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Heather Morris of ‘Glee’ expecting a baby

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Heather Morris of ‘Glee’ expecting a baby - How exciting! Beyoncé’s former backup dancer-turned-actress is expecting her very first baby, according to a new report! Looks like she may be taking a break from ‘Glee’ – are YOU shocked by the news? Heather Morris, 26, best known for playing the ditzy cheerleader Brittany on Glee, is reportedly pregnant with her first child! The actress’ longtime boyfriend Taylor Hubbell is the baby’s father. The couple met when they were both back in high school, and are awaiting the arrival of their new bundle of joy in a few months. “She’s a little more than three months along and starting to show,” a source told to Us Weekly. Heather Morris’ Unplanned Pregnancy “It was totally unexpected, but they are incredibly happy and excited,” the source added. Heather, who gained fame as the ditzy cheerleader on the FOX hit show Glee, has talked about her eager desire to start a family with longtime boyfriend Taylor in the past. The star is even willing to quit

Tom Hanks Tears: Lucky Guy in Tears

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Tom Hanks Tears, Tom Hanks says his Broadway debut, the opening night of “Lucky Guy,” was a bittersweet moment tinged with sadness at the loss of his longtime close friend, writer Nora Ephron. Hanks struggled to hold back tears as he got a standing ovation for playing the late New York Post and Daily News columnist Mike McAlary at the Broadhurst Theatre on Monday night...reporter...nypost. Of the emotional curtain call, Hanks told us, “That was a tough moment. We were going to do this, and Nora and [show director] George C. Wolfe were going to walk out onstage. I miss her. What more can you say?” Ephron died in Manhattan last year at 71 after a battle with leukemia. Hanks continued, “Nora was just a magnificent hang . . . You could be working, and you could be talking about personal things, you could be on vacation and talking about cultural history, you could be having a very lazy breakfast and you would be talking about Saddam Hussein. Nora was . . . fascinated by ever

WWE lawsuit: WWE vs. Hart Fight over

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WWE lawsuit - A lawsuit fight between Martha Hart and the WWE over Owen Hart’s image has been settled. Martha Hart filed a lawsuit against the WWE back in June of 2010 saying that World Wrestling Entertainment wasn’t paying out any royalties to Owen Hart’s estate. Hart also accused the WWE of violating a contract restricting the use of the late wrestler’s image. According to TWNPNews, the lawsuit centered around the Hart & Soul DVD released by the WWE. It was announced today that WWE chief executive Vince McMahon and his wife and former CEO Linda McMahon had reached a settlement with Martha Hart. The details of the settlement were not disclosed. This isn’t the first time that the Hart family has sued the WWE. Owen Hart died in the ring in 1999 during a stunt. Hart was making an unusual entrance at Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Missouri. The wrestler was being lowered into the ring when he fell nearly 80 feet to his death. The Hart family sued the WWE (then the WWF) over Owen’s de

Tom Hanks tears up during Nora Ephron play

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Tom Hanks is seen backstage during the 84th Academy Awards in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on February 26, 2012. UPI/Phil McCarten Tom Hanks tears - Famed writer-director Nora Ephron died last June of leukemia complications, but her work still lives on in the hands of her friends and colleagues. Actor Tom Hanks, Ephron's friend and frequent collaborator, paid tribute to the late auteur during the curtain call of her stage play, "Lucky Guy," on Monday night in Manhattan. According to the Daily Express, the cast took their bows with a photograph of Ephron onstage. "That was a tough moment," Hanks said of the tribute. "We were going to do this, and Nora and [show director] George C. Wolfe were going to walk out onstage. I miss her. What more can you say?” Hanks called Ephron a "magnificent hang" who was "fascinated by everything." "You could be working, and you could be talking about personal things, you could be on v

Kendra Wilkinson quits

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"I'm so sorry," she said, tears in her eyes. Kendra Wilkinson quits - She walked all the way up. She looked cute in her suit. And then she freaked. When it came time to dive, Kendra Wilkinson couldn't do it. On Tuesday's Splash, the reality show star helped out her teammates by walking back down from the 23-foot platform, tears in her eyes. That was the only water she was touching. "I'm so sorry, everybody," Kendra said. "It's bittersweet. One thing I don't do is quit. This is the first time in my life I've quit something. This will haunt me for the rest of my life." Kendra was paired with extreme skier Rory Bushfield, who had been advised by doctors not to compete after he ruptured an eardrum in practice. She has been open about having a serious fear of heights. "I start spinning, I start wanting to throw up, I'm shaking, my fingers wiggle," she told E! . For the new ABC reality show 'Splash,' pre

