Sunday, March 31, 2013

United States deployed stealth fighter jets to South Korea

U.S.deploys  jets to S. Korea, The United States deployed stealth fighter jets to South Korea on Sunday as part of ongoing joint military exercises between the two countries, a senior U.S. defense official said.

The F-22 Raptors were sent to the main U.S. Air Force Base in South Korea amid spiking tensions on the Korean peninsula. The U.S. military command in South Korea said they were deployed to support air drills as part of the annual Foal Eagle training exercises, which are carried out in accordance with the armistice that put an end to armed hostilities in 1953.
North Korea has been ramping up its rhetoric and military show of force in response to the annual joint military exercises, declaring the armistice invalid on March 11, 10 days after Foal Eagle began. It is something Pyongyang has done before during heightened tensions.
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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Simpsons producer dies

Simpsons producer dies,  an award-winning writer and producer of "The Simpsons" and screenwriter of the 2011 blockbuster "Thor" as well as "My Super Ex-Girlfriend" and "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer," Don Payne, died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles, said his friend and former writing partner John Frink. He was 48 and had bone cancer.

Payne was most recently a consulting producer on "The Simpsons," Fox's long-running animated series. Two episodes he wrote are in production and will air in the fall: "Labor Pains" and the Christmas installment, "White Christmas Blues."

Payne won four Emmys for his work on the series and also received the Writers Guild of America's prestigious Paul Selvin Award in 2005 for the "Fraudcast News" episode.

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He made the transition to screenwriting with "My Super Ex-Girlfriend," the 2006 comedy starring Uma Thurman and Luke Wilson about a bachelor who discovers his girlfriend is a superhero.

"Much to my wife's chagrin, I am a superhero geek," Payne told The Times that year. "Definitely growing up I was into comics and became a comedy writer as an adult, so I put the two things together."

Born May 5, 1964, in Wilmington, N.C., Payne received his bachelor's degree in film and television and a master's in screenwriting from UCLA. He intended to write movies until he began collaborating with Frink out of college. "I wanted to do films, he wanted to do television," Payne told The Times in the 2006 interview.

They decided to work in whatever medium they first got a job. So they ended up writing for "Hope & Gloria," "The Brian Benben Show" and other sitcoms. The two joined the writing staff of "The Simpsons" in 1998 and became part of the producing team in 2000. Among the nine episodes they wrote together were "Insane Clown Puppy," "The Bart Wants What It Wants" and "Old Yeller-Belly."

Payne is survived by his wife, Julie; their sons, Nathaniel and Joshua; their daughter, Lila; his mother, Barbara Payne; a brother, John Payne, and a sister, Suzanne Fanning.

A memorial service is planned for 1 p.m. Friday at Hillside Memorial Park, 6001 W. Centinela Ave., Los Angeles.

Via latimes

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Judge Judy's son interfering in a child rape case

Judge Judy's son is accused of interfering in a child rape case, in which the suspect is his personal trainer and recently lived with him.

Putnam County District Attorney Adam Levy has recused himself from the investigation of Alexandru Hossu but the local sheriff claims Levy is still involved.

"He is apparently trying to influence and affect the investigation, which could be perceived as an ethical violation of his official duties and perhaps even as an attempt to undermine it," Sheriff Donald Smith says.

Levy on Monday night accused the sheriff of making "unfounded allegations and misstatements".

"My office acted properly in every aspect of the investigation," he said.

The question of Levy's involvement in the case has turned into a volley of accusations between the two men, who have clashed publicly before.

Hossu, 35, was arrested last week on charges he twice raped a 12-year-old girl in 2010.

The sheriff said the victim, now 15, only recently reported being raped.

Hossu made a brief appearance in court on Tuesday and is due back on May 7.

A call to his lawyer was not immediately returned.

In his initial news release, the sheriff gave the defendant's address as Levy's home in Southeast, New York. Later, he described Hossu as Levy's "live-in personal trainer".

Levy said the sheriff had made a mistake.

The sheriff's office said on Monday Hossu did live at Levy's home but "the specific dates" have not been determined.

