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Archive for March, 2014

School district plans event – only black students invited

Officials with the Olathe School District issued an apology after only black students were invited on a school outing. The event on April 5 would include a visit to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the American Jazz Museum, lunch at Arthur Bryant’s and then a visit to the Nelson-Atkins Art Gallery to see the "History and Hope: Celebrating the Civil Rights Movement" exhibit.  More…

Weight loss inspiration: Woman bets she’ll lose

A friend’s success had inspired Sara Lugger to join DietBet, a website that hosts private and public games where people can bet on their own weight loss. Each game sets a goal, such as losing 4% of your body weight, and users who reach that goal split the pot. Lugger was 34 and weighed 342 pounds.  More…

Gwyneth Paltrow says moms who work 9-5 have it easier

In an interview with E! prior to announcing her split from husband Chris Martin, Gwyneth Paltrow lamented the difficulty of being an actress and a mom. "I think it’s different when you have an office job, because it’s routine and, you know, you can do all the stuff in the morning and then you come home in the evening," said the polarizing Paltrow.  More…

University of Virginia student sues for $40 million after wrongful arrest

A University of Virginia student arrested by Alcoholic Beverage Control agents who wrongly believed she’d illegally bought beer when in fact she only had bottled water is seeking $40 million in a lawsuit. Elizabeth Daly said the agents were not in uniform, one pulled a gun, and the other tried to smash her car window with a flashlight before her arrest.  More…

Montana newlywed gets 30 years prison time for pushing husband off a cliff

Less than nine months after she shoved her husband off a steep cliff just days into their marriage, a federal judge sentenced Jordan Linn Graham to 30 years in prison Thursday. Graham, 22, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in December, admitting to luring her new husband, Cody Johnson, to Glacier National Park and pushing him off a cliff.  More…

Pizza parlor will pay $2,500 if you finish your meal

A pizza parlor specializing in take-out business is offering a special challenge to any two people who choose to eat in the dining room: A check for $2,500 if they can finish a giant 30″ pizza in less than an hour.  More…

Westboro Baptist Church announces plans to picket liquor store

In the wake of its founder’s passing, the Westboro Baptist Church has announced it plans to picket a Moore liquor store. According to Moore Liquor’s Facebook page, the store posted a sign marking the death of the church’s founder, Fred Phelps. The store was offering a discount on champagne to celebrate the occasion.  More…

Northwestern Wildcats football players win bid to unionize

In a potentially game-changing moment for college athletics, the Chicago district of the National Labor Relations Board ruled on Wednesday that Northwestern football players qualify as employees of the university and can unionize. The United Steelworkers union has been footing the legal bills.  More…

Half-blind guard caught sleeping at WTC site

Only days before President Obama revealed that his worst fear was a nuclear terror attack on Manhattan, a nearly blind guard was caught sleeping on the job at the Freedom Tower — where he was the building’s first line of defense. Abdul Basher was fired on the spot, suffering the same fate as the guard on duty when the high-schooler got through.  More…

Restaurant burglar identified by employee he flirted with earlier

A Burlingame man suspected of burglarizing a San Mateo restaurant Saturday was lured into the arms of authorities pretending to be an employee he had flirted with hours earlier.  More…

Teen sneaks past sleeping guard to reach top of World Trade Center

A New Jersey teen captivated by 1 World Trade Center sneaked out of his home in the dead of night, got past a wall of security — and a sleeping guard — and made it all the way up to the spire.  More…

Girl banned from school for shaving head to support friend battling cancer

A 9-year-old girl from Grand Junction will finally be allowed to return to school, after being banned for shaving her head to support friend battling cancer. Before the public outrage, the school she attends had asked her not to return to school until her hair grows back out.  More…

Mother’s Facebook Lesson Takes A Turn For The Worse

Kira Hudson decided to teach her daughter a lesson about why she could not have a Facebook page or Instagram account by publicly shaming her in a picture. The image was removed from Facebook by Hudson, after receiving almost 1 million views.  More…

Transgender teacher to return to California classroom as ‘true self’

Parents of students at a California high school are reacting to news that a long-time male high school science teacher is going to return after spring break as a woman.  More…

Thousands of credit cards used at California DMV may be compromised

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) appears to be the latest target of a credit card breach. MasterCard has confirmed that it has warned a number of banks about fraudulent charges on cards used at the DMV from August 2nd, 2013 to January 31st of this year.  More…