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Pope Francis One Lung

Pope  Francis One Lung, the new Pope had one of his organs removed as a teenager, presumably after a bout with an infection. At that time, it’s possible that antibiotic treatments that are commonly used today to treat such infections were not as available, and to protect patients from further health problems doctors removed the lung as way to stop the infection from spreading. “It was probably a pretty bad infection, and maybe even an abscess, that might have caused him to bleed,” says Dr. John Belperio, association professor of pulmonary and critical care medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California Los Angeles. “If he were bleeding a lot in the lung, the only thing to do is to resect the lung, take it out, to stop the bleeding.” Most bacterial infections wouldn’t cause such serious damage to the lung tissue , but, says Dr. Ronald Crystal , professor of medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, some strains, such a

Lindsey Vonn wins: sixth World Cup

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LENZERHEIDE, Switzerland (AP) — Lindsey Vonn won her sixth straight World Cup downhill title after thick fog forced the final race to be canceled Wednesday. Five weeks after her season was ended by a serious knee injury, Vonn retained her title by beating Tina Maze of Slovenia by one point. Fog hung on the lower slopes all day and earlier forced the International Ski Federation to cancel the men's downhill. The women's race was canceled at 2:30 p.m. (1330 GMT), three hours after its scheduled start. VONN: Releases post-surgery photo Maze has dominated the season but lost a historic chance at sweeping the World Cup titles. Maze needed only finish in the top 14 to top the downhill standings. In a strange twist, Vonn was denied a fourth straight overall title in 2011 by the weather in Lenzerheide. Bronze medalist Lindsey Vonn holds United States' flag during the flower ceremony for the Women's super-G at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Whis

Tamar Braxton: Announces her Pregnancy

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Tamar Braxton Is Pregnant Tamar Braxton announces her pregnancy Credit: Courtesy of Tamar Braxton Tamar Braxton has a bun in the oven! The "Love and War" singer announced she is pregnant during a March 13 appearance on Good Morning America. This will be the first child for Braxton, 35, and her record executive husband, Vince Herbert, 43. PHOTOS: What stars love about motherhood Moments after Braxton's announcement, the Alexander McQueen-clad mom-to-be shared the first picture of her baby bump on Instagram. "I have a love on top! I am pregnant!" Braxton (referencing Beyonce's "Love on Top" anthem) told ABC's Lara Spencer. "I feel great and greedy at the same time. This is the most I've eaten ever." PHOTOS: Celebs' mommy must-haves Braxton didn't reveal her due date on air, but she did hint that the big day is coming sooner than later. "I don't have that many months to go," she teased. "Almost th

Found: 600-year-old coin found

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CHICAGO -- Scientists from Illinois have found a rare, 600-year-old Chinese coin on the Kenyan island of Manda. The Field Museum in Chicago announced the find Wednesday. The joint expedition was led by Chapurukha Kusimba of the museum and Sloan Williams of the University of Illinois-Chicago. Researchers say the coin proves trade existed between China and eastern Africa decades before European explorers set sail. The coin is made of copper and silver. It has a square hole in the center so it could be worn on a belt. Scientists say it was issued by Emperor Yongle of China and his name is written on the coin. Scientists from Kenya, Pennsylvania and Ohio also participated in the expedition. They also found human remains and other artifacts predating the coin. LOOK: 600 year old coin found

Report: Storage Wars lawsuit

The “Storage Wars” lawsuit heatedly continues this week, as Yahoo! TV News reported this Tuesday, March 12, that “Storage Wars” and the A&E Network has won the first round in a legal battle against Dave Hester, who argued in his lawsuit that the popular reality show is actually staged. In yesterday’s ruling, Judge Michael Johnson took sides with A&E’s “Storage Wars” on several key points, first dismissing Dave Hester’s argument that the Unfair Business Practices was violated by the network. Johnson similarly agreed with the show in the “Storage Wars” lawsuit for the ruling that any injunction against the TV series would in turn violate the First Amendment rights of A&E. Dave Hester first filed the “Storage Wars” lawsuit back in Dec. 2012. He claimed that he’d been fired from the show after alleging that the entire TV series was staged. What’s more, said Hester, is that the producers of the show actually plant very valuable items behind the scenes in the storage lockers bef

