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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Trevone Boykin threw a school-record seven touchdown passes and No. 10 TCU showcased a new fast-paced offense by scoring the most points in its history in an 82-27 rout of Texas Tech on Saturday.
Everyone has a bad day at work now and then. But if you have one of these 15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World, even one bad day can get you or someone else killed. From EMT to Coal Miner to Ice Road Trucker, these are the jobs that will keep you up at nights!
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We're committed to 20 per cent RET: govt
POWER consumption has fallen by 15 per cent and has forced a rethink of the renewable energy target, Ian Macfarlane says.
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SPECIAL: Inside the secret life of teenagers
SPECIAL: WHAT are the texts that teens most commonly send? What really charges their emotions? This investigation into their true lives, loves and lessons may surprise you.
Does he have the most heartless boss in Australia?
SCOTT McAtamney was driving to meet work clients when he had a car accident. He thought his multinational employer of seven years would support his recovery. Then he got the most heartless email ever.
’Women treated like meat’ in eatery’s ad
OUTRAGE over an advertisement comparing a woman’s body to a piece of meat has prompted calls to boycott a popular Brisbane eatery.
Brittany’s emotional final days
BRITTANY Maynard who plans to die next Saturday has ticked visiting the Grand Canyon off her bucket list but it came at a major cost to her health.
‘Plonker’ MP’s wife breaks silence
THE wife of the Queensland MP who won infamy for sending his mistress a photo of his penis in a glass of wine has broken her silence on the affair.
‘Most bogan rendition ever’
SHANNON Noll has been slammed for “murdering” and “butchering” the national anthem at the Cox Plate, before telling critics to “get stuffed.”
Mind-warping view of a black hole
IT took an astrophysicist, a movie’s special effects team and 800 terabytes of data. Now, we have our first look at what a real black hole may actually look like.
Two dingoes attack female tourist
UPDATE: A female holidaymaker has been attacked by two dingoes on Fraser Island.
A Place To Call Home saved by Foxtel
AFTER its axing sparked a mini-revolt and months of lobbying from fans, Seven has hatched a deal with Foxtel that will resuscitate the show for at least two more seasons.
Beale happy that truth won out
WALLABY Kurtley Beale insists he has been “vindicated” despite being fined $45,000 for his part in the Australian Rugby Union lewd text scandal.
Sam Frost plays the fame game
BACHELORETTE Sam Frost seems to be enjoying her new-found fame so much she wants to hire a publicist so she “doesn’t miss out on things”.
Strippers descend on Gold Coast
WHIP ’em out — but don’t whip people into a frenzy. That’s the message for women who flash their breasts from Surfers Paradise balconies during the GC600.
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Canadians flock to Parliament Hill, site of attack on soldier
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadians returned to the reopened grounds of their parliament building on Saturday, three days after a homegrown radical rushed in armed with a rifle after killing a soldier in the second domestic attack in a week on the country's military.
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NYC Mayor Noshes on Meatballs to Calm Ebola Fears
Mayor says he was not informed of new quarantine plans
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, his wife Chirlane McCray, and New York City Health Commissioner Mary Bassett on Saturday afternoon dined at a West Village restaurant that briefly closed after it was revealed the city’s first Ebola patient, Dr. Craig Spencer, had himself enjoyed a meal there not long before being diagnosed with the disease.
“We are not only resilient, we are not only tough, we stand by each other,” said de Blasio in a press conference after his meal at The Meatball Shop, a well-known city eatery specializing in its eponymous dish.
In a notable revelation, when asked by reporters about New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s Friday decision to enforce a mandatory 21-day quarantine for all health workers returning from the three West African countries hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak, de Blasio confirmed that neither governor told him about the plan beforehand. On Saturday, Illinois announced it will put similar measures into place.
“In an atmosphere of crisis, we respect the chain of command,” de Blasio said. The mayor would not directly answer whether he supports the mandatory quarantine plan, nor would City Health Commissioner Bassett. The mayor did, however, say the quarantine directive was made with “inherent flexibility.” Bassett will be overseeing quarantines in New York City, though she told TIME she hasn’t seen anything in writing yet.
Both de Blasio and Bassett tried several items on The Meatball Shop’s menu, seeking to emphasize it was safe to eat there. The restaurant, however, didn’t need the mayoral stamp of approval. It was packed with the usual weekend brunch crowd, while owner Daniel Holzman told reporters that when he reopened the restaurant at 6 p.m. local time Friday there was a line down the block filled with restaurant supporters.
“It’s an example of how New Yorkers deal with a challenge,” said de Blasio of the packed house.
Dr. Spencer, the city’s sole Ebola patient, is currently being treated at Bellevue Hospital, while his fiancée and two of friends are still under quarantine.