• Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ Christmas

    Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ Christmas

    Posted on Thu Dec 25th, 2014 7:48am PDT       By X17 Staff It was a very Kardashian Christmas last night as Kris Jenner threw her annual holiday party with family and friends (and lots of Belvedere vodka)....
  • Shockers clash with Colonials for Diamond Head Classic crown

    Honolulu, HI (SportsNetwork.com) – The 11th-ranked Wichita Shockers and George Washington Colonials will play for the Diamond Head Classic tournament title on Thursday evening at the Stan Sheriff Center. The Shockers are in the tournament...
  • Saudi women drivers in terror trial

    Saudi women drivers in terror trial

    25 December 2014 Last updated at 14:56 A still from a video, released by Loujain al-Hathloul, shows her driving from the UAE to the Saudi border Two Saudi women who were detained for defying a...
  • Armored car driver arrested in Colorado

    Police are searching Trent Michael Cook, 24, a driver for the Rochester Armored Car Co., who was charged with first-degree felony theft for stealing over $200,000 from his truck. (Amarillo PD) The driver of an armored...
  • Father urges IS to free Jordan pilot

    Father urges IS to free Jordan pilot

    25 December 2014 Last updated at 15:14 IS posted photos showing the captured Jordanian pilot The father of a Jordanian pilot seized by Islamic State militants in Syria has renewed a plea for his release....

Headline News

  • Armored car driver arrested in Colorado


    Police are searching Trent Michael Cook, 24, a driver for the Rochester Armored Car Co., who was charged with first-degree felony theft for stealing over $200,000 from his truck. (Amarillo PD) The driver of an armored car who was charged with first-degree felony theft of more than $200,000 was arrested Wednesday in Colorado. Trent Michael Cook, 24, a driver for the Rochester Armored Car Co., and another suspect were found by the  Colorado Springs Police Department. All of the money was recovered as well, Amarillo Globe-News reports. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Cook, who was not an armed employee and who authorities believe was the only employee in the truck at the time, was originally listed by Amarillo PD as a “missing/endangered” person, but investigators say they discovered that he was allegedly involved in the heist. Related Image Expand / Contract Cops believe that this van was used as a getaway vehicle by Cook and ditched by the suspect …

    December 25, 2014 9:49 am
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Politics

  • Travel headaches for Christmas travelers


    By SOPHIA TAREEN December 24, 2014 David Welborn, 7, sits in the lost luggage line at the Delta Airlines desk at RDU International Airport on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. With his trusty dog “Wolfbaby” perched on his head, he was with his mother and about 15 other people trying to find their bags after a cross country flight from Washington State. They were headed to Kinston, N.C. for the holidays.(AP Photo/The News Observer, Chuck Liddy) Travelers setting out for the holidays could face trouble, with anticipated Christmas Eve snow around the Great Lakes states and heavy rain expected along the East Coast. National Weather Service meteorologists predicted rain that would turn into snow for some parts of Missouri to Michigan, with several inches expected Wednesday in portions of Illinois. Officials at both airport hubs in Chicago readied for the potential of holiday delays and cancellations, particularly with more people expected to fly this year. “I …

    December 25, 2014 8:48 am
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Stocks

  • How Dov Charney got fired from American Apparel


    For Dov Charney, the press release announcing his firing last week was déjà vu in the worst way. It was his second ousting in less than a year, and was an unexpected turn of events. That’s because when American Apparel’s board fired Charney for the first time in June, he almost immediately began charting his comeback. At the time, the board said it had learned of “disturbing” information that suggested “misconduct” by Charney, American Apparel’s founder. Still, Charney wasn’t entirely out. The board kept him on as a consultant. And in July, Charney turned to hedge fund Standard General for help. Standard General agreed to buy a large portion of the company’s shares. In exchange, Charney handed the hedge fund voting power of his shares, enabling the fund to secure a majority of the board seats. The hedge fund promised Charney an internal review into his conduct, which included reports of sexual harassment. It’s unclear …

    December 25, 2014 9:49 am
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Sports

  • Shockers clash with Colonials for Diamond Head Classic crown


    Honolulu, HI (SportsNetwork.com) – The 11th-ranked Wichita Shockers and George Washington Colonials will play for the Diamond Head Classic tournament title on Thursday evening at the Stan Sheriff Center. The Shockers are in the tournament championship game thanks to a thrilling 80-79 overtime win over host Hawaii in the semifinal round. Wichita State knocked off Loyola Marymount in Monday’s opening round with much more ease (80-53) and has improved to 10-1 on the season, with the lone loss coming on the road against Utah in overtime (69-68). The Shockers enter this contest with a six-game win streak in tow. George Washington has found its way to the tournament title game with wins over Ohio (77-49) and Colorado (53-50). With the win over the Buffaloes on Tuesday in the semifinal round, the Colonials have now won five of their last six games to move to a solid 8-3 on the year. GW is playing for its …

    December 25, 2014 10:29 am
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World News

  • Saudi women drivers in terror trial


    25 December 2014 Last updated at 14:56 A still from a video, released by Loujain al-Hathloul, shows her driving from the UAE to the Saudi border Two Saudi women who were detained for defying a ban on female drivers are to be tried in a terrorism court, activists say. Loujain al-Hathloul, 25, and Maysa al-Amoudi, 33, have been in detention for nearly a month. The women’s cases had reportedly been transferred over comments they had made on social media – rather than for their driving, according to activists. Saudi Arabia is the world’s only country to forbid women from driving. While it is not technically illegal for women to drive, only men are awarded driving licenses – and women who drive in public risk being fined and arrested by the police. Under Saudi rules, women must be consigned to the passenger seat Saudi women have launched a series of campaigns – including on social media …

