Last Generation Network News: AMERICAN EDITION December 5, 2013 –THURSDAY- Tevet 2, 5774 Vol. 1 No.6

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Last Generation Network News
December 5, 2013 THURSDAY- Tevet  2, 5774
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AMERICAN EDITION 
"Facts are not reported, they are self evident" -MJS
 
 
 
HEADLINERS SECTION
 
 
 
HEADLINERS SECTION
 

Winter Storm Cleon:
Next Phase to Bring Major Ice Storm to Texas,
Oklahoma, Arkansas; Snow from Plains to Ohio Valley

 

 

Winter Storm Cleon, the third named winter storm of the 2013-14 season, has already dumped a swath of locally heavy snow from the Rockies to the Upper Midwest. In both of those regions, some locations have received over 2 feet of snow.

Now, Cleon is poised to deliver its next wintry punch – a significant snow and ice storm that will stretch from the Southern Plains to the Ohio Valley as we close out the workweek. First, let's mop up the last bits of Cleon's impacts on the Rockies and Midwest.

By Thursday night, precipitation becomes heavier in parts of the Southern Plains, leading to a threat of significant icing in north Texas, southeastern Oklahoma and parts of western and northern Arkansas. North of those areas, a transition to snow can be expected along much of the I-44 corridor in Oklahoma and Missouri. East of the Mississippi, some of the rain will start changing over to freezing rain along the northern fringe of the precipitation over the Ohio Valley. The potential will exist for severe disruptions to travel and electric power.

Featured News 

Americans: US is Losing Respect 

Ex-Shin Bet chief: Iranian threat
dwarfed by danger of failed
peace talks
 

US May Seek Dismantling
of Arak Reactor
 

U.S., Stepping Up Role, Will
Present West Bank Security
Proposal to Israel
 

Palestinians say Iran deal
sets peace precedent
 

Forget Trade Talks, Biden Is in East Asia to Stop a Potential War 

Nasrallah: Israel would not bomb
Iran without green light from US
 

Kerry: With global anti-Semitism
on the rise, Israel's voice must
be heard everywhere
 

'Suffering index': Which 
country suffers most?
 
 
White House News 

Obama's end-runs around Congress
spark bipartisan criticism
 

Young people have bailed on 
Obama. Why that matters a lot.
 

Obama says he's not allowed
iPhone for 'security reasons'
 

Obama on income inequality: 
'I take this personally'
 

Obama on Affordable Care Act: 
'We're not repealing it as
long as I'm president'
 

Obama sets out to save his
legacy -- will it work?
 

White House denies Obama 
plans Iran trip
 

Judge says Obama's Kenyan-born 
uncle allowed to remain in US
 

Fact Check: Is President Obama's
latest health care promise true?
 

US Calls Netanyahu 'Desperate
and Weak'
 

Obama: People do think 
I'm trustworthy
 

Obama may be a rare ex-president
who stays in Washington
 
 
 
 
 
HEADLINERS SECTION
 
HUFFPOST REPORTS
 
SAM STEIN

Obama's High-Speed Rail Vision In Danger Of Stalling Out

Obama And Amtrak
ASSOCIATED PRESS
MORE POLITICS
 

Boehner Blames Dems.. GOP Racist Charge.. Warren Hits Back.. O Resign?.. GOPer's Abortion Blunder

Big Business Already Preparing For A Price On Carbon Emissions

Exxonmobil

Suicide Attack At Yemen Defense Ministry Kills 15

Yemen Explosion
MORE WORLD
 

Hezbollah Killing.. Pussy Riot Amnesty.. Bad News For Putin.. Kim Sacks Uncle?.. Prostitution Law

Bank Warns 465,000 Customers About Cyber Attack

Jpmorgan Cyber Attack
MORE TECH
 

Facebook 'Dislike'.. Google Santa Tracker.. Swartz Video.. Sound Hacks.. Best Selfie Ever.. iPhone WTF

