Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Rob Kardashian weight loss

Rob Kardashian weight loss, The reality star not only debuted his Arthur George by Rob Kardashian sock line at Neiman Marcus in Las Vegas on May 25, but he showed off his impressive weight loss. The 26-year-old is sporting a slimmer body after recently revealing he was trying to drop the pounds he gained during his relationship with Rita Ora.
"I still have to lose like 40 to 50 pounds believe it or not," Kardashian told Us Weekly at the event. "Six months, I should be there."

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Fan slaps Beyonce

Fan slaps Beyonce, Beyonce was too damn bootylicious for one fan in Denmark ... who reached up onto the stage and slapped the singer right on her ass during her concert last night.

Mrs. Carter was performing "Irreplaceable" at the Forum in Copenhagen ... when a dude with front row seats lunged on to the stage and delivered a full 5-fingered smack to Beyonce's left butt cheek.

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O.C. crash kills 5 teens

O.C. crash kills 5 teens, Authorities say five people killed in a fiery Southern California crash that split a car in half were teenagers from the Irvine area.
Sheriff's officials tell the Orange County Register (http://bit.ly/117ODqN) the names of the teens killed in the Newport Beach wreck were expected to be released Tuesday.
Newport Beach police spokeswoman Kathy Lowe says the Infiniti sedan they were in veered off a road Monday evening and hit a tree. The vehicle split in half and caught fire.
Lowe says four people were ejected from the car and died immediately. A fifth was partially ejected and was later declared dead at a hospital.
The cause of the crash wasn't immediately clear.
No other vehicles were involved.

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Man shoots daughters

Man shoots daughters, A California man shot his two adult daughters on Monday, killing one and critically injuring the other before apparently committing suicide while his three young grandchildren were in the home, authorities said.
An 8-year-old girl called to report gunfire before dawn, and deputies arrived to find 63-year-old Anthony Alvarez dead from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the Tulare County Sheriff's Department said in a statement.

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Papa John's racist voicemail

Papa John's racist voicemail, Two Florida Papa John's employees were fired after accidentally leaving a racist voicemail on the machine of a customer who allegedly tipped him poorly.
On May 19, a black Papa John's customer from Sanford, Fla., received a message on his iPhone, allegedly from the man who had just delivered his pizza, The Daily Dot reports. Apparently, the Papa John's employee didn't realize he had "butt-dialed" the customer and proceeded to leave an N-word ridden, racist voicemail complaining about the tip.

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TV Correspondent Killed

TV Correspondent Killed, Lebanon's official news agency says gunmen have fired on a government checkpoint near the Syrian border, killing three Lebanese soldiers.
The state-run National News Agency says gunmen attacked the roadblock near the town of Arsal on Tuesday morning.

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Cartoon Network lawsuit

Cartoon Network lawsuit, A North Dakota advertising agency is suing the creators of a Cartoon Network show, alleging that they copied a state marketing campaign.
H2M, a Fargo-based advertising and marketing agency, filed the lawsuit against Dane Boedigheimer and Spencer Grove in U.S. District Court in North Dakota on Monday. Boedigheimer and Grove are the creators of the animated series "Annoying Orange."

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Bad Teacher to CBS

Bad Teacher to CBS, "Bad Teacher" is coming to TV.
On Wednesday, CBS announced it had ordered the single-camera comedy, based on the Cameron Diaz-starring film, for the 2013-2014 television season.

Ari Graynor stars in the series as "an always inappropriate, fearless and unapologetic former trophy wife who masquerades as a teacher in order to find a new man after her wealthy husband leaves her penniless," per CBS.

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Ghetto tours stopped

Ghetto tours stopped, A company that promised sightseer tours to the Bronx that included a New York City "ghetto" has stopped the bus rides under protest from an outraged neighbourhood.
Real Bronx Tours, which took mostly European tourists from Manhattan to see life in the South Bronx "from a safe distance," issued a statement this week saying it would immediately cease all tours there.
Three times a week, the $45 ride took visitors past food-pantry lines, a housing project and a park a guide described as a pickpocket hangout.
Tourists were told they'd get a look at the Bronx that reflects one of the darkest chapters of the city's history, the 1970s and '80s, when the tour website said "this borough was notorious for drugs, gangs, crime and murders."

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Dead for 40 minutes

Dead for 40 minutes, An Australian man who was clinically dead for 40 minutes has been brought back to life by a brand new resuscitation technique.
Colin Fiedler, 39 from Victoria, was one of three cardiac arrest patients brought back to life after being dead for between 40 and 60 minutes at The Alfred hospital in Melbourne, using two new techniques in the emergency department.
The Alfred is testing a mechanical CPR machine, which performs constant chest compressions, and a portable heart-lung machine -- normally used in theatre -- to keep oxygen and blood flowing to the patient's brain and vital organs.
Fiedler had a heart attack and was clinically dead for 40 minutes before being revived last June.
"I'm so grateful, more than I could ever say," he told the Herald Sun.
So far, seven cardiac arrest patients have been treated with the AutoPulse machine and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.
It allows doctors to diagnose the cause of the cardiac arrest and treat it, but keep blood and oxygen flowing to the vital organs and brain, which reduces the risk of permanent disability.
Fiedler is one of the three patients who were revived and returned home without disability. In the ambulance, paramedics had given him a choice of two hospitals.
"For some reason, I said The Alfred, which is pretty lucky, because they are the only one that has it," he said.
The system is available only at The Alfred, but senior intensive care physician Professor Stephen Bernard said the results from the first two years of the trial were exciting, and he hopes to eventually expand the system across Melbourne.

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Jeff Gordon $30M apartment

Jeff Gordon $30M apartment, Here’s one New York City apartment that’s definitely not the pits.
In fact, listed for sale at $30 million, one thing that’s abundantly clear about this grandly located and luxuriously appointed apartment: Owner Jeff Gordon has done more than fine during his years of NASCAR racing and hanging in the famous pits. With more than $129 million in career earnings, Gordon is NASCAR’s all-time earnings leader. And this apartment puts the lead in high-octane living.
The race car driver who just competed in the 700th race of his career bought the 3-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom residence at the exclusive House section of 15 Central Park West back in 2007, just after marrying his second wife. The couple then turned Apartment 7C — what was essentially a shell — into a palace thanks to what the listing agent called “a painstaking, no-expense-spared renovation (that) has ensured that every detail of this 3,454-square-foot home exudes modern elegance and comfort.”
 If it seems incongruent for a NASCAR star to not only own a prestigious Upper West Side residence but to have had the vision to invest and create such a luxurious ambiance, Gordon has long had a passion for the Big Apple.
“I love that there are certain times that I’ll get recognized, and it’s kind of surprising and fun. But I can walk down the street most of the time and not be recognized, and I enjoy that, too,” Gordon told AM New York three years ago.
Now, however, the 42-year-old father of two has decided that the New York real estate market for high-end properties is hot enough again to try and make a deal. The Gordon’s built a massive custom home in Charlotte, N.C., where the family has lived since 2010 when they aren’t globetrotting with ski trips to Aspen and site-seeing in Belgium.
As for what Jeff Gordon is willing to leave behind in his former adopted hometown, it’s top-of-the-line exquisite, including:
  • Spectacular Central Park and city views
  • Top-of-the-line appointments
  • Entry foyer graced by 6-foot’ Santos Mahogany floors with solid brass in-laid edging
  • Open living/dining room that showcases direct east-facing Central Park views from a wall of oversized windows spanning over 46 feet
  • A flamed absolute black granite sushi bar with a blackened steel countertop, wine fridge and mini bar is cleverly concealed behind American walnut diving fins adorned with patinaed brass inserts
  • Chic eat-in chef’s kitchen, highlighted with plate steel-like Italian ceramic tile flooring, flamed absolute black granite counters and Miele/ Wolf/ Sub-Zero appliances
  • A discreet private home office
  • A large master suite that measures over 740 square feet, with a separate dressing room, 2 walk-in closets and a luxurious ensuite limestone bath with Boffi soaking tub.
And if $30 million still sounds like a lot of cash for the apartment, consider the amenities that come from living in one of New York’s most coveted addresses.
Designed by famed architect and historian Robert A.M. Stern, 15 Central Park West is close to Time Warner Center, Lincoln Center, the Theater District, and some of the world’s best shopping on Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue. The building is fully staffed and pet friendly with a landscaped motor court, garage, 14,000-sq. ft. fitness center with a 75-foot sky-lit lap pool, spa and sauna/steam rooms, screening room for 20 guests, private restaurant and catering, private wine rooms, library, business center, 1,400-sf meeting space, game room, outdoor terrace, and children’s playroom.

