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Report: Air Algerie plane disappears from radar

usatoday.com — ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) - The official Algerian news agency says an Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers has disappeared from the radar. APS said air navigation services lost track of the plane 50 minutes after takeoff early Thursday, last sited at 0155 GMT. Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.
Jul 24, 2014

RT @USATODAY: UPDATING: Pilot of AH0517 reportedly contacted air traffic control in Niger to change course because of storm: usat.ly/1mHUE4v

Jul 24, 2014

Air Algerie plane with 116 aboard crashes in Mali usat.ly/1mHUE4v via @usatoday

Jul 24, 2014

Air Algerie plane with 116 aboard crashes in Mali usat.ly/1mHUE4v via @usatoday

Jul 24, 2014

Is it just me, or are jets just dropping out of the sky willy nilly. usat.ly/1pf4mj1 Air Algerie w/aboard crashes in Mali

Jul 24, 2014

Three airline disasters in one week ... when's the last time that happened? usatoday.com/story/news/wor…

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NFL sends awful message with Rice suspension

q.usatoday.com — NFL sends awful message with Rice suspension Ray Rice was suspended two games by the NFL for knocking out his fiancee. The incident was caught on tape. Rice entered a pre-trial diversion program. A violation of the league's substance abuse policy, including using marijuana, draws a four-game suspension.
Jul 24, 2014

RT @maggiehendricks: Yeah, I'm pretty unhappy that the NFL thinks smoking a joint is worse than knocking out a woman q.usatoday.com/2014/07/24/nfl…

Jul 24, 2014

RT @maggiehendricks: Yeah, I'm pretty unhappy that the NFL thinks smoking a joint is worse than knocking out a woman q.usatoday.com/2014/07/24/nfl…

Jul 24, 2014

RT @maggiehendricks: Yeah, I'm pretty unhappy that the NFL thinks smoking a joint is worse than knocking out a woman q.usatoday.com/2014/07/24/nfl…

Jul 24, 2014

RT @maggiehendricks: Yeah, I'm pretty unhappy that the NFL thinks smoking a joint is worse than knocking out a woman q.usatoday.com/2014/07/24/nfl…

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Dad says Southwest removed him from flight over Twitter gripe

usatoday.com — A Minnesota man says he and his two children were asked to get off a Southwest Airlines flight they had just boarded after the man tweeted about a boarding disagreement he had with a Southwest gate agent. Duff Watson of New Hope, Minn., tells KARE 11 TV of Minneapolis he's an elite "A-List" member of Southwest's Rapid Rewards frequent-flier program.
Jul 24, 2014

Passenger says Southwest removed him from flight over Twitter gripe usat.ly/1rDD5tV via @usatoday

Jul 24, 2014

RT @ndiblasio: Whoa - interesting. Dad says Southwest made him get off a plane after he tweeted a complaint about a service agent usat.ly/1rDD5tV

Jul 24, 2014

This is nuts // MT @ndiblasio: Dad says Southwest made him get off a plane after tweeting complaint about a service usat.ly/1rDD5tV

Jul 24, 2014

Whoa - interesting. Dad says Southwest made him get off a plane after he tweeted a complaint about a service agent usat.ly/1rDD5tV

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Mack Brown joins ESPN as college football analyst

usatoday.com — Mack Brown mapped out his career plan at a young age: He wanted to be a football coach first - and he was, from 1973 through last season - before either moving upstairs, as an athletic director, or into television, as a college football analyst.
Jul 24, 2014

RT @PaulMyerberg: Mack Brown will join ESPN this fall as a studio analyst, including spot on ABC's CFB Countdown usatoday.com/story/sports/n…

Jul 24, 2014

RT @DanWolken: RT @PaulMyerberg: Mack Brown will join ESPN this fall as a studio analyst, including spot on ABC's CFB Countdown usatoday.com/story/sports/n…

Jul 24, 2014

RT @PaulMyerberg: Mack Brown will join ESPN this fall as a studio analyst, including spot on ABC's CFB Countdown usatoday.com/story/sports/n…

Jul 24, 2014

RT @PaulMyerberg: Mack Brown will join ESPN this fall as a studio analyst, including spot on ABC's CFB Countdown usatoday.com/story/sports/n…

Jul 24, 2014

RT @PaulMyerberg: Mack Brown will join ESPN this fall as a studio analyst, including spot on ABC's CFB Countdown usatoday.com/story/sports/n…

California's state agencies float up to the Cloud

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - One of life's dreaded civic obligations - dealing with the department of motor vehicles - as well as other interactions with state services may get easier for Californians, as officials today announced a five-year, $400-million partnership with IBM to put its citizenry's data on cloud-based servers.

Frank Caliendo read LeBron’s letter to Cleveland in a Morgan Freeman voice and it’s amazing

ftw.usatoday.com — On Thursday's edition of Mike and Mike, comedian Frank Caliendo read LeBron James' letter to Cleveland in a Morgan Freeman voice, with the score from The Shawshank Redemption playing softly in the background. It's perfect. It only makes you wish LeBron's hometown was Zihuatanejo or that the letter contained a line about how Dwyane Wade just misses his friend.
Jul 24, 2014

@ForTheWin: Frank Caliendo read LeBron's letter to Cleveland in a Morgan Freeman voice and it's amazing usat.ly/1rOtX3b” Spot on!

