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Wednesday, August 17

Abercrombie wants 'Situation' out of its clothes

The clothing company is worried that "Jersey Shore" star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino has been wearing its clothes and hurting its image. So worried, in fact, that they're willing to pay Sorrentino, 29 — plus his "Jersey Shore" castmates — a "substantial" amount of cash just to stop wearing the brand. [More]

Missing in Aruba: Suspect Took Out $1.5 Million Insurance Policy

Gary Giordano, the man who Aruban authorities are holding in connection with the disappearance of Robyn Gardner, took out a $1.5 million life insurance policy on the missing woman a full week before they traveled to the tropical island. [More]

Supervisors Get Promoted Amid Gunrunning Scandal

A top Republican senator slammed the Justice Department for reportedly promoting the supervisors of the failed anti-gunrunning sting operation Fast and Furious, which is under a federal and congressional investigation after weapons linked to program were used in a December attack in Mexico that killed a U.S. border patrol agent. [More]

Mayor's gift to ex-wife? A 20-ton boulder on her lawn

A small-town mayor could face criminal charges after he delivered an unwelcome birthday present to his ex-wife: a 20-ton boulder, topped with a pink ribbon, dumped on her front lawn. He said she always wanted a "big rock," so he gave her one. [More]

Husband of 'Housewives of Beverly Hills' star dies

The estranged husband of a "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" cast member has been found dead in his Los Angeles home, apparently from suicide. The death of 47-year-old Russell Armstrong was caused by hanging and no note has been found, Los Angeles County Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said. [More]

Man asks if girlfriend had abortion, robs clinic

A man robbed a clinic in New Orleans after first inquiring whether his girlfriend had had an abortion, New Orleans police say. [More]

NM kidnapper thwarted by alert neighbor

The pair of 911 calls came in quick succession from a New Mexico mobile home park. On one, a frantic 12-year-old says her little sister is missing. On the other is the wife of the man who would be credited with saving the 6-year-old from every parent's nightmare. [More]

Casey Anthony's Parents to Appear on 'Dr. Phil' Show

The parents of the Florida mother who was acquitted in July of killing her 2-year-old daughter are set to appear on the "Dr. Phil" television show next month. [More]

Ex-High School Football Coach Gets 25 Years in Prison for Molesting Boys

An ex-high school football coach who spent a long career in Mississippi and Alabama was sentenced Tuesday to 25 years in federal prison in a molestation case involving teenage boys. [More]

Ex-NY sportscaster admits child endangerment

A sportscaster-turned-sports medicine doctor admitted Tuesday he inappropriately touched a 14-year-old girl during an encounter in his apartment three years ago. His case will be closed without jail time or probation if he does 20 days of community service. [More]

Men: Be careful what you wish for

A man accused of killing his wife in Kansas had wanted to introduce another woman into their sexual life, leading his wife to begin a lesbian affair that he then blamed for the breakdown of their marriage, the deceased woman's divorce attorney told jurors Tuesday. [More]

Japanese student falls into Niagara Falls

A 19-year-old Japanese student is presumed dead after she lost her balance Sunday and fell into the churning waters of Niagara Falls, police said Tuesday. [More]

Prayer circle saved Sugarland from fair collapse

Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland were about to go on stage at the Indiana State Fair when their stage manager looked at the sky and held them backstage to hold a prayer circle, possibly saving their lives. [More]

Leaked "rape" report sparks new Strauss-Kahn furor

Opposing lawyers disputed the meaning of a medical report that said "rape" caused injuries sustained by the woman who has accused former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault. [More]

Target of Facebook Hit Fatally Shot

Philadelphia man was gunned down hours after a judge upheld felony charges against his ex-girlfriend, who was accused of offering $1,000 on Facebook for someone to kill him. [More]

Dog becomes local celebrity for his math skills

Labrador Retrievers are known for their hunting skills and friendly dispositions, but Beau, a black Lab who lives in Montana, is winning acclaim for his math abilities. [More]

Tuesday, August 16

Cathay Pacific sex scandal leaves ad campaign in its turbulent wake

A sex scandal that recently put Cathay Pacific into a tailspin is now causing more turmoil for the Hong Kong-based airline. The carrier launched an investigation last week after explicit photos, purportedly showing a sex act involving a male and female employee in a plane's cockpit. [More]

Minnesota Boy May Lose $50G for Amazing Hockey Shot Because of Dad's Honesty

An 11-year-old boy who made an incredible long-distance hockey shot into a tiny goal at a charity event may lose his $50,000 prize money because it was actually his twin brother who was registered to participate, ABC News reported Monday. [More]

Driver of Motorized Beer Cooler Charged With Drunk Driving

An Australian man caught driving a motorized cooler box through a beachside resort town appeared in court charged with drunk driving, The Courier Mail reported Monday. [More]

Obama's campaign bus hits the road

President Barack Obama's limo may be dubbed the "Beast" but his new million dollar campaign bus is even more of a monster. [More]

Neighbor confessed to killing Mo. Girl

A southeast Missouri man told authorities he suffocated a 3-year-old neighbor girl he found playing at his backyard swimming pool and then threw her body in a floodway ditch, court documents allege. [More]

U.S. man held in missing woman case to be transferred to Aruban prison

A Maryland man who was arrested in Aruba in connection with the case of a missing American woman is expected to be transferred to a prison Tuesday after a judge ruled there was enough evidence to hold him in custody for 16 more days. [More]

SF protests go on without new wireless shutdowns

Civil libertarian groups have backed away from threats to legally challenge the Bay Area Rapid Transit system's wireless service shutdown last week after the agency refused a repeat amid rush-hour protests that shuttered four San Francisco stations. [More]

President's Chat With Tea Party Activist Gets Heated

Man confronts Obama about reports that Biden, other Dems said Tea Party lawmakers acted like 'terrorists.' [More]

10 popular travel scams around the world

You may have heard of, or fallen victim to, the old "catch my baby while we pick your pockets" scheme. The new class of tourist rip-off makes that look like chump change. [More]

