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Kidney Trafficking Convicted

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Kidney Trafficking Convicted
Kidney Trafficking Convicted, First organ trafficker convicted in the U.S., The price was steep. As much as $160,000 to secure a donor willing to give up a human kidney for transplant.

And Levy Itzhak Rosenbaum — who told neighbors in Brooklyn he dabbled in construction and real estate — bragged on surveillance recordings that he had participated in many such black market deals.

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+lady gaga india formula one debut, Lady Gaga wore a dress made of meat. Now, how about one made of lettuce? Indian animal rights activists have asked pop star Lady Gaga to pose in a lettuce dress and embrace vegetarianism during her visit to India this weekend, where she will be part of the star-studded unveiling of the country's first Formula 1 race.
Lady Gaga, who famously wore a meat dress at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, will be performing at an invitation-only show in a five-star hotel in New Delhi after the race on Sunday.

What is the american dream today

What is the american dream today, The term “American Dream” is used in a number of ways, but essentially the American Dream is an idea which suggests that all people can succeed through hard work, and that all people have the potential to live happy, successful lives. Many people have expanded upon or refined the definition of the American Dream, and this concept has also been subject to a fair amount of criticism. Many people believe that the structure of American society belies the idealistic goal of the American Dream, pointing to examples of inequality rooted in class, race, and ethnic origin which suggest that the American Dream is not attainable for all.

Apple now No. 2 smartphone vendor
Apple now No. 2 smartphone vendor - Apple and Samsung Electronics ended struggling Nokia's 15-year reign at the top of the smartphone sales rankings in the second quarter, researchers said on Friday.

"Apple overtook Nokia and Samsung to become the world’s No. 1 smartphone vendor by volume for the first time in history," said Neil Mawston, analyst at Strategy Analytics.

Nokia has dominated the smartphone market ever since its 1996 launch of the Communicator model, but competition from its two nearest rivals and a slump in its own sales sent it straight from first to third place in the three months to June as growth in the sector starts to slow. samsung apple smartphone,

College football predictions week 9
College football predictions week 9, Just when it seemed like this was going to be the biggest Oklahoma–Kansas State matchup since the 2003 Big 12 Championship, Oklahoma played a clunker of a first 50 minutes against Texas Tech in last week's jaw-dropping loss.

It's not like the Sooners haven't been special over the last eight years, but the 35-7 loss to the Wildcats in the infamous 2003 title game was the official marking point of the end of the mojo, and they haven't been quite the same since. This game could shift things back.

Canada urged to swap national symbol
Canada urged to swap national symbol - A Conservative senator says it's time Canada was symbolized by something more majestic than a buck-toothed rodent.

Senator Nicole Eaton wants the polar bear to replace the beaver as an official emblem of Canada. Canada symbol bear beaver,

Kate Middleton reveals secret scar from her past
 Kate Middleton reveals secret scar from her past, Hair extensions: that was the first assumption gossips made when a recent photo of Kate Middleton revealed a three-inch long mark just above her hairline.

If it were any other celebrity, they probably would have been right. But the low-maintenance duchess had a bigger secret that had nothing to do with beauty. The mark on her head is a scar from a "very serious operation" according to the Daily Mail. St. James Palace officials confirmed Kate's scar was from an operation she had as a child, but wouldn't go into further detail.

Specialists have already weighed in on what kind of operation it might have been: “Anything, including a birthmark, trauma, neurosurgery or a benign growth of the skin,” Dr. Roy Geronemus, director of the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York, told ABC News.

Redbox Price Increase

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Redbox Price Increase
Redbox Price Increase 
Redbox Price Increase, In a move that no doubt caused a lot of consternation after rival Netflix’s experience doing the same, Redbox has decided to raise the price of its DVD rentals.

Aspirin Colon Cancer

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Aspirin Colon Cancer
Aspirin Colon Cancer, Two aspirin a day may cut the risk of colon cancer by more than half in people who are predisposed to these types of tumors, new research suggests.

And two tablets of 300 milligrams each also cut the risk of other tumors related to Lynch syndrome, a major form of hereditary colon and other cancers, according to research published in the Oct. 28 online edition of The Lancet.

24-carat gold toilet + $5.8 million
24-carat gold toilet + $5.8 million, The man with the 24-carat solid gold toilet has died suddenly in Hong Kong. Lam Sai-wing, the owner of the $5.8 million solid gold toilet, built it in honor of his childhood hero Vladimir Lenin, who once said that gold “should be used to make toilets after the victory of socialism to remind people of capitalist waste.”

