Last Generation Network News: AMERICAN EDITION December 9, 2013 –MONDAY- Tevet 6, 5774 Vol. 1 No.8

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Harrisburg International Airport expects flight delays, cancelations to ease by ...
5 minutes ago
Written by
Barbara Miller
Harrisburg International Airport officials expect flight schedules here to return to normal by mid-day, as some flights are still delayed or canceled this morning.

UPDATE 1-US tech companies call for more controls on surveillance

Reuters - ‎30 minutes ago‎
LONDON Dec 9 (Reuters) - Eight major U.S. web companies, including Apple, Google and Facebook, made a joint call on Monday for tighter controls on how governments collect personal data, intensifying the furore over online surveillance.

Palestinians say Kerry appeasing Israel over Iran - at their expense

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A senior Palestinian official said the United States was asking Palestinians to make security concessions in peace talks with Israel in order to silence the Jewish state's criticism of world power diplomacy over Iran's nuclear ...

Physical work done, Kobe Bryant now pushing to rejuvenate Lakers
3 hours ago
Written by
Ken Berger
Kobe Bryant's explosiveness is back. Now he has to get back in sync with his teammates. (USATSI). LOS ANGELES -- Standing in the very spot outside the Lakers locker room where he had climbed onto a golf cart eight months ago, his ruined leg unable to ...

Israel Urges Tough Line on Iran Nuclear Deal

Voice of America - ‎12 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON/JERUSLALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday pressed world powers to take a hard line with Iran in negotiations for a final nuclear deal, urging them to demand that Tehran abandon all uranium enrichment, halt its ...


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Flights Leaving DFW Airport After Ice Storm

CBS 11 - ‎46 minutes ago‎
GRAPEVINE (CBSDFW.COM) - Travelers all across the country have been feeling the impact of the winter weather in North Texas. Hundreds of flights in and out of DFW International Airport were grounded this past weekend as the storm blew through and ...

Storm pushes up US East Coast after deep-freeze in the South

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
(Reuters) - A massive winter storm that left parts of the Southeastern United States in a deep freeze pushed up the East Coast on Sunday, with snow and ice snarling road travel and forcing another round of airline cancellations.

Adventurer Aron Ralston arrested in Denver - ‎2 hours ago‎
DENVER -- Authorities say Aron Ralston, who gained widespread attention when he cut off his forearm to free himself after becoming trapped by a dislodged boulder in a Utah canyon, has been arrested in Denver over allegations of domestic violence.

UPDATE 1-US tech companies call for more controls on surveillance

Reuters - ‎32 minutes ago‎
LONDON Dec 9 (Reuters) - Eight major U.S. web companies, including Apple, Google and Facebook, made a joint call on Monday for tighter controls on how governments collect personal data, intensifying the furore over online surveillance.

PD: Barricade situation at Phoenix Baptist Hospital (KNXV-TV) - ‎37 minutes ago‎
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Okla. Satanists seek monument by Statehouse steps

USA TODAY - ‎18 hours ago‎
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - In their zeal to tout their faith in the public square, conservatives in Oklahoma may have unwittingly opened the door to a wide range of religious groups, including Satanists who are seeking to put their own statue next to a Ten ...

Newlywed murder trial begins, prosecutors reveal husband fell face first

New York Daily News
19 minutes ago
Written by
Joe Kemp
The Montana newlywed who plummeted to his death from a cliff at a national park last summer fell face first, suggesting was killed, prosecutors said.

Shipwreck hunter finds Keystone State in Lake Huron

USA TODAY - ‎28 minutes ago‎
The Keystone State was in trouble. Big waves slammed into the wooden steamer's sides as it rocked in the water near Port Austin under the weight of a powerful November storm.

Congress Readies a Year-End Dash

Wall Street Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON—A Congress stymied by partisan divides, blown deadlines and intraparty squabbling gets a late chance this week to end the year with an elusive budget deal and to make headway on other fronts.

Catholic college police officer kills student after off-campus traffic stop

CNN International - ‎3 hours ago‎
(CNN) -- The campus police officer who shot Robert Cameron Redus said the 23-year-old student got out of his truck after a traffic stop, approached the officer and got into the struggle which claimed Redus' life.