Statue to honor Rangers fan who died

A Texas Rangers fan who fell over a railing while trying to catch a ball will have a place at Rangers Ballpark next season after the team erects a statue in his memory. [More]

Authorities Recover Stolen Rembrandt Worth $250G

It wasn't some bold theft carried out by burglars breaking into a heavily-fortified museum with high-tech alarms to swipe a masterpiece. It was a low-tech caper involving a distraction, an accomplice or two and a small sketch - an 11- by 6-inch drawing. [More]

15 minutes of fitness a day can add 3 years to your life

Doing just 15 minutes of moderate exercise a day may add three years to your life, a large study in Taiwan has found. [More]

Fans flock to Graceland to remember Elvis Presley

Silent mourners with heads bowed and yellow-orange candlelight leading the way paid their respects to Elvis Presley at his grave at Graceland, his longtime Memphis home, to remember the 34th anniversary of his sudden death. [More]

Disabled La. boy, 7, decapitated by dad

A Louisiana man told investigators he decapitated his disabled 7-year-old son because he had grown tired of caring for the boy, who had cerebral palsy and heart problems, needed a feeding tube and used a wheelchair, police said. [More]

Nice guys earn less, study finds

Leo Durocher was right: Nice guys finish last. Or at least they earn less, according to a new study. [More]

Credit card late payments hit 17-year low in 2Q

Credit card users are so focused on keeping their accounts in good standing that they've driven the rate of late payments down to its lowest level in 17 years. [More]

Monday, August 15

Ashton Kutcher's villa on wheels

Size matters in Hollywood and while Ashton Kutcher might not be able to match the $2 million a show paid to Charlie Sheen, the man he’s replaced on hit TV comedy Two And A Half Men, he has more than made up for it with his trailer. [More]

Art thieves nab $250,000 Rembrandt from hotel

Investigators were examining hotel surveillance video on Sunday for clues to the disappearance of a drawing by Rembrandt from a private exhibit near Los Angeles, officials said. [More]

Wrestling coach takes down alleged robber

An alleged would-be robber ended up at the wrong end of a gun when he tried to rob a Florida man who is a wrestling coach, police said. [More]

Missing dog returns home a year after car crash

A Maltese that disappeared more than a year ago after a fatal car crash in New Mexico has been returned to surviving family members. [More]

2 sisters in Ky. fight for Social Security numbers

For more than two decades, a pair of sisters in rural Kentucky have lived without Social Security numbers, doing odd jobs like bartending and making jewelry to earn cash under the table. One of them even posed as their mother to gain employment. [More]

Old text, new wrinkles: Did Butch Cassidy survive?

Did Butch Cassidy, the notorious Old West outlaw who most historians believe perished in a 1908 shootout in Bolivia, actually survive that battle and live to old age, peacefully and anonymously, in Washington state? And did he pen an autobiography detailing his exploits while cleverly casting the book as biography under another name? [More]

Ohio woman wakes up to blimp in yard

A 94-year-old Ohio woman who woke up to discover that a breakaway blimp from a nearby airport had landed in her backyard said she heard a bang during stormy weather but didn't realize what happened until police knocked on her door about seven hours later. [More]

Obama sets sights on rural America to talk jobs

President Barack Obama is headed to Midwestern states critical for his re-election after a summer of discontent over a protracted debt showdown with Republicans and the downgrade in the nation's credit rating. [More]

Obama's Approval at Lowest Ever

As the president campaigns for his re-election, he sees his approval rating sink below 40 percent, according to a newly released Gallup poll. [More]

Google to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion

Google Inc. is buying cell phone maker Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. for $12.5 billion in cash. It's by far Google's biggest acquisition and a sign the online search leader is serious about expanding beyond its core Internet business and setting the agenda in the fast-growing mobile market. [More]

Sunday, August 14

World Trade Center Construction Workers Seen Boozing During Lunch Breaks

Ground Zero hardhats are hitting the hard stuff at lunch - guzzling beers and shots at nearby bars before stumbling back to their dangerous jobs on the hallowed site, the New York Post reported Sunday. [More]

New shoplifting arrest costs NY woman a heart transplant

A thief who was released from a New York jail so she could get a heart transplant is back behind bars — possibly for good — after she was caught shoplifting again. [More]

Man swindled $600K to buy car

Police in Florida said they arrested a 69-year-old man accused of scamming about $600,000 from a 97-year-old woman under his care and bought a Lamborghini. [More]

Wisconsin Police Arrest Three Teens For Killing Pregnant Woman

Police in Milwaukee, Wis., arrested three teenage boys in connection to the killing of a pregnant woman who was gunned down in front of her young son last weekend. [More]

Four dead in stage collapse at Indiana State Fair

Four people were killed and at least 40 people were injured when an outdoor stage collapsed in windy weather at the Indiana State Fair on Saturday, just minutes before country music duo Sugarland was set to perform. [More]

Saturday, August 13

Man accused of peeing on girl kicked off U.S. ski team

An 18-year-old Olympic hopeful accused of urinating on a sleeping 11-year-old girl during a cross-country flight has been kicked off the US Ski Team's development squad. [More]

Man entombed for 27 years in chimney

The narrow, brick chimney of a Louisiana bank became his tomb for 27 years and now Joseph Schexnider will be laid to rest Sunday in a proper grave with a proper farewell by his family. [More]

Sandals found as Aruba cops search for US tourist

Police and firefighters have searched an abandoned phosphate mine in Aruba as investigators seek clues in the disappearance of an American tourist. [More]

Man sues for $31 million after police dog bites his penis

A 25-year-old man sued the Gretna Police Department Tuesday, alleging his civil rights were violated by a police officer who sicced his canine on him without provocation, leading the dog to bite into his groin area and virtually sever his penis. [More]

Woman orders drink, hands clerk fake bomb

A woman ordered a drink at a Connecticut Dunkin' Donuts drive-through window and handed the clerk a package and a note saying it contained a bomb, police said. [More]

