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Florida mother hangs herself after killing her two kids

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It would appear that a 34-year-old woman in Florida has killed her two children and then hung herself from a ceiling fan, committing suicide–this according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. The two murders and the suicide took place in the family’s home. After receiving a call for help, deputies responded to a house in […]

Superbug claims 7th victim in Maryland hospital

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A deadly germ that has proved to be almost invincible due to its resistance to most antibiotics has been blamed for the death of a seventh person at Maryland’s National Institutes of Health Clinical Center. The death was reported on Friday in the Washington Post.  The victim, a boy from Minnesota, died on September 7th, according […]

Former high school teacher played strip poker with cheerleaders

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A former Illinois high school math teacher from Niles North High School has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor sex charge after encouraging two cheerleaders to play a game of strip poker with him. DuPage County prosecutors said the 30-year-old teacher, Jeffrey Tackes (of Bensenville, Illinois) admitted to sexual exploitation of a child. He was was sentenced to probation along with 250 hours of […]

Mother who ran over her own baby charged with DUI

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A 40-year-old woman from Steger,Illinois who allegedly drove over her child on Wednesday evening was booked at the Will County Adult Detention Facility today on two counts of aggravated DUI. Yvette Y. Guerrero-Silva is charged with the class two felony of aggravated DUI leading to the death of another and the class 4 felony of aggravated DUI causing injury […]

Young man dies during marathon gaming session

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Diablo III has been a heavily-anticipated game; maybe that’s why so many gamers have engaged in marathon play sessions since the game was released on May 15. Unfortunately, the obsession with the game has proven fatal for at least one fan. The Australian Associated Press reports that an 18-year old Diablo III player in Taiwan, identified only as Chuang, was recently found […]

The return of Furby

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After 14 years of hibernation, Furby has returned. This fall, Hasbro will be bringing back one of its most famous toys, this time with new technology (including an app connection) and a robust $60 price tag. The new generation of Furby is supposedly more huggable, with touch sensors hidden by soft fur. It is also designed to be more expressive, with twitching rubbery […]

Parent claims kids watched pornography and masturbated in middle school class

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An incident that allegedly happened in a seventh grade classroom has the parent of a middle school student calling for action. The parent claims that nine male students from Bell Middle School in San Diego were watching pornography on their cell phones during English class and masturbating. The San Diego Unified School District has confirmed […]

34-Year-old man accused of killing his mother for nagging him

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Earnest McGee has been charged with one count of first degree murder for killing his mother, according to authorities. The 34-year-old Chicago man allegedly fatally shot hs 62-year-old mother, Aletha McGee in the basement of her home. Authorities reported that McGee said at the bond hearing that his mother was “driving him crazy” and “always […]

39-Year-old single mom Jenny McCarthy poses nude for Playboy one more time

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Jenny McCarthy, host of the television show “Love in the Wild”, wanted to get in one last nude pictorial in Playboy magazine before she turned 40 this November,  and it looks like she got her wish. McCarthy, who first posed for Playboy in 1993, is featured in an eight-page layout photographed by Steve Shaw in the magazine’s July/August issue. […]

Secret Mini Space Shuttle to Land

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Air force officials say that their mysterious mini-space shuttle, known as the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle, should land this week after having orbited the Earth for more than year. It is supposed to land at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California as early as Wednesday. The unmanned re-usable vehicle measures 29 feet in length and has a 15-foot wingspan, making it look like […]

CDC denies existence of flesh-eating zombies, despite recent news

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Despite a week that features an inordinate amount of cannibalistic activity, the CDC would like to assure you that this is not the beginning of the zombie apocalypse they warned us all to prepare for last year. “Zombie apocalypse” is now in the No. 2 spot on Google’s list of  search terms that are trending, […]

Spelling bee's youngest contestant ever, a six-year-old, eliminated in second round

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The 85th Scripps National Spelling Bee saw it’s youngest competitor in the tournament’s history, a 6-year-old from Lake Ridge, Va., breeze through the first round by correctly spelling the word “Dirigible.” The second round, however, proved to be more challenging. The girl, Lori Anne, was assigned the word “ingluvies,” meaning “the crop of a bird or insect.” She started […]

