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Pope wants austerity

Pope wants austerity, Pope Francis, giving his clearest indication yet that he wants a more austere Catholic Church, said on Saturday that it should be poor and remember that its mission is to serve the poor. Francis, speaking mostly off-the-cuff and smiling often, made his comments in an audience for journalists where he explained why he chose to take the name Francis, after St. Francis of Assisi, a symbol of peace, austerity and poverty. He called Francis "the man who gives us this spirit of peace, the poor man", and added: "Oh, how I would like a poor Church, and for the poor." Since his election on Wednesday as the first non-European pope in nearly 1,300 years, Francis has signaled a sharp change of style from his predecessor, Benedict, and has laid out a clear moral path for the 1.2-billion-member Church, which is beset by scandals, intrigue and strife. He thanked the thousands of journalists who had covered his election but invited them to "always try to

LBJ Nixon 'treason'

LBJ Nixon 'treason', Declassified tapes of President Lyndon Johnson's telephone calls provide a fresh insight into his world. Among the revelations - he planned a dramatic entry into the 1968 Democratic Convention to re-join the presidential race. And he caught Richard Nixon sabotaging the Vietnam peace talks... but said nothing. 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. "They will provide history with the bark off," Johnson told his wife, Lady Bird. The final batch of tapes released by the LBJ library covers 1968, and allows us to hear Johnson's private conversations as his Democratic Party tore itself apart over the question of Vietnam. The 1968 convention, held in Chicago,

Iditarod dog dies, Buried in Snow

Iditarod dog dies, A dog left behind at a checkpoint along the route of the Iditarod sled-dog race in Alaska was smothered by windblown snow, in the event's first canine death since 2009, officials said on Saturday. The fatality broke a safety streak that race supporters had cited as evidence of good care for the animals at the center of the contest. The dog, a 5-year-old male named Dorado in the team of musher Paige Drobny, was found dead on Friday at Unalakleet, an Inupiat Eskimo village and race checkpoint on the Bering Sea coast. A necropsy, which is the animal equivalent of an autopsy, determined the cause of death was asphyxiation from being buried in snow in severe wind conditions, race marshal Mark Nordman said. Iditarod mushers begin the race with up to 16 dogs, but they typically leave some at checkpoints as their animals tire. Most mushers finish with a team of about 10 dogs. Dorado had been left at Unalakleet and was among a group of dogs set to be flown back to Anchor

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

George Clinton divorce, Wife wants Alimony

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George Clinton divorce, The divorce of Clinton is in the works, as TMZ reported that the funk legend filed for divorce from his wife of 23-years. However, TMZ reported on March 16 that his wife has said she wants alimony in her response to the documents. George Clinton filed the divorce documents in Florida and they state the couple married in 1990 but have been separated for a long term and their marriage is "irretrievable broken." It also states they have no children, no property together, and no bank accounts shared between the two. This looked to be an easy divorce because it is almost like they aren't married at all. View slideshow: George Clinton divorce Despite the fact they have allegedly been separated for a long time, Stephanie Clinton has disputed those claims. She also apparently disputed the fact that she doesn't deserve any financial reward in the divorce. Stephanie has asked for both temporary and permanent alimony and wants what she feels she is entit

Miley Cyrus tattoo

Miley Cyrus tattoo, Nothing like some fresh ink to get your mind off all those rocky relationship reports. Miley Cyrus stopped by Kat Von D's studio High Voltage in Hollywood yesterday to get a brand new tattoo. So what did Liam Hemsworth's 19-year-old girlfriend get inked this time? "Just did the RADDEST tattoo on @MileyCyrus-a miniature rendition of a daVinci anatomical heart!" Von D posted on her Instagram with a photo of Cyrus' tat next to the original artwork inspiration. Liam Hemsworth meets fans in Manila Cyrus got the tattoo on the inside of her right forearm, right under her Roman numeral ink. As for getting tatted, a source tells E! News that the singer went straight into Von D's office yesterday and was there for 10 minutes or so. The source said it looked like Cyrus, "Just stopped by to hang out for a while." The source adds that Cyrus was dresses casually in, "Red and black-striped leggings with a plain black shirt.&q