Jul 24, 2014

Crazy, easily copies that million dollar voice: "Frank Caliendo read LeBron letter in a Morgan Freeman voice" usat.ly/1rOtX3b

Jul 24, 2014

Stop everything and listen to frank Frank Caliendo read LeBron's letter to Cleveland in a Morgan Freeman voice usat.ly/1rOtX3b

Jul 24, 2014

Frank Caliendo read LeBron's letter in a Morgan Freeman voice and it's tremendous: ftw.usatoday.com/2014/07/frank-…

5 things you need to know Thursday

usatoday.com — President-elect Reuven Rivlin will be officially sworn in by parliament Thursday succeeding Shimon Peres, a Nobel peace laureate who brought the position international prestige. Chosen last month, Rivlin's appointment comes at a contentious time for Israel in the midst of conflict with Palestine.
Jul 24, 2014

Good morning, it's National Tequila Day! and... 5 things you need to know Thursday usat.ly/1rD4SuG via @usatoday

Jul 24, 2014

RT @USATODAY: It's National Tequila Day! Don't forget the salt: usat.ly/1kdFPfB (Photo: Dario Lopez-mills) pic.twitter.com/6vw1umoOpv

Jul 24, 2014

RT @USATODAY: It's National Tequila Day! Don't forget the salt: usat.ly/1kdFPfB (Photo: Dario Lopez-mills) pic.twitter.com/6vw1umoOpv

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Ravens' Ray Rice suspended two games by NFL

usatoday.com — The NFL is suspending Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice two games under the personal conduct policy for an altercation that left his then-fiancee (now wife) unconscious in an Atlantic City casino elevator, a person with knowledge of the suspension told USA TODAY Sports on Thursday.

2 Texas football players charged with sex assault

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Q&A: Jerry Seinfeld on 'Single Shots,' 'Seinfeld' at 25, more

usatoday.com — Sometimes one cup of coffee isn't enough. That's the thinking behind Jerry Seinfeld's new project, a spinoff of his popular web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Single Shots, which debuts today at comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com and Crackle.com, offers previously unseen footage in fast-paced, one- to three-minute nuggets.

United resumes flights to Israel after FAA ban lifted

usatoday.com — United Airlines was the first U.S. carrier to announce Thursday that it will resume flights to Israel, after the Federal Aviation Administration had lifted its ban on flights to Tel Aviv. United, US Airways and Delta had each suspended flights to Tel Aviv on Tuesday, after a rocket fell within a mile of Ben Gurion International Airport.
Jul 24, 2014

Later today, United resumes flights to Tel Aviv now that FAA ban lifted usat.ly/1mIVC0g via @usatoday .@9News

Jul 24, 2014

Full story on United resuming flights to Israel after FAA ban lifted usat.ly/1mIVC0g

Jul 24, 2014

United first U.S. airline to resume fights to Tel Aviv after FAA ban lifted. usat.ly/1ry7V5C

New ‘Fifty Shades’ trailer is out!

entertainthis.usatoday.com — It's here! The new trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey. Today unveiled it this morning. And Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan were on the show to talk about it. Attention 'Fifty Shades' fans... We have some very special guests in Studio 1A http://t.co/ofnW7bIGeC- TODAY (@TODAYshow) July 24, 2014 Is that a good example of what we can expect?

Islanders, goalie Kevin Poulin avoid arbitration

usatoday.com — The New York Islanders' offseason goaltending makeover means that Kevin Poulin, barring an injury, likely will spend the season in the American Hockey League. But by filing for arbitration, he guaranteed that at least he will be paid more with the Bridgeport (Conn.) Sound Tigers.
Jul 24, 2014

RT @ByMikeBrehm: Islanders, goalie Kevin Poulin avoid arbitration usat.ly/1rDTmiz via @usatoday

Jul 24, 2014

Islanders, goalie Kevin Poulin avoid arbitration usat.ly/1rDTmiz via @usatoday

Aviation industry maintains safety, despite Mali crash

usatoday.com — Commercial flight is still nearly the safest it's ever been, despite the latest spate of crashes including an Air Algerie flight on Thursday, according to aviation sources. The 81 commercial accidents worldwide last year was up from 75 in 2012, which was the safest year on record, but still below the five-year average of 86 per year, according to the International Air Transport Association, a trade group for airlines around the world.
Jul 24, 2014

Latest plane crash is not 'indicative of some menancing trend.' usat.ly/1nl8qyV

Jul 24, 2014

A little context about fatal airline crashes and Mali. usat.ly/1mJntxn

Jul 24, 2014

Good context on aviation story in light of the most recent incident. usat.ly/1nl8qyV

CDC lifts moratorium on shipment of TB samples

usatoday.com — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is resuming shipments TB samples to and from one of high-security labs , the agency announced today. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is resuming shipments of some dangerous biological samples to and from one of its high-security labs less than two weeks after imposing a moratorium in the wake of serious safety lapses with anthrax and bird flu, the agency announced today.
Jul 24, 2014

CDC lifts moratorium on shipment of TB samples usat.ly/1rDS6Mp via @usatoday

Jul 24, 2014

In wake of lab safety issues, CDC resumes shipments to its clinical tuberculosis lab that helps docs diagnose MDR TB. usatoday.com/story/news/nat…

Jul 24, 2014

CDC lifts moratorium on shipment of TB samples usat.ly/1rDS6Mp via @usatoday

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