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Firework funerals part of a growing trend of non-traditional memorials New trends are changing the face of the funeral industry, and how we deal with honoring our loved ones after they pass away. James Carver lost his father, Jim, back in 2008.  The family held on to his cremains all these years. “He was a veteran of Vietnam. He was a patriot,” James explained.  “He loved the Fourth of July. I think more about what it stood ...

Reed Middle School wooing Ellen DeGeneres to become Principal for a day. Reed Middle School in Springfield has created a unique way to grab the attention of celebrity and comedian talk show host, Ellen DeGeneres. The Principal, Dr. Debbie hopes with the help of  a video they created of a school assembly mocking the Ellen show, Ellen will accept their challenge of becoming Principal for a day. Dr. Grega has been told for several years she is an ...

Bumgarner dominant again in postseason; Giants defeat Royals in Game 1 of the World Series Madison Bumgarner is Mr. October. The San Francisco ace in the 2014 postseason pitched seven innings giving up one run on just three hits to lead the Giants to a 7-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals in Game 1 of the World Series at Kauffman Stadium Tuesday night.  Game 2 is Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. The Giants started the scoring early off Royals ace James ...

World Series Game 1 Blog: Giants vs. Royals We have your World Series Game 1 action covered with our blog. FINAL: 7-1 Giants Jake Peavy vs. Yordano Ventura (starting pitchers) Wednesday night at the "K" for Game 2 of the World Series. -------------------- Going to the 8th Inning: 7-1 Giants Salvador Perez smashes first home run of the postseason to get the Royals on the board. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 7th Inning Stretch: 7-0 Giants: The Giants added two runs in the top of ...

Slideshow: Game 1 of the World Series between the Giants and the Royals Check out these images from around the ballpark for Game 1 of the World Series between the Giants and the Royals at Kauffman Stadium. ...

Small plane crashes in Baxter County, Arkansas Two men were hurt Tuesday evening when a small, home built plane crashed in a wooded area of Baxter County, Arkansas. Sheriff John Montgomery says the small, experimental plane lost power shortly after taking off from the airport in Midway.  It went down about half a mile from the runway. The sheriff says there were two men on board.  The pilot is being treated at a hospital ...

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Russia says Ukraine should find money to pay for gas within a week
Ukrainian Prime Minister Yatseniuk jumps off an armored personnel carrier during a visit to the International Center of Peacekeeping and Security in YavorivBy Katya Golubkova MOSCOW (Reuters) - Ukraine should be able to find ways of paying for Russian gas supplies within a week, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Wednesday, suggesting a standoff would end once Moscow received financial guarantees from Kiev. The latest round of gas talks between Moscow and Kiev ended late on Tuesday in Brussels with no agreement in a dispute that prompted Russia to cut off gas supplies to its neighbor in mid-June, potentially hurting flows west to the European Union. But while Novak said he was optimistic for new talks on Oct. ...

U.S. government probes medical devices for possible cyber flaws
Jay Radcliffe displays a Medtronic Corp insulin pump at his home in Meridian, IdahoBy Jim Finkle BOSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is investigating about two dozen cases of suspected cybersecurity flaws in medical devices and hospital equipment that officials fear could be exploited by hackers, a senior official at the agency told Reuters. ...

Somalia's al Shabaab says stones man to death for rape
By Feisal Omar and Abdi Sheikh MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia's al Shabaab militants said on Wednesday they had stoned an 18-year-old man to death for raping a woman at gunpoint in one of their strongholds in the southern Lower Shabelle region. The group, which pledges loyalty to al Qaeda, has been losing territory in an offensive by African and Somali troops, but has been determined to demonstrate its authority over areas it still controls. Al Shabaab said the man raped a 28-year-old woman at gunpoint in the outskirts of her village three days before he was killed on Tuesday. ...

Judge reviews mental state of stabbing suspect, 12
FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2014 file photo, one of the two girls accused of stabbing another girl is led into the courtroom during court proceedings at Waukesha County Court in Waukesha, Mich. A Wisconsin judge is deciding whether one of two 12-year-old girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please a fictional online horror character is mentally fit to stand trial. (AP Photo/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Michael Sears, Pool, file)MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin judge is expected to decide Wednesday whether the second of two 12-year-old girls charged with stabbing a classmate to please the fictional horror character Slender Man is fit to stand trial.

Kenny G's Hong Kong visit out of tune with China
FILE - In this May 14, 2010 file photo, Kenny G, smooth jazz saxophonist, performs during a media event announcing his concert, in Taipei, Taiwan. Kenny G stopped in at Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, but his visit was out of tune with Chinese authorities, who have warned about meddling by foreign forces. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying, File)HONG KONG (AP) — Smooth jazz star Kenny G stopped in at Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests on Wednesday, but his visit was out of tune with Chinese authorities, who have warned about meddling by foreign forces.