Police arrest McDonald's pimple popper

Police in Florida said complaints about a man popping his back pimples outside of a McDonald's resulted in the man's arrest. [More]

NJ sex offender sentenced 3 years for census job

A sex offender who managed to get a job with the U.S. Census Bureau until an astute New Jersey mom recognized him from an online offender registry was sentenced Friday to three years in prison. [More]

Woman sentenced for Pa. bank heist in clown getup

A Pennsylvania woman who donned a clown suit and robbed a bank last summer will spend two to 10 years in prison. [More]

Joy Behar marries beau of 29 years

Multitasker Joy Behar, who voices opinions on "The View" and has her own talk show on HLN, swaps vows with her beau of only 29 years, Steve Janowitz. [More]

Heather Locklear engaged to TV co-star Jack Wagner

Heather Locklear is engaged to fellow "Melrose Place" actor Jack Wagner. [More]

Former NFL Player Corwin Brown Injured After Seven-Hour Standoff at Indiana Home

Former NFL player and coach Corwin Brown was in a fair condition in a hospital Friday after after a seven-hour standoff with police at his Indiana home, the South Bend Tribune reported. [More]

Friday, August 12

Judge Orders Casey Anthony to Serve Probation for Check Fraud in Florida

A Florida judge says Casey Anthony must return to Orlando and serve probation for check fraud. Orange County Chief Judge Belvin Perry Jr. said Anthony has to report no later than noon on August 26. [More]

Appeals court rules against Obama healthcare law

An appeals court ruled on Friday that President Barack Obama's healthcare law requiring Americans to buy healthcare insurance or face a penalty was unconstitutional, a blow to the White House. [More]

Gov't pays for empty flights to rural airports

On some days, the pilots with Great Lakes Airlines fire up a twin-engine Beechcraft 1900 at the Ely, Nev., airport and depart for Las Vegas without a single passenger on board. And the federal government pays them to do it. [More]

Pit bull mauls pregnant woman to death

A pregnant northern California woman was mauled to death by her pet pit bull, which was later shot and killed, reports say. [More]

Ohio Man Dies 2 Months After Winning $5M Lottery

A southern Ohio man who had hoped to use a $5 million lottery prize he won in June to pay for treatment for kidney failure has died. [More]

Police explode briefcase left for literary agent

A writer desperate to get a movie script read suffered the ultimate rejection Thursday when police blew up a briefcase he said contained the screenplay after an agent refused to read it, police said. [More]

Lee Dougherty: 'I deserved to get shot'

Just before she and her two brothers were captured after a manhunt lasting more than a week, Lee Grace Dougherty pointed her machine pistol at a Colorado police chief, but the chief fired his .40-caliber handgun first, wounding her in the right upper thigh, according to an investigator's affidavits released Thursday. [More]

Cop arrested for DUI — while driving to funeral

Authorities say two Colorado police officers took a wild, drunken ride through Wyoming on their way to a funeral in South Dakota. [More]

Man arrested for popping zits at burger joint, police say

A Florida man is arrested for squeezing pimples on his back at a McDonald's restaurant, according to a report. [More]

Woman, 98, now 10th-degree judo black belt

A 98-year-old San Francisco woman who is the last surviving student of the founder of judo has become the first woman to be awarded a 10th-degree black belt. [More]

Corey Feldman: Hollywood pedophilia rampant

In an explosive charge on ABC's special "Underage and Famous," the actor, now 40, discusses what he calls the "big secret."In an explosive charge on ABC's special "Underage and Famous," the actor, now 40, discusses what he calls the "big secret." [More]

Scholars trace Bible's evolution

A dull-looking chart projected on the wall of a university office in Jerusalem displayed a revelation that would startle many readers of the Old Testament: the sacred text that people revered in the past was not the same one we study today. [More]

Obama Administration Closing Recently Opened Datacenters

After quadrupling the number of government datacenters over his first three years, Obama's Administration is reversing course and shutting down 373 U.S. government data centers, one of which is the size of three football fields. [More]

SEC investigating S&P's downgrade of U.S. debt

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has asked rating agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) to disclose which employees knew of its decision to downgrade U.S. debt before it was announced last week, the Financial Times said, citing people familiar with the matter. [More]

Too little, too late

A report by Florida's child welfare agency says Casey Anthony failed to protect her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, which ultimately resulted in the child's death. [More]

Poll: Casey Anthony the most hated in America

Casey Anthony, the Florida mother acquitted in her daughter Caylee's death last month, is the most hated person in America, E-Poll Market Research said. The other celebrities rounding out the Top 10 most hated in America were: O.J. Simpson (85 percent), Jon Gosselin (79 percent), Levi Johnston (75 percent), Jesse James (71 percent), Paris Hilton (69 percent), Heidi Fleiss (69 percent) and Howard Stern (68 percent). [More]

Ex-Inmate Arrested for Sneaking Back Into Prison

An ex-inmate was arrested at California's New Folsom Prison after he was caught sneaking back onto the prison grounds nearly two years after his release. [More]

Military blows up mortar left for judge as a gift

It was the gift that came with a bang. [More]

Thursday, August 11

Pa. judge gets 28 years in 'kids for cash' case

A longtime northeastern Pennsylvania judge has been ordered to spend nearly three decades in prison for his role in a massive juvenile justice bribery scandal that prompted the state's high court to toss thousands of convictions. [More]

Lawyer: 'Jeopardy!' burglary suspect a prostitute, not a thief

The lawyer for a San Francisco woman charged with breaking into the hotel room of "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek says his client is a prostitute, not a thief. [More]

'Barefoot Bandit' inks $1.3 million movie deal

The young Wash. state man dubbed the Barefoot Bandit after a cross-country crime spree brought him folk outlaw status has reportedly signed a movie deal worth up to $1.3 million. [More]

