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Man Stole Human Brains From Museum, Then Sold Them On eBay

Lee Moran | November 26, 2015 | Crime
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Woman Fined $1,000 For Trashing Boss's Office With Silly String

Lee Moran | November 26, 2015 | Crime
Nov 25 (Reuters) - A woman who worked as a county government clerk in Ohio was fined $1,000 and given a nine-month suspended sentence for trashing a former supervisor's office cubicle with glitter, toilet tissue and "silly string," officials said on Wednesday. Samantha Lockhart, 25, was sentenced on Tuesday...

Paul Walker's Dad Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Porsche

Dominique Mosbergen | November 26, 2015 | Entertainment
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Walker's father sued Porsche for negligence and wrongful death Wednesday over the 2013 accident that killed the "Fast & Furious" star. Walker's father, who is the executor of his son's estate, filed the lawsuit claiming that the Porsche Carrera GT...

Venezuela Opposition Leader Shot To Death Ahead Of Elections

Alana Horowitz Satlin | November 26, 2015 | World
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — An opposition leader was shot to death at a campaign rally Wednesday for next week's congressional elections in Venezuela, his party said. The shooting took place in the central town of Altagracia de Orituco, the leader of Democratic Action party, Carolos Prosperi, said. He said he...

Turkey releases audio of 'warning' to downed Russia jet - BBC News

Whitney Snyder | November 26, 2015 | World
"Change your heading south immediately," a voice apparently says in English. Turkey said it had tried to rescue the SU-24 bomber's two pilots.

Pfizer’s Plan to Leave U.S. Unsettles Drug Lobbyists

Whitney Snyder | November 26, 2015 | Politics
“This Pfizer thing is humongous, and I think it could change the course of history for the entire industry,” one of the industry’s top lobbyists said in an interview. “Pfizer shot us all in the collective foot.”

Chicago Protesters To Storm Shopping District On Black Friday

Alana Horowitz Satlin | November 26, 2015 | Politics
  CHICAGO (AP) — Small groups of demonstrators gathered throughout the day Wednesday to protest the death of a black teen shot 16 times by a white police...

Model Inmates Compete For Title Of Prison Beauty Queen

Lee Moran | November 26, 2015 | Weird News
A woman serving a 39 year sentence for robbery has been crowned the beauty queen of one of Brazil's toughest prison for females. Michelle Neri Rangel, 27, beat nine other inmates to the "Miss Talavera Bruce 2016" title at the maximum security...

This Car Had No Front Seats And A Very Weird Substitute

Lee Moran | November 26, 2015 | Weird News
Did someone really drive this death trap? A car was discovered stuck in the mud with a plastic garden chair in place of its front seats, reports the BBC. Cops found the abandoned Nissan Micra in Middlesbrough, England, on Tuesday,

The Mystery Of Alaska's Sea Otter Deaths Continue To Baffle Scientists

Dominique Mosbergen | November 26, 2015 | Science
An unusually high number of sick or dying sea otters has washed onto the shores of Alaska’s southern coast this year. But despite the efforts of many baffled scientists to find an answer, the exact cause of the die-off remains unknown. More than 250 sick or dead...

States Can't Legally Block Refugees, Obama Administration Reminds

Kelly Chen | November 25, 2015 | Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid a growing political controversy, the Obama administration on Wednesday reminded state officials across the country that states do not have legal authority to refuse to accept Syrian refugees. The Office of Refugee Resettlement said in a letter to state resettlement officials that states...

