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Week of 14 February 2011
14 February 2011
Suspected outbreak of disease at the famous Playboy Mansion ...
Obama's Justice Department asserts that FBI can look through your phone records without oversight ...
Italian women demand resignation of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi over allegations of underage sex with prostitute and abuse of power ...
Mounting evidence suggests that US Chamber of Commerce's law firm planned a ratf*ck operation to discredit the business lobby's political opponents ...
It's been five years since US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has spoken during a court argument ...
Milli Vanilli biopic is in the works again ...
Jazz pianist George Shearing, who wrote Lullaby of Birdland, dies from heart failure in New York City aged 91 ...
15 February 2011
Achy breaky Billy Ray Cyrus says Hannah Montana show "destroyed my family" ...
BP says its Gulf disaster cleanup is over, as a "football field" of submerged oil is found in Florida, and oil is washing onshore every day ...
Charlie Sheen urges CBS to hurry up and use him while he's still sober ...
Wyclef Jean and Sean Penn hug and stand together to promote aid efforts in Haiti ...
Andrew Breitbart is sued over misleadingly edited video about US Agriculture Department worker ...
Tiger Woods is fined for spitting on the green ...
16 February 2011
Philadelphia homeowner "forecloses" on Wells Fargo ...
CBS reporter Lara Logan is sexually assaulted while covering Egyptian protests ...
Rafid Ahmed Alwan (a/k/a "Curveball") admits to bioweapons lies that were used by Bush-Cheney administration to justify Iraq war ...
German finance firm Deutsche Börse will own 60% of New York Stock Exchange if takeover is approved ...
James Franco infiltrates the art world with Berlin gallery show ...
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is charged; faces up to three years in prison on a charge of paying an underage prostitute, and up to 12 years on a charge of abusing his authority ...
Glenn Greenwald ponders lawsuit against Bank of America and US Chamber of Commerce over smear plans ...
Frankie Muñiz put a gun to his head during argument, girlfriend says ...
Actor Len Lesser dies from pneumonia related to cancer, in Burbank, California ...
17 February 2011
Sci-fi fans, rejoice: Robocop statue is coming to Detroit ...
Former Senator Rick Santorum (R-Pennsylvania) talks about his "Google problem" ...
School's out in Wisconsin as teachers protest Governor Scott Walker's dismantling of unions ...
Catholic Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan says he did not hide $130M to avoid paying off sex-abuse settlements ...
America's top banks including Citigroup, JP Morgan Chase and Bank of America are set to outsource information technology and back office projects worth nearly $5B this year to India ...
Chevron is fined $8B over widespread contamination of Ecuador's Amazon basin ...
Jessica Simpson is laughing all the way to the fashion bank ...
Borders declares bankruptcy ...
Five-term Congressman from California and President of Cal State Long Beach, Stephen Horn dies from complications of Alzheimer's disease at his home in Long Beach, California ...
18 February 2011
And then Gwyneth Paltrow helped broker peace between Ryan Murphy and Kings of Leon ...
Why isn't Wall Street — AIG, Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, et al — in jail? ...
No trains for Florida, says Governor Rick Scott ...
Democratic Party pols flee Wisconsin to delay Governor Scott Walker's union-busting legislation ...
Civil rights lawyers fight order to reveal Twitter accounts linked to Wikileaks, on the same day US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton praises role of social networks in promoting freedom ...
Nathan Fillion says he'd return to Firefly ...
God has only six weeks before he meets Apple founder Steve Jobs, The National Enquirer claims ...
Arianna Huffington now owns the eighth letter of the alphabet ...
19 February 2011
Mila Kunis will play the Wicked Witch of the West ...
BP says proposed settlements over Gulf of Mexico disaster are too generous ...
To defend Planned Parenthood, US Rep Jackie Speier (D-California) talks about her own abortion ...
Oscar campaign for underground artist Banksy takes it to the streets of Los Angeles ...
Baghdad wants USA to pay $1B for damage to city ...
Governor Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) ginned up budget shortfall to undercut worker rights ...
Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi turns helicopter gunships on his own people ...
Angie Dickinson gets slaphappy with dead actor Lee Marvin ...
JP Morgan Chase CEO James Dimon got an $11.6M raise last year ...
Retired US Appeals Court Judge David R. Thompson dies in San Diego following a short illness ...
NFL Hall of Famer Ollie Matson dies of respiratory failure at his home in Los Angeles ...
20 February 2011
Jesus Christ in found in a California man's wooden rocking chair ...
Did you get your invitation to Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding? ...
Ambac Financial Group files lawsuit, says emails show Bear Stearns knew they were selling junk loans, and set out to take mortgages, bundle them into securities to sell to investors, and then demand its money back — all while denying repurchase demands by screwed investors ...
Smart folks at Yale University invent anti-laser ...
Billionaire activist brothers Charles and David Koch are behind Wisconsin effort to kill public unions ...
Republicans seek to quash "net neutrality" equal access rules ...