Miley Cyrus tattoo, Cyrus Da Vinci Heart Tattoo

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Miley Cyrus tattoo. Kat Von D announced her artwork via Twitter: "Just did the RADDEST tattoo on @MileyCyrus -a miniature rendition of a daVinci anatomical heart!" As reports continue to buzz around Miley Cyrus' possible break-up with fiancé Liam Hemsworth, the 20-year-old star decided to take a break from the rumor mill by stepping into the tattoo parlor. Reality star and celebrity tattoo artist Kat Von D inked Cyrus on her forearm, just below an existing tattoo on her elbow of Roman numerals. "Just did the RADDEST tattoo on @MileyCyrus," Von D tweeted. "A miniature rendition of a da Vinci anatomical heart!" Von D. posted a photo of the origina black-and-white illustration alongside her work. Amid break-up rumore with her beau Liam Hemswoth, Miley Cyrus took a trip to the tattoo parlor to get some new ink. Cyrus is no stranger to the tattoo parlor. The word "love" appears on the inside of her right ear, a pair of crossed arrows

Malachi Throne dies

Malachi Throne dies, The veteran Celebrity TV actor also starred as Robert Wagner's boss on "It Takes a Thief" and on "Star Trek" after he turned down the role of Dr. McCoy. Malachi Throne, the veteran TV actor who played Robert Wagner's boss on It Takes a Thief and the enigmatic evildoer False-Face on Batman, died Wednesday in Los Angeles of lung cancer. He was 84. Justified actor Jim Beaver reported Throne's death Thursday on his Facebook page. “My good friend Malachi Throne died last night. One of the finest actors and finest people I've been fortunate enough to know,” the entry said. Throne provided the voice of the Talosian leader The Keeper for "The Cage," the pilot episode of Star Trek, and in 1966 played Commodore JosĂ© Mendez in the only two-parter of the original series. Earlier, he rejected Gene Roddenberry's offer to play Dr. Leonard McCoy on the series after Throne lobbied for the role of Spock. "There's an old say

Malachi Throne dies, at the age 84

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Malachi Throne dies, Malachi Throne is dead. The character actor, most known for his memorable appearances on "Star Trek" and "Batman," died Wednesday, Mar. 13. after succumbing to cancer. He was 84. Friend and "Justified" actor Jim Beaver appears to have been among the first to break the news to the public, via his Facebook page. "My good friend Malachi Throne died last night. One of the finest actors and finest people I've been fortunate enough to know," he wrote. TV actor Malachi Throne has died at age 84 Throne's agent, Annette Robinson, confirmed the actor's passing to The Huffington Post, saying the actor had been battling cancer for some time and that he had died peacefully in his sleep. Throne acted in more than 90 different television shows over a span of five decades; he first appeared on "The DuPont Show of the Month" in 1959. Fans will remember him as Robert Wagner's boss Noah Bain on the series &

Casey Anthony bankruptcy

Casey Anthony bankruptcy, About Two years ago, her murder trial for the death of her toddler riveted the country, ending with Anthony's dramatic acquittal. But she was convicted on four counts of lying to authorities. On Friday, an appeals court threw out two of those convictions. Now, the 26-year-old has filed for bankruptcy, citing almost $800,000 in liabilities. And her legal struggles are far from over. Bankruptcy motive questioned Anthony sought Chapter 7 protection in a federal court in Tampa on Friday, soon after the appeals court ruling. Such a filing is meant to allow one to do away with most existing debts and make a fresh start financially. In the documents, Anthony says she owes almost $800,000 to about 80 creditors, and she has no income. She is also defending herself against several civil lawsuits, including a defamation suit from Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez, who claims Anthony ruined her reputation. In 2008, Anthony told an investigator the last time she saw her 2-ye

