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SD leads in production of 3 commodities in 2013

Wednesday, 25 June 2014 19:02
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota farmers and ranchers led the nation in the production of three commodities in 2013, up from just one the year before. The Agriculture Department says South Dakota producers once again led the U.S. in bison inventory. Oats production jumped from seventh to first, and South Dakota supplanted North Dakota as the nation's top sunflower producer for only the second time in recorded history. South Dakota was second last…
Why Google I/O 2014 was a joke for gamers in India
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 19:00
Google I/O 2014 had a lot on display, including protesters raging against the megacorp Brin and Page built. Some of them were actually gaming related. Razer announced a new micro-console, Google decided to get its act together by making Google Play Games similar to other services such as Playstation Network and Xbox Live, and the new Unreal Engine was showcased as well.
AP Interview: General says Air Force can boost nuke force morale by empowering junior officers
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 18:40
MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. – The commander of the nation's nuclear missile corps says the key to improving morale in his force is to put more responsibility in the hands of junior officers and enlisted airmen. In an Associated Press interview Wednesday, Maj. Gen. Jack Weinstein said he is pushing to empower those who maintain, operate and secure the nation's 450 Minuteman 3 land-based nuclear missiles. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Their morale has suffered, he said,…
Google to pay for women, minorities in tech to learn more code
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 18:10
Google X vice president Megan Smith announces that the company will pay for thousands of developers to attend continuing education classes. Seth Rosenblatt/CNET SAN FRANCISCO -- Google's putting its money where its diversity isn't. A new initiative announced at Google I/O will pay for three months of continuing education for women and minorities in tech. In conjunction with its third annual women techmakers panel, which this year focused on women working on robotics projects at…
Utah teens shocked to see altered yearbook photos
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 18:01
HEBER CITY, Utah (AP) — A little airbrushing to school pictures can spell big relief, concealing pimples and brightening complexions. But some students at a Utah's Wasatch High School cracked their yearbooks this week to find more than tiny touchups: digital alterations including cap sleeves on their tank tops, raised necklines and in one case, a vanished tattoo. Several students at the Heber City public school said they've often worn those outfits on campus and…
Spain GDP to keep growing at similar pace: economy secretary
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 18:01
MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's economy could continue to grow in coming quarters at a similar pace to the 0.4 percent growth registered in the first quarter, Secretary of State for the Economy Fernando Jimenez Latorre said on Thursday at a news conference. In the January-March period Spain's economy was buoyed by recovering domestic demand and marked the third quarter of growth as the country shakes off a long-running recession, data showed on Thursday. The 0.4…
High winds down trees across northern Ala.
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 18:01
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Crews are working to restore power after high winds took down trees across much of northern Alabama. National Weather Service meteorologist Brian Carcione says the Huntsville office received reports of downed trees from almost every county in north Alabama after Thursday's storm. Reports were concentrated in southern Limestone County, and the highest wind gust at Huntsville International Airport was measured at 59 miles per hour. WAFF-TV reports that Huntsville Utilities estimated…
Maine outage that affected 4,293 customers is over
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 18:01
ELLSWORTH, Maine (AP) — A Maine utility says a power outage that cut electricity to more than 4,200 Hancock County customers on Tuesday night has been resolved. Emera Maine reports that 4,293 customers lost power in Ellsworth, Otis, Mariaville, Amherst and Waltham on Tuesday night. A spokesman for the utility says power has been restored. The spokesman says the cause of the outages was not determined. Emera Maine asks customers to report future outages by…
Storms cause power outages in north Alabama
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 18:01
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Power is out in parts of north Alabama after storms moved across the area. Huntsville Utilities says a line of storms with lightning and winds knocked out electrical service in the Hazel Green area of Madison County on Thursday. Crews were working on that outage along with several smaller ones in the area. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for parts of Madison and Limestone counties after as…
Officer cleared of criminal charges after caught on video kicking restrained boy to ground
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 17:35
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Prosecutors say a police officer caught on video kicking a restrained boy's legs out from under him will not face criminal charges. In dramatic footage that surfaced online last month, officer Germaine Jones of the Boynton Beach Police Department is seen delivering a sweeping kick to the boy, who is standing with his hands restrained behind his back. The boy then fell to the ground. ADVERTISEMENT
 

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