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Week of 4 October 2010
4 October 2010
Twitter can be used to predict flu outbreaks, says some Southeastern Louisiana University whiz ...
Russell Brand is a wedding crasher in London ...
Accused sexual harasser and Baptist bishop Eddie Long has faced scrutiny before ...
"The average American doesn't realize how much of the laws are written by lobbyists" to protect incumbent interests, says Google CEO Eric Schmidt ...
Katy Perry dons a dirndl ...
WorldNetDaily columnist defends the Confederacy ...
George Michael denies receiving special treatment in prison ...
Blizzard Entertainment purges at least 5,000 Battlenet accounts belonging to players who were caught cheating and hacking maps in Starcraft 2 ...
Dutch anti-Islam Member of Parliament Geert Wilders goes on trial for inciting racial hatred ...
Dog Chapman is rushed to emergency room as a precaution ...
Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo is reportedly doing fine after blood clot treatment ...
More details emerge in James O'Keefe's "CNN Caper" as "Right on the Edge" documentary airs ...
Police plan new interviews in re-re-investigation of JonBenét Ramsey's murder ...
English entertainer Norman Wisdom dies at Abbotswood Nursing Home on the Isle of Man, after suffering a series of strokes ...
5 October 2010
No more fat jokes for slimmed-down Ricky Gervais ...
Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell (R-Delaware) says she's seen classified documents detailing China's "carefully thought out and strategic plan to take over America" ...
Revealed: How former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher helped catch The Yorkshire Ripper ...
Scientology loses lawsuit over tweet — apparently, the stupid doesn't rub off ...
Tony Curtis is remembered with a touch of humor at memorial ...
Vatican official says Nobel Prize for in vitro fertilization pioneer Robert G. Edwards is "completely out of order" ...
New York Times promises to pay back billionaire Carlos Slim Helu three years early ...
US Army embeds active-duty PSYOPS soldiers at local TV stations ...
First problem for former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel in his run for Mayor of Chicago — he doesn't live there, and that's required ...
Former Congresswoman from Missouri Karen McCarthy dies from complications of Alzheimer's disease at an assisted-living facility in Johnson County, Missouri ...
Film director Roy Ward Baker, best known for A Night to Remember, dies in his sleep at a London hospital ...
6 October 2010
FBI investigated the sexuality of late Congressman Jack Kemp (R-New York), and certified his straightness ...
Lil Wayne lands in solitary confinement for contraband ...
President Obama will mount solar panels on the White House, as Jimmy Carter did in the 1970s, so the panels can be dismantled by the next Republican President, as Ronald Reagan did in the 1980s ...
US Transportation Security Administration sky marshals fly First Class, and airlines want 'em moved back to Coach ...
After last week's "meltdown", ex-CNN anchor Rick Sanchez apologizes through his wife's blog ...
Vatican keeps up attack on Nobel Foundation over dirty rotten Nobel Prize for Robert G. Edwards, that dirty rotten scientist who pioneered dirty rotten in vitro fertilization ...
Longtime KGO producer resigns, citing station's new owner Citadel Broadcasting: "These aren't good people. They don't treat people well. They undermine you at every turn." ...
French court orders rogue trader Jérôme Kerviel to pay $6.7B to finance giant Société Générale ...
Life in prison for incompetent Times Square terrorist Faisal Shahzad ...
Poll finds Jennifer Aniston is the "most eligible single woman in the world" (Betty White came in 4th) ...
Howard Kurtz toddles over to the The Daily Beast ...
7 October 2010
Fire-spinnin' older brother of Joseph Gordon-Levitt is dead in what looks like a drug overdose ...
Zack Snyder, director of the memorable 300, is making next Superman movie ...
Facebook spammer is fined $1,068,928,721 and forty-six cents ...
US offers "deepest apology" for the deaths of two Pakistani paramilitary troops and the wounding of four others ...
In public service announcement, Tim Gunn says he attempted suicide as a teen ...
