Super Bowl 48 tickets top out at $14,000

January 22, 2014 |  by  |  Sports, U.S. Headlines  |  No Comments
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Super Bowl Ticket

A golden Super Bowl 48 ticket — despite its face value of $800, many Super Bowl tickets sell for thousands more on secondary markets like StubHub.

It’s no surprise that Super Bowl tickets are outrageously expensive and this year will be no exception. And while you can get in the door for a measly $3,000 (average Super Bowl ticket prices are hovering around $4,600) Forbes reports MetLife Stadium suites are selling for a jaw-dropping half a million dollars.

So how does the average fan get to see their favorite team play? Simple answer: they don’t.
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Omaha plant explosion leaves at least two dead

January 20, 2014 |  by  |  Breaking News, U.S. Headlines  |  No Comments
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An Omaha plant explosion at International Nutrition leaves 38 workers trapped, at least 2 dead, and several critically injured.

An Omaha plant explosion left several workers trapped and at least two confirmed dead. The building, owned and operated by International Nutrition, is an animal feed processing center. There were 38 workers inside the animal feed plant when it collapsed and then burst into flames.  Read More

Philadelphia school shooting leaves at least two injured

January 17, 2014 |  by  |  Breaking News, U.S. Headlines  |  No Comments
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A student shot two classmates at a Philadelphia high school Friday afternoon. Both victims are in stable condition.

Two students suffered gunshot wounds to their arms Friday afternoon at Delaware Valley Charter School after a fellow student opened fire. The victims are currently undergoing treatment at Albert Einstein Medical Center; their names have not yet been released. Read More

Horrific, controversial Ohio execution sparks outrage

January 16, 2014 |  by  |  Breaking News, U.S. Headlines  |  No Comments
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Ohio death row inmate Dennis McGuire died from “air hunger” after suffocating for over 10 minutes Thursday as he was executed.

Ohio death row inmate Dennis McGuire likely suffered an agonizing death that could be considered a violation of his Constitutional rights. On Thursday morning, McGuire was put to death via lethal injection for the 1989 rape and murder of 22-year-old Joy Stewart using a new, untested combination of drugs. Read More

The Colby Fire: Glendora homes destroyed, state of emergency declared

January 16, 2014 |  by  |  Breaking News, U.S. Headlines  |  2 Comments
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Smoke covers Los Angeles from the Colby Fire early Thursday afternoon.

Three men are in custody today after starting an out-of-control fire in the Angeles National Forest near Glendora, California. Dubbed the Colby Fire, over 700 firefighters are battling the massive blaze that has burned more than 1,700 acres and destroyed numerous homes. Read More

Stand your ground? Florida man kills moviegoer for throwing popcorn

January 14, 2014 |  by  |  U.S. Headlines  |  No Comments
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Has Florida’s controversial “stand your ground” defense gone too far?

Florida man Curtis Reeves Jr. may very likely use the controversial “stand your ground” defense if he heads to trial for murder: The 71-year-old shot and killed a man yesterday who was texting during a screening of Lone Survivor. Read More

Google buys Nest Labs for $3.2 billion — but what is Nest Labs?

January 13, 2014 |  by  |  Tech, U.S. Headlines  |  1 Comment
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A thermostat made by Google-owned Nest Labs. Google just acquired the Silicon Valley startup for over $3 billion in cash.

Today, Google announced their acquisition of Nest Labs, a company that makes sleek technology-centered household items, for $3.2 billion in cash. The startling amount is the latest aggressive move by Google to expand its rapidly growing technology presence beyond internet search. Read More

West Virginia: Water ban lifted 5 days after horrific chemical spill

January 13, 2014 |  by  |  Breaking News, U.S. Headlines  |  No Comments
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Workers deal with the recent West Virginia water crisis in which 300,000 were ordered to stay away from tap water.

West Virginia Gov. Earl Tomblin announced this afternoon that the widespread ban on tap water is now lifted.

Nearly 300,000 people were affected by a massive chemical spill last week and ordered to use tap water only to flush their toilets. Numerous water distribution centers were set up across the state to provide water to residents across nine counties.  Read More

Uh oh: Chris Christie in hot water in Bridgegate scandal

January 9, 2014 |  by  |  Breaking News, Politics, U.S. Headlines  |  No Comments
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A political cartoon shows New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as a bully in the #Bridgegate scandal.

In what sounds like an episode straight out of House of Cards, Gov. Chris Christie is in major damage-control mode as the Bridgegate scandal heats up.

Largely seen as an act of pure political retribution, the New Jersey governor’s administration shut down the George Washington Bridge in September 2013, causing massive gridlocks for days. (The George Washington Bridge connects New York City and New Jersey across the Hudson River and is the world’s busiest bridge.) Read More

Utah still bans gay marriage thanks to U.S. Supreme Court

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Residents in Hollywood, California, attend a rally supporting same-sex marriage in June 2013.

Utah just put over 1,000 marriages in jeopardy with their decision to pause the status of same-sex marriages granted between Dec. 21, 2013 and Jan. 5, 2014.

On Monday the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Utah while the state appeals the landmark ruling made by U.S. District Court Judge Robert Shelby.  The federal judge ruled just before Christmas that a state ban on gay marriage is a violation of the U.S. Constitution. Read More