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  • Baby Delivered on DC Train Platform

    Baby Delivered on DC Train Platform

    (WASHINGTON) — Twitter users are jokingly nicknaming L’Enfant Plaza “L’Infant Plaza” after a woman delivered her baby son on the platform Thursday morning. Shayvonnte Taylor, 23,  was on the green line train toward Greenbelt, Md., when her water broke around 10:30 am, said Metro spokesperson Philip Stewart. An off-duty emergency medical technician was on board the same car, so both Taylor and the EMT got off at the L’Enfant Plaza stop and called medics. But, “the baby was just not waiting,” Stewart said. By 10:45 am, “Metrobaby,” as he’s being called on Twitter, was born on the platform itself. Metro… Read more

  • Cleveland Kidnapper Ariel Castro: 'I Am Not a Monster'

    Cleveland Kidnapper Ariel Castro: 'I Am Not a Monster'

    (CLEVELAND) — Kidnapper Ariel Castro shocked a Cleveland court Thursday by saying he is “not a monster,” “lived a normal life” and that the sex he had with the three women he held captive for more than a decade was “consensual.” Castro was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Castro’s statement came after one of his victims, Michelle Knight, confronted him for the “hell” she endured in his house for 11 years. Castro showed no reaction to the remarks by Knight. Instead, he gave a rambling speech in which he depicted himself as a person… Read more

  • Trayvon Martin Hoodie a Museum Exhibit?

    Trayvon Martin Hoodie a Museum Exhibit?

    (WASHINGTON) — The hooded sweatshirt Trayvon Martin wore the night George Zimmerman shot him to death could end up on display at the Smithsonian Institution. The shirt became a powerful symbol of the case after Zimmerman described Martin as wearing a “hoodie” the night he killed the teen, claiming self-defense. Protestors across the country wore hoodies in support of Martin as they called for Zimmerman’s arrest, prosecution and conviction. A Florida jury acquitted Zimmerman last month, finding too little evidence to convict him of second-degree murder or manslaughter. Prosecutors had introduced the famed hoodie into evidence during the trial. A… Read more

  • "Rolling Stone" Issue with Tsarnaev Cover a Hit

    "Rolling Stone" Issue with Tsarnaev Cover a Hit

    (NEW YORK) — The controversial August issue of Rolling Stone magazine featuring accused Boston bomber Dzokhar Tsarnaev has performed extremely well amid boycotts and petitions against the publication. According to data from the Magazine Information Network, the magazine sold 13,232 copies, a 145 percent increase from last year’s August issue. The Rolling stone cover with the Boston bomber suspect “is doing very well compared to previous issues,” Ray Shaw, senior vice president for the Magazine Information Network, wrote in an e-mail to ABC News. The cover featured Tsarnaev with the caption “THE BOMBER,” was a prelude to an article by… Read more

  • Slash to Headline Benefit Concert for Victims of Arizona Wildfire

    Slash to Headline Benefit Concert for Victims of Arizona Wildfire

    Slash has signed on to headline a benefit concert that will raise money for the families of the 19 fallen firefighters from the Granite Mountain Hotshots and other victims of the recent wildfire in Yarnell, Arizona. The Rock N 2 Remember concert will take place August 25 at Prescott Rodeo Grounds in Prescott, Arizona.  All proceeds will be distributed among several charities, including the Wildland Firefighter Foundation, Prescott Fire Fighter Charities, 100 Club of Arizona and the displaced residents of Yarnell. Other bands set to take the stage for the event include Storm of Perception, Razer, John Fiddler and Stella’s… Read more

  • Images of Motown Legends Featured in Beyonce’s New Video Tribute to Detroit

    Images of Motown Legends Featured in Beyonce’s New Video Tribute to Detroit

    Classic photos of Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye are among many images that are featured in a powerful and uplifting dedication video Beyonce has released in honor of the city of Detroit.  When the pop/R&B superstar performed in the Motor City area on July 20, she delivered a heartfelt tribute to the embattled metropolis, which recently declared bankruptcy, by singing the stirring Sam Cooke anthem “A Change Is Gonna Come.” The footage from that performance was turned into a black-and-white video montage that boasts shots of the city’s iconic landmarks.  The scenes are intertwined with pictures of the… Read more

  • George Thorogood’s First Two Albums Reissued This Week

    George Thorogood’s First Two Albums Reissued This Week

    This week sees the CD reissue of the first two albums by George Thorogood and the Destroyers. Thorogood’s 1977 self-titled debut included his versions of John Lee Hooker‘s “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer” and Elmore James‘ “Madison Blues.” The following year’s Move It on Over gave Thorogood a hit with the Hank Williams-penned title track and also included his popular version of Bo Diddley‘s “Who Do You Love.” Both albums are being reissued with re-mastered sound courtesy of Rounder Records. Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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