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Tuesday, November 15

Michael J. Fox Shreds 'Johnny B Goode' in Marty McFly Reprise

Fox showed off his lead guitar skills Saturday night at his A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Cure Parkinson’s benefit gala, playing alongside hard rock legend Joan Jett. [More]

Teen Charged With Raping 5-Year-Old at McDonald's

Authorities in the U.S. have charged a 13-year-old boy with raping a 5-year-old girl at a McDonald's play area. [More]

Pelosi fires back at '60 Minutes' report on 'soft corruption'

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi fired back Sunday at a CBS News' "60 Minutes" report that highlighted several instances of what it suggested could be "soft corruption." [More]

Judge who freed Sandusky tied to Second Mile

The judge who granted bail to former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky has in the past been a volunteer for his Second Mile organization, according to the biography on her former law firm's website. [More]

Airline fined $900,000 for lengthy tarmac delays

The Department of Transportation said Monday it has fined a regional affiliate of American Airlines $900,000 for keeping hundreds of passengers cooped up for hours on planes in Chicago earlier this year, a clear warning to airlines on the eve of the holiday travel season that similar incidents won't be tolerated. [More]

Scientists investigate whether drilling, Oklahoma earthquakes are linked

Scientists were swarming around central Oklahoma last week planting seismometers and digging through records in an effort to answer the question of the moment: Did oil and gas fracking cause last week’s unnervingly strong earthquakes? [More]

Professor refuses to teach if students don't bring snacks

Students in George Parrott's psychology courses have an unusual requirement: they must bring homemade snacks each week to the laboratory section. If there are no snacks, Parrott walks out of his class at California State University at Sacramento, and the students lose that week's instruction. [More]

Cain accuser's former boyfriend says they all met

Sharon Bialek's former boyfriend said Monday the then-couple spent an evening with Herman Cain in the 1990s. That countered the GOP presidential candidate's earlier statements that he never met the woman who has accused him of inappropriate sexual behavior more than a decade ago. [More]

Chelsea Clinton is hired by NBC News

Chelsea Clinton began work at NBC News on Monday, the second daughter of a former president at the network. NBC said it had hired the 31-year-old Clinton to work on projects for "NBC Nightly News" and Brian Williams' newsmagazine, "Rock Center." She will report stories for the feel-good "Making a Difference" series. [More]

Want to lose weight? Shut your mouth

Anita Mills lost 242 pounds by telling no one that she was on a diet. [More]

Taxpayer Dollars Subsidizing Stars

Sen. Tom Coburn releases report detailing how millionaires, including former NBA star Scottie Pippin and singer Jon Bon Jovi, receive some $30B from the government through tax giveaways, loan programs. [More]

Monday, November 14

Massachusetts Law Professor Calls Care Packages for U.S. Troops 'Shameful'

A Massachusetts law professor has created a campus firestorm with an email to colleagues that declares it would be "shameful" to send care packages to U.S. troops "who have gone overseas to kill other human beings." [More]

Lawmakers aim to block million-dollar bonuses at Fannie and Freddie

Lawmakers are trying to block million-dollar bonuses to top executives at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the mortgage-backing firms that required a giant taxpayer bailout. [More]

Dog Bites Ohio Drive-Through Worker Through Window

An Ohio McDonald's worker was bitten by a customer's dog when she tried to hand him his breakfast through the drive-through window. [More]

Florida Boy Scout Leader Reportedly Burned During Flag Ceremony

A Florida Boy Scout master reportedly gave his troop a first-hand safety lesson on Wednesday when he attempted to re-ignite a fire and ended up engulfed in flames. [More]

How your car could testify against you

If you are unfortunate enough to land in court after a serious automobile accident, the star witness against you may not be a human being. It could be your car. [More]

Small Business Owners Fight Back Against Occupy Wall Street

Small business owners, local residents and cops fed up with the “Occupiers” at Zuccotti Park in New York are fighting back, planning a counterprotest and a press conference of their own on Monday to make clear that the crowd has long overstayed its welcome — and that their businesses will not survive if the “occupation” continues. [More]

Why Americans won't do dirty jobs

In the wake of an immigrant exodus, Alabama has jobs. Trouble is, Americans don't want them. [More]

Man accused of peeping at Disney World

Authorities in Florida said a man was arrested for allegedly peeping at a woman in a Walt Disney World restroom. [More]

