Monday, February 10, 2014
WINTER OLYMPICS SECURITY
There are still concerns over safety at the Winter Olympics in Sochi. House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mike McCaul said on Sunday that he's never seen a greater threat in his lifetime.
PREDS SEND THREE TO WINTER OLYMPICS
At least three local sports figures are in Sochi right now. Three members of the Nashville Predators: General Manager David Poile who's serving as the GM for Team USA (they play Thursday), Roman Josi is playing for Switzerland and Shea Weber is a member of Team Canada.
GEORGIA BRACING FOR MASSIVE STORM
Here at home, Georgia is bracing for a massive winter storm, that's expected to bring heavy rain, snow, sleet, and ice. The state is under a winter storm watch.
PENNSYLVANIA STILL RECOVERING FROM LAST WEDNESDAY'S STORM
And power crews from all over the country have sent teams to Pennsylvania, where more than 40 thousand people have been without electricity in this freezing cold, since last Wednesday's ice storm.
SOLDIERS COME BACK TO CLARKSVILLE FROM AFGHANISTAN
More than 100 soldiers serving in Afghanistan got a nice welcome home this weekend... with a cheering section of friends and family members at Fort Campbell. This latest group to come back, had been in the Middle east for a year, after helping and training Afghanistan soldiers.
GAS PRICES DOWN
Gas prices are still going down. Just a little. The average price is 3.29 a gallon nationwide, and it's lower than that here in Nashville, where you can get gas for under 3 dollars-a-gallon at many places.
MOST GENEROUS PEOPLE
A new ranking says Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife top the list of America's most generous people. A new report from The Chronicle of Philanthropy says the couple donated nearly one-billion-dollars worth of Facebook stock to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. America's 50 biggest contributors donated nearly eight-billion-dollars last year.
LEGO MOVIE TOPS AT THEATERS
"The Lego Movie" is on top at theaters in the U.S. and Canada. The 3-D animated film made more than 69-million dollars during its opening weekend. Coming in second was "The Monuments Men."
TOUR BUS CRASH
More than two dozen people are recovering today after a tour bus crash in southern Pennsylvania. Police say the bus was going too fast for the winter road conditions when it rolled near the Pennyslvania-Maryland state line on Sunday.
APPLE CO-FOUNDER TELLS HIS FORMER COMPANY, "YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG"
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is no longer with the company, but he's not above giving them some constructive criticism. Woszniak says he thinks Apple is crazy not to create an iPhone that runs on the Android platform.
WHERE ARE THE SINGLE MEN? LIVING AT HOME WITH MOM
Where are all the single men? Ladies, a new survey finds one in FOUR 26-year-olds still live at home with their parents. ONE IN FOUR.
KIMBERLY WILLIAMS PAISLEY JOINS TWO AND A HALF MEN
Now that Kimberly Williams Paisley has been killed off... in the TV series Nashville... she's headed to "Two and a Half Men."
ITS NATIONAL RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS WEEK
National Random Acts Of Kindness Week -- February 10-16. http://www.actsofkindness.org
The company hired to fix HealthCare.gov is being criticized for unethical practices. Accenture has apparently left behind a string of unhappy clients, including the U.S. Postal Service. The USPS Inspector General's Office is recommending the termination of more than 200-million dollars in contracts for an absence of business ethics.
CHRIS CHRISTY NEW CHARGES
New Jersey legislators are investigating a new allegation involving Governor Chris Christie and "bridgegate."
Lawmakers want to know whether it's true that Christie took a helicopter ride to get an aerial view of the epic traffic jam his administration reportedly caused, on purpose.... as an act of political retribution.
APPLE APPROVES U.S. DRONE STRIKE APP
Apple says it will allow an application that tracks all U.S. drone strikes to be downloaded through iTunes. The app also features a function that notifies subscribers every time a new drone strike is carried out by the military.
FOOD, CAR, INTERNET ACCESS NAMED TOP NEEDS FOR AMERICANS
What can you just NOT live without? A new survey asked people what their ten basic needs to survive are, and along with food and shelter, in third place, people say they can't live without their internet. (The mobile phone, and a GPS also made the list of what people say are must-haves to get by these days. )
LENO GOODBYE HIS HIGHEST RATED SHOW IN 15 YEARS.
Jay Leno's final night on the "Tonight Show" Thursday night had the highest number of viewers he's had in 15 years. Overall, his fourth most-watched show.
FORMER SNL CAST MEMBER EXPLAINS HER AWAKENING INTO POLITICS
You may have heard that former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Victoria Jackson has filed to run for commissioner in Williamson county
She told a reporter recently about how she got started in politics.
Jackson, who calls herself a tea party conservative, moved to Thompson Station in Williamson County last year. As long as Jackson meets the candidate qualifying requirements by the Feb. 20 deadline, her name will appear on the election ballot Aug. 7. She would run against the Republican nominee, who will be chosen May 6.
FLAPPY BIRD PULLS APP FROM APPLE AND GOOGLE PLAY
The developer of the popular "Flappy Bird" app is pulling the game from Apple's App Store and Google Play. The Hanoi-based developer took the game down Sunday afternoon. The game features a small bird that players navigate through a series of pipes. The game has seen a huge surge in popularity in the past week.
DAD PLEADS WITH FB TO LET HIM SEE LATE SON'S LOOKBACK MOVIE
There's a video that just broke my heart when I saw it, but it got results. This is John Berlin, a father who lost his son a couple of years ago, and wanted a final remembrance of his boy. He was getting nowhere by writing to Facebook, so he put out a heartfelt video plea. SEE IT HERE
It WORKED. Facebook hooked him up, and John posted his late son Jesse's Lookback video.