Showing posts from December, 2014

Bishop Charged with DUI/Marijuana Possession 4 Years Ago Killed Bicyclist in Hit-and-Run Crash Saturday; Episcopal Bishop Heather Cook Named as Driver in Fatal Bike Crash; Maryland's First Female Episcopal Bishop 'Kills Cyclist in Gruesome Hit-and-Run'; It Was Her, Says Maryland Diocese • TUE DEC 30, 2014 10:49 AM CT

Maryland bishop was driver in hit-and-run that killed bicyclist, diocese spokeswoman confirms: — The Associated Press (@AP) December 29, 2014 BREW EXCLUSIVE Episcopal Bishop Heather Cook named as driver in fatal bike crash — Baltimore Brew (@BaltimoreBrew) December 29, 2014 PREVIOUS  DRUG CHARGES  DROPPED Maryland's first female Episcopal bishop 'kills cyclist in gruesome hit-and-run' — Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) December 29, 2014 US Episcopal bishop was driver in hit-and-run crash that killed cyclist, says Maryland diocese — BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) December 29, 2014 Maryland's  First Female  Episcopal  Bishop

Officials Increasingly Confident that Debris Is from Missing Airasia Flight QZ8501; Debris Spotted 10km from Where AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Was Last Logged on Radar; Airplane Debris Found Off Island of Borneo; More Than 40 Bodies Retrieved in QZ8501 Search, According to Indonesian Navy • TUE DEC 30, 2014 4:08 AM CT

Officials increasingly confident that debris is from missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 — Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) December 30, 2014 Air Asia Airbus  A320-200 vanished  on Sunday with  162 people aboard Debris spotted 10km from where AirAsia flight QZ8501 was last logged on radar — Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) December 30, 2014 #AirAsia latest: Airplane debris found off island of Borneo, officials say — Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) December 30, 2014 A shadow underwater  near where the debris  was found looked  like an aircraft #BREAKING More than 40 bodies retrieved in #QZ8501 search, according to Indonesian Navy — The Jakarta Globe (@thejakartaglobe) December 30, 2014 Warship Bung Tomo  has retrieved 40 bodies

Three Adults, One Child Found Dead in Crowley, Texas; Suspect in Los Angeles Arrested After Shots Fired at Two LAPD Officers Sunday Night; Shots Fired at Pasco County Deputies (Florida); Boos at NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio as He Attends NYPD Cadets Graduation Ceremony • MON DEC 29, 2014 6:09 PM CT

Three adults, one child found dead in N. #Texas home -- 9-year-old called 911 #TX — KHOU 11 News Houston (@KHOU) December 29, 2014 2 LAPD officers shot at while driving patrol car; 1 suspect arrested. Sheriff's office in Pasco Co., FL shot at. — CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) December 29, 2014 Shots fired at Pasco County deputies. — WPEC CBS 12 News (@CBS12) December 29, 2014 Some in crowd boo, turn their backs on NYC Mayor as he attends NYPD graduation ceremony: — The Associated Press (@AP) December 29, 2014

Is Missing Air Asia Jet QZ8501 Just Like MH370? Not So Fast. Our Primer on Some Key Differences; Daybreak in SE Asia Is Just Hours from Now, and the Hunt for QZ8501 Resumes; Fox News Anchor Anna Kooiman Mocked After Questioning Metric System as Less Safe; Could Storms Have Caused the Disappearance of QZ8501? • MON DEC 29, 2014 2:06 PM CT

Is missing plane #QZ8501 just like #MH370 ? Not so fast. Our primer on some key differences: — The Situation Room (@CNNSitRoom) December 29, 2014 Daybreak in SE Asia is just hours from now, and the hunt for #QZ8501 resumes. Get the latest from @CNN #SitRoom 5pET. — The Situation Room (@CNNSitRoom) December 29, 2014 Fox News presenter mocked after making this comment about the missing #AirAsia plane: — The Independent (@Independent) December 29, 2014 Could storms have caused the disappearance of #QZ8501 ? We'll explore the theory with our panel of experts at 5pET. — The Situation Room (@CNNSitRoom) December 29, 2014

Sony Picture's "The Interview" Sets All-Time Record for Online Sales; Arctic Air Is Settling Into the Central US, Expect High Temps to Be 25°-45° Below Average; Jennifer Lawrence Tops List of Highest Grossing Actors with Global Box Office Total of $1.4B ; Two Soldiers Had to Relocate Their Hawaii Wedding So POTUS Could Play Golf • MON DEC 29, 2014 1:43 PM CT

#TheInterview sets @SonyPictures ' all-time record for online sales — TODAY (@TODAYshow) December 29, 2014 #Arctic air is settling into the central U.S., expect high temps to be 25°-45° below average! — The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) December 29, 2014 Jennifer Lawrence tops list of highest grossing actors with global box office total of $1.4B: — ABC News (@ABC) December 29, 2014 Two soldiers had to relocate their Hawaii wedding so #Obama could play golf. — Fox News (@FoxNews) December 29, 2014

