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NFL mock draft 2018: Predicting first round, top players for the 2018 NFL Draft (1/19/2018)
TN lawmaker proposes keeping daylight saving time all year - | WBTV Charlotte
Disabled man freezes to death in home with no heat
Man walks his dog through the cold dressed as a Stormtrooper from Hoth
Abuse in house of torture was 'severe, pervasive, prolonged'
One year into Trump's presidency, British bookmakers still think he'll be impeached
Teenager pleads not guilty to carrying out London bomb attack on train
NFL mock draft 2018: First-round projections, top players, 2018 NFL Draft order (01/19/2018)
2018-01-19 13:49:31 NFL Draft 2018 predictions are new, especially with the NFL Playoffs now set for conference championship games. Find 2018 NFL mock drafts below. Much of the narrative around the 2018 NFL Draft is focused at quarterback. Mock drafts from Sports Illustrated and CBS Sports both have quarterbacks littering the top 10. Here is a collection of 2018 NFL mock drafts from around the internet, plus Land of 10’s own projection   Read More ...
NFL mock draft 2018: Predicting first round, top players for the 2018 NFL Draft (1/19/2018)
2018-01-19 13:49:27 With the 2018 Senior Bowl coming up next week, it’s time to look ahead to the . A number of elite players declared, like the Alabama trio of Calvin Ridley, Da’Ron Payne and Minkah Fitzpatrick. Baker Mayfield is expected to take center-stage at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. This draft figures to be quarterback heavy, with potentially four signal callers, Josh Rosen, Sam Darnold, Baker Mayfield and Josh Allen going among the top-10 picks   Read More ...
Owl expected to be OK after cross-state ride in SUV grill - | WBTV Charlotte
2018-01-19 13:49:21 PETERSBURG, VA (WWBT) - A great horned owl is expected to be OK after being stuck in an SUV's grill during a driver's trip from Roanoke to Petersburg, which is about 170 miles via Route 460. "We always need to be on the lookout for our wildlife," said Petersburg Animal Care and Control. Photos from Petersburg Animal Care and Control's Facebook page show the owl being rescued from the SUV and then taken to a rehabilitation center: "We rarely get to see great horned owls up close and we're so happy he will be OK," Petersburg Animal Care and Control said   Read More ...
Wife vanishes after Ohio couple's trip to Graceland, husband cla - | WBTV Charlotte
2018-01-19 13:49:17 MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A couple's trip to Graceland ended in a mystery. An Ohio man said his wife died in the Bluff City, but the problem is, no one can find her body. It’s a puzzling story, and it appears the only evidence of what happened came from the missing woman's husband. It is not even clear if Philip Snider's wife, Roberta, who went by the name Bobby, ever made it to Memphis   Read More ...
Five Below dog toys pulled after cigarettes, trash found inside - | WBTV Charlotte
2018-01-19 13:49:13 CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - A viral video out of Texas has folks talking and tails wagging after a couple pulled trash out of the dog toys they had purchased from discount retailer Five Below. Sunday Tarah West posted this video on her Facebook page detailing the discovery: When their dogs ripped them open, they found a cigarette butt, trash, plastic and what she describes as "random needle packaging" inside   Read More ...
Readers on Amazon decision: ‘Can we get our custom wood box back - | WBTV Charlotte
2018-01-19 13:49:09 CHARLOTTE, NC (Bruce Henderson/The Charlotte Observer) - Social media commentary on Charlotte’s absence Thursday from Amazon’s list of 20 finalist cities for a second headquarters ranged from the aggrieved to the snarky. “Can we get our custom wood box back?” commenter Kayak Around Florida tweeted, referring to the box in which Charlotte had sent its application to Amazon. North Carolina had presented another potential jobs magnet, PayPal, with a handcrafted wooden bowl while courting the company in 2016   Read More ...
Power outage affects over 700 Anson County residents - | WBTV Charlotte
2018-01-19 13:49:07 According to the Duke Power outage map, the outage is affecting residents who live along Salisbury Street and North Graham Street in Wadesboro.   Read More ...
TN lawmaker proposes keeping daylight saving time all year - | WBTV Charlotte
2018-01-19 13:49:03 MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - One Tennessee lawmaker wants the state to keep an extra hour of daylight in the evening, keeping the state on daylight saving time year-round. State representative Rick Tillis of Lewisburg wants us to see more of the sun in the winter. He's proposed a bill that would keep us on daylight saving time all year. Dr. Mark Castellaw said springing forward and falling back annually can affect your physical health   Read More ...