Beauty queen accused of shoplifting a $69 shirt

Lorena Tavera, a former Miss El Paso USA, was confronted and detained by police after she allegedly concealed the shirt in a shopping bag at a mall store. Tavera has denied any wrongdoing. [More]

Man Allegedly Urinates on 11-Year-Old Girl During Flight to New York

Chaos erupted on a JetBlue red-eye flight from Portland, Ore., to New York's John F. Kennedy Airport when a drunk man allegedly urinated on a sleeping 11-year-old girl, the New York Post reports. [More]

Missing Md. woman had loud tattoos but mild side

Robyn Gardner's wild and rowdy tattoos belie the kind, quiet nature of a trusting woman who sought solace in a tropical getaway with a man who is now suspected in her disappearance, a close friend said. [More]

Woman gets niece, 6, to back car out of tight space

Police say a Pennsylvania woman endangered her 6-year-old niece by having the girl back the woman's car out of a tight parking spot, wrecking two other cars in the process. [More]

Facial recognition in use after riots

Facial recognition technology being considered for London's 2012 Games is getting a workout in the wake of Britain's riots, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Thursday, with officers feeding photographs of suspects through Scotland Yard's newly updated face-matching program. [More]

Congressman feuds with Obama over movie project

A movie about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, expected in theaters just weeks before the 2012 presidential election, is already generating a partisan political feud for the Obama administration's cooperation with "The Hurt Locker" director Kathryn Bigelow. [More]

School principal killed by student, 17

The female principal of a small Christian school in Memphis was found dead on Wednesday and a 17-year-old male student was in custody, police said. [More]

'Amazing' Therapy Destroys Leukemia in 3 Patients

Scientists are reporting the first clear success with a new approach for treating leukemia — turning the patients' own blood cells into assassins that hunt and destroy their cancer cells. [More]

Why Apple is now No. 1 company in the world

After holding down the title for 13 minutes yesterday, as the stock market closed Wednesday Apple officially became the most valuable company in the world. [More]

New face of chimpanzee attack victim revealed

The new face of a Connecticut woman who was mauled by a chimpanzee two years ago has been revealed for the first time in photos showing a startling transformation. [More]

Man sentenced for arranging sex for NFL's Taylor

An ex-con was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in prison after a teenage girl recounted how he forced her to have sex with NFL legend Lawrence Taylor last year in a hotel just outside of New York City. [More]

TBS canceling comic George Lopez's talk show

George Lopez, who surrendered his TBS time slot to Conan O'Brien and then saw ratings for "Lopez Tonight" slide, got a cancelation notice Wednesday. Lopez's Thursday show at midnight will be the final one, the cable network said in a statement. [More]

George Soros Sued by Ex-Girlfriend Over New York Apartment Promise

A beautiful Brazilian soap star has the lead role in her own daytime drama, which casts George Soros, the billionaire financier of lefty causes, as a heavy who not only broke her heart, but also reneged on a promise to give her an Upper East Side apartment worth $1.9 million, The New York Post reported Thursday. [More]

Girl put life on line in to save Wash. state boy

As Charles Ostrander flailed in the turbulent waves of the Pacific, it was another 12-year-old who put her life on the line to save him — the first in a series of responders who eventually pulled Ostrander back from the brink of death. [More]

Floating Mannequin Foot Spurs 10-Hour Lake Search

A boy fishing in a northern Illinois lake hooked - and then lost - what he thought was a human foot, but a search determined the appendage had belonged to a mannequin. [More]

Wednesday, August 10

Fugitive Siblings Sought in Armed Robbery Arrested in Colorado

DEVELOPING: Three fugitive siblings accused of crimes in Florida and Georgia were arrested Wednesday following a car crash in southern Colorado. [More]

Girl, 6, allegedly videotaped mom having group sex

Texas authorities have charged a Dallas woman with forcing her 6-year-old daughter to repeatedly videotape her having group sex. [More]

Md. woman missing in Aruba; travel partner held

A U.S. man detained in Aruba denies he had anything to do with the disappearance of a woman vacationing with him. Her boyfriend in Maryland says he just wants her back. [More]

Repairman accused of swallowing ring

Wilfredo Gonzalez, 30, of Chicago allegedly downed the ring to try and hide it from the owners of the house he was working on. Police showed up and took Gonzalez to a local hospital. X-rays of Gonzalez's stomach showed he swallowed the ring, prosecutors said. [More]

Strike kills militants who downed US chopper

An air strike by NATO-led forces in Afghanistan killed Taliban fighters, including a local leader, who were responsible for a weekend helicopter crash that killed 38 troops, the worst single incident in 10 years of war. [More]

He saved six soldiers’ lives — with a child’s toy

To help his brother, Staff Sgt. Chris Fessenden, safely detect explosive devices, Ernie Fessenden sent him a remote-control model truck. Two weeks ago, it triggered a 500-pound bomb that could have killed six soldiers in Afghanistan. [More]

Pastor tased, woman stabbed after church service

The Mobile County, Ala., Sheriff's Office is investigating a bizarre case out of St. Elmo after a church pastor was tased, and a woman was stabbed during a fight after the minister of music was fired. [More]

3 arrested in fake bomb found at Phoenix airport

Three African refugees were arrested after what police described as a fake bomb was found in one of their carry-on bags during security screening at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, police said Tuesday. [More]

Bieber a Big Hollywood Brat?