Air Asia Issues Statement on Flight that Lost Contact with Air Traffic Controllers; No Distress Signal Was Sent, Says Indonesian Air Transport Director; Indonesian Authorities Coordinating with Singaporean Air Force and Navy; AirAsia Indonesia Confirms that QZ8501 from Surabaya to Singapore Lost Contact at 07:24 Hrs • SUN DEC 28, 2014 5:20 AM CT

JUST IN: Air Asia issues statement on flight that lost contact with air traffic controllers. — CNBC Now (@CNBCnow) December 28, 2014 #AirAsia #QZ8501 : No distress signal was sent, says Indonesian air transport director — The Straits Times (@STcom) December 28, 2014 Indonesian authorities coordinating with Singaporean Air Force and Navy. #QZ8501 #9News — Nine News Australia (@9NewsAUS) December 28, 2014 AirAsia Indonesia regrets to confirm that QZ8501 from Surabaya to Singapore has lost contact at 07:24hrs this morning — AirAsia (@AirAsia) December 28, 2014 UPDATED  PASSENGER  LIST BELOW

Police Turn Their Backs on Mayor De Blasio During Funeral for Fallen NYPD Cop; Officers Turn Backs to NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio During Rafael Ramos Funeral; Chris Rock: Told His Son to Take "Special Care" While Dealing with the NYPD Sounds Like a Smart Mayor and a Good Father! Mayor's Office Responds to Snub • SAT DEC 27, 2014 6:13 PM CT

Police turn their backs on Mayor #DeBlasio during funeral for fallen #NYPD cop — Fox News (@FoxNews) December 27, 2014 Officers turn backs to #nyc mayor Bill De Blasio during #rafaelramos funeral. More on @cnn — Rosa Flores (@RosaFlores) December 27, 2014 #DeBlasio told his son to take "special care" while dealing w the #NYPD Sounds like a smart mayor and a good father! — Chris Rock (@ozchrisrock) December 27, 2014 Update: NYC Mayor's office responds to snub at officer's funeral today — CBS News (@CBSNews) December 27, 2014

NK Countrywide Online Blackout, North Korea Internet 'Paralyzed' Again; The Big Scams and Security Threats to Watch Out for in 2015; YouTube's Release of 'The Interview' Proves the Video Sharing Service Has Moved Beyond Pet Videos; Ever Wonder What It's Like to Serve Time in "Club Fed" for Insider Trading? • SAT DEC 27, 2014 5:35 PM CT

North Korea internet 'paralyzed' again — NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) December 27, 2014 The Big Scams & Security Threats to Watch Out for in 2015 — Yahoo Finance (@YahooFinance) December 26, 2014 YouTube's release of 'The Interview' proves the video sharing service has moved beyond this — Bloomberg Business (@business) December 27, 2014 Ever wonder what it's like to serve time in "Club Fed" for insider trading? Take a look — Fortune Magazine (@FortuneMagazine) December 27, 2014

Funnel Cloud, Tornado Warning for De Soto, Sabine (LA), Shelby (TX); SPC: Tornado Outlook 2% for Southeast Texas and Southern Mississippi Valley; Winter Storm Will Bring Snow and Wind to the West Thru Early Week; Heavy Rains in Southeast, Southern Mississippi Valley, Pacific NW • SAT DEC 27, 2014 1:48 PM CT

1:14 pm CT: #Tornado warning for De Soto, Sabine (LA), Shelby (TX) until 1:45 pm CT. Funnel cloud reported. Moving NE — The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) December 27, 2014 1:37pm CST #SPC Day1 Outlook Marginal Risk: from sern tx into the lower ms valley — NWS SPC (@NWSSPC) December 27, 2014 Winter Storm #Frona has been named and will bring snow and wind to the West thru early week. — The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) December 27, 2014 Weekend precip forecast. Heavy rains in Southeast and Pac NW. Snow for Midwest and higher elevations of Pac NW. — NWS WPC (@NWSWPC) December 27, 2014

Pennsylvania Man Charged with Cutting, Axing Wife to Death on Christmas Eve; Two Men Charged in Christmas Day Shooting and Robbery in Englewood; Police Assert That Video Shows Suspect Raising Gun Before Officer Opened Fire in Berkeley, Mo; Dustin Diamond, Who Played Screech on "Saved by the Bell" Accused in Christmas Stabbing: • SAT DEC 27, 2014 4:26 AM CT

Man charged in Christmas Eve killing of wife in Paradise Township: — (@LancasterOnline) December 26, 2014 Two men charged in Christmas Day shooting and robbery in Englewood — Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) December 27, 2014 Police assert that video shows suspect raising gun before officer opened fire in Berkeley, Mo. — ABC News (@ABC) December 24, 2014 Man who played Screech on "Saved by the Bell" accused in Christmas stabbing: — WSB-TV (@wsbtv) December 26, 2014

Congressman Michael Grimm Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud; Apologizes for Tax Evasion, but Vows to Stay in Office; Grimm in 2010: Tax Cheating 'Unforgivable'; Grimm in October Explained His Threat to Throw Reporter Off Balcony: "Sometimes I Get My Italian Up" • FRI DEC 26, 2014 2:31 PM CT

