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FCC votes along party lines to end ‘net neutrality’
Tips to help you prevent injury while decorating — and wrapping gifts — this holiday season
Mom arrested after son has 323 hospital visits, 13 major surgeries
FCC votes to undo sweeping Obama-era `net neutrality’ rules
Casting call: Muslim teens for new TV show filming in Austin
Manchester To Send Extra Car Tax Bill
Top animated Christmas movies
Drive-in Film Guru Joe Bob Briggs Returns to His Dallas Homeland Next Month
2017-12-14 21:24:06 Joe Bob Briggs, the B-movie buff who celebrated blood, breasts and beasts with his Dallas newspaper column, is planning a trip back to the town that made him the sage of the drive-in movie theater. The outlaw drive-in movie critic from Grapevine with a massive collection of bolo ties will bring his one-man show, "How Rednecks Saved Hollywood," to the Texas Theatre for a live performance at 8 p   Read More ...
Zoo Visitors In Oregon Can See Otter Pup Next Month
2017-12-14 21:18:57 The Oregon Zoo has a new member. A sea otter pup was rescued in California when it was less than two weeks old and eventually brought to the zoo in Portland. Zoo officials say the animal is adjusting well to his new home. Zoogoers can see the pup next month when he leaves the zoo’s nursery and joins the adult sea otters in their exhibit   Read More ...
Colorado Keeps Focus On Youth Education After ‘Encouraging’ Pot Survey
2017-12-14 21:18:52 A decline showing up in statistics on marijuana use among middle and high school students has Colorado officials looking at what’s working. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows 9 percent of those students reported pot use over a 30 day period in 2016. That was down from 11 percent the year before. “Well it has been a huge priority since marijuana sales began in Colorado in 2014 to try and prevent and even decrease youth use in Colorado, so we’ve put a lot of resources, a lot of time and effort into it, I think we’re certainly encouraged by the results,” said Mark Bolton, the governor’s advisor and legal counsel on marijuana   Read More ...
Gusty winds spark fire at Morrison quarry
2017-12-14 21:18:43 MORRISON - Dozens of firefighters responded to a fire at a Morrison quarry Tuesday night. The fire at Aggregate Industries was caused by welding sparks carried by sudden gusty winds into heavy machinery, according to West Metro Fire. Approximately 40 firefighters from West Metro, South Metro, Indian Hills and Fairmount responded to the fire near Colorado Highway 8 and U.S. Highway 285   Read More ...
Eagles vs. Giants: Ranking the four miracles at the Meadowlands
2017-12-14 21:18:34 One of three articles on the Eagles’ rivalry with the New York Giants. Miracle. 1. An extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs. Sentence: When Jesus rose from the dead, it was a miracle. : an extremely outstanding or unusual event, thing, or accomplishment. Sentence: The miracles just keep coming for the Eagles at the Meadowlands. Merrill Reese believes only two miracles have occurred for the Eagles in the home stadium of the New York Giants during his long and legendary career as Philadelphia’s football announcer   Read More ...
Five unforgettable moments in one of the NFL's best rivalries
2017-12-14 21:18:31 One of three articles on the Eagles’ rivalry with the New York Giants. A few years ago, the NFL Network counted down the top 10 NFL rivalries and determined that the Eagles against the New York Giants belonged at the top. These types of things can always be debated, and in fact, Eagles fans might argue that their team has a more fierce rivalry with the Dallas Cowboys   Read More ...
Idaho group clarifies after stating governor's 2018 plans
2017-12-14 21:18:26 BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The head of an Idaho business lobbying group says he overstepped when stating what Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter will propose during the 2018 legislative session. Rod Gramer, president of the Idaho Business for Education, emailed his group Wednesday saying Otter is planning to ask lawmakers to create a chief education officer to implement key changes inside Idaho's higher education system   Read More ...