Casey Anthony bankruptcy, Speak at Hearing

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Casey Anthony bankruptcy, Appearing in public for the first time since she was acquitted of murder, Casey Anthony revealed that she doesn't have a job or a car, lives with friends and relies on unsolicited gift cards and cash to get by. "I guess you could say I'm living free off the kindness" of others, Anthony said at a bankruptcy hearing in Tampa. Casey Anthony arrives at the Sam M. Gibbons United States Courthouse for a bankruptcy hearing in Tampa, Fla., March 4, 2013. (Splash News) Anthony, 26, was acquitted of murder in July 2011 in the death of her daughter, Caylee. She was released from jail several days later and disappeared from the spotlight. At the time, she had been vilified online and elsewhere, and her attorneys said threats had been made against her. On Monday, dressed in a white short-sleeve top, a black skirt and black heels, she emerged from a sport utility vehicle and several dozen photographers and reporters swarm

Trash worker crushed

Trash worker crushed, A teen worker was crushed to death by a private recycling truck in Brooklyn today, police said. Luis Camarillo, 18, of the Bronx was working at the back of the truck at a recycling plant in DUMBO on Plymouth Street about 10:30 a.m. when the compactor came down on him, cops said. He was hit in the chest, and then crushed by the truck’s hydraulics system, authorities said. “The guy got squashed between the pay loader and the truck,” said Tony Lima, who works nearby. Luis Camarillo, crushed to death. When EMS arrived on the scene, they found Camarillo unconscious. He died at Long Island College Hospital. The NYPD is investigating the grisly accident, as well as OSHA, a federal agency. No criminality is suspected at this time. Robert Stewarts, an OSHA compliance officer said they were looking to see if any health and safety standards were violated, and that he was reviewing surveillance video at the plant. Camarillo’s grieving relatives said the teen had only been wo

Trash worker crushed, Killed in Brooklyn

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Trash worker crushed, An 18-year-old worker was crushed to death by a private recycling truck in Brooklyn on Saturday morning, New York City police said. The New York Post reported that Luis Camarillo, 18, of the Bronx was working at the back of the truck at a recycling plant in the Dumbo neighborhood on Saturday morning when the compactor came down on him. He was hit in the chest, and then crushed by the truck’s hydraulics system, an official said. Camarillo was taken to Long Island College Hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to the police. Camarillo’s grieving relatives told the Post that the teen had only been working at the plant for three weeks and were happy he was staying out of trouble. The NYPD and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, a federal agency, are investigating the accident.

Hot for Teacher' lawsuit

Hot for Teacher' lawsuit. A man suspended from a Detroit-area university after writing about his attraction to teachers in a class journal sued the school Friday for $2.2 million and four lost credits, claiming his free-speech rights were violated. Joseph Corlett, 57, a home builder who enrolled in college because of the weak economy, said he was an A-student in a writing class at Oakland University in Rochester until he submitted a journal in 2011 titled "Hot For Teacher," the name of a song by the rock band Van Halen. Corlett compared his female instructor to Ginger, a sultry movie starlet character on the 1960s TV show "Gilligan's Island." He feared being distracted and said, "I'll never learn a thing." He said another teacher who was pregnant was "hot, and not just from baking the bun in her oven." The teacher informed an Oakland dean after reading the journal for the first time. Officials said Corlett's writings violated a p

Hot for Teacher' lawsuit. filed against Michigan College

'Hot for Teacher' lawsuit, A "Hot for Teacher" lawsuit was filed against a college in Michigan and it has little to do with the popular Van Halen song. According to Fox News on March 15, a student sued Oakland University for banning him for writing an essay based on the lyrics to the popular song. According to the "Hot for Teacher" lawsuit, 57-year-old Joseph Corlett turned in an assignment calling for students to write "raw things, a personal diary that maybe we wouldn't want anyone to read." Corlett chose a topic that has been a curious taboo for years, a student's infatuation with their teacher. In the "raw" journal entry, Corlett wrote that one teacher reminded him of Ginger from the popular classic television series "Gilligan's Island" and another was hot, and not just because she was pregnant with a "bun in her oven." The teacher was offended and showed it to the dean who then expelled Corlett for th

