Lapland, From Icy Plunge to Blazing Sky

New York Times
“LADIES and gentlemen, the northern lights are on,” announced a member of our group, breaking the predinner weariness. It had been another long day of cross-country skiing, but his message spurred us to action.



Prediction: Notre Dame wins BCS title, and it'll echo through ages

Los Angeles Times
It will be a football game bathed in a complicated mess of legend, religion and roughhousing, but most folks think Monday's BCS national championship heavyweight fight between Alabama and Notre Dame can be symbolized by a single disparity.
Opinion:Time for Irish, Tide to stand and deliver



Obama may turn Medicare reform into wider health debate

NewsDaily: Analysis: Obama may turn Medicare reform into ...
President Barack Obama could seek common ground with Republicans in the looming battle over Medicare spending by broadening the debate over entitlement reform to ...



#RIP AFL player Chandler Williams dies at age 27; While Playing Flag Football

Chandler Williams Dead: Arena League Football Players Dies Playing In Flag Football Tournament
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AFL player Chandler Williams dies at age 27 - Yahoo! Sports
CHICAGO (AP) -- Arena Football League player Chandler Williams has died. He was 27. The AFL said Sunday that Williams died while playing in a local flag football ...



Michael J. Fox to play newscaster in new NBC show

- Yahoo! TV
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — On his upcoming NBC comedy, Michael J. Fox will play a newscaster who quits his job because of Parkinson's Disease but returns to work in ...

Michael J. Fox: New Show Mirrors Actor’s Real Life Struggles
Michael J. Fox will reportedly play a newscaster recovering from Parkinson’s Disease in a new comedy for NBC. The sitcom is tentatively scheduled to air next fall ...



#UP Vt. town says woman's pigs in home must go

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ESSEX, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont woman considers her pigs to be pets, but town officials say they're farm animals and have no business living in a residential ...

Woman told pigs must go - Latest news, Latest News Headlines ...
PAULSBORO, N.J., May 9 (UPI) -- A judge has given a South Jersey woman 30 days to get rid of more than 30 potbellied pigs she keeps as pets. Florence Gruber of ...



#UP Celebrity Apprentice All Star Trailer Teases "Crazy Good" Return of Gary Busey, La Toya Jackson and More!

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Penn Jillette on 'Celebrity Apprentice': It's TV's 'Most Honest' Reality... The Hollywood Reporter
'Celebrity Apprentice All Stars' Is Going To Be Insane



#UP Texas coach Bev Kearney resigns after admitting affair with athlete

Texas Coach Bev Kearney announces her resignation as head ...
Coach Bev Kearney advised The University of Texas at Austin that she is resigning her ... 2013, by Patti Ohlendorf, UT-Austin Vice President for Legal Affairs, ...

Texas coach resigns after admitting relationship with athlete
University of Texas women's track coach Bev Kearney resigned Saturday and acknowledged in an interview with the Austin ... Texas vice president for legal affairs, ...



#UP Your tax money at work: Octomom Nadya Suleman on welfare again

- Oklahoma ...
Octomom Nadya Suleman is, once again, back on welfare. It was reported on Jan. 6 that Octomom has once again signed up for government assistance. TMZ also reported on ...

Back on welfare! Octomom 'seeks government help to support her children after spending savings on rehab treatment'



#UP Buffalo Bills pick Syracuse's Doug Marrone as new head coach

Doug Marrone new Buffalo Bills coach, leaves Syracuse Orange ...
Doug Marrone has agreed to leave Syracuse and become the coach of the Buffalo Bills, league sources told ESPN on Sunday morning. Marrone replaces Chan Gailey, who was ...

Buffalo Bills pick Syracuse's Doug Marrone as new head coach
Doug Marrone is leaving Syracuse University and will become the new head coach of the Buffalo Bills, reports NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. Sources with knowledge of the ...



#UP Head of Libya's parliament survives assassination attempt

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TRIPOLI (Reuters) - The head of Libya's parliament survived an assassination attempt unharmed at his home in the remote desert interior of the country, his spokesman ...

Libya Parliament Chief Says Subjected to Assassination Attempt
Libya’s parliament speaker said today he was the subject of an assassination attempt during a visit to the southern city of Sebha, Egypt’s state-run Middle East ...