Levy said he recused himself as soon as he learned Hossu, "who my family had known for years", was under investigation.

But the sheriff said an assistant district attorney had already made the recusal decision for Levy, so it "was not really his original idea at all".

Smith said Levy's commenting on the case revealed "ongoing and improper involvement".

"In my view, Mr Levy's comments and actions would seem to suggest that, if he could have his own way, Mr Hossu would never have been brought to justice for his crime and Mr Levy's relationship with him would never have been brought to the light of public scrutiny," the sheriff said.

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Actress Jessica Brown Findlay regrets going topless

Topless scene regret; Actress Jessica Brown Findlay regrets going topless in 2011 movie Albatross and concedes she was "naive" for agreeing to strip off.

The former Downton Abbey star plays a teenager who has an affair with an older man in the film, and one scene shows her flashing her chest to prove her age.

However, Brown Findlay wishes she had turned down the request to show her breasts, telling the Radio Times, "To be honest, Albatross was naivety and not knowing that I could say no. I had no idea what was going to happen and thought I was going to be shot from behind."

The actress also sheds her clothes in upcoming TV drama Labyrinth, an adaptation of Kate Mosse's best-selling novel, but insists she will never strip off on camera again.

She adds, "I think if you're going to do a nude scene, be honest and natural. Otherwise I'd be starving myself for ever, which I just couldn't do! The idea that actresses would work out at the gym for a thousand hours beforehand... I was drinking pints (of beer) and eating burgers. But actually, it's not something I would do again."


Monday, March 25, 2013

Stabbings at Target

Stabbings at Target, 4 people have been stabbed at Target store in Pittsburgh, including a 16-year-old girl who was seriously injured, Authorities said.

Police say a man brandishing a knife ran into the store in Pittsburgh's East Liberty section shortly after 5:30 p.m. Monday and was pursued by two other men. Officers were called to the store shortly after 5:30 p.m. Monday. Police say a suspect was arrested at the scene.

A hospital official says the teenage girl was taken to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh in critical condition.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that other injuries were described as moderate to minor, and a police officer was treated for exposure to pepper spray.

via washingtonpost

Rock Band Splits, The band members of My Chemical Romance

Rock Band Splits, The band members of My Chemical Romance announced Friday that they were splitting up after more than a decade together, according to their website.

The rock band, comprised of Gerard Way, Ray Toro, Mikey Way and Frank Iero, formed in 2001. They went on to record four studio albums, one of which, The Black Parade, was nominated for a Grammy in 2008.

"Being in this band for the past 12 years has been a true blessing," their statement read. "We've gotten to go places we never knew we would. We've been able to see and experience things we never imagined possible. We've shared the stage with people we admire, people we look up to, and best of all, our friends. And now, like all great things, it has come time for it to end. Thanks for all of your support, and for being part of the adventure."

Band leader Way also tweeted his sadness that the band had broken up. "We were spectacular. Every show I knew this, every show I felt it with or without external confirmation. There were some clunkers, sometimes our secondhand gear broke, sometimes I had no voice — we were still great. It is this belief that made us who we were, but also many other things, all of them vital. And all of the things that made us great were the very things that were going to end us. I want to thank every single fan. I have learned from you, maybe more than you think you've learned from me. My Chemical Romance is done. But it can never die. It is alive in me, in the guys and it is alive inside all of you. I always knew that, and I think you did too."


Rare giraffe born

Rare giraffe born,  A rare, nearly 6-foot-tall giraffe listed as an endangered subspecies has been born in a Connecticut conservation center.

The Greenwich Time reports ( ) that Petal, a 6-year-old Rothschild giraffe gave birth on Friday to female calf as a group of other giraffes and staff at the LEO Zoological Conservation Center watched.

Marcella Leone, founder and director of the center, said the young animal is curious, approaching humans early on in its first days of life.

When fully grown, the newborn, who will mingle with a group of five giraffes, which includes two pregnant giraffes, could reach 18 feet in height.

The calf is the first born at the off-exhibit conservation center.
Rothschild giraffes were named and described by Lord Walter Rothschild, a British zoologist, after an expedition to East Africa in the early 1900s.