Teen sensation Justin Bieber has built his empire on being a squeaky clean pop prince with a baby face and vocal talents that routinely bring millions of screaming girls to their knees – but behind the lights and cameras many are accusing him of being Hollywood’s biggest brat. [More]

School bus driver fired after helping cops

A New York state school bus driver said he was fired for giving a ride to a pair of police officers whose car had flooded during a hailstorm. [More]

Boy or girl? A simple test raises ethical concerns

Boy or girl? A simple blood test in mothers-to-be can answer that question with surprising accuracy at about seven weeks, a research analysis has found. [More]

Man who ejaculated in water bottle must pay $27Gs

A judge ordered a California man - convicted for ejaculating into a co-worker's water bottles -- to pay more than $27,000 to his victim. [More]

Arizona family in victim mix-up case files suit

A suburban Phoenix family has filed a lawsuit against the state of Arizona following an identity mix-up that led them to believe their daughter had died in car crash when she was actually alive. [More]

Ohio woman falls into recycling bin, dies inside

A woman who died after falling face-first into a recycling bin and wasn't noticed until her husband came from work had gotten stuck in a position in which she couldn't breathe, a coroner said. [More]

Pennsylvania Woman Let Niece, 6, Drive Out of Tight Parking Spot

Police say a western Pennsylvania woman endangered her 6-year-old niece by having the girl back the woman's car out of a tight parking spot, wrecking two other parked cars in the process. [More]

Woman who fought for garden plans moves out

A Michigan woman who battled city officials to win the right to keep her front yard vegetable garden said she and her family are moving to Seattle. [More]

Tuesday, August 9

Man accidentally shoots self in penis

Police in Arizona are urging residents to practice handgun safety after a man shot himself in the penis while putting a gun in the waistband of his pants. [More]

Mystery woman in iconic Elvis photo identified

A U.S. magazine has identified the mystery woman seen kissing singer Elvis Presley in a backstage theater stairwell in an iconic 1956 photograph. Barbara Gray, now 75 and living in Charleston, S.C., told Vanity Fair magazine that she didn't reveal her identity for the money or fame. "I just wanted to get my name on the damn picture," she said. [More]

Police: 101-year-old man thrown to ground, robbed

Police say a 101-year-old man was attacked and robbed moments after he stepped off a church bus in Georgia. [More]

Maid sues Strauss-Kahn over NYC hotel encounter

A hotel maid who accuses ex-International Monetary Fund boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault sued him Monday over what she calls a "violent and sadistic" attack in an upscale suite that left her life "in shambles." [More]

Woman mistakenly reported murdered

A Washington state woman who was incorrectly reported to be a murder victim said she is "not ready to be buried." [More]

Md. mom who killed son agonized over school costs

Ben Barnhard finally had reason to be optimistic this summer: The 13-year-old shed more than 100 pounds at a rigorous weight-loss academy, a proud achievement for a boy who had endured classmates' taunts about his obesity and who had sought solace in the quiet of his bedroom, with his pet black cat and the intricate origami designs he created. [More]

Teen showed cash after parents' bludgeoning

A teenager accused of killing his parents with a hammer showed his friends thousands of dollars in cash before playing upbeat host during a party at their Florida home, according to police documents released Monday. [More]

May be tough timing for Anthony in interview

Casey Anthony, acquitted for murdering her daughter Caylee, will likely face a choice when she decides to grant an interview: Should she take the best chance for rehabilitating her image or the best chance for a payday? [More]

Oregon couple found dead in hot tub with 110-degree water

Two Salem residents who were found dead in a hot tub early today succumbed to hyperthermia and drowning, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office. [More]

NYC hospital worker in $1.2M toner theft sentenced

A former New York City hospital worker who admitted embezzling $1.2 million from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center by ordering printer toner, stealing it and then reselling it has been sentenced to 7 ½ years in prison. [More]

Monday, August 8

Worker dies after being sucked into plane engine

An engineer working at an airplane testing facility has been sucked into an engine and killed. Miles Hunter, 51, worked for a Safe Air, a subsidiary of Air New Zealand. [More]

What JonBenet Ramsey would have looked like today

Saturday would have been JonBenét Ramsey's 21st birthday - had she not been killed on Christmas Day 1996. "While interest in the case has ebbed since its late Nineties peak, plenty of people remain fascinated by what this beautiful little girl would have looked like had she lived." [More]

Utah woman sues over 'No bra Thursday'

An office manager is suing her former employer, claiming her then-boss gave her a schedule of how to dress, including "Tube-top Tuesday," and "No bra Thursday." [More]

Alleged Marilyn Monroe Sex Film Gets No Buyers

There were no buyers Sunday at the auction of a 1940s stag film that an events promoter claims shows a young Marilyn Monroe having sex before she became a movie star. [More]

Cops: Shooter went house to house

Authorities are expected to offer more details during a Monday noon news conference about a shooting spree in northeastern Ohio where a man gunned down seven people before he was killed by police. [More]

FBI hunts for 3 siblings sought in bank robbery, cop shoot-out

Authorities are using digital billboards across the Southeast in their manhunt for three siblings, all in their 20s, who are wanted for an alleged armed bank robbery in Georgia and are suspects in the attempted murder of a Florida police officer, the FBI said Saturday. The crimes occurred Tuesday. [More]

Sunday, August 7

2nd shoplifting suspect found dead in creek

Searchers find a second drowned shoplifting suspect, who fled with her companion into a rain-swollen Charlotte, N.C., creek when they were chased by a security guard. She and another woman, who also drowned, were chased from a clothing store. [More]

Female New York Teacher Accused of Having Sex with Student in Motel

A New York City female schoolteacher is accused of having sex with a student at a motel, police said. Detectives arrested Tara Driscoll, 33, of Bayshore, N.Y., Friday morning charging her with rape. [More]

Teen struck by Ohio campus officer's stun gun dies

Police say an 18-year-old attending summer classes at the University of Cincinnati was struck by a campus officer's stun gun and died of cardiac arrest. [More]

NM mayor: I was drunk when I signed deal

A Mexico border town mayor and congressional candidate was drunk when he signed nine contracts with a company that is suing the city for $1 million, according to a deposition. [More]

Religious groups object to covering birth control

They defied the bishops to support President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Now Catholic hospitals are dismayed the law may force them to cover birth control free of charge to their employees. [More]

Hollywood sign neighbors fume at tourist invasion

The neighborhood that is home to the Hollywood sign boasts New York City-worthy gridlock. The traffic wasn't a problem until two years ago, when GPS and Internet maps started giving directions to the sign, allowing tourists to easily navigate a maze of narrow streets, dead-man's curves and tiny cul-de-sacs. [More]

