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Comedian Katt Williams arrested for serious child endangerment

Comedian Katt Williams has been arrested and his four children have been taken into protective custody after police deemed that for them to remain in their father’s home placed them in significant physical jeopardy. According to YourBlackWorld.net, police were summoned to Williams’ home and upon arrival found amounts of drugs…

Missing Los Angeles toddler found months later in Kentucky

A 17-month-old girl was found in Kentucky by University of Kentucky police officers after being abducted from Los Angeles in October. According to Lexington’s WKYT, Alouette Day-Moreno-Baltierra is in custody of Child Protective Services after being found by UK campus police officers Jennifer Ockerman and Emily Smith. Ockerman and Smith…

Hundreds fall ill on Queen Mary II luxury Christmas cruise

Passengers on an exclusive Christmas cruise on the Queen Mary II have been stricken with diarrhea, nausea and vomiting in an outbreak of what is suspected to be the second occurrence of norovirus to strike a luxury liner in recent weeks. The U.K.’s Daily Mail reported that as of Saturday…

Small South Carolina town cannot find a mayor

Little Mountain, S.C., which has 292 people and one stoplight, also has a job opening: mayor. “There is currently no mayor in Little Mountain,” said Ezra Klein, filling in for Rachel Maddow on her MSNBC show Friday night, “which is odd. The mayor manages about a $90,000 budget — not…

Does Facebook make everyone a cyborg?

The Huffington Post starts the weekend by asking on Friday whether or not we are all cyborgs, a reference to a TED talk that claims we indeed are. A cyborg is an organism “to which exogenous components have been added for the purpose of adapting to new environments,” says the…

Snow falls inside Ukrainian subway cars

Public transportation users on one subway train in Ukraine’s capital city, Kiev, were surprised to look up and find that apparently it was snowing inside their subway car. The person who shot the video speculated that perhaps the filters in the train’s air uptake had been removed, allowing outside air…

Baby panda gets last weekly medical exam of 2012

Xiao Liwu, the San Diego Zoo’s 5-month-old giant panda cub had his 19th medical exam this week. The weekly exams measure and weigh the cub and check over physical and neurological function to screen for abnormalities. The cub was born on July 29 of this year and is reportedly healthy…

Gunman shoots three cops inside New Jersey police station

Three New Jersey police were shot Friday morning and a gunman was killed after the suspect, who was already under arrest, somehow managed to get his hands on a gun, according to published reports. The shootings happened inside the Gloucester Township police station early Friday morning. Police have not named…

Light-powered magnetic levitation could create ‘new class’ of solar energy

In a breakthrough that could one day revolutionize transportation and electricity generation, scientists at the University in Kanagawa in Japan demonstrated this month a disc that spins at over 200 rotations per minute when placed over a magnet in direct sunlight, saying the discovery could help create a wholly “new…

Scientists say ‘robot boy’ can be built within nine months

Robotics engineers say that they can build a humanoid robot “boy” that will help with everyday tasks within nine months. According to the Daily Mail, the childlike “Roboy” will have special artificial muscles and tendons, and is designed as a companion and helper for sick and elderly patients. A team…

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