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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Two die skydiving

Two die skydiving jump on Saturday , Two skydivers from Iceland, one an instructor and the other a student, Florida media reported.

The two men were part of a group of 22 skydivers who jumped from a plane in Zephyrhills, about 30 miles northeast of Tampa, according to the Tampa Tribune newspaper.

When only 20 of those who jumped returned, authorities launched a search and found the bodies of the two men a few hours later, Florida media said.

The Two men die skydiving were from Iceland, according to Skydive City, which planned the jump, the Tribune reported.

Their identities were not released.

A spokesman for the Pasco County, Florida Sheriff's Office could not be reached for comment.

(Reporting by Ellen Wulfhorst; Editing by Dan Whitcomb and Todd Eastham)

Via reuter

Paris Hilton swatting

Paris Hilton swatting, Paris Hilton has joined the likes of Tom Cruise and the Kardashians after police were summoned to her home on a false alarm.

The prank call trend, which is known as 'swatting' because swat teams descend on the celebrity home in question has been taking hold in Los Angeles over recent months.

According to TMZ, police were called at 5.22pm this evening and informed that somebody had broken into the blonde heiress' home.

They add that there was no mention of anyone being armed, as there has been in the past.

Paris is currently in Miami, so was well out of the danger zone.

Ashton Kutcher, Justin Bieber, Chris Brown and Clint Eastwood have also been 'targeted.'

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Jennifer Capriati has been charged

 Jennifer Capriati has been charged after police said she punched her ex-boyfriend on Valentine's Day while he was working out at a gym.

Palm Beach County court records show Capriati has been issued a summons to appear before a judge April 17 on stalking and battery charges, though she has not been arrested.

North Palm Beach police say Ivan Brannan was working out when the 36-year-old Capriati approached him and yelled at him. Brannan told police that he tried to get away by walking to the men's locker room, but Capriati blocked his path and punched him in the chest.

Brannan told police he and Capriati broke up in 2012 and that she has harassed and stalked him since then.

Via cbsnews

New Pepsi bottle, Pepsi is rolling out a new shape

New Pepsi bottle
New Pepsi bottle, Pepsi is rolling out a new shape for its 567-gram bottle for the first time in about 17 years. The new bottle has a contoured bottom half that appears easier for holding, and the wraparound label is shorter so that more of the drink is exposed.

The change follows a number of splashy moves in the past year by PepsiCo to improve results for its namesake soda, including a multi-year deal to sponsor the Super Bowl halftime show and a wide-ranging deal with the pop star Beyonce. PepsiCo Inc, based in Purchase, New York, has been working to revitalize the brand after losing market share to Coca-Cola Co in recent years.

Andrea Foote, a PepsiCo spokeswoman, said the new bottle is part of the company's ongoing update of marketing and packaging materials for the cola. The single-serve bottles, which are widely sold in coolers at drugstores and other retailers, will begin rolling out in April.

Foote said it will take a year or two before the new bottles entirely replace the current bottles, which the company says were introduced in 1996. Coca-Cola, based in Atlanta, says its current 567 gram contour bottle made its US debut in 1993. Small changes were made over the years, such as making the surface easier to grip and shortening the neck of the bottle.

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Double Amputee Humiliated, A double amputee was allegedly humiliated by TSA staff

Double Amputee Humiliated, A double amputee was allegedly humiliated by TSA staff as he attempted to take a flight to San Diego last week.

Marine Cpl. Toran Gaal, who is a double amputee assigned to the Wounded Warrior Battalion at Camp Pendleton, was allegedly asked to get out of his wheelchair and move by a TSA staff member, according to an eye-witness.

Gaal, who lost both his legs to an Improvised Explosive Device in Sangin Province, Afghanistan, and some fellow injured Marines had traveled to the Phoenix area last week for a baseball spring training fundraiser. However, it was upon his return flight that the incident reportedly took place.

The reports have sparked outrage among some, and Congressman Duncan Hunter has now written a letter to the TSA demanding answers. In the letter he describes how Gaal's legs were exposed and removed in the exchange with the TSA staff, and he believes this "humiliated" the marine.

