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#CantBeatCassiday – 2/24/2017

Each weekday morning Cassiday puts $83.74 of her own money on the line during Can’t Beat Cassiday.  We will play again Wednesday morning at 7:45! Here are the questions and answers for today! Let us know how you did!                                                                            CAN’T BEAT CASSIDAY (17-3) BEYONCE WON’T HEADLINE COACHELLA DUE TO HER PREGNANCY. WHAT SINGING GROUP WAS SHE PART OF? DESTINY’S ... Read More »

#GoodOnYa 2/24

Each Friday, we find 3 feel good stories from the past week! Here are this weeks picks for Good On Ya! Spencer’s Pick: Mechanic in Wild Rose lends his keys so stranded driver can make funeral. Cassiday’s Pick: Local restaurant filling bellies while raising funds for local charities. Brando’s Pick: Vladimir Tarasenko wins Blues trip for young fan.     Read More »

#SNlisten – A Documentary To Root For At The Oscars

  One reason we’ll be watching the Oscars this weekend is to root for Owen Suskind, the man behind the documentary “Life, Animated”. We called Owen and his brother Walt to discuss “Life, Animated” before they head to Hollywood for the Oscar ceremonies! Read More »

#SNlisten – Changing Amelia’s Book

Each night Brando reads the same book to his 3 year old daughter, Amelia each…Brando hopes she gets out of the phase soon where wants a new book!   Read More »

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  • Reince Priebus

    Officials: Trump adviser asked FBI to dispute Russia reports

    WASHINGTON (AP) — White House chief of staff Reince Priebus asked top FBI officials to dispute media reports that President Donald Trump’s campaign advisers were frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents during the election, according to three White House officials. Democrats accused Priebus of interfering in a pending investigation. The officials said that Priebus’ Feb. 15 request to FBI ...
  • Budapest assembly to vote Wednesday on revoking Olympic bid

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Budapest city assembly will vote on Wednesday on a motion to withdraw the city’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics. Mayor Istvan Tarlos, Prime Minister Viktor Orban, and Zsolt Borkai, the head of the Hungarian Olympic Committee, agreed late Wednesday on the withdrawal after it became clear the project would have to face a city-wide ...
  • Vonn criticizes ski officials after pulling out of race

    CRANS MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — Lindsey Vonn wasn’t about to risk another injury, and neither was Mikaela Shiffrin. Vonn and Shiffrin, along with some of their American teammates on the World Cup tour, pulled out of the Alpine combined race on Friday because of dangerous conditions on the course. The first three racers all crashed, and one was taken away ...
  • Jameis Winston

    Jameis Winston: Comments about girls were ‘poor word choice’

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston, who was accused of raping another student when he was in college, said he made a “poor word choice” in comments about women in a 40-minute talk to students at a Florida elementary school earlier this week. When the students — third- through fifth-graders at Melrose Elementary in St. ...
  • US new-home sales rise in sign of housing market health

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans bought more new homes in January after a steep fall-off the previous month, a sign the housing market is healthy despite higher mortgage rates. New home sales rose 3.7 percent to a seasonally-adjusted 555,000, the Commerce Department said Friday. That is 5.5 percent higher than a year ago. Solid job gains and some signs of rising ...
  • Steve Beshear

    Dems tap former Kentucky governor to counter Trump speech

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats have tapped former Gov. Steve Beshear to deliver the party’s response to President Donald Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress Tuesday night, highlighting the Kentucky Democrat’s efforts to expand health care coverage under the law Republicans are determined to repeal and replace. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, ...
  • Tara Grinstead

    Arrest warrant: Man used hands to kill teacher inside home

    Teacher and former beauty queen Tara Grinstead vanished from her south Georgia home in 2005, leaving a mystery that had stumped investigators for nearly 12 years — until a tip led to an unexpected arrest. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced Thursday that a former student at Irwin County High School, where Grinstead taught history, has been charged with her ...
  • Robin Thicke, Paula Patton

    Robin Thicke’s ex-wife accuses him of evidence tampering

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Attorneys for Robin Thicke’s ex-wife in a court filing made public Thursday accused the singer of tampering with a court order. The documents by attorneys for Paula Patton filed this week accuse Thicke of altering a custody court order and attempting to get her arrested in front of their 6-year-old son during a bitter custody dispute. ...
  • Beyonce

    APNewsBreak: Beyonce out of Coachella; will perform in 2018

    NEW YORK (AP) — Beyonce, who is pregnant with twins, will not perform at Coachella this year, but will headline the festival in 2018. In a statement to The Associated Press on Thursday, Beyonce’s Parkwood Entertainment and festival producer Goldenvoice said the pop star had to pull out of the famed festival under doctor’s orders. “Following the advice of her ...
  • Rihanna is named Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Rihanna has been named the 2017 Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year. The Grammy Award-winning singer will receive the Harvard Foundation’s Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award at a ceremony scheduled for Feb. 28. Rihanna is being honored for several philanthropic efforts. She built a state-of-the-art center for oncology and nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat breast ...
  • Ronnie DeVoe

