NBCNews: Facebook may add your profile photo to facial recognition database

Google maps news
ABCNews: Google street view spots space shuttle soaring over New Jersey

Culture-in-the U.S. news
NBCNews: Vermont airport is first stop for mom-friendly Lactation Station

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Nintendo 2Ds
TheGuardian: Nintendo 2DS: Is this the end of 3D gaming

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Catherine Zeta Jones
CNN: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Douglas separate

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Trending: Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Published 2:20 p.m. CDT (GMT - 5:00)

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Nidal Hasan/Ft. Hood
CNN: Fort Hood shooting jury recommends death penalty for Nidal Hasan

Syria
CNN: Syria 'Red Line' debate: Are chemical weapons in Syria worse than conventional attacks?
NBCNews: US official says Syria crisis is past the point of no return' as UN members meet
NPR: Britain seeks U.N. OK for military action against Syria
FoxNews: Intercepted call reportedly clinched US claim on Syria chemical weapons strike

Gun violence news
NPR: Woman recovers after getting shot shielding neighbor's kids

Wildfire news
NBCNews: Smoke from expanding Yosemite wildfire triggers air-quality warnings 100 miles away

Satellite news
CNN: Spy satellite launched into orbit

Devant behavior news
CNN: Montana teacher gets 30 days in jail in rape of 14-year-old who later kills herself

Prodigy news
NBCNews: 11-year-old boy attends Texas Christian University
(http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/11-Year-Old-Boy-Attends-Texas-Christian-University-221408131.html)

New element news
CNN: Scientists confirm new element 115 after atoms collide

Aviation news
CNN: World's cutest planes head to the U.S.

Health news
CNN: Broccoli could help prevent arthritis
NBCNews: Can't remember anything? There may be hope for you

Third-party texting
NBCNews: Third-party texters risk liability in car crashes: Court

The moon
NBCNews: Moon water discovery hints at mystery source deep underground

Stem cell news
NBCNews: Mini brains grown from stem cells

Psychiatrist news
CNN: Fort Hood shooting jury recommends death penalty for Nidal Hasan

Culture-in-the-U.S. news
NBCNews: Viral felines escape the internet, star in cat video

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Pretty Little Liars
EWeekly: What did Ali's letter say

New York Times
See Trendilla from yesterday (Tuesday, August 28, 2013)

'I Have a Dream' speech
CNN: 9 things about MLK's speech and the March on Washington
CNN: 50 years after the March on Washington :What's changed for African-Americans

Neil Armstrong
USAToday: Neil Armstrong is dead, but it happened a year ago

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Madden 25
NYDailyNews: Video game review: Madden 25

Victoria Duval
ESPN: Victoira Duval breaks through at open

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Trending: Tuesday, August, 27, 2013

Published 7:47 p.m. CDT (GMT - 5:00)

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Today's headlines
Syria
NBCNews: Ripple effect: How the US move on Syria could reverberate around the world
NBCNews: Military strikes on Syria 'as early as Thursday,' US officials say
FoxNews: Any U.S. strike against Syria likely to last 'hours not days'

North Korea
CNN: State Dept. envoy heading to North Korea to get U.S. citizen freed
NBCNews: US sending envoy to North Korea to lobby for release of missionary

Cyberattack news
CNN: Attack shuts down New York Times' website
NBCNews: New York Times hacked, Syrian Electronic Army suspected
NPR: Outage summer: What to know about the Syrian Electronic Army

Stock market
CNN: Stock slump on Syria fears

Wildfire news
CNN: California wildfires further strain federal budget
NBCNews: Already one of the largest ever in California, Yosemite-area fire still growing

Dolphin die-off news
NBCNews: Big break in dolphin die-off: It's an 'outbreak' of measles-like virus

Science news
NBCNews: Mind meld? Scientist uses his brain to control another guy's finger

Kansas water issue news
NPR: Turning off the spigot in Western Kansas farmland

Health news
NPR: Vaccinating rabies for rotavirus protects the whole family

Smartphone news
CNN: Reports: Apple will offer trade-ins for new iPhone

Auto news/Autonomous drive
CNN: Nissan: We'll have a self-driving car on roads in 2020
FoxNews: Drivers slightly less satisfied with car brands

Wal-Mart
CNN: Wal-Mart to cover benefits for domestic partners

Facebook
USAToday: Governments sought info on 38,000 Facebook users

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Syria
See 'Today's headlines' above and Trendilla from yesterday (Monday, August 27, 2013)

US Open
USAToday: U.S. Open: Federer moves on to Round 2

Eminem
USAToday: Is Eminem's 'Berzerk' worth the wait?

