Month: December 2015

Seinfeld show features Obama – The DPost

HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama and comedian Jerry Seinfeld compare cars and trade one-liners in a 19-minute episode of “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee.” The episode began airing Wednesday night, and opens with Seinfeld phoning the president. Seinfeld compliments Obama for “cutting all that red tape in Washington” when Obama appears to answer the [Continue]

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Wrestling: MHS results in Wheeling Park Duals – The DPost

WHEELING — Attrition finally got to Morgantown High as the Mohigans (13-9) finished day two with a 1-3 record, taking in 11th place in the tournament. Morgantown lost to Point Pleasant High School, 45-33; defeated Field High School (Ohio), 54-27; lost to Shadyside High School (Ohio), 51-25; and lost to Alliance High School (Ohio), 61-15. [Continue]

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Fire breaks out in Dubai skyscraper – The DPost

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Fire broke out Thursday in a residential building near the world’s tallest skyscraper in Dubai, where a massive New Year’s fireworks display was set to be held. It was not immediately clear what caused the fire, which ran up at least 20 stories of the building near the Burj [Continue]

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2015 box office to record $11B – The DPost

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s been a record-breaking, $11 billion year at the movies. Box-office tracker Rentrak said Tuesday that the industry has already reached the benchmark and is expected to end the year with an unprecedented $11.1 billion in ticket sales in the U.S. and Canada. The previous record of $10.9 billion was set [Continue]

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Chicago police to get Tasers – The DPost

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago officials are expected to announce changes in police training, including a requirement that every officer responding to service calls be equipped with a Taser. A statement from Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office late Tuesday night said Emanuel and Interim Police Superintendent John Escalante would announce Wednesday “a major overhaul” of the policy [Continue]

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8 survivors found in collapsed mine – The DPost

BEIJING (AP) — Rescuers using infrared cameras to peer into darkness at a wrecked mine in eastern China on Wednesday found eight surviving miners who were trapped for five days after a collapse so violent it registered as a seismic event. The disaster on Christmas Day at the gypsum mine in Shandong province killed at [Continue]

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Floods threaten Mississippi River – The DPost

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Warm and wet weather over the last several weeks followed by storms that brought a deluge of rain in recent days have produced a severe threat of flooding along the Mississippi River, where water could reach record high levels soon in some places. The winter flooding is unusual and could portend [Continue]

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