Monday, April 23, 2012

IN OTHER NEWS: Rubio, Generous Firing, Putin's Wife, Drive Thru Church, Deadly Piss, Bad Service, North Korea, Judas Dies, Zimmerman, The Dutch, Bad Debt, Torso Delivery, Micheal Moore, Bad Neighbor

Romney, Rubio mum on vice presidential prospects

Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney dodged mounting speculation Monday about a potential running mate, even with Senator Marco Rubio, the man now in the VP spotlight, standing right beside him.

Rubio is the latest among potential vice presidential picks to hit the campaign trail with Romney, but the first since the frontrunner's main rival Rick Santorum bowed out of the Republican race two weeks ago.[MORE]

Mom fired after donating kidney to her boss: suit

A “kind and generous’’ Long Island mom donated a kidney to save the life of her boss — who then turned around after she got what she wanted and helped fire the poor woman, according to an explosive new legal complaint.

“I decided to become a kidney donor to my boss, and she took my heart,’’ Debbie Stevens, a 47-year-old divorced mother of two, sobbed to The Post.

“I feel very betrayed. This has been a very hurtful and horrible experience for me. She just took this gift and put it on the ground and kicked it.’’[MORE]

Mystery of Russia's missing First Lady: Is Putin's 'affair' with spy Anna Chapman the reason Lyudmila is never seen in public... or is she just locked away in a monastery?

She will soon become Russia's First Lady for an unprecedented third time - but mystery is surrounding exactly who, and where, is Lyudmila Putina.

As her Kremlin strongman husband Vladimir prepares to once more take up his nation's Presidency, speculation is mounting as to why she is never seen by his side.

Some say an affair with spy-turned-lingerie model Anna Chapman, which has been strongly denied, is the reason the former Aeroflot-hostess is now rarely seen out in public.[MORE]

Ft. Lauderdale Church Offers Drive Thru Prayer Service

For our busy lives on the go, drive thru service comes in handy. From coffee and donuts to burgers and fries, drive thru service makes getting what we need a lot more convenient.

Now the Christian Life Center of Ft. Lauderdale wants to pray for you. The Pentecostal congregation has been offering drive-thru prayer services every Friday for the last month, according to the Sun-Sentinel.[MORE]

Man Dies After Peeing On ‘L’ Tracks In Evanston

An Indiana man died overnight, after coming into contact with the electrified third rail as he urinated on the Purple Line ‘L’ tracks in Evanston.

The man was at the South Boulevard Purple Line stop around 11 p.m. Sunday with two other people when he came into contact with the third rail, according to CTA spokeswoman Lambrini Lukidis.[MORE]

Man beats McDonald's manager with baseball bat for not being served

Police are searching for a man who angrily attacked a manager at a Lakeland McDonald's.

Police say on Sunday night, the suspect entered the restaurant on 715 E. Memorial Boulevard to order food. Apparently the suspect waited for some time and was not served.[MORE]

N. Korean army vows to turn Seoul to ashes

North Korea's military Monday threatened "special actions" soon to turn parts of the South Korean capital to ashes, accusing Seoul's conservative government of defaming its leadership.

The North has for months been criticising the South's President Lee Myung-Bak in extreme terms and threatening "sacred war" over perceived insults.[MORE]

Brazil actor playing Judas dies from accidental hanging

A Brazilian actor has died after accidentally hanging himself while playing Judas in an Easter Passion play.

Tiago Klimeck, 27, was enacting the suicide of Judas during the performance on Good Friday in the city of Itarare.[MORE]

Zimmerman to be closely watched while out on bail

Officials in Florida say Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot Trayvon Martin to death and is accused of second-degree murder, will be carefully tracked wherever he goes. And that will almost certainly be somewhere outside Florida.[MORE]

Dutch Cabinet Resigns After Austerity Talks Fail

Prime Minister Mark Rutte meet the Dutch queen on Monday afternoon and tendered his government’s resignation after talks on austerity collapsed at the weekend.

The Dutch government’s failure to reach an agreement in talks to achieve tough spending cuts could see ratings agencies cut the country’s prized AAA-rating and nervous investors push up the country’s borrowing costs, and it will also have wider implications for the euro zone as a whole, analysts said on Monday.[MORE]

Man Allegedly Slices Another Man’s Ear Off Over Unpaid Debt

A Los Angeles man faces charges of mayhem and assault with a deadly weapon after police say he sliced another man’s ear off over an unpaid debt.

Jerry Lee Ries, 42, was arrested April 13, at an apartment building in the 1500 block of 15th Street in Santa Monica.[MORE]

Woman’s Torso Shipped To BJ’s Headquarters In Westborough

A shipping error is being blamed for a rather unwelcome package that BJ’s Wholesale’s headquarters in Westborough received Friday.

The package contained a dead woman’s torso.[MORE]

Michael Moore predicts phone-hacking scandal will spread to Fox News

The film-maker Michael Moore has suggested that the phone-hacking scandal at News International may spread to US subsidiary Fox News while speaking at a film festival event in New York.

Moore, a long-term critic of the rightwing cable channel, said he found it hard to believe that the practice could be limited to the media conglomerate's UK businesses. UK Sunday newspaper the News of the World, which is owned by News International, was closed in July after 168 years in print after phone hacking was found to be widespread there.[MORE]

Neighbour from hell spent ten years ordering hundreds of taxis and takeaways and TWO TONS of coal to victim's home

A neighbour from hell has been jailed after he spent a decade ordering hundreds of unwanted taxis, takeaways and two tons of coal to the homes of his victims.

Paul Hayward’s campaign of harassment saw him throw mud, food and rubbish into their gardens and plague them with more than 150 silent phone calls.[MORE]

Robbers Fake Accident, Attack Woman: Cops

Police are investigating the robbery and attack of a woman who they say tried to help a person who she believed to be the victim of a car accident.

It happened Saturday at 9:45 p.m. in Galloway Township. Police say as a 65-year-old woman drove home from the Atlantic City casinos, two vehicles began to follow her on Old Port Republic Road.[MORE]

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