JUST IN: Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) pleads guilty to tax fraud @NBCNewYork — NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) December 23, 2014 Congressman @repmichaelgrimm apologizes for tax evasion, but vows to stay in office: — CBS News (@CBSNews) December 24, 2014 Grimm in 2010: Tax cheating 'unforgivable' — The Hill (@thehill) December 24, 2014 Grimm explains threat to throw reporter off balcony: "Sometimes I get my Italian up" #NYSen — Talking Points Memo (@TPM) October 1, 2014

The Islamic State’s Effort in State-Building Appears to Be Crumbling from Too Much Fighting and Enforcing; Boy with Worst Case Muscular Dystrophy Gets Dream Job with Indianapolis Fire Department; Congressman Michael Grimm Apologizes for Tax Evasion, but Vows to Stay in Office; Kratom Marketed as Pain Reliever Banned from Minors in Illinois • FRI DEC 26, 2014 11:01 AM CT

The Islamic State’s vaunted exercise in state-building appears to be crumbling — The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) December 26, 2014 A DREAM COME TRUE: Boy with fatal condition gets dream job with fire department ---> — FOX 32 News (@fox32news) December 26, 2014 Congressman @repmichaelgrimm apologizes for tax evasion, but vows to stay in office: — CBS News (@CBSNews) December 24, 2014 What’s kratom? Banned for minors come January, that’s what — Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) December 26, 2014

Mourners Line Up to Pay Respects to NYPD Officer Killed in Ambush; Ohio Woman and Three Grandchildren Die in Early Morning House Fire ; Holland Michigan Teen Fails to Alter Appearance with Head Shave Before Arrest; Clark Griswold Exit in New Jersey • FRI DEC 26, 2014 2:00 PM CT

Mourners line up to pay respects to NYPD officer killed in ambush — CBS News (@CBSNews) December 26, 2014 Ohio woman and three grandchildren die in early morning house fire — NBC News (@NBCNews) December 26, 2014 Police: Suspect tries to change appearance by shaving head, doesn't finish before arrest — ABC 7 Chicago (@ABC7Chicago) December 26, 2014 Prankster alters New Jersey highway sign — NBC Chicago (@nbcchicago) December 26, 2014

Florida Teen Talks About Dog that Saved Her from Bear Attack; Playstation Networks Are Still Down, but Xbox Is Mostly Back Online After Hackers Force Gamers Offline; Monkey CPR: Monkey Saves Dying Monkey Friend at Train Station; Retailers Brace Themselves for Fraudulent Returns and Wardrobing • FRI DEC 26, 2014 10:05 AM CT

Florida teen says she was being attacked by a bear ... until her dog saved the day. — ABC News (@ABC) December 26, 2014 Hacker group Lizard Squad claimed responsibility for Xbox Live and PSN hack on Christmas eve — TechSpot (@TechSpot) December 26, 2014 Video: Monkey gives first aid to electrocuted friend, brings him back to life — Hindustan Times (@htTweets) December 25, 2014 Retailers brace for wave of post-Christmas returns — NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) December 26, 2014

Man Shot to Death Inside Store in Louisiana Mall on Christmas Eve; Several Scientists May Have Been Exposed to Ebola Virus at Centers for Disease Control Lab in Atlanta; President Obama Jokes about Fruity Drinks, Golfs, Works Out While in Hawaii; Sony's The Interview Available Online • THU DEC 25, 2014 0:51 AM CT

"Bedlam" at a Louisiana mall after a man is shot to death inside a store on Christmas Eve: — CBS News (@CBSNews) December 25, 2014 3 Shots  Fired  4:21 PM  Wednesday CDC scientist possibly exposed to Ebola virus — NewsHour (@NewsHour) December 25, 2014 President Obama issues warning about fruity drinks while in Hawaii: — ABC News (@ABC) December 25, 2014 Movie fans can now see @TheInterview ’s director’s cut, as opposed to the dictator’s cut: — CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) December 25, 2014

At Least 4 Dead and 20 Injured After Apparent Tornadoes Hit Mississippi; Jordan Confirms Warplane Crashed in Syria and that ISIS Captured Pilot; Perfect Bar Recalls Some Products Amid Salmonella Risk • WED DEC 24, 2014 2:23 PM CT

UPDATE: At least 4 dead and 20 injured after apparent tornadoes hit Mississippi: - @abcnewswx — ABC News (@ABC) December 24, 2014 LIVE coverage of the aftermath of #Mississippi & #Louisiana #tornadoes continues on @weatherchannel Pic- @NWSJacksonMS — The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) December 24, 2014 Jordan confirms warplane crashed in Syria and that ISIS captured pilot - — CBS News (@CBSNews) December 24, 2014 Perfect Bar recalls some products amid salmonella risk: — ABC 7 Chicago (@ABC7Chicago) December 24, 2014

Dow Jones Industrial Average Just Closed Above 18,000 for the First Time Ever; Dow Jones Industrial Average Closes Above 18,000, the 36th Record This Year; the Dow Jones Surged More Than 400 Points; It's Time to Ditch the Dow Jones Industrial Average • TUE DEC 23, 2014 3:50 PM CT

