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Florida man arrested for hacking celebrity email

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A Florida man was charged with hacking into dozens of celebrity emails. Documents released Wednesday say that his targets included Christina Aguilera, Scarlett Johansson and Mila Kunis, among others. An indictment handed up Tuesday by a federal grand jury in Los Angeles indicated that Christopher Chaney hacked into more than 50 Google, Apple and Yahoo email accounts beginning late last […]

CDC official charged with child molestation and bestiality

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Police report that Dr. Kimberly Quinlan Lindsey, an official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has been arrested and charged with two counts of child molestation and a single count of bestiality. Police arrested Lindsey, 44, on Sunday and also charged her live-in boyfriend Thomas Joseph Westerman, 42, with two counts of child […]

Study reaffirms that a good breakfast leads to good grades

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Research has confirmed that children who have a healthy breakfast are more likely to perform better in school. The American Dietetic Association listed several behaviors and benefits of children who eat a healthy breakfast, including better concentration, better problem-solving skills, better hand-eye coordination, more alertness, more creativity, fewer missed school days, more physical activity and […]

Blind little leaguer pitches no-hitter

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When it comes to individual achievement in a team sport, throwing a no-hitter has got to be one of the most impressive feats possible. Imagine facing 27 batters, each with the goal of getting a hit, and being able to frustrate and confuse all 27 of them, making them come up empty. Now imagine doing […]

To protect newborns from whooping cough, mothers need to get vaccinated early

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A new study published last week in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases says that pregnant women should be vaccinated against pertussis, or whooping cough before giving birth in order to provide enough protection to newborns during their most vulnerable period. The study showed that it takes about two weeks after receiving the vaccine for a woman’s body to be protected […]

The remains of a 14-year-old victim of John Wayne Gacy to be exhumed

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On Thursday, a Cook County, Illinois judge ruled  that the body of a victim of John Wayne Gacy can be exhumed by family members for the purpose of performing DNA testing to confirm the body’s identity. Sherry Marino, 67, has doubted for a long time that the body buried more than three decades ago at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery in […]

New muppet created to address hunger

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A hungry new muppet is coming to Sesame Street. The muppet’s name is Lily, and she is meant to symbolize a serious social condition that has become much more prevalent in today’s economy: nationwide hunger. Pink with long pigtails, Sesame Street artists have designed Lily to resemble a 7-year-old girl. Her character confronts the issue of food insecurity, a growing concern across the nation. […]

Farmers markets raise concerns about contamination of produce

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By 2012, the demand for local food is expected to hit $7 billion, almost twice what it was in 2002, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Much of that food is provided by the 6,000+ farmers markets in the United States (up 40 percent in the past five years). While local food is obviously growing in popularity, there is also […]

Healthy eating habits during pregnancy lead to fewer birth defects

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According to a study from the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, pregnant women who maintain a healthier diet are less likely to have babies with birth defects. While taking folic acid supplements during pregnancy is vital, there are some birth defects, namely namely neural tube defects, that are not prevented by taking it, according to the authors […]

Boy injured when preparing video for Anderson Cooper TV Show

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A teenager has slipped into a coma after an accident that occurred after allegedly being told by a producer for Anderson Cooper’s daytime TV show to record his actions for an episode about the “teenage mind.” Reports indicate that the teenage boy was asked to “film the crazy stuff you do” in preparation for the […]

After 28 years and two children, Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed are finally wed

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After proposing to Shannon Tweed on the season finale of Gene Simmons Family Jewels on A&E, the couple chose a wedding date of October 1. A rep for the famous couple confirmed Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed kept their date and had a ceremony outside on the crystal lawn at the Beverly Hills hotel on […]

Kraft recalls Velveeta Shells and Cheese

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Kraft Foods Inc. has issued a recall for several types of its Velveeta Shells & Cheese single-serve microwaveable cups. Apparently, small, thin pieces of wire bristle may be in the cups. 137,000 Cases of the products affected by the recall were shipped to customers across the U.S. (but not Canada). Kraft, the country’s largest food maker (which hopes to split into […]

