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Got room for a bunny? Really it’s a dog named Bunny!

Look who I spotted on the Needy Paws Rescue website, Bunny. Knowing that this young lady has dealt with lots of ups and downs in her short life tells me a lot about her character; she’s a survivor.  She has endured loss, rejection, instability, heartache, and a HURRICANE.  Yet, all those challenges and more have not deterred her from beginning ... Read More »

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The Bud and Broadway Home Team read a story about a guy who didn’t want to pay baggage fees while flying, so instead he just wore his clothes 8 pair of pants and 10 shirts. The airlines did NOT let him board the plane. We had to find out though, what exactly does it look like to wear all of ... Read More »

LISTEN: Sweet Becca from the Country Mecca 1/23

Every morning at 6:36,7:36, 8:36 Becca updates us on what’s trending in country music. Sponsored by Kenrick’s Meats! Carrie Underwood is excited for the Big Game AND Brothers osborne bought LANco drinks. Dierks Bentley celebrating a sober January AND Dierks has another band named “Hot Country Knights.” Read More »

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  • US Treasury official presses Hong Kong, Beijing on NKorea

    HONG KONG (AP) — A Treasury official says she urged officials in Hong Kong and Beijing to step up measures to counter North Korean smuggling and financing, as the U.S. fine tunes efforts to shut down Pyongyang’s nuclear program. Treasury Undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence Sigal Mandelker said Wednesday that she told Hong Kong officials it should be harder ...
  • Global shares mixed on renewed jitters over trade friction

    TOKYO (AP) — Global shares are trading mixed, with European benchmarks lower and Asian shares mostly higher. Japan’s Nikkei 225 slipped 0.8 percent as the dollar weakened against the yen, hurting exporters. Dow futures and S&P 500 futures are higher. KEEPING SCORE: France’s CAC 40 fell 0.2 percent to 5,526.21, while Germany’s DAX was flat at 13,556.96. Britain’s FTSE 100 ...
  • The Latest: Mnuchin says US committed to free trade

    DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos (all times local): 9:45 a.m. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says his country is “absolutely” committed to free and fair trade, two days after President Donald Trump signed off on new tariffs on imported solar-energy components and large washing machines. At a news conference at the World ...
  • Myanmar building, but no sign Rohingya are returning

    TAUNGPYO, Myanmar (AP) — Workers on the Myanmar side of the border with Bangladesh laid bricks, dug ditches and drilled holes in building frames in preparation Wednesday for the possible repatriation of some of the Rohingya Muslims who have poured into Bangladesh in what’s become the world’s worst refugee crisis. There was no sign, however, of any of the nearly ...
  • Terror trial likely to be disrupted by prison guards strike

    PARIS (AP) — The trial of a man accused of providing assistance to the suspected ringleader of the Paris attacks could be disrupted by prison guards protesting their working conditions. Jawad Bendaoud is scheduled to appear in a Paris court Wednesday. He is accused of lodging Islamic State-linked extremists hiding from police after the 2015 attacks. Cedric Boyer, representing the ...
  • Insurgents attack children’s group in eastern Afghanistan

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A group of gunmen stormed a non-governmental children’s organization in eastern Nangarhar province, killing one person, said provincial officials. Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor, said the Wednesday attack was against Save the Children’s provincial office in Jalalabad. Inamullah Miakhial, spokesman for Nangarhar regional hospital, said one person was killed and at least 14 wounded ...
  • US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin: ‘not particularly concerned’ about reports China preparing to ease purchases of US bonds

    DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin: ‘not particularly concerned’ about reports China preparing to ease purchases of US bonds.
  • Oscars make history, quietly, with transgender nominees

    NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar nods for women and minorities drew many of the headlines in Tuesday’s nominations, but this year’s Academy Awards also mark a breakthrough for transgender filmmakers. Yance Ford, the director of the documentary “Strong Island” and a trans man, became the first transgender filmmaker nominated for an Oscar. His film, a Netflix release about Ford’s investigation ...
  • Music firms sue to keep hit songs off fitness streaming app

    ATLANTA (AP) — Some of the nation’s largest recording studios have joined forces in an effort to stop a music streaming service aimed at fitness enthusiasts from using songs by Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Green Day and other stars. In a federal lawsuit filed in Atlanta, Sony Music Entertainment and more than a dozen other record companies say Fit Radio illegally ...
  • South African jazz musician Hugh Masekela dies at 78

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Hugh Masekela, the legendary South African jazz musician and anti-apartheid activist, has died after a decade-long fight with cancer. He was 78. Often called the “Father of South African jazz,” Masekela died in Johannesburg after what his family said Tuesday was a “protracted and courageous battle with prostate cancer.” Masekela was a rare artist who succeeded in ...
  • Benj Pasek, Justin Paul

