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Archive for April, 2013

Pilot had passenger detained for not flushing toilet

A passenger who flew from Philadelphia to San Francisco was detained on arrival by federal agents after a vindictive flight attendant claimed he had not flushed a lavatory toilet, according to a federal suit.  More…

Man dies using ponytail to suspend himself across river

A Guinness World Record holder who attempted to cross a river suspended from a zip wire attached to his ponytail has died during the stunt. Police said he was hanging for nearly 45 minutes before he suffered what police said was a massive heart attack.  More…

Obama mocks critics in comedy routine

President Obama arrived not to the strains of Hail to the Chief, but to a rap song. Referring to the coverage of the Boston Marathon attack, Obama said “I know CNN has taken some knocks lately, but the fact is I admire their commitment to cover all sides of a story, just in case one of them happens to be accurate.”  More…

Arizona school adjusts to boy’s severe nut allergies

Mesa Public Schools has changed one of its methods for accommodating students with severe peanut and tree-nut allergies after the parents of a fourth-grader pulled their child out of school and complained to the civil-rights division of the U.S. Department of Education that a teacher ate a peanut candy bar in the classroom.  More…

NBA Player Jason Collins Says He’s Gay

NBA center Jason Collins on Monday announced that he’s gay in a story for Sports Illustrated, becoming the first active player in a major American team sport to announce that he is gay.  More…

Artist draws superpowered canines on her sons’ lunch napkins

Artist Nina Levy has a daily ritual that hopefully puts as big a smile on her kids’ faces as it puts on ours. She draws spectacular images on her sons’ napkins before sticking the napkins in with their lunch.  More…

Death at home of DB Cooper chute packer ruled a homicide

A homicide investigation has been launched after the discovery of a body in the home owned by 74-year-old Earl Cossey – the man who packed the parachutes for infamous airplane hijacker D.B. Cooper. When DB Cooper hijacked a passenger jet from Portland, Ore., to Seattle in 1971, demanding $200,000 and four parachutes, it was Cossey who packed the chutes.  More…

Clint Eastwood’s wife depressed – marriage is falling apart

Clint Eastwood’s wife Dina entered rehab for depression and anxiety because she says her marriage is on the rocks … and the possibility of divorce sent her over the edge.  More…

Peanuts recalled because packs lacked nuts warning

A supermarket chain has been forced to clear its shelves of monkey nuts – because they were not labelled with the warning: “May contain nuts.” Peter Davy said “It says monkey nuts on the packet. What do they think is in it? Cheese?”  More…

Scam artists selling fake gold near pizza shops

Halifax Regional Police say at least six dissatisfied customers are out a combined $10,000 after they bought fake gold jewelry from a man and woman who set up shop out of the back of their Volkswagen and approached them at several pizza shops in the area. Much of the jewelry, purported to be gold, turned out to be polished brass instead.  More…

Man dies after police Taser incident

A man has died after suffering horrific burns in an incident when he was "Tasered" by a police officer while doused in a flammable liquid.  More…

5-year-old is a Mensa member

At the age of 5, Collinsville, Illinois kindergartner Gus Dorman knows more than kids twice his age. “He started reading when he was 18-months-old,” Gus’ dad, Rob Dorman said. “He was sitting on the porta-potty reading a newspaper.  More…

NY police: Landing gear part found, is tied to 9/11

A piece of one of the airliners that hit the World Trade Center towers on September 11, 2001, has been found behind the planned site of an Islamic community center near ground zero, the New York Police Department said Friday.  More…

Officials: Boston suspect had no firearm when barrage of bullets hit hiding place

Although police feared he was heavily armed, the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing had no firearms when he came under a barrage of police gunfire that struck the boat where he was hiding, according to multiple federal law enforcement officials. Authorities said they were desperate to capture Dzhokhar Tsarnaev so he could be questioned. The FBI, however, declined to discuss what prompted the gunfire.  More…

Neil Diamond donates ‘Sweet Caroline’ royalties to Boston charity

Neil Diamond will donate royalties from his song "Sweet Caroline," which has been played at every Boston Red Sox home game for more than a decade, to the One Fund Boston, the singer said on Twitter on Wednesday. The song was downloaded more than 19,000 times this week, with sales up 597%.  More…