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$500 Million Penalty

$500 Million Penalty,  A subsidiary of India's largest pharmaceutical company has agreed to pay a record $500 million in  penalties and fines for selling adulterated drugs and lying to federal regulators in a case that is part of an ongoing crackdown on the quality of generic drugs flowing into the U.S.
Federal prosecutors say the guilty plea by Ranbaxy USA Inc. represents the largest financial penalty against a generic drug company for violations of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, which prohibits the sale of impure drugs.
The deal, announced Monday, concludes a years-long federal investigation into Ranbaxy's manufacturing deficiencies. The Food and Drug Administration in 2008 barred from Ranbaxy from importing more than 30 different drugs made at factories in India and, two years ago, struck a deal that required the company to ensure that data on its products is accurate, undergo extra oversight and review from a third-party and improve its drug making procedures.

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Monday, May 13, 2013

N.J. ocean roller coaster

N.J. ocean roller coaster
N.J. ocean roller coaster,  This time next week, perhaps the most famous symbol of Superstorm Sandy's devastation at the Jersey shore will be gone.
Demolition work is to start Tuesday on the remnants of the Jet Star, the roller coaster that plunged off an amusement pier in Seaside Heights during the Oct. 29 storm.
It should take about four days to remove the ride, said Maria Mastoris, a spokeswoman for Casino Pier.
"We are thrilled about this," she said. "We've been waiting for this for a long time. It shows we're making progress and that we'll be open and ready for the summer."
Images of the coaster in the water have appeared hundreds of times in the media and been used to help sell memorabilia to raise money for storm victims. The coaster is featured on a popular car magnet sold by one of the many charities raising money.
It also continues to draw large crowds to the Seaside Heights boardwalk, which remains under reconstruction.
Casino Pier has hired Weeks Marine, an experienced maritime contractor, to do the work.
"They're planning on taking it apart piece by piece and taking it away, Mastoris said. "They're going to take a crane around and take pieces off."
Works crews will operate around the clock until the last of the coaster has been removed.
In January, a man who lives nearby climbed to the top of the coaster and unfurled an American flag atop it before climbing down and being arrested by police. His municipal court case has yet to come to trial.
The project will start a few hours after Britain's Prince Harry departs from Seaside Heights. He's visiting the Ocean County community on Tuesday as part of a tour of America.

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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Jack Butler dies

Jack Butler dies, Jack Butler, who helped revolutionize the way cornerbacks played in the NFL during his Hall of Fame career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, died Saturday after a lengthy battle with a staph infection. He was 85.
Butler's son John said his father's heart stopped suddenly Saturday morning. The elder Butler had spent the last several months in the hospital dealing with a staph infection that plagued him since his career ended in 1959.
''It had been a long road,'' John Butler said. ''It wasn't completely out of the blue.''
Unlike Butler's professional career.
The Pittsburgh native played wide receiver at St. Bonaventure and was planning on returning to school to get his master's degree when he received a phone call from Steelers business manager Fran Fogarty in the summer of 1951. To be honest, Butler assumed Fogarty had the wrong number.
''I didn't know anything about professional football,'' Butler said.
It didn't matter. Over the next nine years, Butler became one of the NFL's top defensive backs, a 6-foot-1, 200-pound wrecking ball known for his physical play and uncanny knack for getting to the ball. Butler intercepted 52 passes during his career, including a league-high 10 in 1957. He made the Pro Bowl four times and was chosen first-team All-NFL three times before a knee injury in 1959 ended his career.
Butler remained close to the game after his retirement, becoming a prominent scout who worked closely with the Steelers for over 40 years.
During one stretch from 1969-74, Butler's insight helped Pittsburgh draft nine players that would all precede him in the Hall of Fame, including Terry Bradshaw and Joe Greene. The group became the core of a franchise for the better part of a decade, helping Pittsburgh win four Super Bowls in the span of six years.
''He was an excellent person both on and off the field, and he played an integral role in the BLESTO scouting program and our entire draft process before his retirement,'' Steelers chairman Dan Rooney said. ''His family was very close to the entire Rooney family, and he will be missed.''
Butler served as the backbone of a string of mediocre to middling teams in the 1950s and his bruising style became a precursor to the ''Steel Curtain'' defense that has been the team's hallmark for most of the last 40 years.
He was in his prime in 1959 when a collision with Philadelphia Eagles tight end Pete Retzlaff put an end to his playing days. The details of the play remained vivid more than 50 years later.
''He caught the ball and I was coming over to hit him, to tackle him and before I got to him, he tripped or caught his foot or something,'' Butler said in July, 2012. ''As he was going down, his shoulder hit my (left) knee.''
Butler knew the second he looked down at the smashed joint - which appeared to be at a 90-degree angle with the rest of his leg - he needed to think about what he was going to do with the rest of his life.
''It was just sticking out,'' Butler said. ''I knew I was in a lot of trouble.''
There was no such thing as arthroscopic knee surgery back then and given the severity of the injury, Butler's not sure he could have recovered if the injury happened today. He endured 10 surgeries and eventually had both of his knees replaced, procedures that limited his mobility later in life.
Still, he managed to make it to Canton, Ohio last summer to be inducted into the Hall of Fame after being elected by the senior committee. It was an honor Butler had given up on long ago even as a campaign to get him into the Hall built steam. He was second in NFL history in career interceptions when he retired and still ranks 26th all-time, tied with Champ Bailey among others.
More than a dozen members of his family made the two-hour trip to Canton for the ceremony when the weight of Butler's accomplishments finally seemed to set in.
''If you'd asked him five years, 10 years ago, he'd have said it was no big deal,'' John Butler said Saturday. ''But then when it happened, he was like, 'this is a big deal.' When they told him 25,000 players or so had been in the league and you're No. 268, he was like, 'Wow, that's pretty good.' He kind of really figured it out.''
Butler didn't have a secret for his transformation from unknown to Hall of Famer. He knew he loved football. And he knew he could get away with the kind of contact today's defensive backs only dream about.
''You could bump'em and push'em and do things,'' Butler said. ''You could grab onto his jersey so he doesn't get far from you. You could hold on a little bit. Now they're all over you. It's hard to do anything today.''
There was no method exactly to Butler's success. He was smart, sure. And he could tell by a receiver's footwork where he was heading. Yet Butler says most of the credit should go to a work ethic and a little bit of naivety. He didn't know what he was doing when the Steelers signed him to a $4,000 contract in 1951.
''I must've been given some talents,'' he said. ''Whatever talents I had, I worked like hell to improve what I had.''