9 crazy ways to own gold, The shiny metal's price has soared, but owning it on paper or storing it in bars isn't a lot of fun. From bathroom fixtures to a gold iPad, here are 9 unusual ways to buy gold.

9 crazy ways to own gold, Gold has been a superstar of the investment world in the last few years. As the economy turned sour, investors rushed to the precious metal as a safe alternative to the rocky stock market.

Gold bugs piled on, the price of the metal soared and pretty soon everyone wanted a piece of the action.

The price briefly topped $1,800 an ounce, though it has pulled back recently.

State considers increasing toilet-flushing fee
 State considers increasing toilet-flushing fee, Facing a $1.5 million budget shortfall, the Arizona State Parks Board is considering layoffs and increased entrance fees.

About 25 to 30 full-time positions - about 10 percent of the park system's staff - likely will be eliminated to balance the $19.3 million operating budget for this fiscal year. The layoffs would affect staff at its downtown Phoenix headquarters, as well as within various parks and programs.

Famous November Birthdays

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Famous November Birthdays
Famous November Birthdays, Famous November Birthdays. November is a month for giving thanks, but it’s also the month a band leader, a tennis legend, and a televangelist celebrate their birthdays. See who else will turn a year older this month.

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Body Processing Factory

The Evolution of Camera iPhone
Photographer Lisa Bettany photographed the same things in different models of iPhone.In order to compare the quality of the camera graphically, look further 

Ctoletie car brand Chevrolet
In November, to celebrate the centenary of car brand Chevrolet. Many cars of this brand have been the object of admiration of collectors and fans. Some turned into a real object of worship. We offer pictures of Chevrolet over the years.

Autopsy: Gadhafi Killed by Shot to Head

A video grab taken from the mobile phone of a National Transitional Council fighter shows the arrest of Libya's strongman Moammar Gadhafi in Sirte on October 20, 2011.

Autopsy: Gadhafi Killed by Shot to Head, Moammar Gadhafi’s body has a bullet in the head and a bullet in the abdomen, a medical source told Reuters on Sunday.
Earlier, a doctor involved in an overnight autopsy on the former Libyan leader’s body told Reuters he had died from a gunshot wound.

Secret Whedon Project

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Secret Whedon Project
Secret Whedon Project, It's much ado about something. Joss Whedon has directed, adapted, cast and filmed an entire movie -- an adaptation of Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" -- in secret, TheWrap has learned.

Whedon, who created "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel" and wrote and directed Marvel's upcoming "The Avengers," wrote and directed the movie, an individual close to the project told TheWrap Sunday night.

Spooks finale 5m

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Spooks finale 5m
Spooks finale 5m, Spooks finale 5M, The final episode of the BBC spy drama Spooks drew an audience of 5.1 million people, the figures have revealed overnight.
But the climax of the tenth series lost to rival ITV1 Downton Abbey, which was watched by 8.9 million people during the same time interval.

The show of espionage could not overcome the tragedy of the execution time for six nights a week on Sunday.

Justin Bieber to switch on Christmas lights at London Westfield stores
Justin Bieber to switch on Christmas lights at London Westfield stores, On November 1, Justin Bieber will take his fans Under the Mistletoe on his holiday album. But he's giving them an early treat by releasing his Usher duet, "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)," on Monday (October 24).
The song dropped on Ryan Seacrest's radio show. Its vibe is reminiscent of '90s R&B tracks, and it sounds a lot like it could have been recorded by Boyz II Men, who also appear on the album.

Britney Spears concert tickets 'slashed over low sales'
Britney Spears concert tickets 'slashed over low sales', BRITNEY SPEARS' U.K. tour organisers were forced to slash the price of her tickets to just $3 (£2) after the singer failed to sell out London's O2 Arena.
Last week (begs01Jun09) promoters scrambled to shift unsold $150 (£100) tickets for Spears' weekend Circus gigs to ensure there were no empty seats in the British capital's massive venue.

Former 98 Degrees singer arrested
Former 98 Degrees singer arrested, Jeff Timmons of '90s boy band 98 Degrees has been arrested on charges of drunken driving and driving without a valid license, Brevard County sheriff's officials said.

Authorities pulled over Timmons' white Mercedes on April 23 when they spotted him driving 60 mph in a 45-mph zone, according to a report. 98 degrees singer,

Queen Elizabeth mooned

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Queen Elizabeth mooned, 'I mooned the Queen': Australian protester charged after flashing monarch when she waved at him.
  • Liam Warriner said he dropped his trousers for a dare
  • The 22-year-old tucked an Australian flag between his bottom cheeks
  • He has been charged with being a public nuisance and wilful exposure.
With an Australian flag tucked between the cheeks of his bare bottom, a man allegedly ‘mooned’ the Queen as she was driven past him in a motorcade today.