Museum rejects Saddam's toilet

A Missouri museum receiving the door from Saddam Hussein's prison cell said it is declining to display the Iraqi dictator's toilet. [More]

Porn memorabilia becoming collectible

Experts say pornography memorabilia and erotic art are becoming legitimate collectibles in the United States. [More]

'Glee' sends wrong message on teen sex

Kids having sex on prime time broadcast TV? Must be sweeps month. [More]

Sunday, November 13

Kim K.'s ex-publicist says wedding was staged

Jonathon Jaxson told the New York Post that the reality star "knew weeks before getting married she didn't want to do it," and added "She's never gotten over [ex Reggie Bush]." [More]

California Mayor Snubs Veterans to Attend Occupy Rally

The mayor of Richmond, Calif., is under fire for her decision to skip a Veterans Day memorial to attend an Occupy Rally. [More]

How Paterno can promote healing

Victims of child sexual abuse woke up Thursday morning to television broadcasts of angry and violent Penn State students rioting because football coach Joe Paterno had been fired - effectively immediately. [More]

Ryanair CEO hopes to offer in-flight porn

The chief executive officer of discount European airline Ryanair said he hopes to offer an in-flight application that would allow passengers to watch porn. [More]

Judge in Beating Video Hit With Restraining Order

A Texas family law judge seen beating his older daughter in a video she posted on YouTube has been placed under a temporary restraining order, and his ex-wife's attorney said Friday it effectively prevents him from visiting his younger daughter. [More]

Pa. man, 64, hurt in drive-by pumpkin attack

Police near Pittsburgh are searching for whoever threw a pumpkin from a moving car and hit a 64-year-old man, who may have suffered a concussion in the attack. [More]

Man Sifts Through Landfill to Find Wife's $10G Ring

A Florida man who accidentally threw his wife's $10,000 engagement ring in the trash recovered the custom-made jewel after searching through tons of garbage at his local landfill. [More]

First look inside Japan's crippled nuke plant

Media allowed into Japan's tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant for the first time saw a scene of devastation: twisted trucks, crumbling buildings and piles of rubble. [More]

The 6 pillars of Steve Jobs' design philosophy

Beyond phenomenal products, Steve Jobs helped define what good design meant for the tech age. Here are his most enduring ideals. [More]

Saturday, November 12

California Father, Son Die in Separate Freeway Accidents Within 4 Hours

A teenage boy and his father were killed within four hours of each other in separate freeway collisions along a California interstate, the Los Angeles Times reported. [More]

Sandusky Made $457G From Pennsylvania Charity Despite Child Sex Allegations, Tax Records Show

In 2001, the charity began paying Sandusky an annual "consulting" fee of $57,000, tax documents reviewed by show, despite an attorney who reportedly worked with the charity knowing Sandusky faced child sex abuse allegations. [More]

Cops: Motel trashed over lack of toilet paper

A man caused more than $2,000-worth of damage to two motel rooms in North Carolina after becoming angry at the lack of toilet paper, according to a police incident report. [More]

Pain almost drove George Clooney to suicide

After sustaining a spinal injury during a stunt mishap while filming "Syriana" in 2005, the actor was in such intense pain he thought suicide may be the only way to end it. [More]

Kate Gosselin Gets 'Real' Job

Former reality star Kate Gosselin started her first official day of “real work” at her new job blogging for on Wednesday. [More]

Doggone! Pooch eats pair's $1,000 cash stash

One Florida family had no idea they had helped serve a very expensive meal to their dog — $1,000 in cash. [More]

Landis convicted in France over doping lab hacking

Disgraced American cyclist Floyd Landis was convicted by a French court Thursday for his role in hacking into the computers of the anti-doping lab that caught him cheating at the 2006 Tour de France. [More]

Five teenagers arrested for stealing Halloween candy

Five Virginia teenagers were charged with robbery and assault after they beat up two Halloween trick-or-treaters and stole their candy, Police said. [More]

Woman Kicked Off Plane for Not Turning Off Phone

A woman who refused to turn off her cellphone was taken off an American Eagle flight headed to Dallas from Santa Fe. [More]

Mexican gang sends message by beheading blogger

Gangsters killed and beheaded an Internet blogger in Nuevo Laredo, the fourth slaying in the city involving people associated with social media sites since early September. [More]