The Dow Jones industrial average just closed above 18,000 for the first time ever. Here’s what you need to know — Fortune Magazine (@FortuneMagazine) December 23, 2014 Breaking: Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 18,000, the 36th record this year — Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) December 23, 2014 It's time to ditch the Dow Jones Industrial Average: — MarketWatch (@MarketWatch) December 23, 2014 NEW: Dow Jones industrial average surges more than 400 points, biggest day in 3 years — Chicago Sun-Times (@Suntimes) December 18, 2014 TUESDAY

Baltimore Police Faxed Alert on Cop Killer to NYPD; Rock Blue-Eyed Soul Singer Joe Cocker Dies of Lung Cancer at 70; Nestucca Rd Reopens in Tillamook County, Oregon; Cambodia 'Medic' Faces Murder Rap After More than 100 People Get HIV • MON DEC 22, 2014 1:48 PM CT

Minutes before shooting, Baltimore police faxed alert on gunman to NYPD: (Spencer Platt/Getty) — msnbc (@msnbc) December 22, 2014 Raspy-voiced singer Joe Cocker has died of lung cancer at 70 — NBC News (@NBCNews) December 22, 2014 RT @blmoregon : After scary rockslide, Nestucca Rd reopens in Tillamook Co. –before & after pics — The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) December 22, 2014 Cambodia 'medic' faces murder rap after more than 100 people get HIV — NBC News (@NBCNews) December 22, 2014

Pakistan to Execute 500 Terror Convicts in Coming Weeks; Panama City, Florida Girl Attacked by a Bear While Walking Her Dog; Former Milwaukee Cop Who Fatally Shot an Unarmed Black Man 14 Times Will Not Be Charged • MON DEC 22, 2014 12:13 PM CT

Pakistan to execute 500 convicted terrorists 'within weeks' — RT (@RT_com) December 22, 2014 Protests, executions follow Pakistan school attack — FRANCE 24 English (@France24_en) December 22, 2014 A Florida girl is attacked by a bear while walking her dog. FULL STORY: — ABC 7 Chicago (@ABC7Chicago) December 22, 2014 Former Milwaukee cop who fatally shot an unarmed black man 14 times will not be charged — Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) December 22, 2014

Tampa Fire-Rescue: Multiple People Injured by Lightning Strike Near Stadium After Bucs-Packers Game; 3-Year-Old Girl Abandoned at LA Mall "The Grove" in Fairfax District; Tarpon Springs, Florida Police Officer Shot and Killed Early Sunday Morning; Starting 6:03p ET, It's Officially Winter! • SUN DEC 21, 2014 5:48 PM CT

Tampa Fire-Rescue: Multiple people injured by lightning strike near stadium after Bucs-Packers game - @abcactionnews — ABC News Weather (@abcnewswx) December 21, 2014 Three-year-old girl abandoned at L.A. mall — NBC News (@NBCNews) December 21, 2014 Police officer shot and killed early Sunday morning in Florida @WFLA — NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) December 21, 2014 It's 6:03p ET, officially #WINTER ! Daylight will gradually increase until #SummerSolstice : — The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) December 21, 2014

Over 24 People Injured, Megabus that Departed Chicago Crashes to its Side on I-65 Indiana, Seymour, Indiana; 8 Children Stabbed to Death in North Queensland, Australia; Muhammad Ali Hospitalized with Pneumonia; British Female Punk Rock Musician-Turned ISIS Extremist Luring Girls to Syria with Twitter • SUN DEC 21, 2014 7:04 AM CT

More than 2 dozen people were injured when a megabus crashed onto its side in southern Indiana — Local 12/WKRC-TV (@Local12) December 21, 2014 5:30 AM Saturday Double-Decker Bus, 70 Onboard Mother in Australia faces 8 counts of murder in deaths of 7 of her children and one niece. — CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) December 21, 2014 Boxer Muhammad Ali, 72, hospitalized with pneumonia, his spokesman says. — CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) December 21, 2014 Sally Jones Changed Name ... Sakinah Hussain White British mother is luring teenage girls to Syria through Twitter — Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) December 20, 2014

'Assassinated': Shock After Two NYPD Officers Gunned Down in Brooklyn; NYPD Commissioner: Gunman Who Killed Officers Made "Very Anti-Police" Posts Online; 2 NYPD Officers Shot Dead "Execution Style" in "Revenge Killing" for the Deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner • SAT DEC 20, 2014 10:24 PM CT

'Assassinated': Shock after two NYPD officers gunned down in Brooklyn — NBC News (@NBCNews) December 21, 2014 2 NYPD Officers NYPD commissioner: 2 officers in patrol car were "assassinated" by gunman in Brooklyn: — ABC News (@ABC) December 21, 2014 Shot 3:00 PM NYPD identifies officers who were shot and killed in Brooklyn as Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos. — ABC News (@ABC) December 21, 2014 Dead Assassinated New York PHOTO: Mourners line up in silence outside of hospital as bodies of fallen NYPD officers taken away: — The Associated Press (@AP) December 21, 2014