Bill would add 'Bible literacy' class to Iowa public schools
2018-01-19 13:48:24 A bill introduced at the Iowa Statehouse this week would establish a public school course centered on the Bible — sparking outcry from opponents who call it an "extreme piece of legislation." If passed, Iowa would join a small but growing number of states with "Bible literacy" laws that allow or require public schools to offer such courses. Supporters say that studying the Bible for its historical and cultural influence is instrumental to understanding western civilization and the values on which America was build   Read More ...
Journey and Def Leppard returning to Des Moines for summer concert
2018-01-19 13:48:21 Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott goes back to '70s England when asked who the best band ever is. (Dec. 19) Start stocking up on Aqua Net, Iowans, because a heavy dose of hair rock is headed to Iowa’s capital city this summer. Announced Friday, 1980s staples Journey and Def Leppard return to Des Moines on July 23 for a one-night, co-headlining show   Read More ...
Cowboy honored with horseback procession in small town
2018-01-19 13:48:15 Cowboy honored with horseback procession in small town SLAPOUT, Okla. — The town of Slapout, Oklahoma, gathered last week to honor a 94-year-old cowboy described as a "steadfast pillar" of the community. Bernard Landon Nine died Jan. 2, and to honor his last wishes, his family, friends and members of the community rode on horseback during a funeral procession. They wore white shirts and blue jeans and followed a wagon carrying Nine to his final resting place   Read More ...
5-year-old cancer survivor killed on eve of anniversary of finishing chemo
2018-01-19 13:48:11 5-year-old cancer survivor killed on eve of anniversary of finishing chemo Toronto, Canada — A five-year-old cancer survivor from Toronto, Canada, was struck by a vehicle and killed just before her one-year anniversary of completing chemotherapy. The Toronto Star reports Camila Torcato was leaving North York’s St. Raphael Catholic School with her father when an unoccupied SUV rolled towards them. The two were pinned against their car   Read More ...
Disabled man freezes to death in home with no heat
2018-01-19 13:48:07 NEW ROADS, La. — Officials in Louisiana say an 84-year-old man has died from hypothermia and that his wife was hospitalized because her body temperature had dropped to troubling levels. Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff Bud Torres tells The Advocate that deputies found Paul Maker around 11 a.m. Wednesday after receiving a 911 call from a neighbor who routinely checked on the couple   Read More ...
Man walks his dog through the cold dressed as a Stormtrooper from Hoth
2018-01-19 13:48:03 Man walks his dog through the cold dressed as a Stormtrooper from Hoth HOUSTON — It's so cold in Houston that it can feel like living on Hoth, the planet where the rebel alliance battled the empire in "The Empire Strikes Back." For Brandon Crismon, the dangerously icy conditions were reason enough to wear his Hoth Stormtrooper ensemble while walking his dog in Houston this week   Read More ...
1-Year-Old Dies After Suffering Severe Burns During Bath, Police Say
2018-01-19 13:47:54 (MIAMI) — A Florida mother faces an aggravated manslaughter charge after police say she failed to get help for her 1-year-old child who was severely burned while taking a bath and later died. News outlets, citing a Miami-Dade police arrest report, say 35-year-old Christina Hurt was arrested late Thursday. The arrest report says Hurt has been investigated in the past for child neglect   Read More ...
What was the final year in the Obama White House like? This filmmaker was there.
2018-01-19 13:47:20 Calling all progressives: Who’s ready to relive the tsunami of dismay and stupefaction that came crashing down on Nov. 8, 2016? In case you’ve forgotten what the hangover after that presidential election felt like, there’s a new documentary to walk you through it all over again. Too soon? Set during the last 12 months of Barack Obama’s presidency, and centering on the day-to-day business of the administration’s foreign policy team — Secretary of State John F   Read More ...
New Zealand’s prime minister is pregnant. ‘I am not the first woman to multitask,’ she says.
2018-01-19 13:47:16 Hours after 37-year-old Jacinda Ardern was elected leader of New Zealand’s Labour Party in August, two different television hosts asked about her plans for a family. One of the hosts specifically asked whether it was acceptable for a nation’s prime minister to take maternity leave while in office. “It is totally unacceptable in 2017 to say that women should have to answer that question in the workplace,” Ardern fired back   Read More ...
Wife of Michigan father deported after 30 years is coming to Trump’s State of the Union
2018-01-19 13:47:11 Cindy Garcia has had a long, exhausting and life-changing week. And by all appearances, the whirlwind is going to continue. On Monday morning, she watched immigration agents escort Jorge Garcia, her husband of 15 years, through the security gates at Detroit Metropolitan Airport, deporting him to Mexico after nearly three decades living and raising a family in Michigan. Video of Cindy Garcia and the couple’s two adolescent children sobbing as they said goodbye grabbed national headlines   Read More ...