Fort Knox Shooting: 1 Civilian Dead

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File photo of the Lt. Gen. Timothy J. Maude Complex at Fort Knox near Louisville, Ky. A shooting took place in a parking lot located outside the builing April 3, 2013. (Fort Knox PAO) An Army civilian employee was killed Wednesday in a shooting incident at Fort Knox near Louisville, Ky. which prompted a temporary lockdown of the facility. The shooting took place in a parking lot located outside the headquarters for U.S. Army Human Resources Command which is located at the base, according to a statement from the Fort Knox Public Affairs Office. The victim was a civilian employee of Army Human Resources Command. The victim was transported by ambulance to the Ireland Army Community Hospital hospital on the base, where he was pronounced dead. The name of the deceased is being withheld until 24 hours after his family has been notified. A 911 call was received by the Fort Knox Police at 5:40 p.m. and they responded to the scene within minutes. The base was placed on a lockdown 1

Miley Cyrus Lights Up On Snoop Lion's 'Ashtrays and Heartbreaks'

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Snoop Lion and Miley Cyrus Snoop Lion is pining about the past on his latest Reincarnated track, and he brought Miley Cyrus along for the ride. Their duet, off the rapper's April 23 album, made it to the Internet on Wednesday (April 3). On "Ashtrays and Heartbreaks," Snoop combines his newfound Rasta style with Cyrus' pop sound but the actress shows she can get in on the reggae vibe of the jam, too, especially on lines like "fill up all those ashtrays." Produced by Major Lazer, Ariel Rechtshaid and Dre Skull, the track features additional vocals from Angela Hunte. The legendary drummer for the Police, Stewart Copeland, provides the island-tinged percussion on the tune. "[Snoop] was really studying Bob Marley," Major Lazer's Diplo explained to MTV News last year. "He likes to have the female backing vocals, and it's a real Marley-esque vibe. We [also] have some West Coast attitude with the production, and I'm really excited abo

South Korea says it's ready after reports North has moved missile to coast

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North Korean Musudan-class missiles being displayed during a military parade in Pyongyang last year. Picture: AFP Source: AFP NORTH Korea appears to have moved a missile capable of hitting targets in South Korea and Japan to its east coast, while also demanding the withdrawal of South Korean workers from a joint industrial estate. The movement of the mid-range missile was detected by both South Korean and US intelligence, the South's Yonhap news agency reported, citing military and government sources. “It appeared that the object was a Musudan mid-range missile,” it quoted one South Korean official as saying. “We are closely monitoring whether the North moved it with a view to actual launch or just as a show of force against the US.” The Musudan missile was first unveiled at a military parade in October 2010 and is believed to have an intended range of around 3000km. However, it is not known to have been tested. Yonhap cited intelligence sources as saying the North might laun

Carnival ship overboard: Carnival Triumph

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Carnival Triumph Carnival ship overboard - The Carnival Triumph can't catch a break. It would be shocking if anyone wants to go on this ship again after all of the problems lately. On April 3, news came out that the ship had broken free from the port in Mobile after winds up to 80 mph came through the area. Now it is even worse as they are stating someone is overboard and they are still looking for them. It is now being reported from CNN that one man is still being searched for at this time. An official with the local fire dept. is saying that two men fell into the water when the Carnival Triumph broke free due to high winds. One report says it was someone from the ship that fell in and another says they were working on a guard tower nearby. The reports coming in are conflicting, but of course Carnival doesn't want to look worse than they already do. Huffington Post reported that it was two shipyard workers who fell into the water. They said the missing man

Widow, WWE settle Conn. lawsuit over use of late husband’s name, likeness

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Owen Hart WWE lawsuit - The widow of World Wrestling Entertainment performer Owen Hart has settled her lawsuit against the WWE over royalties and the use of her late husband’s image. The settlement was announced Wednesday by Martha Hart and confirmed by the WWE. Hart hasn’t disclosed any details. A spokesman for the WWE says he has no comment. Owen Hart died in 1999 while being lowered into the wrestling ring at Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Mo. He was 34. Martha Hart sued in June 2010, alleging the WWE didn’t pay royalty payments owed to Owen Hart’s estate and violated a contract restricting the use of his name and likeness. Former WWE executive Linda McMahon ran unsuccessfully as a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Connecticut in 2010 and 2012. Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Heidi Klum calls heroic ocean rescue 'what any mother would do'