10 Ways You May Be Losing the Wi-Fi Signal in Your Home; Consumer Reports: What AA Batteries Are Best? New York City’s Famous Holiday Window Displays at Macys and Saks Are Now on Google Maps; PEW Research: the Future of Privacy • FRI DEC 19, 2014 4:37 PM CT

10 ways you may be killing your home #WiFi signal — Comcast (@comcast) December 15, 2014 Consumer Reports: AA batteries that last the longest — ABC 7 Chicago (@ABC7Chicago) December 17, 2014 New York City’s famous holiday window displays at @Macys and @Saks are now on Google Maps. — New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) December 19, 2014 Digital life in 2025: The future of privacy #web25 — Pew Research Center (@pewresearch) December 18, 2014

Pre-Packaged Caramel Apples Linked to 4 Deaths, 26 Hospitalized from Listeria; Sick Child the Triggers Ebola Scare at O'hare; an Atlanta-Area Pediatrician Says She's Seeing a Lot More Strep, Rsv; Michael Phelps a Changed Man? We'll See • FRI DEC 19, 2014 2:57 PM CT

Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 4 deaths — FOX 32 News (@fox32news) December 19, 2014 Sick child triggers Ebola scare at O'Hare — FOX 32 News (@fox32news) December 19, 2014 Not just #flu . An Atlanta-area pediatrician says she's seeing a lot more strep, RSV... — WebMD (@WebMD) December 18, 2014 . @cbrennansports : Michael Phelps a changed man? We'll see: — USA TODAY Sports (@USATODAYsports) December 19, 2014

Cops Search for Gunman Who Shot a KCEN TV Meteorologist at the Station Near Waco; Police Surround a Home Where the Suspected Gunman is Believed to Be; Co-Workers Say Waco Meteorologist Patrick Crawford Was Shot in TV Station Parking Lot; Search for Shooter Continues • WED DEC 17, 2014 1:38 PM CT

Cops searching for gunman who shot a person outside the KCEN TV station near Waco... photo by @FOX4 viewer Kelly Long — FOX 4 NEWS (@FOX4) December 17, 2014 #BREAKINGNEWS police surround a home where the suspected gunman who shot someone at the KCEN parking lot is holed up — KWTX News 10 (@kwtx) December 17, 2014 Co-workers say Waco meteorologist Patrick Crawford was shot in TV station parking lot: (KCEN) — CBSDFW (@CBSDFW) December 17, 2014 The latest on the morning shooting of KCEN meteorologist. Search for shooter continues: — Waco Tribune-Herald (@wacotrib) December 17, 2014

Alan Gross, American Freed After 5 Years in Cuban Prison, Arrives in US; 3 Members of 'Cuban Five' Were Freed in Historic Prisoner Swap; Church of England Appoints First Female Bishop; Man Who Waterboarded 9/11 Mastermind Defends the CIA • WED DEC 17, 2014 10:43 AM CT

JUST IN: Alan Gross, American freed after 5 years in Cuban prison, arrives in US — FOX 32 News (@fox32news) December 17, 2014 3 members of 'Cuban Five' were freed in historic prisoner swap. What we know about them: — NBC News (@NBCNews) December 17, 2014 Church of #England appoints first female bishop: — Fox News (@FoxNews) December 17, 2014 Man who waterboarded 9/11 mastermind defends the #CIA : — Fox News (@FoxNews) December 17, 2014

Body Believed to Be That of Pennsylvania Shooter Bradley Stone Found 200 Yds from His Home; Drone Can Deliver Defibrillator/AED to Heart Attack Victim; Landlord Lawrence Myers Gets Life in Prison for Arson Fire that Killed 7 in Cicero, Illinois Apartment; Sony Hackers Threaten Terror Attack on Theaters that Screen ‘The Interview’ • TUE DEC 16, 2014 2:00 PM CT

#BREAKING : Body believed to be that of Bradley Stone found 200 yds from his home - — Action News on 6abc (@6abc) December 16, 2014 This prototype drone can deliver a defibrillator to a heart attack victim: — Forbes Tech News (@ForbesTech) December 16, 2014 Landlord Gets Life in Prison for Arson Fire that Killed 7 in Cicero, Illinois Apartment … — News Zombies (@newszombies) December 16, 2014 Sony hackers threaten 9/11 attack on movie theaters that screen ‘The Interview’ — Fox News (@FoxNews) December 16, 2014

Fedex Trailer Crash Spills Packages on Interstate 287 in Mahwah, New Jersey; State Farm Study (2013 Reminder): 32% of Younger Drivers Report They're More Likely to Engage in Aggressive Driving Near Winter Holidays; Oil Prices Continue to Drop; Study: Electric Cars Actually Make Air Dirtier; • TUE DEC 16, 2014 9:48 AM CT