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ABC shows canceled

ABC shows canceled, In the dead of night, while you were sleeping or paying attention to other less trivial things, ABC and NBC announced the cancellation of Happy Endings and Smash, respectively. Feel free to use this space as a memorial for both shows. 

You know it's a weird upfront season when Community fans are the ones left with nothing to complain about in the end. Fans of Happy Endings and Smash will be disappointed to know their shows didn't get picked up for another year by their respective networks. Both had vocal but small fan bases for two very different reasons. Happy Endings was another ensemble sitcom that had smart writing but struggled to find a large audience. (It was a lot like Community in that way.) On the other hand, people loved Smash because it was a hot mess of television. So if you know any Smash or Happy Endings fans, give them a little love today. Hug them extra tightly. Buy them a milkshake, or something with a little more punch to it, to help them get out of the doldrums of television depression. (There is a slight silver lining for Happy Endings fans: the chance USA picks up the show. They did just cancel Burn Notice. Read into that what you will.)

Other things that got axed by either network include NBC's The New Normal. As our Richard Lawson noted yesterday evening before the news came down, NBC cancelled so many programs that The New Normal was the only freshman sitcom from the 2013 season poised to survive. So much for that! There's no other remarkable news from NBC because the only show still on order is The Voice. But ABC also got rid of these shows: Body of Proof, Red Widow and Malibu Country. Poor Reba McEntire. Where will we go for our weekly dose of Reba now?

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Saturday, May 11, 2013

$45M ATM heist, Eight defendants have been charged in the largest bank heist

$45M ATM heist, Eight defendants have been charged in the largest bank heist of its kind, a $45 million worldwide theft that took just hours using fabricated ATM cards.
Federal prosecutors said the cyber-theft was as intricate as a movie plot.
"This scheme was organized for months and planned down to the minute, reminiscent of the casino heist in 'Ocean's Eleven,'" said Loretta Lynch, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York.
The scheme, which started overseas, was detailed in an indictment unsealed today. Unknown hackers stole data from banks that was then encoded onto plastic cards sent to crews in two dozen countries, according to the Justice Department. The local operatives went from ATM to ATM, withdrawing millions.
Lynch said she saw photos of one defendant in New York.
"Surveillance photos show his backpack getting heavier and heavier as his efforts go on," she said.
According to court records, the hackers targeted a credit card processor that handled prepaid debit card transactions for Rakbank in the United Arab Emirates.
In a separate attack, the hackers, who are unknown to prosecutors, targeted a processor that serviced MasterCard prepaid debit cards issued by the Bank of Muscat in Oman.
In each case, the cards were compromised, withdrawal limits were eliminated and the stolen data was encoded onto plastic cards distributed to local operatives in 27 countries, officials said. In total, more than 4,500 ATM transactions were conducted in approximately 20 countries around the globe.
"Instead of guns and masks, this cyber crime organization used laptops and malware," Lynch said.
The New York cell withdrew $3 million of the total $45 million stolen. In 25 minutes, the defendants and their co-conspirators conducted approximately 750 fraudulent transactions totaling nearly $400,000 at more than 140 different cash machines, according to the Department of Justice.
Seven members of the New York cell have been arrested. The eighth, Alberto Yusi Lajud-Pena, said to be the ringleader, was found murdered last month in the Dominican Republic.
The men have been charged variously with conspiracy to commit access device fraud, money laundering conspiracy and money laundering.
"New technologies and the rapid growth of the Internet have eliminated the traditional borders of financial crimes," said Steven Hughes, special agent in charge of the Secret Service office in New York.
The defendants also invested the stolen funds in portable luxury goods, including expensive watches and cars. Two Rolex watches, a Mercedes SUV, a Porsche Panamera, and hundreds of dollars in cash have at this point been seized by the U.S. government.
If convicted, the defendants face a maximum sentence of 10 years' imprisonment on each of the money laundering charges and 7 1/2 years on the conspiracy to commit access device fraud charge, as well as restitution and as much as $250,000 in fines.
Law enforcement agencies in Japan, Canada, Germany, Romania and 12 other countries were involved in the investigation.
The financial sector as a whole faces thousands of attempted cyber attacks per day -- from "probes" and "pings" to various attempts at disruption, intrusion or fraud, according to Greg Garcia, an advisor to the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center.
However, most of the attacks are stopped. The industry has many sophisticated tools and experts making the efforts more complicated and expensive for the criminals.

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Friday, May 10, 2013

Teacher fired over bikini photo

Teacher fired over bikini photo, [see PICTURE]  She posed in clothing you might see on any beach in America, but this ex-teacher said her bikini photos got her banned for good from her classroom.
A former Martin County High School English teacher in Florida said she lost her job after one of her racy modeling photos came to the attention of the school's principal.
Olivia Sprauer, 26, who models under the name Victoria James, told The Huffington Post she knew she took a risk when she decided to pose for bikini photos beginning in February, but she decides she wanted to chance it.
"Lots of teachers get fired or asked to resign for the same things I did," Sprauer told HuffPost. "I knew I didn't want to come back next year and I knew I wanted to go to grad school so I decided if I made it to the end of the year I would be happy."
Unfortunately for Sprauer, who started teaching in 2011, she didn't quite make it. On April 29, she was called into principal Alfred Fabrizio's office. Sprauer said the principal showed her one of her modeling photos and, after she confirmed the picture was of her, she was asked to resign that day.
"I felt like it would have been nice for my students to finish out the year with me," Sprauer said. "They trusted me and they made me happy so that aspect of it was sad."
The Martin County School District would only confirm that Sprauer, who taught freshmen and juniors, is no longer employed at the school. A spokesperson for the district declined to comment further because it was a "personnel matter."
Sprauer said she did nothing wrong.
"I don't make pornography. I don't open my legs on camera. I take swimsuit glamour style photography," Sprauer said.
Sprauer said she still plans on attending her student's graduation.
"They are happy for me," Sprauer said. "They know I love them."

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Topless Kate photos charges

Topless Kate photos charges, A woman photographer has been placed under formal criminal investigation in connection with pictures taken of the Duchess of Cambridge as she sunbathed in France, it emerged tonight.

Legal sources in Paris said she is Valerie Suau, who admits taking images of Kate in the south of the country in September. She describes her pictures, published in France's La Provence regional newspaper, as 'all decent'.

But she is now facing a criminal trial along with a man believed to be Ernesto Mauri, the publisher of French Closer magazine, which first ran the pictures. Both are being prosecuted under strict privacy legislation.

Kate, 31, and 30-year-old Prince William took legal action against Closer in September, as their lawyer, Aurelien Hamelle, described the Duchess as a 'a young woman, not an object’.

He said the royal couple had suffered a 'grotesque breach of privacy' and felt 'violated' during a 'highly intimate moment during a scene of married life'.

Ms Suau, whose name is pronounced 'sewer', has kept a low profile ever since the case, but police are believed to have arrested her earlier this month.

She took the photos on September 5 as the couple relaxed at Viscount Linley's retreat, Chateau d'Autet, in Provence.

Referring to Princess Diana's death in 1997, Mr Hamelle said it was 'just six days after the 15th anniversary of the cynical and morbid hunt which led to the death of William's mother'.

Mr Hamelle told the court William and Kate could not have known they were being spied on and a photographer would have needed a long lens, even if he or she was on a public road.

Mr Hamelle said that if the original digital images were not handed in, the Mondadori group - which publishes Closer - should be fined £8,000 a day for non-compliance.