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National Dog Day
Today: Ruff work: Check out pooches with professions on National Dog Day

Jeff Tuel
BleacherReport: Jeff Tuel is a must-add for fantasy football owners

Monday, August 26, 2013

Trending: Monday, August 26, 2013

Published 8:43 p.m. CDT (GMT - 5:00)

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Today's headlines
Syria
CNN: Missile strikes on Syria likely response to chemical attack
NBCNews: Kerry acuses Syria of using chemical agents; US preparing to release evidence

Wildfire news
CNN: Yosemite wildfire burns area the size of Chicago, threatens homes
NBCNews: Giant wildfire near Yosemite National Park 15 percent contained, but continues to rage

Medal of honor news
NBCNews: Afghan battle hero Ty Michael Carter receives Medal of Honor

FoxNews: Soldier gets Medal of Honor for heroic efforts to Afghanistan firefight

Cyberattack news
CNN: China's internet hit by biggest cyberattack in its history

Tropical depression Ferdand
NBCNews: Floods, landslides triggered by tropical depression Fernand kill 13 across Mexico

Facebook
CNN: Facebook friends could change your credit score

Edward Snowden
NBCNews: How Snowden did it

Outbreak news
NBCNews: Measles outbreak tied to Texas megachurch sickens 21

Sarah Muraghan/Double-lung transplant
NBCNews: 11-year-old lung transplant patient on her way home

Home prices
NBCNews: Home prices across the US defy gravity

Higher education news (CLA+)
NBCNews: Not enough to graduate college: Now there's an exit exam

Meteor news
NBCNews: Meteor had other near-misses before exploding over Russia in February

Health news
NBCNews: Study offers new way to diet: just don't gain

Weather news
CBSNews: (Video ad first) Farmer's Almanac predicts bitterly cold winter

Smartwatch news
NBCNews: Samsung 'Galaxy Gear' may ignite smartwatch wars next week

Animal rescue news
CBSNews: 367 dogs rescued in multi-state dog fighting, gambling bust

Do-not call list
USAToday: Robocallers doing a number on the Do Not Call list

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Miley Cyrus
USAToday: Miley Cyrus twerks, gets freaky with  Robin Thicke

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Miley Cyrus VMA
See 'Miley Cyrus' above

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Ariana Grande
PerezHilton: Ariana Grande knows 'The Way' at the 2013 VMAs pre-show

Twerking
HuffPost: Miley Cyrus twerking: 9 reasons why the dance craze is coming to an end

Taylor Swift
ABCNews: Watch Taylor Swift's best VMA reactions in GIFs

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Mary Lambert
HuffPost: Mary Lambert 'She Keeps Me Warm' video debuts

Bruno Mars
TheIndependent: Photo gallery: Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and Bruno Mars among the stars turning out for the MTV VMAs

Daft Punk
HuffPost: Daft Punk's VMA performance never happened

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Iggy Azalea
PerezHilton: Iggy Azalea photobombs Harry Styles, Ed Sheeran, Ellie Goulding & Rita Ora with a moutful of food

Julie Harris
See Trendilla from yesterday (Sunday, August, 25, 2013)

Jessica Biel
eonline: Jessica Biel celebrates Justin Timberlake's big night at 2013 MTV VMAs afterparty

Danity Kane
NYDailyNews: VMAs: Danity Kane confirms reunion, teases announcement at MTV awards

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Trending: Sunday, August 25, 2013

Published 1:03 p.m. CDT (GMT - 5:00)

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Today's headlines
Syria
CNN: Syria to allow inspectors to site of suspected chemical weapons attack
NBCNews: Syria to let UN inspectors visit site of alleged chemical weapons attack
NPR: Updated: Syria will allow U.N. to inspect chemical weapons claims
FoxNews: Syria warns against foreign involvement in conflict; Hagel says US prepared for 'all contingencies'

Gun violence news
CNN: Police: 8-year-old shoots, kills 90-year-old after video game
CNN: 3 dead, 2 injured after Florida shooting spree
FoxNews: 3 dead, 2 wounded in Florida truck company shootings

Wildfire news
NBCNews: Harsh, dry winds hamper moves to douse monstrous California wildfire
NPR: Wildfire near Yosemite spreads, threatens ancient trees
FoxNews: California firefighters try to cope with wind as officials try to protect giant sequoias