Study says kids' sleeping habits affect likelihood of obesity

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An Australian study published in the journal Sleep shows that kids who are “early to bed and early to rise” are less likely to become obese than those who are not. Researchers from the University of South Australia studied the bedtimes and rising times of 2,200 Australian children aged nine to 16 and discovered  that children who went to bed late […]

Romaine lettuce recalled due to possible listeria contamination

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True Leaf Farms is recalling 90 cartons of chopped romaine lettuce. The California-based company fears the lettuce may be contaminated with listeria, though there have been no related illnesses reported. Listeria has been in the news lately because of an unrelated outbreak linked to cantaloupes grown in Colorado, an outbreak which has infected 72 people across 18 […]

'Is my son gay' app causing uproar

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A new app for Android smartphones claims to answer the question “Is my son gay?” in 20 questions or less, and some people aren’t happy about it. The app page on the Android Market reads, “After this test you’ll have the proven answer to a question you might have since maybe a long time.” Melody Brooke, […]

More teens reporting online harassment

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A new poll on internet behavior reports that over half of all teens and young adults claim to have been bullied or harassed online. In an Associated Press/MTV poll of 1,355 people between the ages of 14 and 24, 56 percent of respondents  said they had “experienced abuse” through digital media, up from 50 percent […]

Michelle Obama encourages girls to pursue careers in science

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On Monday, first lady Michelle Obama spoke to a crowd of 140 about the importance of girls pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and math. She also admitted that she became a lawyer because these were not her best subjects. Obama spoke in the East Room as the National Science Foundation (a major funder of […]

New combination of drugs shows effectiveness against breast cancer

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Post-menopausal women with a certain type of advanced breast cancer more than doubled the time they lived without their disease getting worse by taking a combination of two drugs from Novartis and Pfizer, study data shows. Clinical trials showed that women treated with a combination of Novartis’ Afinitor (or everolimus) and Pfizer’s oestrogen-blocker Aromasin (known generically as […]

Google pays tribute to Jim Henson

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Muppets doodle reaches millions on web  Did you happen to notice some muppets peeking at you from the corner of your screen when you used Google recently? Google gave some props, 21st century style, to the man behind the Muppets, Fraggle Rock and many of Sesame Street’s most beloved puppet by adding an interactive “doodle” at […]

A Chicago woman is accused in the death of her 2-month-old daughter

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Little girl said to have suffered shaken baby sydromeStarkenya Banks, a 20-year-old woman from the south side of Chicago, was accused in the shaking death of her 2-month-old daughter. She was ordered held on $1 million bail this morning, facing first-degree murder charges. Chicago police and the Cook Couny medical examiner’s office said Banks’ daughter, Omaria Beckon, was found unresponsive at […]

40,000 Pounds of ground beef heading for school lunches recalled due to possible contamination

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Possible E. coli contamination caused the U.S. Department of Agriculture to issue a Class I recall for 40,000 pounds of ground beef products intended for Georgia school lunches. A statement released Friday by the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said the beef was produced by Palo Duro Meat in Amarillo, Texas, on or before September 9. The beef […]

FDA banning Primatene Mist inhalers for asthma

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People who use Primatene Mist to control their asthama symptoms may want to build a stockpile of the over-the-counter medicine now or start looking for other treatments. The FDA issued a reminder that the drug will no longer be available after Dec. 31 due to the fact that the inhaler it uses as a delivery system uses chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). Those […]

Teachers face voice problems as an occupational hazard

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If you stop to think about it, it kind of makes sense that teachers would wear out their voices. After all, talking is a major part of their job. Talking is probably being kind–anyone who’s ever had to communicate with a room full of children knows that talking is not an adequate description. Now there […]

Twin babies found dead in bathtub

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The police chief of East Troy, Wisconsin (a village about 30 miles southwest of Milwaukee) says twin babies died after being left unattended in a bathrub by their mother. According to Chief Alan Boyes, the 11-month-old boy and girl were not breathing when officers arrived at the apartment building in East Troy on Thursday afternoon, so they performed […]

Obama to propose big changes to "No Child Left Behind"

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Today, President Obama is expected to propose an overhaul to No Child Left Behind (NCLB), the federal law created in 2002 that changed education in the U.S. The result could be historic changes in the way schools are evaluated. One of the expected changes would be the removal of the mandate that every student pass state tests […]