Superhero Heidi Klum? The supermodel was reluctant on Wednesday to make a big deal out of her recent exploits in Hawaii, where she helped save her 7-year-old son and two nannies from a ferocious riptide. "These photos taken recently look much worse than it really was that day," Klum told People. "I did what any mother would do." The photos, some of which can be seen in the video above, show Klum plunging into the roiling surf, leading her son away from the waves and pulling one of the nannies out of the water. "Henry swam out of it," the "Project Runway" host told the mag. "I grabbed him at the shore. The nannies were the ones in much deeper trouble." She said previously to Us Weekly that her son was a strong swimmer who was able to get back to shore by himself. "We got pulled into the ocean by a big wave, she told Us in a statement. "Of course, as a mother, I was very scared for my child and everyone else in the water."

Angelfire site may be Mark Zuckerberg’s first website

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A link to a very 90s-looking Angelfire website surfaced over at Hacker News, with the poster claiming that it belongs to Mark Zuckerberg, who would have created it when he was just 15-years-old. The website is full of all sorts of interesting things, ranging from a GPA calculator for “all you psychos, myself included, who obsess over grades,” to a blinking yellow eyeball welcoming visitors to “the only site where a yellow eye blinks at you.” The webpage is both comical and a very interesting look into the mind of a teenage Mark Zuckerberg, who was at the time promoting his Vader Fader tool and introduced himself as Slim Shady: “Hi, my name is…Slim Shady. No, really, my name is Slim Shady. Just kidding, my name is Mark.” On the Angelfire page, he invited comments via the AOL email address “Themarke51@aol.com”. The Angelfire site is full of Java applets, and contains several pages, including one dedicated to Vader Fader, a pong game, Magnetic Poetry, a base converter, something he call

Android laptop? No! Give us Android apps on Chromebooks instead

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Android laptop? An Asian source that often shares rumors that have no basis in fact recently put one out there about upcoming Android laptops. I'm not linking to it as it's not a news report, it's pure conjecture on their part. It's also a very silly idea on all fronts. A laptop running Android would offer nothing of benefit to consumers or the enterprise. The OS is designed for phones with small screens and tablets with slightly larger ones that are totally operated by touch. As good as Android is on those devices it would not be of much use on a laptop as the primary OS. See also: ASUS Transformer Prime review We already have Android tablets with laptop docks like the Transformer line from ASUS. These tablets are quite nice for occasional use in the dock as a laptop stand-in, but not as full-time laptops. While a few Android apps work fine on these hybrids in laptop mode, most really need a tablet form to be useful. That's lost on a pure laptop form. An Andro

Twitter rolls out mobile app updates

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The newest version of Twitter's Android app was designed to better reflect the native Android experience, Twitter said. (Credit: Twitter) Twitter has rolled out the latest in a series of updates to its mobile apps designed to give users easier navigation tools, as well as to make it easier to find relevant usernames and hashtags. In a blog post today, Twitter also said it has redesigned its Android app to reflect "a native Android experience: wider and taller timelines that fill the screen, a flat navigation bar, tap and hold for quick actions, and more." At the same time, Android users will also now be able to navigate quickly between tabs by swiping their fingers across the screen, and as they enter tweets or do searches, they'll get automatic user and hashtag suggestions. Those on iOS devices and using mobile.twitter.com will now see photo galleries, apps, and product listings in expanded tweets. Finally, the new version will show a link below content t

2 Deterrents to Robocalls Win Contest by F.T.C.

WASHINGTON — Caller ID, Do Not Call registries, telephone number blocking — all entered the arsenal of consumer weapons against telemarketers to great acclaim, only to fall from favor as growing numbers of cold-calling solicitors found ways around them. Now, the Federal Trade Commission again says it might have found a better solution. On Tuesday, it named the winners of its first Robocall Challenge, a public contest to design a system to stop unsolicited marketing calls from reaching an individual’s phone. The winners, who split a $50,000 prize, are Aaron Foss, a software developer from Long Island, and Serdar Danis, a computer engineer who declined to reveal his hometown. Mr. Foss conceived Nomorobo, a way to use a phone system’s talents against itself to build a blacklist of threatening numbers. Mr. Danis came up with the less creatively named Robocall Filtering System and Device with Autonomous Blacklisting, Whitelisting, Graylisting and Caller ID Spoof Detection. A separate

Today’s Browser News: A Second Act for Firefox?