However, the TSA has responded to the criticism saying that closed-circuit television footage at Arizona's Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on March 13 showed Gaal going through a TSA checkpoint, and that the same footage did not show him being forced to remove his prosthetic legs.

The TSA has told the Arizona Republic in a statement: "Preliminary review of CCTV indicates there was no removal of prosthetic limbs."

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Seth MacFarlane has split from Games of Thrones girlfriend Emilia Clarke

Seth MacFarlane has split from Games of Thrones girlfriend Emilia Clarke, according to a new report. Clarke, who is best known for her role as Daenerys Targaryen in the show reportedly split from the 39 year-old Oscar host recently due to filming pressures keeping them apart after just a few months.

The 25 year-old blonde reportedly caught the TV producers eye last September at the HBO Emmy Party.

"They are no longer dating," a source told E!News. "It was really a location challenge. She has been in Europe shooting 'Game of Thrones' and he is based in California, so it was hard to make it work despite the distance. They have remained friends."

Ahead of his hosting duties at this year's Academy Awards Seth praised his girlfriend's support,he told Entertainment Weekly: "She is an incredibly kind, supremely talented person, and one of the hardest-working people I have ever met.”

The break-up comes after Charlize Theron was reportedly enamoured by the witty host at the Oscars this year. She reportedly spent all night near the host, at an after party following the star studded show.

“Charlize finds Seth to be a great guy who not only makes her laugh but has so much on the ball,” an insider told the Chicago Sun Times after the Oscars.

“This is early, but I see a new relationship brewing,”


12-year-old boy arrested

12-year-old boy arrested after suspected of making the fake emergency call caused A Minnesota school district locked down several buildings Wednesday, authorities later said was a prank.

The 8 a.m. emergency call prompted a lockdown at the middle school, high school and Central Education Campus buildings in New Prague, 45 miles southwest of Minneapolis. The male caller said he was inside one of the school buildings, Scott County Sheriff Kevin Studnicka said.

"He claimed he needed help because there was a shooter in the building with an AK-47 and that there were a couple of victims," Studnicka said. When dispatchers asked for the caller's cellphone number, he claimed it was a new phone and he didn't know the number, the sheriff said.

Police Chief Mark Vosejpka said police and deputies quickly determined no one was hurt and zeroed in on the 12-year-old boy. Vosejpka didn't explain what led them to suspect the boy.

Parents rushing to the scene were directed to a nearby church. Students were dismissed from the schools by late morning. Classes were canceled for the rest of the day but were expected to resume Thursday.

The middle and high schools have a combined enrollment of 2,067.

It was the second such disruption in the district this year. Two months ago, a student phoned in a bomb threat, Superintendent Larry Kauzlarich said. That student was expelled.


Associated Press writers Gretchen Ehlke in and Dinesh Ramde in Milwaukee contributed.


Twinkies sale approved

Twinkies sale approved   to a pair of investment firms by  judge on Tuesday, one of which has said it hopes to have the cakes back on shelves by summer.

Hostess Brands Inc. is selling Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Ho Hos and other brands to Apollo Global Management and Metropoulos & Co. for $410 million. Evan Metropoulos, a principal of the latter firm, said in an interview that he wants to have the snack cakes back on shelves by June and that the brands could benefit from new flavors and other product extensions.

Twinkies sale approved

"There's no mistake, we've got to move smartly, we've got to move quickly," Metropoulos said.

He also said that comedians Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis are at the top of his "wish list" for potential pitchmen. But he doesn't plan on formally approaching anyone about marketing deals until after the sale closes in coming weeks.

Metropoulos, which owns Pabst beer, has already used Ferrell in its ads. Apollo's investments include the fast-food chains Hardee's and Carl's Jr., which is known for indulgent burgers and splashy ads starring scantily clad women.

Judge Robert Drain of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of New York also approved the sale of Wonder bread to Flowers Foods, which makes Tastykakes and other breads. Flowers, based in Thomasville, Ga., would also get Nature's Pride, Butternut, Home Pride and Merita as part of the $360 million deal.

