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Manhattan meteor

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Manhattan meteor, The fireball as seen by Tom Hopkins of Hopkins Automotive Group in Maryland (AP Photo/Hopkins Automotive Group) Manhattan meteor, Last night on Social networking Twitter as well as Facebook lit up with word that a meteor had passed over Manhattan around 8 p.m. Since we were too busy catching up on Law & Order: SVU re-runs, we missed it entirely. But some people claimed to have captured video of the meteor passing over Manhattan—except the video below is actually from Virginia. But hey, it's still a cool video! There was a photo being passed around social media that unfortuantely was fake. And there was also this video, which most people seem to agree isn't real (or at least wasn't from last night): But a woman in Maryland did get footage of it on her security camera: According to The American Meteor Society , the meteor was actually more of a fireball—a fireball is a meteor that is larger than normal (most meteors are on

Marines ID Gunman, 2 Victims in Va. Base Shooting

A Marine who shot two of his colleagues to death and then killed himself was a tactics instructor at a school that tests Marines who want to become officers, military officials said Saturday. Sgt. Eusebio Lopez, 25, gunned down 19-year-old Lance Cpl. Sara Castromata and Cpl. Jacob Wooley, 23, on Thursday night inside barracks at the Marine Corps Base Quantico in northern Virginia. Other than to say the three Marines worked together at the school, military officials have not described their relationship or released a motive for the shooting. Lopez, of Pacifica, Calif., was a teacher whose specialty was machine gunner. He joined the corps in May 2006 and deployed in support of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Teen accidentally kills brother, Kid Shot Dead

Teen accidentally kills brother, 12-year-old boy was dead after he was accidentally shot by his 16-year-old brother in their Lake Nona home, Orlando police said. The 16-year-old will not face charges, Sgt. Jim Young, an Orlando police spokesman, said late Friday. But an investigation continues. It was the second time this week that guns in the hands of minors had a tragic ending in Orange County. On Wednesday, a 4-year-old Pine Hills boy shot himself in the face in the condominium where he lived with his family, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said. The 4-year-old is stable but critical after the shooting Wednesday morning inside a unit in the Los Robles Condominiums on Silver Star Road. The shooting Friday took place in the 9900 block of Portofino Drive in the Nonacrest subdivision about 2:20 p.m. "This is everybody's business because it's in our neighborhood," said Ana McKitterick, whose son used to ride the school bus to Lake Nona Middle School with the vic

Brown student missing

Brown student missing, Brown University student Sunil Tripathi was last seen Saturday morning on Brown campus on the East Side of Providence at around 11:00 am. Since then police and federal authorities have sought help. Now, his parents have issued an important statement. Statement from the Tripathi Family: Contact: Sangeeta Tripathi, sangtrip@gmail.com, (917) 774-9208 Authorities, family, and friends are searching for a 22-year-old Brown University student. Sunil Tripathi was last seen Saturday morning on Brown campus on the East Side of Providence at around 11:00 am. He was wearing a pair of blue jeans, a black Eastern Mountain Sports ski jacket, glasses, and a Philadelphia Eagles wool hat. He is six feet tall and weighs 130 pounds. Family and friends are working with the Providence Police and the Brown University Department of Pubic Safety to find Sunil. The FBI has joined the greater Providence community to assist in the investigation. We are focusing on the greater Providen

Rapper wanted for assault, Hitting Fan with Bottle

Rapper wanted for assault, Rapper Stage-name Gucci Mane is an American rapper this Saturday, March 23, Gucci Mane has been accused of hitting a fan in the head with a bottle of champagne recently at an Atlanta nightclub. The headline reading, “Gucci Mane: Rapper wanted for assault at nightclub”, Fox noted that local authorities are responding to charges filed from James Lettley, a former fan of the rapper, in an assault case. Lettley stated that he tried talking with Gucci Mane this March 16 at the VIP section of an Atlanta nightclub when the rapper (actual name Radric Davis) didn’t take kindly to the conversation. Police officials affirm that the rapper wanted for assault is now being accused of striking Lettley on the head with a champagne bottle when he would not let him be at the locale, leaving a serious wound. The man was later transported to a Memorial Hospital following the incident to have the gash treated. A warrant has now been issued for Gucci Mane on charges of aggravated

