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Blizzard conditions were the latest subset of extreme weather to hit Sunday after a string of severe storms left at least 43 lives lost across seven states over the previous four days. Heavy snow fell across New Mexico, west Texas and the Oklahoma Panhandle, even as residents of the Dallas area began to assess the damage from Saturday’s string of at least nine tornadoes that swept through the region, taking at least 11 lives. Local officials estimated as many as 1,500 homes were damaged or destroyed. Vehicles were mangled, power lines fell and trees were toppled. Heavy rain, wind and falling temperatures hampered cleanup efforts yesterday afternoon.
Companies rarely advocate for the destruction of their products, but given that some of Amazon’s hoverboards are spontaneously combusting (and destroying themselves), all bets are off. Now, after already pulling the product from both United States and United Kingdom sites earlier this week, Amazon is telling customers to throw away unsafe hoverboards. “We regret the inconvenience this may cause you but trust you will understand that your safety and satisfaction is our highest priority,” Amazon wrote in an email to customers. Those with boards featuring “non-compliant U.K. plugs” should proceed immediately to a certified recycling center, and will be refunded for their purchase within three days.
Mark Zuckerberg Is Not Giving Away Millions Of Dollars Because You Copy A Status — Another Facebook Hoax Goes Wild. The post claims that Zuckerberg is giving out $4.5 million to 1,000 Facebook users as long as they copy and past a status on their profile. Sometimes, the status will say it’s going to the “first 1,000 users,” that post is as reported by NBC Bay Area. Other times, it says that as long as you post the status by midnight, then you’re in the running for the money.
The Auburn Police Department is searching for the person who stole one of their patrol cars from the police parking lot.
The St. Louis Rams beat the Seahawks yesterday 23-17. It’s the first time since 2004 the Rams have won in Seattle. The Seahawks will have to wait until next week to find out what their playoff seed will be.