Aimee Copeland, the young woman battling flesh-eating disease, speaks

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According to a blog post from her father, Aimee Copeland has spoken her first words since being hospitalized for flesh-eating bacteria. Andy Copeland reportedly posted the following to his blog: “Today…May 27……is AIMEE DAY!!! Sunday, Aimee has finally spoken her first words. I will follow with details tonight.” He also promised to provide more details […]

Sunscreen labels may be lying

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As summer looms closer and closer, those of us with fair skin have already begun our annual desperate run to find some sunscreen. It’s not easy, either, with sunscreen bottles making claims about being waterproof, long lasting, SPF 9,406, cancer-preventing and whatever else they think will make them stand out on the shelf. Now, to […]

Unfaithful men more likely to die of a heart attack

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  There are quite a few reasons why it may be unhealthy for a man to cheat on his wife, but most men probably don’t realize that an increased risk of a heart attack is among them. Italian researchers who were studying male monagamy found something surprising–men who have extramarital affairs are more likely to […]

Baby saved with world's smallest artificial heart

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Doctors in Italy have implanted the world’s smallest artificial heart into a 16-month-old boy, keeping the the baby alive until a donor was located for a transplant. Even though the operation took place last month, it was just made public this week by the doctors at Rome’s Bambino Gesu hospital. The artificial heart kept the baby alive for 13 days before the transplant. […]

Prom held under the same roof as porn convention

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What might be a dream come true for some teenage boys is a nightmare for parents. Parents dropping off their teens at Miami Beach Senior High’s prom Saturday night might have seen a bit more than they expected to as the site of the big dance, the Miami Beach Convention Center,  was  also hosting the […]

Diabetes rising in teen population, according to study

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A new study published in the May 21 issue of the journal Pediatrics suggests that the percentage of U.S. teens with diabetes is rising. The study found that the percentage of adolescents (12 to 19) with diabetes or prediabetes increased from 9 percent to 23 percent between 1999 and 2008. Prediabetes, like diabetes, is a […]

Former FBI agent charged with distribution of child pornography

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A former FBI Supervisory special agent has been arrested and charged with distributing child pornography. The agent, Donald J. Sachtleben , had worked on such high profile terrorism and bombing cases as the Unabomber case, the Oklahoma City bombing, the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the 9/11 attacks, serving as a team leader on many investigations. […]

Man wakes up at his own funeral

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A 28 year-old waiter in southern Egypt turned his own funeral into a celebration when he woke up during the proceedings, hours after having been declared dead. Hamdi Hafez al-Nubi (from the village of Naga al-Simman in the southern province of Luxor) suffered a heart attack while working, after which hospital officials pronounced him dead. According to his family, grieving relatives took the […]

Young woman with flesh-eating infection may lose more limbs

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Aimee Copeland, 24, has already lost her left leg to a rare flesh-eating infection, and now it appears that she is likely to lose her hands and remaining foot, her family reports. The Gerogia student has shown some signs of recovery, however, so her family is staying optimistic. Andy Copeland, the woman’s father, said, “Aimee appears to have normal brain function at this time, […]

Five-month-old twins found dead in their home, DCFS investigates

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Authorities report that five-month-old twins were found dead on the west side of Chicago this morning in the Little Village neighborhood. Police News Affairs Officer Laura Kubiak said that the babies, a boy and a girl named Julian and Giselle Romero , were found unresponsive by family members at about 10 a.m. inside their home. The Cook […]

Church says women need to lower their standards if they want to get married

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There apparently aren’t enough men in Australia, or at least “marriage quality” men, which has prompted the Catholic Church in Australia to suggest that women lower their expectations if they are serious about getting married. Father Tony Kerin of Melbourne said, “Are women getting too choosy? I’d say yes,” in an interview with the GlobalPost. He went on to say, […]

Army nurse dies in Afghanistan during Skype chat with wife

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A woman witnessed the death of her husband, an Army nurse serving in Afghanistan, during a video chat via Skype, the family said Friday. Pentagon officials said the death of Beaumont Army Medical Center Capt. Bruce Kevin Clark was under investigation so no details were immediately available. The El Paso Times quoted Beaumont spokesman Clarence Davis as saying that Clark’s  […]

Principal and secretary lose jobs over video of their kiss

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A principal at a small Arizona Charter high school and his secretary have lost their jobs after a student secretly filmed their intimate classroom encounter, according to local media reports. Stephen McClenning resigned from his post as principal of The Scholars Academy earlier this week, according to 3TV in Phoenix. The school is located in Quartzsite, Ariz., a town […]