Weather news
USAToday: Cool summer due to lack of bullies El Nino, La Nina

Iconic personality news
CNN: N.Y. attorney general suing Trump's school for fraud
NBCNews: NY attorney general sues Donald Trump, says Trump University a fraud
NBCNews: Lance Armstrong settles $1.56M case with Sunday Times over cheating article
NPR: New York A.G. sues Donald Trump over 'unlicensed' university

India rapes
CNN: Police: Fifth suspect arrested in Mumbai gang rape case

Human trafficking
CNN: A heavy toll for the victims of human trafficking

Panda news
CNN: Giant panda Mei Xiang gives birth to stillborn 2nd cub
NPR: Second panda cub stillborn, first cub fine at National Zoo

Aviation news
NBCNews: Reports: Two killed in Taunton, Mass. plane crash

Science news
ABCNews: How a sea squirt could help you grow new limbs

Lottery news
USAToday: Twelve things not to do if you win the lottery

Health news
NBCNews: Afternoon slump? How to have more energy all day long
FoxNews: Dozens fall ill after eating guinea pig at Minnesota festival

World-of-work news
USAToday: 'Grueling' hours at banks in focus after intern death

Culture in the U.S. news
CNN: Police: 8-year-old shoots, kills 90-year-old after video game
NBCNews: 'Exhilarating:' 4,000 run from the bulls in US event modeled after Pamplona
NBCNews: Taxes: The most and least friendy states for retirees
NBCNews: Move over, well drinks. Specialty cocktails are booming
NPR: Wine has sommeliers. Now, beer has cicerones
CBSNews: (Video ad first): The benefits of multi-generational homes

Outside-the-U.S. news
NBCNews: Mexican cargo train used by migrants derails, killing at least 4
NBCNews: 'Our generation is a lost cause:' Spain's youth struggle to chart a life amid economic crisis
NBCNews: Crocodile attack: Austalian camper snatched from muddy river

Obituary news
CBSNews: Broadway star Julie Harris dies

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NASCAR
FoxSports: Kenseth fends off Kahne for BMS win 

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Trending: Saturday, August 24, 2013

Published 5:24 p.m. CDT (GMT - 5:00)

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Today's headlines
Syria
NBCNews: US officials believe Syria used chemical weapons, weigh military response
NBCNews: Syrian state TV: Government soldiers enter rebel tunnels, find chemical agents
NPR: U.S. weighs options on Syria after reported chemical attack
USAToday: Aid group tallies 355 dead after Syria attack

Wildfire news
CNN: Spreading California wildfire around Yomemite feeds on dry vegetation
NBCNews: Raging California wildfire poses threat to San Francisco power grid
NPR: San Francicso under emergency as fire threatens power, water
FoxNews: California gov. declares state of emergency a wildfire spreads into Yosemite

Civil rights march anniversary
NPR: Thousands gather in D.C. to mark 1963 civil rights march
FoxNews: Marching for King's dream: 'The task is not done'

Scotland helicopter crash
CNN: Four confirmed dead after helicopter crashes off Scotland

Lottery news
CNN: Unclaimed lottery ticket worth 1M is set to expire this Sunday

NSA spying scandal
FoxNews: NSA officers sometimes spy on love interests

San Diego mayor
CNN: San Diego Mayor Bob Filner resigns but says he faced 'lynch mob hysteria'

Facebook
HLN: Facebook, in real life: Woman visits all her 'friends'

Women in combat
USAToday: Marines to open infantry training to enlisted women

Fracking
NBCNews: Fracking protests hit Europe

Brain-eating parasite
CNN: Post: Florida boy, 12, dies from brain-eating parasite

Bad idea news
NBCNews: How to bring extinct animals back to life

Animal intelligence
NBCNews: Birds can tell the speed limit on certain roads

Animal hoarding news
NBCNews: 68 dogs rescued after fire at Staten Island horder home

Extraterrestrial intelligence/astronomy news
NBCNews: Faint alien laser pulses sought in hunt for extraterrestial intelligence

NPR: Tons of molten glass go into making mirror for giant telescope

Culture-in-the-U.S. news
TIME: A fresh sound: Whole foods starts selling records

NBCNews: Spuds take center stage at Minnesota town's Potato Days

Outside-the-U.S.-news
CNN: Dozens killed in Bolivia prison fire
CNN: 5 bodies ID'd as those of kidnapped Mexican youths
NBCNews: Pakistan releases 337 Indian prisoners, seeking to ease tensions with neighbor

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North West
eonline: Kim Kardashian and North West baby pics side by side

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Linda Ronstadt
NPR: Linda Ronstadt tells AARP she has Parkinson's

Big Brother
TheGuardian: Why Saved by the Bell's Screech could win Celebrity Big Brother