Report: Reggie Bush new team

Reggie Bush new team: The Detroit Lions are vying for running back Reggie Bush's services and hope to nudge the Arizona Cardinals out of the way. Bush will visit the Lions on Wednesday, according to a person informed of the meeting. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on condition of anonymity because neither the team nor Bush's representatives has confirmed the visit publicly. Bush is a warm-weather guy, having grown up in California. He then played for the New Orleans Saints and Miami Dolphins. The Cardinals would allow him to live in a warmer locale. But the Lions play under a roof, of course, and could provide a better opportunity for Bush to get touches in their offense. The Lions are still without running back Jahvid Best, who may never play again because of repeat concussions, and Mikel Leshoure "had enough inconsistencies to say that he's not there yet," coach Jim Schwartz said at the scouting combine last month. Meanwhile, the Cardinals will host runnin

Razor blades in donuts

Razor blades in donuts: A couple in Draper, Utah, may get a taste of jail after being arrested for allegedly sticking broken razor blades in doughnuts in hopes of getting a settlement from a grocery store. Carol Lee Leazer-Hardman, 39, and Michael Condor, 35, were arrested for filing a false police report after allegedly sticking the razor bits into doughnuts they purchased at a Smith's Food and Drug store and then actually eating the blade-filled pastries, KSL-TV reported. Hardman and Condor, who worked at a nearby Dollar Tree, were also charged with aggravated assault after allegedly letting one of their co-workers bite into one of their doughnuts knowing that there were razor blade pieces inside, according to MSNnow. The couple made the claim last Wednesday. While the doughnuts were not made in the Smith's bakery, rather they were sold in sealed, tamper-proof packaging and shipped from out of state, the items were immediately removed from the store shelves pending an invest

Medieval knight found

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The grave stone is marked with a cross and and ornate sword - signifying a knight or nobleman   The remains of a medieval knight or nobleman found underneath a car park are to be moved to make way for a university building. The grave and evidence of a 13th Century monastery were uncovered when archaeologists were called to an Edinburgh Old Town building site. An elaborate sandstone slab, with carvings of a Calvary Cross and ornate sword, marked the grave. Continue reading the main story    “Start Quote     This find has the potential to be one of the most significant and exciting archaeological discoveries in the city for many years” Richard Lewis Edinburgh Council culture convener The car park was cleared to build a new Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation. As part of low carbon measures for the University of Edinburgh scheme, work was being carried out in the former car park to create a rainwater harvesting tank for the new building. It was already known the area had been the

American Idol Recap: Where Is Nicki Minaj?

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Season 12's top 10 finalists With the top five women and top five men vocalists finally decided, Wednesday night’s American Idol began the competition proper. But when the house lights came on, judge Nicki Minaj was MIA. "We are coming to you live and on time," host Ryan Seacrest said before telling the cheering audience to “keep that energy going for three of your four judges who are here tonight." Seacrest explained that Minaj was “stuck in traffic” on the 405 and proceeded to keep the show moving along until she finally arrived, completely missing Curtis Finch Jr.’s hideous attire.  Also missing: Keith Urban’s tattoo, as the judge for the first time in weeks didn’t wear a shirt that could playfully show off his chest with the top button so carefully unfastened. That fashion faux pas should never happen again! For a brief moment, Idol viewers got to see what the show would look like sans Minaj, and we just want to say: Nicki, never be late again, littl

"Storage Wars" lawsuit: A&E wins partial victory

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - A&E and "Storage Wars" have taken the first round in its ongoing legal tangle with its former star Dave Hester, who claimed in a lawsuit that the reality show is staged. In a ruling Tuesday, Judge Michael Johnson of Los Angeles Superior Court sided with the network on a couple of points, throwing out the Unfair Business Practices of Hester's complaint on First Amendment grounds. Johnson also sided with A&E in ruling that an injunction against the series would violate the network's First Amendment rights. Hester filed suit in Los Angeles Superior Court in December, claiming that he had been fired for complaining that the show had been rigged. Specifically, Hester alleges, the show's producers plant valuable items in storage lockers, which competitors then bid on, supposedly without knowing what's inside them. In response, A&E filed an anti-SLAAP motion to strike stating that the show enjoys First Amendment protections. H