The Duke and Duchess also launched criminal proceedings against the then unnamed photographer under France's strict privacy laws.

The French media are protected from having to name their sources - including photographers - but the royal couple are said to have made it a personal crusade to discover who took the images.

Ms Suau has denied being responsible for taking any indecent images. She says she took pictures of Kate in her swimsuit but not topless.

Yet, despite her claims, no other photographer has been identified, nor even been placed in the area at the time.

Delphine Pando, representing the magazine, told a court case in the Paris suburb of Nanterre last year that topless photographs were no longer considered shocking.

She denied that the chateau was inaccessible to public view and claimed the magazine did not hold the rights to the pictures, so it could not be proved that it intended to republish them.

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Vanilla Ice Goes Amish

Vanilla Ice Goes Amish,  The DIY television network is proving a comfortable home for rappers turned renovators.

"Vanilla Ice Goes Amish" will debut on the network this year. Network executive Burton Jablin says the former rap star will live with an Amish community in Ohio to learn how they do construction. Vanilla Ice already has a renovation series on the network that will return for its fourth season this fall.

Reverend Run of Run DMC will have a series next year starring with his wife and three children as they renovate their home.

Keeping with the music theme, DIY will also feature Daryl Hall next year as he renovates a farmhouse in Connecticut.

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Dwayne Johnson emergency

Dwayne Johnson emergency, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson underwent abdominal surgery Monday after sustaining injuries from a wrestling match earlier this month. The "Pain & Gain" movie star suffered a torn abdomen and abductor muscles, he said, when defending his WWE Champion title in an April 7 match against contender John Cena. Cena won the match that took place at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium in front of a crowd of nearly 80,000.

The 40-year-old star announced the news on his Twitter page Sunday:
"Saw my Dr who had to push my intestines back thru the tear in my abdomen. Kinda romantic. Surgery is next week. #BringItOn," he wrote.

Johnson's rep confirmed to E! News that the star had undergone an emergency hernia operation last night that caused him to miss the Los Angeles premiere of his new film. Director Michael Bay also wished him well from the red carpet: "Dwayne's hurt tonight. He was pushing it too hard. [He] needs to grow up and stop wrestling 300-pound men."


Johnson tweeted Tuesday that the surgery had gone smoothly, sharing the below on the social media site:

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Star Wars actor, Richard LeParmentier died

Star Wars actor, Richard LeParmentier has died at aged 66. the circumstances surrounding LeParmentier's death are currently unclear TMZ Reported.

Richard LeParmentier had played in more than 50 movies and TV shows and was best remembered for his role as the arrogant Admiral Motti, commander of Vader's planet destroying Death Star in 1977 film Star Wars: A New Hope.

In the infamous scene, Motti mocks Vader's 'sorcerer's ways' and 'sad devotion to that ancient Jedi religion.'


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Monday, April 1, 2013

Ohio church shooting

Ohio church shooting, Three outbursts of violence in or near churches, including one during worship services, are raising safety concerns for church leaders.

Eddie Contreras, youth pastor at Walnut Park Casa De Mi Gloria Church in Garland, Texas, was speaking to a group of students Friday evening (Sept. 24) when Jose Pablo, a student struggling with family problems, walked into the service.

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Sunday, March 31, 2013

U.S.deploys jets to S. Korea

U.S.deploys  jets to S. Korea, The United States deployed stealth fighter jets to South Korea on Sunday as part of ongoing joint military exercises between the two countries, a senior U.S. defense official said.

The F-22 Raptors were sent to the main U.S. Air Force Base in South Korea amid spiking tensions on the Korean peninsula. The U.S. military command in South Korea said they were deployed to support air drills as part of the annual Foal Eagle training exercises, which are carried out in accordance with the armistice that put an end to armed hostilities in 1953.
North Korea has been ramping up its rhetoric and military show of force in response to the annual joint military exercises, declaring the armistice invalid on March 11, 10 days after Foal Eagle began. It is something Pyongyang has done before during heightened tensions.
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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Simpsons producer dies

Simpsons producer dies,  an award-winning writer and producer of "The Simpsons" and screenwriter of the 2011 blockbuster "Thor" as well as "My Super Ex-Girlfriend" and "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer," Don Payne, died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles, said his friend and former writing partner John Frink. He was 48 and had bone cancer.

Payne was most recently a consulting producer on "The Simpsons," Fox's long-running animated series. Two episodes he wrote are in production and will air in the fall: "Labor Pains" and the Christmas installment, "White Christmas Blues."
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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Judge Judy's son

Judge Judy's son is accused of interfering in a child rape case, in which the suspect is his personal trainer and recently lived with him.

Putnam County District Attorney Adam Levy has recused himself from the investigation of Alexandru Hossu but the local sheriff claims Levy is still involved.

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Topless scene regret; Actress Jessica Brown Findlay regrets going topless

Topless scene regret; Actress Jessica Brown Findlay regrets going topless in 2011 movie Albatross and concedes she was "naive" for agreeing to strip off.

The former Downton Abbey star plays a teenager who has an affair with an older man in the film, and one scene shows her flashing her chest to prove her age.

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Stabbings at Target

Stabbings at Target, 4 people have been stabbed at Target store in Pittsburgh, including a 16-year-old girl who was seriously injured, Authorities said.

Police say a man brandishing a knife ran into the store in Pittsburgh's East Liberty section shortly after 5:30 p.m. Monday and was pursued by two other men. Officers were called to the store shortly after 5:30 p.m. Monday. Police say a suspect was arrested at the scene.

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Rock Band Splits

Rock Band Splits, The band members of My Chemical Romance announced Friday that they were splitting up after more than a decade together, according to their website.

The rock band, comprised of Gerard Way, Ray Toro, Mikey Way and Frank Iero, formed in 2001. They went on to record four studio albums, one of which, The Black Parade, was nominated for a Grammy in 2008.

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Rare giraffe born

Rare giraffe born,  A rare, nearly 6-foot-tall giraffe listed as an endangered subspecies has been born in a Connecticut conservation center.

The Greenwich Time reports (http://bit.ly/ZJI63V ) that Petal, a 6-year-old Rothschild giraffe gave birth on Friday to female calf as a group of other giraffes and staff at the LEO Zoological Conservation Center watched.

Marcella Leone, founder and director of the center, said the young animal is curious, approaching humans early on in its first days of life.

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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Two die skydiving jump

Two die skydiving jump on Saturday , Two skydivers from Iceland, one an instructor and the other a student, Florida media reported.

The two men were part of a group of 22 skydivers who jumped from a plane in Zephyrhills, about 30 miles northeast of Tampa, according to the Tampa Tribune newspaper.

When only 20 of those who jumped returned, authorities launched a search and found the bodies of the two men a few hours later, Florida media said.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger's Mentor Joe Weider Dies

Joe Weider died at the age of 93 , he  passed away Saturday of heart failure  at his home in Los Angeles, according to a news release. The multimillion-dollar publishing empire he built included Muscle and Fitness, Flex, Shape, and Men’s Fitness magazines.

Arnold Schwarzenegger has paid tribute to his mentor and "father figure" Joe Weider, a leading figure in bodybuilding. Weider brought the young Austrian weightlifter to the US early in his career and helped him achieve the American dream as he became an international movie star.

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Jennifer Capriati has been charged after she punched her ex-boyfriend

 Jennifer Capriati has been charged after police said she punched her ex-boyfriend on Valentine's Day while he was working out at a gym.

Palm Beach County court records show Capriati has been issued a summons to appear before a judge April 17 on stalking and battery charges, though she has not been arrested.