Former governor dies

Former governor dies, Gardner, a two-times Democratic governor who later in life spearheaded a campaign that made Washington the second state in the nation to legalize assisted suicide for the terminally ill, has died after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He was 76. Gardner died Friday at his Tacoma home, said family spokesman Ron Dotzauer. The millionaire heir to the Weyerhaeuser timber fortune served as the state's 19th governor from 1985 to 1993 following terms as Pierce County executive, state senator and business school dean. Since then, he had worked as a U.S. trade ambassador in Geneva, in youth sports and for a variety of philanthropic works. But his biggest political effort in later years was his successful "Death with Dignity" campaign in 2008 that led to the passage of the controversial law that mirrored one in place in Oregon since 1997. Washington state had rejected a similar assisted-suicide initiative in 1991. But after a contentious campaign,

Former governor dies, at the age 76

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Former governor dies, Booth Gardner was a two-term governor whose biggest political effort came long after he left the Washington state Capitol. Gardner, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease two years after he ended his final term as the state's 19th governor, spearheaded a campaign that made Washington the second state in the country to legalize assisted suicide for the terminally ill. In this Oct. 25, 2006 file photo, Booth Gardner sits in Wright Park, near his home in Tacoma. Gardner, a two-term Democratic governor who later in life spearheaded a campaign that made Washington the second state in the country to legalize assisted suicide for the terminally ill, has died after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He was 76. Gardner died Friday, March 15, 2013 at his Tacoma home, family spokesman Ron Dotzauer said Saturday. He was the state's 19th governor. While Gardner knew he wouldn't qualify to use the law – Parkinson's disease it

Pregnant coach dies,

Pregnant coach dies, was a headline that trended on Saturday. On March 16, Time reported that the pregnant coach -- 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 (not including the coach's unborn child) -- the other was the bus driver. 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. The pregnant coach died from unknown injuries. The report wasn't clear as to where she was on the bus or why her injuries were more serious than the others on the bus. While several of the 23 people were taken to a local hospital to be checked out, Quigley and the bus driver -- 61-year-old Anthony Guaetta of Johnstown -- are the only two confirmed deaths at this point. "Two other victims were flown by

Pregnant coach dies, in deadly buss crash

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This undated photo provided by Seton Hill University shows women's college lacrosse coach Kristina Quigley. A tour bus carrying the Seton Hill women's lacrosse team to a game went off the Pennsylvania Turnpike on Saturday, March 16, 2013, and crashed into a tree. Authorities said the accident killed the driver and Kristina Quigley, who was about six months pregnant, and sent others to the hospital.  Pregnant coach dies, A road trip by a college women's lacrosse team came to a horrifying end Saturday when the team bus veered off the Pennsylvania Turnpike and crashed into a tree, killing a pregnant coach, her unborn child, and the driver, and injuring numerous others, authorities said. Seton Hill University team players and coaches were among the 23 people aboard when the bus crashed just before 9 a.m. No other vehicle was involved, and police couldn't immediately say

$7 billion swindle

$7 Billion Swindle, Investors in a $7 billion Ponzi scheme orchestrated by former Texas tycoon R. Allen Stanford could finally begin getting back some of what they lost in the next few months, after a recovery process that has dragged on for more than four years. Investors — some of whom lost their life savings — will see only a pittance of what they put into the scheme. But the process got a boost this week as parties that had been battling each other for control of about $300 million in frozen foreign bank accounts and other assets once owned by Stanford reached an agreement to work together......theoaklandpress. “The freeing up of funds ... is a good thing,” Angela Shaw, a Dallas-area woman who founded the Stanford Victims Coalition after three generations of her family lost $4.5 million in the fraud, said Friday. In a Ponzi scheme, money from new investors is used to pay old ones. Prosecutors said Stanford persuaded investors to buy certificates of deposit, or CDs, from his bank o

