Archive for February 2014

Bird Strike Leads Plane to Make Emergency Landing

American Airlines flight makes emergency return to Dallas-Fort Worth airport after bird strike …read more

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Avalanche Levels House; 2 Missing, 1 Saved

Police: Elderly couple missing, boy rescued after avalanche destroys western Montana house …read more

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FBI Uses Billboards to Help Find Suspected Bomber

In its quest to find suspected domestic terrorist, FBI placing his image on billboards …read more

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Wash. State Patrol: 1 dead in I-5 wrong-way crash

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Patrol says one person is dead after a crash on Interstate 5 north of Vancouver, Wash., that involved a wrong-way driver…. …read more

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Special Weather Statement issued February 28 at 4:35PM PST by NWS

By [email protected] …LOWLAND SNOW IS POSSIBLE IN WESTERN WASHINGTON THIS WEEKEND… COLDER AIR WILL SPILL ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH THE FRASER RIVER VALLEY TONIGHT AND SATURDAY. THERE WERE STILL QUESTIONS AS TO HOW FAR SOUTH THE COLD AIR WILL SPREAD AND HOW DEEP IT WILL BE. AT THIS TIME…IT APPEARED THAT THE NORTH INTERIOR OR ROUGHLY SKAGIT COUNTY NORTHWARD HAS THE BEST CHANCE OF SEEING SNOW. SNOWFALL …read more

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Los Angeles Airport Chief Says Phone System Fixed

Los Angeles airport chief says phone system ‘glitch’ fixed after it slowed shooting response …read more

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W.Va. Governor Lifts Water Emergency Declaration

W.Va. governor lifts emergency declaration 7 weeks after chemical spill tainted water …read more

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Storm Lashes California, but Not a Drought Buster

Storm spreads rain across Calif.; mud threatens homes near burn area; little effect on drought …read more

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This Year's Oscar-Nominated Songs: The Most Actual Hits Since 1998

By Andrea Dresdale

Paul Drinkwater/NBCBack in the ’70s and ’80s, the songs nominated for the Best Original Song Oscar were often massive hits, but in recent years, that’s become less frequent. However, this year seems to be a banner one: out of the four nominated songs, three of them have reached the Billboard Hot 100. The last time that happened was 1998.

U2‘s “Ordinary Love,” the nominated song from the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, had debuted at #99 on the Billboard Hot 100. “Happy,” the Pharrell Williams song from Despicable Me 2, is #1, while “Let It Go,” from Frozen, is #18. Actually, that’s just the version sung by Idina Menzel; another version by Demi Lovato, which plays over the end credits of the film, is at #61. Only “The Moon Song,” from the movie Her, has failed to chart.

Back in 1998, the three nominated songs that had been hits were Celine Dion‘s “My Heart Will Go On,” from Titanic; Trisha Yearwood‘s version of “How Do I Live,” from Con Air, and Michael Bolton‘s “Go the Distance,” from Hercules.

And here’s another interesting fact about “Happy”: According to Yahoo! Chart Watch, …read more

From: Adult Contemporary Music News From ABC

Phillip Phillips Offers Sneak Peek of New Single "Raging Fire"; Candice Glover's Album Sales Disappoint

By Andrea Dresdale

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Phillip Phillips has posted on Instagram a sneak peek of his new single “Raging Fire,” which he’ll be performing next week on American Idol.

As Phillip has said in interviews discussing his new material, the song is definitely a bit more rocking than his previous songs, but it still retains the feel of his songs “Gone Gone Gone” and “Home.” The song features a string session and heavy percussion, as Phillip sings, “Come out come out come out/you turn my soul into a raging fire.”

“Raging Fire” will be included on Phillip’s sophomore album, due out this spring. The song will be available on Monday.

And in other American Idol alumni news, season 12 champ Candice Glover‘s debut album Music Speaks, which was delayed several times before finally being released last week, has debuted at #14 on the Billboard album chart. Only one Idol winner’s debut album has entered the chart at a lower rung: season 9 champ Lee DeWyze‘s Live It Up, which came in at #19.

However, Candice’s album has the dubious honor of posting the lowest first-week sales of any Idol winner’s debut project.

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