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Archive for February, 2014

It pays to be a Kennedy: Kerry Kennedy acquitted in DWI trial

Kerry Kennedy, daughter of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, was acquitted in New York on Friday of charges that she was driving under the influence of a drug after swerving off the road in her Lexus SUV and sideswiped a tractor-trailer on a New York interstate.  More…

Man sues McDonalds for $1.5 million over napkins

A California man is suing McDonalds for $1.5 million because he says he only got one napkin with his meal. He said he couldn’t work because of the “undue mental anguish” he was suffering as a result of the napkin debacle.  More…

Jay Leno makes surprise appearance on ‘Arsenio Hall Show’ to announce show’s renewal

In his first appearance on television since stepping down as host of "The Tonight Show," Jay Leno turned up on Wednesday’s edition of "The Arsenio Hall Show" to break the news that Hall’s syndicated program had been renewed for a second season.  More…

Today Show host: ‘Mom wiped my face with dirty diapers’

Today Show host Tamron Hall: “If you want your baby to be pretty, you wipe their face in their diaper. And my family did that, I swear! And my mom, she wiped my face with my cloth diaper with my urine. It’s supposed to make your kid pretty.” Co-host Willie Geist asked a poignant question in reaction to this revelation, “Did you come from a family of witch doctors?”  More…

Meet the Food Stamp Surfer Dude

In 2013, the U.S. government quadrupled its Federal Food Stamp program, spending a whopping $79.9 billion. Jason Greenslate of San Diego, California is one of the program’s recipients. Greenslate, a self-identified musical artist by trade, has reportedly used the funds he receives to purchase such high-end foods as lobster – and drives to the beach in a Cadillac Escalade.  More…

California couple finds $10 million in buried treasure while walking dog

Rare Gold Rush-era coins were unearthed in California by a couple as they walked their dog may be the greatest buried treasure ever found in the United States – worth more than $10 million. The 1,400 gold pieces, dating to the mid- to late 1800s and still in nearly mint condition, were discovered buried in eight decaying metal cans on the couple’s land.  More…

Man fatally shoots himself during gun safety lesson

A 36-year-old Michigan man is dead after shooting himself in the head while teaching a girlfriend how to handle pistols. The Oakland County sheriff’s office says alcohol appears to have been a factor in the man’s death.  More…

Alec Baldwin says goodbye to ‘public life’

Alec Baldwin is still an actor. He’s just no longer in show business. Baldwin has given a public statement that he’s ready to retire from public life. good riddance.  More…

Kentucky man goes barefoot for charity

Walking a mile in Richard Hudgins shoes can be a painful experience in one of the harshest winters in years. That’s because he’s not wearing any. Hudgins has stripped off his shoes and socks and is going barefoot for a full year to raise money for shoeless children a world away in Kenya.  More…

CNN cancels low-rated ‘Piers Morgan Live’

"Piers Morgan Live" has sunk to some of its lowest-ever ratings, and the 9 p.m. interview show hosted by the British-born Morgan — an outspoken and controversial champion of gun control — will be canceled as soon as next month.  More…

Man ripped off by attorneys moves into lawyer’s house

Patrick Coulton’s lawyers ripped him off to the tune of $275,000 and left him to rot in prison. But Coulton is getting payback: He now lives in his former lawyer’s home — a three-bedroom house in Miramar that he will eventually own as part of a court-ordered punishment of his misbehaving attorneys. “Guys like them are the reason people hate lawyers.”  More…

Man dies, dozens hospitalized after carbon monoxide leak at New York restaurant

A restaurant manager died and 27 other people were hospitalized after carbon monoxide poisoning in the basement of Legal Sea Foods restaurant in New York, authorities said Sunday. The investigation is focusing on the restaurant’s heating equipment.  More…

Girl Scout sells out cookies at San Francisco pot shop stand

Looking to drum up some new business, 13-year-old Girl Scout Danielle Lei and her mom set out for a San Francisco medical marijuana clinic on Monday. Any “patients” at The Green Cross marijuana dispensary with the munchies didn’t stand a chance. In two hours on President’s Day, Danielle sold 117 boxes outside the clinic — a record.  More…

Cute before and after photos of animals growing up

Pets and people share a very special bond when they grow up together, which is why Bored Panda compiled a list of pictures of people and their pets growing up and sometimes growing old together.  More…

Cops slam into Brooklyn man’s parked SUV, bust him for ‘driving’ with no license

A Brooklyn man says cops falsely arrested him for driving without a license after they dented a parked car he was merely sitting in – and embellished details about the caught-on-tape accident after the cop hit him going the wrong way on a one-way street. (with video)  More…