Pa. college prof leaves class, jumps to his death

Police say a Philadelphia college professor killed himself by diving over a second-floor railing inside a campus building during class. [More]

Schwarzenegger's Former Flight Attendant Reportedly Files $40M Libel Suit Against Media Outlets

The former personal flight attendant of Arnold Schwarzenegger reportedly filed a $40 million lawsuit alleging that Gawker, the National Enquirer and the Daily Mail libeled her in articles by falsely claiming she and the former California governor had an illegitimate child together. [More]

Rough week: $2.5 trillion wiped off world stocks

More than $2.5 trillion have been wiped off the value of world stocks this week on mounting concerns the global economy is heading toward another recession. [More]

After S&P downgrade, WH says 'we must do better'

President Barack Obama sought to distance himself Saturday from the bad news of the nation's first-ever credit-rating downgrade, but lawmakers and presidential candidates showed no such reticence — trading salvos over who's at fault and why. [More]

Busy NYC Starbucks block sockets to free up seats

Some busy Starbucks coffee shops in New York City have started blocking electrical outlets to discourage laptop users from hogging space, and to free up seats for other customers. [More]

Rangers find Yosemite falls victim's body

The body of a California man who died after being swept into a raging waterfall at Yosemite National Park nearly three weeks ago has been found, rangers said Saturday. [More]

Saturday, August 6

Pregnant flier says TSA confiscated her insulin

The Transportation Security Administration apologized Friday to a pregnant flier who said the TSA confiscated her insulin and ice packs at a checkpoint at the Denver airport. [More]

New Orleans cops convicted in post-Katrina shootings case

Five current or former police officers were found guilty Friday on a combined 25 counts of civil rights violations tied to fatal shootings on New Orleans' Danziger Bridge in the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Justice Department officials said. [More]

US loses stellar AAA rating for first time

Standard & Poor's cut the US credit rating for the first time in history late Friday, saying the country's politicians were increasingly unable to come to grips with its massive fiscal deficit and debt load. It was the first time the US was downgraded since it received an AAA rating from Moody's in 1917; it has held the S&P rating since 1941. [More]

75-year-old pilot explains encounter with F-16s

Myrtle Rose was taking a short flight over suburban Chicago when the 75-year-old aviation enthusiast looked out her cockpit window to see two F-16 fighter jets. She assumed the military pilots were just slowing down to get a closer look at her antique plane. [More]

Where do people live the longest?

No country has a higher life expectancy than Monaco - and it's not even close. The average life expectancy in the tiny European principality is 89.73 years, according to the CIA World Factbook. [More]

Boy who was stuffed in oven: Don't jail dad

A Staten Island boy, whose father burned his hands on the stove and then tossed him naked into an oven, begs a Staten Island judge to go easy on his father. [More]

Nebraska Woman Charged in Her Own Stabbing

Three Beatrice residents face charges after authorities say a woman asked two friends to stab her so she could avoid a probation appointment. [More]

Lucille Ball’s 100th birthday

Lucille Ball would have been 100 years old on Saturday. To celebrate her centennial, the Hollywood Museum in Los Angeles is taking a look back at Ball’s extraordinary life. [video] [More]

Philadelphia College Professor Killed Himself During Class

Police say a Philadelphia college professor killed himself by diving over a second-floor railing inside a campus building during class. [More]

Where is Casey? Judge's ruling may reveal location

Since her release from jail, Casey Anthony has been A) sipping iced coffee and shopping at an Old Navy store near the Ohio State campus, B) camped out in a Florida Panhandle beachfront rental home, C) running from a private jet in Orlando with her head covered by a jacket or D) none of the above. [More]

1946 murder victim finally identified in California

The skeletal remains of a young woman murdered 65 years ago and left in the California desert have been identified through DNA analysis, authorities said on Friday. [More]

Woman finishes bar exam, gives birth

An Illinois woman who went into labor during the second day of her two-day bar exam said she gave birth only two hours after finishing the test. [More]

Friday, August 5

Woman banned from buying too much Abercrombie

You would think being loyal to a company would bring in a reward, but one woman was banned from her favorite Abercrombie & Fitch store for being too loyal, and it can happen to just about anyone. [More]

Purple Heart Came C.O.D.

Freedom isn't free and apparently neither are Purple Hearts. As retired Sergeant Major in the Army Rob Dickerson found out, they too can come with a price. "C.O.D. Is how I received my Purple Heart," retired Army Sergeant Major Rob Dickerson said. "This is not a matter of money, this is a matter of principle," Dickerson said. Dickerson did get an apology and a money order for his out of pocket costs, but he says he couldn't cash it, because it was made out to Roy Dirksen, not Rob Dickerson. [More]

Man Finds Suspicious White Powder in Florida Keys, Decides to Snort It, and Dies

On the list of things not to do when you discover a mysterious package full of white powder, snorting the substance is probably near the top of the list. [More]

Teacher: Slain gay teen taunted classmate

A teacher testified that a gay student at a Southern California junior high school paraded around in makeup and high heels in front of a classmate who is accused of killing him the next day. [More]

Missouri Teachers Protest Social Media Crackdown

As they prepare lesson plans for fall, teachers across Missouri have an extra chore before the new school year begins: purging their Facebook friend lists to comply with a new state law that limits their contact with students on social networks. 87 Missouri teachers had lost their licenses between 2001 and 2005 because of sexual misconduct. [More]

Muslim Man Sues U.S. Employer for Firing Over Beard

A Seattle-area Muslim man is suing his former employer, claiming he was fired as a security guard for refusing to shave the beard he wears for religious reasons. [More]

Ga. businessman shot at family SUV on I-95

A Georgia businessman pulled alongside a family's SUV on Interstate 95 and fired several gunshots into the vehicle as it was carrying three small children home from a beach vacation, police said Thursday. [More]