Ex-San Diego mayor Filner to be sentenced

USA TODAY - ‎28 minutes ago‎
SAN DIEGO (AP) - San Diego's former mayor has almost vanished from public view since a defiant resignation speech amid widespread allegations that he sexually harassed women.

Obama, Celebrities, Politicians And Tech Co's Come Together To Launch...

4 hours ago
Written by
Rip Empson
Back in January, brothers Ali Partovi and Hadi Partovi launched a new non-profit organization called with a simple mission: Change the perception America has of coding and computer science and make those subjects accessible to the masses.

Obama's Pollution-Control Agenda Goes to Court Tomorrow

Bloomberg - ‎7 hours ago‎
Two of President Barack Obama's top pollution-control measures face courtroom tests tomorrow as coal-dependent utilities, miners and some states challenge what they call overreach by the Environmental Protection Agency.

FOX23 NEWS ALERT:: Statewide rally for improved public education

WXXA - ‎8 minutes ago‎
ALBANY, N.Y. - Parents and educators are taking part in the Day of Action Monday to rally for an investment in public education supported by more than 100 organizations across the state.

South Carolina sheriff refuses to lower flag in honor of Nelson Mandela

CNN - ‎7 hours ago‎
(CNN) -- A South Carolina sheriff is refusing to lower the American flag in tribute to Nelson Mandela, saying the honor should be reserved for American citizens.
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Worst to come for East Coast


Thousands of flights have been canceled and roads have been deadly as an ice storm has moved across the U.S. The East Coast could see the worst of it today. FULL STORY

As Texas thaws from its bizarre freeze, East Coast states accustomed to ice could see much of it Monday. FULL STORY | SNOW IN VEGAS?

  • Marijuana in Maine: The Rev. David Perkins at the historic Neal Dow House in Portland, Maine.

    Temperance group targets marijuana in Maine

    In Maine, where workers once had three rum breaks each day, the Woman's Christian Temperance Union is trying to reinvent itself, and sees marijuana as a new foe.

  • Female veterans: Francessca Phillips walks her children, Davi-Allen Dunlop, 9, and Sorielle Kye Dunlop, 6, to school in Chicago.

    Female vets battle for benefits at home

    Women have become the fastest-growing segment of the veteran population, posing new issues for the Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • US vet released by North Korea: Merrill Newman, center, walks beside his wife Lee, left, and his son Jeffrey

    US vet held in North Korea says he was comfortable

    Merrill Newman had been detained in North Korea for over a month, six decades after he oversaw a group of South Korean wartime guerrillas during the 1950-53 war.

  • Cold weather: Juan Carlos ties a rope to his vehicle as he tries to free it in Wilmington, Del.

    State-by-state look at wintry blast hitting US

    A storm system has brought frigid temperatures, snow and ice to much of the U.S., causing treacherous travel and numerous canceled flights.

  • A Ten Commandments monument erected outside the Oklahoma state Capitol is shown on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012.

    Satanists seek spot on Oklahoma Statehouse steps

    Republican lawmakers in Oklahoma may have unwittingly opened the door to a satanic statute when they approved a Ten Commandments monument for the Statehouse steps.

  • School shooting: Sandy Hook Elementary School teacher Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis

    Teacher describes surviving Sandy Hook shooting

    Sandy Hook Elementary School teacher Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis, who hid her students in a bathroom as a man opened fire inside the school, recounts the horrors of Dec. 14, 2012, in Newtown, Conn.

  • Stranded whales die: Dozens of pilot whales stranded in Florida's Everglades National Park.

    Officials find 11 more dead whales in Florida

    National wildlife officials in Florida discovered 11 more dead whales thought to be part of a pod that was stranded in the Everglades.

  • Cameras on trains: An Amtrak train, top, traveling on an unaffected track, passes a derailed Metro-North commuter train in New York.

    Senators: Put cameras on train tracks

    Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal and New York Sen. Charles Schumer say trains should be outfitted with cameras pointed at engineers and at the tracks.

  • Corporate support for gay rights: Kris Perry, foreground left, kisses Sandy Stier as they are married at City Hall in San Francisco.

    Gay partner benefits growing at Fortune 500 firms

    A new report finds that more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies and 90 percent of all large employers offer insurance and benefits to same-sex partners.