Friday, November 11

$100 million verdict in Miami priest sex abuse case

A jury awarded a $100 million verdict to a sex abuse victim Thursday against a retired Miami priest who's already behind bars awaiting a criminal trial on sexual battery charges in what the plaintiff's attorney believes is the just the second verdict against a Catholic priest in the country. [More]

Former Penn State Assistant Coach Reportedly Faces 460 Years in Jail

The former Penn State defensive coordinator at the center of a sex-abuse scandal that claimed the job of the university’s president and head football coach potentially faces 460 years in jail if convicted of all charges. [More]

Two women arrested in satanic sex ritual stabbing

Two women were arrested in Milwaukee this week after a man told police they had bound and stabbed him hundreds of times in a sexual encounter that "got quickly out of hand." [More]

Millionaire allegedly walked nude in hotel

Police in New York said a millionaire spice importer was taken to a psychiatric ward after drunkenly parading nude through an upscale hotel's workout facility. [More]

Kutcher's Penn State tweet angers fans

Ashton Kutcher apparently hasn't been paying attention. And when you have nearly 8 and a half million followers, you need to know what's going on. Kutcher apologized for his shock at Paterno's firing after fans snap back at him. [More]

Kris Regrets 'Wild Sex' Affair

Kim's not the first Kardashian with marriage woes. Her mom, Kris Jenner, told Jay Leno about a "wild sex" affair she had while married to her first husband, Robert Kardashian, calling it the "biggest regret of my life." [More]

Man Fatally Shot at 'Occupy Burlington' Protest

Police responded to City Hall Park on Thursday after reports of a possible shooting at the "Occupy Burlington" encampment. [More]

Tennessee woman indicted in deaths of infant twins

Prosecutors will not seek the death penalty against a Tennessee woman accused of smothering her newborn infants, officials said Thursday. [More]

Had a Perry moment? What causes memory lapses

No matter your political views, you probably couldn’t help but feel a little sorry for Gov. Rick Perry’s memory hiccup during Wednesday night’s CNBC Republican presidential debate. After all, memory lapses happen to the best of us. An expert explains why. [More]

Thursday, November 10

Billy Crystal returning to host the Oscars

Billy Crystal is doing it again. The 63-year-old comedian and veteran Oscar host said Thursday on Twitter that he is hosting the Feb. 26, 2012, Academy Awards "so the young woman in the pharmacy will stop asking my name when I pick up my prescriptions." [More]

Missouri Man Reportedly Left Sick Mother 'Rotting Alive, Fused to Chair'

An elderly Missouri woman was described as "a rotting corpse that was still breathing" after her son left her in a vinyl chair for so long her skin fused to the seat. [More]

School bus driver faces DUI charge after students phoned parents

Police arrested a New Jersey school bus driver for DUI after students called their parents on cell phones to report that she was allegedly swerving and falling asleep behind the wheel. [More]

Study stirs debate over transplants for alcoholics

Some gravely ill alcoholics who need a liver transplant shouldn't have to prove they can stay sober for six months to get one, doctors say in a study that could intensify the debate over whether those who destroy their organs by drinking deserve new ones. [More]

Jackson's deathbed, other items, to be sold

After Michael Jackson's death on June 25, 2009, the gated Los Angeles mansion where the pop star lived with his three children while preparing for his comeback concerts became part media camp, part Jackson tribute ground. [More]

TV van tipped as rally for Paterno gets violent

Police in riot gear have confronted hundreds of Penn State students who took to the streets after the ouster of football coach Joe Paterno. Crowds toppled a television news van and at least one photographer has been pelted with a rock. [More]

Witness saw Herman Cain and accuser together last month

Presidential hopeful Herman Cain said he didn't remember ever knowing Sharon Bialek when she went before TV cameras Monday to accuse him of sexually groping her in 1997, but the two were seen talking last month. [More]

Harvard Faker Jailed for Citing School on Resume

A Delaware man convicted of fraud for faking his way into Harvard was ordered held without bail Wednesday after admitting he violated his probation by citing the university on a job resume. [More]

Wednesday, November 9

Eddie Murphy drops out as Oscars host

Eddie Murphy announced Wednesday he would not host next year's Academy Awards, one day after colleague and show producer Brett Ratner quit over an anti-gay remark he made over the weekend. [More]

Man arrested for battery as threesome goes awry

A Florida man's planned threesome with his wife and another woman ended with him behind bars on felony battery charges after he allegedly punched and swung a TV at his bride. [More]

