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Teen pilot killed at sea in quest to set world record

CNN - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 18:36
An American teenager who was trying to set a world record for flying around the world was killed and his father is missing after their plane crashed into the ocean off American Samoa on Tuesday night, the boy's family said.
Categories: National News

Facebook is officially a mobile company

Business News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 18:32
It wasn't long ago that Facebook was widely seen as having a "mobile problem." Those days are gone.

Is Zoe Saldana pregnant?

CNN Entertainment - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 17:11
Categories: Entertainment News

Chinese homebuyers are flocking to these U.S. states

Business News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 17:11
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'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' sets course for 2017 release

CNN Entertainment - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 17:08
The last we saw of Captain Jack Sparrow, he was on a beach with ol' scallywag Gibbs, reflecting on his decision to deny himself the Fountain of Youth. "Who's to say I won't live forever [anyway], eh?," he says. Indeed.
Categories: Entertainment News

Your mail delivered. After dark

Business News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 17:05
Mail is supposed to hit your mailbox before 5 pm.

Kid Rock subpoenaed to produce glass sex toy

CNN Entertainment - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 16:53
It's nothing to "whoop whoop" about: The ongoing sexual harassment lawsuit against horrorcore hip-hop act Insane Clown Posse just got a lot more disgusting, and it involves a glass sex toy reportedly owned by Kid Rock. Attorneys for the group's former publicist, Andrea Pellegrini, have subpoenaed the rocker to produce the item as court evidence, Detroit Free Press reports.
Categories: Entertainment News

That was fast. New record for stock market

Business News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 16:21
It wasn't exactly "shock-and-awe," but stocks churned out another record close on Wednesday thanks to strong results from companies like Apple and Delta.

Witness: Children crying as MH17 bodies fell

CNN World - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 16:08
Ukrainian residents who saw bodies falling from the sky describe the horrors of that day. CNN's Phil Black reports.
Categories: International News

Oldman's 'Dracula' sex coffin

CNN Entertainment - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 16:05
To help Gary prepare for his starring role, Francis Ford Coppola sent over a casket for him to really inhabit the role.
Categories: Entertainment News

Microsoft's most boneheaded product is about to be killed off

Business News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 16:04
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Lawsuit claims 'Duck Dynasty' stole idea

CNN Entertainment - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 16:00
When Uncle Si Robertson declared on "Duck Dynasty" that "My favorite color is Camo" it spurred a line of clothing sold to the A&E show's fans, according to a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday. A Florida company claims the cable channel's sales of t-shirt, hoodies and other apparel bearing that quote violate its trademark.
Categories: Entertainment News

Colbert 'Late Show' staying in New York

CNN Entertainment - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 15:57
The host of CBS' "Late Show" may be changing, but the location is staying the same. Colbert version is staying in New York.
Categories: Entertainment News

Ukraine: 2 military jets shot down

CNN World - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 15:37
Two Ukrainian military jets were shot down Wednesday in the eastern part of the country, where pro-Russian rebels have fought against government forces, a Ukrainian military office said.
Categories: International News

Overweight kids don't see it

Health - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 15:35
CNN's Andy Rose tells us that most overweight children don't perceive themselves that way.
Categories: Health

Stay Cool With a Ceiling Fan as Stylish as It Is Functional

Lifestyles - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 15:30
Five words or less

(NewsUSA) - No longer do you have to choose between comfort and design. Once thought of as purely utilitarian, today's ceiling fans offer sophisticated styling, designer finishes and glamorous accents.

According to the American Lighting Association (ALA), ceiling fans are a unique home cooling option, as they blend aspects of both form and function to improve comfort while enhancing home décor. Indeed, there are many ceiling fan models available that can serve as an eclectic centerpiece for any room, without sacrificing cooling air movement.

Modern features, such as single-blade fans, allow homeowners to get the necessary performance while having style options that seamlessly entwine with a home's interior design. Whether modern with clean lines, traditional with classic features or something in between, the newest, most popular fans apply technology that moves the maximum amount of air.

"The better fans are quieter, more efficient and have better airflow," says Sean Lavin, chief design officer for Generation Brands, parent company of Monte Carlo Fan Co. "Most popular with consumers are hugger fans, which are mounted close to the ceiling, as eight-foot ceilings become more of the standard ceiling height."

"Whether a fan is simple or more ornamental, consumers are looking to fans for comfort," adds Joe Rey-Barreau, education consultant for ALA and associate professor at the University of Kentucky's School of Interior Design. "The functionality of a fan is not affected by its style, but there are other factors to consider."

Room size is key to selecting the right-size ceiling fan. An ALA-trained professional can determine the perfect-size fan to move the maximum amount of air in a particular space. Also important is the type of light needed.

In addition to offering a wide array of choices for aesthetic tastes, ceiling fans provide significant energy savings. "Ceiling fans use less power to deliver a localized wind chill effect, allowing you to turn your thermostat up while remaining cool," says Nathan Frampton, president of Fanimation.

In fact, running a ceiling fan can reduce how cool you feel by as much as eight degrees. Conversely, in the wintertime, a ceiling fan can be reversed to move warm air downward, making you feel warmer.

To find the perfect ceiling fan, talk to a professional at an ALA-member retailer, or visit www.americanlightingassoc.com.

US aims to make oil transport safer

Business News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 15:24
When a runaway train exploded in a Quebec town last year, the fireball killed 47, destroyed 40 buildings and sent thousands fleeing from their homes.

Joko elected Indonesian president

CNN World - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 15:16
Joko Widodo won Indonesia's hard-fought presidential race. CNN's Anna Coren reports.
Categories: International News

Children kept in squalor in refuge

CNN World - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 15:11
Mexican authorities found nearly 500 children living in squalor at a refuge in Michoacan state.
Categories: International News

Brazil names new soccer coach

CNN World - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 15:11
There is a new man tasked with fulfilling Brazil's World Cup destiny.
Categories: International News

 

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