  • Madoff scheme: Victims of Bernie Madoff's massive Ponzi scheme, Morton Chalek, 91, standing, a WWII vet, and his friend Fran Reiss, 79, a retired educator, pose in the apartment they share, on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 in New York. With the fifth anniversary of Madoff's fraud approaching, Chalek and Reiss are among a legion of former investors still struggling to move on after seeing their life savings go up in flames.

    Madoff fraud still stings ex-clients 5 years later

    Bernard Madoff's former clients are still struggling to move on five years after his massive Ponzi scheme was exposed.

  • Sarah Jones, a former Dixie Heights High School teacher and Cincinnati Ben-Gal cheerleader, arrives at the Kenton County Justice Center on July 30 in Covington, Ky. Jones, who was convicted of having sex with her 17-year-old student three months ago, is suing a controversial Scottsdale, Ariz.-based gossip website and its owner over lewd comments made about her online long before any accusations involving the teenager surfaced.

    Internet giants weigh in on defamation lawsuit

    The biggest names of the Internet are blasting a judge's decision to allow a former cheerleader's defamation lawsuit against a gossip website to go to trial.

  • Matthew Hurtado talks about The Snuggle House in downtown Madison, Wis. Supporters say the business helps people relax through non-sexual touch.

    No hugs allowed? Madison targets pro cuddlers

    City officials suspected Wisconsin's Snuggle House may be a thinly veiled brothel and cuddling will lead to sexual assault.

  • Obamacare agents: Ken Statz, a health insurance broker, and president of Statz and Associates General Agency, is shown at his office in Brecksville, Ohio, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. Statz has been stymied in his efforts to enroll clients through the online web site.

    Agents feeling left out of Obamacare

    Insurance agents say they can be the answer to the troubled health law's lackluster enrollment. "(The federal government) needs to realize we are the best pathway," said one agent.

  • Members of the National Interdiction Unit and the Special Operations Task Group await the arrival of two Mi-17 helicopters in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

    Rough ride for US-Russia helicopter deal

    Defense Department officials maintain that Afghanistan's forces need heavy-duty helicopters, and that Russia's Mi-17 is best suited for the mission.

  • Catholic school teacher fired for gay wedding

    A gay teacher at a Catholic high school in Pennsylvania was fired after he obtained a license to marry his same-sex partner.

  • Experts urge feds to measure, pursue our happiness: A smiley face balloon

    Experts urge feds to measure, pursue our happiness

    A National Academy of Sciences report is urging the government to start taking our happiness into consideration when deciding matters that affect daily lives.

  • Missing teenager: Zenya Hernandez, center, and her daughter Sarah listen as Senior Assistant Attorney General Jane Young speaks during a news conference on Dec. 6 in Concord, N.H.

    Missing NH girl sent letter to her mother

    Abigail Hernandez was last seen on Oct. 9, but her family received a letter from her on Nov. 6.

  • A 16-year-old boy died while traveling on an Atlanta-bound Delta Air Lines flight to celebrate the Christmas holidays with relatives, officials said.

    Teen dies on flight to see relatives for holidays

    A fire official said a 16-year-old boy suffered a medical emergency and died on a Delta Air Lines flight from Seattle to Atlanta.

  • Alzheimer's sufferer shot: A photo of Ret. Lt. Col. Ronald Westbrook sits on the coffee table in his home in Chickamauga, Ga.

    Suffering from Alzheimer's, man fatally shot in Ga.

    Ronald Westbrook, who suffered from Alzheimer's disease, left home at 1 a.m. with his dogs and was fatally shot after knocking on a neighbor's door.

  • Magnitude-4.5 earthquake rattles central Oklahoma

    The earthquake was centered near Arcadia, about 14 miles northeast of Oklahoma City, and was about 5 miles deep, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

  • Congress end of year: House Speaker John Boehner leaves a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.

    Analysis: Dog of a year in Congress whimpers to end

    Unless Congress acts soon, more than a million people will lose long-term jobless benefits over the holidays, and the price of milk could jump.

  • Older drivers: Jack Wyrad, 92, drives his Buick around his neighborhood in Los Angeles.

    Govt seeks to improve safety for older drivers

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced a new comprehensive safety plan to improve data on crashes and injuries.

  • Water issues plague new LAX international terminal

    Some planes at Los Angeles International Airport have been forced to use water from bottles or tanker trucks as water at the gates is contaminated.

  • Pearl Harbor remembered on Dec. 7: American flag fluttering on the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.

