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February 17, 2016 - 12:00am
1 day 6 hours ago

Today in History

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 17, the 48th day of 2016. There are 318 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Feb. 17, 1996, world chess champion Garry Kasparov beat IBM supercomputer "Deep Blue," winning a six-game match in Philadelphia (however, Kasparov lost to Deep Blue in a rematch in 1997).

On this date:

In 1815, the United States and Britain exchanged...

February 16, 2016 - 12:00am
1 day 6 hours ago

Today in History

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 16, the 47th day of 2016. There are 319 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Feb. 16, 1968, the nation's first 911 emergency telephone system was inaugurated in Haleyville, Alabama.

On this date:

In 1804, Lt. Stephen Decatur led a successful raid into Tripoli Harbor to burn the U.S. Navy frigate Philadelphia, which had fallen into...

February 9, 2016 - 7:32pm
25 min 35 sec ago

The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Friday Jan. 29, to Thursday, Feb. 4, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.

UNITED STATES

1. ZAYN, "PILLOWTALK" (RCA Records)

2. Bishop, "River" (Teleport)

3. Flume, "Smoke & Retribution (feat. Vince Staples & Kučka)" (Mom+Pop)...

February 9, 2016 - 7:30pm
25 min 35 sec ago

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Houston man and a New York woman are facing felony charges after authorities say they were recorded having sex in public during a 30-minute ride in a glass-enclosed cabin on a Ferris wheel 550 feet above the Las Vegas Strip.

A Las Vegas judge on Tuesday set a March 9 date to see if the charges against Phillip Frank Panzica III and Chloe Scordianos can be resolved without trial.

The two were arrested Feb. 5 after riding alone...

February 9, 2016 - 7:29pm
25 min 35 sec ago

The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Friday Jan. 29 to Thursday, Feb. 4, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.

UNITED STATES

1. ZAYN, "PILLOWTALK" (RCA Records)

2. Justin Bieber, "Love Yourself" (Def Jam Recordings)

3. G-Eazy, Bebe Rexha, "Me, Myself & I" (RCA Records)...

February 9, 2016 - 7:21pm
25 min 35 sec ago

DETROIT (AP) — Daimler AG is recalling 840,000 vehicles in the U.S. because they have potentially defective driver's side air bags made by Takata Corp.

The recall affects Mercedes-Benz cars and SUVs from the 2005-2014 model years, including C-Class, E-Class, SLK and SLS sedans and M-Class, GL-Class and R-Class SUVS. It also includes 2007-2014 Sprinter and Freightliner vans.

Daimler says the recall is precautionary and no one has been injured in any...

February 9, 2016 - 7:20pm
25 min 35 sec ago

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah medical examiner has determined NFL quarterback Jay Cutler's brother-in-law's death was accidental, saying the man died of hypothermia after walking away from his car in rocky southern Utah terrain in frigid temperatures.

Grand County Sheriff officials announced the findings Tuesday in a news release. The 30-year-old Michael Cavallari is the brother of reality TV personality Kristin Cavallari.

His body was found at the...

February 9, 2016 - 7:17pm
25 min 35 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Carnegie Deli has reopened after being closed for 10 months due to illegal gas use.

The midtown Manhattan delicatessen announced the reopening on its website Tuesday. It was shuttered in April after it was found to be diverting some of its gas before it reached the meter.

Officials said the eatery had been paying for only about half of the gas it used for more than five years. Deli's owner Marian Levine was fined $2,...

February 9, 2016 - 6:54pm
25 min 35 sec ago

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana University says Violette Verdy, a distinguished professor who was principal dancer for New York City Ballet for 20 years and former artistic director of the Paris Opera Ballet and Boston Ballet, has died. She was 82.

An Indiana University Jacobs School of Music spokeswoman says Verdy's assistant, Robin Allen, confirmed the ballerina died Monday in Bloomington after a brief illness.

The university says Verdy was the...

February 9, 2016 - 6:46pm
25 min 35 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Drones and model aircraft can return to the skies in the outer ring of special airspace around the nation's capital.

The Federal Aviation Administration announced an update Tuesday that shrinks the no-drone zone from a ring with a 30-mile radius around Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to one with a 15-mile radius. The new rules will take effect Wednesday.

Within the larger special flight rules area, which includes much of...

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