Rapper wanted for assault

Rapper wanted for assault, Radric Davis better known by his stage name Gucci Mane, is an American rapper. An arrest warrant was issued for Gucci Mane after his fan told police the rapper hit him in the head with a champagne bottle at a downtown Atlanta nightclub. James Lettley, of Fort Hood, Texas, said he was in Atlanta for his birthday and heard that the rapper -- whose real name is Radric Davis -- was going to be at the Harlem Nights Ultra Lounge promoting a new mixtape. Lettley, 32, said Saturday he wanted to get a picture with the rapper and was talking to a security guard when he was hit March 16. "Once he struck me in my head, I looked at him in a state of shock and looked at him like `why?"' Lettley said. He said he was then hit in his face by a second man and left the club. Police said the assault appeared to be unprovoked and caused a severe gash to Lettley's head. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital and said he had to get 10 stitches. Police said the r

A baby has been shot: one woman said in a 911 call

The fatal shooting of a 13-month-old boy in his stroller marked the second time mother Sherry West lost a son to violence, she said Saturday. Her 18-year-old son was stabbed to death in 2008 in New Jersey, she told CNN. "This is the second child that people have taken from me in a tragic way," West said. "I'm so afraid to have any more babies now. I tried to raise really good kids in a wicked world." The day after two teenage boys were arrested and charged in the fatal shooting of her baby, West said she was planning to leave Brunswick and return to New Jersey. The boy's father has also been emotionally distraught, West said.

Russian tycoon found dead

Russian tycoon found dead, The exiled Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky has been found dead at his home outside London. A police investigation has been launched into the death of the 67-year-old - a wanted man in Russia, and an opponent of President Vladimir Putin. A former Kremlin power-broker whose fortunes declined under Mr Putin, Mr Berezovsky emigrated to the UK in 2000. Thames Valley Police said the death, at a property in Ascot, Berkshire, was being treated as unexplained. The area around the property has been cordoned off to allow the investigation to take place, the force said. The inquiry was at a very early stage and more details will be released when available, it added. A South Central Ambulance Service spokeswoman said it had been called to the property at 15:18 GMT. "We sent a number of ambulance officers and an ambulance to the address. The 67-year-old male was confirmed deceased at the scene," she said. Last year, Mr Berezovsky lost a £3bn ($4.7bn) damages cla

Actress Sleeps in Box, Tilda Swinton in BOX

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Actress Sleeps in Box, Actress Katherine Mathilda "Tilda" Swinton is an English actress known for both arthouse and mainstream films was making an unannounced performance of her 1995 piece The Maybe right now at the Musuem of Modern Art in Manhattan. She'll do it on random days over the next month, and even the museum staff won't know she's coming til the night before. "She's there today. She'll be there the whole day. All that's in the box is cushions and a water jug," a MoMA source told Gothamist.......complex. Swinton, 52, first did the performance piece at London's Serptentine Gallery in collaboration with British sculptor Cornelia Parker and actress Joanna Scanlan in 1995; she slept in the glass box for a week. In 1996 she repeated the performance in Rome at the Museo Barracco. MoMA said the whole point is that there isn't a schedule, a press release, or artist statement. "Those who find it chance up

Teen accidentally kills brother

Teen accidentally kills brother, 12-year-old Orlando, Fla. Child is dead after his 16-year-old brother accidentally shot him with a gun. Under the headline, “Teen accidentally kills brother, police say”, the Orlando Sentinel adds that although the boy was quickly taken to Arnold Palmer Hospital, he was unable to be revived and was pronounced dead from the gunshot wound. Local officials have deemed that the brother’s shooting was an accident, and the older teen is not expected to face any charges in the boy’s death. "Detectives will be meeting at a later date with the State Attorneys Office to discuss the case and decide if there is any negligence," said Orlando Police Department spokesman Sgt. Jim Young. "The family is fully cooperating with the investigation; however, they are requesting privacy." Unfortunately, this is not the first time that gun violence in the Orlando area has tragically struck youth this week. Fox News added that a Pine Hills boy, onl

