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14 hrs ago | Deadline

Discovery Unveils Details Of Nik Wallenda's Chicago Skyscraper Tightrope Walk

Discovery has set November 2 for Nik Wallenda 's Chicago skyscraper tightrope walk. Using dozens of cameras positioned across the city and on helicopters, Discovery will follow Wallenda's attempted two-part walk, without net or harness, at night, in one of the windiest sections of Chicago.

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Related Topix: Chicago, IL

18 hrs ago | Daily Camera

Avalanche veterans hold informal practice after 2nd day of rookie camp

The Avs' Conner Bleackley sprays goaltender Roman Will during rookie camp Tuesday at Family Sports Center. Almost the entire veteran roster for the Avs took part in an informal practice Tuesday afternoon, following the second day of Avs rookie camp.

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20 hrs ago | Earth & Sky

Groups push for climbing reform after Sherpa deaths on Everest

In the wake of the April deaths of 16 guides on Mount Everest, many groups push for reform of climbing expedition practices. This article is republished with permission from GlacierHub .

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Related Topix: Nepal, World News, Asia

22 hrs ago | Earth & Sky

Earthquake-induced landslide at Alaska's Seward Glacier

NASA scientists were in the right place at the right time this summer to captured photos of a fresh landslide, caused by an Alaska earthquake. This photo was taken on July 16, 2014, one day before the earthquake at Seward Glacier.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Earthquake, Landslide, Science / Technology, NASA

Mon Sep 15, 2014

SnoWest

BRP Continues Support Of Free Avalanche Awareness Seminars In North America

BRP is continuing its support of avalanche awareness and safety education by supporting free seminars throughout North America for the fifth straight year. BRP recognized the need for snowmobile specific outreach and education and took the lead in partnership with avalanche experts in Canada and the U.S. to design and deliver courses that are effective at engaging snowmobilers.

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MacLife

New App Recap: September 15, 2014

Last week was relatively quiet for new apps, presumably as developers got their hands on the gold master of iOS 8 and started preparing for an avalanche of updates ahead of the new iPhone. But don't worry: There's still plenty of cool stuff to be found, including a recent Disney storybook app, updates to your favorite Google apps, and even a Microsoft entertainment app for keeping tabs on your favorite celebrities.

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Related Topix: PayPal, Dropbox, iPod touch App, iPad App, Movies, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, iPhone, Ipad, Science / Technology

Canada.com

Government under fire for scavenging aircraft parts from museum plane

Rick Hansen welcomed The Countess of Wessex to the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre Sunday for a tour showcasing ground-breaking innovations in spinal cord injury care and research. Sir Elton, now 67, was in fine vocal form, belting out the words with a thunderous tone matching the way he hammered the keys on his Yamaha grand piano.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, US Military, US Air Force,

Canada.com

Government under fire for scavenging aircraft parts from museum plane

Retired Lockheed CC-130 Hercules 130313 is on display at the National Air Force Museum of Canada. The National Air Force Museum of Canada, formerly known as the RCAF Memorial Museum, is an aviation museum dedicated to preserving the history of the Royal Canadian Air Force and is located on the west side of CFB Trenton in Trenton, Ontario.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, US Military, US Air Force,

Collider

Leslie Mann Is Audrey Griswold in VACATION; Billy Bob Thornton Joins...

Billy Bob Thornton is in talks to join Sandra Bullock in director David Gordon Green 's political drama Our Brand Is Crisis . Ben Foster is the latest actor to join the cast of Disney's coast guard drama The Finest Hours .

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Related Topix: Vacation, Drama Movies, Short, Comedy Movies, Adventure, Celebrities, Billy Bob Thornton, Prince Avalanche, Horrible Bosses

Daily Camera

Conner Bleackley among Avalanche rookies taking to ice for minicamp

Conner Bleackley was selected in the first round of the 2014 NHL draft by the Avalanche. Avalanche first-round draft picks Duncan Siemens and Conner Bleackley , plus the team's first selection in 2013, Chris Bigras, were among 28 players participating in Colorado's rookie camp Monday at Family Sports Center.

