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Social media sting returns stolen dogs to owner
A sting operation launched after two stolen English bulldogs were recognized on a Facebook page led to the arrest of three people near Oklahoma City this week, officials said.
Oklahoma woman confesses to sex with boy, 13
Police in Oklahoma’s Cherokee County arrested a 27-year-old woman this week after they said she confessed to having sex with a 13-year-old boy on multiple occasions.
Why college athletes need a union
Leticia Romero came to Kansas State University from the Canary Islands to play basketball. After Romero's freshman season - a successful one on the court, in which she averaged more than 14 points per game - the coach that recruited her was fired, and several assistant coaches chose to leave as well. As a consequence, Romero decided she wanted to transfer.
No need for tablet with curved-screen G Flex by LG
There's a bit of hilarious marketing copy on LG's web page discussing the features of the G Flex -- in describing the smartphone's curved design, it claims that the device "follows the curvature of your face, for an outstanding voice and sound experience by reducing the gap between the microphones and your mouth."
Funny, because I don't see many people smash their phones to the side of their face. I know the crap that my face leaves on a screen, and I don't even wear makeup. And though the G Flex is indeed curved, it's not curved by that much, so voice isn't magically amplified for the other half of a phone conversation.
That being said, much of the site's advertising copy is spot on. The G Flex is a powerful device, with a curved screen and high-powered processor that helps videos and games play like a dream.
AT&T provided a device that I tested out for about 10 days. It's available at AT&T retail stores around Joplin ranging from $299 with a two-year contract to $694.99 without.
Sticking needles in your dog won't make it feel better
If you're an acupuncture enthusiast, you're probably getting ready to point me toward studies proving the efficacy of veterinary acupuncture. Before you do that, let's make a deal: I will concede that there are studies supporting veterinary acupuncture if you concede that there are studies opposing it. The issue is assessing the quality of the studies and determining where the weight of the evidence lies.
The secrets behind Starbucks' secret menu
You see, Starbucks has gone well beyond allowing people to build custom orders around its traditional coffee drinks.
Last weekend, before my daughter and I left home, she had already searched for "Starbucks secret menu" on the computer and narrowed her choices to a handful of drinks (all of which involved various ingredients from Starbucks' menu for adult drinks)
Taco Bell should put even more filler in its beef
In 2011, an Alabama law firm filed a lawsuit against Taco Bell, claiming that the "seasoned beef" in its tacos and burritos was only 35 percent beef. The fast-food chain fired back by stating that the meat product was actually 88 percent beef - and this week, Taco Bell has gone on the offensive by explaining in great detail what the ingredients in that other 12 percent actually are.
College chess team funding scrutinized
The arms race in collegiate chess - a cutthroat world once dominated by the University of Maryland Baltimore County - is generating new scrutiny following revelations that a highpowered coach at Texas Tech University requested more than $1 million in funding, including a $250,000 salary.
Bride dies, groom injured in car crash five days before wedding
An assistant college basketball coach from Georgia was seriously hurt and his fiancee killed when he lost contol of his car and struck a concrete bridge support near Atlanta. They were driving to Mobile, Alabama to get married Saturday.
VIDEO: Tornado aftermath in Alabama
The Weather Channel looks at destruction in Kimberly, Alabama, near Birmingham, in the wake of Monday's tornadoes.
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