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  • The 11 Most Miserable Cities In America

    04/01/2013 6:55:09 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Julie Zeveloff
    Gallup is out with its latest batch of "well-being" data, and a new city has fallen to the lowest spot in the rankings. This year, Charleston, W.Va. ranked lowest on the pollster's index of well-being in metropolitan areas. It displaced Huntington-Ashland, W.Va.-Ky.-Ohio, which came in last place the previous two years. The index ranks well-being by averaging scores in six categories: Life evaluation, emotional health, work environment, physical health, healthy behaviors, and access to basic necessities.
  • Thousand Oaks man arrested for mall attacks

    03/31/2013 6:25:41 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 22 replies
    KABC ^ | 3/31
    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (KABC) -- A 19-year-old man was arrested for allegedly attacking two women at two different Thousand Oaks mall parking structures. In the first incident, the female victim said she was sitting in her car in the Janss Mall parking structure at about 7:15 p.m. Saturday when a man tried to get in her car. When he noticed the doors were locked, he reached through the open driver's side window and grabbed the victim's hair. He eventually let go of her hair, but reached further into the car and grabbed the victim's upper torso and abdomen area. The...
  • Open carry law goes into effect July 1 (Mississippi)

    03/31/2013 6:08:26 PM PDT · by Hotmetal · 17 replies
    MS News Now ^ | Mar 29, 2013 | Bert Case
    JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - Law enforcement agencies around the state are educating their officers on the new open carry weapons law, which is known as House Bill 2. It has been approved by both houses of the Mississippi Legislature and signed by the governor. The new law allows any Mississippian, who is not otherwise disqualified, to openly carry a gun, with or without a permit. A permit is still required if the weapon is concealed. The author of the legislation Rep. Andy Gipson of Braxton says it simply makes clear what has been the law of the state...
  • The county(Mississippi) where no one's gay

    03/31/2013 12:37:16 PM PDT · by WKB · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | 3-25-13 | John D. Sutter, CNN
    Franklin County, Mississippi (CNN) -- Statistically speaking, Franklin County should be straighter than John Wayne eating Chick-fil-A. The middle-of-nowhere rectangle in southwest Mississippi -- known for its pine forests, hog hunting and an infamous hate crime -- is home to exactly zero same-sex couples, according to an analysis of census data. In other words: It's a place where gays don't exist. At least not on paper.
  • Prostitute who ‘died’ during romp came back to life in coffin

    03/31/2013 8:10:56 AM PDT · by library user · 8 replies
    The Sun ^ | March 28, 2013 | Staff
    <p>A PROSTITUTE in Zimbabwe 'died' during a hotel romp with a client - only to come back to life as her body was being put in a coffin.</p> <p>The vice girl reportedly collapsed during a sex session last week at the Manor Hotel in Bulaweyo.</p>
  • 65-Year-Old Man Says Nurse in Her 20s Raped Him at Philadelphia Hospital

    03/31/2013 8:19:14 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 97 replies
    NYDN ^ | Friday, March 29, 2013 | Philip Caulfield /
    65-year-old man says nurse in her 20s raped him at Philadelphia hospital The man claims the woman assaulted him on Feb. 27 while he was at Temple University Hospital recovering from a motorcycle accident. A 65-year-old man says a young female nurse raped him while he was recovering from a motorcycle accident at a Philadelphia hospital last month. The man, who has not been identified, said a Temple University Hospital nurse in her 20s entered his room at around 3:30 a.m. on Feb. 27, offered to bathe him and then sexually assaulted him in a bathroom, NBC Philadelphia reported. Police...
  • Monrovia Man Comes Face to Face with Two Bears

    03/30/2013 10:49:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    KTLA ^ | 3/28/2013 | Kellan Connor
    One man in Monrovia came face to face with a couple of unwanted guests. Two hungry bears broke into Justin Lee’s home through a doggie door and then ransacked the kitchen, eating everything in sight. “I was just like hanging out inside with my dog. I look over and me and the bear just like lock eyes,” Lee recounted. “Just the whole kitchen was a mess,” Lee said. “The garbage was on the floor, our food was eaten.” Lee ran upstairs and called 911. The bears headed to his backyard. He noticed they were chowing down on his dog’s food...
  • Surfer Shows Freaky Lack of Fear

