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  • Miss Florida, Despite Knee Injury, Wins Miss America Talent Competition

    Miss Florida, Despite Knee Injury, Wins Miss America Talent Competition

    (ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.) — Just hours after suffering a devastating knee injury, Miss Florida Myrrhanda Jones took the Miss America stage and brought the house down Thursday night during the pageant’s final night of preliminary competition. Jones suffered a completely torn ACL and a partially torn MCL in her right knee after a fall during her talent rehearsal Thursday morning. Medics took her offstage on a stretcher and rushed her to the hospital. She returned to Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall with a brace on her knee and determined to perform. “Football players normally do this in a game and they’re… Read more

  • Colo. Residents, Rescuers Battle Epic Floods and Brace for More Rain

    Colo. Residents, Rescuers Battle Epic Floods and Brace for More Rain

    (BOULDER, Colo.) — Residents in northern Colorado continued to struggle Friday, as flash floods consumed whole neighborhoods and forecasts warned of more rain to come this weekend. In Estes Park, trapped residents had to zip-line to safety, barely skimming the waters where lawns, streets and parks once stood. More than a year’s worth of rain has fallen in less than three days. At least four people have been killed and 80 remain unaccounted for. The six inches to a foot of water in Boulder left the city of 100,000 people cut off from rescue efforts. For some residents, escape was… Read more

  • Climbers Trapped on Colorado Peak After Snow Storm Walk to Safety

    Climbers Trapped on Colorado Peak After Snow Storm Walk to Safety

    (NEW YORK) — Two Maine women who texted for help during a snow storm on a Colorado mountain managed to safely descend the peak on their own Friday after spending more than a day stranded. A spokesperson for the Intermountain Region office of the National Park Service said Suzanne Turell and Connie Yang were safe and not injured. However, details about how the pair managed to descend Longs Peak, where they said they were trapped at 13,400 feet, were not immediately available. The couple, from York, Maine, became trapped in a white out on Thursday while climbing — the latest… Read more

  • US-Vietnam Sting Nets Murder-for-Hire Plea

    US-Vietnam Sting Nets Murder-for-Hire Plea

    (SEATTLE) — A Washington man pleaded guilty to a murder-for-hire plot, which targeted seven victims, after cops in the U.S. and Vietnam teamed up to carry out a sting. Long Van Nguyen entered a guilty plea in U.S. District Court in Seattle on Thursday. He admitted to charges of conspiracy to kill persons in a foreign country and solicitation to commit a crime of violence. Nguyen’s plot began in March 2012 when he complained to a confidential source that he sent his nephew in Vietnam $100,000 with instructions that he could spend only the interest on the money, according to… Read more

  • DREAMer, ‘Desperate’ to Return to US, Swam Across Detroit River

    DREAMer, ‘Desperate’ to Return to US, Swam Across Detroit River

    (NEW YORK) — A Belgian who spent his childhood growing up illegally in the U.S. before being deported swam across the busy Detroit River from Canada because he had been denied a visa, his lawyer told ABC News. Sam Smolders, 24, was arrested after reaching the U.S. shore and is being held in jail. “It was incredibly dangerous and you’d have to be desperate to do it,” said his lawyer James Gerometta said. Smolders came to the U.S. as a 5-year-old but was deported at age 18 when he tried to enlist in the army and government officials noticed there… Read more

  • Sting Laughs Off "Tantric Sex" Comment, Expresses Concern for Justin Bieber

    Sting Laughs Off "Tantric Sex" Comment, Expresses Concern for Justin Bieber

    Sting recently took the opportunity to set the record straight about reports of his supposed “tantric sex” abilities, which started 20 years ago when the rocker claimed in an interview he and his wife could make love for hours and hours by using “tantric” methods.  He tells The Guardian that he was drunk when he did the interview, and was just trying to make the guy he was with at the time — fellow musician and Band Aid organizer Bob Geldof — laugh.  “That quote went ’round the world like wildfire,” the 61-year-old musician says, laughing.  “And it’s still going… Read more

  • Linda Ronstadt Discusses Parkinson's Battle with Diane Sawyer

    Linda Ronstadt Discusses Parkinson's Battle with Diane Sawyer

    (NEW YORK) — A massive fire engulfed the iconic Jersey shore boardwalk on Thursday, and the stars of Jersey Shore are speaking out about the destruction. “Rip seaside boardwalk. So many of our favorite places gone…” tweeted Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi. “My heart is with everyone affected. Xoxo Beachcomber.” Beachcomber Bar & Grille was a restaurant where the cast of the reality series spent their free time. Below, other cast members weighed in on the disaster that officials say is 95 percent contained.  Vinny Guadagnino: “Wow. Praying for Seaside” Samantha Giancola: “Just heard about seaside & my heart is breaking. Prayers… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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