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#CantBeatCassiday (Cubbie Edition) – 4/25/2018

Each weekday morning Cubbie puts $83.74 of her own money on the line during Can’t Beat Cassiday.  We will play again Thursday morning at 7:50! Here are the questions and answers for today! Let us know how you did!                                                                    CAN’T BEAT CASSIDAY (CUBBIE) 39-4 SCARLETT JOHANSSON AND COLIN JOST MADE THEIR RED CARPET DEBUT AS A COUPLE. ON WHAT …

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  • Lynching memorial and museum in Montgomery open to public

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The public is getting its first look at a lynching memorial and museum in Montgomery, Alabama. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, opening Thursday, is dedicated to 4,400 individuals who lost their lives in lynchings and other racial killings between 1877 and 1950. Their names are engraved on 800 steel rectangles, one for each U.S. …
  • Genetic sleuthing bolsters food poisoning searches

    ATLANTA (AP) — Disease hunters are using genetic sequencing in their investigation of the ongoing food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, a technique that is revolutionizing the detection of germs in food. The genetic analysis is being used to bolster investigations and — in some cases — connect the dots between what were once seemingly unrelated illnesses. It also …
  • Disney emphasizes China roots in Shanghai amid trade tension

    SHANGHAI (AP) — Walt Disney Co. executives are emphasizing their Chinese connections as they launch an extension of the $5.5 billion Disney Resort in Shanghai amid rising trade tensions and threats of punishing tariffs from both Washington and Beijing. Bob Weis, a top Disney executive, says most of the labor and materials that went into the new Toy Story Land …
  • Geologists say North Korea’s nuclear test site has collapsed

    BEIJING (AP) — Research by Chinese geologists shows the mountain above North Korea’s main nuclear test site has collapsed, rendering it unsafe for further testing and requiring that it be monitored for any leaking radiation. The findings by the scientists at the University of Science and Technology of China may shed new light on North Korean President Kim Jong Un’s …
  • Asian markets mixed as investors consider latest earnings

    HONG KONG (AP) — Asian share benchmarks were mixed on Thursday as investors digested the latest quarterly corporate earnings. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index climbed 0.5 percent to 22,315.79 and South Korea’s Kospi jumped 1.3 percent to 2,481.70 after Samsung reported better than expected earnings. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng lost 0.7 percent to 30,108.64 and the Shanghai Composite …
  • EPA chief faces Capitol Hill grilling over ethical missteps

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt faces potentially make-or-break hearings Thursday on Capitol Hill, where he is expected to be peppered with questions about spending and ethics scandals that have triggered bipartisan calls for his ouster. Pruitt was scheduled to testify about his agency’s budget in back-to-back hearings before two House subcommittees. The public grilling comes amid …
  • Nation’s nastiest GOP primary playing out in Pence’s Indiana

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — For a glimpse of red-state politics in the era of Donald Trump, look no further than Vice President Mike Pence’s home state of Indiana, where a grueling Republican Senate race has been dubbed the nation’s nastiest primary. Two sitting congressmen and a former state lawmaker are locked in tight competition for a chance to unseat Democrat Joe …
  • Reginald Bolding Jr.

    Arizona’s only black legislators chastised after race talk

    PHOENIX (AP) — The only two black members of the Arizona Legislature were formally chastised for speaking out against a Republican lawmaker’s published column, which included a racial slur and they say derided black activists while attempting to discredit leaders of a teacher group protesting for better pay. Rep. Maria Syms wrote in a column published in the Arizona Republic …
  • Uma Thurman, Patty Griffin among readers at poetry tribute

    NEW YORK (AP) — As Uma Thurman rose from her chair during a poetry tribute at Lincoln Center, she turned and bowed to the reader who preceded her, visual artist Lorna Simpson. “That’s called when the evening peaks,” Thurman said Wednesday night after Simpson had completed June Jordan’s “Poem About My Rights,” an impassioned statement of resilience in the face …
  • Russell Simmons

    Sides agree to drop rape lawsuit against Russell Simmons

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawsuit from a Los Angeles woman who alleged music mogul Russell Simmons raped her at his home in 2016 is being dropped, according to a federal court filing Wednesday. The two sides have agreed that the suit, filed in January, should be dismissed, with each side bearing its own attorneys’ fees. It gave no other …
  • Brantley Gilbert

