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Archive for March, 2013

Man plows car into California Walmart, assaults customers

A man plowed a car through the front doors of a Walmart store in California Sunday, then attacked customers with a blunt object, police said.  More…

Texas DA, wife killed 2 months after deputy’s slaying

A Texas community is on edge after a district attorney who said he would put away the "scum" who killed a colleague two months ago was shot to death alongside his wife in his home Saturday night.  More…

Grand jury indicts 35 teachers, officials in Atlanta, Georgia cheating scandal

In what has been described as one of the largest cheating scandals to hit the nation’s public education system, 35 Atlanta Public Schools educators and administrators were indicted Friday on charges of racketeering and corruption. For at least a period of four years, between 2005 and 2009, test answers were altered, fabricated and falsely certified, the indictment said.  More…

Judge rules 9/11 museum can include WTC cross

A New York judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed by a group of atheists, ruling that a pair of World Trade Center beams in the shape of a cross can be included in a memorial museum of the 9/11 terror attacks.  More…

Pilot ejected when small airplane dove near Chattanooga

The body of a student pilot who was ejected from a small aircraft above an area east of Chattanooga, Tenn., in a freak accident Friday evening was found on Saturday, authorities said. A malfunction caused the Zodiac 601XL plane to nose dive and the canopy flew open – and neither man was wearing a seat belt.  More…

J.Lo’s ‘Outrageous’ Demands Cost Her Chance To Perform In Front Of 60 Million

Jennifer Lopez was reportedly scratched from performing in front of an audience of 60 million for a cricket tournament, to be held by India’s Premier League, after a string of “outrageous” demands, including a private plane and bank of hotel rooms for her entourage. “She effectively priced herself out of the event,” an insider said.  More…

Lawmaker gets out of speeding ticket; trooper fired

A state trooper who said he was “cutting a break” to a speeding legislator has been fired. Trooper Charles Swindle is appealing his firing and says the state highway patrol has an unwritten policy of not issuing tickets to lawmakers who set the patrol’s budget.  More…

City makes waves by removing Easter from Easter egg hunt

Officials from the City of Edmonds, near Seattle, say in the spirit of being inclusive to all citizens, including non Christians, the annual Edmonds Easter egg hunt celebration has been changed to the Edmonds Egg Hunt.  More…

Woman charged with buying gun used in Colorado prison’s killing

A 22-year-old woman is accused of buying the gun used to kill Colorado prison chief Tom Clements last week and funneling the weapon to the alleged shooter.  More…

Gun store nixes Mark Kelly’s AR-15 purchase

An Arizona gun store says it has canceled a recent purchase of an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle by Mark Kelly thwarting the retired astronaut’s attempt to demonstrate how easy it is to buy high-powered weapons.  More…

Experts disagree over extradition for Amanda Knox

Experts disagreed Tuesday over whether Amanda Knox is likely to be extradited to Italy, where the country’s highest criminal court overturned her acquittal and that of her former boyfriend in the 2007 killing of her roommate, Meredith Kercher.  More…

Lucky lady: She opted out of Powerball pool, but gets a cut of $1 million anyway

After winning $1 million, would you share it with a coworker you barely knew? A group of 12 workers at Keller Williams Partner Realty in Plantation are doing exactly that.  More…

Houston teacher accused of affair with student

A former teacher at Northbrook High School has been accused of having sex with a teen who was a student at the school at the time and she now says the boy tried to extort money from her to stay quiet about their supposed relationship.  More…

NBC Refused To Let Ann Curry Send Well Wishes To Ailing Robin Roberts

The harsh treatment Ann Curry received at the hands of NBC during her painful firing was so far reaching that the network wouldn’t even let her send a sympathy Tweet to ailing Robin Roberts, according to New York magazine.  More…

How did fake pilot get into cockpit?

An angry passenger used his mother’s old Air France employee documents to con his way into the cockpit of a US Airways flight last week, according to the criminal complaint filed against him Monday in U.S District Court in Philadelphia.  More…