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Week of 18 July 2011
18 July 2011
Chemical industry is hooked on TV's Breaking Bad ...
Google blocks Belgian newspapers from search results in response to lawsuit ...
US Rep Leonard Boswell (D-Iowa) fends off home invasion, with help from his grandson and his grandson's shotgun ...
Famed Chilean miners sue Chilean government for negligence, claiming the mine should've been better regulated ...
Ronald W. Burkle buys Frank Lloyd Wright's Ennis House for just under $4.5M ...
Oh look, it's a new drug the US Drug Enforcement Administration wants you to panic over ...
Microsoft accidentally reveals social networking plans ...
Tiger Woods may be struggling financially ...
Conflicting reports about former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's health ...
David Cay Johnston offers a remarkable correction to a remarkably wrong Reuters column ...
Faux historian David Barton laughably explains that the Due Process Clause of the US Constitution came out of The Bible ...
Fox News coverage presents its News Corp sister News of the World as a victim of hacking, rather than as a perpetrator ...
Before Catcher in the Rye, J. D. Salinger's first Holden Caulfield stories ...
Marine asks Betty White to the ball ...
19 July 2011
Woman attempts to sell her child for $500 at Taco Bell ...
Nazi doctor Josef Mengele's diaries are for sale ...
Lefty Jonathan Turley demands retraction and apology from conservative attorney and radio host Debbie Schlussel over bin Laden crack ...
There's nothing suspicious about it, cops say, as News of the World whistleblower is found dead ...
No-hitter manufacturer Nolan Ryan is hospitalized for heart problem ...
No more Borders ...
20 July 2011
Ja Rule, already in prison, gets another 28 months on federal tax charges ...
National Football League is sued for allegedly concealing brain injury risks ...
Rupert Murdoch gets pied while his wife plays defense ...
Kevin Costner may harshly interrogate slaves for Quentin Tarantino ...
Teevee Reporter Brian Ross gets treated like anyone else who makes an ass of himself at a Presidential campaign event, but you're supposed to be aghast ...
More doubts cast on FBIs' anthrax accusations against Bruce Ivins ...
Learning to build a fine canoe with Nick Offerman ...
President Obama and "State Secrets," again ...
21 July 2011
R. Kelly is sidelined by throat surgery ...
Jesus Christ miraculously appears on Wal-Mart receipt ...
Hugh Grant and ex-girlfriend win right to see hacking info, as it's revealed that News Corp's European subsidiary "deliberately" blocked investigation ...
Former US Secretary of the Treasury Lawrence H. Summers learned one invaluable lesson while running Harvard ...
U.N. says climate change threatens world security, but these people say chill out ...
Google warns users whose computers may be infected with malware ...
Tiger Woods fires his caddy, 'cuz yeah, that'll help ...
Visa, MasterCard settle antitrust suit ...
Former Rhode Island Governor Bruce Sundlun dies at his home in Jamestown, Rhode Island ...
22 July 2011
Only 52% of Americans approve of God's job performance ...
Prosecutorial misconduct in Casey Anthony case ...
Discovery Channel plans marijuana reality show ...
Rudolf Hess's corpse is exhumed and cremated, to stop neo-nazi pilgrimages to his gravesite ...
Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger does not want to pay spousal support ...
Monsanto-resistant weeds take root, raising food prices ...
It's cheaper to order online while standing in Sears than to shop at Sears ...
Anheuser-Busch is trying to trademark area codes for local beers ...
Lindsay Lohan can't afford to see a shrink ...
Magic Johnson joins Detroit venture capital firm ...
Attorney and former Democratic National Committee Chairman Charles T. Manatt dies of complications from a stroke at Kindred Hospital in Richmond, Virginia ...
Actress Linda Christian, the first Bond girl, dies in Palm Desert, California following a battle with colon cancer ...
Actor Tom Aldredge dies from lymphoma in Tampa, Florida ...
23 July 2011
Beavis and Butthead return ...
Cenk Uygur is out at MSNBC, but what's interesting is why ...
Leighton Meester sues her mother ...
BP builds an artificial island and plans record-setting 6+ mile "extended reach" to get around offshore drilling ban in Alaska ...
Christopher Eccleston says he left Doctor Who because he didn't want to "eat a lot of sh*t" ...
Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro isn't nostalgic about on-stage violence ...
Singer Amy Winehouse is found dead at her apartment in London ...
Former Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, General John Shalikashvili dies at Madigan Army Medical Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, near Tacoma, Washington ...
24 July 2011
This guy thinks he's cracked the code to reveal identity of California's Zodiac Killer ...
Teenage girl accuses US Rep David Wu (D-Oregon) of unwanted sexual encounter ...
Media junior tycoon James Murdoch's defense crumbles, but Judge in phone hacking inquiry attended parties at home of Rupert Murdoch's son-in-law ...
If the NFL can end its lockout, why can't the NBA? ...
What's up with Robert Pattinsons' hair? ...
American character actor G. D. Spradlin, Pat Geary in The Godfather Part II, dies from natural causes at his ranch in San Luis Obisopo, California ...
Musician Dan Peek, co-founder of America, is found dead in his bed at his home in Farmington, Missouri ...