    December 25, 2014 10:29 am
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Technology

  • Got a personal drone for Christmas? Use with caution


    Families who unwrapped a personal drone on Christmas Day will have to be careful not to enter a minefield of regulations if they try and put their new purchase into use on Boxing Day. Drones, sometimes referred to as unmanned aerial systems (UAS) or unmanned aircraft, can infringe neighbours’ privacy, breach civil aviation regulations and raise data protection issues – even if the model used is simply a cheap “quadcopter” bought to be used as a toy. The more advanced the drone, the more care its operator has to take to ensure they do not accidentally break the law while operating it. “This is 2014’s BMX bike, except that unlike a bike, if you get it wrong, it’s going to be manic … people think that because they’ve watched a video on YouTube, they can just use it. But this is an aerial vehicle, and you’re potentially putting yourself at risk,” says Justin Pringle, drone …

    December 25, 2014 9:08 am
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Science

  • NASA, Planetary Scientists Find Meteoritic Evidence of Mars Water Reservoir


    [image-69]NASA and an international team of planetary scientists have found evidence in meteorites on Earth that indicates Mars has a distinct and global reservoir of water or ice near its surface. Though controversy still surrounds the origin, abundance and history of water on Mars, this discovery helps resolve the question of where the “missing Martian water” may have gone. Scientists continue to study the planet’s historical record, trying to understand the apparent shift from an early wet and warm climate to today’s dry and cool surface conditions. The reservoir’s existence also may be a key to understanding climate history and the potential for life on Mars. The team’s findings are reported in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters. “There have been hints of a third planetary water reservoir in previous studies of Martian meteorites, but our new data require the existence of a water or ice reservoir that also appears to have exchanged with …

    December 25, 2014 9:10 am
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Health

  • Make Your Home ‘Kid Safe’ During the Holidays


    THURSDAY, Dec. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — During the hustle and bustle of the holidays, poisonings involving children increase, experts say. The Nebraska Poison Center offers the following advice for a safe holiday season. More than 50 percent of calls to the poison center involve medications, according to a center news release. Relatives and friends often bring medications when they come to stay over the holidays. Never leave medications on a nightstand or anywhere else children can find them. Store medications up and out of reach of youngsters. Alcohol — which is found in gifts such as perfume and cologne as well as in beverages — is a threat to children. Immediately after a party, remove all items that may contain alcohol and keep them out of the reach of small children. Empty all ashtrays. Just a few cigarette butts can send a child to the hospital. Take care with lamp oil in candle lamps. …

    December 25, 2014 9:08 am
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Entertainment

  • Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ Christmas


    Posted on Thu Dec 25th, 2014 7:48am PDT       By X17 Staff It was a very Kardashian Christmas last night as Kris Jenner threw her annual holiday party with family and friends (and lots of Belvedere vodka). And of course the Kardashian-Jenner ladies took this opportunity to post some sexy Instagrams. But just the day before, the family was prepping for the big event … Looks like Kendall Jenner had a hand in choosing step-sister Kourtney’s Christmas present! The young model, wearing a crop-top, leather pants and high tops, shopped with Kourtney’s man Scott Disick at the Barney’s sale at at Saint Laurent in Beverly Hills, on Tuesday. Wonder what they picked out for new, third-time mom Kourt? After shopping, the teen joined sis Kylie in Calabasas for lunch at Cantina. Kylie sported a similar outfit, all in black. And while they both looked cute, we’re a bit worried about Kylie’s stark black dye-job against her whiter …

    December 25, 2014 10:49 am
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Editorial

  • Christmas and fathers: Four lessons we can learn from Joseph


    December 8, 2014: Children from the Child Development Center (CDC) of Central Presbyterian watch as the tree lights are turned on. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, first lady Sandra Deal and other state officials kick off the holiday season by taking part in the annual lighting of Christmas tree at the state Capitol in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Bob Andres) Mary, the mother of Jesus, features prominently in our Christmas celebrations. Christmas carols, greeting cards and nativity reenactments all celebrate the important role she played in the birth of the Messiah. But what about Joseph? What does the Christmas story say about the role of fathers? The Gospel of Matthew, written in the second half of the first century to a predominantly Jewish audience, places Joseph at the center of the birth of Christ. Complimentary to the Gospel of Luke where most of the activity centers on Mary, Matthew reports that it is Joseph that is instructed …

    December 24, 2014 9:04 pm
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Odd News

  • Officials order Ohio man to take down zombie Nativity scene


    (Reuters) – A suburban Cincinnati man’s zombie-themed Nativity scene has caused quite a stir in his neighborhood, with some considering it a holiday treat. But others see a nightmare before Christmas. Responding to two anonymous complaints, officials in Ohio’s Sycamore Township said on Tuesday they have ordered Jasen Dixon to take down his display by Friday because it violates local property maintenance codes. Dixon, who manages a haunted attraction in Indiana, faces a $1,000 fine if he does not remove the 10-foot by 10-foot structure he built three weeks ago. He said he made the models for the zombie Mary and three wise men and borrowed props to make the Joseph and Jesus zombie figures. The baby Jesus is pale with totally white eyes, while the other life-sized figures are partly skeletal. Dixon said many people approve of the display, which is lit by red and green lights. A Facebook page he made for it …

    December 24, 2014 9:01 am
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