Actress sleeps in box

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Actress sleeps in box, As if starring in David Bowie music videos wasn't already the coolest, Tilda Swinton has currently taken up residency sleeping at MoMA. It's part of an unannounced, surprise performance piece called "The Maybe" that will be taking place on random days all month. A MoMA source told us, "Museum staff doesn't know she's coming until the day of, but she's here today. She'll be there the whole day. All that's in the box is cushions and a water jug." "Tilda Swinton will be doing unannounced, random performance art pieces sleeping in a glass box in the museum," the source added. "Today is the first performance. Each performance lasts the whole day the museum is open." Swinton and her box are located near the ticket collectors today, but the box may be in different locations at other performances. "The Maybe" was first performed in London in 1995 at the Serpentine Gallery; Swinton conceiv

Eva Mendes shock collar

Eva Mendes shock collar, The Acstress Confeses to David letterman that she's tested her dog's shock collar on heself, Read what she felt like. Eva Mendes will not subject her pet to anything she wouldn't do on herself. The actress appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman last night and while talking about her beloved "attack dog," a Belgian Malinois named Hugo, Mendes made a shocking revelation. "All he wants to do is prove his love to me, you know, all he wants to do is kill for me. It's so sweet," the star said, but added that she doesn't necessarily want him to kill any critters for her, so she uses something to help her out. Liam Payne's new puppy gets death threats from fans! "I'd feel terrible if he hurt a little thing so I try to get in there and I use—people always get mad at me for this—but I use a shock collar on him," Eva admitted, "and I have the remote. But I've tried it on myself at all levels. I sw

Seth Meyers rumor

Seth Meyers rumor, Meyers is the focus of a rumor that he will be the replacement for Jimmy Fallon on "Late Night," as Fallon is touted to be moving to replace Jay Leno on his talk show. According to numerous publications on Friday Seth Meyers is being touted as the perfect replacement for Fallon. Page Six has reported that an unnamed source has said, "Lorne Michaels wants Seth to take over from Fallon. It would be perfect for him. Tina Fey's name had also come up, but she has said she was too busy to do it." However, Seth Meyers was already asked whether he would be interested in taking over from Fallon by The New York Times' Bill Carter earlier this week. He responded without giving too much away and not elaborating more than saying, "Nobody could do that job as well as Jimmy Fallon." Meyers name is being touted as he has a similar professional background to Fallon, as both found fame on "Saturday Night Live" in the Weekend Update anch

J. Lo Chris Brow, C. Breezy & Jenny Hit studio

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J. Lo Chris Brown, Supposed new collaboration have not yet been released, we can decipher the hashtags "#studiolife", "#Album10″ and "#makinghistory" and assume the duo are working on new material for J.Lo's upcoming 10th album (which the singer thinks will "make history"). Also, her hashtag "SAMEGIRL" may be an indication of her new album's title, especially considering it falls in line with J.Lo's history of claiming she's kept true to her Bronx roots, notes Radio.com. The man on the other side of the "On the Floor" singer, is record producer Cory Rooney of "Cory Rooney Group" who has worked with artists like Mariah Carey & Mary J. Blige. Rooney also recently posted a picture on his Instagram with J.Lo & Chris Brown, captioned: "S**t got real serious up in here tonight..." Collaborations aren't uncommon for the seasoned artist who has worked with hip-hop artists like Pitbull, Flo R

White supremacist killed

White supremacist killed, white supremacist ex-convict who died in a roadside gun battle with Texas police was being investigated for possible links to the deaths of a Colorado prisons chief and a pizza delivery man, law enforcement officials said on Friday. Police said that Evan Spencer Ebel, a 28-year-old parolee from Denver killed by police on Thursday after a high-speed car chase through Decatur, Texas, was being investigated in connection with the death of Tom Clements, executive director of the Colorado Department of Corrections. Clements, 58, was shot dead on Tuesday when he answered the door at his home near the community of Monument, in El Paso County about 45 miles south of Denver. Denver police have named Ebel as a suspect in the killing of pizza delivery man Nathan Leon in Denver two days earlier. Ebel was a member of a white supremacist prison gang, the 211 Crew, and had been paroled in the Denver area, a law enforcement official said. The Hornady 9-mm bullets Ebel f