Hostess has said the Justice Department is reviewing that sale.

The sale of Beefsteak to Grupo Bimbo was also approved. Grupo Bimbo makes Entenmann's cakes and Thomas' English muffins and is paying $31.9 million for the regional bread brand.

A separate hearing is scheduled for April 9 to approve the sale of Drake's cakes, which include Devil Dogs and Yodels. Hostess picked McKee Foods, the maker of Little Debbie snack cakes, as the buyer for those brands at $27.5 million.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Nude beach shut down

Nude beach shut down, Wisconsin authorities announced Tuesday they will shut down one of nation's most popular nude beaches on weekdays after struggling for years to curtail sex and drugs on the sandbar and surrounding woods.

Nudists from around the country have been traveling to the public beach on the Wisconsin River near Mazomanie, about 25 miles northwest of Madison, for decades as word spread that prosecutors in ultra-liberal Dane County wouldn't go after anyone for showing skin. But visitors haven't stopped at just stripping down. They've been slipping off into the woods for trysts and drugs.

Authorities say that's crossing the line, but they haven't been able to stop the shenanigans. Their frustration reached a tipping point Tuesday, when the state Department of Natural Resources announced it will close the beach, the islands immediately off it and the surrounding woods to the public on weekdays, when wardens say troublemakers tend to operate unseen. The closures begin immediately. The area will remain open on weekends, though.

Bob Morton, executive director of the Austin, Tex.-based Naturist Action Committee, which lobbies on behalf of nudists, has visited the beach several times. He criticized the DNR for not consulting with beachgoers before closing the area.

"Honestly, we're on their side when it comes to enforcing things that are lewd and lascivious," Morton said. "There's something to be said about consulting the users of the place. There's got to be more to this somewhere."
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UFC fighter jail

UFC fighter jail
 UFC fighter jail, Nick Diaz caused quite a stir during the UFC 158 post-fight press conference following his unanimous decision loss to welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre in Montreal, revealing that he's never paid taxes in his life.
“I just have to invest a little more money (in training),” Diaz said when asked what he would do if he does stay in the UFC instead of retiring as he hinted at. “Now that I have a little bit more money. I've never paid taxes in my life and I'll probably go to jail.
“No one wants to hear about that, no one wants to hear about that kinda talk or what's really going on with me. I might as well just be a kid.”
UFC president Dana White told the media following the press conference that he's concerned about Diaz and his taxes, and that he'd rather have ninjas after him than the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
“At the end of the day, Nick has been in the sport forever, he wanted a shot at the title and he got a shot at the title and he got paid a lot of money for it,” White said. “What's sad is, he's gotta go pay his taxes, that's going to be (expletive); that will be sad.
“If someone doesn't take care of that kid and get him set straight, then you know. He came out here publicly tonight and said he's never paid taxes in his life. Holy (expletive)! I mean, that's bad. Somebody better handle that with his check and make sure that kid doesn't end up with nothing.”
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Monday, March 18, 2013

A $22 minimum wage

A $22 minimum wage would be in place if it had kept up with increased rates in worker productivity, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has claimed, citing a recent study.

Warren made the claim as she made the case for increasing the minimum wage last week during a Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions hearing.

The senator said, "If we started in 1960 and we said that as productivity goes up, that is as workers are producing more, then the minimum wage is going to go up the same. And if that were the case then the minimum wage today would be about $22 an hour."

She was speaking to Dr. Arindrajit Dube, a University of Massachusetts Amherst professor who has studied the economic impacts of minimum wage. She added, "So my question is Mr. Dube, with a minimum wage of $7.25 an hour, what happened to the other $14.75? It sure didn't go to the worker."

Dube further claimed that if the minimum wage had grown over that same period at the same pace as it had for the top 1 percent of income earners, then the minimum wage would in fact be closer to $33 an hour.

Warren took the opportunity to highlight the recent study, which claims to show flat minimum wage growth over the past 40-plus years. The study claims that this flat growth coincided coinciding with surging inequality across a number of economic indicators, according to The Huffington Post.