'Rent Is Too Damn High Party' Founder Being Evicted From Rent-Controlled Apartment

The man who ran for New York governor under the Rent Is Too Damn High Party banner claims he is being kicked out of his Manhattan apartment - because the rent is too damn low, the New York Post reported Friday. [More]

Thursday, August 4

Man known to lie in road is run over and killed

An Oregon man who police say had a history of lying in the road was killed this morning after he was hit by a pickup truck. [More]

Teen buried in sand: ‘I thought I was going to die’

Matt Mina, 17, was trying to build a tunnel on a California beach when he became trapped under 6 feet of sand. It took 30 minutes for frantic rescuers to dig him out. “I thought I was going to die,” he said Thursday. [More]

Neck bomb hoax was a 'very serious' plot

A masked man who broke into a wealthy family's home in Sydney, chained a fake bomb to a girl's neck and left a note of demands was likely making an extortion attempt, Australian police say. [More]

Casey Anthony Spotted Shopping in Ohio

Casey Anthony can run, but she can't hide! The universally loathed, once-accused child killer turned up in Ohio with a new slouchy-shopper look as she tried to blend in at a mall, in the first pictures taken of her since she beat a Florida murder rap. [More]

Actor and NFL star 'Bubba' Smith dies

The Super Bowl winner went on to an acting career after his retirement from the NFL, appearing as Lt. Moses Hightower in the "Police Academy" movie series. [More]

Okla. woman claims famed hijacker is her uncle

The mystery of notorious airplane hijacker D.B. Cooper has stumped law enforcement for nearly four decades, but the distant childhood memories of an Oklahoma City woman seem to be prompting the FBI to take a closer look at the nation's only unsolved skyjacking. [More]

Beauty queen says gaining weight cost her Mexican crown

A Mexican beauty queen says officials took away her crown after she gained weight, stopping her from competing in this year's Miss World pageant. [More]

Kutcher to play billionaire on 'Men'

New character will be Walden Schmidt, an Internet rich guy with a broken heart. [More]

Obama Says He's Going to Focus on Jobs (Again)

President says focus is on jobs after debt deal, while jobless numbers rise and high unemployment remains. [More]

Year later: Chile's millionaire miners a myth

One myth surrounding the 33 miners dramatically rescued after being trapped for 69 days deep inside a Chilean copper mine is that they're all millionaires and no longer need to work. [More]

Airport security video has some folks laughing

A popular local band in Montana that often performs parodies has put together a peppier version of the rather dry TSA video now shown to passengers at the security checkpoint. [More]

Wednesday, August 3

The New Politically Correct Spider-Man is Black, Hispanic

Revealed in Marvel Comics' Ultimate Fallout Issue 4, out today, the new Spider-Man in the Ultimate universe is half-black, half-Hispanic. [More]

Bloomberg gives $30 million to minority men's program

New York City will spend $127 million in public and private funds on programs designed to help young black and Latino men. [More]

Where are the people of color in national parks?

While the American public has grown increasingly diverse in the last decade, black and Hispanic-Americans remain underrepresented in visits to U.S. national parks, according to a new report. [More]

Final Jeopardy? Trebek Burglar May Get Life in Prison

The possible punishment for the woman who allegedly broke into Alex Trebek’s hotel room. Answer: What is life in prison? [More]

Tot plunges to death from ninth-floor window

An 11-month-old girl has died after falling from a ninth-floor window at a Minnesota apartment building. [More]

Internet Explorer Users Aren't Dumber After All

A BBC investigation has revealed that a widely cited survey claiming Internet Explorer users had lower IQs than people using other web browsers was a hoax. [More]

Son of Ryan O'Neal, Farrah Fawcett arrested again for drugs

The son of Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal was arrested on a drug charge during a traffic stop in Santa Monica, California, on Tuesday morning, police said. [More]

Man robs 7-11 in SpongeBob suit

Authorities in Florida said they were trying to identify an armed man who robbed a 7-11 store while dressed as the cartoon character SpongeBob Squarepants. [More]

Police to man: Stop wearing that bunny suit

Police in an Idaho town have told a man to stop wearing a bunny suit in public after people complained he has been frightening children. [More]

Wife's video among new revelations in Dugard case

A day after releasing disturbing footage videotaped by one of Jaycee Dugard's captors and a report highlighting law enforcement failures in the case, a California prosecutor plans to join a state lawmaker Wednesday to develop ideas for improving supervision of parolees. [More]

Casey Anthony will likely not return to Florida

Casey Anthony’s lead attorney, Jose Baez, gives an exclusive interview in which he states that she has completed the terms of probation and will likely not appear in Florida today. NBC’s Kerry Sanders reports. [video] [More]

GOP Website Shows "Obama's Last Day" as January 20, 2017

The home page for the Republican National Committee's website,, implores people to "change direction" by contributing money to help regain majorities in Congress and elect a Republican president in 2012. But that it also includes a picture noting President Obama's last day in office as January 20, 2017. [More]

Giant rat kills predators with poisonous hair

By utilizing the same plants that African tribesmen use to poison their arrows, the furry fury known as the African crested rat can incapacitate and even kill predators many times its size, researchers have found. [More]

Tornado-proofing homes? $1 straps touted

The twister that killed 46 people in Tuscaloosa has provided a national lesson on how to build and reinforce homes, often with just relatively minor changes, a new study found. [More]

Water in Texas reservoir turns red

Texas not only is a so-called Red State politically, this summer one of its artificial lakes has turned blood red. [More]

Tuesday, August 2

Some small businesses overwhelmed by daily deal rush

When the owner of the Hillbrook Inn went looking for ways to boost business, she turned to a new and increasingly popular tool: daily deal sites like LivingSocial and Groupon. "It was a mad rush," said owner Carissa Zanella. "We had two computers and three phones and employees waiting to answer. We were answering nonstop, to the point that we had messages backed up on our machine." [More]