Barber Promises Kid Free Haircuts For Life -- In Return For Good Grades

Dominique Mosbergen | November 25, 2015 | Good News
Fourth grader Kamarian Fox walked into a barbershop in Gastonia, North Carolina, on Monday, and made a beeline for a familiar face. Grinning, the 9-year-old handed barber Mike Shelton his report card. He had received straight As. “He said, ‘I’m here to get my free haircut,’” Shelton told the Gaston Gazette of his young customer. “I said, ‘Brother, you’re a VIP today,' and I brought him to the front of the line.” The story of Kamarian’s free haircut and his friendship with the barber begins in August, when the boy, a day before starting fourth grade, first visited Next Level Barbershop, where Shelton works. As Shelton cut Kamarian's hair that day, the pair struck up a quick friendship. “There was just something about Kam,” Shelton told the Gazette. “I could tell for his age he was super mature and he was a great dude.” Shelton was inspired to make Kamarian a promise: He vowed to give the kid free haircuts for life. Kamarian's end of the deal is to earn good grades in school. “I could really tell he was a bright kid, excited about school and motivated,” Shelton told ABC News. “And I just said, ‘Look, I'll make you a deal.’” Last week, Kamarian marched in with his first report card of the school year. He had fulfilled his end of the bargain. And, as promised, Shelton -- who Kamarian now calls “Uncle Mike” -- kept his word. “As long as you keep your grades right, I will keep you looking right,” Shelton told the boy. Kamarian’s mom, Cameron Fox, said she’s extremely proud of her son, who she said is an exemplary student. A single mom, she said she’s also grateful to Shelton for acting like a father figure to the boy. “I just appreciate his open arms and making us feel welcome, and giving Kamarian something to look forward to,” Fox told ABC News. “It's just awesome.” As for Shelton, he said he's just paying it forward after years of getting encouragement and support from his barbers, who had a profound impact on his life.  “I knew it would be deeper than just cutting people’s hair,” Shelton told the Gazette of his job. “You can impact their lives for that 30 minutes and inspire them to leave through those doors and do something great.” He's also encouraging others to do something to touch someone else's life.   “Find a young person or a teenager in your own community and give them an incentive to do good in school,” Shelton told WJZY-TV.   Also on...

How Long To Cook A Turkey Per Pound

Kristen Aiken | November 25, 2015 | Taste
Despite all of our best attempts, no one we know has ever cooked an entire Thanksgiving dinner stress-free. We understand why. There are a lot of sides to juggle, oven times to consider, figuring out how long to cook a turkey per pound -- and oh, you might want...

Four New Laquan McDonald Shooting Videos Raise More Questions

Kelly Chen | November 25, 2015 | Black Voices
Newly released videos from four additional police vehicles at the scene of the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald raise questions about how the city's Police Department documented the killing of an African-American teenager that has led to a Chicago cop being charged with first-degree murder.

GOP Rider Would Boost Party Spending

Kelly Chen | November 25, 2015 | Politics
Senate Republicans plan to insert a provision into a must-pass government funding bill that would vastly expand the amount of cash that political parties could spend on candidates, multiple sources tell POLITICO.    

Obama Sends Thanksgiving Message About Teen Shot By Chicago Cop

Michael McLaughlin | November 25, 2015 | Politics
President Barack Obama on Wednesday said he was "deeply disturbed" by police video showing a white Chicago cop fatally shooting a black teenager, but praised the "overwhelming majority" of officers for their service. Obama, in his first public comments about the video showing Laquan McDonald, 17, being...

Here's A Black Friday Discount We Can Get Behind: Free Admission To State Parks

Mollie Reilly | November 25, 2015 | Politics
If fighting crowds at a Black Friday sale isn't your style, heading to a state park may be an ideal alternative.  Following in the footsteps of outdoor retailer REI, which is closing its stores on Thanksgiving and Black Friday and encouraging employees and customers to instead #OptOutside, some...

30 People Were Injured In A Bloody Pillow Fight At West Point, So It's Banned Now

Tyler Kingkade | November 25, 2015 | College
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) -- Cadet pillow fights like the bloody one that left 30 injured this summer will be banned and actions are being pursued against many of those involved, U.S. Military Academy officials said Wednesday. First-year students, known as "plebes," organize the annual...

Four Men Held In Connection With Shooting Of Minneapolis Protesters

Mehreen Kasana | November 25, 2015 | Black Voices
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Pharma Company Breaks Promise To Lower Price Of Expensive, Lifesaving Drug

Andy Campbell | November 25, 2015 | Business
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