J. Lo Chris Brown

J. Lo Chris Brown, rumors are beginning to circulate after J.Lo tweeted a picture of herself and Chris Brown at the recording studio. MSN reported on Friday, March 22 that J.Lo tweeted the picture on Thursday hinting that she and Chris Brown are up to something musically together. J.Lo's caption of the photo read,"@chrisbrown @CORYROONEY @BEAUcasperSMART @missgillygrace #studiolife #makinghistory #Album10 #SAMEGIRL." J.Lo dressed casually in the picture wearing jeans and a sweater, and was photographed leaning up against Chris Brown in a just having some fun kind of pose. The other person seen in the J.Lo and Chris Brown picture is Cory Rooney, who is a songwriter and music producer, Rooney has worked with celebrity greats such as Destiny's Child, Jessica Simpson, Mariah Carey, and Jennifer Lopez's ex husband Marc Anthony. Cory Rooney also posted the photo of the himself, J.Lo and Chris Brown on his Tumblr page with the caption, "S--t got real serious up in

Divorce $11.2 billion, Wife could get Billions

Divorce $11.2 billion, A contentious divorce involving an Oklahoma oil baron could potentially lead to a multibillion-dollar settlement for his estranged wife that would be the biggest in U.S. history. Harold Hamm, 67, the chief executive of Continental Resources, is in the midst of divorce proceedings with his second wife, former Continental Resources executive Sue Ann Hamm. After filing for divorce on May 19, 2012, she has claimed in court documents that her husband was unfaithful during their marriage. He has acknowledged that the couple separated back in 2005, and the two have lived separate lives ever since. Hamm is worth an estimated $11.3 billion and was No. 35 on last year’s list of the 50 richest Americans put out by Forbes. The potential settlement his wife could receive may exceed the more than $1.7 billion paid out in 1999 to Anna Murdoch, the ex-wife of News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch, depending on whether or not there was a prenuptial agreement. “This is the King Kong

Divorce $11.2 billion

Divorce $11.2 billion, One of America’s wealthiest and most influential businessmen, Harold Hamm is embroiled in a contentious divorce that could lead to a record financial settlement and threaten his control of America’s fastest-growing oil company. Sue Ann Hamm, Harold Hamm’s second wife and a former executive at Continental, filed for divorce on May 19, 2012, Oklahoma court records show……nypost. Documents in the case are sealed. But in a March 7, 2013 filing obtained by Reuters, Sue Ann Hamm alleges that Harold “was having an affair” that she discovered in 2010, prompting her to later file for divorce. Harold Hamm, 67, is a leading force behind the U.S. oil boom and served as the senior energy adviser to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s campaign. Time magazine named him one of the most influential people in the world, and Forbes listed him last year among the 50 richest Americans. Ranked No. 35, Hamm is worth $11.3 billion, the magazine estimated. His estranged wife,

Airport sign kills boy, Kid was Killed

Airport sign kills boy, ten-year-old boy was killed and four other people were injured when a 300-plus pound flight status board fell at the Birmingham airport Friday afternoon. A mother her four children were trapped underneath the heavy board when it fell around 1:30 p.m. Friday. Witnesses reported hearing a loud crash in the new terminal of the airport and people screaming as they scrambled to help the family trapped by the massive sign. It took between eight to ten airport employees to lift it off of them, Birmingham Fire and Rescue Battalion Chief Donald Jones said. The injured children were transported to Children's of Alabama hospital for treatment and the mother was taken to an area hospital. A spokesperson for Children's identified the child who died as Luke Bresette, age 10. He passed away at 2:26 p.m. at Children's of Alabama hospital. There is no update on the conditions of Bresette's three other injured siblings. A UAB spokesperson says that the mother

