(CNN)A 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Alaska early Sunday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The quake's epicenter hit near Cook Inlet, 162 miles southwest of Anchorage. It was about 50 miles deep.
Joshua Veldstra, a professional photographer who lives in Homer, said the earthquake lasted about 30 seconds.
"When it hit, it was just soft at first, and it just kept getting bigger," Veldstra said. "It was one of those moments where you didn't' know if it was going to get worse or if it was going to calm down."
Anchorage police tweeted that there were no reports of major damage or injury following the earthquake.
The USGS reported that there was a low likelihood of casualties and damage, but the agency's"Did You Feel It?" mapshows strong shaking could be felt near Anchorage.
The National Weather Service said there was no tsunami threat from the quake because of how deep it struck.
Two smaller earthquakes -- a 4.0 and a 3.2 -- struck within 30 minutes after the first one.
Shepherdstown, West Virginia, got the most snow, with 40.5 inches, the NWS said.
Animals at the National Zoo in Washington saw just above 22 inches during the storm. Tian Tian, the giant panda, seemed to enjoy it.
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Derrick Rose blows by LeBron James, explodes to the hoop and lays it in
LeBron gets back to block Rose
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Kobe going off on D'Angelo And Randle
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Casspi and Cousin's eyes meeting lead to a mandatory hug
Willie Cauley-Stein hustling on both ends of the court.
Tue January 19, 2016
The Eagles' Glenn Frey dead at 67
ByMelonyce McAfee, CNN
(CNN)Glenn Frey, a founding member of the rock band the Eagles, has died at 67, a publicist for the band has confirmed.
"Glenn fought a courageous battle for the past several weeks but, sadly, succumbed to complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia," reads a post on the band's official website.
Frey had been suffering from intestinal issues, which caused the postponement of the band's inclusion in the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors.
Glenn Frey, a founding member of the Eagles, is dead at the age of 67, a publicist for the band confirmed on Monday, January 18.
Frey and the other original members of the Eagles — Don Henley, Randy Meisner and Bernie Leadon -- came together to form singer Linda Ronstadt's backup band in the early 1970s.
They were all experienced musicians who forged a laid-back, country-tinged sound that the Eagles would eventually make famous.
"We are all in a state of shock, disbelief and profound sorrow," Henley said in a statement Monday. "I'm not sure I believe in fate, but I know that crossing paths with Glenn Lewis Frey in 1970 changed my life forever, and it eventually had an impact on the lives of millions of other people all over the planet.
"It will be very strange going forward in a world without him in it," Henley added. "But, I will be grateful, every day, that he was in my life. Rest in peace, my brother. You did what you set out to do, and then some."
Musicians of all stripes, from Carole King to Huey Lewis to Travis Tritt, posted tributes to Frey on Twitter.
R.I. P. Glenn Frey. Deepest condolences to his family and#Eagles.
Glenn Frey. I’m shocked. A brilliant songwriter and a really good guy. Talented, funny, cynical and sweet. - Huey
"It may be rainin', but there's a rainbow above you." We love you,#GlennFrey.
Throughout the early- to mid-1970s, Frey and the band released hit after hit, leading a renaissance of mellow California singer-songwriters with such artists as Ronstadt and Jackson Browne.
Frey and Henley co-wrote many of the band's biggest songs, including "Best of My Love," "Lyin' Eyes," "One of These Nights" and "Hotel California." Frey also famously helped Browne finish writing the Eagles' first hit, "Take It Easy," contributing the catchy verse, "it's a girl, my Lord, in a flatbed Ford / slowing down to take a look at me."
Frey played guitar and keyboard and took lead vocal duties for the band on tunes like "Take it Easy" and "Tequila Sunrise."
With "Hotel California" in 1976, the band reached the pinnacle of its success, selling16 million copies. They released four number one albums consecutively between 1975 and 1979: "One of These Nights," "Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975," "Hotel California" and "The Long Run."
"Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975," was the first album certified platinum and has sold 29 million copies in the United States, second only to Michael Jackson's "Thriller," according to Rolling Stone.