    Pearl Harbor ceremony marks bombing anniversary

    Thousands will gather on the 72nd anniversary of the attack that pulled the US into World War II.

  • Obama on Iran: President Barack Obama, left, arrives with Haim Saban during the Brookings Institution's 10th annual Saban Forum in Washington.

    Obama: Chances for final Iran deal 50-50 at best

    President Barack Obama said diplomacy was the best way to stop Iran from acquiring atomic weapons, and that chances for a nuclear pact were 50-50 or worse.

  • Dennis Codrington, who rescued a man after he onto the subway tracks, stands near the site of the incident on the Columbus Circle subway platform on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 in New York. Codrington doesn’t know what happened to the man he saved, but he hopes he survived and is healthy.

    NYC good Samaritans risk it all to save strangers

    In New York City at least a dozen good Samaritans this past year were willing to risk their own safety to save a stranger.

  • Mega Millions jackpot reaches $344 million: Lottery tickets.

    Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $344M

    Next week's drawing of the Mega Millions jackpot rose to an estimated $344 million after no one won the top prize of $297 million on Friday evening.

  • In this photo taken Nov. 22, 2013, Herb Weatherwax, seated, poses for a photo with Hauula Elementary School sixth graders from left Dawson Langinbelik, Rachel Cheney, Frank Kojima, La'a Beatty, Chase Colleado, Makoa Ahquin-Soren and Keola Baily in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

    Pearl Harbor survivor thrives meeting visitors

    Herb Weatherwax was a 24-year-old Army private living in Honolulu when he heard loud explosions the morning of Dec. 7, 1941.

  • errors: Man enrolls at transactions fail 10 percent of time is now experiencing errors in transmitting applications about 10 percent of the time, a government spokeswoman said.

  • Amish girl chemo: A court-appointed guardian is dropping her attempt to force an Amish girl with leukemia to resume chemotherapy

    Ohio Amish girl won't be forced to renew chemo

    The parents of an Amish girl who has leukemia have been a battle over chemo treatment, which the parents halted because it was making the girl sick.

  • Ice storm snarls deliveries: FedEx planes sit on the tarmac in the rain at Memphis International Airport

    Ice storm snarling deliveries nationwide

    Businesses are waiting for pickups and consumers are receiving notices that their packages will be delayed because of the icy blast that will eventually hit coast to coast.

  • Santorum Mandela Obamacare: Former Rep. Rick Santorum

    Santorum links Mandela apartheid fight to Obamacare

    Former Rep. Rick Santorum offered a tribute to Nelson Mandela that linked the late South African leader's fight against apartheid to the U.S. battle over Obamacare.

  • National Christmas Tree: Tree lighting in Washington, DC

    Obamas light the National Christmas Tree

    President Barack Obama has thrown the switch, bathing the National Christmas Tree in lights and giving an otherwise dreary day in the nation's capital a festive and seasonal spirit.

  • Wind farms eagles: ​In this April 18, 2013, photo, a golden eagle flies over a wind turbine on Duke energy's wind farm in Converse County, Wyo.

    For wind power, US extends permit for eagle deaths

    Companies can seek government authorization to kill eagles in the interest of green energy, including the wind energy industry.

  • Onyango Obama, President Barack Obama's Kenyan-born uncle, arrives at U.S. Immigration Court for a deportation hearing on Dec. 3.

    White House changes story on Obama's uncle

    President Obama had lived with his uncle in the 1980s, despite the White House initially denying they ever met.

  • Toxic water Marine base: A statue of Lt. Gen. John Archer Lejeune at Camp Lejeune, N.C., where toxic water has been linked to birth defects

    CDC: Water at Marine base linked to birth defects

    A study that links birth defects to toxic water at Camp Lejeune, N.C., surveyed the parents of 12,598 children born there between 1968 and 1985.


Congress Ready To Extend Ban On Plastic Firearms

Gun Control Chuck Schumer
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FBI Webcam Snooping.. Bitcoin Crash.. Amazon Drone Hate.. First Selfie.. Emoji Fail.. Google Robots

Ukraine President Aims To Defuse Political Crisis

Kiev Protests

NKorea Rewrites History.. CAR Chaos.. Assad Mourns Mandela.. Scary Smog Pics.. Unlikely Arab Star

Hagel In Pakistan For Talks On Security, Drones

Chuck Hagel

Man With Alzheimer's Fatally Shot After Knocking On Wrong Door

Ronald Westbrook

Did BCS Finally Get The Title Game Right?