4 Fatally Shot in Upstate New York; Police hunt for the Killer

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Officials said that Mr. Myers shot at officers from a building in Herkimer, N.Y. They did not offer a motive for the shootings. HERKIMER, N.Y. — The first sign of trouble was a fire, which sent acrid smoke billowing above the village of Mohawk in upstate New York shortly after 9 a.m. on Wednesday.  As firefighters made their way to battle the blaze, the police said, the man who set the fire made his way to a barbershop in the heart of the village and shot four people with a shotgun, killing two customers and critically wounding two others. He then drove a mile to a carwash in neighboring Herkimer and shot and killed two more people, the police said, before fleeing and setting off a manhunt. The police discovered the suspect’s car near a building on Main Street here around 1 p.m., but as they converged on the site, the suspect opened fire, sending officers diving for cover and setting the stage for a tense standoff that remained unresolved as of early evening. Busin

Clive Burr dies

Iron Maiden's first drummer, Clive Burr, has passed away in his sleep at the age of 56. The iconic British heavy metal band were in mourning on Wednesday as they announced the news to fans via their Facebook page. Burr, who was part of the line-up from 1979-1982, passed away during his sleep at his home on Tuesday after suffering with Multiple Sclerosis. Scroll down for video Rock icon: Clive Burr, who was the original drummer for Iron Maiden, has passed away in his sleep at the age of 56 The drummer had battled the disease for years, and was left severely in debt thanks to his medical bills. His former band had rallied around him during his illness, staging concerts to raise funds for the Clive Burr MS Trust Fund. 'This is terribly sad news. Clive was a very old friend of all of us. He was a wonderful person and an amazing drummer who made a valuable contribution to Maiden in the early days when we were starting out,' wrote the band. Original line-up: Burr was the band

600-year-old coin found

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600-year-old coin found is making world headlines today, as The Epoch News reported this Wednesday, March 13, that the discovery of a 600-year-old Chinese coin deep in a Kenyan island has revealed that there may have been more trade between Africa and China before the arrival of Europeans than previously known. 600-year-old coin found Under the headline, “600-year-old coin found: Chinese coin is discovered in Kenya”, sources report that some relatively surprising news in world history may be made this week, as the discovery of this ancient coin suggests that there may have been some sort of trade relationship between China and Africa over six centuries ago. The coin itself is very small and made out of silver and copper, bearing a square hole in the center. The coins themselves were called “Yongle Tongbao”, added the report, and named after the Dynasty Emperor of the time, Emperor Yongle. His rule lasted between 1403 and 1425 in China. He w

Storage Wars' lawsuit

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The “Storage Wars” lawsuit heatedly continues this week, as Yahoo! TV News reported this Tuesday, March 12, that “Storage Wars” and the A&E Network has won the first round in a legal battle against Dave Hester, who argued in his lawsuit that the popular reality show is actually staged. 'Storage Wars' lawsuit In yesterday’s ruling, Judge Michael Johnson took sides with A&E’s “Storage Wars” on several key points, first dismissing Dave Hester’s argument that the Unfair Business Practices was violated by the network. Johnson similarly agreed with the show in the “Storage Wars” lawsuit for the ruling that any injunction against the TV series would in turn violate the First Amendment rights of A&E. Dave Hester first filed the “Storage Wars” lawsuit back in Dec. 2012. He claimed that he’d been fired from the show after alleging that the entire TV series was staged. What’s more, said Hester, is that the producers of

'Price Is Right' lawsuit

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The "Price is Right" lawsuit victory by former model Brandi Cochran was stripped from her. According to Today.com on March 13, Cochran was awarded nearly $8.5 million by a jury in a lawsuit against the game show, and the judge took it away. A former model on "The Price Is Right" game show filed a lawsuit Wednesday alleging wrongful termination and sexual harassment by producers who continually humiliated and berated her, The lawsuit was based on accusations by the 41-year-old model that she was wrongfully terminated after seven years on the show because she left for maternity leave. The victory was for $7.7 million in puni

