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Archive for January, 2014

Utah school district seizes kids’ lunches for unpaid bills

One of Utah’s biggest school systems apologized Thursday and told angry parents it was investigating why dozens of elementary school children had their lunches seized and thrown away when they didn’t have enough money in their accounts.  More…

Snake bite costs couple $89,000 in medical costs

A couple in North Carolina is speaking out against hospital pricing after receiving a bill for an 18-hour emergency-room stay which they say cost them a whopping $89,000. The Charlotte Observer reports that Eric Ferguson visited a hospital near his home in Mooresville, N.C. over the summer after being bitten by a snake.  More…

Snowden nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Fugitive intelligence leaker Edward Snowden has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize Wednesday in a letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee.  More…

Baby ejected from car hit by train after dad drove around gate

An Orlando father has been charged after his infant son was ejected from a car that collided with an Amtrak train in the Taft area of Orange County and, thankfully, landed on a patch of soft dirt, the Florida Highway Patrol said Monday.  More…

NSA spying through Angry Birds, Google Maps

The NSA and its British counterpart are tapping popular smartphone apps such as Angry Birds to peek into the tremendous amounts of very personal data those bits of software collect — including age, location, sex and even sexual preferences, according to new reports from the New York Times.  More…

Man fights off shark, then stitches himself up and heads for bar

A New Zealand man has survived being attacked by a shark: driving it off with his knife, stitching his own wound onshore and going to the pub for a beer before heading to the hospital.  More…

Montana man wearing ‘weed’ hat arrested for possession of 6 pounds of pot

A Missoula, Mont. man was arrested Friday afternoon during an Oregon State Police traffic stop when a trooper found more than 6 pounds of marijuana inside the man’s car. As the trooper approached the car, he saw the driver wearing a black beanie hat displaying the word "weed."  More…

Mouthwash users ‘risk a heart attack’

Used by millions of people every day, Mouthwash can increase blood pressure by killing off “good” bacteria that help blood vessels relax. “Killing off all these bugs each day is a disaster when small rises in blood pressure have significant impact on morbidity and mortality from heart disease and stroke,” professor Amrita Ahluwalia said.  More…

The new face of food stamps: working-age Americans

In a first, working-age people now make up the majority in U.S. households that rely on food stamps – a switch from a few years ago, when children and the elderly were the main recipients.  More…

Man uses first-class ticket to get 300 free VIP meals

A man bought a first-class ticket and used it to have free meals and drinks at the airport’s VIP lounge almost every day for nearly a year. When the ticket’s validity was almost up, the passenger cancelled it for a refund.  More…

Cops Claim of Justin Bieber Drunk and Drag Racing is Bogus

Miami Beach cops claim Justin Bieber was drunk and drag racing at the time of his arrest Thursday, but the facts seem to show the allegation is completely bogus, according to TMZ. Bieber’s alcohol level was barely a measurable amount, and both rental sports cars were equipped with GPS and showed them driving 27 MPH in a 30 MPH zone – not the 55/60 MPH that police put in their report.  More…

MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Interrupts Interview with Congresswoman For Breaking News of Justin Bieber Arrest

Forget NSA privacy issues, here is an MSNBC clip of foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell cutting off Congresswoman Jane Harman in mid-discussion, saying, "Congresswoman, let me interrupt you just for a moment, we have some breaking news out of Miami…"  More…

Justin Bieber’s arrest report: Three mistakes by Miami cops

As the dust settles following Thursday morning’s arrest of pop star Justin Bieber, who was booked and released on bail for three misdemeanour charges — DUI, driving with an expired licence and resisting arrest without violence — careful observers have noted a few discrepancies in the arrest report released by the Miami Beach police department.  More…

UNCG student arrested for counterfeit currency

Campus police with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro have charged a student in connection with counterfeit currency. Close inspection of one of the counterfeit $100 bills showed the signature on the bill as “Moe Money.”  More…

Captain & Tennille divorcing after 39 years of marriage

Captain and Tennille have called it quits after 39 years of marriage. Toni Tennille, 73, filed for divorce from Daryl Dragon, 71, in Prescott, Arizona. The split was confirmed on the couple’s Web site with the explanation: “…almost all people naturally evolve over time, & sometimes hidden feelings start to be uncovered.”  More…