Friday, February 26, 2010

Police officer arrested in teen’s bedroom

SEARCY, Arkansas - A 48-year-old Searcy police officer who worked as a school resource officer has been arrested in the bedroom of a 16-year-old girl. Arkansas State Police spokesman Bill Sadler says state police agents were waiting in the room when Hamilton Riley entered through a window about 1 a.m.---...More

Size-D Implants Saved Woman’s Life

Beverly Hills, California - A cosmetic surgeon says a woman’s size-D breast implants might have saved her life when a gunman opened fire at her office. Lydia Carranza was working at the Simi Valley dental office when her co-worker, the gunman’s wife, was shot and killed. Carranza survived a gunshot to the chest.---...More

Friday, February 19, 2010

Japanese restaurateur,Is it the soup

By Chris Meyers Tokyo - A Japanese restaurateur has turned the nation's everyday comfort food, ramen or noodle soup, into a pricey, gourmet affair that costs more than $100 and takes three days to ---...More

Docs leave foot-long instrument in woman's abdomen

It took five long months for a Czech woman to discover the reason for her pain: Doctors had left a foot-long medical tool inside her abdomen. This month, doctors at a clinic in the southeastern town ---...More

First came love, then came marriage-night arrests

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) -- A marriage got off to a rocky start after the 21-year-old groom from northern Idaho was arrested twice on his wedding night and charged with assaulting his new wife in nearby eastern Washington. Court records show Nathan Lewis of Lewiston, Idaho, was charged Tuesday in Asotin County Superior Court with second-degree assault and interfering with a report of domestic violence---...More

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Britons wash their sheets every 4 months

LONDON - A British company said its survey suggests more than half a million people in the country only wash their bed sheets an average three times per year. The company said 8 percent of Northern Ireland respondents admitted the same unhygienic practice. ---...More

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Police: Woman used hit-and-run excuse when tardy

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- State police said a western Pennsylvania woman faked a report that she was a hit-and-run victim because she was afraid she'd get fired for being late to work. Courtni Roberts, 20, faces a preliminary hearing March 31 on a charge of making false reports to police on Feb. 5

Meatless Mondays to Stop Climate ‘Emergency’

Cambridge, Massashusetts - Going green will not be optional in Cambridge. It will be mandatory. There will be congestion pricing to reduce car travel. Curbside parking will be eliminated. There will be a carbon tax and taxes on plastic and paper bags. Also vegetarianism and veganism, complete with “Meatless or Vegan Mondays. ---...More

Friday, February 12, 2010

Del. teen found in igloo with pot, bongs, knife

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) -- Police responding to a report of a suspicious man carrying a gun instead found two legs sticking out of a homemade igloo. New Castle County police said the legs belong to Delaware teen who was arrested Wednesday after he was found to be carrying a survival knife, a hammer, 7.5 grams of marijuana and two marijuana pipes.---...More

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Man walks into Wal-Mart, smashes 29 TVs with bat

LILBURN, Ga. (AP) -- Police in Georgia say a 23-year-old man grabbed a baseball bat inside of a Walmart and smashed 29 flat-screen televisions. Police in Lilburn near Atlanta have charged Westley Strellis with 29 counts of criminal damage to property in the second degree. Witnesses tell police he grabbed a metal baseball bat from the sporting goods section Wednesday, walked to the electronics department and destroyed the TVs on display---...More

Teen, cafeteria aide charged in food fight brawl

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) -- A Connecticut school cafeteria worker and a 13-year-old girl face criminal charges after police said a food fight turned into a real fight. Waterbury police said the fifth-grader at Gilmartin Elementary School threw vegetables at 55-year-old lunch aide Rosa Robles last Thursday, and Robles responded by throwing vegetables in the girl's face. Police said a fight broke out when the girl punched Robles in the face. Authorities said both suffered cut lips, and the g---...More

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Man blocks view of belly dancers, gets knocked out

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A state lawmaker from northeast Ohio says a punch to the face left him unconscious on the floor of a Youngstown restaurant. Democratic state Rep. Robert Hagan said he was assaulted. Hagan said a man asked him to step out of the way of his view of belly dancers on stage and then taunted him with offensive language. --...More

21 Percent of adults choose pet over partner

NEW YORK - Rather than spending Valentine?s Day with their partner, one-fifth of adults would prefer to be with their pet. The survey of 24,000 people in 23 countries found 21 percent of adults would rather spend February 14 with their pet than their spouse. ---...More

Hair extensions cause baldness

UK - Hair extensions should be banned, according to one of the biggest hair science groups in the UK. The Trichological Society says a growing number of salons are offering to do them at a cheap price and some hairdressers don?t have the qualifications to put them in properly and that?s leading to more young women suffering from hair problems such as bald patches and alopecia.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Stupid News:$54,758.11 electricity bill

New Zealand - Gary and Judy Inglis, who own Smitty’s Sports Bar and Grill in Whitianga, say they switched power providers in January 2007 after a door-to-door salesman promised lower bills for their business. Last July they received a letter from the power giant claiming they had been billed incorrectly and ordering them to pay $54,758.11. ---...More

Jack Nicholson may be eaten by birds

Jack Nicholson is considering being picked by vultures when he dies. The 72-year-old actor has become fascinated with the traditional sky burials carried out by some Native Americans which involve the deceased’s body being hung from a tree or wooden scaffold and being left for scavengers.---...More

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Robbers hold up post office wearing burqas

France - Two burqa-wearing robbers have held up a French post office using a handgun concealed beneath an Islamic-style full veil, court officials said. Postal office staff let the pair through the security double doors of the banking branch near Paris, believing them to be veil-wearing Muslim women.---...More

