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Good morning, it’s Monday, 15 January 2018 and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift .
Welcome to 2018.
The NFL playoffs continued yesterday. In an unexpected shootout in Pittsburgh, the Jacksonville Jaguars beat the Steelers 45-42 and in the late game, the Minnesota Vikings beat the New Orleans Saints 29-24, with a last second, 61 yard touchdown pass that’s being called the “miracle in Minnesota”. Next weekend: two playoff games to determine the teams that will go to the Superbowl, with the Vikings playing the Eagles for one spot and the Patriots playing the Jaguars for the other spot. Also in sports: The Australian Open is in progress now. Venus Williams lost in straight sets and is out; Serena Williams withdrew; Novak Djokovic is returning to competition for the first time since mid 2017.
The repercussions of the false Hawaii ballistic missile alert are going to be ongoing for quite some time. Obviously, the current warning system is not fail-safe and the possible consequences of such a false broadcasted alert could include actually starting a war between the U.S. and North Korea. Sobering. Better tighten up.
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Dan Gurney, successful as both a race car driver and race car builder (and entrant), has died at the age of 86. Gurney was one of a group of great drivers that came out of California in the fifties and sixties to become world class drivers and champions.
An airplane in Turkey slid off the runway and halfway down a cliff. There were no injuries.
Check out the latest in tech trends with our link to C-Net’s CES 2018 coverage.
Or, get another take on the CES with some curated selections from our friends at Wired magazine.
Today is Martin Luther King Day. Think about how much change he brought to America and the price he paid for working for freedom for all people.
What we’re listening to in the Media Bunker: The First Day compilation on Spotify.
The front pages (and sometimes more) of the world’s great English language newspapers are linked below.
Please check out the CNN “text news” site, which is much faster than their full multi-media site. It’s below at the end of the links.
A new link to the Boston Globe newspaper has been added.
The International Headlines are all at your fingertips, below.
The Times (London
Financial Times (UK)
The Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland)
The Wall Street Journal (European edition)
Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)
New York Times (New York)
The Boston Glove (Boston)
The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)
Daily News Egypt (Cairo)
South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)
The Moscow Times (Moscow)
Le Figaro (Paris)
Bloomberg.com (New York)
The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)
The Japanese Times (Tokyo)
The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)
The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)
Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)
FiveThirtyEight (New York City)
Politico (Washington, DC)
Lawfareblog (Washington, DC)
Wired (San Francisco, CA)
The Weather Channel
CNN News Text Site
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