The Eagles have sold more than 100 million records worldwide and were inducted into theRock and Roll Hall of Famein 1998. But while public reception was warm, the band had a prickly relationship with many critics.
"Another thing that interests me about the Eagles is that I hate them," wrote rock critic Robert Christgau in 1972, when they first hit it big.
The band succumbed to internal squabbles and broke up in 1980. Frey, Henley and other band members were famously contentious.
With his pop sensibilities and gift for melody, Frey was an ideal songwriting counterbalance to Henley's seriousness and penchant for weighty social statements.
"He was like a brother to me," Henley went on to say Monday. "We were family, and like most families, there was some dysfunction. But, the bond we forged 45 years ago was never broken, even during the 14 years that the Eagles were dissolved."
Frey saw solo success with the 1982 release "No Fun Aloud." He hit the top 40 with "The Heat Is On," "You Belong to the City," "True Love," and "Soul Searchin.'"
He also tried his hand at acting with a guest spot on "Miami Vice" and a small role in the 1996 film "Jerry Maguire," among other credits.
The Eagles reunited for 1994's Hell Freezes Over tour, which spawned an MTV special and a live album. They would continue to tour together over the years.
"Words can neither describe our sorrow, nor our love and respect for all that he has given to us, his family, the music community & millions of fans worldwide," the band said on its website Monday.
Very sorry and sad to say it's true. I'll be offline for a while. Love to all.
Doug Baldwin provided one of the few highlights of a frigid, dreary affair in Minnesota. The receiver, who has had a breakout year this year with Russell Wilson, showed off his skills with this twisting, leaping effort on third down.
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The Seattle@Seahawksare on to the next. And that next: the Carolina@Panthers. NFC Divisional Round
Pete Carroll: "A lot of belief...when all looked hopeless"
#Seahawkslocker-room: Tyler Lockett on heady play turning run call into huge catch on Russell Wilson snap recovery
"Ball don't lie.. God is amazing. What's meant to be will be.. Great Team Win!! Go Hawks.. Love you 12s"
Fred Jackson @Fred22Jackson
WOW!! Great win! Thanks for all the support from the #12s Don't think I haven't seen y'all too#BillsMafiaI appreciate all y'all.
How Cold was it?
It's -6 at the stadium with a -25 wind chill. It's officially the coldest game in #Vikingshistory, 3rd coldest in NFL history.
Michael Bennett's reaction to the missed Field Goal
Blair Walsh missed 27 yard field goal
The Vikings season ended with Blair Walsh's stunning miss on a 27-yard field goal that would have given Minnesota a lead in the final minute of its NFC Wild Card game.
Walsh made his first three three field goal attempts — the Vikings only points Sunday — before the miss.
The shank completely shocked NFL fans — and players!
And the Internet reacted ... predictably.
To his credit, Walsh was a complete professional after the game.
Even so, after answering questions he was understandably beside himself.
But his teammates were right there to support him, with one saying "We're not going to abandon him."
Keep your head up, Blair. You scored all the points today and sports suck sometimes.
It's -2 degrees and Pete's out that having fun haha
The Seahawks' biggest play was a fumbled snap Russell Wilson somehow turned into a 35-yard pass
he Seahawks have struggled to create much of anything on offense against the Vikings. Well, they had, but then they busted out this trick play.
OK, not actually a trick play. In reality, it was a giant mess up that somehow worked out. Russell Wilson did great to keep the play alive, Tyler Lockett did great to give him an option. All of that added together equaled a huge gain that set up a touchdown and got the Seahawks right back in the game.
Kam Chancellor used superhuman strength to pry the ball out of Adrian Peterson's hands
Adrian Peterson is one of the best running backs in the league. Kam Chancellor is one of the best safeties in the league. Kam won this round.
After giving up a touchdown to allow the Seahawks back in the game, the Vikings almost immediately gave the ball back to them. More accurately, actually, Chancellor took it back from them.
"I don’t believe in luck, but I don’t know what else to call that." --@DougBaldwinJr!
