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Tuesday, August 04, 2015

The rapper, who was born Curtis James Jackson III, filed for bankruptcy last month after a New York City jury ordered him to pay $7 million to a woman who said he posted online a sex tape she made with a boyfriend. His expenses of $108,000 a month include $5,000 for gardening.


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has upheld the four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady over the deflated-football scandal, the league announced Tuesday. In the decision, Goodell stated that part of his justification was Brady's destruction of his cell phone while league investigators were seeking information from it. "The most significant new information that emerged in connection with the appeal was evidence that on or about March 6, 2015 -- the very day he was interviewed by [Ted] Wells and his investigative team -- Brady instructed his assistant to destroy the cellphone that he had been using from early November 2014, a period that included the AFC Championship Game and the initial weeks of the subsequent investigation."


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Nationally, 2.5 million people donated $115 million to the ALS Association. The organization says the event was probably the single largest episode of giving outside of a disaster or emergency. So, whatever happened to all that money? One summer later, the ALS Association says about 40% of the ice bucket money, $47.1 million, has been spent or budgeted toward specific purposes. In time, it says the plan is to pour all $115 million back into five main spending buckets.


Wednesday, June 03, 2015

An attorney for a Florida man charged with shooting at George Zimmerman said Friday that he planned to use a "Stand Your Ground" defense -- the same legal strategy considered but ultimately not used by lawyers for the former neighborhood watch leader who shot neighbor Trayvon Martin to death in 2012. That defense entitles Matthew Apperson to a hearing, ahead of his trial, during which a judge would decide if he deserves immunity from prosecution because he feared imminent death or bodily injury.


Thursday, May 28, 2015

An Indiana woman was hospitalized and another arrested after a fight over the last rib at a family backyard barbecue. The fight broke out in Muncie on Sunday night. According to a police report obtained by the Muncie Star Press, a woman told police she had been stabbed in the eye with a fork by Sabrina Davis, a family friend. "She was upset that Davis was taking the last rib from the kitchen," an officer stated in the report. "[She] then confronted Davis about taking all the food."


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