I usually don't spend much time fixated on the technologies that power web browsers. But today brought two pieces of news which could — just maybe — add up to the beginnings of a sea change for the whole web, especially on mobile devices. News item #1: Google, which currently uses the same WebKit rendering engine which Apple originally devised for its Safari browsers, has decided to use Webkit as the basis for a new engine for its Chrome browsers: WebKit is a lightweight yet powerful rendering engine that emerged out of KHTML in 2001. Its flexibility, performance and thoughtful design made it the obvious choice for Chromium's rendering engine back when we started. Thanks to the hard work by all in the community, WebKit has thrived and kept pace with the web platform’s growing capabilities since then. However, Chromium uses a different multi-process architecture than other WebKit-based browsers, and supporting multiple architectures over the years has led to increasing complexi

2 white supremacist gang members sought in Colorado prisons chief death

Authorities investigating the death of Colorado's prisons chief have issued an alert seeking two members of a white supremacist prison gang. El Paso County sheriff's Lt. Jeff Kramer said Wednesday that deputies are seeking 47-year-old James Lohr and 31-year-old Thomas Guolee in connection with the death of Tom Clements. He says their names surfaced during the investigation and the men could be headed to Nevada or Texas. The Denver Post reports both men are members of the white supremacist prison gang 211 Crew. That's the same gang whose members included Evan Ebel, who is suspected in the fatal shootings of Clements on March 19 and of a pizza delivery driver two days earlier. Ebel was killed in a shootout with Texas authorities after their deaths.

Carnival Triumph breaks free of moorings; shipyard worker missing

Carnival's cursed cruise ship Triumph broke loose from its moorings Wednesday when strong winds hit Mobile, Ala., and two shipyard workers fell into the Mobile River. One was still missing by evening. Helicopters and search teams scoured the river for the employee of BAE Systems shipyard. The other one was rescued and hospitalized with mild hypothermia. The Triumph was at the shipyard undergoing repairs after a disastrous February cruise, when an engine fire knocked out power. The 3,143 passengers and 1,086 crew members endured miserable conditions for five days: urine and feces in hallways, spoiled food, long lines for the few working toilets and rooms that were too hot or too cold. When tugboats finally coaxed the ship into port at Mobile, passengers lined the decks, smiling and waving, with some of them singing, "Sweet Home Alabama." On Wednesday, the Triumph spent just a few hours adrift; Carnival said it had been secured by early Wednesday evening. About 800 people

World War II Bomb Found Unexploded In Berlin

An unexploded World War II bomb was found near Berlin's main railway station Tuesday night, forcing trains to divert from the station and making traffic pile up within the city. CNN reports that an aerial bomb weighing approximately 220 pounds was found at a construction site that neighbored railway tracks north of the station. The finding caused police to evacuate over 800 people from nearby apartment buildings and homes Wednesday morning as bomb experts tried to defuse the bomb. The defusing of the bomb took approximately 25 minutes, and according to a member of the bomb disposal team, had it exploded, the bomb could have blown a crater 3 to 4 meters wide and 3 meters (10 feet) deep. "They do risk a lot, but they have a lot of experience," said Berlin police spokesman Jens Berger, speaking of the bomb disposal team. "Here in Berlin it is a fact of daily life to defuse bombs, but without question they are risking a lot."

