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#CantBeatCassiday – 11/16/2017

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 (174-10) TITANIC IS RETURNING TO THEATERS FOR ITS 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION. WHAT WAS THE TITANIC? A BOAT/SHIP …

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  • Antonio Ledezma

    Ousted Caracas mayor reaches Spain after fleeing Venezuela

    MADRID (AP) — The ousted mayor of Caracas pledged to spread his protest against Venezuela’s socialist government across the world as he arrived in Spain on Saturday, a day after escaping from house arrest and slipping past Venezuelan security forces into Colombia. Antonio Ledezma’s flight from Bogota landed at Barajas airport in Spain’s capital, Madrid. With a Venezuelan flag draped …
  • Egypt warns Ethiopia Nile dam dispute ‘life or death’

    CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, for the second time in as many days, has delivered a stern warning to Ethiopia over a dam it is building after the two countries along with Sudan failed to approve a study on its potential effects. Ethiopia is finalizing construction of Africa’s largest hydroelectric dam on the Blue Nile. Egypt fears that …
  • The Latest: South Africa: ‘Early days’ in Zimbabwe talks

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe’s political turmoil (all times local): 3:10 p.m. South African President Jacob Zuma two days ago said Zimbabwe’s political situation “very shortly will be becoming clear.” Now Zuma says the situation is in “early days.” Zuma says he’s cautiously optimistic it will be “resolved amicably” as Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe resists stepping aside. …
  • Bonn climate talks end with progress despite US stance

    BONN, Germany (AP) — As the first glimmer of dawn appeared across the Rhine River, delegates stumbled out of an all-night negotiating session at this year’s global climate talks, expressing satisfaction Saturday at the progress made toward creating a comprehensive rule book for fighting global warming. The two-week meeting in Bonn, Germany, was billed as a “blue-collar” event designed to …
  • Spanish police protest in Madrid to demand better pay

    MADRID (AP) — Thousands of Spanish police officers have packed a central square in Madrid to demand higher salaries and better working conditions. The National Police and Civil Guard members were asking Saturday for the same pay received by the regional police forces that are exclusive to the regions of Catalonia and the Basque country. Many waved Spanish flags in …
  • New US weather satellite launched

    VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — An advanced U.S. weather satellite designed to improve the accuracy of extended forecasts has been launched into polar orbit from California. The Joint Polar Satellite System-1 lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 1:47 a.m. PST Saturday atop a United Launch Alliance Delta 2 rocket. The satellite is the first of four …
  • 3 more found dead in deadly Greek flood, raising total to 19

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say three more people have been found dead from a flash flood that hit a district west of Athens, raising the overall death toll to 19. The fire department says the body of a man was found Saturday on the grounds of a factory near the suburb of Mandra, 25 kilometers (16 miles) northwest …
  • Katy Perry

    Woman must pay Katy Perry for interfering with convent sale

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury has found that a businesswoman must pay $5 million to singer Katy Perry and the archdiocese of Los Angeles, finding that the woman intentionally interfered with the sale to Perry of a hilltop property that was once a convent. The jury found Friday that entrepreneur Dana Hollister should pay the archdiocese $3.47 million and …
  • Mike Dirnt, Billie Joe Armstrong, Tre Cool

    Green Day releases greatest hits album spanning 30 years

    NEW YORK (AP) — Green Day released a massive greatest hits album on Friday, but the trio isn’t saying “Good Riddance” anytime soon. The Grammy Award-winning band and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees released “Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band,” an album that spans about 30 years. Lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong said he thinks it’s the perfect soundtrack …
  • Latin Grammys pay tribute to Puerto Rico in songs, speeches

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Thursday’s Latin Grammy Awards were a love letter to Puerto Rico, with several artists dedicating their performances and awards to the island hard hit by Hurricane Maria. Lin-Manuel Miranda, rapper Residente and singer-songwriter Luis Fonsi, all of Puerto Rican heritage, dedicated their awards to their homeland. Fonsi’s global hit “Despacito” was the night’s big winner, making …
  • Luis Fonsi

    The Latest: ‘Despacito’ takes home 4 Latin Grammy Awards

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 18th Annual Latin Grammy Awards being presented Thursday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas (all times local): 8:15 p.m. “Despacito” won big at the Latin Grammys. Luis Fonsi’s megahit featuring Daddy Yankee was the biggest winner of the night Thursday, picking up four trophies. The song, whose video is …
  • Lila Downs, Paul Cohen

