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Chesapeake Conservancy is photo-mapping the Baltimore Harbor and Patapsco River
Keep an eye out over the next few weeks for a funny-looking red raft, rigged with a 10-foot pole topped with cameras, cruising the Baltimore Harbor and Patapsco River. The pontoon boat is run by the Chesapeake Conservancy, an Annapolis-based environmental group, and a Virginia technology company,...
244 points by Baltimore Sun | Chesapeake Bay Maryland Virginia Potomac River Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Patapsco River Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail Chesapeake Bay Watershed
Police: Pennsylvania man stole 300,000 pennies from employer
TAYLOR, Pa. (AP) - Talk about penny pinching: A Pennsylvania man is accused of stealing about 300,000 pennies from his employer.
-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Scranton Pennsylvania Lackawanna County Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Criminal law Taylor Pennsylvania Dunmore Pennsylvania Carbondale Pennsylvania Crime
Iman Shumpert’s ideal summer comes to screeching DUI halt
Iman Shumpert should’ve hit the brakes on his seemingly perfect summer. The Cleveland Cavaliers guard was arrested on Aug. 10 outside Atlanta on suspicion of DUI, the team announced Friday morning. Shumpert, 26, initially was pulled over by Fayette County police for a lane violation. The Cavaliers said no court date has been set and...
30 points by New York Post | National Basketball Association Music video NBA Finals Cleveland Cavaliers Chicago Bulls Cleveland Eastern Conference LeBron James
Jodie Sweetin and ex’s custody agreement includes drug testing
The couple's custody agreement also specifies that daughter Beatrix "shall only be driven by a sober driver."
34 points by New York Post | Jodie Sweetin Marriage Full House Methamphetamine Divorce Heroin Drug addiction American child actors
Michael J. Fox lists grand Connecticut getaway for $4.25M
Fox, who has Parkinson’s disease, calls the property “the best therapy possible.”
50 points by New York Post | Michael J. Fox Rooms Nervous system House Family room Stairway Back to the Future Tracy Pollan
Conor McGregor is a total phony — and it’s just what UFC needs
It was the fight that stopped the world. Conor McGregor dropped Jose Aldo in a record 13 seconds after months of hype, trash-talking and debauchery led the two to the Octagon to battle at UFC 194. McGregor’s taunting was arguably the kryptonite to Aldo’s psyche, ribbing him with jeers like “little Brazilian” and famously stealing...
3 points by New York Post | Irish people Brazil Camera McGregor Texas
Golfers encounter venomous cobra on Taiwan golf course
Ben HooperTAIPEI, Taiwan, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- A Taiwan golfer posted a video of a tense encounter with a venomous cobra guarding its patch of grass on a course before being struck by a ball.
70 points by UPI | United Press International International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst Golf United States News agency
Chris Pratt: Son Jack had a blast on 'The Magnificent Seven' set
Annie MartinTORONTO, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Chris Pratt revealed he and Jack, his 4-year-old son with Anna Faris, made "some lifelong memories" on the set of "The Magnificent Seven."
10 points by UPI | United Press International William Randolph Hearst International News Service News World Communications American television actors American film actors Anna Faris
Supreme Court declines to outlaw Michigan straight-ticket voting
Eric DuVallWASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The Supreme Court on Friday declined to hear a request by the state of Michigan to enforce a 2015 law that bans straight-ticket voting.
4 points by UPI | Voting Democracy Elections United Press International Supreme Court of the United States Election Voting system Samuel Alito
‘Pitch’ Stars Kylie Bunbury, Mark-Paul Gosselaar Want the Show to ‘Empower’ Young Girls
The Paley Center celebrated the 10th anniversary of its PaleyFest Fall TV Previews on Thursday night in Beverly Hills with a panel for Fox’s new sports drama “Pitch.” Moderated by TV Guide staff writer Marisa Roffman, the panel included actors Kylie Bunbury, Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Mo McRae, as well as executive producers Rick Singer and Kevin Falls with the... Read more »
127 points by Variety | Major League Baseball Baseball National League Pitcher San Diego Padres San Francisco Giants St. Louis Cardinals Designated hitter
Douglas County deputy responsive but remains in “very” critical condition after shootout
The Douglas County sheriff's deputy shot last week during a shootout with a supposedly suicidal man remains in "very critical condition" in intensive care at Parker Adventist Hospital but is responsive, officials said during a Friday news briefing.
229 points by The Denver Post | Police Constable Coroner Sheriff High Sheriff Bailiff Reeve United States
‘It Finally Clicked That This Wasn’t an Exercise’: Report Recounts San Bernardino Shooting
A previously undisclosed report chronicles in vivid detail the shootout that killed Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, the actions of the police and the massacre itself.
