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App Finder: Top Apple apps of the year

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 3:01pm

In this week's edition of App Finder, we highlight the 2014's most popular iPhone apps. Check out the App Store for more on each app, and stay tuned for next week's roundup of 2014's most popular Android apps. Among the top free apps, social media platforms reign supreme, with Facebook Messenger taking the top spot, despite users' complaints earlier this summer about having to download a separate app to chat with friends over Facebook. As for paid apps, Heads Up! topped the list. Based [...]

8 Questions: How can drones help explain how tornadoes are formed?

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 8:00am

Researchers say they have collected promising weather data by flying instrument-laden drones into big Western and Midwestern storms. Now, they want to expand the project in hopes of learning more about how tornadoes form.

Book signing focuses on food preservation

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 4:16am

YREKA – After 40 years of canning and fermenting, author Leda Meredith finally published her fourth food related book, "Preserving Everything."Meredith said she began preserving foods when she was around 3 years old with her grandmother.After learning what she could, she attended classes and became certified in preservation.Meredith said the book [...]

North Korea-linked Sony hack may be costliest ever

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 1:00am

The unprecedented hack of Sony Pictures which a U.S. official says is linked to North Korea may be the most damaging cyberattack ever inflicted on an American business.

VIDEO: Stephen Colbert's real-life controversies: Looking back at some of the most famous

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 8:00am

Stephen Colbert's conservative political pundit character may be fake — and judging by the fact that the Grim Reaper ("Grimmy") is Colbert's show's final guest when it wraps up on Thursday, the persona may not be long for this world. That's OK, though, because he won't be soon forgotten; Colbert frequently waded into real-life controversy during his years on Comedy Central.

Booked into jail Dec. 17, 2014

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 7:00am

A look at the bookings int he Dec. 17, 2014, edition of the Siskiyou Daily News.

VIDEO: NASA notes methane-level spikes on Mars

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 5:44am

New results from NASA's Curiosity rover are painting a curious picture of the planet's methane. The level of the gas found in the Gale Crater is less than expected, based on prediction models. But every once in a while, it spikes. NASA scientists believe that means that the gas is being produced somewhere nearby — though they aren't sure where or how.

Cuban cigars are coming to America - sort of

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 5:04am

For cigar aficionados around the country, the warming of U.S.-Cuba relations might best be celebrated beside the smoky glow of a Cohiba. And yet stateside, that still won't be easy to do for some time.

Matthew T. Mangino: The future of the death penalty in question?

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 4:06am

The last 12 months may well mark the beginning of the end for the death penalty in America.This has been an inauspicious year for state-sponsored death. For the first time in recent history, a state other than Texas executed more men than any other state. Missouri executed 10 men and Texas executed eight men. Not to be outdone, Texas also executed two women. There were 35 executions carried out across the country, so to speak. Only eight states carried out executions in 2014, in fact [...]

Let it snow

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:43am

MT. SHASTA – With snow piling high on Mt. Shasta, the slopes are expected to open on a limited basis as soon as Saturday Dec. 20, according to Mt. Shasta Ski Park Marketing Director Michael Smith.Currently conditions on the mountain are good, but more snow is necessary for a full opening.As of Tuesday, six new inches of snow were reported, bringing the base depth to approximately 12 inches, [...]

LIST: Five perceptions that might extend your life

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:26am

How old do you feel? Think carefully — the answer might help predict how much longer you'll live. That's according to British research posing that question to about 6,500 adults. Those who felt younger than their real age lived the longest over the following eight years.

Bear down: Trestman on the brink of being removed as head coach

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 11:18pm

Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman ran through the faults he saw in his team during its latest loss and it sure sounded familiar.

No injuries reported in Ager Beswick tree collision

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 8:52am

An auto accident Monday looked much worse to witnesses than it turned out to be, as the driver walked away with no injuries.

As ice sheet melts away, Denmark claiming North Pole and its resources

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 8:00am

Scientific data shows Greenland's continental shelf is connected to a ridge beneath the Arctic Ocean, giving Danes a claim to the North Pole and any potential energy resources beneath it, Denmark's foreign minister said.

VIDEO: Political argument between brothers on C-SPAN gets broken up: 'Oh God, It's Mom'

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 3:54am

When two brothers with conflicting political views clashed on a C-SPAN programmer, only one caller could break it up: "Oh God, it's Mom."

Pooch Profile: Meet Buffy

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 2:33am

A little about Buffy’s backgroundBuffy is a tan chihuahua mix that came to Rescue Ranch recently. She weighs approximately 10 pounds and is 9 months old. Volunteers say Buffy is very loving, with a medium energy level. Buffy’s abilities and personalityBuffy is very affectionate and would [...]

Suspect found in Miner Street theft case

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 2:31am

The Yreka Police Department recently identified a suspect in relation to the Dec. 9 vandalism at Miner Street Plaza.YPD reported that a probation search was conducted on a suspect after surveillance footage captured individuals in the plaza the night of the incident.YPD stated that an act of vandalism amounting to $1,000 in damage to city property was committed, and approximately $300 worth [...]

NASA's $349 million monument to its drift: a mothballed rocket engine-test tower

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 2:30am

In June, NASA finished work on a huge construction project here in Mississippi: a $349 million laboratory tower, designed to test a new rocket engine in a chamber that mimicked the vacuum of space.

Local rodeo star wins big

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 2:28am

LAS VEGAS – Local resident, Jordan Spears, took home his first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo go round win last weekend in Las Vegas, making him the first Northern California cowboy to win a go round, according to Spears.Being his first bull riding year in the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association, Spears won round eight with a score of 85.5, riding Johnny Ramone.Spears took home more than [...]

Yreka police: watch out for power scam

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 1:10am

The Yreka Police Department said Monday that officers responded to two cases of a phone scam reported by Yreka residents.

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