years. The street was renamed to Morning Vista Road. (NBC)
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TEEN CLAIMS HE FOUND A BRAIN INSIDE A PIECE OF KFC CHICKEN: A teenager in
have a habit of picking the chicken off the bone with my fingers and as I pulled the second piece apart, I saw this horrible wrinkled foreign body. I threw it down onto my tray immediately. It looked like a brain. I suddenly felt grim and really sick." He continued, "I just wanted to get out of KFC as quickly as I could. I still feel really sick and disgusted by it all now." KFC apologized to the teen and said in a statement, "Although we haven't received the product, it appears from a photograph that unfortunately on this occasion a kidney, and not a brain as claimed, was not removed in the preparation process. We're very sorry about Mr. Langoo's experience and while there was no health risk, we agree it was unsightly." (The Sun)
A FORK THAT CAN HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT: A $100 fork that uses sensors and movement to track how fast a diner is eating might be able to help with those New Year's weight loss resolutions. The HAPIfork, announced at this year's Consumer Electronics Expo, claims it can eventually help people to improve digestion because it vibrates like a cell
phone and lights up if the diner is eating too fast. A spokesperson for the company said, "You will greatly improve your digestion, and you'll likely start losing weight." The HAPIfork will be available this Spring. (Mashable)
WAGES LINKED TO HEART HEALTH: Researchers from the
data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics. Researchers found that the lower the hourly wage, the high the risk of hypertension was, particularly among young adults between ages 25 and 44, and women. Researchers say that if the hourly wage doubled, the high blood pressure risk would decrease by 16-percent for people over age 44, decrease 25 to 30-percent for people between ages 25 and 44, and for women the risk would decrease 30 to 35-percent. (Huffington Post)
OBAMA NOMINATES HAGEL FOR DEFENSE SEC., BRENNAN TO HEAD
nominated anti-terrorism chief John Brennan to take over as head of the
EMOTIONAL TESTIMONY ABOUT AURORA MASSACRE IN
to put him on trial. Officer Justin Grizzle testified about the scene at the theater and how he personally took some of the wounded to the hospital in his police car, saying, "After I saw what I saw in the theater -- horrific -- I didn't want anyone else to die." It was also revealed that Holmes bought the ticket for the showing of The Dark Knight Rises almost two weeks in advance. Officer Jason Oviatt said that when he arrived at the theater, he saw
Holmes standing calmly next to his car, and at first thought he was a policeman because he was dressed in body armor. He realized, however, that Holmes was just standing there, instead of rushing towards the theater, and then handcuffed and searched him. He said Holmes seemed, quote, "very, very relaxed" and "very detached." Oviatt also revealed that Holmes offered up the information that his apartment had been booby trapped. Holmes
didn't show any emotion in the courtroom yesterday, which was packed with shooting survivors and family members of the 12 who were killed.
BANKS REACH $8.5 BILLION SETTLEMENT
the banks, which include JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Wells Fargo. $3.3
billion of the money will go to homeowners to end the review of foreclosures. The rest of the money, $5.2 billion, will be used to reduce mortgage bills and forgive outstanding principal on home sales that generated less than borrowers owed on their mortgages.
CLINTON GIVEN FOOTBALL HELMET AS SHE RETURNS TO
CANCER DEATH RATES CONTINUE TO FALL: An annual report out yesterday (January 7th) from the American Cancer Society showed that death rates from cancer continue to fall, continuing a trend of yearly small reductions that began in the 1990s. Among men, cancer
death rates fell by 1.8 percent a year between 2000 and 2009, and by 1.4 percent among women. The declines are due mostly to gains against some of the leading types, including lung, colorectal, breast and prostate cancers, via better screening and treatment. However, deaths are still rising for certain types of cancer, including of the liver and pancreas, and, among men, melanoma, which is the most serious type of skin cancer.
