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#CantBeatCassiday – 1/18/2018

Each weekday morning Cassiday puts $83.74 of her own money on the line during Can’t Beat Cassiday.  We will play again Friday morning at 7:50! Here are the questions and answers for today! Let us know how you did!                                                                          CAN’T BEAT CASSIDAY (207-11) AFTER A DUI ARREST, DENNIS RODMAN HAS ENTERED REHAB. WHAT SPORT DID DENNIS RODMAN PLAY WITH …

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  • Goggia wins Cortina downhill as Vonn makes major mistake

    CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Sofia Goggia of Italy won a World Cup downhill on home snow Friday after Lindsey Vonn made a major mistake. Vonn was faster than Goggia midway down the Olympia delle Tofane course but had trouble landing a jump and slammed on the brakes to clear the next gate. Goggia finished 0.47 seconds ahead of Vonn …
  • Dolores O'Riordan

    UK coroner awaiting test results on late Cranberries singer

    LONDON (AP) — A British coroner is awaiting the results of tests to determine what killed The Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan. O’Riordan died Monday in London at 46. An inquest into the singer’s death opened Friday at Westminster Coroner’s Court. Coroner’s officer Stephen Earl said O’Riordan was found unresponsive in her hotel room and was declared dead at the scene …
  • Former Catalan leader seeks long-distance ‘tech’ government

    MADRID (AP) — Catalonia’s fugitive former leader, who wants his old job back, says new technologies would allow him to govern from Belgium. Carles Puigdemont spoke to Catalan public radio from Belgium, where he fled to avoid a judicial probe in Spain over secession attempts. The challenge led Spanish central authorities to disband the Catalan Cabinet and call an election …
  • Austrian nationalists staying in Le Pen EU parliament group

    BERLIN (AP) — A top official with Austria’s nationalist Freedom Party says it’s staying in a European Parliament group that also includes prominent euroskeptics Marine Le Pen of France and Geert Wilders of the Netherlands despite entering its country’s new government. The traditionally euroskeptic Freedom Party last month became the junior partner in a center-right coalition under conservative Chancellor Sebastian …
  • Cory Booker

    10 Things to Know for Today

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHERE BUDGET BILL STANDS Congress hurtles toward a government shutdown this weekend in large part over Democratic demands to protect about 700,000 younger immigrants from being deported. 2. POPE STRIKES DEFIANT TONE IN CHILE Francis accuses victims of Chile’s most notorious pedophile …
  • South awaits thaw from snowstorm, icy roads and numbing cold

    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Southerners awaited a big thaw that would end days of icy roads, broken pipes, snow and numbing cold after a fierce winter storm blasted their normally mild region. For the third straight night, stare troopers warned of ice making roads and highways treacherous after the snow that hit a wide swath of the South melts and …
  • Turkey says Syria offensive ‘de facto’ underway

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s defense minister said Friday there is no turning back from his country’s decision to launch a ground assault on a Syrian Kurdish-controlled enclave in northwest Syria, saying the offensive had “de facto” started with the sporadic Turkish military shelling of the area. Nurettin Canikli told Turkey’s A Haber television in an interview that the Syrian …
  • Dolores O'Riordan

    UK coroner awaiting test results on late Cranberries singer

    LONDON (AP) — A British coroner is awaiting the results of tests to determine what killed The Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan. O’Riordan died Monday in London at 46. An inquest into the singer’s death opened Friday at Westminster Coroner’s Court. Coroner’s officer Stephen Earl said O’Riordan was found unresponsive in her hotel room and was declared dead at the scene …
  • Joint Olympic flag deal angers conservatives in South Korea

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — When athletes from the rival Koreas paraded together behind a single flag for the first time at the opening ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympics, it was a highly emotional event that came on a wave of hope for reconciliation following their leaders’ first-ever summit talks. The Koreas’ plan to do so again at next …
  • Top-selling albums don’t mean an album of the year win

    Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” was the biggest-selling album of all time, and it was richly rewarded by the Recording Academy, earning a then-unprecedented eight trophies, including album of the year in 1984. Other best-selling albums have also been crowned with the top Grammy, including Santana’s “Supernatural,” ”Rumors” by Fleetwood Mac and Adele’s “21.” But having a popular album doesn’t guarantee a …
  • Paper cup allegedly used by Elvis Presley up for auction

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A paper cup allegedly used by Elvis Presley six decades ago in Oklahoma is up for auction, and bids have already surpassed $1,200. North Carolina resident Wade Jones is a collector of all things Elvis. He tells the Tulsa World that the crumpled blue-and-white Dixie cup was snagged by a fan in April 1956, after Elvis …
  • Justin Timberlake