    ‘This is Me’ competes with Blige, Stevens, Miguel and Day

    NEW YORK (AP) — A chart-topper from “The Greatest Showman” composed by last year’s Oscar winners will compete with tunes sung by Mary J. Blige, Andra Day, Miguel and Sufjan Stevens for the Academy Award for best song. Golden Globe winner “This is Me,” an emotional high point when sung by cast member Keala Settle in “The Greatest Showman,” is ...
  • Mary J. Blige thrilled at becoming a double Oscar nominee

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mary J. Blige is still getting used to the idea of being a double Oscar nominee. The nine-time Grammy winner was nominated for two Academy Awards on Tuesday: Supporting actress and original song for “Mudbound.” Blige said she spent the morning “yelling and screaming and about to cry.” The 47-year-old called the nominations beautiful. “This is ...
  • ‘I got really emotional’: Reactions to Oscar nominations

    A round up of reaction to the Oscar nominations announced Tuesday: ___ “The real answer in this profession is you celebrate by working. I’m going to have an extra chicken sausage for breakfast. That will be my indulgence for the day.” — “The Shape of Water” director Guillermo del Toro on how he will celebrate the film’s leading 13 nominations, ...
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    The Latest: ‘Last Men’ director reflects on Oscar nomination

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the announcement of nominees for the 90th annual Oscar nominations announced Tuesday by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from Beverly Hills, California (all times local): 8:40 a.m. The maker of the “Last Men in Aleppo” has made Oscars history for his war-torn country, Syria. The 90-minute documentary is the ...
  • Bill Cosby is hitting the town; legal experts see a strategy

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby is suddenly out and about in his hometown of Philadelphia in what legal experts say appears to be an effort by the comedian to rebuild his good-guy image ahead of his retrial on sexual assault charges in the spring. In the past two weeks, the 80-year-old Cosby emerged from a long period of near-seclusion to ...
  • Robert Kraft, Tom Brady

    Ratings for NFL conference championships down 8 percent

    NEW YORK (AP) — More than 40 million people watched the NFL’s two preliminaries for the Super Bowl on Sunday, a drop of more than 8 percent compared to last year’s conference championship games. The Nielsen company said an average of 43.2 million people watched the games. While that’s down from the 47.1 million who watched the conference championships last ...
  • Alex Rodriguez

    A-Rod again replaces Boone, joins ESPN Sunday Night Baseball

    BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Alex Rodriguez is taking over for Aaron Boone again, this time moving into the ESPN booth for Sunday Night Baseball. ESPN announced Tuesday that A-Rod was joining its crew as an analyst. The former star slugger will become a rare, two-network announcer — he will continue as a studio analyst for Fox Sports in the postseason. ...
  • Oscar statue

    The Latest: ‘Last Men’ director reflects on Oscar nomination

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the announcement of nominees for the 90th annual Oscar nominations announced Tuesday by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from Beverly Hills, California (all times local): 8:40 a.m. The maker of the “Last Men in Aleppo” has made Oscars history for his war-torn country, Syria. The 90-minute documentary is the ...
  • NBC’s Kelly says Fonda has ‘no business’ lecturing her

    NEW YORK (AP) — NBC’s Megyn Kelly lashed out at actress Jane Fonda Monday in a simmering dispute over an interview gone awry, even invoking the old “Hanoi Jane” nickname. Fonda had appeared alongside Robert Redford on one of the first “Megyn Kelly Today” installments in September for an interview to promote a new movie. It became tense when the ...
  • German director resigns as festival chief after abuse claims

    BERLIN (AP) — A prolific director of German television dramas has resigned as head of a theater festival following allegations of sexual misconduct. Dieter Wedel has denied claims by several women that he pressured them for sex. The allegations, first published by respected weekly Die Zeit, mostly date back several decades. In a statement Monday, the 75-year-old said the allegations ...
  • Nicole Kidman

    ‘This Is Us,’ ‘Veep’ casts take top SAG TV series awards

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “This Is Us” won the top drama series trophy at Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, making up for the Emmy and Golden Globe honors that eluded it and taking a stand for broadcast network TV amid growing online competition. “The people that watch with us every Tuesday night and embrace this show that reflects positivity and ...
  • Kobe Bryant may win yet another trophy _ an Oscar

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Does Kobe Bryant need another trophy? He might get one — at the Oscars. Bryant, the retired Los Angeles Lakers star, was nominated in the animated short category for “Dear Basketball,” based on a poem he wrote in 2015 announcing his impending retirement from basketball. He was nominated along with veteran Disney animator Glen Keane. “What??” ...
  • Oscars make history, quietly, with transgender nominees

    NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar nods for women and minorities drew many of the headlines in Tuesday’s nominations, but this year’s Academy Awards also mark a breakthrough for transgender filmmakers. Yance Ford, the director of the documentary “Strong Island” and a trans man, became the first transgender filmmaker nominated for an Oscar. His film, a Netflix release about Ford’s investigation ...
  • In Oscar nominations, fresh voices lead the way