Man drives with nearly $5K on top of car

An Albuquerque man said he was in a hurry to leave his home and drove off with a bank-bag filled with nearly $5,000 on the roof of his car. [More]

Octomom to take more punches in Mass. boxing match

Celebrity Boxing Federation promoter Damon Feldman announced Monday that Octomom Nadya Suleman will be the featured fighter in a bout in Springfield, 90 miles west of Boston. [More]

Tooth Fairy cutbacks: Economy at root

Getting the Tooth Fairy to pony up in this sagging economy has been like pulling teeth. A recent survey found that the national going rate has seen a 40-cent decline this year: From $3 to $2.60. [More]

Bottle message found after 50 years

A New Hampshire woman said a bottled message her father threw into the sea more than 50 years ago was found off the coast of Turks and Caicos in the Caribbean. [More]

Giffords Met by Loud Cheers on Return to House

Returning for first time since she was shot, Arizona rep makes dramatic entrance during crucial debt vote. [More]

Ex-Detroit mayor freed after 14 months in prison

Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick walked free from a state prison early Tuesday after serving just over a year for violating probation in a 2008 criminal case. [More]

J. Lo returning to 'Idol' for at least 1 more year

The pop star will be returning to the television singing competition with a contract with the Fox Broadcasting Network that's "a smidge over" $20 million, according to reports. [More]

Witness in Giants Fan Beating Dies After Apparent Allergic Food Reaction

A key witness in the beating of San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow has died after suffering an apparent allergic food reaction, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday. [More]

Monday, August 1

Casey Anthony ordered back to Orlando

Casey Anthony, who was acquitted last month of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, has been ordered to return to Orange County, Fla., to serve probation from a prior check fraud conviction. [More]

Snake Appears On Windshield While Couple Is Driving

A leisurely drive from Cordova to Memphis quickly turned into something from the Wild Kingdom for a Collierville couple. [video] [More]

Female body found at dam near missing girl's home

Investigators searching for an 11-year-old New Hampshire girl missing for almost a week found a female's body, but authorities didn't immediately identify it, a Vermont prosecutor said Monday. [More]

Man sues Hilton over 75-cent newspaper

A guest at the Hilton Garden Inn in Santa Rosa, Calif., filed a class-action lawsuit against the hotel over a 75-cent charge for a newspaper, officials say. [More]

Elderly Couple 'Cheats' Lottery, Wins Millions

Sometimes you have to make your own luck. An elderly couple stands to make millions of dollars after purchasing more than $600,000 worth of lottery tickets over a three-day period, according to a report by the Boston Globe. [More]

U.S. skier attacked by bear: ‘She ran straight for me’

Ani Haas, a former member of the U.S. ski team, said Monday that “a wild animal attack has always been one of my biggest fears” — which is why she knew what to do when she found herself between a black bear and her cubs. [More]

Police: Man Tries Steal Cop's Car, Blames 'Batman'

Pittsburgh police say a man tried to carjack a plainclothes officer near filming for the latest Batman movie - and allegedly told him it was part of the script. [More]

Insurers must cover birth control with no copays

Health insurance plans must cover birth control as preventive care for women, with no copays, the Obama administration said Monday in a decision with far-reaching implications for health care as well as social mores. [More]

FBI: 'Credible Lead' Surfaces in D.B. Cooper Case

The FBI says it has a "credible" lead in the D.B. Cooper case involving the 1971 hijacking of a passenger jet over Washington state and the suspect's legendary parachute escape. [More]

Gamer Dies of Blood Clot After Marathon Session

The father of a 20-year-old “gamer” – who died after playing a marathon session on his Xbox – has launched a campaign to raise awareness about the health risks of playing video games for extended periods of time. [More]

Kids Watch Mom Get Run Over By Beach Patrol Vehicle in Florida

A Kansas woman's children watched in horror as their mother who was sunbathing on a beach in Florida was run over by a Beach Patrol vehicle early Sunday morning. [More]

Hollywood: We're Out of Ideas!

Revive, remake, repackage, reboot – whatever you want to call it, one thing is clear: Hollywood likes looking back better than it likes looking forward. [More]

Jennifer Aniston's last hurrah in Beverly Hills home

Jennifer Aniston recently sold her Beverly Hills home, but before leaving for good, the actress threw one last bash at the recently unloaded property. [More]

Ghost Car Sells For $380,000

The 1939 Pontiac Deluxe Six "Ghost Car," first displayed at the New York World's Fair and later at the Smithsonian Institution, was sold Saturday for $308,000. [More]

Sunday, July 31

ABC reporter shot in hand during live report

Two youths were arrested after shooting at a television news crew with BB guns as they filmed a live weather cross in Fontana, Calif., Saturday night, police said in a statement provided to Fox News. Police said KABC-TV reporter Leanne Suter was taken to a hospital after being hit in the hand. [More]

Jeffery Dahmer's Survivor Charged in Man's Death

The man who led Milwaukee police to serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer 20 years ago was charged Friday in the death of a homeless man who drowned after he was thrown off a bridge. [More]

Clark Gable's grandson charged with shining laser at police chopper

Clark James Gable, 22, the only grandson of legendary actor Clark Gable, was playing with a laser when police arrested him, charging him with a felony this week, his manager told CNN Saturday. [More]

Ground Zero Worker Receives Compensation Check for Zero Dollars

Cancer-stricken Ground Zero worker Edgar Galvis has finally received a compensation check - for zero dollars, the New York Post reported Sunday. [More]

Nev. Trucking Firm Sues Amtrak, UP Over Crash

A Nevada trucking company has filed suit again Amtrak and Union Pacific, claiming they failed to maintain a safe railroad crossing at the site where one of its drivers plowed into an Amtrak train last month, killing six people and injuring at least 20 others. [More]

No death "miracle" in Guyana airliner crash

A packed Caribbean Airlines passenger jet skidded off a runway as it landed in Guyana at night on Saturday, then broke in two at the edge of a ravine. There were no casualties. [More]

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