Taliban Strike as Spy Chief Returns

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A video image shows an Afghan soldier carried to a hospital in Farah after a Taliban attack Wednesday. KABUL—Afghanistan's intelligence chief returned to a hero's reception in Kabul after healing from a December assassination attempt, cementing his national status as a leading anti-Taliban figure on a day in which insurgents killed dozens of people. Asadullah Khalid, director of the National Directorate of Security, met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai at the presidential palace and resumed his duties after his return on Wednesday. He now faces the difficult job of keeping the Taliban at bay as U.S. forces leave Afghanistan, which is facing presidential elections next year. In the deadliest assault on Wednesday, Taliban insurgents disguised as Afghan soldiers killed more than 50 people at a courthouse in western Farah province, officials said. The attack began when insurgents set off an explosives-packed Ford Ranger pickup truck outside the building, according to provincia

WWE lawsuit finally settled 14 years after Owen Hart's death

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Wrestling  Star Owen Hart picture WWE lawsuit - A lawsuit with the WWE and the estate of Owen Hart settled Wednesday, 14 years after the death of the wrestler known as The Blue Blazer. His spouse Mary Hart, World Wrestling Entertainment boss, Vince McMahon, and Linda McMahon announced resolution of the lawsuit over Owen Hart's name use and likeness, according to an April 3 Lalate. Hart's spouse sued the WWE and the McMahons, who were accused of using the name and images of the late wrestler without their expressed permission, even when asked to cease and desist. According to court documents, the McMahons used images of Hart in numerous commercials and publicity projects for the WWE. The case turned bitter when allegations surfaced that Mary Hart sued because she disagreed with the campaign of Linda McMahon, then a candidate for the Senate. "Martha Hart does not have some exclusive right to the story of her hu

Haunted by memories, Jersey man confesses to murder after 23 years

A New Jersey man who admitted to murdering a teenager 23 years ago said he turned himself over to police because the guilt has haunted him and made his life "a living hell." Steven Goff on Monday confessed to police that he stabbed 15-year-old Frederick Hart on May 7, 1990 in Galloway, N. J., according to the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office. The boy's body was not found until December of 1991, and was so badly decomposed that it was unclear what the cause of death was. In a phone interview from jail with Atlantic City' NBC40.net, Goff said he made the admission because the memory made life "a living hell." "I wasn't worried about getting caught. I had no chance of getting caught from this crime, whatsoever. I was away scot–free but you know, that doesn't mean that it was away in my mind," he said. But it may have been more than just guilt. Alan Rickel, a friend close to Goff, told the Associated Press that the confessed killer wou

Can you hear me now? Cellphone turns 40

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Can you hear me now? Cellphone turns 40 - Forty years ago, Martin Cooper, a VP at Motorola, made history by placing the very first cellphone call. Appropriately enough, he called his rival at AT&T's Bell Labs. Thirty-three years later, a slightly more theatrical Steve Jobs dialed a Starbucks cafe in San Francisco to order 4,000 lattes, making the first public phone call from the very first iPhone while a hushed auditorium filled with journalists watched. In between those prank calls, the cellphone morphed from a chunky plastic giant to a slender glass slab that doubles up as a computer and camera. SLIDESHOW: See the cellphone's evolution over the years. The granddaddy of all cellphones was the DynaTac 8000X — the phone Motorola's Cooper used to rib his rival. It went on sale in 1984 and cost almost $4,000. The DynaTak, short for Dynamic Total Area Coverage," had an LED display and took 10 hours to charge. You can still buy one on eBay. "Zack" (Mark-P

Bon Jovi guitarist Sambora leaves tour due to "personal issues"

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Bon Jovi guitarist Sambora leaves tour due to "personal issues" - Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora has dropped out of the current leg of the rock band's tour because of "personal issues," but the guitarist, who has done stints in rehab for problems with alcohol, tweeted fans on Wednesday that he was "well." "Thank you everyone for your concern," Sambora said on Twitter. "I'm well, but had to stay in LA to take care of a personal matter. Love you all and see you very soon." Sambora, 53, who spent time in rehab in 2007 and 2011 for alcohol and prescription drug abuse, was not included at Bon Jovi's performance in Calgary, Alberta, on Tuesday and the band said he would miss a run of North America concerts. "Due to personal issues, Richie Sambora will not be performing on this upcoming leg. All shows will go on as scheduled," said a statement on the band's website on Wednesday, offering no other details or when S

Why is former Rutgers coach Rice reviled and Bob Knight respected?

