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People in southeast Michigan witnessed a rare and alarming occurrence Tuesday night, Jan. 16. The skies lit up briefly as a fireball streaked across the sky, coinciding with a loud explosion, TV station WJBK in Detroit reported .
If there's a Cloud Nine in the Seventh Heaven of a Minnesotan's Happy Place, Vikings fans are there, right now, just hours after a nail-biter victory that sent the team to the NFC Championship game vs. the Eagles. Some of the reaction making the rounds on social media caught that incredible moment:
The outcome of tomorrow’s FCS championship game doesn’t just have the hearts and minds of students, alumni and fans at stake. It could have an effect on the governance of one of two American cities. Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney accepted a friendly challenge from Harrisburg, Va. Mayor Deanna Reed on the outcome of tomorrow’s matchup between the North Dakota State Bison and the James Madison University Dukes, the City of Fargo tweeted on Friday morning, Jan. 5. The losing team’s mayor will wear the jersey of the winning team at their next city commission meeting.
Fifty-eight people across the United States and Canada have likely become ill from a strain of E. coli bacteria and Canadian officials are advising people to refrain from eating the leafy green until further notice, an article on the Consumer Reports website says. On Thursday, Dec. 28, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that 17 illnesses from E. coli infection had been reported in 13 different states: California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Vermont and Washington.
Imagine for a moment that you’re Earle Sarles, adjutant general of the North Dakota National Guard, on July 17, 1934. The governor, William “Wild Bill” Langer, had declared martial law and was using the National Guard to, in effect, rule North Dakota by force. Langer barricaded himself in the governor’s mansion after the state’s supreme court upheld a decision that would remove him from office. He simply refused to leave office.
When the thermometer hits a dangerous 20 below zero, it’s probably easiest (and safest) to curl up on the couch with a blanket and a good TV show to binge. No one would blame you if you did. But, if you’re the adventurous type, or just bored out of your wits, you should know that this frigid weather offers up an opportunity for some nifty cold-weather stunts.
If you had to boil down all of the business activity in the F-M Metro this past year into two words, here are a couple to consider: Hustle. Bustle.
If you have an older iPhone, you may have noticed that it slows down after you run a software update. It turns out it’s not really working harder. In fact, Apple is slowing your older devices in order to save on battery life, the company claims. But the admission also feeds into what many users think is Apple’s real goal: making your older iPhone seem slower so that you’ll buy a new one.
Chances are, your household is starting to amass a decent collection of screens and devices as you buy the latest phones, tablets, laptops and computers. They can still run apps and do stuff, so you don’t have the heart to throw them out. Don’t just let them clutter up your junk drawer, though. Here’s a few ideas to put them to good use.
A Kennesaw, Ga. man went looking for a family he’d never met and ended up finding someone he could have lent a pencil. Kieron Graham, grew up in an adopted family. As the years went by, he became curious about his birth family but had no way of knowing who they were.