1170 points by The New York Times | Police SWAT Constable Law enforcement agency San Bernardino California Officer Undercover San Bernardino County California
Fall TV preview 2016: 6 worst new network shows
"Conviction" and "Pure Genius" sink to the bottom of the prime-time barrel this fall. CLEVELAND, Ohio - Each season provides no shortage of candidates for spots at the bottom of the prime-time barrel. In no particular order, here are the rank rookies of the fall season. These are the noxious, hold-your-nose, avoid-at-all-costs, call-the-EPA stinkers: "Notorious" (ABC): "Ludicrous" would be a better title for this witless drama based on the lives of cable news producer Wendy Walker and lawyer Mark Geragos. "Pure Genius" (CBS): For a show about super-smart doctors at a super-smart medical facility, it's pretty dumb . . . and smug . . . and stilted. "Timeless" (NBC): The producers might wish they could travel back in time and start with building material sturdier than cardboard. "Man With a Plan" (CBS): The likable Matt LeBlanc is the man stuck in a thoroughly unlikable comedy. "The Great Indoors" (CBS): Where stale jokes meet stereotypes. "Conviction" (ABC): The insipid drama about a former first daughter may be in last place in terms of quality this fall.
-1 points by The Plain Dealer | NBC Television network Autumn CBS American Broadcasting Company English-language films Producer Soap opera
Bill Clinton, After a Year of Restraint, Unleashes an Impassioned Self-Defense
In a series of swing-state appearances this week, Mr. Clinton struck back at criticism of the family foundation, by turns sarcastic and almost pleading.
11620 points by The New York Times | Bill Clinton Hillary Rodham Clinton Barack Obama Democratic Party George W. Bush President of the United States Lewinsky scandal United States presidential election 2008
Detroit Lions re-sign OL Chase Farris to practice squad, cut RB Winn
Farris signed with the Lions as an undrafted rookie out of Ohio State and was waived last month.        
5 points by Detroit Free Press | 2009 NFL Draft American football Indianapolis Colts American football positions Detroit Lions Michigan Washington Redskins Detroit
'Fanatic recklessness': Nations rip North Korea for reported nuke test
U.N. Security Council was convening over the North's fifth nuclear test since 2006.        
4410 points by Detroit Free Press | North Korea Nuclear weapon South Korea World War II Cold War Korean War Missile United States
The cost of repealing our motorcycle helmet law
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64 points by Detroit Free Press | Barack Obama Donald Trump Hillary Rodham Clinton Democratic Party Bill Clinton United States presidential election 2008 Republican Party President of the United States
VW engineer pleads guilty to federal charges
The guilty plea by James Liang is the first in the wide-ranging investigation into Volkswagen's effort to skirt emission regulations.        
70 points by Detroit Free Press | Internal combustion engine Diesel engine Volkswagen Air pollution Plea Rudolf Diesel Automobile Volkswagen Group
Where McCain, challenger stand in Arizona Senate race?
Voters have well-defined views of incumbent, but many have yet to make up minds about Ann Kirkpatrick.       
-1 points by USA Today | Arizona John McCain George W. Bush Republican Party United States presidential election 2008 Arizona's 1st congressional district Democratic Party Alaska
Videos show violent arrest of Murrieta man who police say tried to grab an officer's gun
A surveillance video shows a Murrieta police officer approaching a young man at the register of a CVS Pharmacy and trying to talk to him. Within seconds, the two begin to push and pull each other until the man runs toward the door.  The officer catches up to the 22-year-old and wraps his arm around...
38 points by Los Angeles Times | Police Arrest Resisting arrest English-language films CVS/pharmacy Twitter
Obama calls North Korea's latest nuclear test a 'grave threat' to international stability
President Obama called North Korea’s latest nuclear test a “grave threat” to regional security and international stability and again vowed to take “additional significant steps,” including sanctions, against the rogue state.  North Korea’s fifth test, which South Korean officials called its most...
38 points by Los Angeles Times | South Korea North Korea Korean language Kim Il-sung World War II People's Republic of China Korea Pyongyang
Volkswagen engineer pleads guilty in emissions scandal
A Volkswagen engineer has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy in the company's emissions cheating scandal.  James Robert Liang of Newberry Park, Calif., entered the plea Friday in U.S. District Court in Detroit.  A Justice Department official says Liang will cooperate in the ongoing investigation. ...