Why is former Rutgers coach Rice reviled and Bob Knight respected? - These days Bob Knight is a high-profile analyst, endorses products and has even rented the front of his sweater to the highest-paying sponsor like it was a pot-bellied billboard. On Wednesday, Mike Rice was fired in shame. One is, on some level, celebrated as a knowledgeable elder statesman. The other's reputation is dirt. Both have been fired. So why do we accept -- even respect -- one and cluck our tongues at the other? Both have laid hands on their players, bullied them and berated them. One thrives because of basketball. The other may never coach on the Division I level again. The difference? Bob Knight has won 785 more games in his career than Mike Rice. Yes, what Rice, the former Rutgers coach did was bad, horrific. He shouldn't be allowed near college athletes. But Knight not only got a second chance at Texas Tech, but also a nice, cushy post-coaching career. That came after former Indiana pre

President Obama to return $20,000 of salary to Treasury

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A 5% cut from the president's salary of $400,000 per year amounts to $20,000. ( JEWEL SAMAD, AFP/Getty Images / April 3 , 2013 ) President Obama to return $20,000 of salary to Treasury - Sharing a bit of budget pain, President Barack Obama will return 5% of his salary to the Treasury in a show of solidarity with federal workers smarting from government-wide spending cuts. Obama's decision grew out of a desire to share in the sacrifice that government employees are making, a White House official said Wednesday. Hundreds of thousands of workers could be forced to take unpaid leave — known as furloughs — if Congress does not reach an agreement soon to undo the cuts. The president is demonstrating that he will be paying a price, too, as the White House warns of dire economic consequences from the $85 billion in cuts — called a sequester —

Police searching for motive in West Virginia sheriff's slaying

Police searching for motive in West Virginia sheriff's slaying - Investigators arrested a suspect but were still searching for a motive Wednesday after a West Virginia sheriff known for his tough stance on drug dealers was shot dead in his patrol vehicle. Mingo County Sheriff Walter E. "Eugene" Crum was eating lunch just blocks away from a courthouse when he was gunned down, officials said. Tennis Melvin Maynard, 37, is accused in the killing, West Virginia State Police First Sgt. Michael Baylous said. The suspect parked his car close to the sheriff's SUV and shot through the window twice, hitting the sheriff twice in the head, according to a state official who was briefed on the investigation. After a brief chase, Maynard was shot by a sheriff's deputy in Delbarton, West Virginia, after he wrecked the vehicle he was driving and raised his weapon, West Virginia State Police Capt. Dave Nelson told reporters. Maynard remained hospitalized Wednesday night after und

At least one wounded in shooting at Army post at Fort Knox

At least one person was wounded in a shooting on Wednesday at the Army base at Fort Knox, Kentucky in an incident that prompted a security lockdown at the post, according news reports. A switchboard operator at the base confirmed to Reuters that a lockdown was in effect, but gave no details. A base spokesman said he could not immediately confirm there had been a shooting. NBC News, citing unnamed military officials, reported on its website that a wounded civilian was flown to a hospital. There was no immediate word on that person's condition. But Fox News Channel, citing an unnamed base spokesman, said it was not immediately known if there were any casualties. Mary Trotman, an FBI spokeswoman in Louisville, said two agents were sent to Fort Knox to assist with the investig

N. Korea 'Ratifies' Nuking US; Guam Defense Boosted

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North Koreans attend a rally against the U.S. and South Korea in Nampo, North Korea, April 3, 2013. N. Korea 'Ratifies' Nuking US; Guam Defense Boosted - [5:30 p.m. EDT] White House Press Secretary Jay Carney played down the blood-curdling declaration from North Korea. "The behavior of the regime in Pyongyang that we are seeing now represents a familiar pattern," Carney told reporters aboard Air Force One, The Hill reported. "So we are taking the necessary precautionary measures, but it is important to view this within the context of the kind of behavior that we’ve seen out of North Korea in the past." [5 p.m. EDT] North Korea says it had "ratified" a merciless attack against the United States, potentially involving a "diversified nuclear strike." "We formally inform the White House and Pentagon that the ever-escalating U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK (North Korea) and its reckless nuclear threat will be smashed by the

Disney Closes LucasArts, Video Game Arm Of LucasFilm, Cancels 'Star Wars' Games

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Disney Closes LucasArts, Video Game Arm Of LucasFilm - LucasArts, the popular videogame arm of LucasFilm, was officially shut down on Wednesday by Disney. According to Kotaku, about 150 employees have been laid off and all current projects have been canceled. “After evaluating our position in the games market, we’ve decided to shift LucasArts from an internal development to a licensing model, minimizing the company’s risk while achieving a broader portfolio of quality 'Star Wars' games,” Disney said in an official statement. The move is sure to disappoint “Star Wars” fans, who have remained cautiously optimistic about the beloved franchise since Disney acquired LucasFilm in October. The studio rose to prominence in the 1990s with several successful “Star Wars” games like “Rebel Assault,” “X-Wing” and “Dark Forces,” as well as non-“Star Wars” hits like “Grim Fandango” and the “Sam & Max” series. The closure is no surprise, however, for those in the video game commu