America’s forever war is expanding. Again.
2018-01-19 13:47:04 Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? . This week, the Trump administration announced that the United States is committing to an extended military presence in Syria. At an event at Stanford University on Wednesday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said about 2,000 U   Read More ...
The mystery of the missing airfare
2018-01-19 13:47:00 John Angarano isn’t just tired of the what he suspects are bait-and-switch airfares online. He’s also skeptical about the excuses airlines and online booking sites give for displaying an initial low price then switching it out later with a higher fare. When he recently searched online for a flight from Rochester, N.Y., to Boston, he says he found several affordable prices only to have them replaced with “this fare is no longer available” as the transaction progressed   Read More ...
Addicted to your smartphone? Now there’s an app for that.
2018-01-19 13:46:56 Did you text? Sorry, I can’t see messages right now. Arianna Huffington locked my phone. The media tycoon turned wellness entrepreneur wants to keep you out of your phone, too, with a new app called Thrive. Its goal is to make it cool for a generation hooked on smartphones to occasionally detox. Among Thrive’s capabilities: helping you humblebrag you can’t be reached by sending text responses on your behalf   Read More ...
How a 19th-century lemon craze gave rise to the infamous Sicilian mob
2018-01-19 13:46:53 “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade,” the old cliche goes. But in Sicily, a new paper contends, lemons also made mafiosi. The peer-reviewed paper, published last month in the Journal of Economic History, argues that the infamous organized crime ring actually has roots in the 19th-century lemon industry. Using two sets of historical crime and agricultural data, economist Arcangelo Dimico and two co-authors contend that the Mafia would not exist without a boom in the global citrus trade that spanned several decades   Read More ...
Trump’s inauguration speech, one year later
2018-01-19 13:46:49 Each week, the “Can He Do That?” podcast explores the powers and limitations of the American presidency, answering the critical questions about what today’s news means for our nation and its highest office. Explore past episodes here. On Jan. 20, 2017, Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States and delivered his inauguration address at the Capitol, laying out his vision for the country and the next four years   Read More ...
The absurdity of the looming government shutdown
2018-01-19 13:46:46 The government looks quite likely to shut down at midnight, and it's because both Republican and Democrats refuse to vote for things they support. That statement might seem odd, but it's a pretty complete encapsulation of how this whole mess came about and why it's reached an impasse. And it's a rather remarkable snapshot of what our politics have become. President Trump and Republicans indicated that they support codifying DACA — the program protecting young immigrants who were brought illegally as children — yet they somewhat bizarrely attempted to use the consensus program as though it were a concession to Democrats in exchange for border security and wall funding   Read More ...
Shutdown looms as Senate Democrats dig in against GOP spending plan
2018-01-19 13:46:43 The showdown over government funding shifted Friday to the Senate after the House passed a short-term extension that was cobbled together with enough GOP votes to overcome an internal revolt. Still, the possibility of a federal shutdown moved closer to a certainty after Senate Democrats rallied against the GOP proposal, announcing they would not lend their votes to a bill that did not reflect their priorities on immigration, government spending and other issues   Read More ...
Abuse in house of torture was 'severe, pervasive, prolonged'
2018-01-19 13:46:36 RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - A California couple tortured a dozen of their children for years, starving them to the point that their growth was stunted, chaining them to their beds for up to months, preventing them from using the toilet at times and forbidding them from showering more than once a year, a prosecutor said Thursday. "The victimization appeared to intensify over time," Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin said in announcing charges   Read More ...
Turkey says Syria offensive 'de facto' underway
2018-01-19 13:46:33 ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkey's defense minister said Friday there is no turning back from his country's decision to launch a ground assault on a Syrian Kurdish-controlled enclave in northwest Syria, saying the offensive had "de facto" started with the sporadic Turkish military shelling of the area. Nurettin Canikli told Turkey's A Haber television in an interview that the Syrian Kurdish fighters in the enclave of Afrin and other Kurdish-controlled territories pose a "real" and ever increasing threat to Turkey   Read More ...
Journey, Def Leppard team up for Comerica Park concert, U.S. tour
2018-01-19 13:46:28 The sound of '80s hit rock will sweep into Comerica Park this summer. Journey and Def Leppard will play the Detroit Tigers' ballpark on July 13, part of a 58-show tour that pairs two of that era's enduring names. The summer-long run is being officially announced this morning after several days of online buzz. Tickets for the Comerica Park show will go on sale to the general public at 10 a   Read More ...
Warmer weather, rain expected over the weekend in metro Detroit
2018-01-19 13:46:24 Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Facebook Warmer weather, rain expected over the weekend in metro Detroit Expect the weather to warm up beginning Friday morning and through the weekend, according to the National Weather Service in White Lake's website. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed.   Read More ...