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Wall Street Journal

Grand Central: Dollar Doomsayers Have Gotten the Fed All Wrong

Let's ponder for a moment those many critics of the Federal Reserve who have argued with great certainty for several years that low interest rates and gargantuan central bank bond-buying programs would lead to a collapse of the dollar. Boy, have those predictions been wrong.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets, Ben Bernanke

RTE.ie

Cameron in last-ditch attempt to urge No vote

British Prime Minister David Cameron will today make a last-ditch trip north to urge Scots to vote No in the referendum and keep the United Kingdom together. Mr Cameron, who campaigned in Edinburgh last week, will be back in Scotland ahead of Thursday's crucial vote, which could lead to the break-up of the UK if there is a majority for independence.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Lothian County, Scotland,

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Vail Daily News

Chris Anthony youth project brings 10th Mountain movie to 10,000 students

The first 400 of the approximately 10,000 kids who will see "Climb to Glory" this fall enjoyed the Warren Miller Entertainment film this week. Local resident and extreme skier Chris Anthony, who stars in the award-winning documentary, is bringing it to schools throughout Colorado as part of his nonprofit Youth Initiative Project.

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Related Topix: Eagle County, CO, Vail, CO, Seibert, CO

Live Science

Earthquake Unleashes Avalanche Over Sprawling Glacier

An earthquake that rattled remote parts of Alaska and northwestern Canada in July triggered an avalanche that spilled mounds of snow down a steep mountainside. NASA scientists flying over the region captured dramatic photos of the quake-induced landslide just days after the event.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Landslide, Fairbanks, AK, Science / Technology, NASA

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Cult of Mac Blog

Everything you need to know before pre-ordering your iPhone 6 tonight

Apple hasn't exactly confirmed the exact time yet, but iPhone 6 and 6 Plus preorders will likely begin tomorrow morning at 12:01AM PT , exactly the same time iPhone 5S preorders started last year, and every other year. Tim Cook thinks the iPhone 6 will trigger an avalanche of upgrades, making it Apple's most wildly in-demand phone yet, and while Apple is attempting to balance the crush on their website by starting preorders in the middle of the night, it will, in all likelihood, still be a madhouse when Apple starts selling iPhones later tonight.

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Related Topix: iPhone, Apple, Startups, Ipad, Science / Technology

Wed Sep 03, 2014

The Evening Sun

Week nine: Two steps from victory

The boulder I was climbing broke free of the mountain, and suddenly I was dancing atop it like a world-class barrel roller, trying to keep from falling beneath its mass and getting crushed.

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Related Topix: Landslide

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Hollywood Reporter

Oscars: Sweden Picks 'Force Majeure' Best Foreign Language Film Candidate

Ruben Ostlund 's Force Majeure , a drama about a family on a ski vacation caught in an avalanche, will be Sweden's candidate for the 2015 best foreign language film Oscar.

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Related Topix: Oscars, Movies, Entertainment, Business News

Sun Aug 31, 2014

GantDaily.com

Rescue efforts free 22 miners in Nicaragua landslide

The continued efforts of rescuers overnight paid off as the team was able to extract 20 of the 26 trapped miners in Nicaragua.

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Related Topix: Nicaragua, Central America, World News, Landslide

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Windsor Beacon

11 of 24 trapped gold miners rescued in Nicaragua

The first 11 of 24 freelance gold miners trapped by a collapse in a mine in northern Nicaragua have been rescued and crews were working early Saturday to free more, officials said.

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Related Topix: Nicaragua, Central America, World News,

Sat Aug 23, 2014

TwinCities

Body of St. Paul climber, 2 others retrieved from Mount Rainier

A helicopter equipped with a mechanical claw plucked the bodies of three climbers from a glacier on Mount Rainier, in the same area where six went missing in late May, the National Park Service said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: St. Paul, MN, Weather

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