    03/30/2013 6:10:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Discovery News ^ | MAR 29, 2013 | Alyssa Danigelis
    Garrett McNamara might have surfed the tallest wave ever off the coast of Portugal, but he says he didn’t even get an adrenaline rush from the experience. Uh, what? McNamara, a pro big wave surfer known for extreme rides, set the Guinness World Record last spring for largest wave ever surfed with a 78-foot-tall wave at Nazaré off the coast of Portugal. In January, McNamara returned to Nazaré and surfed a wave estimated to be about 100 feet tall. He later told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that he didn’t even get a rush from it (video). “Dude, you did not get...
  • Alcoholic Root Beers Hit Chicago Bars, Binny's Locations

    03/30/2013 6:04:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    RedEye ^ | March 25, 2013 | Kate Bernot
    Locally made brews weigh in at 5 to 20 percent alcohol by volumeRoot beer—A&W, Barq's, Mug, etc.—is really a misnomer. It's soda, made with carbonated water and sweeteners, and, as everyone knows, is totally appropriate to serve at a kid's birthday party. Not so with two new local brews. Milwaukee's Sprecher Brewing Company and Wauconda, Ill.'s Small Town Brewery both have developed alcoholic root beers that, at anywhere from 5 to 20 percent alcohol by volume (ABV), are hefty even by traditional beer standards. "It’s a fermented malt beverage, whereas root beer doesn’t go through fermentation so it doesn’t have...
  • Unmarked Grave Dug up in Hunt for England's King Alfred the Great

    03/30/2013 5:24:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed March 27, 2013 | Laura Smith-Spark
    Archaeologists dug up an unmarked grave in a quiet English churchyard in search of remains of King Alfred the Great, a ninth century monarch credited with fending off the Vikings. The exhumation was apparently triggered by fears that interest over the recent discovery of the skeleton of Richard III could lead grave robbers to dig the area for his bones. Alfred the Great is known to generations of schoolchildren through a popular legend that tells of his scolding by a peasant woman for letting her cakes burn while he watched over them. He was at the time preoccupied with the...
  • Paul Anka: I bedded Annette under her Mom's nose

    03/30/2013 9:24:00 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 165 replies
    Globe ^ | 3/2013 | Globe
    Rock 'n' roll icon Paul Anka has dropped a bombshell revelation in his new book about his fabulous career - he had a sizzling affair with gorgeous Disney star Annette Funicello. Read all about his passionate romance with the stunning Mouseketeer and the shocking secrets he reveals about Frank Sinatra, Johnny Carson and Ted Kennedy.
  • Newberry Springs [CALIFORNIA] Residents Angered Solar Farm Blocks Mountain Views

    03/29/2013 7:36:03 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies ^ | March 29, 2013 5:43 PM | gre mills
    NEWBERRY SPRINGS ( — Newberry Springs residents are angered by the construction of a 27-acre solar farm they claim has ruined their views of the mountains. In 2010, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors approved a property owner’s permit for a solar farm in the desert as a way to provide electricity to customers. Initially, locals weren’t upset about the idea because they were told the solar panels would be relatively small. “(The equipment) would only be 6 or 7 feet tall, they wouldn’t block the view,” said resident Dave Wood. When the original developers sold the property in...
  • 'Dead' Prostitute Leaps From Her Coffin (Zimbabwe)

    03/29/2013 1:33:09 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 29, 2013 | New York Post via The Sun
    <p>A prostitute in Zimbabwe 'died' during a hotel romp with a client - only to come back to life as her body was being put in a coffin.</p>
  • Phone number for sex assault line turns out to be sex talk line

    03/29/2013 7:39:57 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 8 replies
    WFTV ^ | 03/28/2013
    The number for a phone sex line ended up on a flyer for the Lake County Sheriff's Office. The number was mistakenly listed as a hotline for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. The flyers were handed out to crime victims for years. A victim of domestic violence had one of the flyers from the Sheriff's Office. When she called the hotline number, she received a message she didn't expect to hear. "Welcome to America's hottest talk line. Ladies, to talk to interesting and exciting guys, free, press 1 now," the message said. The Sheriff's Office has distributed thousands...
  • Investigators Looking Into Unemployment Fraud