117 points by Los Angeles Times | Volkswagen Internal combustion engine Plea Volkswagen Group
Clinton tries, again, to share warmer side
Campaign 2016 updates: With Trump's resilience, Clinton can't afford to coast Sept. 9, 2016, 8:20 a.m. After his stop in Washington, D.C., Donald Trump heads to Florida on Friday. Hillary Clinton can't coast in this election against Donald Trump's resilienceTrump plans another visit to Capitol...
17 points by Los Angeles Times | Voting Elections Presumptive nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton President of the United States United States presidential election 2008 Poll Candidate
Mattress company is really sorry about this horrible 9/11 ad
HOUSTON — The owner of mattress company in Texas has apologized for a “tasteless” advertisement promoting a 9/11 anniversary sale featuring a woman screaming as two towers of mattresses fall to the ground. Miracle Mattress owner Mike Bonanno apologized Thursday, saying the online ad was produced without his knowledge by employees in San Antonio. The...
695 points by New York Post | World Trade Center September 11 attacks Lower Manhattan 7 World Trade Center World Trade Center site Empire State Building
Severe weather likely for Saturday, calm by Sunday: Working for your weekend forecast
This Saturday, Northeast Ohio is in a region of risk for severe weather, but as the trigger for thunderstorms pushes east, it will leave behind cool, pleasant weather for Sunday. CLEVELAND, Ohio - The perfect environmental conditions for severe storms on Saturday are all lining up and ready to hit: a cold front, deepening low pressure system, and lots of atmospheric moisture to act as fuel to storms. Model forecast: 3 p.m. - 7 pm. of precipitation for Saturday.Kelly Reardon,  But Sunday is a much better story. As the front pushes east it will leave behind significantly cooler temperatures and sunny skies. Model forecast of temperatures this weekend.Kelly Reardon,  Saturday High temperature: 86 degrees Low temperature: 69 degrees Chances of rain: 60 percent in the afternoon through evening Humidity: 65 percent Wind conditions: 16 mph Sunday High temperature: 72 degrees Low temperature: 60 degrees Chances of rain: near zero Humidity: 60 percent Wind conditions: 11 mph The How As the cold front pushes east the moist air ahead of it will produce possible severe strength storms, but will leave behind dry, sunny skies for Sunday.Kelly Reardon,  A very strong cold front is expected to pass through Northeast Ohio bringing in plenty of rainfall and heavy storms for Saturday. Why? Cold fronts are the perfect trigger for thunderstorms because they cause rising motion in the atmosphere. As air rises it becomes unstable as is cools to its dew point forming condensation and rain. But there's more. This weekend a deepening low pressure system is yet another trigger for thunderstorms, and with heavy atmospheric moisture to support development storms could become fairly strong. The Storm Prediction Center has us in a region of slight risk for severe weather Saturday, so make sure to have government alerts enabled on your smart phone so you can be notified of any warnings from the National Weather Service. NOAA's Storm Prediction Center severe weather analysis for Saturday.National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration  Flash flooding risk for Saturday.National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration  Keep checking for twice daily weather updates for Northeast Ohio, and don't forget to submit any weather questions you may have! Kelly Reardon is's meteorologist. Please follow me on Facebook and Twitter @kreardon0818.
1 points by The Plain Dealer | Precipitation Thunderstorm Storm Wind Severe weather Tropical cyclone Cyclone Atmosphere
Fox News Anchors Try To Walk Back Their Defense of Roger Ailes
A parade of Fox News personnel came to Roger Ailes’ aid back in July after Gretchen Carlson, a former anchor at the network, accused him of sexual harassment. Now that same procession seems poised to walk itself backwards. Greta Van Susteren and Geraldo Rivera were two of the 21st Century Fox-owned cable-news outlet’s most prominent... Read more »
1023 points by Variety | Fox News Channel News Corporation Greta Van Susteren The O'Reilly Factor Roger Ailes CNBC Fox Business Network Sean Hannity
Rep. Louie Gohmert: Clinton is 'mentally impaired'
Rep. Louie Gohmert called for prayers for Hillary Clinton on Friday  — but they weren’t for her to win.       
