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Archive for August, 2013

Woman seeking husband’s death offered to pay with rare stamps

A Brooklyn woman is facing conspiracy and solicitation charges after allegedly offering an undercover police officer $60,000 worth of rare postage stamps to kill her husband, the New York Police Department says.  More…

Clint Eastwood & Wife Dina Separated

Clint Eastwood’s marriage has gone from the good, the bad, to the ugly. The 83-year-old actor has separated from his wife of 17 years.  More…

Couple caught having sex in Home Depot

North Charleston police say they arrested a couple Wednesday morning after they were caught having sexual intercourse inside a display shed at Home Depot.  More…

NFL to pay $765 million to settle concussion lawsuits

The NFL has agreed to pay more than $750 million to diagnose and compensate potentially thousands of retired players who are suffering dementia and other brain injuries they blame on the violent, bone-jarring collisions that pro football has long celebrated in its highlight reels.  More…

8-year-old driver kills 6-year-old sister

An 8-year-old boy was driving his mother’s car on a nighttime joyride with his 6-year-old sister when it crashed into a pole, fatally injuring the girl, police said Thursday. The girl and her brother, who received minor injuries in the crash, were both in their pajamas.  More…

Baby dies after being left in hot car

A 3-month-old baby boy found in a locked car Wednesday morning in Scottsdale has died. Police said the infant was discovered in a vehicle parked outside of BT’s Sports Pub.  More…

Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones split

Michael Douglas, 68, and Catherine Zeta-Jones, 43, are separating. The star couple is splitting after almost 13 years. Zeta-Jones’ publicist said "Catherine and Michael are taking some time apart.”  More…

Dick Van Dyke back on the road after car caught on fire

Dick Van Dyke said that outside of "being a little crispy around the edges," he’s perfectly fine after last week’s incident with his Jaguar catching on fire. In fact, he’s already back behind the wheel of a new one. (with video)  More…

Time Warner Cable Offers Free Rabbit Ears in CBS Blackout

Time Warner Cable, locked in a dispute with CBS over rates for programming rights, told some 3 million subscribers in affected areas that it would distribute indoor TV antennas — yes, that tried-and-true technology from the 1950s — so that local CBS stations can be viewed.  More…

Zimmerman lawyer to ask Florida to pay $300,000 in legal costs

George Zimmerman, whose acquittal in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin sparked protests across the United States, will ask Florida to pay up to $300,000 of his legal expenses, his attorney said.  More…

Married nearly 66 years, Ohio couple dies on same day

They met in elementary school, began a romance during World War II and married not long afterward. They had a lifelong devotion to each other as husband and wife that lasted nearly 66 years – and one day earlier this month they died, just 11 hours apart. Their children call it their "final act of love."  More…

Facebook friends could change your credit score

A handful of tech startups are using social data to determine the risk of lending to people who have a difficult time accessing credit. Traditional lenders rely heavily on credit scores like FICO, which look at payments history. They typically steer clear of the millions of people who don’t have credit scores. But some financial lending companies have found that social connections can be a good indicator of a person’s creditworthiness.  More…

Newspaper columnist goes topless in interview with mayor

A Canadian newspaper columnist and radio host was chatting with the mayor of Kelowna when she did something unexpected. Halfway through her interview, she undid the strap on her dress and bared her chest — then continued the interview.  More…

Donald Trump Sued For Fraud

New York’s attorney general sued Donald Trump for $40 million Saturday, saying the real estate mogul helped run a phony "Trump University" that promised to make students rich but instead steered them into expensive and mostly useless seminars, and even failed to deliver promised apprenticeships.  More…

Florida man tried to kill 9-year-old girl in Best Buy restroom

A Florida man was arrested for attempted murder after he attacked a 9-year-old girl in a Best Buy restroom late Friday afternoon, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. The girl told an employee she did not know the man and that he kicked and punched her before putting a plastic bag over her head and putting in inside the toilet.  More…