RNC: We'll Be Ready For Hillary, Too

Hillary Clinton

REPORTS: Stolen Radioactive Material Found

Radioactive

WATCH: Gun Control Ad Asks A Devastating Question

MORE PARENTS
 

Top 100 Baby Names.. Movie Theater Shows Kids Porn!?.. Boy Mom.. Babysitter Secrets.. 9 Toy FAILS

Workers Will Try Again To Save Stranded Pilot Whales

Everglades Whales
MORE GREEN
 

BP Trial.. Rodents For ED Studies?.. Paying For Climate Change.. Keystone XL.. Earthquake Swarm.. Oil

Truck Driver Accused Of Keeping Teen As Sex Slave For Months

Timothy

Rick Warren: Birth Control Mandate Is 'Like Making A Jewish Deli Sell Pork'

Rick Warren

PHOTOS: NBA Game Evacuated Before Tipoff Due To Smoke

Mexico City

70% Of Silent Films May Be Lost Forever

Cleopatra 1917

'The Greatest Sex Show On Earth' Just Might Save The Oceans

Great Barrier Reef

Science Project Goes Terribly Wrong

Science Classroom

NSA Tracking Cellphones Worldwide

Earth

Republicans Tussle Over Gay Candidates

Randy Forbes

African, Asian Nations Reach Deal To Protect Elephants

Elephant Poaching

World's Worst Countries For Human Rights

Syria

Cancer Patients: Help Us, Erin Brockovich!

Cbs

U.N. Official: Syria's Humanitarian Quagmire Worsens

Syria Food

Study: Average Student Debt Climbs To New Heights

College Student

'Most Transparent Administration' Won't Say How Many Gitmo Detainees Are Hunger Striking

Guantanamo

Here Is Why It's So Great Congress Held A Hearing On Aliens

Extraterrestrial

Reggie Bush: NFL Games Are 'Just Like Being In A Car Crash'

Reggie Bush

Here's Why Obama Can't Use An iPhone

Barack Obama Phone

UNC Knocks Off Nation's No. 1 Team

Michigan State

Dem Goes On Epic Tirade In Defense Of Dreamers

Jared Polis

House Votes To Exempt Firms Like Bain Capital From Disclosure

Capitol

ANOTHER SENATE RUN?

Scott Brown Senate

New Details Emerge In Deadly Train Derailment

Metronorth Train

11 Cities May Soon Run Out Of Water

Water Shortage

Toronto Mayor May Have Tried To Buy Crack Video

Rob Ford
 
 
HEADLINERS SECTION
 
  • Arizona commission OKs fine in firefighter deaths: An Arizona commission approved a nearly $560,000 fine on Wednesday against the state Forestry Division in the deaths of 19 firefighters

    Arizona commission OKs fine in firefighter deaths

    The safety agency said forestry officials managing the Yarnell Hill Fire northwest of Phoenix failed to promptly remove downwind crews when suppression became ineffective, placing firefighters at risk.

  • Google's mystery barge in San Francisco Bay under investigation.

    Google's mystery barge in SF Bay under investigation

    The probe will examine what permits are needed to build the barge and whether the owners of the Treasure Island pier where the vessel is moored have the proper permits.

  • Americans driving less: Americans in most major U.S. urban areas are driving less due to improvements in technology as well as shifting attitudes toward taking to the road.

    Driving on the decline in US cities, study says

    The main drivers of the change are more people working at home, fewer people commuting to work by private car and many young professionals opting not to own a car at all.

  • Nearly week of frigid temperatures for West: A powerful Arctic cold front blanketed the western and central United States on Wednesday, dropping heavy snows on the Colorado Rockies across to the Great Lakes.

    Nearly week of frigid temperatures for West

    A powerful Arctic cold front blanketed the western and central United States on Wednesday, dropping heavy snows on the Colorado Rockies across to the Great Lakes.

  • Growing wealth gap in US hurting economic mobility in many major U.S. cities

    Growing wealth gap in US hurting economic mobility

    The disparity signals potentially dimmer prospects for some urban areas in a nation where cities have long been seen as beacons for jobs and opportunity, a new study said.