Company faces fine after FedEx workers exposed to radiation
2017-12-14 21:18:22 IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - U.S. officials want to fine an Idaho company that sent radioactive materials across the country that leaked from lead containers and exposed FedEx workers. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Thursday announced a proposed $22,400 fine for Idaho Falls-based Qal-Tek Associates. The federal agency says radiation levels of the package sent from a job site in New York to Idaho exceeded regulatory limits   Read More ...
FCC votes along party lines to end 'net neutrality'
2017-12-14 21:18:18 NEW YORK (AP) - The Federal Communications Commission repealed the Obama-era "net neutrality" rules Thursday, giving internet service providers like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T a free hand to slow or block websites and apps as they see fit or charge more for faster speeds. In a straight party-line vote of 3-2, the Republican-controlled FCC junked the long-time principle that said all web traffic must be treated equally   Read More ...
California will set more fires to try to stop wildfires
2017-12-14 21:18:15 LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's seemingly endless cycle of wildfires is prompting authorities to make plans to set more "controlled burns" to thin forests choked with dead trees and withered underbrush that serves as kindling to feed monster blazes that force entire communities to flee, destroy homes and take lives. Fighting wildfires that burn out of control is extremely expensive and even when authorities make mammoth efforts to put out the blazes, they can still cause expensive property and infrastructure losses when the flames reach populated areas   Read More ...
Eighth planet found in faraway solar system, matching ours
2017-12-14 21:18:12 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - An eighth planet has been found in a faraway solar system, matching our own in numbers. Even more amazing, machines and not humans made the discovery. NASA joined with Google on Thursday to announce the finding. This eighth planet orbits the star known as Kepler-90, 2,545 light-years away. Like Earth, this new planet is the third rock from its sun   Read More ...
Less would have been more in over-the-top 'The Thousand Faces of Dunjia'
2017-12-14 21:17:25 H.P. Lovecraft meets the Three Stooges (by way of “Men in Black”) courtesy of “The Thousand Faces of Dunjia,” an insanely over-the-top live-action cartoon of a sci-fi-fantasy martial arts adventure. The Chinese import, set in a non-specific place in time, concerns the efforts of the supernaturally gifted Wuyin Clan to get their hands on a powerful cosmic device to defeat alien enemies from “beyond the sky   Read More ...
The deals that have made Disney so powerful
2017-12-14 21:17:22 Walt Disney Co. has made some big acquisitions to become the industry’s dominant entertainment player — especially since Robert Iger became chief executive in 2005. Here’s a look at some of the major deals. 1996: Capital Cities/ABC This $19-billion deal creates the largest entertainment company in the world. It brings the profitable ABC TV network and its ESPN service to Disney, along with Capital Cities’ president, Iger   Read More ...
Oprah Winfrey to receive Cecil B. DeMille prize at 2018 Golden Globes
2017-12-14 21:14:39 Former daytime TV queen Oprah Winfrey will receive the 2018 Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globe Awards next month, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. announced Wednesday. “What an honor,” the OWN exec tweeted in response to the news. (Alas, her response was not “You get a Golden Globe! And you get a Globe! And I get a Globe!”) The HFPA Board of Directors selected the influential industry mogul for her “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment   Read More ...
Mikey Garcia's next fight is a head-scratcher: Sergey Lipinets
2017-12-14 21:14:35 Mikey Garcia is expected in Los Angeles Monday for a session with reporters, where he’ll be asked to explain why he’s chosen to fight mostly anonymous Sergey Lipinets in his next bout. Showtime announced Thursday that Riverside-trained Garcia (37-0, 30 knockouts) will meet Eastern Europe’s new International Boxing Federation junior-welterweight champion Lipinets (13-0, 10 KOs) Feb. 10 at the Alamodome in San Antonio   Read More ...