Pope one lung: New Pope with single lung

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The newest pope has one lung, making Pope Francis I the first ever to have that distinction. Add to that fact he is the first named Francis, or the first from South America, and it gives him plenty of firsts for the head of the Catholic Church. On Wednesday, the brand new Pope was seen via live breaking news reports on all major TV stations around the world. As he was revealed, more information came up including the fact he had just one lung. A report from Time.com via Yahoo! News on March 13 indicates that when he was a teenager, the new Pope had one of his lungs removed, but they don't give the exact reasons for it's removal. It's speculated he had this done due to an infection, back in a time when antibiotics were not as prevalent when it came to treating such infections. So in order to keep him healthy, his lung was removed as to keep the infection from spreading further. Newly elected Pope Francis I appears on the central balcony of St Peter's Basilica on Marc

6th Grader Brings $20K to School [VIDEO]

Student Brings $20K to School, Police are investigating an incident involving a 12-year-old girl and a backpack full of cash. On Monday, the female student brought $20,000 cash in her backpack to the 6th Grade Academy Building in Taylor. Taylor School District became aware of the problem after the female student began passing the cash out to others. She reportedly gave one student $200 and another $500.....wxyz The school principal notified police.The girl told the police she got it from a friend across the street in her neighborhood. Police have the money now and they're holding on to it until the family who says it's their cash can provide them with a reasonable explanation of where it came from and what it was to be used for. youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ABCbfe_ifVI

Tigers release Boesch

Unable to trade Brennan Boesch this spring, the Detroit Tigers gave him his unconditional release this morning. “I think, sometimes, we throw that term ‘change of scenery’ around too loose, but I think this is a case where it’s probably a great thing. I truly believe that,” manager Jim Leyland said today. “I still think there’s potential there. It wasn’t going to fit with our club this particular year. Hopefully, Brennan will move forward, and things will work out for him like we hoped they would have here. Just didn’t work, and I’ll leave it at that.” By releasing Boesch now, the Tigers owe him one-sixth of the $2.3-million salary they tendered him in January -- about $400,000. Tigers president/general manager Dave Dombrowski told reporters this morning, before the Tigers played Florida Southern College at Joker Marchant Stadium, that Andy Dirks will be the team’s primary leftfielder, and there was no need for another left-handed-hitting outfielder. It didn’t help Boesch that he miss

Hillary-Michelle in 2016?: Obama v/s Clinton

Is a Hillary-Michelle dream ticket coming together in 2016? Though Hillary Clinton has denied reports that she wants to run for president in 2016 and Michelle Obama has never mentioned any intentions to keep living in the White House, Democrats are buzzing about the thought of an all-woman Hillary-Michelle ticket for the next election cycle. “All due respect for President Obama and Vice President Biden, but that would truly be a dream team for America,”  former Clinton spokeswoman Karen Finney told the Washington Examiner. “Both women are proven effective leaders who’ve raise children, so dealing with Congress would be a snap!” After the election of Barack Obama opened up the White House to candidates outside the norm of older white men, some have grown excited at shattering the glass ceiling with a Hillary-Michelle White House in 2016. Polling evidence would seem to suggest that a Hillary-Michelle ticket would be very popular with voters. A recent poll from Quinnipiac Univers

6th grader brings $20K to school

The 6th grader brings $20K to school is one top news headline that has caught quite a bit of the public’s attention this week, as Belge Info reported this March 13, 2013, that a middle school student brought almost $20,000 to school this week, while police are currently investigating how the cash was found by the young female. Under the news headline, “6th grader brings $20K to school”, sources report that officials from a Taylor, Michigan school are looking into the case of a 12-year-old girl bringing nearly $20,000 in cash in her backpack to class. The Taylor School District became aware that the middle school girl had brought the money to school after teachers saw the student handing out money to her peers. She reportedly gave one of her friends $200, and another $500, says the report. When a 6th grader brings $20K to school, it certainly raises many eyebrows, and the girl who’d brought the money in her backpack was soon brought in for questioning, added the report. The student sai

