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#CantBeatCassiday – 4/25/2017

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 7:50! Here are the questions and answers for today! Let us know how you did!                                                                            CAN’T BEAT CASSIDAY (57-4) JENNIFER LOPEZ OPENED UP TO ELLEN ABOUT HER RELATIONSHIP WITH ALEX RODRIGUEZ. WHAT IS JENNIFERS NICKNAME? ... Read More »

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I love saving money, half price anything is awesome to me! But when it is cardinals tickets….even better. In honor of Earth Day over the weekend, I cleaned out MORE of my closet, the garage, etc etc and dropped off another carload at Goodwill. It always feels so good to clean out the clutter, but no matter how many trips ... Read More »

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  • France says analysis shows Syria regime behind sarin attack

    PARIS (AP) — France’s foreign minister said on Wednesday that the chemical analysis of samples taken from a deadly sarin gas attack in Syria earlier this month “bears the signature” of President Bashar Assad’s government and shows it was responsible for the deadly assault. According to Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, France came to this conclusion after comparing samples from a ...
  • United investigates report that rabbit died on flight

    LONDON (AP) — United Airlines is investigating a report that a giant rabbit died on one of its trans-Atlantic flights. Distraught breeder Annette Edwards from Worcestershire in central England told The Associated Press by phone Wednesday that Simon, a 10-month-old, 3-foot-long continental rabbit, had a vet check shortly before traveling from London’s Heathrow airport to Chicago’s O’Hare airport. She said ...
  • Global stocks mixed as investors await Trump tax cut plan

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Shares were mixed in Europe on Thursday after another day of gains in Asia as investors awaited U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement on tax cuts that could give a boost to U.S. companies and household spending. KEEPING SCORE: Britain’s FTSE 100 lost 0.1 percent to 7,272.31 while France’s CAC 40 added 0.1 percent to 5,283.04. ...
  • Security firm: Cyberattacks against Saudi Arabia continue

    PARIS (AP) — Researchers at U.S. antivirus firm McAfee say the cyberattacks that have hit Saudi Arabia over the past few months are continuing, revealing new details about an unusually disruptive campaign. Speaking ahead of the blog post ‘s publication Wednesday, McAfee chief scientists Raj Samani said the latest intrusions were very similar, albeit even worse, to the malicious software ...
  • The Latest: Kremlin denounces French report on Syria attack

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria (all times local): 12:15 p.m. The Kremlin says a new French government report that blames the Syrian government for a deadly chemical attack earlier this month is not enough to prove who was behind it. France’s foreign minister said on Wednesday that chemical analysis of samples taken from the attack shows that the ...
  • Strike forces South African Airways to cancel some flights

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African Airways says it is experiencing some domestic flight delays and cancellations because of a strike by some cabin crew. The airline said Wednesday that it doesn’t have enough crewmembers to operate all its flights and that it is considering options for passengers affected by cancellations. Striking members of a labor union, the South African Cabin ...
  • As Dubai focuses on future, cybersecurity a growing concern

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Dubai official says as the city races toward a future of self-driving cars and drones filling up its skies, cybersecurity is becoming a growing concern. Amer Sharaf, the director of compliance at the Dubai Electronic Security Center, gave a rare interview on Wednesday outlining the goals of his still-nascent agency in protecting the ...
  • Aretha blasts Dionne Warwick but she declines to fire back

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Queen of Soul is coming out swinging against fellow legend Dionne Warwick, accusing her of making up a story that she was Whitney Houston’s godmother, even though the alleged offense happened five years ago at Houston’s funeral. “She blatantly lied on me … fully well knowing what she was doing,” Aretha Franklin said in a ...
  • Madonna

    Madonna expresses her displeasure about planned biopic

    NEW YORK (AP) — Madonna isn’t happy with a new biopic planned on her pre-fame life. The Hollywood Reporter reported Monday that Universal had acquired the rights to “Blond Ambition,” a script about the singer. Brett Ratner is expected to produce the film, which centers on her struggles in New York while making her first album. On Tuesday, Madonna expressed ...
  • Los Angeles’ piano-playing mayor declares ‘La La Land’ day

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles’ mayor declared Tuesday “La La Land” day as acrobats suspended by ropes danced their way across the outside walls of City Hall to the tune of the film’s jubilant opening number “Another Day of Sun.” Mayor Eric Garcetti proclaimed the honor for the musical that claimed six Academy Awards in February and put a ...
  • Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts

    Mick Jagger avoids limelight as Charlie Watts wins award

    LONDON (AP) — It’s not often Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger tries to avoid the spotlight and shift attention to drummer Charlie Watts. But that happened Tuesday night at Jazz FM’s gala in London when Watts received the Gold Award for a lifetime of blues, jazz and rock excellence. The Stones also won two awards. But Jagger focused attention on ...
  • US students need more exposure to arts and music, test shows

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to music and visual arts, American teenagers could use some help. The National Center for Education Statistics reported Tuesday that in 2016, American eighth graders scored an average 147 in music and 149 in visual arts on a scale of 300. Some 8,800 eighth graders from public and private schools across the country took ...
  • KIDZ BOP ready bigger tour with help from Live Nation

    NEW YORK (AP) — KIDZ BOP, the musical brand for children that’s sold millions of CDs over the years, is launching its new tour in a big way with the help of juggernaut promoter Live Nation. The Best Time Ever Tour, which kicks off Friday at the Legoland Florida Resort in Winter Haven, Florida, will visit over 50 U.S. cities ...
  • Beyonce

    Beyonce to fund scholarships for women at 4 colleges

    Beyonce is marking the anniversary of her album “Lemonade” by announcing scholarships for women to attend selected colleges. The singer announced that her Formation Scholars Award will go to one female student at each of four schools. The schools are Boston’s Berklee College of Music, New York’s Parsons School of Design and two historically black colleges, Howard University in Washington, ...
  • NBC reporter, Latina journalism pioneer Cecilia Alvear dies

    SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Cecilia Alvear, who fought for Latino inclusion in newsrooms and reached unprecedented heights for a Hispanic woman in journalism in a decades-long career with NBC news, has died, her partner said Tuesday. Alvear, who also served as president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, died at her home in Santa Monica after suffering from ...
  • Lawsuit filed against Fox alleges racial discrimination

    NEW YORK (AP) — An expanded lawsuit filed Tuesday accuses Fox News Channel of racial discrimination “that appears more akin to Plantation-style management than a modern-day work environment.” The lawsuit, filed in state Supreme Court, adds eight former and current Fox employees to a case involving three former Fox workers and their accusations against a since-fired Fox financial executive. It ...
  • ‘Bachelor’ star Chris Soules charged in deadly Iowa crash

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Chris Soules, an Iowa farmer who starred on “The Bachelor” two years ago, was arrested Tuesday after authorities say he caused a traffic accident that killed a fellow farmer and fled the scene. Soules, who was portrayed as a wholesome country boy looking for love on season 19 of the ABC reality show, was behind ...
  • Nielsen’s top programs for April 17-23

    NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for April 17-23. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership. 1. “NCIS,” CBS, 13.33 million. 2. “Dancing With the Stars,” ABC, 11.19 million. 3. “Bull,” CBS, 10.32 million. 4. “NCIS: New Orleans,” CBS, 10.16 million. 5. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 9.9 million. 6. “The Voice” (Monday), NBC, 9.57 million. 7. “NCIS: ...
  • Rough week for Fox broadcast in television ratings

    NEW YORK (AP) — It felt like a summer week on the Fox broadcasting network — and that’s not a good thing. Bereft of hits and in the traditional April lull before the last big month of the traditional TV season, Fox averaged a paltry 2.2 million viewers last week. Its most popular show, “Empire,” aired a rerun that had ...
  • Disney to premiere ‘Descendants’ sequel across 5 networks

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Disney Channel is giving a big push to its sequel for the “Descendants” movie in July, premiering it simultaneously on five television networks and online. Disney said Tuesday that “Descendants 2” will air July 21 on ABC, the Disney Channel, Lifetime, Freeform and Disney XD, as well as on those networks’ apps. The original “Descendants,” ...
  • Anna Nordqvist

    Golf’s ruling bodies move to limit video evidence

    In a swift response to increasing debates over television reviews, golf’s ruling bodies issued a new decision on the Rules of Golf that limits the use of video evidence and could spare players from being penalized even if they violated a rule. The decision issued Tuesday — and effective immediately on all tours around the world — has two standards. ...
  • Los Angeles’ piano-playing mayor declares ‘La La Land’ day

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles’ mayor declared Tuesday “La La Land” day as acrobats suspended by ropes danced their way across the outside walls of City Hall to the tune of the film’s jubilant opening number “Another Day of Sun.” Mayor Eric Garcetti proclaimed the honor for the musical that claimed six Academy Awards in February and put a ...
  • Disney sets May 2019 release for ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Star Wars” is coming back to the summer movie season. The Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday announced that the Colin Trevorrow-directed “Star Wars: Episode IX” would fly into theaters on May 24, 2019, making it the first in the main trilogy to debut in the summer box office season, which kicks off at the beginning of ...
  • Will Smith, Paolo Sorrentino join Cannes Film Festival jury