Merchant-Ivory-Jhabvala team finds its groove with 1965's 'Shakespeare Wallah'
2017-12-14 21:14:32 For more than 50 years, producer Ismail Merchant and director James Ivory, most often in collaboration with writer Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, made films renowned for their civility and sophistication. Many were adaptations of literary classics and have been celebrated for the quality of their acting and impeccable sense of time and place. The trio hit its stride in only its second feature, "Shakespeare Wallah" (1965), which remains one of its finest accomplishments   Read More ...
USC's walk-on kicker and punter earn scholarships for 2018 season
2017-12-14 21:14:27 Among all the USC football players who received awards at the team’s banquet on Wednesday night, kicker Chase McGrath and punter Reid Budrovich might have been the biggest winners. The walk-ons got the unexpected news they will receive scholarships beginning next season. Coach Clay Helton told them in front of the team after announcing they were the season’s most-valuable nonscholarship players   Read More ...
LAFC signs rising Uruguayan star Diego Rossi
2017-12-14 21:14:19 Age may be just a number, but Los Angeles soccer fans will have a chance to see a rising Uruguayan star play in a new stadium for a new team. The Los Angeles Football Club today announced the signing of 19-year-old Uruguayan striker Diego Rossi. LAFC, just removed from acquiring five players in Tuesday’s Major League Soccer expansion draft and then pulling off a trade for Montreal center back Laurent Ciman, landed its second designated player in Rossi   Read More ...
White House gives Roy Moore a unsubtle shove: Time to concede
2017-12-14 21:14:15 Congress Dec. 14, 2017, 11:23 a.m. White House gives Roy Moore a unsubtle shove: Time to concede The White House sent a clear signal Thursday to the defeated Republican candidate for Senate in Alabama: It’s time to concede. Roy Moore refused to concede the race on Tuesday night when Doug Jones, the Democrat, was declared the winner. Election night results show Jones winning by about 1   Read More ...
Arty approach to woodland horror bogs down 'Desolation'
2017-12-14 21:14:12 Director Sam Patton’s debut feature “Desolation” takes a quietly existential approach to the “killer in the woods” story — an idea that’s honorable in intent, but dreary in execution. At times Patton and screenwriters Matt Anderson and Michael Larson-Kangas seem to be using arty reserve as a cover for their lack of story and action. “Desolation” gets off to a good start, with cinematographer Andi Obarski setting up handsome-looking shots of three amiable hikers ambling up a mountain   Read More ...
A boldly bonkers 'Beyond Skyline' takes on alien invaders
2017-12-14 21:14:09 “Beyond Skyline,” written and directed by Liam O’Donnell, is ostensibly a sequel to the 2010 alien invasion thriller “Skyline,” though the motivation behind this film seems purely a desire to watch Frank Grillo and the guys from “The Raid” beat up some aliens. Fair enough. The only connection to the first film, aside from the mysterious glowing blue light emanating from the brain-sucking aliens, is the Los Angeles setting for the initial attack   Read More ...
MLB to investigate leak of Shohei Ohtani's medical test results
2017-12-14 21:14:05 Major League Baseball plans to investigate whether a rival team official leaked the private medical information of new Angels two-way player Shohei Ohtani, a source confirmed. On Tuesday, Yahoo Sports published excerpts of a recent physical examination Ohtani underwent in Japan that revealed a first-degree sprain of the ulnar collateral ligament in the elbow of his prized right arm. Such sprains, or small tears, are quite common among professional pitchers, but the report caused consternation   Read More ...
Rupert Murdoch says Disney deal does not signal a Fox retreat: 'Absolutely not!'
2017-12-14 21:14:01 Rupert Murdoch has labored more than 60 years to build a global media colossus, which explains why he seems perturbed by a perception that his ambition is diminishing as he dramatically downsizes his company. “Are we retreating? Absolutely not!” Murdoch said Thursday on a conference call with Wall Street analysts. “We are pivoting at a pivotal moment.” The 86-year-old media baron from Australia instead painted the blockbuster $52   Read More ...