Gronk Carted Off.. Redskins Fans Flee.. Riots.. BCS Hopes Busted.. Tiger Goes For Win.. AP Injury

Dalai Lama Unable To Obtain Visa For Mandela Memorial

Dalai Lama

'I Wake Up At Night Screaming, Just Remembering'


Thai Prime Minister Dissolves Parliament

Yingluck Shinawatra

Man Killed 3 Women, Then Put Baby Down To Shoot Himself, Police Say

Crime Tape


Patriots Browns

Anti-Gay Policy Prompts School To Nix State Money

Myrtle Grove Christian School

Obamas To Pay Tribute To Mandela In South Africa

Barack Obama Michelle

STUDY: Arctic Thaw Tied To European, U.S. Heat Waves And Downpours

Arctic Sea Ice

Earthquake.. Farm Bill.. Pug Rescue.. Massive Wildfire.. Sandy Flooding.. Shark Finning.. World Cup

Few Girls Receive All 3 Doses Of HPV Vaccine, Study Finds

Hpv Vaccine

Why You're On Time.. Superfoods.. ♥ Peppermint.. December Workout Songs.. Popcorn

Ouster Of Kim's Uncle Sends Chilling Message To North Korean Elite

Jang Song Thaek

The NSA's Feelings Are Hurt


Wow: Columnist's Awful Comments On Mandela's Death

The Big Problem With Electric Cars

Tesla Car

Rand Paul: Extending Jobless Benefits Would Be A 'Disservice' To Workers

German President Boycotting Russia Olympics

Joachim Gauck

Gators, Crocs May Be Smarter Than We Thought

Reptiles Tool Use

Report Alleges Obama Misled The Public On Syria

Barack Obama

MORE: New Yorker, WaPo Passed On Startling Piece

North Korea Confirms Purge Of Kim Jong Un's Uncle

Jang Song Thaek

WHOA: Snowstorm Leads To Wild NFL Whiteout

Lions Eagles

Reporters Get Rare Clinton Access

Hillary Clinton Book

8 Countries Where People Suffer The Most

Bulgaria Children

South Africa Mourns Mandela

South Africa Nelson Mandela

A Year After Newtown, Rift Over Guns Deepens

Newtown Guns

South Korea Expands Air Defense Zone

South Korea

State's Obamacare Exchange Shares Personal Information Without Consent

Covered California Health

Emails Reveal Sketchy JPMorgan Behavior

Jpmorgan Emails China

Ex-Goldman Worker To Jail.. Obamacare Truth.. Huge Jackpot.. Fast Food Strike.. Sears Is Desperate


Winter Storm Dion to Bring Snow, Ice From West to the Northeast


Winter Storm Dion, the fourth named winter storm of the 2013-14 season, will result in more snow and ice for some of the same areas impacted by Winter Storm Cleon.

Dion initially produced snow in Washington, California, Nevada and the Four Corners states during the first half of the weekend.

Now, Dion is spreading snow and ice from the Midwest to the Mid-South, Ohio Valley, Middle Atlantic and Northeast.



Deep-freeze hits large swath of US

Temperatures in Montana and South Dakota were more than 20 degrees below zero during the day Saturday while much of the Midwest was in the teens and single digits. Jordan, Montana recorded a record low temperature of 42 degrees below zero on Saturday.

About 75,000 customers in the Dallas area were without power Saturday, down from a peak of more than 270,000. Oklahoma utilities reported more than 7,500 power outages across the state and western Arkansas.

Some 400 departing flights from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport were canceled on Saturday, about half of the usual schedule, the airport said. About 3,330 passengers had stayed overnight in the terminals on Friday night. had reported that over 1,000 flights were canceled either to or from the airport on Friday.

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Researchers discover massive freshwater reserves beneath
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Powerful storm dumps snow, snarls
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South Korea expands air defense
zone in reaction to China

Okla. Satanists seek monument
by Statehouse steps

Hundreds Riot in Singapore's
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Number of Palestinians fighting 
in Syria on the rise

Thai PM Yingluck Dissolves Parliament
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Lenin statue toppled in
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Graham weaker, but in no
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