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DEATH OF CHICAGO LOTTERY WINNER RULED A HOMICIDE: The death nearly six months ago of a Chicago lottery winner the day after he collected his winnings has now been ruled a homicide, after it was found he died of cyanide poisoning, triggering a murder investigation. When Urooj Khan died suddenly, there were no signs of trauma or anything to raise suspicions, and it was initially ruled a result of natural causes. But in response to pleas from an unidentified relative of Khan, medical examiners did expanded testing, and found that the 46-year-old had died soon after ingesting a lethal dose of cyanide. Khan, who owned several dry cleaners, won $1 million in June on an instant lottery ticket, which was announced in a ceremony days later at which Illinois Lottery officials presented him with the usual
oversized check. He chose to take his winnings in a lump sum of just over $600,000, and after taxes it amounted to some $425,000. He was issued a check for the amount on July 19th, and was dead a day later.
interception. [Look in "Last Night's TV Audio" for sound from the game.]
Redskins' quarterback Robert Griffin III Monday (January 7th), as he was being sent for additional testing after an
48-GAME SEASON LIKELY FOR
Sunday (January 6th) to end the 113-day lockout, deputy commissioner Bill Daly told the Associated Press Monday that it's most likely a 48-game season will be played, instead of the usual 82 games per team. The 1994-95 season was also shortened to a 48-game slate after a 103-day lockout, and the entire 2004-05 season was wiped out due to a lockout, making the
PMA board member Daniel Schreiber says Starbucks, AT&T and Google are the newest members of the PMA. Schreiber says, "For wireless power to really transform our lives, a lot of things have to come together, from how companies make their products to public spaces deploying the right technology for charging." Starbucks announced in October that it would introduce Duracell Powermat charging stations embedded into tables at 17 of its
include lasers and non-surgical endoscopies to the last resort of surgery. (Daily Mail)
the band's fourth studio album, according to Blabbermouth. A photo of the two musicians was posted at the band's Facebook page on Friday (January 4th) with the caption, "It begins today." A follow-up message on Monday (January 7th) stated, "Writing on 'AB4' has begun. Very productive sessions so far!" The sessions will break at the end of the month when
Tremonti heads out on tour with his solo band in the
SLASH SAYS THE ‘DORR’S SHUT’ ON EVER PLAYING WITH SCOTT WEILAND AGAIN: Slash has said in a new interview with Classic Rock magazine that he would never work with former Velvet Revolver singer Scott Weiland again, adding that he is fed up with Weiland's recent comments about a Velvet Revolver reunion possibly becoming a reality. Slash told the
magazine, "I think at this point Scott just got fired from (Stone Temple Pilots) and I think he's
trying to pull off that trick of trying to get something else going on, and we're not buying it. The door's shut on this side and it's probably shut on that side too, so he's on his own. And he deserves it too."
PERRY FARRELL’S MUSICAL: Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell has revealed that he is working on a musical, telling Prefix, "My next project is that I'm working on a play, it's a musical. But it's going to be immersive theatre. It's not going to be in a theatre, I'm going to
create an environment and the music will be within that environment, and Jane's Addiction will be within that environment." Farrell added that he thinks staging a musical will be a different way for people to experience music instead of just a concert, saying, "Musicals make more sense because they're telling stories and they have costumes and something to look at."
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Del Toro told Indiewire that his agent took a phone call gauging his interest in directing the new Star Wars film. Guillermo had to turn down the offer because his schedule is too busy to take on the project.
WARNER BROTHERS LICENSES EIGHT TV SERIES TO NETFLIX: Netflix and Warner Bros. have struck a deal for the licenses of eight of their television shows. Netflix will now have
access to the complete seasons of shows like Revolution,
HEIDI KLUM SAYS SHE DOESN'T THINK SHE'LL MARRY AGAIN: Heidi Klum is featured in February's Marie Claire where she gets personal about her love life. She told the magazine that she doesn't think she'll get married again any time soon because she no longer needs weddings to validate her love.
STEVE CARELL UNLIKELY TO RETURN TO ‘THE OFFICE FINALE’: NBC boss Bob Greenblatt has shot down rumors that Steve Carell will return as a guest star on The Office before the series finale in May. Deadline is reporting that Greenblatt spoke about the ninth and final season of the show during NBC's executive session for the TCA press tour.
When asked whether Carell's character Michael Scott would be returning to Dunder Mifflin, Bob responded, "He left in the way he wanted to leave, and he and Greg talked about it, and I don't think he will. There's maybe a little Hail Mary pass on a cameo, but I think the decision would be compromising his schedule."
Carell starred on The Office during the first seven seasons of the series