Burglar caught twice in same night

Florida officials said a burglar was twice caught in the act in the same night and left some blood behind at one of the crime scenes. [More]

Stranger's kindness is repaid by a fellow motorist

One good turn deserves another: A stranger stopped to help Sara Berg change a blown tire. Then, minutes later and a quarter-mile down the road, Berg and her cousin repaid the kindness, using CPR to help save the stranger's life when he went into cardiac arrest. [More]

Holder Regrets But Makes No Apologies For Border Agent's Death

Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday that he has not spoken with the family of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, who was killed in December by a group of assailants using at least two weapons tied to "Operation Fast and Furious," but he "certainly regrets" what happened. [More]

Wife threatened to blow up planes

Authorities in Florida say a woman threatened to blow up planes when police refused to help her with her husband's work schedule. [More]

Ex-warden's wife gets 1-year term in inmate escape

A prosecutor says the wife of a former Oklahoma prison warden convicted of helping an inmate escape has been sentenced to a year in prison. [More]

Maine Teacher Sentenced to 16 Years for Child Porn

A former Maine kindergarten teacher who admits producing child pornography involving four children in his class is going to prison for 16 years. [More]

US weapons 'full of fake Chinese parts'

Thousands of United States' warplanes, ships and missiles contain fake electronic components from China, leaving them open to malfunction, according to a US Senate committee. [More]

Lawyer: Dr. Conrad Murray's 'confident' about appeal

Dr. Conrad Murray, found guilty Monday of causing Michael Jackson's death, begins his new life as an inmate in a section of the Los Angeles County jail where high-profile prisoners are kept, a jail official said. [More]

Jackson doctor faces probation to 4 years

If convicted, Dr. Conrad Murray faces a sentence ranging from probation to four years in prison in the death of Michael Jackson. [More]

Conrad Murray may spend just months in jail

Legal experts said that Dr. Conrad Murray was ultimately likely to benefit from a new California law that deals with chronic overcrowding in the state's jails. [More]

Attempted Call From Phone of Missing Missouri Baby's Mother Brings New Questions in Case

On the night baby Lisa Irwin disappeared, someone attempted to use her mother's cell phone to call a woman whose ex-boyfriend has a reported history of break-ins in the vicinity of the family's Kansas City home, according to police. [More]

Tuesday, November 8

School's Darth Vader purchase questioned

Florida state lawmakers are questioning a university's decision to spend $10,000 on items including statues of Darth Vader and a Stormtrooper. [More]

Playboy: Lohan will appear in mag next month

"Lindsay Lohan will be featured in Playboy's January/February issue, which hits newsstands in late December," Playboy said in a statement. [More]

Cain accuser has checkered financial past

Her motives and personal history under scrutiny, the woman who publicly has accused Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain of groping her inside a parked car in July 1997 says she came forward out of duty. [More]

Deer crashes into taco restaurant

The manager of a Georgia restaurant said a deer shocked diners when it crashed into the eatery through a window. [More]

Boxing Legend Joe Frazier Dies After Cancer Battle

He beat Muhammad Ali in the Fight of the Century, battled him nearly to the death in the Thrilla in Manila. Then Joe Frazier spent the rest of his life trying to fight his way out of Ali's shadow. That was one fight Frazier could never win. [More]

Woman accuses Cain of bold sexual advance

Leaving little to the imagination, a Chicago-area woman on Monday accused Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain of making a crude sexual advance more than a decade ago when she was seeking his help finding a job. [More]

San Francisco, Feds Feud Over 'Train to Nowhere'

Cost of two-mile rail rises from $647 million to $1.6 billion amid claims of poor design, unrealistic goals. [More]

Bieber to take paternity test on baby claim

The singer wants to counter claims that he fathered a baby boy with a young California woman after a brief backstage encounter last year, a source said on Monday. [More]

Angry wife threatens to blow up planes

A woman is accused of calling the port authority police and threatening to blow up planes because she was upset her husband worked nights, according to a report from the Lee County Port Authority Police. [More]

Penn State sex scandal engulfing revered Paterno

Joe Paterno, major college football's oldest, winningest and perhaps most revered coach, was engulfed Monday in a growing furor over the alleged cover-up of a sex abuse scandal at Penn State. [More]

Florida man found dead, covered in bees

A teenage girl in Miami, Fla., discovered her father's body covered in bees Saturday evening. [More]