  • NSA reportedly tracks phones: A man looks at his phone in downtown Madrid.

    Report: NSA tracks billions of cellphones daily

    The NSA inadvertently gathers the location records of "tens of millions of Americans who travel abroad" annually, along with the billions of other records it collects by tapping into worldwide mobile network cables.

  • President Barack Obama speaks about affordable college education during a town hall meeting at Binghamton University on Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, in Vestal, N.Y.

    What most millennials think of Obama

    The Harvard survey respondents spread out the blame for Washington's shortcomings beyond President Obama and the Democratic Party.

  • Guantanamo Bay hunger strikes will no longer be reported, say US officials.

    US will no longer report Guantanamo hunger strikes

    The military will not further hunger strike protests by reporting the numbers to the public, a military spokesman said in an e-mail.

  • ​Nearly 200 skydivers, from all over the world, perform a group jump, a day after two skydivers were killed after colliding in midair during a jump from Skydive Arizona, at Eloy Municipal Airport, on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013

    2 skydivers dead after colliding during Ariz. jump

    Witnesses reported the skydivers were descending with their parachutes open when the collision occurred, the canopies collapsed, and the pair fell.

  • NYC train crash: Metro North Railroad engineer William Rockefeller is wheeled on a stretcher away from the area where the commuter train he was operating derailed in the Bronx borough of New York.

    Lawyer: Engineer in 'daze' before NYC train crash

    The driver of a train that derailed on Sunday, killing four people, told federal investigators he "zoned out" shortly before the crash.

  • Department of Labor and Industries officials meet with emergency personnel at the site of collapsed grain silo in Roy, Wash., Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013.

    Body still buried at collapsed Washington silo

    A worker is presumed dead after the silo collapsed Monday and spilled tons of corn.

  • Walker aide fired: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

    Scott Walker aide fired over racist tweets

    Scott Walker campaign aide Taylor Palmisano tweeted in 2011 about an "illegal mex" custodian and bus passengers who "don't know how 2 control their kids."

  • US court: Negligence not cause of 3rd WTC collapse

    Energy company Con Ed had claimed negligence resulted in part because World Trade Center 7's tenants were allowed to install diesel backup generators.

  • Ohio swearing: According to new findings, people in Ohio curse the most as compared to every other state in the Union: They swore in one out of about every 150 phone conversations.

    In which US state do people swear the most?

    Phone-call data were used to track the distribution of courtesy (and the lack of it) over recorded conversations.

  • Delta bumps passengers for UF basketball team

    Delta bumps passengers for UF basketball team

    Passengers on a Delta flight were placed on other planes or got vouchers when a plane chartered by the University of Florida men's basketball team was grounded.

  • Edward Heffron obit: Edward J. 'Babe' Heffron in 2007

    Edward Heffron, of WWII's Band of Brothers, dies

    Edward J. "Babe" Heffron and the rest of his Band of Brothers fought through some of World War II's fiercest European battles. He died Sunday.

  • Construction worker dies at Texas A&M stadium

    Angel Garcia, a 25-year-old demolition worker at Texas A&M's under-renovation Kyle Field, fell four stories and died from his injuries.

  • Detroit bankruptcy decision puts pensions at risk: Detroit city workers

    Detroit bankruptcy decision puts pensions at risk

    A ruling allowing Detroit to cut pensions as a way out of its massive bankruptcy leaves thousands of retirees facing the prospect of smaller checks.

  • ​In this Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, photo provided by the National Park Service, pilot whales are stranded on a beach in a remote area of the western portion of Everglades National Park, Fla.

    10 whales dead, dozens stranded in Everglades

    A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration spokeswoman says four of the pilot whales were euthanized, while six others had already died.

  • Notre Dame challenges US contraceptive mandate

    Notre Dame challenges US contraceptive mandate

    The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in South Bend, Indiana, followed university discussions with the Obama Administration that sought an expanded exception for schools and universities from the requirement, Notre Dame said.