Best-selling books: ‘Woman in the Window,’ ‘Fire and Fury’
2018-01-19 13:46:22 Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Facebook Best-selling books: ‘Woman in the Window,’ ‘Fire and Fury’ A.J. Finn stays No. 1 on fiction list; Michael Wolff again tops in nonfiction. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed.   Read More ...
Best-selling music: Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney
2018-01-19 13:46:19 Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Facebook Best-selling music: Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney Carrie Underwood tops iTunes singles with ‘The Champion,’ Kenny Chesney is No. 1 on the albums chart. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed.   Read More ...
Dad, mom and daughter plead guilty to drug charges
2018-01-19 13:46:13 SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts couple and their adult daughter have pleaded guilty to running a drug operation out of their apartment. The Republican newspaper reports that 55-year-old Antonio Perez, of Springfield, agreed Thursday to accept a state prison sentence of up to six years so his wife and daughter could serve 2 ½ years in jail instead of prison   Read More ...
Montenegro presidential election set for April 15
2018-01-19 13:46:10 PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro's parliament speaker has set April 15 as the date for the new presidential election. Ivan Brajovic said Friday he believes that the election — the third such vote since the tiny Balkan state became independent in 2006 — "will be held in a positive and democratic atmosphere." A parliamentary vote in October 2016 was marred by an alleged coup attempt against then prime minister and the country's longtime leader Milo Djukanovic   Read More ...
South Carolina school district sues in insurance case
2018-01-19 13:46:07 MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina school district has sued a North Carolina insurance brokerage, saying it sold the district excessive policies and charged too much. The Post and Courier of Charleston reported the Berkeley County School District sued in U.S. District Court seeking more than $42 million from its former chief financial officer, two men at the Charlotte insurance brokerage and several insurance companies   Read More ...
Mother, daughter fell into freezing lake in Alabama
2018-01-19 13:46:04 MADISON, Ala. (AP) — A mother and daughter fell into a freezing Alabama lake after their dog ran onto it and fell through. Madison Fire and Rescue Capt. Michael Sedlacek says the mother and daughter were outside with the dog when it ran onto the lake and fell through a thin sheet of ice. Al.com reports the mother fell into the freezing water when she tried to save the dog   Read More ...
Feds indict man accused of stealing more than $1.1M at work
2018-01-19 13:46:00 LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Federal authorities have indicted a Crete man already charged with stealing more than $1.1 million from his former employer in Lincoln. The wire fraud indictment announced Thursday involves Mark Ackerman, who was office manager for Vertical Horizons Contracting Inc. in Lincoln. Federal prosecutors say Ackerman used accounts designated for reimbursement fees to transfer funds to his personal account for items never purchased   Read More ...
Ex-mayor of Chicago suburb pleads guilty in bribery scheme
2018-01-19 13:45:57 MARKHAM, Ill. (AP) — A former mayor of a poor Chicago suburb has pleaded guilty for his role in an alleged $300,000 bribery scheme involving city contractors. The Daily Southtown reports former Markham Mayor David Webb pleaded guilty Thursday in an agreement with prosecutors to wire fraud and filing a false tax return. Webb was indicted last year. Authorities say bribes included payments made through campaign contributions, shell companies and small amounts of cash hidden in coffee cups   Read More ...
One year into Trump's presidency, British bookmakers still think he'll be impeached
2018-01-19 13:45:55 Learn the laws, steps and votes needed in the Presidential impeachment process. An earlier version of this video incorrectly identified one of the president’s who was impeached. USA TODAY. LONDON — One year into Donald Trump’s presidency, the odds that he’ll be a short-timer are the highest ever, a top bookmaker reports. Trump's chances of being forced out of office before the end of his term on Jan   Read More ...
Slowed by hip problems, Mancuso retires after Cortina race
2018-01-19 13:45:54 CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Four-time Olympic medalist Julia Mancuso retired from skiing after an emotional goodbye run in a World Cup downhill Friday. The 33-year-old Mancuso came down the Olympia delle Tofane course casually in a Wonder Woman suit with a red cape tied around her neck. "I felt like the crazier I would dress, the better and easier and less I would be emotional and cry," Mancuso said   Read More ...
South awaits thaw from snowstorm, icy roads and numbing cold
2018-01-19 13:45:51 DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Southerners awaited a big thaw that would end days of icy roads, broken pipes, snow and numbing cold after a fierce winter storm blasted their normally mild region. For the third straight night, state troopers warned of ice making roads and highways treacherous after the snow that hit a wide swath of the South melts and refreezes in the early hours Friday   Read More ...