Jack the cat dies after getting lost at JFK

On Sunday, veterinarians in New York euthanized Jack, the cat who gained worldwide attention and more than 23,000 Facebook fans after being lost for two months, and then found, at JFK International Airport. [More]

For Monday, November 7

Lohan reports to jail, released hours later

Lindsay Lohan turned up a few days early to serve her 30-day jail sentence Sunday evening, and was released after serving less than 5 hours. [More]

Michael Jackson doctor guilty of manslaughter

Michael Jackson's personal doctor was found guilty on Monday of involuntary manslaughter in the singer's death following a six-week trial that captivated Jackson fans around the world. [More]

Company sues cyclist for sidewalk damage

A South Dakota concrete company is suing a woman who allegedly rode her bike on 195 feet of wet sidewalk. [More]

Hunter catches fire, falls off tree stand

An 84-year-old hunter caught his clothes on fire in a deer stand, then died after falling out of the tree, authorities say. [More]

Couple charged in stealing cop car for quickie

A Florida man and woman were charged with grand theft auto late last week, but it's the vehicle and what they intended to use it for that's making headlines. [More]

'Taxed out' NYC smokers are rolling their own

At Island Smokes on New York City's Lower East Side, customers sick of the highest tax on cigarettes in America are fighting back by rolling their own cigarettes out of pipe tobacco. [More]

College Professors Host Classes in Occupy Seattle

University and college instructors are leading free classes and lectures at Occupy Wall Street protests in different cities. [More]

US reconsiders, now says it's not really OK to lie

The Justice Department has gotten the message from journalists, interest groups and government watchdogs and has decided to withdraw its proposal to allow federal agencies to lie to people seeking sensitive documents under the Freedom of Information Act. [More]

Sandwich arrest stirs debate over eating in stores

The highly-publicized story of a pregnant Honolulu mom who was arrested last week with her husband after she ate a sandwich in a Safeway store and forgot to pay, leading to the couple's 2-year-old daughter being taken away by Child Welfare Services, has sparked a national debate on the issue. [More]

Muslim cab drivers save Jewish bagel shop

One of New York City’s oldest Jewish bakeries has been rescued from closure by an unlikely source: a pair of Muslim cab drivers who promise to keep it kosher. [More]

Sunday, November 6

John Lennon's tooth sells for more than $31,000 at auction

The tooth fairy's trash became another man's treasure Saturday when a discolored molar that once belonged to John Lennon was put up for auction. [More]

'Occupy Wall Street' Protester Throws Violent Fit in McDonald's When Denied Free Food

An "Occupy Wall Street" protester threw a violent fit in a McDonald’s after employees refused to give him free food. [More]

N.M. Teacher in Hot Water Over Sex Survey

A New Mexico teacher is on paid leave after administering a sex survey to ninth-grade biology students without parental consent, reports. [More]

Penn St ex-coach, others charged in child sex case

A former defensive coach who was integral for decades to Penn State's football success was accused Saturday of molesting eight boys, and two school administrators were charged with failing to tell police when a witness told them he saw a boy being sexually assaulted in the shower. [More]

Great lines from "60 Minutes" commentator Andy Rooney

Andy Rooney, who died Saturday at the age of 92, had the last word each week on the CBS news magazine "60 Minutes." Here are some of his great lines from those essays, along with a few others, that reveal his talent as a writer and the dry wit that made him famous. [More]

$9M richer, informant unmasks himself at NY trial

The most bankable star witness at the trial of an ex-Soviet officer known as the Merchant of Death was a former drug dealer turned U.S. government-sponsored actor who became one of the highest paid informants in history. [More]

Florida Inmate Turns Himself in After Mistaken Release From Jail

A Florida man sentenced to a year in jail turned himself in to authorities after finding out he had been set free because of a computer glitch. [More]

Air fresheners can trigger allergies, asthma

People with asthma or allergies may want to avoid air fresheners and other chemicals used to spread fragrant scents through their homes, and their doctors should be aware of the hazards. [More]

Saturday, November 5

Pilot Gets Six Months in Prison for Flying Drunk

A United Express pilot convicted of flying a commercial flight while drunk will serve six months in federal prison. [More]

Former '60 Minutes' commentator Andy Rooney dies

CBS says former "60 Minutes" humorist Andy Rooney has died just a month after his final commentary aired. He was 92. [More]

