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kiowacountysignal.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more.Tue, 11 Mar 2014 18:28:24 +0000Morning Jolt: Missing flight 'not a terrorist incident'
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 10:03:31 +0000http://www.kiowacountysignal.com/article/20140311/NEWS/140319848In the news
The head of Interpol said today that the disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines flight "was not a terrorist incident," according to CNN. Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble said that the two passengers who were traveling with stolen passports do not appear to be linked to any terrorists organizations, and that one of the men was trying to [...]]]>
Today in the News: Officials ID man who bought tickets with stolen passports for Malaysian flight
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:00:00 +0000http://www.kiowacountysignal.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319934News to know
According to a report from USA Today, officials have identified a man who bought two tickets on the missing Malaysian flight using stolen passports. Thai police said Kazem Ali of Iran bought the tickets for two friends who were trying to get home to Europe. The final destination on the tickets itinerary were for Europe, officials said. [...]]]>
On Technology: Crummy cell pictures
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:46:53 +0000By Jim Hillibish More Content Now http://www.kiowacountysignal.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319974Downside: Tablet and cell cams still produce lower-quality images than stand-alone cameras. It's all in the sensor that records the shot. There's not a lot of room or power in a handheld. For sharpness and depth of color, they cannot beat the competition. I spent a Saturday trying to improve my Samsung tablet photos. Here's what [...]]]>Morning Jolt: Search continues for missing flight
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 09:28:40 +0000http://www.kiowacountysignal.com/article/20140310/NEWS/140319987In the news
There's still no sign of the Malaysia Airlines flight that went missing Saturday. Dozens of planes and ships from eight nations are combing the seas for signs of the airplane, but officials have yet to come up with anything. "For the aircraft to go missing just like that ... as far as we are concerned, we are equally puzzled as well," said Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, director general of the Malaysian civil aviation department, CNN reported.
Morning Jolt: U.S. adds 175,000 jobs in February
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 08:58:16 +0000http://www.kiowacountysignal.com/article/20140307/NEWS/140309496In the news
The big movies opening this weekend are "300: Rise of an Empire," an R action movie that is a sequel [...]]]>
Today in the News: House approves $1B in aid for Ukraine
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 19:00:00 +0000http://www.kiowacountysignal.com/article/20140306/NEWS/140309545Quote of note
"We must remember that the purpose of our pressure on Russia is not simply to punish aggression — and certainly it is not to escalate the confrontation — but instead to move (President Vladimir) Putin toward a resolution that protects the territorial integrity of Ukraine." - Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., who co-sponsored a resolution [...]]]>
Greg Zyla: Designer and performance cars, and cartoon characters
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 10:16:09 +0000By Greg Zyla More Content Now http://www.kiowacountysignal.com/article/20140306/NEWS/140309593Varvatos, by the way, is the noted menswear American contemporary fashion designer who not only lends his name to the 300H, he OKs and designs the numerous style accompaniments and special touches. The result is hands down one of the best-looking cars on the road today. As for using designer names for cars, [...]]]>Silvio Calabi: Toyota 4Runner is the world’s 4×4
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 10:13:28 +0000By Silvio Calabi More Content Now http://www.kiowacountysignal.com/article/20140306/NEWS/140309594It was sometimes true too, mostly because a lot of cars weren't that sophisticated back then either. Now, though, as far as cars have come in 25 [...]]]>Greg Zyla: The AMC French connection
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 10:08:47 +0000By Greg Zyla More Content Now http://www.kiowacountysignal.com/article/20140303/NEWS/140309919I want to also say that AMC was once a partner with Renault before it was sold to Chrysler. Some of the Renault cars were good, others not so good. Just wanted to write you a letter letting [...]]]>Today in the News: Man comes back to life in body bag
Mon, 03 Mar 2014 19:36:05 +0000http://www.kiowacountysignal.com/article/20140228/NEWS/140229146Quote of note
"It [his pacemaker] could've kicked in, started his heart back. The bottom line is it's a miracle." - Coroner Dexter Howard of Holmes County, Miss., talking about an 78-year-old who was declared dead and then woke up in a body bag. Workers at a funeral home saw that the body bag was moving and found the man alive.