North Palm Beach police say Ivan Brannan was working out when the 36-year-old Capriati approached him and yelled at him. Brannan told police that he tried to get away by walking to the men's locker room, but Capriati blocked his path and punched him in the chest.

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Latest news @ New Pepsi bottle

New Pepsi bottle, Pepsi is rolling out a new shape for its 567-gram bottle for the first time in about 17 years. The new bottle has a contoured bottom half that appears easier for holding, and the wraparound label is shorter so that more of the drink is exposed.

The change follows a number of splashy moves in the past year by PepsiCo to improve results for its namesake soda, including a multi-year deal to sponsor the Super Bowl halftime show and a wide-ranging deal with the pop star Beyonce. PepsiCo Inc, based in Purchase, New York, has been working to revitalize the brand after losing market share to Coca-Cola Co in recent years.

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

A double amputee was allegedly humiliated by TSA staff

Double Amputee Humiliated, A double amputee was allegedly humiliated by TSA staff as he attempted to take a flight to San Diego last week.

Marine Cpl. Toran Gaal, who is a double amputee assigned to the Wounded Warrior Battalion at Camp Pendleton, was allegedly asked to get out of his wheelchair and move by a TSA staff member, according to an eye-witness.

Gaal, who lost both his legs to an Improvised Explosive Device in Sangin Province, Afghanistan, and some fellow injured Marines had traveled to the Phoenix area last week for a baseball spring training fundraiser. However, it was upon his return flight that the incident reportedly took place.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Seth MacFarlane has split from Emilia Clarke

Seth MacFarlane has split from Games of Thrones girlfriend Emilia Clarke, according to a new report. Clarke, who is best known for her role as Daenerys Targaryen in the show reportedly split from the 39 year-old Oscar host recently due to filming pressures keeping them apart after just a few months.

The 25 year-old blonde reportedly caught the TV producers eye last September at the HBO Emmy Party.

"They are no longer dating," a source told E!News. "It was really a location challenge. She has been in Europe shooting 'Game of Thrones' and he is based in California, so it was hard to make it work despite the distance. They have remained friends."

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12-year-old boy arrested

12-year-old boy arrested after suspected of making the fake emergency call caused A Minnesota school district locked down several buildings Wednesday, authorities later said was a prank.

The 8 a.m. emergency call prompted a lockdown at the middle school, high school and Central Education Campus buildings in New Prague, 45 miles southwest of Minneapolis. The male caller said he was inside one of the school buildings, Scott County Sheriff Kevin Studnicka said.

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Twinkies sale approved

Twinkies sale approved , A bankruptcy judge on Tuesday to a pair of investment firms, one of which has said it hopes to have the cakes back on shelves by summer.

Hostess Brands Inc. is selling Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Ho Hos and other brands to Apollo Global Management and Metropoulos & Co. for $410 million. Evan Metropoulos, a principal of the latter firm, said in an interview that he wants to have the snack cakes back on shelves by June and that the brands could benefit from new flavors and other product extensions.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Nude beach shut down

Nude beach shut down, Wisconsin authorities announced Tuesday they will shut down one of nation's most popular nude beaches on weekdays after struggling for years to curtail sex and drugs on the sandbar and surrounding woods.

Nudists from around the country have been traveling to the public beach on the Wisconsin River near Mazomanie, about 25 miles northwest of Madison, for decades as word spread that prosecutors in ultra-liberal Dane County wouldn't go after anyone for showing skin. But visitors haven't stopped at just stripping down. They've been slipping off into the woods for trysts and drugs.

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Debris 220 Miles

Tornado Debris 220 Miles, Tornado debris study could lead to better warnings,  Photos and mementoes that were snatched up and blown hundreds of miles by a cluster of Southern tornadoes are giving researchers new insight on how debris is carried by the storms and how it could threaten the public.

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UFC fighter jail, Nick Diaz

 UFC fighter jail, Nick Diaz caused quite a stir during the UFC 158 post-fight press conference following his unanimous decision loss to welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre in Montreal, revealing that he's never paid taxes in his life.
“I just have to invest a little more money (in training),” Diaz said when asked what he would do if he does stay in the UFC instead of retiring as he hinted at. “Now that I have a little bit more money. I've never paid taxes in my life and I'll probably go to jail.

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Monday, March 18, 2013

A $22 minimum wage

A $22 minimum wage would be in place if it had kept up with increased rates in worker productivity, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has claimed, citing a recent study.

Warren made the claim as she made the case for increasing the minimum wage last week during a Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions hearing.

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Iran launches destroyer, The Jamaran-2

Iran launches destroyer, The Jamaran-2 destroyer was launched in the Caspian Sea waters Sunday in the northern port city of Bandar Anzali in Gilan province in the presence of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi and Chief of Staff of Iranˈs Armed Forces Major General Hassan Firouzabadi were also present in the ceremony.

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Lohan Misses Flight

Lohan Misses Flight, 26-year-old troubled actress Lindsay Lohan is scheduled to appear in a Los Angeles court on March 18 for lying to police and probation violations. If the "Mean Girls" star fails to appear, she faces a bench warrant for contempt of court. Apparently, Lohan is trying to find a flight that will get her out of New York to LA . Earlier this month, Lohan was allegedly offered a 90-day house arrest deal, but reportedly she turned it down. Examiner....

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Emma Watson rumors

Emma Watson rumors, A rumor started last week that the hacking group Anonymous had learned that actress Emma Watson, she of the Harry Potter films and darling pixie haircut, will be starring in the movie adaptation of E.L. James's wildly successful BDSM-lite novel 50 Shades of Grey. Members of Anonymous said they hacked into a film company's computers and found documents that list Watson as the choice to play Anastasia  Steele.

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George Clinton divorce

George Clinton divorce, behind P-funk groups Parliament and Funkadelic, has filed from divorce from his wife of 22 years, Stephanie Lynn Clinton.

According to divorce documents filed in a Florida court and obtained by TMZ, Clinton and his wife were married in Toledo, Ohio, in 1990. Over the two decades of their marriage, the two “have experienced long term separation” and said the “marriage is irretriviably broken.”

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Morrissey cancels tour

Morrissey cancels tour, British singer Morrissey has canceled the remainder of his U.S. tour for medical reasons, after suffering a number of ailments in recent months including a bleeding ulcer and double pneumonia, his spokeswoman said. LOS ANGELES (Reuters)

The former front man for the alternative rock band The Smiths has pulled out of the last 22 concerts on his itinerary, starting with one scheduled for Monday in Lawrence, Kansas, his publicist, Lauren Papapietro, said late on Friday.

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LBJ Nixon 'treason'

LBJ Nixon 'treason', After the Watergate scandal taught Richard Nixon the consequences of recording White House conversations none of his successors have dared to do it. But Nixon wasn't the first.

He got the idea from his predecessor Lyndon Johnson, who felt there was an obligation to allow historians to eventually eavesdrop on his presidency.

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Pregnant coach dies

Pregnant coach dies, in bus crash, 30-year-old Kristina Quigley, was on the bus carrying the Penn. Lacrosse team when it crashed into a tree. Quigley was one of two people killed, the other was the bus driver.--Time reported--

According to the report, Quigley was rushed to the hospital via helicopter following the accident which occurred around 9 a.m. on the Penn. Turnpike. She died from her injuries and her unborn baby, who was due in about 3 months, did not make it. Reported Examiner...