    Musicians to raise funds for Waffle House shooting victims

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville’s musical community is raising money to benefit the victims of a shooting at a Tennessee Waffle House with a special T-shirt honoring the man who stopped the gunman. James Shaw Jr., lauded as a hero during the shooting that left four dead and more injured early Sunday, met with country singer Brantley Gilbert and indie …
  • Donald Trump, Kanye West

    Oh, Yeezus: Trump and Kanye West trade Twitter love

    NEW YORK (AP) — Trump-West 2020? In a moment that seemed to encapsulate 2018’s social media-driven blurring of celebrity and politics, President Donald Trump tweeted his thanks to rap superstar Kanye West on Wednesday for his recent and perhaps unexpected online support. “Thank you Kanye, very cool!” the president posted in response to the tweets from West, who called the …
  • San Francisco Conservatory of Music to build new facility

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Conservatory of Music plans to start construction this summer of a 12-floor building containing two concert halls in the city’s Civic Center area and has received a $46.4 million gift from the William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation. The conservatory said Wednesday it raised $96 million of its $110 million goal. The Bowes Center …
  • Royal wedding recording to be available on streaming sites

    NEW YORK (AP) — If you miss the royal wedding or want to relive it, you’ll be able to stream it on Spotify or Apple Music hours after the event takes place next month. Decca Records announced Wednesday it would digitally release the recording of the entire ceremony on May 19, when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot …
  • Mostly American World Cup announcers for Fox despite no US

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fox’s World Cup debut will have an American accent, even though the United States failed to qualify for the tournament. And many of the game broadcasters will be based in the U.S. The network announced Wednesday that eight of its 12 match commentators will be American, headed by the lead team of John Strong and Stu …
  • Venues reject Cynthia Nixon campaign event. She blames Cuomo

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Democratic candidate for New York governor Cynthia Nixon thinks two-time incumbent Andrew Cuomo was behind the refusal by two venues to host her campaign’s first stop in the state’s second-largest city. The “Sex and the City” star’s economic development discussion with local leaders originally was scheduled Wednesday at a Buffalo community center, but she was turned …
  • Joy Reid

    MSNBC’s Reid says homophobic posts were result of hack

    NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC’s Joy Reid insists that homophobic language in one of her old blog posts is the work of a computer hacker and her security expert said Wednesday they have a strong suspicion of who did it, although he would not name the suspect. The bizarre tale involving the news network’s rising star is a technical who-dun-it …
  • How Comcast is trying to change the cable game

    NEW YORK (AP) — If you can’t beat them, join them. Comcast is trying to refigure the traditional cable bundle, adding services like Netflix to its subscription packages and offering internet-only TV streaming. Comcast, the world’s largest cable company, and other cable operators are trying to work out new relationships with once fierce rivals in a changing media landscape. Comcast …
  • Commission dances around name, image and likeness debate

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Commission on College Basketball danced around whether college athletes should be able to cash in on their names, images and likenesses, but Condoleezza Rice’s remarks to the NCAA suggested she thinks it is good idea. “We don’t believe that the NCAA can legislate in this area until the legal parameters become clearer,” the former U.S. Secretary …
  • Vick to be assistant on Atlanta’s new spring football team

    ATLANTA (AP) — Michael Vick’s second try for a football championship in Atlanta will come as a coach. Atlanta was announced on Wednesday as the choice to join Orlando as franchises in the new Alliance of American Football that will begin play next February. The Atlanta Alliance has hired former NFL coach Brad Childress as its head coach. Vick, the …
  • Hank Azaria willing to stop voicing Apu on ‘The Simpsons’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hank Azaria is ready to stop voicing Kwik-E-Mart owner Apu on “The Simpsons” in the wake of criticism that it’s a stereotype. Azaria said on Tuesday’s “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” that he hopes the Fox animated show makes a change, and he’s willing to step aside if necessary. Azaria said: “I’m perfectly willing and …
  • With Cruise, ‘A Quiet Place,’ Paramount ready for a comeback

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Paramount Pictures is ready for its comeback story. On Wednesday at the CinemaCon convention in Las Vegas, studio chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos announced a sequel to the breakthrough thriller “A Quiet Place,” two new Star Trek movies and trotted out its biggest star, Tom Cruise, to dazzle the audience of theater owners and exhibitors with …
  • DeLorean widow sues for ‘Back to the Future’ payments

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The widow of maverick automaker John DeLorean has alleged in a lawsuit that a Texas company illegally received money from the “Back to the Future” movies that used his iconic car. The sleek, angular car with gull-wing doors known simply as “the DeLorean,” was featured in the 1985 movie starring Michael J. Fox and a 1989 …
  • John David Washington