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Iran launches destroyer

Iran launches destroyer, The Jamaran-2
Iran launches destroyer, The Jamaran-2 destroyer was launched in the Caspian Sea waters Sunday in the northern port city of Bandar Anzali in Gilan province in the presence of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi and Chief of Staff of Iranˈs Armed Forces Major General Hassan Firouzabadi were also present in the ceremony.

The 1420-ton destroyer is powered by a 20000-horsepower engine with a speed of 30 knots and has the capability to carry helicopters, different surface-to-surface and surface-to-air missiles, advanced artilleries and torpedo system. It is also equipped with electronic war system.

The indigenously-built destroyer has been designed and manufactured by Defense Ministry experts and enjoys state-of-the-art navigation equipment and complex defensive systems.

When final tests are completed, the Jamaran-2 will join Iranˈs Navy fleet.

The destroyer is a symbol of the Islamic Republic's capability and strength and conveys the message of peace and friendship to the Caspian Sea states.

In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment.

The Iranian Navy launched its first destroyer, Jamaran, in the waters of the Persian Gulf in February 2010. The 1,420-ton vessel is equipped with modern radar systems and other electronic warfare capabilities.

Tehran has repeatedly assured other countries that its military might poses no threat to other states.

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Lohan Misses Flight

Lohan Misses Flight, 26-year-old troubled actress Lindsay Lohan is scheduled to appear in a Los Angeles court on March 18 for lying to police and probation violations. If the "Mean Girls" star fails to appear, she faces a bench warrant for contempt of court. Apparently, Lohan is trying to find a flight that will get her out of New York to LA . Earlier this month, Lohan was allegedly offered a 90-day house arrest deal, but reportedly she turned it down. Examiner....

Lohan has tried to pull it together with a Playboy spread, a stint on SNL, being cast as Elizabeth Taylor, as a guest star of "Glee," and with work in "Scary Movie 5" and "The Canyons." Most would agree that none of it has helped pull her out of the hole of being an actress who is only in the headlines because of her troubles.

The actress has been in jail before, but for no substantial amount of time. As Rosie O'Donnell tweeted, "She needs help - nobody around her seems to get that - it's tragic what has become of her life - work isn't gonna fix her."

Lindsay Lohan misses her flight. If she doesn't show up in court on Monday, would you be surprised?

George Clinton divorce

George Clinton divorce, behind P-funk groups Parliament and Funkadelic, has filed from divorce from his wife of 22 years, Stephanie Lynn Clinton.

According to divorce documents filed in a Florida court and obtained by TMZ, Clinton and his wife were married in Toledo, Ohio, in 1990. Over the two decades of their marriage, the two “have experienced long term separation” and said the “marriage is irretriviably broken.”

The couple have no children together and, according to the court documents, share no bank accounts or property.

2013 did not start off well for Clinton. Last month, the funk legend was forced to hand over the copyrights to four of his songs in order to pay off over $1 million he owed to former lawyers. Hendricks & Lewis law firm, who worked for Clinton from 2005 to 2008, won a $1.5 million lawsuit against him in 2010 after claiming that he failed to pay their fees.

The firm later claimed that Clinton only paid $340,000, and a federal judge ordered that he hand over the copyrights to four of his songs in lieu of payment. The four songs were: “Hardcore Jollies,” “The Electric Spanking of War Babies,” “Uncle Jam Wants You,” and “One Nation Under a Groove.” The firm can now sell or use those songs however it wants.

In 2010, a shooting after one of Clinton’s concerts in Cleveland, Ohio, left one person dead and three others wounded. A 16-year-old was killed and a 14, 20, and 23-year-old were injured. Police were puzzled by the shooting since, stating, “George Clinton and the other bands are basically from back in the 80s, that’s when they were at the height of their popularity. It’s not like it was a Lil Wayne concert or something when you have a bunch of 16, 17, 18-year-olds.”