Airport sign kills boy

Airport sign kills boy, Sign at Birmingham airport fell on a family Friday, killing a 10-year boy and injuring other family members. Deputy Coroner Derrick Perryman said 10-year-old Luke Bresette was pronounced dead at Children's of Alabama. Two other children were being treated there, and the mother, Heather Bresette, was taken to University Hospital, where spokeswoman Nicole Wyatt said she was in critical condition. The coroner's office and the hospital did not disclose the family's hometown. Firefighters estimated the arrival-departure sign weighed 300 to 400 pounds. Albert Osorio, 46, of Birmingham told al.com that he was close by when the sign fell. He said a loud boom was followed by screams from the family and witnesses. Then he and five other passers-by lifted off the sign. "The whole thing flipped down on those kids. It took all of us here to stand it up," he said. Airport spokeswoman Toni Herrera-Bast said officials aren't sure how the sign fell. Sh

Bon Jovi’s daughter, Heroin Overdose

Bon Jovi’s daughter, The 19-year-old daughter of rocker Jon Bon Jovi was arrested after allegedly overdosing on heroin. Stephanie Rose Bongiovi was arrested early Wednesday morning, after cops responded to a dorm room at Hamilton College, in upstate New York, where a female had allegedly overdosed on heroin and was unresponsive. Volunteer medical personnel were already at the scene when police arrived. Bongiovi was one of two college students arrested after a small amount of heroin was found at the scene. The singer’s daughter was arrested on misdemeanor charges including possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and criminally using drug paraphernalia. Bongiovi, who is currently at a hospital recovering, was eventually released from custody and will appear in court at a later date. The college gave details about the charges in a statement sent to FOX 411, noting the school is assisting police with the ongoing investigation. “On Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, me

Ex-NFL cheerleader arrested, on Sex Assault

Ex-NFL cheerleader arrested, cheerleader was arrested after grabbing a 12-year-old boy's organ and attempting to perform oral sex on him. On March 21, TMZ reported that Elizabeth Garner, 42, has been charged with aggravated sexual battery and solicitation of a minor. Garner, who is (was?) married faces more than eight years in prison if she is convicted. According to the report, Garner (who was a cheerleader for the Tennessee Titans through 2009) was at a party at the young boy's house when the incident occurred. She allegedly followed him in to a bathroom, touched him over his pants, and then asked him if he'd "ever been with a woman." The ex-NFL cheerleader arrested posted $30,000 bond. She will be heading to court where she will try to hold up her end of the story -- that is that she was "drunk" and that she mistook the boy for someone else -- an adult male. Report: Ex-NFL cheerleader arrested for molesting young boy Elizabeth Garner faces very serio

Ex-NFL cheerleader arrested

Ex-NFL cheerleader arrested, We're all accustomed to stories of pervy male adults raping and molesting young girls. But when we hear about a woman reportedly doing it -- it just boggles the mind. Yes, I know they do it. But still. You just don't expect it. Reportedly, a 42-year-old ex-NFL cheerleader named Elizabeth Garner was arrested after following a 12-year-old boy to the bathroom in the house where she was attending a party hosted by the boy's mother -- and some nasty stuff went down. So to speak. Listen. Reportedly the woman, who cheered for the Tennessee Titans up until three years ago, followed the 12-year-old kid to the bathroom, grabbed his penis, and tried to perform oral sex on him. She also allegedly asked him if he'd ever been with a woman. Ewwww. Nooooo. So wrong. The boy managed to escape her clutches and reported the incident to his mother, who called the police. Can you imagine being the mom at that party? It's amazing she didn't kill the woma

Bon Jovi’s daughter

Bon Jovi’s daughter, Atleast Four months after his life got turned upside down, Jon Bon Jovi talked about his daughter Stephanie Bongiovi's heroin overdose. In an interview with Katie Couric on "Katie" last Friday (March 15), the famed singer spoke about the night he learned of what happened to his daughter in her Hamilton College dorm room, calling it the "worst phone call ever." He then explained that until that night, he was unaware of his daughter's drug use and the scare they faced served as a wake up call for him. "The problem is much more prevalent than I know," the 51-year-old rocker said. "I cannot get over how many people I've met that said 'my son' or 'my daughter' … There is a lot of pressure on kids these days." Bon Jovi quickly added that Stephanie, 19, is doing a lot better since her hospitalization. "She's doing great and I appreciate everyone's thoughts and prayers," he said and adde