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Academy Awards showered outsiders, on screen and off, with milestone-setting nominations that celebrated Guillermo del Toro’s full-hearted ode to outcasts “The Shape of Water,” embraced first-time filmmakers like Greta Gerwig and Jordan Peele, and made “Mudbound” director of photography Rachel Morrison the first woman ever nominated for best cinematography. In nominations that spanned young and ...
  • Rachel Morrison

    Morrison makes history as 1st female cinematography nominee

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Mudbound” cinematographer Rachel Morrison can tell you that making history isn’t always glamorous. The 39-year-old was waiting in line at the airport and cradling a sleeping three-year-old when she became the first woman ever nominated for the cinematography Academy Award in the Oscars’ 90 year history. “I’m still very much in shock,” Morrison said after arriving ...
  • ‘Last Men’ filmmaker reflects on historic Oscar nomination

    BEIRUT (AP) — The maker of the documentary “Last Men in Aleppo” has made Oscars history for his war-torn country, Syria. The 90-minute documentary is the first Syrian film to be nominated for an Academy Award. Firas Fayyad, the Syrian director and writer of the film who is also from Aleppo, called the nomination “a big shout out to justice” ...
  • ‘Wonder Woman’ is left hanging and 8 other Oscar surprises

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — It is a mathematical impossibility for a group of Oscar nominations to please everyone, but this year came pretty close with meaningful love for “Get Out,” ”Lady Bird” and “Phantom Thread,” and the history-making nomination of “Mudbound” director of photography Rachel Morrison, who became the first woman to ever be nominated for cinematography. Still, there were ...
  • Benj Pasek, Justin Paul

    ‘This is Me’ competes with Blige, Stevens, Miguel and Day

    NEW YORK (AP) — A chart-topper from “The Greatest Showman” composed by last year’s Oscar winners will compete with tunes sung by Mary J. Blige, Andra Day, Miguel and Sufjan Stevens for the Academy Award for best song. Golden Globe winner “This is Me,” an emotional high point when sung by cast member Keala Settle in “The Greatest Showman,” is ...
  • Recy Taylor

    Oprah visits Alabama grave of woman honored in Globes speech

    ABBEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey has visited the grave of a black Alabama woman whose rape by six white men in 1944 drew national attention and whose story was highlighted in Winfrey’s recent Golden Globes speech. Winfrey said in an Instagram post that on assignment for “60 Minutes,” she ended up in the town of Abbeville where Recy Taylor ...
  • Kobe Bryant may win yet another trophy _ an Oscar

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Does Kobe Bryant need another trophy? He might get one — at the Oscars. Bryant, the retired Los Angeles Lakers star, was nominated in the animated short category for “Dear Basketball,” based on a poem he wrote in 2015 announcing his impending retirement from basketball. He was nominated along with veteran Disney animator Glen Keane. “What??” ...
  • Bill Cosby is hitting the town; legal experts see a strategy

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby is suddenly out and about in his hometown of Philadelphia in what legal experts say appears to be an effort by the comedian to rebuild his good-guy image ahead of his retrial on sexual assault charges in the spring. In the past two weeks, the 80-year-old Cosby emerged from a long period of near-seclusion to ...
  • Oscars make history, quietly, with transgender nominees

    NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar nods for women and minorities drew many of the headlines in Tuesday’s nominations, but this year’s Academy Awards also mark a breakthrough for transgender filmmakers. Yance Ford, the director of the documentary “Strong Island” and a trans man, became the first transgender filmmaker nominated for an Oscar. His film, a Netflix release about Ford’s investigation ...
  • Davos diplomacy scene not exactly a natural fit for Trump

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One question looms as President Donald Trump packs his bags for Switzerland: How will the Diet Coke-loving nationalist fit in with the Champagne-sipping globalists he’ll encounter at the World Economic Forum in Davos? American presidents tend to shun the Davos diplomacy scene, a glitzy annual gathering at a Swiss Alpine resort that for nearly 50 years has ...
  • Music firms sue to keep hit songs off fitness streaming app

    ATLANTA (AP) — Some of the nation’s largest recording studios have joined forces in an effort to stop a music streaming service aimed at fitness enthusiasts from using songs by Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Green Day and other stars. In a federal lawsuit filed in Atlanta, Sony Music Entertainment and more than a dozen other record companies say Fit Radio illegally ...
  • Rachel Morrison

    Morrison makes history as 1st female cinematography nominee

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Mudbound” cinematographer Rachel Morrison can tell you that making history isn’t always glamorous. The 39-year-old was waiting in line at the airport and cradling a sleeping three-year-old when she became the first woman ever nominated for the cinematography Academy Award in the Oscars’ 90 year history. “I’m still very much in shock,” Morrison said after arriving ...