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Archive for February, 2013

Hotel with corpse in water tank has notorious past

The Cecil Hotel’s dark past earned it a spot on Los Angeles tours long before a woman’s body was found inside its rooftop water tank. "It’s the place where serial killers stay," said tour guide Richard Schave. The most famous on their list was serial killer Richard Ramirez, known as the nightstalker, was living on the Cecil’s top floor in a $14 a night room.  More…

Why young smokers should quit before turning 44

Hey young smokers, here’s your mulligan: People who quit smoking by age 44 tend to live nearly as long as those who never smoked, according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine.  More…

Josh Brolin and Diane Lane to Divorce

Another celebrity power couple bites the dust. Josh Brolin and Diane Lane are calling it quits on their 8-year marriage.  More…

Woman, 104, forced to lie about age on Facebook

Facebook is apologizing for a problem that makes a 104-year-old Michigan woman lie about her age on the social media website. A Facebook spokesman said that it is working on fixing a problem that limits members age to 99 years old or less.  More…

Kellogg Recalls Cereal Over Glass Risk

Kellogg Company is recalling some packages of Special K Red Berries cereal because of a risk that they might contain fragments of glass.  More…

Corpse found in L.A. hotel’s water tank

Tourists staying at a Los Angeles hotel bathed, brushed teeth and drank water from a tank in which a young woman’s body was likely decomposing for more than two weeks.  More…

Cops use Facebook to notify mom of son’s death

"Society has accepted social media as a major form of communication, and so have I," a statement prepared by a detective in the Clayton County Police Department reads. Word got out that his department used Facebook to notify a woman of her son’s death.  More…

Fire inspector in Rhode Island club fire that killed 100 collects disability pension

The fire inspector who failed to cite the owners of the Rhode Island Station Nightclub for highly flammable foam covering much of the interior of the club that killed 100 people and injured hundreds more is collecting a tax-free disability pension worth $4,360.40 a month, according to town records.  More…

Florida woman injured after bullet left inside oven explodes

A young woman trying to make dinner ended up in the hospital after a round of ammunition exploded inside an oven, police said. Eighteen-year-old Aalaya Walker didn’t know her boyfriend had placed a magazine for his Glock .45 pistol in the oven.  More…

Police tell murder suspect ‘we’re closed’

A 45-year-old man wanted and on the run since the 2011 killing of a gang leader tried to turn himself in to police, only to be told that the local police station was closed.  More…

Brazen Jewel Robbery at Brussels Airport Nets $50 Million in Diamonds

They arrived at Brussels Airport armed with automatic weapons and dressed in police uniforms aboard two vehicles equipped with blue police lights. But their most important weapon was information: the eight hooded gangsters who on Monday evening seized diamonds worth tens of millions of dollars from a passenger plane preparing to depart for Switzerland knew exactly when to strike — just 20 minutes before takeoff.  More…

A $160,000 jewelry heist at the Four Seasons

It was nearly 2 a.m. on Saturday when two men smashed a display case full of jewelry in the Four Seasons Hotel in midtown Manhattan. The men walked out of the hotel with two high-end wrist watches, a diamond chain and a pendant – together worth more than $160,000 – according to the New York Police Department. No one stopped them.  More…

Successful hacker attack could cripple U.S. infrastructure

A report tying the Chinese military to computer attacks against American interests has sent a chill through cyber-security experts, who worry that the very lifelines of the United States — its energy pipelines, its water supply, its banks — are increasingly at risk.  More…

Alec Baldwin Under Hate Crime Investigation After Incident With Photographer

The New York Police Department’s Hate Crimes Task is investigating if Alec Baldwin committed a hate crime against New York Post photographer G.N. Miller during a testy run-in over the weekend.  More…

Man raped woman he met on Christian dating website

A California man is accused of raping a woman he met on Christian dating website Christianmingle.com – and police fear there may be other victims by the 37-year-old.  More…