    Justin Timberlake says he’s made peace with Janet Jackson

    NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Timberlake says he has made up with Janet Jackson following the infamous “wardrobe malfunction” at the Super Bowl in 2004. When asked on a Beats 1 radio interview broadcast Thursday if he and Jackson have since made peace, Timberlake said, “Absolutely.” The singer, who is preparing for the release of his fourth solo album, says …
  • Pharrell Williams

    Pharrell and N.E.R.D to headline NBA All-Star halftime show

    NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA announced Thursday that 11-time Grammy winner Pharrell and his hip-hop-rock band N.E.R.D will headline the halftime show at the 2018 NBA All-Star game in Los Angeles next month. Fergie, who has eight Grammys, will sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” prior to tip-off. Canadian rockers Barenaked Ladies will perform the national anthem of their home country. …
  • Eric Church

    Country stars from Vegas festival to perform Grammy tribute

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three performers at last year’s Route 91 Harvest Festival where a gunman opened fire on fans will perform a tribute at this year’s Grammy Awards to honor victims killed at live music events this past year. Eric Church, Maren Morris and Brothers Osborne, who performed at the three-day country festival prior to the mass shooting last …
  • Poll shows Swiss willing to keep paying for public TV, radio

    BERLIN (AP) — A new poll suggests the Swiss are willing to continue paying fees for public broadcasting before a referendum being closely watched across Europe. The survey published Friday by Tamedia group found 59 percent of respondents would reject a proposal to abolish the current system of financing public TV and radio stations. The online poll of 15,197 voters, …
  • Michael Sorrentino

    ‘Jersey Shore’ reality star expected to plead to tax charges

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — One of the former stars of the “Jersey Shore” reality TV show is due in federal court in Newark on Friday to plead guilty to cheating on his taxes. Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino and his brother, Marc, were charged in 2014 and again last year with multiple counts related to nearly $9 million in income from …
  • TV crew attempts to pass fake bomb through airport security

    NEWARK, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say at least seven people who claimed to be working for a TV network were arrested at a New Jersey airport after they tried to film themselves passing a fake explosive device through a security checkpoint. Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein says it happened at Newark Liberty International Airport on Thursday. She says some …
  • Rebecca Eaton, Kelly Macdonald, Benedict Cumberbatch

    The Latest: PBS marks ‘Mister Rogers’ 50th anniversary

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on upcoming programming from the TV Critics meeting in Pasadena, California (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Michael Keaton is narrating a 50th anniversary tribute to the late Fred Rogers and his beloved children’s program, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” “Mister Rogers: It’s You I Like” will air March 6 on PBS and includes celebrity admirers sharing …
  • Rebecca Eaton, Kelly Macdonald, Benedict Cumberbatch

    Benedict Cumberbatch returning as Sherlock? It’s a mystery

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Benedict Cumberbatch had a ready answer when asked when he might star in another “Sherlock” on PBS. “Goodbye,” he said, pleasantly, as he darted out of camera range during a satellite Q&A Wednesday. Cumberbatch was speaking to TV critics from London about a very different drama he stars in and produced, “The Child in Time.” The …
  • Rupert Murdoch

    Rupert Murdoch suffered back injury during sailing accident

    NEW YORK (AP) — Media mogul Rupert Murdoch hurt his back in a recent sailing accident, according to a note provided to The Associated Press. The 86-year-old sent a note last week to senior colleagues at his companies, 21st Century Fox and News Corp., saying he will be working from home for weeks because of the injury, according to a …
  • Football’s divisional round viewership down 16 percent

    NEW YORK (AP) — Television viewership for the NFL’s divisional round playoff games was down 16 percent compared to last year, offering ammunition to critics of the football league, but there are a couple of compelling explanations. The weekend’s four games averaged 30.43 million viewers, off from 36.22 million the year before, the Nielsen company said. The NFL has received …
  • Daveed Diggs

    With Daveed Diggs, ‘Blindspotting’ tells an Oakland story

    “Hamilton” star Daveed Diggs used his own life as inspiration for the film “Blindspotting,” which premiered as one of the opening night films of the Sundance Film Festival Thursday to largely positive reactions. Diggs co-stars in and co-wrote the film with his longtime friend and collaborator Rafael Casal. They used their experience growing up in Oakland to inform the script …
  • Robert Redford addresses Weinstein, Me Too at Sundance

    Sundance Institute founder Robert Redford did not shy away from addressing the elephants in the room — Harvey Weinstein and the #MeToo — Thursday at the Sundance Film Festival, saying that the fallen executive is not “going to stop the show.” Both the lingering shadow of Weinstein, who long lorded over the indie film festival, and the Me Too movement …
  • Brigitte Bardot: ‘MeToo’ actresses are ‘hypocritical’