Fox and Friends runs with scoop from absurdist Weekly World News that has Los Angeles Police Dept spending a billion dollars on jet-packs ...
Democrats' recent health care reform violates all Ten Commandments, says Wendy Wright, President of Concerned Women for America ...
David Letterman apologizes to Rachael Ray for tirade over world hunger that won't air until tomorrow ...
Secret donors are funding most of the scariest political smear ads from American Crossroads and other right-wing groups ...
Statue of King Tut's grand-dad is unearthed in Egypt ...
Federal Reserve is wide open with its cronies, but opaque for the rest of us ...
New England Patriots trade wide receiver Randy Moss to Minnesota Vikings for a third-round pick ...
When Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Kathleen Parker and former Governor Eliot Spitzer (D-New York) talk politics on CNN, is it really surprising that lots of people change the channel? ...
Lisa Rinna's lip reduction procedure likely painful and painstaking ...
Mario Vargas Llosa wins the 2010 literature Nobel ...
8 October 2010
Captain Jack Sparrow visits London grade school to encourage piracy ...
Larry Wilcox of CHiPS fame is charged with securities fraud ...
Obama administration shushed scientists and suppressed bad news during BP oil disaster ...
Juliette Lewis is "banged up" but okay after car crash ...
Firefighters who let house burn down "did the right and Christian thing", says American Family Association's Bryan Fischer ...
Wife of US Rep John Tierney (D-Massachusetts) in convicted of four false tax return counts ...
FBI seizes John Lennon's fingerprints from auctioneer ...
Poker and booze in the office of Col. McCormick: Tribune Co. fails to prosper under the caprice of Sam Zell ...
Libya seizes "sex positive" link shortening website ...
Ryan Seacrest in talks to launch cable network ...
Former US Rep Newt Gingrich has an idea: No more food stamps ...
9 October 2010
Dingbats who tried to extort $680,000 from John Stamos get four years in prison instead ...
Bank of America halts all foreclosures and evictions amidst ginormous growing clusterf*ck of false affidavits and half-assed paperwork ...
Oksana Grigorieva claims Mel Gibson wielded gun after hitting her ...
Chinese government is furious and arresting people over Nobel Peace Prize for imprisoned activist Liu Xiaobo ...
Taylor Swift's former manager is suing for millions ...
No, Jerry Brown didn't call Meg Whitman a "whore", but he does join a long line of politicians whose unguarded moments have been caught on tape ...
Aishwarya Rai would like to be called by her name, thank you very much ...
Arbitrator orders Citigroup to pay Dallas star Larry Hagman $11.5M in accounts dispute ...
Gwyneth Paltrow can see how a less-intelligent woman than herself might be tricked into giving a blow job to whomever asks ...
Pamela Geller finds a new outrage — Campbell Soup offers Halal-certified canned goods in Canada ...
Sex tape of Tiger Woods is coming soon, says husband of hooker who boinked him ...
Laurel & Hardy meet Santana ...
Nobel Economics laurate Maurice Allais, who developed models for monopoly pricing, dies at his home in Paris ...
10 October 2010
Retired baseball legend Tony Gwynn has cancer ...
Google is developing a self-driving car – and it works ...
More than two years after financial collapse, FDIC seems to be considering legal action against officers and directors of failed banks ...
After Nobel Peace Prize announcement for Liu Xiaobo, his wife disappears — has she been arrested? ...
Los Angeles non-commercial TV station KCET dumps PBS over sky-high programming costs, will go solo with homemade news, documentaries, and old movies ...
Michael Caine says he persuaded a hospital doctor to euthanize his cancer-riddled father in 1955 ...
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre has plenty of explaining to do ...
Operatic soprano Joan Sutherland dies at her home near Montreux, Switzerland, after a long illness ...
Singer/songwriter Solomon Burke, the "King of Rock and Soul", dies en route to Amsterdam ...