Working-class Brits keep calm and carry on in animated 'Ethel & Ernest'
2017-12-14 21:13:58 The similarly titled labor of love that was Raymond Briggs’ 1999 graphic novel about the warmly rendered lives of his parents, takes on a beautifully animated life of its own in “Ethel & Ernest.” Peppered with knowing insights surrounding the British working class, the film creates a richly etched portrait of maid Ethel (Brenda Blethyn) and milkman Ernest (Jim Broadbent), from their touching late 1920s courtship to their deaths, within mere months of each other, in 1971   Read More ...
Warning to Trump: Liberals aren't just in California, they're in Alabama too
2017-12-14 21:13:54 To the editor: For all of the implications of Democrat Doug Jones’ victory in Tuesday’s Alabama Senate election that have been analyzed, there is one more message that President Trump must hear. (“The Alabama Senate loss just made Trump’s job a lot harder,” Dec. 13) He regularly rails against the liberal crazies in California and New York who don't support his “Make America Great Again” vision and who are undoubtedly under the direction of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N   Read More ...
Animated 'Hedgehogs' fails the cute test
2017-12-14 21:13:51 Animating the most adorable creatures — puppies, kittens, bunnies, etc. — usually results in an even cuter cartoon creation. However, “Hedgehogs’” first sin of many is the disservice it does to its titular animals. In this animated movie, the normally Instagram-worthy darlings are reduced to bland characters unlikely to elicit an “aww” or even vague interest by the audience. Bobby the hedgehog (voiced by Anthony Padilla) is the bravest and boldest of his kind, but when he is injured in a fight, he loses his memory   Read More ...
Largest generic drugmaker Teva to cut 14,000 workers worldwide
2017-12-14 21:13:48 Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., the world's largest generic drug maker, on Thursday said it would lay off over a quarter of its workforce as part of a global restructuring meant to salvage its ailing business. The company said 14,000 workers would be let go. The cuts will be scattered across Teva's global operations and will occur over the next two years, with most expected in 2018   Read More ...
Beverly Hills Anesthesiologist Pleads Not Guilty To Murdering Patient
2017-12-14 21:13:39 BEVERLY HILLS (CBSLA) – An anesthesiologist pleaded not guilty Thursday to murder in the death of a 71-year-old plastic surgery patient in Beverly Hills this fall. Stephen Kyosung Kim, 53, is charged in the Sept. 26 death of the patient, Dr. Mark Greenspan, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Kim pleaded not guilty to a single count of murder at his arraignment Thursday in Los Angeles County Superior Court and remains free on bail   Read More ...
FCC votes along party lines to end ‘net neutrality’
2017-12-14 21:10:59 NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission repealed the Obama-era “net neutrality” rules Thursday, giving internet service providers like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T a free hand to slow or block websites and apps as they see fit or charge more for faster speeds. In a straight party-line vote of 3-2, the Republican-controlled FCC junked the long-time principle that said all web traffic must be treated equally   Read More ...
Celebrate the holidays ‘Sound of Music’-style at Vermont’s Trapp Family Lodge
2017-12-14 21:10:56 When the holidays come to Stowe, Vermont, the Trapp Family Lodge goes all out, decking the halls of the mountain getaway with twinkling lights, evergreen boughs, and 19 Christmas trees. The old-fashioned ski resort is still owned by the descendants of , who eventually moved to the Green Mountains after fleeing Nazi-occupied Austria. “The Austrians take Christmas very seriously,” said Executive Vice President Sam von Trapp, who is the grandson of Maria and the Baron   Read More ...
Tips to help you prevent injury while decorating — and wrapping gifts — this holiday season
2017-12-14 21:10:52 The risk of injuring yourself may not be the first thing that comes to mind as you untangle those holiday lights, but the US Consumer Product Safety Commission hopes you’ll take precautions. According to the last year’s holiday season resulted in 14,700 decorating-related injuries that needed to be treated in an emergency room. That’s about 240 a day during the months of November and December   Read More ...
