Bekah Acton

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Alabama-LSU Showdown Could Once Again Decide the SEC West

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — One gets the feeling that if Marcus Spears could come back and play one more game at the collegiate level it would be the next one on his alma mater’s schedule.<p>LSU vs. Alabama remains the pinnacle when you’re talking about physical football.<p>“This is my type of game,” the analyst …

College Football

HP Stream 11 review: meet the next generation of cheap laptops

Netbooks were actually a great idea.<p>When you boil it all the way down, it's simple: build a computer that does all the things an average user needs and doesn’t try to do anything else, and sell it as cheap as possible. The problem was in the execution: netbooks were poorly made, slow, ugly, thick, …

Soldier Reunites With Wife After 6 Months, Holds His Baby Girl for First Time — but a Week Later, Landlord Had Him in Disbelief

Sgt. William Bolt hadn’t seen his wife for six months. To make the situation even more tough, he had yet to even hold his newborn daughter as she was just born two weeks ago.<p>So it’s not surprising that the solider, who is stationed in Missouri, was more than a little excited return home to Central, …

Hey, Ladies, This Conservative Blogger Wants You To Stop 'Destroying Your Husband'

A piece about how to stop destroying your husband and your marriage has elicited plenty of attention this week, with some slamming the advice as completely antiquated. Although author Katelyn Carmen told The Huffington Post that she can acknowledge a difference in opinion when it comes to what …

Hacked Sony reportedly shuts production

Sony Pictures has abandoned film shoots because hackers have crippled its computer network, The Times of London reported Saturday.<p>The Times, quoting “a source,” said agencies filming for Sony had cancelled shoots because the hacking had left it unable to process payments.<p>Sony did not immediately …

NOAA Team Finds Shipwreck Of The 'Titanic Of The Golden Gate'

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says it has found the remains of a 19th century passenger steamer that sank near the present-day Golden Gate Bridge at the entrance to San Francisco Bay, killing 128 people, mostly immigrants from China and Japan.<p>Inbound from Hong Kong, the City …

As oil prices skid, ‘panic is beginning to set in’

<i>These are stories Report on Business is following Friday, Dec. 12, 2014</i>.<p><b>Oil, markets sink</b><br>As analyst Alastair McCaig puts it today, "panic is beginning to set in" across financial markets as the collapse in oil prices deepens.<p>His comments came as equity and currency markets faced fresh turmoil, with …

Death of 12-Year-Old Shot By Cleveland Police Ruled a Homicide

An autopsy of the 12-year-old black child shot by Cleveland police last month after they saw him holding a toy pistol has been ruled a homicide, …

Melissa Rivers breaks her silence on Joan

HOLLYWOOD — Melissa Rivers is ready to begin opening up about losing her mother, Joan.<p>Rivers was a guest of honor at <i>The Hollywood Reporter's</i> annual Women in Entertainment breakfast, held at Milk Studios and attended by stars including Angelina Jolie, Jay Leno and Geena Davis. Hollywood's most …

Meet the young man who Prince William called 'inspirational'

He’s the man the future king of England called “inspirational,” but Steven Prescod said he’s just glad Prince William got a chance to hear his personal story.<p>“And it’s not just my story, it’s a story of every man in my community, especially a man of color. I’m speaking for them,” the 22-year-old …

There are more than 5 trillion pieces of plastic floating in the ocean

Major study sheds new light on the world's plastics problem<p>Researchers have found that more than 5 trillion pieces of plastic are floating in the world's oceans, with a combined weight of nearly 269,000 tons. In a major study published this week in the journal <i>PLoS One</i>, scientists from the US, …

5 Reasons Women Should Not Lift Weights

Should women lift weights? Not necessarily. Weightlifting (and, more generally, strength training) isn't for everyone. There are a few 'pros' to lifting weights, but it's important to consider the 'cons' before committing to any strength training program.<p>Before you start counting reps and sets, …

Weightlifting

The mystery of where Earth's water came from deepens

WASHINGTON (AP) — The mystery of where Earth's water came from got murkier Wednesday when some astronomers essentially eliminated one of the chief …

Punishing Kids for Lying Only Makes Them Lie More

Do you punish your children when they’re caught in a lie? That’s what many parents do, but a new study from researchers at McGill University suggests …