1643 points by USA Today | Hillary Rodham Clinton John McCain Disability Barack Obama 2008 singles Adoption and Safe Families Act President of the United States George W. Bush
Power outage cancels some UM classes
Some classes are canceled at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor following power outages on Central Campus       
-1 points by The Detroit News | Art University of Michigan University of Michigan Library The arts Arts Michigan Music College
Louisiana gov asks Congress for $2B for flood recovery
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards on Friday appealed to Congress to approve $2 billion in aid for his state        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Hurricane Katrina Federal government of the United States United States United States Congress Flood Tropical cyclone Federal Emergency Management Agency Louisiana
Cops: Pennsylvania man stole 300K pennies from employer
The man is accused of taking a steel drum filled with $3,000 worth of pennies from Pyne Freight Lines       
-1 points by The Detroit News | Lackawanna County Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Scranton Pennsylvania Criminal law Taylor Pennsylvania Dunmore Pennsylvania Carbondale Pennsylvania Crime
New phase of I-75 construction begins next week
A new phase of construction will begin next week on the I-75 project between South Boulevard and Coolidge Highway        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Freeway Interstate Highway System Interstate 75 Lane Road Motorway Traffic Pontiac Michigan
2nd girl in Slender Man stabbing enters insanity plea
Both the girl and 14-year-old Morgan Geyser face one count of first-degree attempted intentional homicide as adults       
-1 points by The Detroit News | Supreme Court of the United States Associated Press Supreme court State supreme court Lawyer Court Jury Judge
Lottery: Winner of $487M Powerball set to claim prize
The New Hampshire Lottery says the winner of the $487 million Powerball jackpot in July is set to claim the prize        
-1 points by The Detroit News | New Hampshire United States Puerto Rico U.S. state Massachusetts New Hampshire Lottery English language Washington D.C.
Lions sign OL Farris to practice squad, release RB Winn
Undrafted free agent from Ohio State played in three exhibition games with Detroit.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Ohio Major League Baseball University of Michigan American football U.S. state Columbus Ohio National Hockey League Michigan
Beach Boy who bonds father and son
The Beach Boys' "Pet Sounds" is acclaimed as one of the finest albums of the last 50 years; it has a particularly special place in my heart, as the CD was on repeat in our Brighton apartment while my partner Fiona was in the final throes of labor, about to deliver our first son.
1375 points by CNN | Pet Sounds The Beach Boys Al Jardine Brian Wilson Sloop John B The Beatles I Know There's an Answer God Only Knows
It's a big September series as Detroit Tigers host Baltimore Orioles
Somehow, against everyone’s predictions, the Orioles are in the second wild-card spot, leading the Tigers by one game.        
75 points by Detroit Free Press | Major League Baseball Cy Young Award Boston Red Sox Chicago White Sox Detroit Tigers Cleveland Indians New York Yankees Toronto Blue Jays
Trump's team says Obama's birth is a settled issue, but Trump hasn't
Donald Trump is getting some not-so-gentle prodding from his team to renounce 'birtherism'       
180 points by USA Today | United States Barack Obama Democratic Party President of the United States United States presidential election 2008 Bill Clinton Republican Party Hawaii
Hillary Clinton's plane: 5 things to know
The Democratic nominee is getting plenty of use out of her new jet.       
34 points by USA Today | Westchester County New York White Plains New York Westchester County Airport President of the United States Hillary Rodham Clinton Airline Bill Clinton Rob Astorino
Statistically, September has Cleveland's best weekend weather
Data shows that September brings the most beautiful weather weekends to Cleveland. CLEVELAND, Ohio - Cleveland's best weather happens in September. How do we know? We looked into Cleveland's history and crunched the data, to find that the fairest weather weekends in Cleveland are in September! Cheers to that! Wait, how can you possibly know this? Well, it all begins what you consider "fair" weather. We defined beautiful weather as high temperatures in the 70s, and no rain. Basically, a wonderful day to spend outdoors. Then, we broke the data into two major categories. The first is a long-term historical look at temperature and precipitation data for Cleveland from Jan. 1, 1900, through Aug. 31, 2008. The second category is the recent trend, starting right where we ended: Sept. 1, 2008 through Aug. 31, 2016. This was to compare any recent changes in the "greatest time of year" analysis with very long term trends - over 108 years. What did the two data sets show? Both the long and short-term trends agree that the No. 1 top weekend is in September, but it's which weekend that's the question. The historical data The 1900-2008 record says the second weekend in September is the best weekend, the third weekend comes in a close second, and the first weekend is third best. Top three weekends from Jan. 1, 1900, through Aug. 31, 2008.Rich Exner, All three weekends beat out weekends in every other month. Basically this means these are the weekends with the lowest chances of rain combined with the highest chance of temperatures above 70. June, July, August are warmer, and they come with much more rain. The recent data Recent data shows the the fourth weekend of September is actually best. The next two best weekends? In August and July. The past eight years those weekends have been very dry, and pretty warm too. Top three weekends Sept. 1, 2008 through XXXX.Rich Exner,  Now if you have different definitions of beautiful weather, you would get much different results. What do you think? Are you a fan of September weekends or do you like warmer or colder temperatures? Let us know! Data provided by Rich Exner, check out for more weather and other statistical data. Here's the full weekend weather ranking data for Jan. 1, 1900 - Aug. 31, 2008. Weekend weather ranking data Jan. 1, 1900 through Aug. 31, 2008.Rich Exner,  Keep checking for twice daily weather updates for Northeast Ohio, and don't forget to submit any weather questions you may have! Kelly Reardon is's meteorologist. Please follow me on Facebook and Twitter @kreardon0818.