Doug Baldwin definitely can't feel his hands, yet made this unbelievable one-handed catch
The paralyzing cold in Minnesota has led to Seahawks vs. Vikings being a relatively low-key affair with a distinct lack of big plays. That was until Doug Baldwin had his say. Early in the second half Russell Wilson threw a ball up that could have easily carried to the Vikings for an interception, but Baldwin instead snagged it with one hand like it was nothing.
Seahawks Jon Ryan fumbles snap, faceplants and busts his nose open
This is one of those plays that only happens because of how frigging cold it is in Minnesota. Seahawks punter Jon Ryan fumbled the snap on a routine punt, which could be attributed to him not wearing gloves like the majority of players. From there all he could do was attempt to make something out of nothing, which went poorly as he tried to hurdle a defender.
Not only did the Seahawks turn the ball over in amazing field position, but Ryan was shaken up on the play. He looked hurt as he walked to the sideline and during the next series the team was working on his nose -- trying to stop the bleeding.
The Vikings got a field goal from the ensuing drive and the Seahawks? Well ...
#SeahawksP Jon Ryan is questionable to return with a nose injury.
"There's Always that Guy!"
Bud Grant is 88 years old, and he is a lot tougher than you.
Vikings-Seahawks is being played in sub-zero weather, but Grant walked out in just a short-sleeve polo for the coin toss. Why? Is he crazy? No, he's just awesome.
Doug Baldwin now with 12 TD catches in his last 7 games.
Jason Bonham on Dad John Bonham and Playing With Phil Collins: He's 'One of My Real Heroes'
Jason Bonham performs at The Greek Theatre on May 31, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
Bonham was Collins' drummer during secret rehearsals during August of 2014, when theGenesisfrontman was determining if he was capable of playing shows after dealing with back and neck issues. Collins wound up opting against it, instead having surgery this year so he can hit the road in 2016, but Bonham is still buzzing about the experience nearly 15 months later.
"We got together for three weeks and I had an amazing time," the song of Led Zep's late John Bonham tells Billboard. "It was an honor to be chosen by one of my real heroes. Other than my dad I would say Phil is probably my No. 2 guy to go to. I"ve been a huge fan since Abacab, and then of course his solo stuff. It was like playing in front of my dad -- another moment that felt like you're playing in front of your dad in the weirdest kind of way. You're playing in front of your heroes. My wife just kept telling me, 'Don't keep looking for approval. He's hired you. He knows what you can do. Just give him your best.' I had such a good time with it."
Collins assembled his usual touring band for the sessions, which made Bonham -- who flew in after playing a show withSammy Hagarand The Circle the night before -- the only new musician on deck. "Everybody else was the same guys he's worked with for years, so there was a lot of pressure," Bonham recalls. "I don't read music, so I had to learn everything. You think you know songs, but you don't know them until you actually play them, so I had a lot of learning to do." Collins was able to keep the rehearsals secret until a few weeks ago, when he announced plans to tour again in 2016. "My social media blew up after that," Bonham says. "It was, 'You've been holding out on us. You ARE gonna work wtih Phil Collins!' Even Sammy called me and said, 'Is there something you need to tell me?'"
The truth, however, is that Bonham doesn't know. "I haven't heard anything," he says. "I don't know what's going to happen in the future. I feel great that I had the three weeks just trying different things and got to play with him. To be able to play 'In The Air Tonight' was one of my bucket list things I didn't think I was ever gonna be able to say I did. So if that's all there is, I'm happy."
Either way, Bonham isn't wanting for things to do. He's currently on the road with his Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience show, while 2016 is shaping up to be a big year for The Circle, which also includes formerVan Halenbassist Michael Anthony and Hagar guitarist Vic Johnson. The group, which formed during 2014, released a live album and DVD this year and is currently lining things up for the new year.
"We're gonna go in the studio and probably do some original music and then look to do a lot more (touring) than we've done so far," Bonham says. "This year we were only working a few shows a month, just here there and everywhere. There wasn't a real tour. I know Sammy is talking about going out and doing a real tour, so I'm looking forward to it. They are such great people to play with and be around, just very, very positive. It's a whole different vibe to Led Zeppelin; too many people smile in this band. And I get to be just the drummer, so it's nice to get up there and play. When I do the Led Zeppelin Experience I feel sort of responsible and it's a more nerve-wracking gig. With Sammy and those guys I just get to play drums and have fun."