    03/28/2013 11:11:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    WISH-TV ^ | Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | Julian Grace
    Maryuri Aguilar received an unexpected bill in the mail for $900. The return address came from Indiana Department of Workforce Development. The bill claims the 26-year-old received unemployment benefits while employed for a company in Carmel. The problem with the claim is Aguilar doesn’t work in Carmel. In fact, she is currently looking for work. Aguilar speaks little English, however, she filed a police report hoping to clear her name and reinstate her benefits. “That is awful I can’t believe people would do that,” said an employed Executive Assistant Karen Stein. Cases like Aguilar's happen quite often. According to a...
  • Pit Bulls Kill Georgia Girl In Family Yard

    03/28/2013 10:42:32 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 12 replies
    A toddler mauled by 7 dogs passed away on Wednesday. The 21-month-old, whose name has not been released, was attacked by 7 pit bulls in the backyard of her parents' home in Bryan County. The seven dogs, all pit bulls and pit bull mixes, were euthanized by Bryan Country Animal Control following the attack. The attack took place around dusk on Wednesday. The International Business Times reports that the grandmother of the toddler mauled by 7 dogs was asleep in the house when she was woken up by a commotion outside. When she looked out the window, she saw the...
  • Soldiers Serve Pizza for Good Cause

    03/28/2013 9:48:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    WISH-TV ^ | Thursday, 28 Mar 2013
    Soldiers played host and served food at an area restaurant Thursday night for a good cause. Heroes dressed in camouflage were at Arni's at Market Square mall in Lafayette serving food, meeting and seating customers. It was all a part of the "Tip-a-Soldier" event where the Indiana Gold Star Mother's teamed up with Arni's for the second year in a row to collect donations to send World War Two veterans to their memorial in Washington D.C. for a day at no cost. Last April, nearly 90 World War Two veterans were a part of Lafayette's first Honor Flight. "It's all...
  • Possible Japanese Shrine Fragment Washes Up in Oregon

    03/28/2013 5:52:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Tue, Mar 26, 2013 | Stephanie Pappas
    A curved piece of wood, painted red, removed from a beach in Oregon may be a piece of a shrine set to sea by the 2011 Japanese tsunami. The debris has not yet been confirmed as originating from the tsunami, but the chief public relations officer of the Association of Shinto Shrines told Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) that the wood appears to be part of a torii, a gate over the entrance of a Shinto shrine. If so, the driftwood would hardly be the first object to make its way across the Pacific in the two years since the tsunami...
  • Illinois man arrested in New Jersey with $200K worth of stolen Wisconsin cheese

    03/28/2013 3:23:44 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 12 replies
    NBC News ^ | 03/28/2013 |
    An Illinois man accused of stealing 21 tons of Wisconsin cheese has been arrested in New Jersey. New Jersey authorities say Veniamin Konstantinovich Balika, 34, from south suburban Plainfield was arrested Tuesday afternoon. New Jersey State Police Lt. Stephen Jones said Wednesday the man was driving a refrigerated truck carrying 42,000 pounds of Muenster cheese. Jones says the cheese company, K&K Cheese in Cashton, Wis., valued the cargo at $200,000. New Jersey Detective Oliver Sissman tells WISC-TV in Wisconsin that the suspect used false paperwork to obtain the cheese. Company spokesman Kevin Everhart says K&K can't guarantee the cheese hasn't...
  • Couple loses their fourth child due to father’s past

    03/28/2013 1:59:18 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 23 replies
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | 03/17/2013 | By Gary Dimmock
    OTTAWA — A couple has lost custody of their fourth child — seized by authorities at hospital after birth — for fear the father, a onetime juvenile sex offender, would molest his newborn son in the future. The boy became a ward of the state on Feb. 28 and has been put up for adoption. The Children’s Services of Lanark knew the couple was expecting because the mother was pregnant at a hearing in May about the custody of another baby, also seized after birth at hospital in 2011. In that case, Ontario Superior Court Justice John McMunagle ruled in...