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Ohio woman gets 32 years in forced labor case

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman convicted along with her boyfriend of enslaving a mentally disabled woman in their home for nearly two years through intimidation, threats and abuse was sentenced Thursday to 32 years in federal prison, the U.S. attorney's office said.<p>Jessica Hunt, 33, was …

FDA Approves New Pain Pill Designed To Be Hard to Abuse

The Food and Drug Administration approved on Wednesday a new pain pill that was created to discourage abuse, the Associated Press reports.<p>The new …

Medicine

Teenager jailed for life for murder of pizza delivery driver about to start 'dream job'

"Habitual street robber" Kasim Ahmed will serve at least 23 years for stabbing Domino's worker Thavisha Lakindu Peiris, 25, who had been about to start as an IT consultant<p>A teenager has been jailed for life for stabbing to death a pizza delivery driver completing his last ever shift before leaving …

Shooter Kills 1 at Pennsylvania Hospital

A shooter opened fire in the psychiatric unit of Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, Pennsylvania on Thursday, killing one female employee and …

Delaware Valley

6 Get-Rich-Quick Schemes From Vintage Comic Books

A lot of ads in old comic books just wanted your money. You send in the cash; you get the low-quality novelty toy that will teach you an important …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

What’s the Difference Between a Lake and a Pond?

You’re taking a summer stroll along a nice trail when you come across a body of water. “That’s a beautiful lake,” you think to yourself. Or ... wait. …

Ronald Reagan

The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging

Like it or not, plastic packaging has become an ingrained part of the food system.<p>While it's clearly wasteful to buy salad, sandwiches and chips encased in plastic and then promptly throw that plastic away, we take for granted how it keeps so much of what we eat fresh and portable.<p>And behind many …

We're all in the clean-plate club, researchers conclude

Seems that most of us take to heart the common admonition to clean our plates, at least when we fill them ourselves.<p>Adults eat nearly 92% of the food they put on their plates, according to research published in the International Journal of Obesity.<p>------------<b><br>FOR THE RECORD</b><br>An earlier version of …

Bats use polarized light patterns to navigate

Bats are famous for using echolocation to navigate in the dark of night--sending sound into the environment and using the resulting echoes to locate prey and avoid obstacles.<p>But echolocation only works in a limited range, between 16 and 160 feet. For longer-term navigation bats must rely on a suite …

Sex Toy Stuck In Woman's Vagina For 10 YEARS (PHOTO)

Is it out yet?<p>A 38-year-old woman in Scotland who told doctors she was suffering from shaking, incontinence and severe weight loss turned out to have a sex toy stuck inside her vagina that had been there for 10 years, according to an article published in the June edition of the Journal of Sexual …

Iowa Community Tells Folks To 'Wipe Local' And Buy Toilet Paper In Town To Boost Economy

An Iowa community's campaign urging residents to buy toilet paper locally was bound to be the butt of jokes.<p>In its own take on the initiative (above), WTFark! goes on a roll.<p>But to the Eldridge-North Scott area, it's serious business. The "Shop, Stay and Wipe Local" drive could boost the area …

Naked Dudes Steal Meat From Florida Restaurant, Take Their Wieners With Them

They stole beef in the buff. Then they were on the lam.<p>In a crime that had no cover-up despite security cameras watching, two naked guys and one wearing just underwear swiped 60 hamburgers, 3 pounds of bacon, three red peppers and a paddleboard from Doc's Beach House restaurant in Bonita Springs, …

Milwaukee barber sentenced for role in Stradivarius violin theft | Reuters

MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A Milwaukee barber received a 3-1/2-year prison sentence on Thursday for supplying a stun gun used in the theft of a 300-year-old Stradivarius violin from a concert violinist.<p>The 300-year-old Stradivarius violin that was taken from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's …

Alabama man claims penis was amputated by mistake | Reuters

(Reuters) - An Alabama man who went in to a hospital last month for a circumcision awoke after surgery to find his penis had been amputated, his lawyer said on Thursday.<p>Johnny Lee Banks Jr., 56, said in a lawsuit filed in state court earlier this week that no one at the Princeton Baptist Medical …