Hoover City Schools receive approval for rezoning plan
2017-12-14 21:10:42 The Hoover City school district has received final approval from a federal judge for it's rezoning plan. It now will be implemented in the 2018-2019 school year. U.S. District Judge Madeline Haikala had previously gr anted preliminary approval in May 2016, but she also requested more information at that time. Hoover has been under a federal desegregation order that dates back to when it was part of the Jefferson County school system   Read More ...
Eight Planets Found Orbiting Distant Star, NASA Says
2017-12-14 21:10:33 (CNN) — For the first time, eight planets have been found orbiting a distant star, Kepler-90, 2,545 light-years from Earth in the Draco constellation, NASA announced Thursday. It is the first star known to support as many planets as are orbiting our own sun, and researchers believe that this is the first of many to come. Researchers had known that seven planets were orbiting the star   Read More ...
Idaho group clarifies after stating governor's 2018 plans
2017-12-14 21:10:30 BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The head of an Idaho business lobbying group says he overstepped when stating what Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter will propose during the 2018 legislative session. Rod Gramer, president of the Idaho Business for Education, emailed his group Wednesday saying Otter is planning to ask lawmakers to create a chief education officer to implement key changes inside Idaho's higher education system   Read More ...
Dispute Leads To Car Crash In Antioch, 5 Injured
2017-12-14 21:10:29 ANTIOCH (CBS SF) – Five people were injured in Antioch after a suspect allegedly intentionally drove a vehicle into another vehicle on Wednesday morning, according to police. Officers responded at 8:12 a.m. to a collision reported between two vehicles on Terrace View Avenue. Three people from one vehicle had severe injuries while a man and his young daughter in the other car complained of pain, police said   Read More ...
Cards' Piscotty dealt to A's after mother diagnosed with ALS
2017-12-14 21:10:26 LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Stephen Piscotty has been traded by the St. Louis Cardinals to the Oakland Athletics for two infield prospects, allowing the outfielder to be near his family's home in Pleasanton, California, following his mother's diagnosis with Lou Gehrig's disease. Gretchen Piscotty was diagnosed in May with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a disease that attacks nerve cells. He left the Cardinals for five days after the diagnosis and returned May 31   Read More ...
Illness sidelines McCain, Cochran as tax vote nears
2017-12-14 21:10:23 WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate hearing opened Thursday without John McCain in the chairman's seat and members of the Armed Services panel unsure when he'd return. The Arizona Republican was admitted to a local military hospital where he is dealing with the side effects of treatment for brain cancer. Sen. Lindsey Graham is McCain's closest friend on Capitol Hill. He says he spoke with McCain's wife Cindy earlier in the week and said he was optimistic McCain would be back soon   Read More ...
The Latest: California fires prompt tougher utility rules
2017-12-14 21:10:18 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on California toughening rules meant to prevent power lines from sparking wildfires (all times local): California is ordering utility companies to do more to keep power lines from sparking devastating wildfires. The state Public Utilities Commission on Thursday toughened its rules requiring power companies to keep trees and brush away from power lines in areas at higher risk of fires   Read More ...
University of Houston fraternity indicted for hazing
2017-12-14 21:10:15 HOUSTON (AP) — A Harris County grand jury has indicted the parent company of a University of Houston fraternity on a misdemeanor hazing charge for depriving pledges of adequate food, water and sleep during a three-day November 2016 event where one student was body slammed and sustained a lacerated spleen. The university already has suspended the fraternity Pi Kappa Alpha from campus until 2023   Read More ...
Official Rules: Like to Win Cinderella
2017-12-14 21:10:12 FOX 2’s “LIKE to WIN Cinderella” Sweepstakes. Official Rules. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN, NOR WILL A PURCHASE IMPROVE ONE’S CHANCES OF WINNING.Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received. Eligibility: Entrants must be legal US residents, at least 18 years old or above, as determined by KTVI FOX 2 and reside in the St   Read More ...