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Angry Birds Makers Deny Colluding With Spy Networks

Posted On January 29, 2014

(Espoo, Finland) -- The makers of Angry Birds insist they're not providing any information on its users to government spy agencies. A recent report alleges that the NSA and its British counterpart are trying to find out ways to tap into the information gathered by Angry Birds and other apps. That information could include people's…

Stepped-Up Warnings About Super Bowl Scammers

Posted On January 29, 2014

(New York, NY) -- There are stepped-up warnings about Super Bowl scams following the news about those realistic-looking phony game tickets. Claire Rosenzweig of the New York Metro Better Business Bureau says scammers thrive in an environment where there's a lot of excitement and good feelings.   Rosenzweig recommends dealing with trustworthy vendors and Internet…

ACM Nominations Unveiled, Lambert, McGraw Lead The Pack

Posted On January 29, 2014

(Undated) -- Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw and Keith Urban are leading the nominees for this year's Academy of Country Music Awards. Lambert and McGraw picked up seven nominations each, while Urban snagged six.      Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Lee Brice and recent Grammy winner Kacey Musgraves are also among the multiple nominees with five nods…

State Says Communities Running Out Of Water

Posted On January 29, 2014

(Sacramento, CA) -- State officials in California say the drought is so severe that nearly 20 communities could run out of water within two to four months. Dave Mazzera with the state Department of Public Health says as the drought continues, there will be more communities that will likely be added to the list of…

U.S. Sending 230 Athletes To Winter Games

Posted On January 28, 2014

(Colorado Springs, CO) -- The U.S. is sending the largest athlete delegation in the history of the Winter Olympics to Russia. The United States will be represented by 230 athletes at the Sochi Games. The team is comprised of 125 men and 105 women. They will compete in 15 disciplines across seven sports. A total…