Morrissey cancels tour

 Morrissey cancels tour, British singer Morrissey has canceled the remainder of his U.S. tour for medical reasons, after suffering a number of ailments in recent months including a bleeding ulcer and double pneumonia, his spokeswoman said. LOS ANGELES (Reuters)

The former front man for the alternative rock band The Smiths has pulled out of the last 22 concerts on his itinerary, starting with one scheduled for Monday in Lawrence, Kansas, his publicist, Lauren Papapietro, said late on Friday.

"Despite his best efforts to try to continue touring, Morrissey has to take a hiatus and will not be able to continue on the rest of the tour," she said in a statement. "Morrissey thanks all of his fans for their well wishes and thoughts."

The canceled shows include stops in Minneapolis, Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Indianapolis, Phoenix and Denver. The tour had been set to wrap up in San Francisco on April 30.

Morrissey, 53, already had canceled 21 shows over the past year, according to Rolling Stone magazine.

The tour previously had been put on hold, with a number of concerts postponed, when he was hospitalized in late January in the Denver area with a bleeding ulcer. In recent months, he also has suffered damage to the lining of his esophagus from stomach acid and double pneumonia, Papapietro said.

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LBJ Nixon 'treason'

LBJ Nixon 'treason', After the Watergate scandal taught Richard Nixon the consequences of recording White House conversations none of his successors have dared to do it. But Nixon wasn't the first.

He got the idea from his predecessor Lyndon Johnson, who felt there was an obligation to allow historians to eventually eavesdrop on his presidency.

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Pregnant coach dies

Pregnant coach dies, in bus crash, 30-year-old Kristina Quigley, was on the bus carrying the Penn. Lacrosse team when it crashed into a tree. Quigley was one of two people killed, the other was the bus driver.--Time reported--

According to the report, Quigley was rushed to the hospital via helicopter following the accident which occurred around 9 a.m. on the Penn. Turnpike. She died from her injuries and her unborn baby, who was due in about 3 months, did not make it. Reported Examiner...

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Pope pays hotel bill

Pope pays hotel bill,  gets his own luggage. It’s not everyday that the Pope, on his very first official day on the job, makes it clear that he plans to be seen as being one with the people.

In an attempt to shift the tone and image from Benedict XVI, Pope Francis’ first day as pontiff was quite, well, different.....examiner.

How different? Well, for starters, the Pope stopped by his own hotel to pay his bill. He then picked up his own luggage, as well.

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Six killed in bar shooting

Six killed in bar shooting and wounding five people,  Two men armed with a machine gun and a handgun opened fire in a bar on the outskirts of the Mexican tourist resort of Cancun on Thursday,   the office of the state's attorney general said. -MEXICO CITY (Reuters) -

Cancun, a major tourist destination on Mexico's Caribbean coast, has largely escaped the drug-related violence that has racked Acapulco, a faded tourist hot spot on the Pacific coast.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Bindi Irwin at 14

Bindi Irwin at 14, she became famous for accompanying her "Crocodile Hunter" dad Steve Irwin on dangerous expeditions for his Animal Planet documentary series.

The Australian tot started palling around with her TV host parents at an early age.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Cops kill teen gunman

Cops kill teen gunman, NYPD shot and killed a 16-year-old gunman after police say he pointed a gun at officers
Teenager was spotted by anti-crime patrol officers in an unmarked police car Officers saw the teenager fidgeting with his waistband as he walked away from the group of men When police approached to speak with the young man, cops say he turned on them and aimed a .357 caliber revolver at them. Reported Source...

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Friday, March 8, 2013

Denver thong bandit[News]

Denver thong bandit, A man in a thong has been running around, exposing himself and terrorizing neighborhoods around Sloan's Lake.

"We're looking for an individual who we have titled the 'Thong Bandit,'" District 1 Commander Paul Pazen said. "He is fully clothed somewhere in the mouth of an alley, will disrobe down to a thong and expose himself further in front of female citizens in northwest Denver."

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Latest News » 8-year-old handcuffed

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8-year-old handcuffed

8-year-old handcuffed and jailed,An elementary school student in Alton, Illinois, for two hours after throwing a fit in class, reports say.

Opposing Views notes that police were called in by teachers at Lovejoy Elementary School in Alton, when the child started acting erratically and becoming aggressive.

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