Whoops! Cleaner scrubs away part of artwork

Officials in Germany say a modern-art installation valued at €800,000 ($1.1 million) was seriously damaged after an overzealous cleaning woman scrubbed away a patina intended to look like a dried rain puddle. [More]

Church wants food delivered to pastor's wife —by limo

An email sent out to members of the Crystal Cathedral congregation requesting meals for founder Robert H. Schuller's wife Arvella, asks that meals to be dropped off at the cathedral's Tower of Hope where the Schullers' limo drivers will be waiting to pick them up. [More]

Couple arrested for sex at courthouse

Police in Jacksonville, Fla., said two students were arrested after being caught having sex on a picnic table at a federal courthouse construction site. [More]

Williams takes racial jab at Woods

Steve Williams shocked a crowd of more than 100 people at the annual caddies' award dinner at the WGC-HSBC Championship in Shanghai when he made a derogatory racial remark about his former employer, Tiger Woods. “My aim was to shove it right up that black (expletive),” Williams said, referring to Woods. [More]

'Octomoms' Nadya Suleman and Kate Gosselin in Financial Straits

The celebrity gravy train has stopped short for octomoms Kate Gosselin and Nadia Suleman, both of whom are finding themselves in dire financial straits now that the spotlight has gone dark. [More]

FDA: Moldy applesauce repackaged by school lunch supplier

Snokist Growers of Yakima, Wash., is facing Food and Drug Administration scrutiny for failing to ensure safety of moldy applesauce reprocessed for human consumption. [More]

Ventura, miffed by court, says he's off to Mexico

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura is so upset by the dismissal of his airport security lawsuit that he threatened Friday to apply for dual citizenship so he can spend more time in his beloved Mexico — or run for president of what he labeled "the Fascist States of America." [More]

Fox admits 'X-Factor' lip syncing

Fox admitted to lip syncing on its singing competition "X Factor" after contestant Leroy Bell was heard singing on Thursday's episode before he even held his microphone to his mouth. [More]

Company claims it can zap brown eyes blue

The head of a California medical company says he has developed the technology to turn your pretty brown eyes into deep baby blues. The theory is plausible - but this is risky business, an outside expert says. [More]

Cain accuser complains of sex harassment incidents

A woman who accused Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain of sexual harassment said she was the victim of "very specific" instances of unwanted advances by Cain, her lawyer said on Friday. [More]

When the iPhone's Siri takes the day off

Asked by the blog VentureBeat what she'd been doing during an apparent service outage, Siri, the voice-controlled "assistant" that's the standout feature of the new iPhone 4S, replied in a way that would raise any employer's eyebrows: She just listed the names of a bunch of day spas. [More]

Friday, November 4

Suspect Accused of Taunting Parents With Text Messages After Killing Teen

Hours after coming home to find her 14-year-old daughter on the kitchen floor near the knife that had been used to stab the girl to death, a suburban Chicago woman started receiving taunting text messages from the teen's cell phone. Prosecutors say they were sent by the convicted felon charged Friday in the slaying. [More]

Surprised? EPA issues unpopular news on Fridays

Researchers at the nonpartisan, research group, Resources for the Future, found that the EPA's news of enforcement actions or regulatory changes were issued more often on Fridays and before holidays, when they had the least impact on media coverage or financial markets. [More]

Student Suspended for Breaking 'No-Hugging' Rule

A 14-year-old Florida student who hugged his friend was suspended as a result of his middle school's zero-tolerance no-hugging policy. [More]

Wanted Pa. man arrested wearing 'inmate' costume

A western Pennsylvania man was wearing a jail inmate costume when police arrested him on a weapons charge and allegedly for insulting police who came to arrest his friend on Halloween. [More]

Authorities: Man peed in bank tube

Authorities in Florida said a disgruntled bank customer urinated into a drive-in bank tube and the waste spilled onto the lap of another customer. [More]

Expectant Couple Learns They Are Brother and Sister

An engaged South African couple expecting their first child have found out they are actually brother and sister. [More]

US general booted for Afghan remarks

A top U.S. general in Afghanistan was relieved of duty for "inappropriate public comments" after calling the Afghan government "isolated from reality" and President Karzai "erratic." [More]

U.S. Authorities Seize Painting From Museum, Say Nazis Stole It From Jewish Family