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Today in the News: Other states pushing 'beliefs' bill like Arizona's
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 19:00:00 +0000http://www.kiowacountysignal.com/article/20140227/NEWS/140229235News to know
The bill that Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed last night is about to come up in several other states, in different forms. The Arizona bill would let businesses deny service to gays and lesbians because of their religious beliefs. Similar bills are moving through the system in Georgia, Missouri, Idaho, Mississippi and other states. [...]]]>
Morning Jolt: Armed men seize government building in Ukraine
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 08:57:06 +0000http://www.kiowacountysignal.com/article/20140227/NEWS/140229311In the news
Armed men stormed the regional government administration building and parliament in Ukraine's southern Crimea region today, and they raised a Russian flag. The move comes about a week after the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovych, who was in favor of siding with Russia over the European Union. Yesterday Russia conducted military exercises near [...]]]>
Today in the News: Federal judge strikes down Texas gay marriage ban
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 19:00:00 +0000http://www.kiowacountysignal.com/article/20140226/NEWS/140229384Quote of note
"One of the court's main responsibilities is to ensure that individuals are treated equally under the law. Equal treatment of all individuals under the law is not merely an aspiration it is a constitutional mandate." - Judge Orlando Garcia, ruling today that Texas' ban on gay marriage isn't legal. Same-sex couples in Texas won't be able to get married just yet, [...]]]>
Obama seeking $300 billion for roads, railways
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 09:53:32 +0000By Nedra Pickler The Associated Press http://www.kiowacountysignal.com/article/20140226/NEWS/140229423Obama plans to make the proposal today at the Union Depot rail and bus station in St. Paul, Minn. The Highway Trust Fund finances federal highway and transit programs but is forecast to go broke as early as August. The fund needs $100 billion over the next six years just to maintain current spending levels. But Obama and Congress don't want to raise gas taxes to make up [...]]]>Morning Jolt: Data breach hurt Target sales, according to new numbers
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 08:59:59 +0000http://www.kiowacountysignal.com/article/20140226/NEWS/140229441In the news
Target reported its fourth-quarter earnings for last year, a period that included the massive data breach, and the numbers weren't good: Net income fell 46 percent from the year before, the company said. Sales also fell 5.3 percent.
The Commerce Department this morning will release information on January [...]]]>
Today in the News: Report says Arizona governor likely to veto anti-gay bill
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 19:00:00 +0000http://www.kiowacountysignal.com/article/20140225/NEWS/140229504News to know
NBC News reported today that Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is likely to veto the state's anti-gay bill, which would allow businesses to refuse to serve gays and lesbians. A person close to Brewer told NBC, "She doesn't want to take any actions that could jeopardize the economic momentum we've seen here in Arizona." Republican Sen. [...]]]>
On Computers: How to fortify your password defenses
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 11:42:25 +0000By Jim Hillibish More Content Now http://www.kiowacountysignal.com/article/20140225/NEWS/140229528These thieves download programs off the Internet that automatically run combinations of numbers and letters until they find your combination. Many can run 6.4 million passwords per second. It's called a "brute force" attack. About the only thing we can do is make it as hard as possible for them. But hard in the password world is [...]]]>Morning Jolt: Ugandan newspaper prints names of alleged homosexuals
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 09:03:53 +0000http://www.kiowacountysignal.com/article/20140225/NEWS/140229562In the news
One day after Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed an anti-gay bill into law, a top newspaper in the country listed names of 200 alleged homosexuals. The new law tightened anti-gay laws, including making it a crime worthy of life in prison in some cases. The 200 names were accompanied by several photos as well.
Today in the News: Harold Ramis remembered for his comedy classics
Mon, 24 Feb 2014 19:00:00 +0000http://www.kiowacountysignal.com/article/20140224/NEWS/140229634Hot video: Harold Ramis dies at age 69
Harold Ramis, star of "Ghostbusters" and "Stripes" and director of "Caddyshack" and "Groundhog Day," dies in his Chicago home at the age of 69.