Maui flight diverted

A U.S. Airways flight early Tuesday morning had to make a stop in Honolulu when some issues on the plane were discovered. The Maui flight diverted after crew members discovered an issue with the pressurization and air conditioning kit. KITV shared the details on March 12. The redeye left Maui for Phoenix, but did not get very far when the problem was discovered and the Maui flight was diverted. The plane has two of the kits, and one was not functioning properly. The flight had 166 passengers on-board, and about half rebooked onto other flights while the other half were headed back out on a new flight Tuesday night. The airline says that turning the flight around was a cautionary decision by the crew, and luckily there were no significant worries in this case. The passengers may have been inconvenienced by a few hours or up to a day, but given the length of the flight, many were surely appreciative of the Maui flight diversion if the crew was concerned about the plane's performance

Hillary-Michelle in 2016?

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Excerpted from WASHINGTON EXAMINER: Hillary Clinton hasn’t stepped into the 2016 Democratic presidential primaries yet and there’s already buzz growing for the ultimate grrl power ticket: Clinton and first lady Michelle Obama. “All due respect for President Obama and Vice President Biden, but that would truly be a dream team for America,” said former Clinton spokeswoman Karen Finney. “Both women are proven effective leaders who’ve raise children, so dealing with Congress would be a snap!” added Finney, also a former Democratic Party spokeswoman. “More than anything else, this reflects the growing awareness that it is time for the glass ceiling of the last old boys club to be firmly shattered,” added Democratic strategist Chris Lehane. It’s not just talk. Bumper stickers reading “2016-Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama,” and “Hillary-Michelle 2016 First First Lady Ticket For President” are popping up. “I look forward to the day when a woman can run fo

Killer Dolphins' Escape

'Killer Dolphins' Escape, is the Russian news agency RIA Novosti had quite a scoop Tuesday: "Three of the Ukrainian navy's 'killer' dolphins" have escaped their handlers during a training exercise, probably to go look for a mate. The source for this news of escaped military dolphins was "Ukrainian media," and RIA Novosti dutifully reports that "Ukraine's Defense Ministry denied the reports," but the dolphins-on-the-prowl story was mostly a set-up for the kicker........theweek. A reminder of RIA Novosti's sensational article from last fall that the Ukrainian navy's dolphins have been "trained to attack enemy combat swimmers using special knives or pistols fixed to their heads." The American and British media ran with it. "Killer secret-agent dolphins go AWOL in Ukraine," said the New York Daily News. "3 commando dolphins go AWOL in Crimea," reported USA Today. "Ukrainian 'killer&#

Hero grandpa fired

Shockingly, a hero grandpa fired by a charity was sacked for wrestling a shark away from swimmers. According to a March 13 top news report by Gawker, Paul Marshallsea learned days ago that he and his wife were sacked from the charity they worked for over 10 years, apparently because they were supposed to be on sick leave. Marshallsea, 62, and his 56-year-old wife took an approved two-month medical leave from the Pant and Dowlais Boys and Girls Club. Apparently, their doctor advised them to take a break from their fast-paced roles to treat stress-related conditions. However, the grandma and grandpa were fired after they returned from a fun-filled vacation in Australia. During the British couple's time off, they took to an Aussie beach. At some point, a commotion started up over a large shark swimming in the shallows. Once he realized the predator was within reach of children, Marshallsea jumped into action, grabbed the dusky shark by the tail and wrestled it away from the bathers.