    NEW YORK (AP) — Will Smith, Jessica Chastain and Italian director Paolo Sorrentino are joining the jury for the 70th Cannes Film Festival. Festival organizers announced the jury lineup Tuesday. Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar was previously announced as the jury president. Also serving on the jury that will decide the Palme d’Or is German director Maren Ade, Korean filmmaker Park ...
  • Faye Dunaway

    Faye Dunaway speaks on Oscar’s best picture fiasco

    NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Faye Dunaway says she thought co-presenter Warren Beatty was joking when he paused before showing her the envelope that should have contained the Oscar’s best picture winner. Dunaway tells Lester Holt on NBC Nightly News she thought Beatty was stalling for effect. Dunaway read “La La Land” as best picture winner rather than “Moonlight” after ...
  • Writers Guild votes to authorize strike as talks continue

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Members of the Writers Guild of America are one step closer to striking come May 2. In a letter to its members Monday, the WGA said 96.3 percent voted to authorize a strike as the May 1 contract expiration deadline looms. Negotiations between the Guild and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers will resume ...
  • ‘The Fate of the Furious’ laps new films at box office

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Fate of the Furious” sped into first place at the box office again, leaving new thriller “Unforgettable” and historical drama “The Promise” in the dust. Universal Pictures’ eighth installment in “The Fast and the Furious” franchise earned $38.7 million in North American theaters over the weekend, down 61 percent from its debut, according to studio ...
  • Robert De Niro, Burt Reynolds, Chevy Chase

    Burt Reynolds makes rare public appearance at film festival

    NEW YORK (AP) — Robert De Niro helped Burt Reynolds onto the red carpet for the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of his new movie “Dog Years” Saturday night in New York. It was a rare appearance for the 81-year old actor, who at times struggled to walk. Reynolds was given a chair on the red carpet, so that he could ...
  • Martin Short

    Martin Short strips down at environmental comedy benefit

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Martin Short stripped down to a nude bodysuit to perform a musical number and became a human bagpipe in the hands of a large, kilt-wearing man — all for the sake of the environment. Short was the multitalented master of ceremonies at “Stand Up! For the Planet,” an all-star comedy benefit for the Natural Resources ...
  • Sondheim an honoree, Trump a target at annual PEN gala

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Sondheim, whose fellow honorees at Tuesday night’s gala for PEN America included an imprisoned Ukrainian filmmaker and the organizers of the women’s marches in January, was in a humble mood. “I write songs for musicals, for god’s sake. Musicals, the runt of the arts,” Sondheim said as he accepted a Literary Service Award from the ...
  • Felix Hernandez has ‘dead arm,’ will be checked by doctors

    DETROIT (AP) — Mariners star Felix Hernandez was set to return to Seattle to have a stiff right shoulder checked by team doctors after he lasted only two innings in his start at Detroit on Tuesday night. Hernandez allowed four runs and six hits in Seattle’s 19-9 loss to the Tigers. There was no injury announcement after he was removed ...
  • Aretha blasts Dionne Warwick but she declines to fire back

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Queen of Soul is coming out swinging against fellow legend Dionne Warwick, accusing her of making up a story that she was Whitney Houston’s godmother, even though the alleged offense happened five years ago at Houston’s funeral. “She blatantly lied on me … fully well knowing what she was doing,” Aretha Franklin said in a ...
  • Madonna

    Madonna expresses her displeasure about planned biopic

    NEW YORK (AP) — Madonna isn’t happy with a new biopic planned on her pre-fame life. The Hollywood Reporter reported Monday that Universal had acquired the rights to “Blond Ambition,” a script about the singer. Brett Ratner is expected to produce the film, which centers on her struggles in New York while making her first album. On Tuesday, Madonna expressed ...
  • Stephen Breyer

    Hello? Justice Stephen Breyer’s cellphone rings in court

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Even Supreme Court justices forget to turn off their cellphones. A high court argument Tuesday was interrupted by the familiar sound of a ring chime, and Justice Stephen Breyer was the culprit. A mildly embarrassed Breyer quickly appeared to reach down to turn it off as a majority of his colleagues on the bench broke into smiles. ...
  • ‘Bachelor’ star Chris Soules charged in deadly Iowa crash

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Chris Soules, an Iowa farmer who starred on “The Bachelor” two years ago, was arrested Tuesday after authorities say he caused a traffic accident that killed a fellow farmer and fled the scene. Soules, who was portrayed as a wholesome country boy looking for love on season 19 of the ABC reality show, was behind ...