WWE lawsuit: Settled Wrestler's Widow said

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WWE Vs Hart lawsuit Setted WWE lawsuit - Word Wrestling Entertainment has announced that it has settled a years-long lawsuit with Martha Hart, widow of former WWE wrestler Owen Hart. The lawsuit concerned royalties regarding the use of Hart’s image in DVDs and merchandise. According to the Washington Post, the WWE and Martha Hart announced the settlement quietly on Wednesday evening. Details of the settlement were not released to the public. Owen Hart, Martha Hart’s former spouse and superstar of the 1990s wrestling scene, died on camera in 1999 while being lowered into the wrestling ring as a part of the WWE’s “Over the Edge” pay-per-view wrestling event at Kansas City’s Kemper Arena. Hart’s harness malfunctioned during the stunt and he fell 80 feet to his death. He was 34. In June 2010, Martha Hart launched her lawsuit against the WWE, stating that the wrestling organization refused to pay royalties on merchandise and products using Hart’s image. A WWE fan site specifically me

Jillian Barberie seeks custody of two children as she files for divorce from Grant Reynolds

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Jillian Barberie has filed for divorce from her husband Grant Reynolds. The former Good Day LA host, 46, is seeking sole physical custody of their daughter Ruby, 5, and son, Rocco, 3. She is requesting that Reynolds to be granted visitation and for legal custody rights to be shared. Over: Jillian Barberie has split from her husband Grant Reynolds, pictured here in 2009 She cites irreconcilable differences for the split and wants the pair to share in attorney fees, according to the Los Angeles Superior Court petition. Barberie filed the papers on March 15 - the same day she publicly announced the end of their six year marriage. She said in a statement at the time: 'It is with great regret that my marriage to Grant is ending after more than six years. 'He is a special man and we have two amazing children together. 'Committed to our children': The couple have a son Rocco and daughter Ruby 'This was a mutual decision that was not taken lightly and we are committed to ou

Princess Margaret's jewellery, including £100 secondhand watch Queen Mother once bought her, to fetch millions at public auction

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A rare collection of personal items that once belonged to Princess Margaret is to go under the hammer for the first time at a public auction. The Princess Margaret Collection, which comprises belongings from her apartment in Kensington Palace, will be sold at the 'Antiques for Everyone' auction in Birmingham this month. Items going under the hammer include a flawless 5.16 carat diamond ring, made for the Princess in 1970, that is expected to fetch £750,000. Going under the hammer: The Princess Margaret Collection will be sold at the Antiques for Everyone auction in Birmingham Rare gem: This flawless 5.16 carat diamond ring, made for the Princess in 1970, is expected to fetch £750,000 Birthday gift: Bought for £100, the gold watch the Princess is seen wearing, left, is now worth £150,000 The Queen Mother purchased the art deco watch secondhand from Cartier in 1940 The ring is one of the most expensive single items ever to go on sale in the 28-year history of the fair. More... T

Two dates in as many days! Rob Kardashian continues to woo brunette model Naza Jafarian... and he leaves Kris at the hotel

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Rob Kardashian treated his new love squeeze Naza Jafarian to a second date in two days and the pair headed to The Wellington Club in Knightsbridge on Wednesday night. The 26-year-old reality star took the model out for the evening and this time he managed to leave his momanager Kris Jenner back at the hotel. It's clear that Rob and Naza get on a treat and were seen laughing and joking in the back of a taxi together. He's keen: Rob Kardashian took Naza Jafarian on a second date in two days and the pair went to The Wellington Club in Knightsbridge on Wednesday night The pair are said to have seen each other a lot in the past couple of weeks after Rob's best friend introduced them, In Touch reports. And it seems that the pair have more than common than at first glance - Naza reportedly dated Sean Phillips, who Rob's sister Khloe Kardashian was linked to when she appeared on The Apprentice in 2009. But her past doesn't seem to have put Rob off and the pair seemed to be