U.S. authorities on Friday seized a nearly 500-year-old Italian painting that has been on display at a Florida museum, saying it was stolen by the Nazis from a Jewish family during World War II and should be returned to the family's heirs. [More]

Feds to look into video of judge lashing daughter

Federal prosecutors agreed Friday to look into a video that shows a Texas judge lashing his teenage daughter with a belt, a day after authorities said too much time had passed to consider state charges. [More]

Thursday, November 3

ACORN Officials Scramble

Officials with the revamped ACORN office in New York - operating as New York Communities for Change - have fired staff, shredded reams of documents and told workers to blame disgruntled ex-employees for leaking information in an effort to explain away a report last week on the group’s involvement in Occupy Wall Street protests. [More]

Man Avoids Jail By Faking Illegal Immigrant Status

A Utah man who claimed to be an illegal immigrant from Mexico to avoid going to prison is now wanted by police after he returned to the United States and acknowledged his true identity to a judge. [More]

83-year-old man charged with prostitution

An 83-year-old Iowa man has been charged with prostitution after police received a complaint that he had offered to perform sex acts on a woman in exchange for repayment of a loan. [More]

Cain camp calls report of third harassment claim 'baseless'

Herman Cain's campaign Wednesday called a report of a third former employee claiming he engaged in inappropriate behavior an example of "baseless allegations." Blames Perry campaign for leak. [More]

Thirty companies paid no U.S. income tax 2008-2010

Thirty large and profitable U.S. corporations paid no income taxes in 2008 through 2010, said a study on Thursday that arrives as Congress faces rising demands for tax reform but seems unable or unwilling to act. [More]

Texas judge confirms video of him beating daughter, says 'I lost my temper'

A Texas judge faces a police investigation and judicial probe after a video showing him beating his then-16-year-old disabled daughter was posted on the Internet. [More]

Corzine, top Obama fundraiser, under FBI investigation

Jon Corzine, now the center of an FBI investigation into the handling of hundreds of millions of dollars invested in his securities firm, was one of the leading Wall Street fundraisers for President Obama’s campaign and suggested to investors that he might take a top administration post if the president were re-elected. [More]

San Francisco Bans Naked Dining Amid Hygiene Fears

Widely seen as the most tolerant and liberal city in the U.S., San Francisco is drawing the line at nude public dining. The city's Board of Supervisors has adopted new rules that ban naked people from eating in restaurants, and forces nudists to place a cover on public chairs and benches before they sit down, the San Francisco Examiner reported. [More]

Police Officers Reportedly Accused of Paying for Sex at Spas

Several local and state police officers are accused of regularly paying for sex with prostitutes at three spas in the Boston area, in an illicit enterprise that was allegedly covered up by authorities. [More]

Playboy Unhappy With Lindsay Lohan Nudes, Wants to Reshoot

If at first you don't succeed? Lindsay Lohan was given a week to complete a nude photo shoot for Playboy magazine before heading off to jail to serve her 30 day sentence for violating her probation. [More]

Wednesday, November 2

Hundreds of People Look to Adopt 'Miracle Dog' Who Survived Alabama Gas Chamber

Hundreds of people from around the country are looking to adopt a young stray dog who cheated death inside an Alabama gas chamber. [More]

Occupy movement accepts modest help from the left

Unions from Boston to Los Angeles have sent members to march in the demonstrations and make donations. In Oakland, unions representing teachers and government workers are encouraging members to take a day off from work to march with protesters Wednesday., a group that has given millions to liberal Democrats, has promoted the demonstrations relentlessly on its Web site and in blast emails. [More]

Scandal-Plagued Official Sues City for $1.5M Salary

Former city manager of Bell, Calif., sues city saying he's still owed salary of $1.5M as he faces fraud charges [More]

Drunk suspect fell though ceiling

Police in Oregon said they arrested a drunk man who allegedly threatened relatives and fell through the ceiling of his family home. [More]

Thousands of Prisoners Could Be Released With Change in Sentencing for Crack-Cocaine

The 1980s-era federal laws punished crack-related crimes much more severely than those involving powdered cocaine — a practice criticized as racially discriminatory because most of those convicted of crack offenses were black. The Fair Sentencing Act passed by Congress in 2010 and signed by President Barack Obama reduced the disparity for future cases. [More]