Church investigated 'South Park'?
Church investigated 'South Park'? An ex-Scientologist has posted online what he says is the contents of a document from the Church of Scientology discussing an investigation into the private lives of South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone back in 2005.

According to the documents posted by Marty Rathbun and first picked up by The Village Voice, the investigation took place shortly after the Comedy Central animated series mocked the church in the episode "Trapped in the Closet." Remember? The one that parodied Tom Cruise. church of scientology,

South Park's run extended through 2013

The investigation included rummaging through Stone and Parker's garbage to obtain phone records, bank records and personal letters, as well as using public records to try to get information on friends of the creators, including John Stamos and Rebecca Romijn. South Park Trapped in the Closet,

Rathbun says this first posting is just one "of a trove" of documents related to the investigation. The document he revealed Sunday suggests that Scientology was examining public records on those people, looking for a vulnerability.

"Phone records. Bank records. Personal letters that expose some kind of vulnerability. They'll read stuff into the kind of alcohol you're drinking and how much. Prescriptions. They'll figure out your diet. They can find out a lot about you through your trash," he told the Voice.

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Robbery suspect’s unusual move?

Robbery suspect’s unusual move? Robber waits in line to hold up Starbucks. San Diego police are looking for a man they say waited patiently in line before robbing a Starbucks.

Police say the man, who was wearing black clothing and had a bandana over his face, entered a Pacific Beach Starbucks on Sunday morning. When he got to the counter, he told the clerk he was robbing the store and demanded money.

Affleck damon whitey bulger
Affleck damon whitey bulger, Massachusetts natives Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are teaming up once again to recreate Whitey Bulger’s life of crime on the big screen.
Bulger was arrested in June after 16 years on the run with his longtime girlfriend Catherine Greig. The former leader the “Winter Hill Gang” was wanted in connection with 19 murders, among other crimes. ben affleck matt damon bulger,

Ex-Penthouse model’s death baffling, cops say
Ex-Penthouse model’s death baffling, cops say, Navy Criminal Investigative Service officials are looking to the public for help to solve the death of a former Penthouse model whose body was found in an restricted piece of Camp Pendleton beach.
Anneka Vasta, known as Anneka Di Lorenzo in the 1970s, was found with a broken neck and back on the base on January 4.

Vasta was known for being the 1975 Penthouse Pet of the Year and appeared in the 1979 movie "Caligula," which was co-produced by the late Penthouse publisher Bob Guccione – a man she later sued and won a case against for sexual harassment, according to the New York Times. NCIS Vasta,

Woman terrified by NASA sting

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Woman terrified by NASA sting
Woman terrified by NASA sting, The elaborate mission to recover a moon rock led NASA agents to one of the most down-to-earth places: a Denny's restaurant in Riverside County.

But at the end of the sting operation, agents were left holding a speck of lunar dust smaller than a grain of rice and a 74-year-old suspect who was terrified by armed officials.

Five months after NASA investigators and local agents swooped into the restaurant and hailed their operation as a cautionary tale for anyone trying to sell national treasure, no charges have been filed, NASA isn't talking and the case appears stalled. moon rock sting,

MTV on Occupy Wall Street

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MTV on Occupy Wall Street
MTV on Occupy Wall Street, MTV says it is searching within the Occupy Wall Street movement for potential cast members in an upcoming season of "The Real World."
The New York Observer first reported Tuesday a Craigslist ad purporting to be from production company Bunim/Murray was looking for members of Occupy Wall Street to try out for the 27th season of the MTV reality show "The Real World." MTV true life occupy wall street,

Man torched luxury cars, cops say
Man torched luxury cars, cops say, A man has reportedly admitted burning more than 100 luxury cars in the German capital Berlin, in attacks that raised fears of political extremism.
Police say the 27-year-old, who is unemployed and has debts, was motivated by social envy and frustration to set fire to 67 cars over three months. berlin burned 100 cars,

A further 35 cars parked nearby also went up in flames.

2-ton bell stolen

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2-ton bell stolen
2-ton bell stolen, St. Mary's Cathedral bell stolen in S.F.The bell at St. Mary's Cathedral rang through the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire. It survived when an arsonist torched the old cathedral in 1962. And although it was replaced with an electronic chime in the 1970s, for decades it stood strong on a wooden platform outside the rebuilt church.

Stock futures flat as earnings roll in
Stock futures flat as earnings roll in, U.S. stock futures are little changed as investors sort through mixed corporate earnings results ahead of several reports on the U.S. economy.

