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2009-02-18 16:02:06

An Ohio high school student said his principal told him he may be expelled after he was caught firing a Nerf dart gun inside the school. Devon Smith, 14, of Columbus, Ohio, said he was taken to the Northland High School principal's office after firing the Nerf gun, which had been taken to school by a classmate and told that he would be suspended and may be expelled after a hearing scheduled for Thursday, WBNS-TV, Columbus, reported Wednesday. District spokesman Michael Straughter said he...

2009-02-04 15:37:50

A man who helped place a statue of late country singer Minnie Pearl in Centerville, Tenn., said he will take the statue back if officials try to have it moved. Some officials, including Mayor Ronnie Martin, have called for the statue to be moved from the town square where it has stood since 2005 because of traffic issues caused by tourists pausing to photograph the monument, WSMV-TV, Nashville, reported Wednesday. It's not in the best location to start with, Martin said. There is a small...

2009-02-03 13:29:56

A North Carolina bank has adopted a new policy of asking patrons to remove hats, hoods and sunglasses while inside the bank and its branches, officials said. Matthew Converse, president and chief executive officer of the Bank of Currituck in Moyock, said bank visitors will be asked to take off the face-obscuring items as a means of deterring robbery, the (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot reported Tuesday. A ball cap pulled down low or sunglasses obviously hides some features, Converse said. When...

2009-01-30 22:46:38

Natural disasters -- including a possible volcano eruption in Alaska -- may necessitate leaving an area, U.S. officials say. Experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta advise that in case of any natural disaster, local authorities will give information on whether and how to take shelter or, if necessary, how to evacuate. The best way to protect yourself and your family, is to follow the advice of local officials, health officials said in a statement. Follow...

2009-01-04 22:09:17

The Mad Malden Mud Race justified its name Sunday, as more than 200 costumed competitors staggered across the River Blackwater in eastern England. A crowd of 10,000 people, wrapped warmly against below-freezing temperatures, cheered the racers on, The Telegraph reported. The race dates back around 30 years, when drinkers in the Queen's Head pub in the Essex town would cross the river, drink a barrel of beer and then return to the bar to get hosed down by the landlady. Now, it is done for...

2009-01-01 13:27:07

Two sisters, believed to be Britain's oldest twins, said they celebrated their 101st birthdays Thursday with their families. Betty Richards and Jenny Pelmore of Feock, England, said their secrets to long life are activity and keeping a positive outlook, The Times of London reported Thursday. We are still in very good health and keep mobile, Pelmore said. We are also together, which is the main thing. We have always been active and intend to remain so. The women said they are planning a party...

2008-12-10 13:09:36

Six oncologists across the United States who specialize in women's cancers have formed a rock group, N.E.D., a name that stands for no evidence of disease. Lead guitarist William Winter, who practices his day job in Portland, Ore., said N.E.D. came together last winter to provide entertainment for a conference of gynecologic oncologists. The doctors prepared a repertoire of about 30 covers of work by the Allman Brothers, Led Zeppelin and similar groups and, once they had run through...

2008-11-27 15:27:06

The ex-wife of U.S. rocker Prince told CNN she witnessed this week's massacre in Mumbai firsthand. Officials said more than 100 people were killed and more than 300 injured in a series of coordinated terrorist attacks in the Indian city. Manuela Testolini -- the Canadian-born founder of the In A Perfect World children's foundation who was in Mumbai on business -- said she and her party were at the Oberoi hotel restaurant Wednesday when the sound of shots being fired broke out in the street....

2008-11-18 15:13:41

A New York woman said a burglar stole so many large items from her house that he would have needed a moving truck to remain inconspicuous. Tammy Gould, 45, said she returned in May to her apartment in Brooklyn after two days of visiting her ill mother and found her home had been trashed and looted, the New York Post reported Tuesday. Everything was gone. It was awful, Gould said. She said the stolen items included her refrigerator, the kitchen stove, the box-spring mattress and headboard from...

2008-11-18 16:57:03

Late Hollywood screen icon Paul Newman is among those shortlisted for Beliefnet.com's 8th annual Most Inspiring Person of the Year award. The online community for inspiration and multi-faith spirituality said its nominations are a yearly recognition by its readers and editors of noteworthy humanitarian actions that inspire and encourage us all to live better lives. From now until Dec. 5, visitors can vote once daily for the person whose actions they find most inspiring. After the voting...