    PARIS (AP) — Former French actress and sex symbol Brigitte Bardot said in an interview published Thursday that she thinks most actresses protesting sexual harassment in the film industry are “hypocritical” and “ridiculous” because many play “the teases” with producers to land parts. The star of “And God Created Woman” also said in the interview with weekly Paris-Match magazine that …
  • Underwear dance in dorm nearly gets Russian cadets expelled

    MOSCOW (AP) — An underwear dance video filmed in a college dormitory nearly got some Russian cadet pilots expelled and sparked a discussion among Russia’s political elite. The mock striptease recorded by cadets at the Ulyanovsk Civil Aviation Institute went viral earlier this week. Some Russian politicians called on the public training school located in Lenin’s birthplace to expel the …
  • Paul Rudd

    Forever young Paul Rudd named Hasty Pudding Man of the Year

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Paul Rudd, the versatile and forever young actor and screenwriter who stars in “Ant-Man” was named 2018 Man of the Year by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals on Thursday. Rudd, 48, will get his pudding pot during a roast at Harvard on Feb. 2. “He has starred in indies, mainstream films, acclaimed and often heartfelt comedies, …
  • Woody Allen

    In TV interview, Farrow describes alleged Allen assault

    NEW YORK (AP) — In her first televised interview, Dylan Farrow described in detail Woody Allen’s alleged sexual assault of her, and called actors who work in his films “complicit” in perpetuating a “culture of silence.” Farrow, the adopted daughter of Allen and Mia Farrow, appeared in a taped interview Thursday on “CBS This Morning.” Farrow recounted the 1992 incident, …
  • Kevin Spacey

    UK media: Police probe 3rd Spacey sex assault allegation

    LONDON (AP) — Britain’s media say police in London are investigating a third allegation of sexual assault against two-time Academy Award winning actor Kevin Spacey. The Metropolitan Police force said Thursday it had received an allegation “that the man sexually assaulted a man (Victim 3) in 2005 in Westminster.” The force didn’t identify Spacey as the alleged perpetrator, as authorities …
  • Michael Sorrentino

    ‘Jersey Shore’ reality star expected to plead to tax charges

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — One of the former stars of the “Jersey Shore” reality TV show is due in federal court in Newark on Friday to plead guilty to cheating on his taxes. Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino and his brother, Marc, were charged in 2014 and again last year with multiple counts related to nearly $9 million in income from …
  • Aziz Ansari

    Is it news? Ansari story triggers media ethics debate

    What makes a private sexual encounter newsworthy? A little-known website raised that very question after publishing an unidentified woman’s vivid account of comedian Aziz Ansari’s sexual advances while the two were on a date. The story on Babe.net threw a wrench into the #MeToo movement, with some feminist writers dismissing the incident as a bad date that should have remained …
  • Brigitte Bardot: ‘MeToo’ actresses are ‘hypocritical’

    PARIS (AP) — Former French actress and sex symbol Brigitte Bardot said in an interview published Thursday that she thinks most actresses protesting sexual harassment in the film industry are “hypocritical” and “ridiculous” because many play “the teases” with producers to land parts. The star of “And God Created Woman” also said in the interview with weekly Paris-Match magazine that …
  • Top-selling albums don’t mean an album of the year win

    Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” was the biggest-selling album of all time, and it was richly rewarded by the Recording Academy, earning a then-unprecedented eight trophies, including album of the year in 1984. Other best-selling albums have also been crowned with the top Grammy, including Santana’s “Supernatural,” ”Rumors” by Fleetwood Mac and Adele’s “21.” But having a popular album doesn’t guarantee a …
  • Aziz Ansari

    Can #MeToo movement do harm? Ansari story raises question

    The #MeToo movement has been embraced by legions of women as a vital step toward countering widespread sexual abuse and misconduct. This week, more so than at any point in the movement’s brief history, there’s visceral discussion about its potential for causing harm. The catalyst was the publication by Babe.net of an account by a woman identified only as “Grace” …
  • Lawyer: OJ Simpson is golfing a lot, staying in Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson is not planning to move from Nevada to Florida like he told state parole officials before he was released in October from Nevada state prison, his Las Vegas lawyer said Thursday. The 70-year-old former football hero, acquitted murder defendant and armed robbery inmate has not filed paperwork with parole officials to move to a …
  • Stars turn out for swansong of Louis Vuitton designer

    PARIS (AP) — The celebrity allure of Paris Fashion Week was at its height Thursday as notables from the worlds of sports, film and fashion attended the swansong show of Louis Vuitton designer Kim Jones. Here are some highlights of the fall-winter 2018-19 menswear shows: VUITTON DESIGNER’S LAST ACT DRAWS VIPS The stars were out in force to bid farewell …