    ‘BlacKkKlansman’ star hopes Lee film starts a conversation

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Denzel Washington’s son John David Washington has technically worked with Spike Lee before. When he was 7-years-old he had a bit part in “Malcolm X,” which his dad starred in. The younger Washington is now getting his own chance to star in a Spike Lee joint in “BlacKkKlansman,” which CinemaCon attendees got a sneak peek of …
  • Film Title: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

    Universal promotes films with Cher performance, new footage

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — From a surprise Cher performance to new footage of everything from Damien Chazelle’s Neil Armstrong biopic “First Man” to M. Night Shyamalan’s “Glass” and Jamie Lee Curtis’s return to “Halloween,” Universal Pictures pulled out all the showstoppers for CinemaCon attendees Wednesday morning. Cher and a dozen backup dancers brought the house down at Caesar’s Palace with …
  • Damien Chazelle shows first footage of biopic ‘First Man’

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — “La La Land” director Damien Chazelle has given CinemaCon attendees a first look at his Neil Armstrong film “First Man” Wednesday morning in Las Vegas. The heart-pounding trailer shows Ryan Gosling as Armstrong feeling heavy with responsibility before his historic mission to the moon. The footage features him telling his children, and wife, that there is …
  • US filmmaker Martin Scorsese wins Spain’s Asturias art prize

    MADRID (AP) — American filmmaker Martin Scorsese has been awarded Spain’s Princess of Astorias award for the arts, with the jury describing him as an uncontested major figure of contemporary cinema. New York-born of Italian descent, Scorsese has produced and directed dozens of fiction and documentary films, including “Taxi Driver”, “Cape Fear”, “Casino” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.” The …
  • Bradley Cooper

    ‘A Star is Born’ steals show in starry Warner Bros. slate

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Warner Bros. Pictures brought out the big names for its CinemaCon presentation Tuesday, from stars like Sandra Bullock to movies like “Wonder Woman 2,” but it was Bradley Cooper’s “A Star is Born” that stole the show. Cooper showed the emotional first trailer for the film to conference attendees in Las Vegas to some hearty, and …
  • Jury focuses on Cosby’s star witness; his lawyers face heat

    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Jurors in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial are kicking off a second day of deliberations by revisiting the testimony of a star defense witness who said accuser Andrea Constand once spoke of framing a prominent person to score a big payday. The seven men and five women will have Marguerite Jackson’s testimony read back to them …
  • Bill Cosby

    No verdict from Cosby jury; defense lawyers slammed

    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The jury in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case ended a marathon first day of deliberations without reaching a verdict Wednesday as his lawyers came under heavy criticism for what some called a blatant attempt to “victim-shame” the parade of women who have leveled accusations against the 80-year-old comedian. In the first big celebrity trial of the …
  • With Cruise, ‘A Quiet Place,’ Paramount ready for a comeback

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Paramount Pictures is ready for its comeback story. On Wednesday at the CinemaCon convention in Las Vegas, studio chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos announced a sequel to the breakthrough thriller “A Quiet Place,” two new Star Trek movies and trotted out its biggest star, Tom Cruise, to dazzle the audience of theater owners and exhibitors with …
  • The Latest: Cosby jury ends Day 1 without a verdict

    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Jurors at Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial have finished their first day of deliberations without reaching a verdict. The jury outside Philadelphia worked more than 10 hours before calling it a night late Wednesday. Judge Steven O’Neill told them, “Your mind is done. …
  • Patton Oswalt credits late wife in Golden State Killer case

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “You did it, Michelle.” Comedian Patton Oswalt proudly and tenderly spoke those words to his late wife in an Instagram video on Wednesday. Finally, an arrest had been made in the case of the Golden State Killer, a moniker Michelle McNamara coined on her personal mission to catch a man responsible for at least 12 killings …
  • 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. ‘GOLDEN STATE KILLER’ CAPTURED, POLICE SAY A DNA match leads to the arrest of a 72-year-old former police officer in one of the most baffling and sadistic crime sprees of the 1970s and ’80s — a string of at least 12 slayings …
  • Meek Mill: People going through same ordeal depending on him

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rapper Meek Mill said Wednesday that now that he’s out of prison, a lot of people facing similar battles with the criminal justice system are depending on him. “I got a lot of responsibility,” he said in an interview with Lester Holt of NBC Nightly News. He said the men counting on him are “going through the …