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Threats against ‘Friday’ web sensation Rebecca Black probed

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Police said on Tuesday they were investigating two death threats against 13-year-old Internet sensation Rebecca Black over her low-budget music video “Friday.” The threats were made sometime in March, after “Friday” became a YouTube hit and went viral as a web phenomenon, Anaheim Policespokesman Rick Martinez said. “In essence the threats were…

ACLU: ‘Pain ray’ in California prison amounts to ‘torture’ of US prisoners

The American Civil Liberties Union is outraged over the application of a “pain ray” recently installed in a Los Angeles County Jail — a technology first seen used by American forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, which relies upon beams of microwave energy to inflict an intense burning sensation upon anyone…

GOP candidate for Tennessee governor becomes bizarre Internet sensation

If you’ve not heard of this gentlemen yet, let this story serve as an introduction: Long-time safety inspector and aspiring Republican politico Basil Marceaux is running what could be the best-worst candidacy for public office in U.S. history. Marceaux, a 58-year-old native of Soddy Daisy, Tennessee, wants to be his…

Watch: Sea turtle films self, becomes YouTube sensation

MIAMI — Move over James Cameron. A sea turtle found a waterproof camera in the Caribbean, somehow activated the device, filmed itself and is now a YouTube sensation. Back in May US Coast Guard agent Paul Schultz found a digital camera in a waterproof case on a beach in Key…

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