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- US vet held in N. Korea says he was comfortable
- Trial due for Montana bride charged with shoving husband off cliff
Jury selection was scheduled on Monday in the trial of a Montana bride accused of killing her new husband by pushing him off a cliff at Glacier National Park during an argument and after expressing doubts about the marriage. Jordan Graham, 22, was indicted by a federal grand jury in October on first- and second-degree murder charges in the July 7 death of her husband of eight days, Cody Johnson, 25. Graham's attorneys have said the death was an accident that happened during a marital dispute in which Johnson grabbed his wife's arm and jacket and she pulled away even as she pushed him. Federal prosecutors said in court filings they intend to produce evidence at the trial in U.S. District Court in Missoula, Montana, that Graham had made statements about killing her mother and stepfather about five weeks before Johnson plunged to his death.
- Clueless, Heartless, and Gutless: Today's GOP
The most charitable thing you can say about the Republican Party is that it has an image problem. Even if you support its policies, no clear-eyed observer can deny that on any given day the GOP looks clueless, heartless, and gutless. For all of President Obama's problems and their correlation to the future of the Democratic Party (see: lack of credibility and competence), it takes just four stories to see how much worse things are for the GOP.
- Broncos clinch playoff berth by stomping Titans
(Reuters) - The Denver Broncos and quarterback Peyton Manning clinched a berth in the National Football League playoffs by stomping the visiting Tennessee Titans 51-28 on Sunday. Matt Prater kicked an NFL record 64-yard field goal to help spark the win. The victory improved the AFC West-leading Broncos' record to 11-2 with the second-place Kansas City Chiefs at 10-3 with three weeks remaining in the season. Denver, with two wins against the Chiefs this season, holds the tiebreaker edge over Kansas City. ...
- Man wakes up in locked plane but insists he's not an unusually deep sleeper
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- Formula 1 Racing Loud Enough to Damage Hearing
SAN FRANCISCO — Formula 1 racing is so loud that fans would have to wear both earplugs and earmuffs in order to enjoy the spectacle at safe noise levels, new research suggests. "Noise levels at Formula 1 races are loud enough to potentially cause hearing loss," Craig Dolder, a doctoral candidate in acoustical engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, said at a news conference Wednesday (Dec. 4) here at the 166th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America.