4 killed in shooting spree

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4 killed in shooting spree Police SWAT teams converged on a jewelry store in one of two upstate New York villages where four people were killed and at least two others wounded in separate shootings. Authorities have identified the suspect as Kurt Meyers, 64, of Mohawk. He is considered armed and dangerous and still on the loose in Herkimer, police say. Officials say guns and ammunition were found inside his apartment after emergency crews were sent to a fire there Wednesday morning. The Utica Observer-Dispatch reports that police are focusing on Freddy's Jewelers on Main Street in Herkimer, where two people were fatally shot at a car wash and oil change business. The newspaper reports that officials in the neighboring village of Mohawk, where two other people were killed in a barbershop, seem to think Meyers is still on foot somewhere. Other reports suggest he may have been picked up by a taxi. The two villages are about 65 miles east of Syracuse, on opposite sides of the Moha

Google shakeup: Chrome head Sundar Pichai takes over Android from Andy Rubin

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Andy Rubin, Google's former senior vice president of mobile. Andy Rubin is out as the leader of Google's Android efforts. "Andy's decided it's time to hand over the reins and start a new chapter at Google. Andy, more moonshots please!," CEO Larry Page wrote in a blog post this morning. Rubin in handing the reins to Sundar Pichai, a nine-year Google veteran who is the senior vice president for Chrome and Apps. This move may be an indication that Android and Chrome will grow closer together, as they compete with Apple's iOS and Mac OS. Sindar Pichai, Google's senior vice president of engineering in charge of Chrome and the Google Apps, and now Android. Rubin came to Google in August 2005 , when the company acquired his mobile software startup, Android, Inc. Following is the full release from Page: Sergey and I first heard about Android back in 2004, when Andy Rubin came to visit us at Google. He believed that aligning standards around an

Obama to Meet With House GOP Over Budget

WASHINGTON – President Obama headed back to Capitol Hill on Wednesday in his new campaign to win over his loudest critics in Congress: the restless and resistant House Republican majority. After his session Tuesday with Senate Democrats, the president was to spend an hour with Speaker John A. Boehner and the 231 other House Republicans, who have regularly tangled with the White House and Senate Democrats over tax and spending policy. The fight is being renewed this week as House Republicans unveiled their budget, calling for a repeal of the new health care law and a major overhaul of Medicare, while Senate Democrats prepared to release a plan that would raise new revenues through tax increases and call for new public investment. Those competing budget plans and the Republican refusal to entertain additional tax revenues seemed to raise new questions in the president’s mind about whether a broad budget deal was achievable, even before his talk with the House Republicans. “Ultimately, i

6th grader brings $20K to school

When a 6th grader student brings $20,000 to school, it makes top news headlines. Monday, a 6th grade girl in Taylor brought a backpack full of cash to school and began handing out $100 bills to classmates, according to a March 13 WXYZ report. There's been "Secret Santas" and even times in which Christmas came early for many people, but the story about a 6th grade student giving out $20,000 from a loaded backup tops them all. According to Taylor Police Department, it received a call from Taylor School District about the matter Monday. Upon arrival, they learned a student at the school was causing a big distraction by handing out hundreds of dollars to her classmates at the 6th Grade Academy Building. Reportedly, one student received a $100, while two others received $200 and $500 respectively. Police say the Michigan student told them she got the money from a neighbor across the street from her home. Imagine that? On the surface, it looks like there's a lot more to th

Kelsey Grammer windmills

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Kelsey Grammer Kelsey Grammer has lost hundreds of thousands of dollars investing in windmills. The former 'Frasier' star expected his investment to be ''lucrative'' but the venture flopped, leaving him worse off financially. Asked by TMZ for his worst ever investment, he said: ''Investing in windmills. You'd think it would be lucrative, but it's not really a friendly environment for new technology, it really isn't. ''Big wind is doing OK but small wind isn't and it cost me a lot of money - it's got six figures.'' Though Kelsey insists his finances are still ''OK'', he admits there is no chance of recouping his original investment. He added: ''I'm OK, but I didn't make up for it, it's one of those things that's just a straight loss.'' And windmills isn't the only area where the 57-year-old star is losing money as he recently slashed the asking price for his Bever

