sjnewsonline.com http://www.sjnewsonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section sjnewsonline.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 06:41:36 +0000 Today in the News: Best April Fools' Internet pranks http://www.sjnewsonline.com/article/20140401/NEWS/140409891?rssfeed=true Tue, 01 Apr 2014 19:00:00 +0000 http://www.sjnewsonline.com/article/20140401/NEWS/140409891 News to know

In case you forgot, today is April Fools' Day, and plenty of people and companies had fun playing pranks online. Check out this collection from BuzzFeed of the best Internet pranks of the day. They include Gmail's "Shelfies" add-on, Google Maps filled with Pokemon characters, Google Naps (now that's a really good idea, actually!), HTC's Gluuv, Bill [...]]]> Morning Jolt: 'Obamacare' likely to hit target of 7 million http://www.sjnewsonline.com/article/20140401/NEWS/140409948?rssfeed=true Tue, 01 Apr 2014 09:04:47 +0000 http://www.sjnewsonline.com/article/20140401/NEWS/140409948 In the news

The last day people could sign up for "Obamacare" saw a huge increase in traffic and sign-ups, according to the White House, and the goal of having 7 million people enrolled is likely to be reached. Officials are waiting for official numbers, but 4.8 million people visited HealthCare.gov yesterday, and 2 million people called in. [...]]]> Today in the News: Death row mom gets a new trial http://www.sjnewsonline.com/article/20140331/NEWS/140339933?rssfeed=true Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:00:00 +0000 http://www.sjnewsonline.com/article/20140331/NEWS/140339933 News to know

Mississippi death row inmate Michelle Byrom will get a new trial, the state supreme court ruled today. Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood wanted the execution to take place in March, but the high court wouldn't grant the OK to go ahead, and now Byrom's case has been sent back to trial. Byrom was accused of killing her husband, [...]]]> Jim Hillibish: Grocery, restaurant prices climb http://www.sjnewsonline.com/article/20140331/NEWS/140339954?rssfeed=true Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:55:55 +0000 By Jim Hillibish More Content Now http://www.sjnewsonline.com/article/20140331/NEWS/140339954 Food inflation so far is higher than the Consumer Price Index. This year's CPI is up 0.1 in two months while the price of beef and veal has jumped 4 percent at the same time.
The average wage increase for 2014 will be 3 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The beef increase is on top of a 22 percent rise last year.
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Morning Jolt: 'Obamacare' deadline is today http://www.sjnewsonline.com/article/20140331/NEWS/140339970?rssfeed=true Mon, 31 Mar 2014 08:54:22 +0000 http://www.sjnewsonline.com/article/20140331/NEWS/140339970  

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Today is the deadline to sign up for "Obamacare." Last week the Obama administration said that 6 million people had signed up, short of the 7 million it had anticipated, but a relative success after the initial hiccups of the enrollment process. Officials say the success of the program won't be known, however, until after Obamacare is fully functioning.

Opening [...]]]> Tales of Butler County/Part 3 http://www.sjnewsonline.com/article/20140328/NEWS/140329278?rssfeed=true Sat, 29 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Belinda Larsen http://www.sjnewsonline.com/article/20140328/NEWS/140329278 Today in the News: Gwyneth Paltrow says working moms have it easier than her http://www.sjnewsonline.com/article/20140328/NEWS/140329250?rssfeed=true Fri, 28 Mar 2014 19:00:00 +0000 http://www.sjnewsonline.com/article/20140328/NEWS/140329250 Quote of note

"It's much harder for me. I feel like I set it up in a way that makes it difficult because ... for me, like if I miss a school run, they are like, 'Where were you?' I don't like to be the lead, so I don't (have) to work every day, you know, I have little things that I like and obviously I want it to be good and challenging and interesting, and be with good people and that kind of thing. ... I think it's different when you have an office job, because it's [...]]]> Morning Jolt: Breakfast battle - McDonald's to offer free coffee http://www.sjnewsonline.com/article/20140328/NEWS/140329285?rssfeed=true Fri, 28 Mar 2014 09:59:03 +0000 http://www.sjnewsonline.com/article/20140328/NEWS/140329285 In the news

McDonald's announced today that it will offer customers a free small coffee for two weeks, starting on Monday. The move comes after Taco Bell rolled out its first ever breakfast menu. A new breakfast competitor has McDonald's worried, as it already is reporting slow sales, according to CNN.

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The [...]]]> Today in the News: CDC says autism has risen 30 percent in two years http://www.sjnewsonline.com/article/20140327/NEWS/140329351?rssfeed=true Thu, 27 Mar 2014 19:00:00 +0000 http://www.sjnewsonline.com/article/20140327/NEWS/140329351 News to know

According to a report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 68 U.S. kids has autism. That is a rise of 30 percent from numbers two years ago, which were 1 in 88. The CDC looked at 8-year-old children in 11 states to get the numbers. Also in the report was that autism overwhelmingly affects boys: 1 in 42 boys has autism, while [...]]]> Morning Jolt: Obama meets Pope Francis http://www.sjnewsonline.com/article/20140327/NEWS/140329376?rssfeed=true Thu, 27 Mar 2014 12:01:54 +0000 http://www.sjnewsonline.com/article/20140327/NEWS/140329376 In the news