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Jepsen Quits Concert - Latest news

Jepsen Quits Concert, "Here's hoping they make the right decision and I'm praying that moves like this will help," the singer says. Carly Rae Jepsen, the pop songstress who stormed the radio airwaves last summer with Call Me Maybe, removed herself from the upcoming Boy Scouts Jamboree because of their stance on banning openly gay members.

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Poker champ arrested

Poker champ arrested,  World Series of Poker champion Greg Raymer was arrested on Wednesday after he attempted to arrange a meeting with a prostitute online, Inquisitr.com reported March 15. Raymer, better known as the "FossilMan," was arrested at a hotel in Wake Forest, N.C. after the prostitute turned out to be an undercover police officer. It was originally reported that the sting involved male prostitutes, but later corrected that the sting was advertising for female prostitutes. Reported Examiner...

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Pope pays hotel bill, on his very first official day on the job

Pope pays hotel bill,  gets his own luggage. It’s not everyday that the Pope, on his very first official day on the job, makes it clear that he plans to be seen as being one with the people.

In an attempt to shift the tone and image from Benedict XVI, Pope Francis’ first day as pontiff was quite, well, different.....examiner.

How different? Well, for starters, the Pope stopped by his own hotel to pay his bill. He then picked up his own luggage, as well.

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Jack Curran dies at 83

Jack Curran dies at 83, Jack Curran, who spent more than a half century at Archbishop Molloy High School and was among the nation's winningest prep coaches in basketball and baseball, has died.

His death was confirmed Thursday by the Queens school. The family has yet to release further information, the school said.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Bindi Irwin at 14, she became famous

Bindi Irwin at 14, she became famous

Bindi Irwin at 14, she became famous for accompanying her "Crocodile Hunter" dad Steve Irwin on dangerous expeditions for his Animal Planet documentary series.

The Australian tot started palling around with her TV host parents at an early age.

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Cops kill teen gunman

Cops kill teen gunman, NYPD shot and killed a 16-year-old gunman after police say he pointed a gun at officers
Teenager was spotted by anti-crime patrol officers in an unmarked police car Officers saw the teenager fidgeting with his waistband as he walked away from the group of men When police approached to speak with the young man, cops say he turned on them and aimed a .357 caliber revolver at them. Reported Source...

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Latest News » 8-year-old handcuffed

Latest News » 8-year-old handcuffed

8-year-old handcuffed

8-year-old handcuffed and jailed,An elementary school student in Alton, Illinois, for two hours after throwing a fit in class, reports say.

Opposing Views notes that police were called in by teachers at Lovejoy Elementary School in Alton, when the child started acting erratically and becoming aggressive.

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A Philadelphia Cop punches a woman

A Philadelphia Cop punches a woman in the face has been caught on video after she appeared to throw water on him during the city’s Puerto Rican Day Parade over the weekend.

Video of the incident dated Sept. 30, 2012 was uploaded by YouTube user Gisela Valentin on Sunday. The clip shows the unnamed woman tossing water in the air in the direction of a group of police officers. A second person also throws water in their direction.....rawstory.

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Friday, March 1, 2013

DJ Ajax dies

DJ Ajax dies, "It's believed the man ran in front of the north-bound truck on College Crescent shortly before 1am. He died at the scene," a Victoria Police spokeswoman said.
Ajax was one of the founding members of the Bang Gang crew, and has been voted among Australia's top five DJs in the inthemix 50 poll each year since 2005.......smh.com.au

He took out the number one spot in both 2006 and 2007.

In 2008 he launched his own record label, Sweat It Out, and regularly played the main stage at many of Australia's biggest music festivals, including Big Day Out and Parklife.

Duncan MacLennan, who was signed to Ajax's label Sweat It Out for two years, said the DJ pioneered electro music in Australia.

"Jaxxy was the spark that flipped Australian dance music on its head in the mid noughties," he said.
"The Bang Gang crew... attained a cult status previously unseen by a group of DJs."

MacLennan produced the song We No Speak Americano with Yolanda Be Cool on Ajax’s label and it has since notched up nearly 9 million YouTube views.

"We sent Ajax our first rough," MacLennan said. "He called us straight back - lads, this is going to be big. We didn't think so until he had said it, but we believed him. History will show just how accurate his finger on the pulse was. He was a music visionary, an unstoppable energy whose time was cut short. We will all be at a loss."

Sweat it Out released a statement paying tribute to Ajax, who was described as a "great friend" of dance music.
"We are devastated and heartbroken to have lost Adrian and our thoughts are with his family and many, many friends who share our grief at this time," the statement said.

The label said Ajax was instrumental in shaping the landscape of Australian dance music.
"He was a hugely talented individual and was highly respected by the local and international dance music community as a pioneer and innovator," the statement said.

"Adrian touched so many people and it is impossible to sum up his legacy in words. "We could talk about his countless successes and accolades in the many roles he played throughout his career.

"Instead we remember Adrian as person who was loved by everyone, a person who was regularly described as the 'nicest guy in dance music' or the 'reason I got into dance music', a person who made time for every single fan in every club he ever played, a person [who] gave his unconditional support and encouragement to artists on his label and a person who was smart, funny and extremely generous."

Tributes are pouring in for him on social media. "RIP to Ajax, my thoughts are with all the Australian homies, I can't believe this. Such a warm and generous dude, a real leader," tweeted US DJ A-Trak.
"If you're a DJ and you ever toured Australia chances are you knew Ajax, he was like the ambassador. Much love to the Banggang homies."

Australian indie rock band Children Collide wrote: "DJ AJAX was one of the best guys I ever knew. He was respected and loved in all corners of the music world and will be forever missed. RIP buddy. Jx"
Sydney nightclub Chinese Laundry, where Thomas regularly performed as a DJ, wrote on Facebook that the news was "absolutely heart breaking".

"Ajax was resident at Chinese Laundry for over 7 years and was a great friend to everyone here & an amazing DJ that was always a crowd favourite," it wrote.
"You will be sorely missed by everyone who knew you and everyone at Chinese Laundry.
"RIP Buddy."
Another Bang Gang crew DJ, James Wirth, was already mourning the loss of his business partner, James Miller, the Sydney publican who was found dead at his Elizabeth Bay flat in January.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Facebook says it was hacked

  Facebook says it was hacked :
Facebook said on Friday it had been the target of an unidentified hacker group, but it found no evidence that user data was compromised.

"Last month, Facebook security discovered that our systems had been targeted in a sophisticated attack," the company said in a blog post posted on Friday afternoon, just before the three-day Presidents Day weekend. "The attack occurred when a handful of employees visited a mobile developer website that was compromised."

The social network, which says it has more than one billion active users worldwide, also said: "Facebook was not alone in this attack. It is clear that others were attacked and infiltrated recently as well."

Facebook declined to comment on the motive or origin of the attack.

A security expert at another company with knowledge of the matter said he was told the Facebook attack appeared to have originated in China.

The FBI declined to comment, while the Department of Homeland Security did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

Facebook's announcement follows recent cyber attacks on other prominent websites. Twitter, the microblogging social network, said earlier this month it had been hacked and that about 250,000 user accounts were potentially compromised, with attackers gaining access to information, including user names and email addresses.

Newspaper websites, including those of The New York Times (NYT.N), The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal, have also been infiltrated. Those attacks were attributed by the news organizations to Chinese hackers targeting coverage of China.

While Facebook said no user data was compromised, the incident could raise consumer concerns about privacy and the vulnerability of personal information stored within the social network.

Facebook has made several privacy missteps over the years because of the way it handled user data and it settled a privacy investigation with federal regulators in 2011.

