Saturday, January 31, 2015

Saturday Links

The weekend is here, but the things that go on still go on.

From DNA Info, the year's biggest snowstorm is heading for Chicago.

From Quartz, a large library in Moscow, containing 14 million books, is on fire.  (via, ironically enough, The Blaze)

From WebProNews, the father of model Heidi Montag has been charged with child sexual abuse.

From The Daily Caller, the appearance of former Olympian Bruce Jenner is becoming more female.

From The Right Scoop, the five worst crony-capitalist teams in the NFL.

From The New York Times, Airman Edward J. Saylor of the Doolittle raiders has died, thus leaving only three men alive from the original 80-man crew.

From The Roanoke Times, offensive lineman Laurence Gibson of Virginia Tech will play in the College Gridiron Showcase, despite the game's organizers having difficulty contacting him.

From Fox News, according to Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), 1000 of the "criminal aliens" released by the federal government have been convicted of committing new crimes.

From National Review, why the president "needs to pretend" that the Taliban are not terrorists.

From Bloomberg Business, Russia, Ukraine and rebel leaders start peace talks, while fighting continues near the town of Debaltseve.

From CNN, Texas will observe Chris Kyle Day this coming Monday, to honor the late Navy Seal sniper.

From Russia Today, the premier of an Iranian film depicting the life of Mohammed has been cancelled.

From Reuters, according to U.S. regulators, 2.1 million vehicles have been recalled to fix a computer chip that could wrongly deploy their airbags.

From My Fox Chicago, German Chancellor Angela Merkel does not believe that there will be another debt cut for Greece.

From the Associated Press, the Spanish radical left party Podemos holds a huge rally in Madrid.

And from U.S. News & World Report, balloonists Troy Bradley and Leonid Tiukhtyaev have landed safely off the coast of Mexico after crossing the Pacific Ocean.

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