Highway crash sends FedEx packages flying 10 days before Christmas: — World News Tonight (@WNTonight) December 15, 2014 Ho Ho Whoa! 32% of drivers likley to engage in aggressive driving during the winter holidays. — Dave Phillips (@SF_DavePhillips) December 15, 2014 Oil drops below $59 a barrel for the first time since May 2009 — NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) December 16, 2014 Study finds all-electric cars powered by coal actually make the air dirtier: — World News Tonight (@WNTonight) December 16, 2014

Taliban Has Killed Over 100 Children in a School in Pakistan; Taliban Attack on School in Peshawar, Pakistan; at Least 126 People, Most of Them Students, Killed in Pakistan; Taliban Gunmen Storm Pakistan School • TUE DEC 16, 2014 6:59 AM CT

The death toll has topped 100 in the Taliban siege of a Pakistan school — CBS News (@CBSNews) December 16, 2014 More than 100 killed, mostly children, in Taliban attack on school in Peshawar, Pakistan — Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) December 16, 2014 At least 126 people, most of them students, were killed in an attack on a school in Pakistan. — ABC7 News (@abc7newsBayArea) December 16, 2014 Deaths expected to top 100 as Taliban gunmen storm Pakistan school. Most victims are children. — Jim Roberts (@nycjim) December 16, 2014

SONY WOES: Before Hack, Sony Pictures Was Told Network Was Vulnerable, Report Says; Stolen Sony Emails Reveal Two Hollywood Execs Used Racial Jokes to Mock President Obama; Sony Pictures Hackers Release Seventh Stolen Data Dump; 5 Ways Sony Hack Has Changed Hollywood • MON DEC 15, 2014 2:26 PM CT

Before hack, Sony Pictures was told network was vulnerable, report says — CNET (@CNET) December 13, 2014 Stolen Sony emails reveal two Hollywood heavyweights used racial jokes to mock President Obama — CBS News (@CBSNews) December 12, 2014 Sony Pictures hackers release seventh stolen data dump via @ahess247 & @DawnC331 — Walt Mossberg (@waltmossberg) December 14, 2014 Here are 5 ways the Sony hack has already changed Hollywood — NBC News (@NBCNews) December 15, 2014

Man Believed to Have Shot 5 People Barricaded Outside Philadelphia; Man Arrested in Fatal Auburn Shooting of Jakell Mitchell; Families of 9 Victims Sue Gun Manufacturer Over Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting; 2 Dead, 3 Seriously Injured in Sydney • MON DEC 15, 2014 11:19 AM CT

Meanwhile in America.. Man believed to have shot 5 people barricaded outside Philadelphia — The Independent (@Independent) December 15, 2014 Police: Man arrested in fatal Auburn shooting » — ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) December 15, 2014 Families of 9 victims sue gun manufacturer over Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting. — Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) December 15, 2014 The #SydneySiege is over with 2 people reported dead and 3 in serious condition: — CNN (@CNN) December 15, 2014

Police Storm Lindt Cafe, 4 Hostages Seriously Injured; CPR on Gurneys Exiting Cafe; Police Seen Throwing Flash Bang Grenades; Video Showing Flash Bang, Gunfire; Video Hostages Running Out Of Lindt Cafe • MON DEC 15, 2014 9:44 AM CT

Police storm #SydneySiege scene, EMS treating what appears to be injured people: #yeg — Global Edmonton (@GlobalEdmonton) December 15, 2014 At least four injured as more hostages escape from Lindt Cafe. #sydneyseige — (@Independent_ie) December 15, 2014 Series of blasts and gunfire heard; Police storm Sydney cafe video … — News Zombies (@newszombies) December 15, 2014 VIDEO: Lindt cafe hostages running out … — News Zombies (@newszombies) December 15, 2014

Police Storm Sydney Cafe, Multiple Shots Fired, Multiple Explosions Heard; More Hostages Released; Paramedics Entering Cafe; Local Reporter On Fox News Reporting Witnessing "Heart Massage" • MON DEC 15, 2014 9:22 AM CT

Police storm cafe open fire — Ryan Northover (@RyanNorthover) December 15, 2014 BREAKING: At least five more hostages have fled the #sydneysiege scene — The Independent (@Independent) December 15, 2014 #SYDNEYSIEGE : Loud bang heard, five more hostages run from #Lindt cafe - WATCH LIVE: — RT (@RT_com) December 15, 2014 MORE: Armed police have stormed Lindt cafe, #MartinPlace scene of #sydneysiege — Lisa Daftari (@LisaDaftari) December 15, 2014

Ambulances and Fire Engines Assemble Near Martin Place, Sydney; India and US Consulates Evacuated; Hostage-Taker Appeared 'Extremely Agitated,' said Journalist at Scene of Sydney; Flag Bears Islamic Message of Faith • MON DEC 15, 2014 7:57 AM CT

A big group of ambulances & fire trucks assemble near Martin Place, preparing for any scenario. #sydneysiege — Nick Dole (@NicholasDole) December 15, 2014 Indian Consulate in Sydney evacuated, staff safe: Govt | — The Indian Express (@IndianExpress) December 15, 2014 Hostage-taker appeared 'extremely agitated,' said journalist at scene of Sydney siege: — NBC News (@NBCNews) December 15, 2014 Black flag held by #Sydneysiege hostages bears Islamic message of faith (PHOTO: AP/Channel 7) — Fox News (@FoxNews) December 15, 2014