2 points by The Plain Dealer | Term January 1 Statistics 1980 Data set Rain Meteorology 1966
California cow could be world’s tallest
Danniel, a 1-ton Holstein steer who stands at 6 feet, 4 inches, might take the title of world's tallest cow.       
5495 points by USA Today | Broadsheet Imperial units United States customary units Humboldt County California California Time Guinness World Records Time
Shopping in Silver Lake with 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' star Rachel Bloom
Before the hungry Saturday brunch crowd started rolling into Silver Lake, Rachel Bloom, star and co-creator of the CW show “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” visited a few stores and boutiques near Sunset Junction on an August morning. There was Mohawk General Store, Lacausa and Bucks & Does, all within walking...
216 points by Los Angeles Times | Dries van Noten Fashion
‘Radicalized fanatics’: French police arrest 3 women planning terror attack on Paris train station
French police have arrested three radicalized women who were reportedly planning to bomb the populous Paris Gare de Lyon railway station to avenge the death of top Islamic State leader Abu Muhammed al-Adnani, France’s interior minister said. Read Full Article at
421 points by Russia Today | Notre Dame de Paris France Train station French language Gare du Nord Paris Woman Lyon
The Great Game: Is Britain playing both sides in China-Vietnam standoff?
Just a day after the UK pledged to bolster its support for Vietnam, the British government has promised China almost identical defense cooperation – despite the fact that the two Asian nations are teetering on the edge of a potential armed standoff. Read Full Article at
157 points by Russia Today | South China Sea United Kingdom British Empire People's Republic of China Xinhua News Agency People's Liberation Army Spratly Islands Suez Crisis
Cam Newton keeps playing after three hits to head during Panthers-Broncos game
Carolina quarterback Cam Newton took three hits to the head from Denver Broncos defenders Thursday night, including one from safety Darian Stewart with 36 seconds left. Those watching on TV must have been thinking there was no way Newton could continue to play after a helmet-to-helmet hit like...
33 points by Los Angeles Times | John Elway Thought Question American football National Football League Flag of the United States The Play Newton Stewart
Latest ad in Senate race spotlights Heck’s support for Trump
The latest ad in Nevada’s bitter U.S. Senate race targets Republican Rep. Joe Heck by contrasting his support for Donald Trump with the way two of Nevada’s top Republican officials have ...
9 points by Las Vegas Sun | United States Senate Members of the Nevada Assembly Democratic Party Donald Trump Republican Party United States United States presidential election 2008 John McCain
Hillary Clinton to visit ground zero on 9/11
Campaign 2016 updates: With Trump's resilience, Clinton can't afford to coast Sept. 9, 2016, 8:32 a.m. After his stop in Washington, D.C., Donald Trump heads to Florida on Friday. Hillary Clinton can't coast in this election against Donald Trump's resilienceTrump plans another visit to Capitol...
38 points by Los Angeles Times | Democratic Party George W. Bush Hillary Rodham Clinton Bill Clinton President of the United States Vice President of the United States George H. W. Bush Barack Obama
ATL airport busiest, but others lead in international traffic, cargo

-1 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Airport Delta Air Lines World's busiest airports by passenger traffic Atlanta World's busiest airport Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport Southwest Airlines Airline
Hartsfield-Jackson still busiest, but other airports remain ahead in international traffic, cargo

15 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | World's busiest airports by passenger traffic Airport World's busiest airport Delta Air Lines Atlanta Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport Airline hub Georgia
Apple can't keep up with these 16 tech firms
Finding growth in tech used to be easy: Just look for Apple. Not so anymore.         
26 points by Arizona Republic | Social network service Stock Stock market Revenue Share 2016 Arithmetic mean Twitter
Cavs guard Iman Shumpert arrested in metro Atlanta

267 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | National Basketball Association Michael Jordan New York City Boston Celtics Georgia San Antonio Spurs New York Knicks Phoenix Suns