Headlines Du Jour ► Friday, January 3, 2014

What makes a headline good enough for Headlines Du Jour? The biggest criteria is that it has to be interesting to me. I figure it’ll also interest at least one of my readers. Being funny, or absurd doesn’t hurt, either. However, more than anything else it has to be attractive to my robot drones, which do all my headline picking now. Let’s get right to today’s Headlines Du Jour.

RELIGION CORNER:

Mayor declares 2014 the ‘year
of the Bible’ in Texas city

SCIENCE IS COMPLICATED:

Dogs align themselves with Earth’s magnetic field when it comes time to poop

El Nino may be behind melting of Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier

How mysterious orbs could be used to predict earthquakes: Scientists link strange lights to movement in the Earth’s crust

ANOTHER DISPATCH FROM DETROIT, ‘MERKA’S FIRST THROWAWAY CITY:

It’s Official: A Peruvian Man Owns the Crumbling Packard Plant

UAW Trust: Fiat’s $4.35 billion deal for
Chrysler is ‘best possible outcome’ for retirees

Detroit Murders Drop, But City Recorded Same Number as NY

FOX “NEWS” IN THE NEWS:

Young Viewers Avoid Fox
News Like the Plague
as Ratings Drop 30%

Fox Business host Stuart Varney: Ice in Antarctica
proves ‘global cooling’

TODAY IN FLOR-I-DUH:

Florida expected to surpass NY in population,
Sunshine State embodies 21st century America

Miami’s got new city commission leaders

THE “P” IN GOP STANDS FOR PARTY:

Defying GOP Leaders, Rep. Trey Radel Won’t Resign After Rehab

Cocaine Congressman Trey
Radel Draws $1 Million
Super PAC Challenge

Partisan Evolution Gap? Politically Insignificant, GOP Says


TODAY IN OUTER SPACE:

New studies give strong boost to binary-star formation theory

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