Robert Relyea dies, at the age 82

Robert Relyea dies,The film producer and director whose credits included “The Magnificent Seven” and “West Side Story has died. Robert E. Relyea was 82. A spokeswoman for Relyea says he died March 5 of natural causes in Los Angeles. Relyea’s career spanned over 40 years. He worked with stars such as John Wayne on “The Alamo” and Elvis Presley on “Jailhouse Rock.” He collaborated with Steve McQueen on several films, including “Bullitt,” ‘’Le Mans” and “The Reivers.” Relyea started as an MGM crew member in 1955 and served as president of production at MGM-United Artists from 1997 to 2001. He released his autobiography, “Not So Quiet on the Set,” in 2008. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; five children; two stepchildren and grandchildren. Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Couple's dying wish for dream wedding

Couple's dying wish for dream wedding, Marrying his high school sweetheart in his hometown of Kewanee, Ill., was a day Nolan Keane had dreamed of but didn't know if he'd live to see. That's because Keane, 28, has been battling brain cancer for the past four years -- fighting the disease for almost four full years longer than doctors originally expected. "We have wanted to do this for a long time and we've talked about it for a really long time," his sweetheart, Morgan Carstens, 26, said of the wedding. "It's amazing that we get to see our friends and family and be together." Keane, whom Carstens now proudly calls her husband, was diagnosed with an aggressive type of brain cancer in 2008 and told he had one year to live. The diagnosis of stage 4 glioblastoma multiforme was devastating for the Missouri State University grad and former Division I baseball player, but he was determined to fight. Fight he did, undergoing eight brain sur

Jepsen quits concert

Jepsen quits concert, As soon as Carly Rae Jepsen found out that the Boy Scouts of America bans gay members, she didn't waste time pulling out of the association's National Scout Jamboree concert where she was scheduled to sing this summer. The Call Me Maybe singer said in a statement that she will always support the LBGT community.     "As an artist who believes in equality for all people, I will not be participating in the Boy Scouts of America Jamboree this summer," Jepsen said. "I always have and will continue to support the LGBT community on a global level and stay informed on the ever-changing landscape in the ongoing battle for gay rights in this country and across the globe." She also told MTV News that she is hoping that her decision helps the Boy Scouts change their stance on the issue.     "I mean, it was sort of one of those things that I kind of have my opinions about, and everyone's entitled to their own, but it wasn't necessarily

Seacrest Hough split, Split after almost 3 years

Seacrest Hough split, Split after almost 3 years, After dating for more than two years, Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough have decided to take a break and are living apart, sources close to the couple confirm to PEOPLE. The sources maintain that busy work schedules proved to be a great challenge for them both, although they are still in regular contact and remain friends. Reps for Hough and Seacrest declined to comment. The American Idol host and media mogul, 38, and former Dancing with the Stars pro and actress, 24, have spoken candidly in the past about juggling career and a relationship. "It's a hard thing to do, especially when you're so caught up in your work and bettering yourself," Hough recently told PARADE. "I think at the end of the day you have to find a balance with what's really important." After ringing in the new year, the duo enjoyed a romantic getaway in St. Bart's days later.

