Daily Archives: February 13, 2018

Watch robot skiers race down snowy slopes

While Alpine skiers fought high winds at the Pyeongchang Games on Monday, there were no such problems for robots competing in their own “Olympics” ski challenge. Robots of all shapes and sizes skied, and in some cases tumbled, down a course at the Welli Hilli ski resort, an hour’s drive west of Pyeongchang. Robot Tae Kwon V skies during the ...

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LOVE will lead you back: famous Philadelphia sculpture returns

LOVE is back in Philadelphia, just in time for Valentine’s Day. The famous 1976 Robert Indiana sculpture returned to its namesake park Tuesday after making a number of stops in a parade around Philadelphia before the reinstallation. School children cheered and those gathered spontaneously sang the fight song for the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles as a forklift placed the sculpture ...

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Stella Parton: Country music industry 'a bunch of Southern Baptist hypocrites' when it comes to following up on sex abuse allegations

Stella Parton (right) spoke out against her sister Dolly Parton’s ex-publicist after he was accused of using Dolly Parton’s name in exchange for sexual favors. (Splash)  (Splash) It has been nearly four months since Nashville publicity powerhouse Kirt Webster — who represented country icons like Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers and Charlie Daniels — was accused by a former client of sexually ...

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Alaskan musher Allen Moore wins 2018 Yukon Quest

Veteran Alaskan musher Allen Moore is now a three-time champion of the Yukon Quest. Moore was the first to cross the finish line at Shipyards Park in Whitehorse at about 8:00 a.m. local time on Tuesday.  As he approached the final leg on Monday, Moore had about a five hour lead heading into Whitehorse. He finished the race with all 14 dogs that he started with — ...

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Iceland's bitcoin miners will guzzle more energy than its homes in 2018

Iceland is expected to use more energy “mining” bitcoins and other virtual currencies this year than it uses to power its homes. With massive amounts of electricity needed to run the computers that create bitcoins, large virtual currency companies have established a base in the North Atlantic island nation blessed with an abundance of renewable energy. The new industry’s relatively ...

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'Another kind of pain': Survivors, family members share grief at MMIWG hearings in N.B.

The national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls is in Moncton, N.B., today for the start of two days of community hearings. About 30 family members and survivors are expected to speak through a variety of formats — public and private hearings, sharing circle testimonies and artistic expression panels — during sessions at the Four Points by Sheraton ...

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U.S. senators say they're ready to tackle 'Dreamer' legislation

The Senate’s two top leaders put on a show of comradery as their chamber launched its immigration debate, but also laid down markers underscoring how hard it will be to reach a deal that can move through Congress. “We really do get along, despite what you read in the press,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York said Monday ...

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