    New Edition’s Ronnie DeVoe announces wife expecting baby

    New Edition member Ronnie DeVoe has announced he and his wife, Shamari, are expecting a baby. DeVoe made the announcement Wednesday with an Instagram picture of himself and Shamari, who’s sporting a small baby bump. In the caption, he writes that they have been blessed with a “new edition” to the family. There has been renewed attention on New Edition ...
  • Woman wearing anti-Trump sign barred from Lincoln Center

    NEW YORK (AP) — A woman is claiming she was barred from attending a performance at New York City’s Lincoln Center because she wouldn’t remove an anti-Trump sign affixed to the back of her jacket. Jenny Heinz, a longtime Metropolitan Opera and New York Philharmonic subscriber, told The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/2meuj6D ) that it happened this month at David ...
  • 10 Things to Know for Thursday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: 1. TRUMP ADMINISTRATION LIFTS TRANSGENDER BATHROOM GUIDANCE Now it will be up to states and school districts to determine whether students use restrooms in accordance with their expressed gender identity, or with their biological sex. 2. ASTRONOMERS DISCOVER SEVEN EARTH-SIZE PLANETS THAT COULD ...
  • Beyonce

    David Bowie honors, George Michael tribute top Brit Awards

    LONDON (AP) — The Brit Awards recognized big international stars including Drake and Beyonce and a cross-section of home-grown talent Wednesday — but the ceremony was overshadowed by the much-missed David Bowie and George Michael. Bowie, who died in January 2016 at age 69, was crowned British male artist of the year and won British album of the year for ...
  • Ellen DeGeneres

    Ellen, Wal-Mart give scholarships to school’s senior class

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres has handed out college scholarships to the entire senior class of a New York City charter school. DeGeneres surprised the 41 students from Brooklyn’s Summit Academy this week at her California studio during the taping of Thursday’s episode of her chat show . The four-year scholarships paid for by Wal-Mart will cover tuition for ...
  • Charles Barkley drops curse word on ‘Inside the NBA’

    ATLANTA (AP) — Charles Barkley accidentally used a curse word on-air when describing the New York Knicks’ play on TNT’s “Inside the NBA.” During highlights of the Cavaliers’ 119-104 win over New York in Cleveland on Thursday, Barkley used a synonym for excrement in reference to the Knicks. Host Ernie Johnson immediately chided Barkley, who repeatedly apologized. Fellow analyst Shaquille ...
  • Oprah Winfrey

    Oprah Winfrey slated to address graduates at 2 colleges

    NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey has agreed to give commencement speeches at colleges in Massachusetts and New York. Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, and Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, both say Winfrey will address students at their spring graduation ceremonies. One of Smith’s graduating students and another from Skidmore previously attended the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy, a ...
  • ’24:Legacy’ producers apologize for using Kenya attack video

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The executive producers of the new Fox television series “24: Legacy” apologized Thursday for using footage from a terror attack at a Kenya mall that killed 67 people. The footage from the September 2013 attack on Westgate mall in Kenya’s capital was used to depict a fictional terror attack in Egypt in the show’s fourth episode, ...
  • Alan Colmes, liberal voice on Fox, dead at 66

    NEW YORK (AP) — Alan Colmes, the radio and television host and commentator best known as the amiable liberal foil to the hard-right Sean Hannity on the Fox News Channel, has died. Fox spokeswoman Dana Klinghoffer confirmed his death Thursday. Fox also aired a tribute to Colmes, narrated by Hannity, and a statement from his family saying that he died ...
  • Conservative activist O’Keefe posts tapes targeting CNN

    NEW YORK (AP) — Conservative activist James O’Keefe on Thursday released what he said are 119 hours of raw audio secretly recorded inside CNN’s Atlanta headquarters in 2009. The audio was recorded and provided to O’Keefe’s website, Project Veritas, by a source he didn’t identify. His organization promoted the tapes as exposing journalistic lapses at CNN. One excerpt reveals that ...
  • Danica Patrick

    The Latest: Mexico’s Daniel Suarez wants to inspire others

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Daytona 500 media day (all times local): ___ 3:30 p.m. Daniel Suarez hopes he can inspire kids now that he’s the only Mexican driver in the Cup series. Suarez was a sensation in his native Mexico for becoming the first foreign-born series champion with an Xfinity Series title last November. He was ...
  • Iranian director to send prominent proxies to Oscars

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Oscar-nominated Iranian director has announced two prominent Iranian Americans will be representing him and his film “The Salesman” at the upcoming Oscars ceremony, because of a currently-suspended travel ban issued by President Donald Trump. The semi-official ISNA news agency reported that Anousheh Ansari, famed for being the first female space tourist, and Dr. Firouz Naderi, ...
  • Viola Davis