Facebook said it spotted a suspicious file and traced it back to an employee's laptop. After conducting a forensic examination of the laptop, Facebook said it identified a malicious file, then searched company-wide and identified "several other compromised employee laptops."

Another person briefed on the matter said the first Facebook employee had been infected via a website where coding strategies were discussed.

The company also said it identified a previously unseen attempt to bypass its built-in cyberdefenses and that new protections were added on February 1.

Because the attack used a third-party website, it might have been an early-stage attempt to penetrate as many companies as possible.

If they followed established patterns, the attackers would learn about the people and computer networks at all the infected companies. They could then use that data in more targeted attacks to steal source code and other intellectual property.

In its statement, Facebook said the attack was launched using a "zero-day," or previously unknown flaw in its software that exploited its Java built-in protections.

"Zero-day" attacks are rarely discovered and even more rarely disclosed. They are costly to launch and often suggest government sponsorship.

In January 2010, Google reported it had been penetrated via a "zero-day" flaw in an older version of the Internet Explorer Web browser. The attackers were seeking source code and were also interested in Chinese dissidents, and Google reduced its operations in the country as a result.

Attention to cybersecurity has ratcheted up since then and this week President Barack Obama issued an executive order seeking higher safety standards for critical infrastructure.

Other companies stand to benefit more from comprehensive legislation, which has stalled in Congress. Republicans have opposed additional regulations that would come with mandatory security standards. 

  Facebook says it was hacked

Rapper 2 Chainz Arrested for Marijuana Possession

After his van was pulled over for speeding in Maryland on Thursday, Grammy-nominated rap artist 2 Chainz was arrested for marijuana possession and later released, according to multiple reports.

A white van carrying the artist, whose real name is Tauheed Epps, was pulled over for doing 79 mph in a 55 mph zone, a state police spokesperson told the Baltimore Sun.

Police searched the vehicle after smelling marijuana, finding a grinder with traces of the illegal drug, the newspaper reported.

2 Chainz addressed the incident on Twitter and also posted an Instagram photo of himself and two smiling uniformed officers with the caption, "Locked me up and then Wanted pictures smh."

The van was pulled over while reportedly en route to a University of Maryland Eastern Shores homecoming week concert. A university news release lists 2 Chainz as the headliner along with performers Juicy J and New Impressionz Band.

The police citation for 2 Chainz was for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, reported the Associated Press.

The artist was nominated for three Grammy Awards this year, including best rap album for Based on A T.R.U. Story.

Friday, February 15, 2013

To Save Newborn, Doctors 'Freeze' Baby

When Claire Ives was seven months pregnant with her third child, she used a handheld device to listen to her unborn son's heartbeat. As she turned the machine on, she thought something had malfunctioned.
"I thought I wasn't listening right or something," Ives, a nurse in London, told ABCNews.com. "I didn't believe his [heart] rate could be that fast."
Ives' son had a heart rate of about 300 beats per minute, nearly double the normal 160.
After doctors were alerted to the baby's elevated heart rate, Ives delivered her son, Edward Ives, five weeks early via emergency cesarean at the University College London Hospital.
Edward Ives was born with supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) and was given a five percent chance of survival. SVT is caused by improper electrical impulses in the heart that leads to an irregular rapid heartbeat heart, which then can lead to heart failure or affect internal organs. When the heart beats too quickly, it can't fill up properly and then distribute blood to vital organs correctly.
"I just thought he was going to die," said Ives.
A few hours after Edward was born, his heart started to race again. Doctors attempted to reset his heart rate by shocking his heart and giving him different medications, but when that failed they were left without many options except one they had never tried for SVT: They would lower Edward's body temperature to protect his vital organs and slow his heart rate.
"We'd gone through all the usual maneuvers that usually work in babies, giving drugs … trying to shock the heart, the baby and get [a healthy heart rate back]," said Dr. Nicola Robertson, who works in the neonatal unit at the University College London Hospital.
Over a period of hours the Doctors 'Freeze' Baby body temperature to approximately 91 degrees, which both protected his organs and slowed the electrical circuit in his heart. Unfortunately, over the next day, as Edward was warmed up, his heart began to race again. So the team again cooled his body temperature, three days after they had initially lowered it.
"That was one of the worst nights," recalled Ives. "I asked one of the nurses if he was going to die and she said he might."
Ives was sent out of the room when the doctors again attempted to slow his heart rate down by not only cooling but administering medication. Eventually they came to tell her that his heart rate had slowed, although he would again need to be warmed up to see if his heart rate was stable.
"It was really strange highs and lows because he was doing extremely poorly," said Ives. "But, oh, thank God! It worked."
Doctors then began the slow process of warming Edward, this time going at a slower rate as they carefully raised his temperature only half a degree every 12 hours. This time his heart rate remained stable.
It wasn't until 10 days after giving birth that Claire Ives was able to hold her son. A month later she and her husband, Phillip Ives, were able to bring Edward home to join his two older siblings.
Now a healthy six-month old, Edward has an excellent prognosis and is unlikely to need further hospitalizations for SVT although he is being closely monitored to see if the irregular heartbeat returns.
"It's made me appreciate all the small things about my children," said Claire Ives, who is planning to run a half-marathon to raise awareness about neonatal SVT. "It's the best thing ever to bring him home."

Megyn Kelly pregnant

Megyn Kelly pregnant

Megyn Kelly pregnant: Megyn Kelly is pregnant with her third child, the news anchor announced Thursday morning in a cute Valentine's Day-themed segment on Fox News' "America Live."

"Every Valentine's Day we always struggle to find just the right gift and yet, this year I believe that we found the perfect solution," Kelly said on air. "Happily, Doug and I are expecting another baby.".......latimes.

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

13-year-old ‘not so little newborn ’ photo goes facebook

Kelli Higgins

Newborn 13-year-old- boy who was adopted and wanted photos of himself as a child had his wish come true — after a photo of him posing as a “newborn” has gone viral. His adopted family created “new” newborn photos of Latrell Higgins, who was adopted, along with his sister, at 10 years old.

And while the photos might look a little cliche, that’s exactly what the family was going for, they told the Daily Mail. The goal was to have a little fun and mock the typical “newborn poses.”

In all seriousness, the Higgins family said on Facebook they hope the photo will help raise awareness for adoption of older children.

Apple Inc cuts prices on MacBook Pro laptop $199 [Picture]

13-inch MacBook Pro laptop
(Reuters) - Apple Inc cut the price on the base version of its 13-inch MacBook Pro laptop with "retina" display by $200 as it revamps its top-end laptops, weeks after the company reported a steep decline in Mac sales in the holiday quarter.
Investors have worried that Apple's iPad is cannibalizing its Mac range, but Chief Executive Tim Cook has brushed aside these concerns.
The company sold 4.1 million Macs in the December quarter, down 21 percent from a year earlier.
Apple also missed Wall Street's revenue forecast for the third straight quarter in January after iPhone sales came in below expectations, fanning fears that its dominance of consumer electronics is slipping.
The iPhone maker said on Wednesday the base version of the MacBook Pro with retina display will now be priced at $1,499, and introduced a new 2.6 gigahertz processor, 256 gigabytes flash memory version for $1,699.
Apple also lowered the price of its 13-inch MacBook Air laptop with 256 gigabytes of flash memory to $1,299 from $1,399.
The company upgraded its 15-inch MacBook Pro with a faster 2.4 gigahertz quad-core processor and the top-end 15-inch notebook with a new 2.7 gigahertz quad-core processor and 16GB of memory.
Apple shares were down 0.6 percent at $465 in early trading on the Nasdaq.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Mexican 'Ape woman' buried after 150 years [Picture]