Defiant Assad rallies loyalists

Financial Times
Opponents of the embattled but still entrenched leader scorned his promises of a new government and other political reforms, which they said were merely rehashed versions of previous broken pledges.

Assad asks Syrians to defend their country
CBS News
BEIRUT President Bashar Assad called on Syrians to defend their country against Islamic extremists seeking to destroy the nation, dismissing any prospect of dialogue with the "murderous criminals" he says are behind the ...



NHL, union reach tentative agreement to end lockout

USA TODAY
Commissioner Gary Bettman publicly thanked Beckenbaugh after he brought the NHL and NHL Players' Association together during a 16-hour marathon bargaining session that ended just before 4 a.m. with a new 10-year collective-bargaining agreement ...

NHL Owners, Players Score New CBA Saving the 2012-13 Hockey Season Forbes
NHL owners and players have come to a tentative agreement to end the 2012-13 NHL lockout after 113 days. Holy, Howie Meeker. Puckheads of the world, you can finally rejoice. Church bells are ringing this early Sunday morning, and the famous ...



#UP Supreme Court Agrees to Hear 'Baby Veronica' Case

- The BLT ...
The Supreme Court on Friday announced it would review the high-profile 'Baby Veronica' Indian adoption case, a test of the importance of tribal interests in custody ...

Baby Veronica's case will ultimately be decided by U.S ...
Charleston — A James Island couple has been thrown into the national spotlight for an adoption controversy that will ultimately be decided by the United States ...



#VIDEO: Arnold Schwarzenegger tank smashes Mercedes

Arnold Schwarzenegger Owns A Tank, Crushes Cars With It
Arnold Schwarzenegger owns a tank that he recently showed off for journalists, using it to crush an old car. It may seem fitting that the action

VIDEO: Arnold Schwarzenegger tank smashes Mercedes » Foxcrawl
A video with Arnold Schwarzenegger's M47 Patton tank flattening an old Mercedes has been played many times after Yahoo and Arnold himself tweeted and re-tweeted their ...



Gloria Pall, sexy hostess of 1950s TV show, dies

Gloria Pall dies at 85; Voluptua character deemed ...
Los Angeles Times
Pall was chosen to host a love-themed movie program on KABC-TV in 1954. But her steamy poses and on-air flirtatiousness drew complaints that led the station to cancel the show.

Gloria Pall, sexy hostess of 1950s TV show, dies
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gloria Pall, the sultry hostess of a 1950s Los Angeles TV show that was canceled because her character's sexy poses and flirtatious comments were deemed too hot for television, has ...



#RIP John Sheardown, Canadian 'hero' in Iran hostage crisis, dies

John Sheardown, Canadian Who Sheltered Americans in Tehran ...
“Hell, yes, of course,” the diplomat, John Sheardown, answered. ... When Hugo Ch├ívez steps down or dies, will his brand of socialism continue?

John Sheardown, Canadian 'hero' in Iran hostage crisis, dies
(CNN)-- John Sheardown, a Canadian immigration officer who helped shelter and smuggle six American diplomats out of Iran in 1980, has died, his son said ...



Atlanta mom shoots intruder in the face 5 times


Atlanta mom, unnamed, took matters into her own trigger-happy hands on Friday when confronting an intruder. The unidentified woman shot a burglar five times in the ...

Mom shoots intruder 5 times [PHOTO/VIDEO]
New details about the mom who shot an intruder 5 times in the neck and face in Loganville, GA have surfaced.



Kurt Ruppert, Missing Skydiver, Not Yet Found As Search Resumes

Kurt Ruppert, Missing Skydiver, Not Yet Found As Search Resumes Saturday
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Rescuers search for missing skydiver in Washington state ...
Authorities in Washington state narrowed their search Saturday for a skydiver who disappeared after jumping from a helicopter above the Cascade Mountains and are ...



#UP Jenny McCarthy's new show inspired by Hugh Hefner, Playboy

Jenny McCarthy tells all: New late-night show, dating ...
SheKnows Girl Crush and Alpha Woman Jenny McCarthy tells us all about her new show, and how she’s balancing love and motherhood. Jenny McCarthy isn’t just a ...

Jenny McCarthy's new show inspired by Hugh Hefner, Playboy ...
A new Jenny McCarthy show for VH1 is said to be inspired by Playboy and Hugh Hefner. McCarthy has chosen to do a new program in which she brings her own brand of ...



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