AMR Corp., American Express Co. and eBay Inc. are among the companies reporting third quarter results Wednesday. Apple Inc. fell 5 percent in premarket trading after the company missed Wall Street estimates when it reported its results late Tuesday.

Turkey earthquake Hundreds Feared Dead
Turkey earthquake Hundreds Feared Dead, Up to 1,000 people are feared dead after a major earthquake hit south-east Turkey.
Dozens of buildings were destroyed by the blast in the city of Van, trapping some victims alive under debris.

At least 75 people were believed to have been killed, although officials said the final toll could reach 1,000.

Emergency workers and residents were battling to dig people out of the rubble, using their bare hands.

Halil Celik, standing beside a ruined building, said: "We heard cries and groaning from underneath the debris, we are waiting for the rescue teams to arrive.

Identical twins give birth on the same day
Identical twins give birth on the same day, Two identical twins in Indiana now have another birthday in common: They delivered babies on the same day at the same hospital.

The Herald-Times reports 21-year-old Jessica and Jennifer Patterson gave birth Wednesday at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Jennifer Lopez Tearful Performance
Jennifer Lopez Tearful Performance, Jennifer Lopez was spreading the love on Saturday night, but deep inside she was feeling mixed emotions.

At her jam-packed Mohegan Sun concert in Montville, Conn., the 42-year-old put together a bit focused around her love songs.

"You want to talk about love? I can talk about love. Oh, the stories!" she said during a heartfelt speech to the audience before breaking out with her hit "If You Had My Love."

Afterwards she said, "That's the first song I wrote about love. And this is the last song I wrote about love. A lot has happened since then!"

Body found in freezer may be missing woman
Body found in freezer may be missing woman, The body of a Maine woman missing for nearly 30 years is believed to have been found in the freezer of the now deceased man who originally reported her missing, The Bangor Daily News reported.

Kitty Wardwell was reported missing by her on-again, off-again boyfriend Frank Julian in July 1983 and was never seen again, the newspaper reported. body freezer missing woman,

Cops pepper spray dancers at football game
Cops pepper spray dancers at football game, Police use pepper spray to stop haka dance at high school game. Police in a small Utah town are being accused of overreacting after using pepper spray to break up a group of Polynesian men and boys performing a haka after a high school football game.

Jennifer Lopez breaks down stage
Jennifer Lopez breaks down stage, Her own lyrics hit a little too close to home for Jennifer Lopez, who broke down in tears onstage after singing a song about loves from her past.
"I'm going to sing you the last song I wrote about love," Lopez, who recently split from husband Marc Anthony, told the audience at the Mohegan Sun's 15th anniversary celebration on Saturday night after singing an acoustic rendition of her hit "If You Had My Love." "A lot has changed since then."

Loaded gun tsa lax

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Loaded gun tsa lax
Loaded Gun TSA LAX, Loaded gun in luggage at LAX escapes detection by TSA. Airport security officials at Los Angeles International Airport failed to detect a loaded handgun that was contained in a traveler's checked bag Sunday, according to several law enforcement sources.

An airport ramp crew discovered the loaded .38-caliber handgun Sunday after it tumbled from an unzipped compartment in a duffel bag they were loading onto Alaska Airlines Flight 563, according to the sources. The aircraft was leaving the terminal at LAX at 8:15 a.m. Sunday, bound for Portland, Ore.

Former 'Bachelorette' marries
Former 'Bachelorette' marries, Ex-Bachelorette DeAnna Pappas Weds Stephen Stagliano. DeAnna Pappas officially shed her bachelorette title Saturday, marrying Stephen Stagliano, People reports.

The former Bachelorette, 29, and Stagliano, 27, tied the knot in her home state of Georgia. The bride wore a strapless Disney Bridal wedding gown with a birdcage veil and cowboy boots.It's a double engagement — to twins — for former Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants, deanna pappas weds,

Celebs Who Hold Guinness Records
 Celebs Who Hold Guinness Records,  It's no secret that celebrities are often the most, the best, the biggest, the loudest and other superlatives. But did you know that some of them actually hold Guinness World Records for these feats?

Lady Gaga guinness most twitter followers, Lady Gaga Added to ‘Guinness Book of World Records 2012’ for Most Followers on Twitter. Achieving yet another social media record, Lady Gaga made it into the ‘Guinness Book of World Records 2012’ this week for Most Followers on Twitter.

It’s no secret that social media has helped Lady Gaga’s career. The “Born This Way” singer made it to the top of Forbes’ Celebrity 100 list earlier in the summer, knocking down Oprah Winfrey who had held the spot for a number of years. Adding to Gaga’s list of social media achievements is an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records 2012 for the Most Followers on Twitter. Although the record in the book is her Twitter account’s figure as of June 29, 2011, the pop star now has about 13.5 million followers.