Gunman Holding 13 People Hostage in Sydney; Exact Operations Unknown at Lindt Chocolate Shop in Martin Place; Reports Of a Black Flag and Arabic Writing at Incident; Hostages Up Against Window Holding Flag • SUN DEC 14, 2014 6:18 PM CT

Islamic flag flown as 13 hostages in Sydney's CBD forced against windows — Mashable (@mashable) December 15, 2014 Sky News reporter @campricenews at the scene of the #sydneysiege . Live now on Sky News + — Sky News Australia (@SkyNewsAust) December 15, 2014 #BREAKING : Police giving limited information. Still no confirmation on the nature of this operation. #sydneysiege — Sky News Australia (@SkyNewsAust) December 14, 2014 HOSTAGES HOLDING BLACK  FLAG -- HOSTAGES PRESSED TO WINDOW -- ARABIC WRITING ON FLAG #BREAKING : @dan_murphy & @chriskkenny have the latest on the hostages inside the Lindt Cafe #SydneySiege . Ch 601 — Sky News Australia (@SkyNewsAust) December 14, 2014 EARLY REPORT POSSIBLE  EXPLOSIVES -- WIDE  EXCLUSION AREA Hostages still holding hands up at windows @ Sydney

Gemayel Culbert and Justin Gordon Captured After 3 Prisoners Escape in Alabama; Smartphone Wave App Causes Traffic Jam and Uproar in California Neighborhood; Sonar Finds an Intact "Ghost Ship" off the Hawaiian Coast; Turkish Police Raid Media Outlets as President Tayyip Erdogan Fear Conspiracy to Topple Him • SUN DEC 14, 2014 4:09 PM CT

1 escaped inmate caught, 2 others remain on the loose from Alabama jail: — ABC News (@ABC) December 14, 2014 Popular smartphone app causes traffic jam uproar in #California neighborhoods: — Fox News (@FoxNews) December 14, 2014 WAVE  APP Sonar finds an intact "ghost ship" off the Hawaiian coast — CNET (@CNET) December 14, 2014 GHOST  SHIP Turkish police detain 24 in raids on media outlets — NBC News (@NBCNews) December 14, 2014 TURKEY  FREEDOM  OF PRESS

Mark Kirk Calls Democratic Staffers "Little Zombies" Out for Republican Blood with CIA Torture Release; Texan Willfully Enter N Korea, Slams US; Demand Up for Immigration Lawyers; Exodus: Gods and Kings's; Tops Box Office • SUN DEC 14, 2014 12:20 PM CT

Sen. Feinstein accuses Mark Kirk of "character assassination" after he rips her staffers as "little zombies" — Mark Jacob (@MarkJacob16) December 11, 2014 Texan says he willfully entered North Korea illegally, slams U.S.; his mom says he's bipolar - — CBS News (@CBSNews) December 14, 2014 Demand intensifies for nonprofit immigration lawyers — NBC News (@NBCNews) December 14, 2014 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' tops box office — FOX411 (@Fox411) December 14, 2014

Senate Passes $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill; New, Massive Track and Field Doping Scandal; Haiti Prime Minister Resigns After Violent Anti-Government Protests; Adrian Peterson’s Appeal of His Season-Long Suspension Denied • SUN DEC 14, 2014 8:44 AM CT

Senate passes $1.1 trillion spending bill, sends to President Obama's desk — NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) December 14, 2014 New, massive track and field doping scandal compared to Ben Johnson, Marion Jones cases - — CBS News (@CBSNews) December 14, 2014 Haiti prime minister resigns after violent anti-government protests. — CNN (@CNN) December 14, 2014 Adrian Peterson’s appeal of his season-long suspension has been denied — Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 12, 2014

3 Inmates, Including 2 Charged With Murder, Overtake Guard and Escape Alabama Jail; Auburn Football Freshman Jakell Mitchell Shot and Killed Last Night; NATO Eyes 'Spearhead Force' To Send a Message to Russia; University of Oregon Quarterback Marcus Mariota Wins The Heisman Trophy • SUN DEC 14, 2014 7:58 AM CT

3 inmates, including 2 charged with murder, overtake guard and escape Ala. jail: — ABC News (@ABC) December 13, 2014 Auburn football redshirt freshman Jakell Mitchell killed in shooting early this morning. — Sporting News (@sportingnews) December 14, 2014 NATO eyes 'spearhead force' to send a message to Russia, @ameckardt reports — NBC News (@NBCNews) December 14, 2014 University of Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota wins the Heisman Trophy. — CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) December 14, 2014

ENTERTAINMENT: Geek Movies 2015: Strange Magic, Man from Uncle Reboot; Angelina Jolie Gets the Chicken Pox; Barbara Walter's Most Fascinating: Taylor Swift, Oprah Winfrey, Neil Patrick Harris, Chelsea Handler, Michael Strahan, Scarlett Johansson, David Koch, and 3 More TBA • SAT DEC 13, 2014 10:52 PM CT