Seacrest Hough split

Seacrest Hough split, TV host Ryan Seacrest and actress Julianne Hough have reportedly split, a source told People magazine. TV host Ryan Seacrest and actress Julianne Hough have reportedly split, a source told People magazine. After two years together, Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough have broken up. According to People magazine, the “American Idol” host, 38, and actress, 24, have decided to live apart and take a break from their relationship. Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough reportedly broke up because of their busy work schedules. The culprit for the split? Busy work schedules that kept the two of them apart. An insider noted that the parting was an amicable one and the former couple is still in touch. It's been a tough spring for Hough. The “Footloose” star recently had $100,000 worth of jewelry stolen from her parked car. The missing bling in question happened to be expensive gifts from Seacrest. RELATED: JULIANNE HOUGH SUFFERS A GOLDEN GLOBES WARDROBE MALFUNCTION For his par

Dixie Chick Goes Solo

Dixie Chick Goes Solo, Natalie Maines is back in the music business.Ten years after she and her fellow Dixie Chicks were punished by country radio for speaking out against a war and a U.S. president, Maines is preparing to release a solo record. On Wednesday night at Austin City Limits Live, a venue in downtown Austin, Maines performed in its entirety "Mother," the album she will release on May 12. The title track is her cover of the Pink Floyd song from "The Wall" album.....kansascity. She also covers the Jeff Buckley song "Lover You Should Have Come Over," "Without You," a track off a solo album by Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam, and "I'd Run Away" by the Jayhawks. She brought with her a five-piece band, including lap-steel virtuoso Ben Harper, who produced "Mother" and whose presence was barely acknowledged until late in the set, when Maines introduced him. It was the second performance of her new music (she performed in Lo

'Hot for Teacher' lawsuit

'Hot for Teacher' lawsuit, A man suspended from a Detroit-area university after writing about his attraction to teachers in a class journal sued the school Friday for $2.2 million and four lost credits, claiming his free-speech rights were violated. Joseph Corlett, 57, a home builder who enrolled in college because of the weak economy, said he was an A-student in a writing class at Oakland University in Rochester until he submitted a journal in 2011 titled "Hot For Teacher," the name of a song by the rock band Van Halen. Corlett compared his female instructor to Ginger, a sultry movie starlet character on the 1960s TV show "Gilligan's Island." He feared being distracted and said, "I'll never learn a thing." He said another teacher who was pregnant was "hot, and not just from baking the bun in her oven." The teacher informed an Oakland dean after reading the journal for the first time. Officials said Corlett's writings violate

Palin mocks Obama and Rove

Former GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin mocked President Obama, GOP consultant Karl Rove and the mainstream media in a folksy speech to a gathering of conservative activists outside Washington Saturday. During her address to the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, Palin accused Obama of failing to lead, instead maintaining a permanent campaign approach of demonizing the opposition. True leadership, she said, means "ending the poisonous practice of treating members of different social, ethnic and religious groups as different electorates, pandered to with different promises." If all men are created equal, as the Declaration of Independence states, Palin said, then there are "no Hispanic issues or African-American issues or women's issues — there are only American issues." The former Alaska governor also mocked Obama's proposals for stricter gun rules, tying the issue to conspiracy theories about the president's own citizenship. &q

Toyota recall

Toyota recall, Toyota Motor Corp was recalling 209,000 FJ Cruiser SUVs because their front seatbelt retractors could fall off. FJ Cruisers from the 2007 through 2013 model years are included in the recall. Toyota said the driver and front passenger seatbelts are mounted on the vehicle’s rear doors. If the doors are closed forcefully over a period of time, cracks can form in the door panel around the seatbelt retractor and the retractor can become detached. Toyota said it has received no reports of injuries due to the defect. Toyota said Friday that will notify owners soon by mail. The company will repair the vehicles for free.

Poker champ arrested, FossilMan busted

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Poker champ arrested, World Series of Poker champ Greg Raymer -- aka the FossilMan -- has been busted for trying to bury his bone ... after allegedly soliciting a prostitute online. 11:13 AM PT -- Despite initial reports, cops say the sting did NOT involve "male" prostitutes ... but rather prostitutes of the female variety. A rep for the Wake Forest PD in North Carolina says Raymer was popped at a Wake Forest hotel on Wednesday. Police say the 48-year-old poker legend was one of six men who responded to an advertisement posted by an undercover cop on a website frequented by prostitutes. The men have since been released on $1,000 bond. According to Raymer's website, he is currently married. Raymer -- famous for his lizard-eye hologram glasses -- won the 2004 World Series of Poker main event. He reportedly owns a nearby NC house valued at nearly $1.6 million.