  • Wisconsin Medicaid changes: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

    Wisc. lawmakers consider delay in Medicaid changes

    Gov. Scott Walker backs a proposal to consider delaying a plan to shift people from a state Medicaid program to the federal health insurance marketplace.

  • Obama opens health plan sales campaign: President Barack Obama

    Obama opens health plan sales campaign

    President Barack Obama is launching a campaign urging Americans to give his health-care overhaul and its troubled web sign-up portal a fresh try.

  • NYC's Rockefeller Center Christmas tree to be lit: The 2012 version of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree

    NYC's Rockefeller Center Christmas tree to be lit

    A 75-year-old Norway Spruce from Conn. will be lit as New York City's Rockefeller Center Christmas tree on Wednesday.

  • Plastic gun ban: The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Tuesday to extend for 10 years a ban against firearms that cannot be detected with metal detectors or X-ray scanners.

    US House votes to extend ban on plastic guns

    The Republican-led House sent the measure to the Democratic-led Senate, which is expected to consider a tougher alternative before likely approving it.

  • Illinois Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie, D-Chicago, front left, and Illinois Sen. Heather Steans, D-Chicago, right, talk while attending a Pension Committe hearing at the Illinois State Capitol Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, in Springfield, Ill.

    Ill. legislature OKs fix for $100B pension crisis

    Labor unions oppose the measure and say they plan to file a lawsuit arguing it's unconstitutional.

  • Obama's Kenyan uncle: President Barack Obama's Kenyan-born uncle has been granted permission to stay in the U.S.

    Judge grants Obama's uncle residency in US

    Obama is the half brother of the president's late father. He has lived in the U.S. since the 1960s. He was ordered to leave the country in 1992, but remained.

  • Frequent flyer court case: Rabbi Binyomin Ginsberg talks to reporters about his case, in which he sued Northwest Airlines for breach of contract after the airline said he had abused their frequent flyer program.

    High court casts doubt on fussy frequent flyer

    The justices voiced skepticism about whether an airline customer could sue after being thrown out of a frequent flyer program.

  • NJ boy police funeral: A police officer holds his son's hand outside a church during the funeral for Michael Feeney Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, in Ridgewood, N.J.

    NJ boy who died of cancer getting police funeral

    Michael Feeney was named honorary police chief for Ridgewood for 2013 before he succumbed to cancer last week.

  • Obama on health care: President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks about the new health care law, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013

    Obama declares health care law is working

    Despite Obama's sunny presentation at a health care event, officials are furiously working behind the scenes to rectify an unresolved issue with enrollment data.

  • The public was advised to stay out of the water near Makena State Recreation Area in southwest Maui, pictured here.

    Shark attack off Maui leaves fisherman dead

    Patrick Briney, 57, of Stevenson, Wash., died Monday after he was attacked by a shark while fishing in a kayak between Maui and Molokini.

  • Woman walking dogs attacked by bear in Florida

    A Florida woman is being treated for serious but non-life-threatening injuries after being attacked by a bear while walking her dogs.

  • Woman sues bishops over miscarriage treatment

    The suit alleges the bishops were negligent because their religious directives prevented a woman from being told that continuing her pregnancy posed grave risks.

  • U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sebelius attends an event held in observance of World AIDS Day at the White House in Washington.

    Obamacare site clogged by surge of users

    Visitors to the HealthCare.gov website were encountering fewer errors and the system now works most of the time, according to a progress report.

  • Fast-food demonstrations

    Fast-food strikes aim at 100 US cities

    The actions are intended to call attention to the difficulties of living on the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.

  • Chimpanzees at New York University. A non-profit group asked the state of New York on Monday to grant a chimp with the "fundamental right not to be imprisoned."

    Lawsuit seeks to turn chimps into legal persons

    "The focus here is whether a chimpanzee is a 'person'" that has access to fundamental human rights, said one expert on animal law.

 

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