Every geek movie we're excited about in 2015 (There's a "Man from UNCLE" reboot?!) — CNET (@CNET) December 14, 2014 Oh no! Angelina Jolie comes down with chicken pox and has to withdraw from #Unbroken press. — EntertainmentTonight (@etnow) December 13, 2014 Pope Francis says all dogs may go to heaven after all! — EntertainmentTonight (@etnow) December 12, 2014 . @BarbaraJWalters Unveils Most Fascinating @TheView : @taylorswift13 @Oprah @michaelstrahan + — TheWrap (@TheWrap) December 14, 2014

DNA Sequencing of The Sewers Could Reveal Disease Outbreaks; Cloud LED Floodlight Is 8W Compared to Typical 65W Floodlight; 5 Smartphone Innovations Coming In 2015 • SAT DEC 13, 2014 6:39 PM CT

DNA sequencing of the sewers could reveal disease outbreaks: — Forbes Tech News (@ForbesTech) December 13, 2014 This futuristic LED floodlight takes a cue from "Star Trek" — CNET (@CNET) December 13, 2014 Here are the smartphone innovations we can look forward to next year: — Mashable (@mashable) December 13, 2014 Facebook's updated search tool leaves out Bing results — Engadget (@engadget) December 13, 2014

Up To 25,000 Are Expected to Come Throughout the Weekend and Apply for the Chicago Firefighter Exam; Dallas Police Onsite Testing Dec. 15-17; Financial Hiring Trends by US Region; November Jobs Increase, How Many Were Full-Time? • SAT DEC 13, 2014 6:21 PM CT

First wave of applicants taking fire exam at Mccormick place — Chicago Fire Media (@CFDMedia) December 13, 2014 THOUSANDS OF APPLICANTS TAKE CHICAGO FIREFIGHTER  ENTRANCE EXAM Hiring Now! Onsite testing Dec 15-17, contact us today. 800-527-2948 via @YouTube @dallaspd @dpdca — Dallas PD Recruiting (@DPDRecruiting) December 8, 2014 Don't miss our webinar on 12/9 at 10AM PST to learn 2015 financial hiring trends. — Robert Half MR (@RobertHalfMR) December 4, 2014 How many of those 321,000 new jobs in November were actually full time? — Real Time Economics (@WSJecon) December 13, 2014

Man Has Trouble Erecting Crane for Marriage Proposal; Study Finds Men Are Much More Likely to Engage in Stupid or Risky Behavior; Scandal Threatening Bill Cosby's Stand-up Tour; Peru: Greenpeace Damaged Ancient Nazca Lines • SAT DEC 13, 2014 11:28 AM CT

Man hires crane for marriage proposal. It doesn't go well — BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) December 13, 2014 Study finds men are much more likely to engage in stupid or risky behavior #NBCNightlyNews — NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) December 12, 2014 Scandal threatening Bill Cosby's stand-up tour — FOX411 (@Fox411) December 13, 2014 Peru claims Greenpeace damaged ancient Nazca Lines. — CNN (@CNN) December 13, 2014

Los Angeles Fire Department River Rescue Near Glendale Blvd; Homeless Couple Rescued from Rapid Water in Los Angeles River; Firefighter Rescued After Being Swept Away During Swift Water Rescue (VIDEO) • SAT DEC 13, 2014 6:18 AM CT

LA Fire Department rescue pair from LA river after storms batter California — ITV News (@itvnews) December 13, 2014 #Photos : @LAFD #SwiftWaterRescue saves homeless couple from #LARiver #SoCalStorm #LArain #Rain — L.A. Daily News (@ladailynews) December 13, 2014 . @LAFD swift water team brings the second patient across. She's being transported to a local hospital. — Chief Terrazas (@LAFDChief) December 12, 2014 Live video: @LAFD swift water rescue taking place in LA River near Glendale Blvd. Watch: — KTLA (@KTLA) December 12, 2014 "Thanks everyone for all the love. That was my husband & I'm glad he was trained properly. He loves what he does & he's good at it. Glad he was saved because he has a loving family who would of been devastated if he was go

CHICAGOLAND CRIME: Pair Ran Off After Fatal Humboldt Park Crash, Police Say; Man Charged With Murder For Fatal Washington Park Shooting; Chicago Cabbie Charged With Stealing Credit Cards; Murder Plot Fails: Ex-Chicago Cop Sentenced To Life In Prison Plus 5 Years For Gun Conviction • FRI DEC 12, 2014 6:39 PM CT

UPDATE: Pair ran off after fatal Humboldt Park crash, police say — FOX 32 News (@fox32news) December 13, 2014 Man charged with murder for fatal Washington Park shooting — FOX 32 News (@fox32news) December 12, 2014 Chicago cabbie charged with stealing credit cards, using them to buy personal items — NBC Chicago (@nbcchicago) December 12, 2014 Steve Mandell says all he wanted to do was retire to Florida. Instead, his golden years will be spent in solitary. — Jason Meisner (@jmetr22b) December 12, 2014