President Barack Obama and Pope Francis met for the first time this morning, and they will be holding talks today. The two are at the Vatican, and a statement from the White House said the two will talk about a "shared commitment to fighting poverty and growing (income) inequality." The Affordable Care Act and contraception might also come [...]]]> Tales of Butler County: Continuing a look into historic crime http://www.sjnewsonline.com/article/20140327/NEWS/140329424?rssfeed=true Thu, 27 Mar 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Belinda Larsen http://www.sjnewsonline.com/article/20140327/NEWS/140329424 Today in the News: New dwarf planet discovered in solar system http://www.sjnewsonline.com/article/20140326/NEWS/140329455?rssfeed=true Wed, 26 Mar 2014 19:00:00 +0000 http://www.sjnewsonline.com/article/20140326/NEWS/140329455 News to know

Astronomer Chad Trujillo announced today in a study published in the journal Nature that there is a dwarf planet on the edges of our solar system, the most distant object in the system found. The dwarf planet, 2012 VP113, is in a "wasteland" of the solar system, beyond Pluto, and is unusual because of its orbit, which keeps it far away [...]]]> Morning Jolt: 'Burger King baby' meets mom who abandoned her http://www.sjnewsonline.com/article/20140326/NEWS/140329506?rssfeed=true Wed, 26 Mar 2014 09:04:22 +0000 http://www.sjnewsonline.com/article/20140326/NEWS/140329506 In the news

Katheryn Deprill, known as the "Burger King baby" after her mother abandoned her in an Allentown, Pa., restaurant in 1986, found her birth mother thanks to Facebook, CNN reported. Deprill posted on Facebook asking people to help find her birth mother, and sure enough, she did. The two recently met, said an attorney who arranged the [...]]]> Tales of Butler County: Murder in 1928 shocks El Dorado residents http://www.sjnewsonline.com/article/20140325/LIFESTYLE/140329633?rssfeed=true Tue, 25 Mar 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Belinda Larsen http://www.sjnewsonline.com/article/20140325/LIFESTYLE/140329633 Today in the News: Supreme Court appears to side with religious groups in Obamacare case http://www.sjnewsonline.com/article/20140325/NEWS/140329558?rssfeed=true Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:00:00 +0000 http://www.sjnewsonline.com/article/20140325/NEWS/140329558 News to know

The U.S. Supreme Court today heard arguments in a case brought by religious companies that object to the birth control stipulation in the Affordable Care Act, and they appeared to side with the companies. Religious companies such as Hobby Lobby object to the rule that says companies of a certain size must provide [...]]]> Morning Jolt: Supreme Court to hear case against Obamacare birth control rule http://www.sjnewsonline.com/article/20140325/NEWS/140329618?rssfeed=true Tue, 25 Mar 2014 08:57:26 +0000 http://www.sjnewsonline.com/article/20140325/NEWS/140329618 Happening today

The U.S. Supreme Court today will hear arguments against a stipulation in the Affordable Care Act that requires companies of a certain size to provide insurance benefits for birth control. Several companies that are religious-based have said it goes against their principles, and the Supreme Court will decide the matter. [...]]]> Board expected to approve DC3 transition to FHSU http://www.sjnewsonline.com/article/20140324/NEWS/140329667?rssfeed=true Mon, 24 Mar 2014 19:03:33 +0000 Christopher Guinn Dodge City Daily Globe http://www.sjnewsonline.com/article/20140324/NEWS/140329667 Today in the News: Could be years before answers in Flight 370 crash http://www.sjnewsonline.com/article/20140324/NEWS/140329689?rssfeed=true Mon, 24 Mar 2014 19:00:00 +0000 http://www.sjnewsonline.com/article/20140324/NEWS/140329689 Quote of note

"We don't know how many debris fields there are." - Former National Transportation Safety Board chairman Jim Hall, commenting today after Malaysian officials said the missing Flight 370 crashed in the Indian Ocean, and there is no hope of survivors. Officials say it could be years before we get any answers into the [...]]]> Morning Jolt: Malaysian PM: Missing flight crashed in Indian Ocean http://www.sjnewsonline.com/article/20140324/NEWS/140329737?rssfeed=true Mon, 24 Mar 2014 10:59:13 +0000 http://www.sjnewsonline.com/article/20140324/NEWS/140329737 In the news

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 crashed into the southern Indian Ocean, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said this morning. Razak said that data from a British satellite and British accident investigators concluded definitively that the plane crashed. A relative of one of the missing passengers told CNN, "They have told us all lives are lost. [...]]]> Today in the News: LGBT group says Fred Phelps 'will not be missed' http://www.sjnewsonline.com/article/20140320/NEWS/140329883?rssfeed=true Thu, 20 Mar 2014 19:00:00 +0000 http://www.sjnewsonline.com/article/20140320/NEWS/140329883 Quote of note

"Fred Phelps will not be missed by the LGBT community, people with HIV/AIDS and the millions of decent people across the world who found what he and his followers do deeply hurtful and offensive. While it is hard to find anything good to say about his views or actions, we do give our condolences to his family members at what must be a painful [...]]]> sjnewsonline.com http://www.sjnewsonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section sjnewsonline.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 06:41:38 +0000 sjnewsonline.com http://www.sjnewsonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section sjnewsonline.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 06:41:43 +0000