    Select winners of 18th annual Latin Grammy Awards

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Winners of the 18th annual Latin Grammy Awards, presented Thursday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas: — Album of the year: “Salsa Big Band,” Ruben Blades con Roberto Delgado & Orquesta. — Song of the year (songwriter’s award): “Despacito,” Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee. — Record of the year: “Despacito,” Luis Fonsi featuring …
  • Liz Phair fulfills a dream with 2-book deal at Random House

    NEW YORK (AP) — Liz Phair is fulfilling a longtime dream: to be an author. The rock star known for “Exile in Guyville” and other albums has a two-book deal with Random House. The publisher announced Thursday the first book is called “Horror Stories.” It’s billing the book as a “rich and kaleidoscopic memoir” about fame, parenthood, love and “everything …
  • Charles Manson

    Killer Charles Manson alive as reports swirl of ill health

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — For nearly 50 years Charles Manson has been the living personification of evil, a demonic presence captured in scores of photos, each of them marked by his piercing dark eyes and the crude Nazi swastika he carved into his forehead. That personification returned to the public consciousness again this week, complete with a prison mug shot …
  • Leeann Tweeden

    Franken tells woman in letter he’s ‘ashamed’ of himself

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Al Franken has written a letter to the woman who accused him of forcibly kissing and groping her, saying he is ashamed of his actions and apologizes. Los Angeles radio host Leeann Tweeden read the letter Friday while appearing on the TV talk show “The View.” In the letter, Franken tells Tweeden that he wants to …
  • Jeffrey Tambor

    Future of groundbreaking show ‘Transparent’ may be in flux

    NEW YORK (AP) — When “Transparent” debuted four years ago on Amazon with a transgender lead character, it was a special moment for TV. It won Emmys and seemed a perfect fit for a burgeoning civil rights movement. Now the show’s future may be in flux following allegations against star Jeffrey Tambor. Fellow “Transparent” actress Trace Lysette alleges Tambor pressed …
  • The Latest: Ryan Seacrest denies inappropriate behavior

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on sexual harassment allegations against celebrities and media (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Ryan Seacrest is disputing an allegation that he engaged in inappropriate behavior with an employee at E! News nearly a decade ago. In a statement Friday, Seacrest says his former wardrobe stylist made the complaint. Seacrest isn’t releasing details of the …
  • Franken apologizes to woman who says he kissed, groped her

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Minnesota Sen. Al Franken personally apologized to the woman who has accused him of forcibly kissing her and groping her during a 2006 USO tour, saying he remembers their encounter differently but is “ashamed that my actions ruined that experience for you.” In a guest appearance Friday on ABC’s “The View,” Leeann Tweeden read a letter she …
  • Leeann Tweeden

    The Latest: Sanders says Trump, Franken cases are different

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on allegations of sexual misconduct against Sen. Al Franken (all times local): 3:40 p.m. The White House says there’s a difference between the sexual assault allegations against President Donald Trump and Democratic Sen. Al Franken. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says: “Sen. Franken has admitted wrongdoing and the president hasn’t. That’s a very big …
  • MLS POPULARITY

    MLS attendance up, TV ratings lag as US mulls future

    NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Soccer’s attendance is up and fan interest is booming, even if television broadcasts are far less popular and some young Americans would rather play in Europe. MLS averaged 22,000 in attendance for the first time in its history this season, ranked among the top seven leagues in the world. The league is set to …
  • Clinton jokes she’s resigning from the ‘Fox News presidency’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton is mocking Fox News for “always talking” about her as if she’d won the presidency. The 2016 Democratic presidential candidate is joking in an interview with the online news outlet NowThis that she is officially resigning as the conservative news channel’s president of the United States. She says the outlet is “always talking about the …
  • Actor Tom Sizemore denies groping allegations

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Actor Tom Sizemore is denying recent allegations that he groped an 11-year-old Utah girl during a 2003 photo shoot. Sizemore called the claims “highly disturbing” in a statement late Thursday. He lamented his history of drug abuse and domestic violence arrests, but says he would never inappropriately touch a child. A Salt Lake City police …
  • Comedy or not, ‘Get Out’ is a unique Oscar contender

    NEW YORK (AP) — The movie year seems destined to conclude the way it essentially began: With everybody talking about “Get Out.” Jordan Peele’s horror sensation is again the subject of debate after it was reported that Universal Pictures submitted the film for Golden Globe Awards consideration as a comedy, rather than a drama. The film’s classification will ultimately reside …
  • Actress Rose McGowan arraigned on cocaine charge

    LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — Actress Rose McGowan was arraigned Thursday on a felony cocaine charge, days after she alleged in The New Yorker that the drugs may been planted to discredit her. One of the most outspoken actresses to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual abuse, McGowan told the magazine that she’s been so fearful of the movie mogul that she …
  • Imelda Staunton dazzles as ‘Follies’ hits cinema screens

    LONDON (AP) — Imelda Staunton plays a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown in “Follies,” Stephen Sondheim’s dizzying musical about a traumatic reunion of former Broadway showgirls. Staunton goes from perky to shattered as Sally Durant Plummer, a former dancer who meets up with a former friend and an old flame in Sondheim’s show about the pull of …
  • Terry Crews compares alleged sexual assault to being a POW

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Terry Crews compares being sexually assaulted to being a prisoner of war and calls the perpetrators of such attacks “terrorists.” Crews told “Good Morning America” host Michael Strahan Wednesday that he was inspired to share his assault allegations against a powerful Hollywood agent after so many women came forward with accusations against Harvey Weinstein. Crews said …
  • Christopher Plummer

    Plummer calls his replacement of Spacey in film ‘ironic’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Christopher Plummer says he doesn’t feel like he’s replacing Kevin Spacey in the upcoming Ridley Scott film “All the Money in the World” because he was up for the part when the movie was being cast. Plummer spoke briefly about the film at a Charles Dickens exhibit at the Pierpont Morgan Library on Tuesday in New …
  • WINSLET DICAPRIO CAMERON

    ‘Titanic’ sailing back into theaters for one week

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Twenty years after Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet fell in love on that doomed ship, “Titanic” is sailing back into theaters for one week. Dolby Laboratories, Paramount Pictures and AMC Theaters said Wednesday that a re-mastered version of the James Cameron film will be shown at select AMC locations nationwide starting Dec. 1. Cameron says it …
  • Katy Perry

    Woman must pay Katy Perry for interfering with convent sale

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury has found that a businesswoman must pay $5 million to singer Katy Perry and the archdiocese of Los Angeles, finding that the woman intentionally interfered with the sale to Perry of a hilltop property that was once a convent. The jury found Friday that entrepreneur Dana Hollister should pay the archdiocese $3.47 million and …
  • Love game: Serena Williams reportedly marries in New Orleans

    The game is love for tennis star Serena Williams and her new husband, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. The couple got married at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, according to a story and photos posted on Vogue’s website on Friday night. Vogue said the celebrity guests at Thursday’s ceremony included Beyonce and Kim Kardashian West. The 36-year-old Williams has …
  • The Latest: Ryan Seacrest denies inappropriate behavior

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on sexual harassment allegations against celebrities and media (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Ryan Seacrest is disputing an allegation that he engaged in inappropriate behavior with an employee at E! News nearly a decade ago. In a statement Friday, Seacrest says his former wardrobe stylist made the complaint. Seacrest isn’t releasing details of the …
  • Gracie Gold

    Figure skater Gracie Gold withdraws from US championships

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Two-time U.S. women’s figure skating champion Gracie Gold has withdrawn from the national championships while she continues to seek treatment for depression, anxiety and an eating disorder. Gold announced last month that she was withdrawing from her Grand Prix assignments, and her decision to skip nationals in January ends any chance of her competing at …
  • Franken apologizes to woman who says he kissed, groped her

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Minnesota Sen. Al Franken personally apologized to the woman who has accused him of forcibly kissing her and groping her during a 2006 USO tour, saying he remembers their encounter differently but is “ashamed that my actions ruined that experience for you.” In a guest appearance Friday on ABC’s “The View,” Leeann Tweeden read a letter she …
  • Ksenia Sobchak

    AP Interview: Russia must be more tolerant, candidate says

    MOSCOW (AP) — A celebrity Russian TV host who intends to run for president in next March’s election said Friday that she hopes to make the nations’ tightly-controlled political system more inclusive and democratic. The 36-year-old Ksenia Sobchak has cast herself as a “candidate against all” in the March 18 vote. She’s seeking to reach out to those who have …
  • Yoko Ono’s Basquiat painting sells for nearly $11 million

    NEW YORK (AP) — A painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat (zhahn mee-SHEHL’ BAH’-skee-aht) from the collection of Yoko Ono has sold for $10.9 million. Sotheby’s says the work, titled “Cabra” (KAH’-bruh), was sold Thursday night in New York to an unidentified buyer. The pre-sale estimate was $9 million to $12 million. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Spirit Foundations, founded …