Jul 31 2012

Pray for India, 620 million witout power

620 million without power in India after 3 power grids fail. USA TODAY 

India's energy crisis cascaded over half the country Tuesday when three of its regional grids collapsed, leaving 620 million people without government-supplied electricity for several hours in, by far, the world's biggest blackout. (Read more)

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Jul 31 2012

#NBCfail

#NBCfail: Network spoils itself again with nighttime promo. USA TODAY 

We're through three full days of the London Olympics and already finding it difficult to keep track of all the #NBCfail moments.

Missy Franklin, 17, won gold in the 100-meter backstroke on Monday, which NBC held for its prime-time tape delay.

Just six minutes before airing the race, NBC ran a promo for The Today Show, which led off: "When you're 17 years old and win your first gold medal, there's nobody you'd rather share it with. We're there when Missy Franklin and her parents reunite…"

Here's video of the promo.

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Jul 26 2012

Saved for Broadway

Dog Saved From Euthanization for Role on Broadway. abc NEWS 

Just hours away from being euthanized, a two-year-old mutt in Houston got her big break when an animal trainer recognized her star quality. Sunny, a terrier mix, was quickly adopted and flown to New York City to try out for the role of “Sandy” in the new Broadway production of Annie.

“Something about her picture appealed to me,” William Berloni, the animal trainer in charge of casting the role  told ABC News.

A world away from her previous hard-knock shelter life, Sunny now lives with Berloni and 22 other showbiz dogs on a 90-acrea estate in central Connecticut.

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