Bill Walton ESPN joke

Bill Walton ESPN joke, It's the Pac 12 Tournament and Bill Walton is ending the year with a bang.  The redhead has had a glorious return to the broadcast booth working games for the Pac 12 Network and ESPN this year after being sidelined due to health reasons.  Walton was in rare form today, even by his Grateful Dead infused high standards, so much so that the Pac 12 actually sent a press release with some of his best quotes from the early action.  But those were nothing compared to what Walton said coming out of commercial with the Pac 12 mascots coming out of a limousine.  It was worthy of a double take, a spit take, and any other _____ take you could muster.  Bill Walton made a joke about being in the limosuine with ESPN's shiny new NFL analyst Ray Lewis, who just happens to have a bit of history with limos: "I was way in the back with Ray Lewis and it was unbelievable how much fun, oh my gosh, how many people were in there!" Dave Pasch's deadpan reaction may

San Antonio FD Receives First Baby under Texas Baby Moses Law

A young woman left her two-hour-old infant with firefighters at San Antonio Fire Station 29, located in the 800 block of Hot Wells Blvd. According to Battalion Chief Russell Johnson, the woman, who appeared to be in her 20s, knocked on the door and told firefighters she couldn't care for the newborn. The baby girl was immediately transported to Santa Rosa Children's Hospital and appears to be in good health. This is the first baby dropped off at Fire Station 29 under Texas' Baby Moses law, which permits parents to leave unharmed infants up to 60 days old at a fire station or hospital with complete immunity. Child Protective Services then takes custody of the baby. "We just want to make sure everybody understands... if you're a young mother or young father that can't handle a baby... you're welcome to bring it by the fire station or emergency room and there's no questions asked," said Johnson.

Dorian Electra Interview: Libertarian at heart but not as a label

Dorian Electra Interview: Libertarian at heart but not as a label, An earlier article, Dorian Electra: "I don’t call myself a libertarian at all anymore" speculated on why a teenage singing phenom who launched her career with love lyrics for Friedrich Hayek would later disavow her libertarian label. She agreed to an interview after saying "I need to think very carefully about how I articulate my thoughts on this particular topic." Now Dorian Electra Fridkin Gomberg offers those "articulated thoughts" in this exclusive Libertarian News Examiner interview. Do you considered yourself to be a libertarian? "I’m against the use of force, intimidation, fraud. Ideally, I’d love to live in a totally peaceful world, but unfortunately, we live in a world where coercion is often unavoidable. That being said, I’d like to live in a world where coercion is minimized as much as possible. "FA$T CA$H: Easy Credit & the Economic Crash" - (Music Video by D

Second Portland man sentenced in mortgage fraud scheme

Second Portland man sentenced in mortgage fraud scheme, Geoffrey Montani, 36, of Portland, Ore., was sentenced March 15, 2013 by U.S. District Judge Robert E. Jones to 15 months in prison for wire fraud in connection with a mortgage fraud scheme. Montani’s co-conspirator, Kenneth Jones, 50, also of Portland, received the same sentence on March 7, 2013 in a separate hearing. In addition to the prison term, each was ordered to pay over $1.4 million in restitution. One other participant in the scheme who provided “straw buyers” for Montani and Jones, Marty Folwick, was convicted and sentenced to 63 months in prison in 2008 Montani and Jones bought and resold residential houses in the Portland metropolitan area from mid-2005 through April 2007. Instead of attempting to sell these houses to legitimate buyers, they chose to sell to the “straw buyers” who were promised a cut of the profits for the use of their name and good credit records. The scheme, in essence, worked as follows: Montani a