Royal Wedding Guinness Record

Royal Wedding Guinness Record, The royal wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton this spring was one for the history books - and the record books too. According to the latest edition of the Guinness Book of World Records, released on Thursday, the April 29 ceremony at Westminster Abbey was watched online by 72 million viewers, earning it the title for "Most Live Streams for a Single Event".

Like its predecessors, this year's edition of the 56-year-old annual reference book is chock full of all kinds of examples of extraordinary achievement, high and low. And Middleton, now known as the Duchess of Cambridge, isn't the only royal in there.

Chris Walton, a Las Vegas-based singer who goes by the name "The Dutchess" and has nails that measure more than 5m combined, won the title for longest fingernails in this year's edition, clawing it away from the previous record holder, who had held the title for 10 years straight.

Tim Burton to design parade balloon
Tim Burton to design parade balloon, Tim Burton designs balloon for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Tim Burton brought his macabre style to Halloween and Christmas in 1993's "The Nightmare Before Christmas," and now he's taking on another holiday: Thanksgiving.

The director has designed a new balloon that will float in this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Burton told the New York Times that being asked to contribute to the parade was "such a surprise."

Woman hid for years

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Woman hid for years

Woman hid for years, A woman who said she secretly gave birth in her bathtub five times, killed one of the babies and hid all five bodies in a closet pleaded guilty to murder Thursday and was sentenced to the maximum 20 to 40 years in prison.

Woman murder charges 41 years. Michele Kalina, 46, of Pennsylvania, conceived the babies through a long affair with a co-worker and hid the pregnancies from him and her husband. She told a psychiatrist she had wrapped each baby with a towel and then stored the body in a tub or container in a locked closet. woman murder charges 41 years

Stolen car found 16 years later
Stolen car found 16 years later, Missouri man recovers stolen car in Utah, 16 years later. Christmas came early for a Jefferson City, Mo., man, whose beloved classic car was stolen more than a decade ago. Edward Neeley, who tracked the car down in Utah last month, got to take it home Tuesday. “I signed the paperwork and I have the keys to the car right here,” Neeley said, just moments before he would see his 1969 Camaro for the first time in 16 years.

Neeley flew into Salt Lake City Monday night to claim the car at the Utah State Tax Commission building. “Nervous, excited, emotions are going crazy right now,” Neeley said, anticipating the moment he would see his muscle car again.

Cate Edwards to wed today

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Cate Edwards to wed today
Cate Edwards to wed today, Cate Edwards' Saturday nuptials will surely be bittersweet for the North Carolina bride-to-be.
Set to marry longtime boyfriend, Dr. Trevor Upham, Edwards planned her wedding with her late mother, Elizabeth, in the weeks prior to Elizabeth's December 7 death. Cate Edwards wedding, john and elizabeth edwards sprawling estate near Chapel Hill,

John and elizabeth edwards sprawling estate near Chapel Hill. "I feel so lucky to have shared that joy with her, to have had the time to leaf through bridal magazines together and talk about the wedding," Cate wrote in an article for Glamour magazine this month. "Even though I've had to plan the wedding without her, I feel blessed because, in her last weeks, she told me she was comforted to know I'd set forth on my own life path, with someone she loved and respected, and with whom she truly believed I would be happy."

Remains of Pete the Moose found?
Remains of Pete the Moose found?, Vermont officials say they believe they've found the remains of a beloved captive moose, but the carcass is too decomposed to be tested for disease.
Pete the Moose, who became a cause celebre over the state's wildlife regulation, died in September during tranquilization for hoof trimming. Until a week ago, state officials insisted he was alive. The owner of the hunting park where Pete lived has taken responsibility for covering up Pete's death.

Prisons cut lunch on weekends

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Prisons cut lunch on weekends
States prisons cut lunches weekends, In Bid to Cut Costs at Some Texas Prisons, Lunch Will Not Be Served on Weekends. Texas prison officials last month ended the decades-old practice of serving last meals to inmates about to be executed after one man ordered an elaborate feast of hamburgers, pizza and chicken-fried steaks that he did not eat. But the 300 inmates on death row are not the only ones coping with food restrictions.

Thousands of other inmates in the Texas prison system have been eating fewer meals since April after officials stopped serving lunch on the weekends in some prisons as a way to cut food-service costs. About 23,000 inmates in 36 prisons are eating two meals a day on Saturdays and Sundays instead of three. A meal the system calls brunch is usually served between 5 and 7 a.m., followed by dinner between 4 and 6:30 p.m.

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