Bank of America backs down on $5 debit card fee

Bank of America Corp. is scrapping its plan to charge a $5 monthly fee for debit card purchases after outraged customers threatened an exodus. [More]

Woman gets cold cash rather than cold cuts

A butcher shop employee in the German town of Braunschweig inadvertently handed a customer a bag containing more than $2,835 in cold cash rather than the cold cuts she usually gets. [More]

US Priest Facing Child Porn Charges Disappears

A Roman Catholic priest in a Massachusetts diocese facing charges of possessing child pornography and stealing from his parish is unaccounted for and church and civil authorities think he has fled to his native Philippines. [More]

Happiness linked to longer life

Being happy doesn't just improve the quality of your life. According to a new study, it may increase the quantity of your life as well. [More]

'Pregnant Man' done having kids

An Oregon female-to-male transsexual who became known as the "Pregnant Man" said his third child was his last. [More]

Tuesday, November 1

Picture shows ghosts having sex

An Ohio woman said her 4-year-old granddaughter snapped a picture of two ghosts having sexual relations in her living room. [More]

New Bank Fees Drive Customers to Credit Unions

New debit card fees at major banks are prompting many longtime customers to switch to credit unions. [More]

Bra store workers made to reveal sizes

Current and former employees of a Swedish lingerie chain said their union is planning to sue over name tags listing their bust circumference and cup size. [More]

Cafe Owner Says He Was Forced to Cut Staff by Nearly a Fourth Because of 'Occupy' Protests

A total of 21 employees at a Manhattan cafe lost their jobs last week due to the ongoing Occupy Wall Street protests. [More]

Light drinking linked to slight breast cancer risk

Whether sipping beer, wine or whiskey, women who drink just three alcoholic beverages a week face slightly higher chances for developing breast cancer compared with teetotalers, a study of more than 100,000 U.S. nurses found. [More]

MF Global collapses under euro zone bets

Jon Corzine's bid to revive his Wall Street career crashed and burned on Monday when his futures brokerage MF Global Holdings Ltd filed for bankruptcy protection following bad bets on euro zone debt. [More]

Arrest made in flight attendant slaying

Police in Mexico City have arrested a suspect in the slaying of a U.S. Airways flight attendant, the city's attorney general said. [More]

NYC Woman in Medically-Induced Coma After Struck With Falling Shopping Cart

The wealthy Manhattan real-estate agent who was hit by a shopping cart that police say was dropped four stories by two 12-year-olds as she was buying Halloween candy for underprivileged children will "in the best of cases" be in rehabilitation for months, her husband said. [More]

Operating room fires hurt hundreds each year

Simple procedures turn horrifying in a flash when operating room fires occur. Now the FDA has launched a new initiative to prevent surgical fires; for victims, the physical and emotional scars can last a lifetime. [More]

Monday, October 31

Couple arrested, lose custody for 18 hours, over $5 sandwich 'theft'

A pregnant woman and her husband were arrested for allegedly stealing two sandwiches at a supermarket in Honolulu, resulting in their 3-year-old daughter being put into state care for 18 hours, officials said on Saturday. [More]

Accused says tampon toss prank ruined her life

An Australian woman who tossed a wet tampon at a McDonald's worker says the drunken prank has ruined her life. [More]

No ID, no liquor sale to woman, 92

A 92-year-old British woman said she was "taken aback" when a store clerk refused to sell her alcohol because she didn't have her ID card. [More]

Cain says he was 'falsely accused' of harassment

Denying he sexually harassed anyone, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Monday he was falsely accused in the 1990s while he was head of the National Restaurant Association, and he branded revelation of the allegations a "witch hunt." [More]

Obama voters, Muslims need not apply for gun course

A central Texas gun dealer ran radio ads advising "Socialist" liberals, those who voted for President Barack Obama, Arabs and Muslims that they need not apply for his concealed gun license class. [More]

Steve Jobs' sister: 'Death didn't happen to Steve, he achieved it'

The last minutes in the life of Steve Jobs were still filled by the epiphanies and moments of inspiration that fed his inventor's mind, according to an intimate portrait provided by Jobs' sister in a eulogy published Sunday in The New York Times. [More]

File Under 'A Quickie': Kim K to Divorce Kris

Kardashian files for divorce from husband Kris Humphries — just 72 days into their marriage. [More]

Man accused of breaking and entering — for beer

A Chicago man is accused of breaking into two apartments and assaulting two men while searching for beer. [More]

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