Student brings $20K to school: Investigation On

When a student brings $20,000 to school, it makes top news headlines. Monday, a 6th grade girl in Taylor brought a backpack full of cash to school and began handing out $100 bills to classmates, according to a March 13 WXYZ report. There's been "Secret Santas" and even times in which Christmas came early for many people, but the story about a 6th grade student giving out $20,000 from a loaded backup tops them all. According to Taylor Police Department, it received a call from Taylor School District about the matter Monday. Upon arrival, they learned a student at the school was causing a big distraction by handing out hundreds of dollars to her classmates at the 6th Grade Academy Building. Reportedly, one student received a $100, while two others received $200 and $500 respectively. Police say the Michigan student told them she got the money from a neighbor across the street from her home. Imagine that? On the surface, it looks like there's a lot more to this story an

Moonshiners star charged

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Moonshiners star charged Associated Press - This image provided by the Danville Virginia Police Department, shows the booking photo of Steven Ray Tickle, a star on the TV show “Moonshiners” who was arrested for public intoxication Thursday March, 7, 2013 in Danville, Va. Police arrested Steven Ray Tickle, known on the show as “Tickle” at a convenience store and was released from the Danville City Jail later that day.

Ed Asner hospitalized

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Ed Asner hospitalized GARY, Ind. — Ed Asner's publicist says the 83-year-old actor, who has been touring the country performing a one-man show for more than three years, has been hospitalized with exhaustion. Publicist Charles Sherman tells The Associated Press that Asner was taken off stage at the Marquette Pavilion in Gary, Ind., on Tuesday night. Sherman says Asner was taken by ambulance to a Chicago-area hospital where he is "resting comfortably" and is expected to be released later Wednesday. He says the actor, best known for his roles in TV's "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and its spinoff "Lou Grant," has been touring the nation portraying President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in "FDR" for 3 1/2 years.

Sammy Hagar beach bar

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Right now, Sammy Hagar is looking for a new place to open a beach bar. The former Van Halen singer, who now fronts the band Chickenfoot, says on his website he couldn't reach a deal with the casino company that owns a bar that had been known as Sammy's Beach Bar for the past three years. "Following months of ongoing discussions, Sammy Hagar has regretfully been unable to come to terms with Caesars Entertainment on the rebuilding of the Sammy Beach Bar & Grill at Bally's Atlantic City Hotel and Casino," the rocker wrote on his web site. "Since opening in May 2010, the restaurant had been a popular boardwalk destination until it was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy." Katie Dougherty, a spokeswoman for Caesars Entertainment, said the bar was damaged by the Oct. 29 storm but was not destroyed. It will be open in May under the name Bally's Beach Bar. "While Bally's has enjoyed the partnership with Sammy Hagar, the deci

28 elephants killed

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28 elephants killed Sadly, poachers in the Nki and Lobeke national parks located in Cameroon have left 28 elephants killed over the past few weeks. Reuters shared the details of this news on March 13, and it has many animal lovers outraged. Poachers are quite active in Cameroon, Gabon and the Democratic Republic of Congo as they are looking for ivory. Officials indicate that over the past few weeks the conservation organization WWF has found 28 elephants killed and stripped of their tusks in the national parks. Sadly the poachers are using AK-47s and other automatic weapons on the elephants, and this poses an enormous risk to the population of endangered elephants in the area. The price of ivory in Asia is quite high these days, sparking increased activity from the poachers. Last year around 200 elephants in the Bouba Ndjida National Park were slaughtered by poachers. The country is trying to protect the park and the elephants, but given the rate this is happening, it seems a di

Student brings $20K to school

Student in Taylor, Michigan, has brought a small fortune to school, and nobody seems to know how she has come in possession of the money. The 12-year-old student, whose name has not been released at this point, showed up at the local 6th Grade Academy with $20k (€15.4k) in cash. According to a statement by Taylor Police Chief Mary Sclabassi, relayed by Click on Detroit, she had "large bills, $100 (€77) bills" in her backpack. Sclabassi described that the school principal found out about the fact that she had the large amount of cash on her because she was spreading it around. Students received hundreds of dollars from their giving classmate, some being awarded $500 (€385). "The principal became aware of this when the girl started distributing some of the cash to some fellow students. As high as $500 (€385) to some students. Some got as much as $200 (€154)," the Police Chief details. Taylor School District assistant superintendent Teresa D. Winnie has put out a stat