CB@dshead24was the only defensive player to play every down.
Farewell, @kobebryant! Students draw out "Forever 24" on snow in NE #China's Jilin to salute the great NBA star
Rush’s Neil Peart says he’s retired from music
"There comes a time to... take yourself out of the game"
Over the the summer, Rush embarked on their “R40 Tour”celebrating the 40th anniversary of drummer Neil Peart’s membership in the band. At the time, bandmate Alex Lifeson said it would likely be the band’s final full-scale tour together due to his psoriatic arthritis and Peart’s chronic tendonitis. While Lifeson left the door open for future projects, including smaller tours and soundtrack work, he said the band’s ultimate fate lays in the hands of music’s greatest drummer.
If that’s the case, it appears Rush is no more. In a new interview with Drumhead Magazine (via Jambase), Peart spoke frankly about his coming to terms with retirement. “… Lately Olivia has been introducing me to new friends at school as ‘My dad– He’s a retired drummer.’ True to say–funny to hear. And it does not pain me to realize that, like all athletes, there comes a time to… take yourself out of the game. I would rather set it aside then face the predicament described in our song ‘Losing It’ (‘Sadder still to watch it die, than never to have known it’).”
Aside from aforementioned health issues, Peart previously mentioned his desire to spend more time with family. Following the tragic deaths of his daughter and first wife in the late ’90s, Peart remarried in 2000. He and his wife had a daughter, Olivia, in 2009.
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The Seahawks have won three consecutive games and have the postseason in their sights.
Russell Wilson completely broke a Vikings defender with this spin move
A Minnesota defender had Russell Wilson locked up in the backfield for a sure loss. Moments later, he was belly up on the turf grasping at air.
Here's what it looks like when Russell Wilson happens to you:
This isn't football, this is an AND1 mixtape. This is playground freeze tag. This is so dang filthy.
Vikings defender makes extremely dumb decision to yank Russell Wilson's leg, gets hit with penalty
This wasn't the least bit necessary. This time of year everything is about execution and discipline. Brian Robison of the Vikings showed neither. They already had Russell Wilson wrapped up, but this allowed the drive to continue. What's worse is that the Seahawks scored a touchdown on the drive.
Russell Wilson continued his hot streak. He accounted for one rushing touchdown and three through the air, including when he found Doug Baldwin for a 53-yard score:
(Left) Seahawks and Packers leap for a Hail Mary at the end of the game, Sept. 24, 2012, in Seattle. (Right) Richard Rodgers of the Packers catches a game-winning Hail Mary in Detroit, Dec. 3, 2015.(Photo: Otto Greule Jr and Andrew Weber, Getty Images)
The trailer for the much-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens ran during halftime of Monday Night Football on ESPN, and was also officially released on YouTube this evening. The film comes out December 18.
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The Seahawks led every game this season in the 4th quarter. They’re 2-4.
The offensive line is atrocious, Russell has no time to do anything, not much to say about this one!
Seattle Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham was trying to prevent a scrum from getting out of control in the second quarter of the Seahawks-Panthers game. Instead, he got a penalty, thanks to a dumb NFL rule that's new this season.
Marshawn Lynch ran eight yards and a chippy game started to get a little more chippy when he was brought down, with bodies grabbing at the ball and getting hostile. Graham came into the scrum and pulled Panthers safety Kurt Coleman out of the mix. Coleman was grabbing and possibly punching at Graham's teammate. Graham was trying to protect his teammate and prevent the moment from getting out of control.
But the NFL, in its determination to remove any and all things that might offend the delicate sensibilities of ... someone, made it illegal for players to pull their peers out of a pile like that, making it an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. Graham got flagged and moved the Seahawks back 7 yards as a result.
Coleman didn't get a penalty, though he probably could have. Nobody else got a flag but Graham. The NFL has decided to further remove players' ability to police themselves throughout the course of a game. This is the most NFL thing ever.
The Seahawks led every game this season in the 4th quarter. They’re 2-4.