    Rae gets laughs, King draws tears at Essence pre-Oscar gala

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Actresses Aja Naomi King and Yara Shahidi quoted James Baldwin. “Insecure” creator Issa Rae shared awkward memories of her first trip down a Hollywood red carpet. And singer-songwriter Janelle Monae, who makes her acting debut in two films nominated for best picture at Sunday’s Oscars, insisted black women “have a right to have our stories ...
  • Tony Xia Jiantong

    China’s Recon buys $100M majority stake in Millennium Films

    HONG KONG (AP) — China’s footprint in Hollywood is expanding following a wire and cable maker’s purchase of a controlling stake in independent studio Millennium Films, which produced “Rambo” and “The Expendables.” Recon Holding said Thursday it is taking a 51 percent stake in Millennium for $100 million. The company, based in Yixing near Shanghai, is controlled by Tony Xia, ...
  • Matt Reeves, Keri Russell, Andy Serkis

    Matt Reeves steps in to direct ‘The Batman’

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Cloverfield” director Matt Reeves has stepped in to direct “The Batman” for Warner Bros. just a few weeks after star Ben Affleck left the post. Warner Bros. said Thursday that Reeves would also produce the stand-alone film. Reeves, also known for directing “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” said he’s loved the Batman story since ...
  • Review: A schmaltzy history lesson in ‘Bitter Harvest’

    “Stalin’s tyranny could destroy their country. But not their love.” Yep, that’s the tagline for “Bitter Harvest,” the new movie about young love during the Holodomor, the 1932-33 forced famine in Ukraine orchestrated by Josef Stalin that killed millions. And if it sounds like a schmaltzy, soap opera-like treatment of a serious and historic tragedy, well, that’s because it is. ...
  • Paramount Pictures CEO leaving after 12 years

    NEW YORK (AP) — Paramount Pictures Chairman and CEO Brad Grey is leaving the movie studio after 12 years at the helm. In a memo to employees, Grey said his duties end effective immediately but he will help his successor transition into the post. Paramount parent Viacom said they are searching for a new CEO. The move comes after media ...
  • Suzan-Lori Parks

    Playwright who inspired ‘Moonlight’ wins PEN award

    NEW YORK (AP) — The playwright who inspired the Oscar-nominated movie “Moonlight” has won a prize from PEN America, the literary and human rights organization. Tarell Alvin McCraney received an award for best mid-career playwright, PEN announced Wednesday. McCraney’s “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue” is the basis for the acclaimed movie drama, which is up for eight nominations at ...
  • Judge: 1 additional accuser can testify at Bill Cosby trial

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A judge will let only one other accuser testify at Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial to bolster charges that the actor drugged and molested a woman at his estate near Philadelphia. The pivotal ruling Friday by a Pennsylvania judge means prosecutors cannot call 12 other women to try to show that the 79-year-old comedian has a history ...
  • Judge rules that only one other accuser can testify at Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial in Pennsylvania

    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Judge rules that only one other accuser can testify at Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial in Pennsylvania.
  • Viola Davis

    Rae gets laughs, King draws tears at Essence pre-Oscar gala

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Actresses Aja Naomi King and Yara Shahidi quoted James Baldwin. “Insecure” creator Issa Rae shared awkward memories of her first trip down a Hollywood red carpet. And singer-songwriter Janelle Monae, who makes her acting debut in two films nominated for best picture at Sunday’s Oscars, insisted black women “have a right to have our stories ...
  • Caitlyn Jenner

    Caitlyn Jenner calls Trump transgender decision ‘a disaster’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Caitlyn Jenner is taking President Donald Trump to task for his administration’s reversal of a directive on transgender access to public school bathrooms. Jenner addresses Trump in a video posted Thursday night on Twitter. She says, “From one Republican to another, this is a disaster.” The Trump White House has ended a directive issued during Barack Obama’s ...
  • The Latest: Jenner calls transgender decision ‘a disaster’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration’s decision on public school bathrooms and transgender students. (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Caitlyn Jenner is taking President Donald Trump to task for his administration’s reversal of a directive on transgender access to public school bathrooms. Jenner addresses Trump in a video posted Thursday night on Twitter. She says, “From one ...
  • Oprah Winfrey

    Oprah Winfrey slated to address graduates at 2 colleges

    NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey has agreed to give commencement speeches at colleges in Massachusetts and New York. Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, and Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, both say Winfrey will address students at their spring graduation ceremonies. One of Smith’s graduating students and another from Skidmore previously attended the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy, a ...
  • Robin Thicke, Paula Patton

    Robin Thicke’s ex-wife accuses him of evidence tampering

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Attorneys for Robin Thicke’s ex-wife in a court filing made public Thursday accused the singer of tampering with a court order. The documents by attorneys for Paula Patton filed this week accuse Thicke of altering a custody court order and attempting to get her arrested in front of their 6-year-old son during a bitter custody dispute. ...