Aug 11 2012

Killed In Action

Three US special ops troops, Afghan officals say. NBC News 

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A man wearing an Afghan army uniform shot and killed three American Marines, the U.S. military command said Friday. Afghan officials said the victims were American special operations forces troops.

Reuters reported that an Afghan police commander opened fire on the service members after inviting them to a meeting to discuss security. A U.S. military official confirmed the three deaths and said another service member had been injured during the incident.

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Aug 11 2012

Elevator Don'ts & Airport X-Ray

Don't stand so close to me and other elevator don'ts. TODAY 

 

The office elevator is already kind of an awkward place. Here’s how you can make it more awkward for everyone else:

Talk on your cell phone.

Don’t hold the door for others

Stand too close to everyone else even when the elevator isn’t crowded.

A new survey from CareerBuilder finds that those are the most –- but by no means only –- things that annoy co-workers during the ride up to the office or down to the street.

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Man Falls Asleep on Airport Baggage Belt, Goes Through X-Ray. Good Morning America

A photo that appears to be of a man going through an airport X-ray machine is making the rounds on the Internet.

A Norwegian tourist fell asleep on a baggage belt at Rome's Fiumicino airport and traveled 160 feet before being identified by an X-ray scanner, The Telegraph reported.

The 36-year-old man, whose name has not been released, was due to check in for a flight to Oslo, but found no one on duty at the airline desk. He leapt across the counter and fell asleep on the baggage belt with his bag beside him, the paper reported. The man then traveled for 15 minutes through the secure baggage area before being spotted on an X-ray scanner by airport officials.

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Aug 11 2012

Olympic Stories

Usain Bolt wins Olympics 200 meters title, breaks Twitter record. TODAY

When Usain Bolt won the 200 meters, the Twitter world went nuts — so much so that the Jamaican speedster generated another kind of Olympic record.

"Record alert!" Twitter said in a tweet. "@usainbolt sets a new Olympic Games conversation record with over 80,000 TPM for his 200m victory."

TPM is Twitterspeak for tweets per minute.

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Athletes reveal their post-Olympic pig-out plans NBC News

For four long years, they have resisted the siren call of the greasy hamburger and the enticing whispers of the milkshake. 

Now that their competition in London is done, several U.S. Olympians are done fighting the urge to break their strict diets. Bring on the fries, pizza and steak, and let 100-meter hurdles silver medalist Dawn Harper show the way.

“I want something bad,’’ Harper told TODAY.com. “I will find grease and dip my finger into it.’’

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Nike takes marketing gold with neon-yellow shoes. NBC News

As the Olympics wind down, marketing experts are awarding a gold medal in ambush marketing to Nike, which scored with bold commercials, smart PR moves and its distinctive, ubiquitous neon-yellow Volt shoes.

Nike, which always manages a high Olympic profile despite its non-sponsor status, outwitted big-money Olympic backers such as Visa, McDonald’s and adidas - which reportedly paid $155 million for its official London 2012 sponsorship - with its nervy campaign, according to marketing experts.

“The shoes were one of the first things I noticed during the Games,” said Leslie Smolan, co-founder of Carbone Smolan Agency, a design and branding firm in New York

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Scrunchies May Be Fashion Gold Again Thanks to Olympics. Shine from YAHOO!

As the Summer Olympics have captured hearts and spirits around the world, we are grateful for the inspiration, patriotic pride, and sense of oneness in the world they provide. However, the biggest gift the 2012 games may have given the world is even more significant for many -- the revival of the scrunchie.

Yes, it's true, those adorable, powerful little gymnasts just may have given women around the world the most perfect present -- permission to wear scrunchies again. They sported them during their daring routines, and people took note. On Twitter and in print, fashion followers everywhere are debating if the scrunchie is indeed going to make a mainstream fashion comeback, and more importantly, if it should.

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