'Ape woman' buried after 150 years
'Ape woman' buried after 150 years- An indigenous Mexican woman on display in the Victorian era Europe was due to a rare genetic disorder that was covered her face in her thick hair in her home state on Tuesday in a ceremony that one of the most famous episodes ends buried at a time when corpses as human treated as a collectible specimen.
With her hairy face and body, protruding jaw and other malformations, Julia Pastrana became known as "monkey woman" after the Pacific coast state of Sinaloa left in 1854 when she was 20, and was hit in the United States of Showman Theodore Lent, according to a Norwegian Commission, which investigated her case.
They sang and danced for paying audience, always a sensation. Also toured Europe and Russia You and Lent married and had a son, but she developed fever to complications from the birth, and died with her baby in 1860 in Moscow. Her remains ended up at the University of Oslo, Norway. After public and private demands on their bodies back, the university sent her remains to the state of Sinaloa, where they were laid to rest.
"Julia Pastrana has come home," said Saul Rubio Ayala, mayor of her home town of Sinaloa de Leyva. "Julia has been reborn among us. Let us never another woman be turned into an object of trade."
After a Roman Catholic Mass at a local church, Pastrana coffin was carried to the city cemetery and buried as a band played traditional music.
"The story is so important," said visual artist Laura Anderson Barbata who fought for Pastrana returned to Sinaloa. "Bringing back here is a way to restore it."
Pastrana repatriation is part of a broader movement among museums and scientific institutions, human remains during the European colonization of Latin America, Africa and Asia gathered back to their countries and send tribal areas.
Hundreds of thousands of relics cultural institutions in the U.S., Europe and Australia left since the repatriation movement began in the late 1980s, when a new generation of anthropologists, archaeologists, curators confrontation with the colonial legacy of their disciplines began, said Tiffany Jenkins, author of "contestation Human Remains in Museum Collections:. The crisis of cultural authority "
"You have been symbolic, in a way; make an apology," said Jenkins.

'Coca-Cola addiction' contributed to mother's death

Coca-Cola addiction death

A mother-of-eight ,Natasha Harris, 31, died in her home after suffering a cardiac arrhythmia, according to the coroner's report ,  likely because of her habit of guzzling up to 10 litres of Coca Cola every day for years and  described by her family as "addiction",
David Crerar, a coroner estimated he drank at least six to 10 liters of Coke everyday and caused
Some of her teeth should be removed after they become putrid, and one of her child will be born without enamel on their teeth.
Christopher Hodgkinson-her husband, estimated Natasha consumed four 2.25 litre bottles of Coke a day. She was said only drink Coke, and to display withdrawal symptoms if she went without.

On February 25, 2010, emergency services were called to their home after Natasha called out for help after difficulty breathing. Ambulance staff was unable to resuscitate her on arrival.
A post-mortem examination showed Natasha had an enlarged liver, and deposits of fat within the liver, which pathologist Dr Dan Mornin attributed to the consumption of "excessive amounts of sugar".
She also appeared to suffer from hypokalemia, or low potassium levels in her blood, which could be related to drinking large quantities of Coke, he said.

Coroner Crerar also calculated that drinking 10 litres of Coke per day would amount to 970mg of caffeine and more than 1kg of sugar every day.
More than 500mg of caffeine per day is considered unhealthy. One litre of Coke contains 97mg of caffeine and 108g of sugar (116% of an adult's recommended daily intake of sugar).

Mornin refers to Natasha's low potassium levels and high caffeine intake as attributing causes for the arrhythmia which killed her.

The symptoms Natasha had complained of in the months before her death - describing nausea, vomiting and a racing heart-beat - were indicative of someone who consumes high doses of caffeine.

"I find that, when all the available evidence in considered, were it not for the consumption of very large quantities of Coke by Natasha Harris, it is unlikely that she would have died when she died and how she died," coroner Crerar said in his report, released today.

"Natasha Harris died of cardiac arrhythmia. On the balance of probabilities it is more likely than not that the drinking of very large quantities of Coke was a substantial factor that contributed to the development of metabolic imbalances, which gave rise to the arrhythmia."

However, Crerar made clear that "Coca Cola cannot be held responsible for the health of consumers who drink unhealthy quantities of the product".

He also criticised Natasha for her not heeding the dietary information contained in labels on bottles of Coke, noting that Natasha and her partner Christopher believed that because there was no health warning on the bottle that it was safe to drink in any quantity.

"Natasha Harris knew, or ought to have known and recognised, the health hazard of her chosen diet and lifestyle," he said in his report.

"The fact she had her teeth extracted several years before her death because of what her family believed was Coke induced tooth decay, and the fact that one or more of her children were born without enamel on their teeth, should have been treated by her, and by her family, as a warning."

He also criticised Natasha's avoidance of consulting a doctor despite being in clear ill-health, adding that blood tests would have identified what was wrong with her.

Recommendation over warnings

Crerar said a copy of his findings will be sent to the Ministry of Health, with a recommendation that it considers bolstering warnings on carbonated beverages to "give sufficient protection to consumers" and ensure potential dangers are "more clearly emphasised".

He also suggested Coca Cola "give consideration" to the amount of caffeine in its drinks, and the introduction of appropriate warnings on its products.

However, Coca Cola has disputed the findings, suggesting other factors which could have been responsible for causing Natasha's low potassium levels and fatty liver, such as undiagnosed diabetes and anaemia. But these were dismissed by Mornin and a second clinical expert brought in to review the findings.

"The expressed view of Dr Mornin remains that a combination of factors, including excessive caffeine intake, persistent vomiting and poor nutrition led to electrolyte disturbance, in particular hypokalemia, which triggered the arrhythmia," said Crerar.

The soft-drinks company has issued a statement to ONE News saying it is "disappointed" by the coroner's decision, saying he acknowledged he could not be certain what caused Natasha's arrhythmia.

"We are disappointed that the coroner has chosen to focus on the combination of Ms Harris' excessive consumption of Coca Cola, together with other health and lifestyle factors, as the probable cause of her death," the company said.

"This is contrary to the evidence that showed the experts could not agree on the most likely cause."
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Sunday, February 10, 2013

3 killed in L.A. helicopter crash while reportedly filming reality TV show

Three people were killed in a helicopter crash while reportedly filming a television show in Acton today.
The crash was at 3:40 a.m. on the Polsa Rosa Movie Ranch, 5726 Soledad Canyon Road, said Los Angeles County Fire dispatcher Robert Diaz.
The aircraft, a Bell 206B Jet Ranger helicopter, was substantially damaged, said Allen Kenitzer of the Federal Aviation Administration.
A movie was reportedly being shot on the ranch, which was closed to reporters. Signs at the gate pointed to a set for a production called “Bongo,” but firefighters could not confirm if that was the production that was underway during the crash.
KCAL-TV reported that a company called “Bongo Productions” was shooting an unnamed reality show there.
The ranch is a movie, TV show and commercial location offered for rent to production companies. It has two airstrips and “miles of roads,” according to its website.
Both the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash, Kenitzer said, with the NTSB serving as the lead investigative agency. “The NTSB investigator usually posts a basic preliminary report on the agency’s website, www.ntsb.gov, within a week or two of an accident," he said.“However, it typically takes NTSB months to come up with a probable cause for accidents."
The crash happened about 35 miles east of the movie location where actor Vic Morrow and two small children were killed in 1982, when simulated artillery fire downed a helicopter hovering over them during the filming of “Twilight Zone: The Movie.”
Criminal charges were filed against director John Landis, but he was acquitted.

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