Man steals bottle of Schnapps, hides in police station

RIVERTON, Wyoming - Riverton police say a 26-year-old ran out of a store after grabbing the bottle of booze and a package of cough drops Wednesday and hid in a nearby building, which happened to be the police station.---...More

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Fatty foods may not be bad for your heart

NEW YORK - The saturated fat found mainly in meat and dairy products has a bad reputation, but a new analysis of published studies finds no clear link between people’s intake of saturated fat and their risk of developing heart disease. In the new analysis, which combined the results of 21 previous studies, researchers found no clear evidence that higher saturated fat intakes led to higher risks of heart disease or stroke.....More

Woman takes one of world’s earliest languages to the grave

Andaman Islands - The last member of a 65,000-year-old tribe has died, taking one of the world’s earliest languages to the grave. Boa Sr, who died last week aged about 85, was the last native of the Andaman Islands who was fluent in Bo. Named after the tribe, Bo is one of the 10 Great Andamanese languages, which are thought to date back to the pre-Neolithic period when the earliest humans walked out of Africa....More

Parents Gave Sick Son Prayer Instead of Medicine

OREGON CITY, Oregon - An Oregon couple Jeff and Marci Beagley testified they did everything they could for their 16-year-old son before he died, but a jury decided that anointing oils and prayer were not enough. The couple, who practices faith healing, was convicted of criminally negligent homicide on Tuesday after prosecutors argued they failed in their duty to get medical help for their son....More

Friday, February 5, 2010

Fire started in 1962 still burning

CENTRALIA, Pennsylvania - Standing before the wreckage of his bulldozed home, John Lokitis Jr. felt sick to his stomach, certain that a terrible mistake had been made. He?d fought for years to stay in the house. It was one of the few left standing in the moonscape of Centralia, a once-proud coal town whose population fled an underground mine fire that began in 1962 and continues to burn. ---...More

Camel burger newest healthy option on the menu

DUBAI - A traditional Emirati restaurant in Dubai has added a new entree to its menu billed as a fat-free choice for carnivorous but health-conscious diners: the Camel Burger. The Local House restaurant offers a quarter pound camel burger, loaded with cheese and smothered in burger sauce. ---...More

Charlie Sheen faces felony charge

Aspen Colorado - Charlie Sheen is reportedly facing a felony charge over his Christmas Day bust-up with wife Brooke Mueller in Aspen. It is thought that the actor will also be charged with misdemeanour assault following his arrest for domestic violence.---...More

Thursday, February 4, 2010

'Chicken-playing' chicken lives with horse, dragon

GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) -- A black chicken who spent two months dodging cars, coyotes and captors at a busy Glendale intersection is a sitting duck no more. Berna Arnold and her 8-year-old son said they used fishing nets to catch the elusive hen and move her to their Simi Valley home, where she is living with a horse, a bearded dragon, lizards and three other chickens---...More

Sweat lodge guru charged in deaths

Arizona - Self-help guru James Ray was arrested Wednesday after a grand jury indictment charging him with three counts of manslaughter in the deaths of three participants at an Arizona sweat lodge ceremony he organized last year. Three people died after spending time in the sweat lodge October 8 and nearly 20 others were sickened.

Fla. trooper accused of writing bogus tickets

MIAMI (AP) -- A Florida Highway Patrol trooper based in South Florida has been arrested on charges of official misconduct, after authorities said he wrote hundreds of fake citations to drivers. Paul C. Lawrence was accused of trying to increase the number of citations he issued by writing bogus tickets. More than 200 traffic tickets he issued since November have been dismissed, and there may be more---...More

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

FBI: Unruly passenger blames medical pot cookies

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A San Francisco man claims he was high on a double dose of medical marijuana cookies when he screamed, dropped his pants and attacked crew members on a cross-country flight, forcing its diversion to Pittsburgh, the FBI said Wednesday---...More

Man upset over gas pump drives SUV through window

PINSON, Ala. (AP) -- A man was charged with attempted murder after authorities said he drove his truck through the window of a service station. Jefferson County Chief Deputy Randy Christian said a 49-year-old man pulled into a BP station on Alabama 75 in Pinson Sunday morning and got into a dispute with the clerk because the pump was turned off. Christian said the station has a pay-first policy---...More

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Hunter shot by his own dog - Bad Dog!

Merced County - A hunter trying to retrieve duck decoys got a surprise when he was accidentally shot by his own dog. The accident occurred Saturday when the female Labrador retriever stepped on her owner?s loaded shotgun, causing the safety to disengage and the weapon to fire, according to the Merced County Sheriff?s Department.---...More

Monday, February 1, 2010

Inventor unveils $7,000 talking sex robot

To some men, she might seem like the perfect woman: She's a willowy 5 feet 7 and 120 pounds. She'll chat with you endlessly about your interests. And she'll have sex whenever you please -- as long as her battery doesn't run out.

Haiti voodoo high priest: Aid monopolised by Christians

- Max Beauvoir, Haiti?s ?supreme master? of voodoo, alleged his faith?s opponents had deliberately prevented much-needed help from reaching followers of the religion, which blends the traditional beliefs of West African slaves with Roman Catholicism. ?The evangelicals are in control and they take everything for themselves.---...More

Teacher collects $100,000 salary for doing nothing

New York - A Queens teacher who collects a $100,000 salary for doing nothing spends time in a Department of Education ?rubber room? working on his law practice and managing 12 real-estate properties worth an estimated $7.8 million, The Post found. Alan Rosenfeld hasn?t set foot in a classroom for nearly a decade.---...More