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Minnesota : Clean Up Will Be Needed For Winona Oil Spill

Minnesota : Clean Up Will Be Needed For Winona Oil Spill

No significant cleanup work is planned after a valve or cap mishap on a Canadian Pacific rail car spilled 12,000 gallons of crude oil between Winona and Red Wing. According to officials at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, the incident was reported at 11:41 a.m. Monday, after crews discovered the leak. The spill involved less than half the contents of ... Read More »

Lunch angel pays delinquent lunch accounts (Video)

Lunch angel pays delinquent lunch accounts

Texas– He’s being called a school lunch angel; a school mentor and tutor steps forward so dozens of kids can still have a hot school lunch. According to KPRC, Kenny Thompson used almost $500 of his own money to zero out the delinquent accounts of more than 60 children at Houston’s Valley Oaks Elementary School. Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers fire GM Chris Grant

Cleveland Cavaliers fire GM Chris Grant

The Cleveland Cavaliers made a big change with another season falling apart, firing general manager Chris Grant on Thursday. Grant was fired a day after the Cavs dropped their sixth straight game, an embarrassing home loss to a Los Angeles Lakers team that started with eight players and finished with five. Vice president of basketball operations David Griffin will serve ... Read More »

Sochi 2014, Day 1: Jeremy Abbott falls in competition

Jeremy Abbott falls in competition

U.S. figure skater Jeremy Abbott stands in fifth with two skaters remaining in the men’s short-program portion of figure-skating’s team event, which is being contested for the first time at the Sochi Games. The 28-year-old could collect just four points for his country after falling on his opening quadruple jump and sliding into the boards. Read More »

Singer Beyonce lost 20 pounds for dreamgirls

Beyonce lost 20 pounds for dreamgirls

At a Cannes Film Festival preview of the upcoming movie Dreamgirls on Friday, stars Beyonce Knowles and Jennifer Hudson admitted they’d dealt with some weighty issues for their roles. Knowles, 24, told reporters that she lost 20 lbs. to play the super-svelte Deena Jones, the lead singer of the Dreamettes – a ’60s-style group loosely modeled on Diana Ross and ... Read More »

Actor Christian Bale lost 63 pounds for The Machinist

Actor Christian Bale lost 63 pounds for The Machinist

Christian Bale is no stranger to altering his appearance for a role. He has often shed weight for films, whittling himself down to one third of his body weight in one instance. But Bale’s latest role has him going to the other weight extreme. For his role as an industrial worker who hasn’t slept in a year in 2004’s “The ... Read More »

Rapper 50 Cent lost 54 pounds for All Things Fall Apart

Rapper 50 Cent lost 54 pounds for All Things Fall Apart

50 Cent is not only giving to charity, he’s also starving himself for a cause. In the newly released “unofficial” trailer for his film “Things Fall Apart,” the rapper stars as a high school football player who has dreams of joining the Miami Dolphins, only to learn he has cancer. The clip showcases 50 Cent’s highly publicized 54-pound weight loss ... Read More »

Mississippi Couple Sues ExxonMobil Over Alligator Invasion

Mississippi Couple Sues ExxonMobil Over Alligator Invasion

A lawsuit filed by a Mississippi couple accusing ExxonMobil of causing an alligator infestation on their property has now reached the state’s high court. The Mississippi Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments today in an ongoing legal dispute between Tom Christmas, of Wilkinson County, and the Texas-based oil and gas giant. The lawsuit involves more than 80 alligators that Christmas ... Read More »

Shivering may help with weight loss : study says

Shivering may help with weight loss

Taking a cold shower may do more than take your mind off sex, say researchers, who found that 15 minutes of shivering may burn as much energy as an hour of moderate exercise. According to a press release from The Telegraph — with headline Shivering Can Help You Stay Slim – they write: Read More »

Iceland Taps Magma for 24/7 Geothermal Energy Source : Report

Iceland magma geothermal

After accidentally drilling into a chamber of molten lava more than a mile underground in 2009, researchers in Iceland have now found a way to use the magma to create geothermal energy. This new method of producing geothermal energy could be especially valuable in Iceland, where geothermal power already makes up about two-thirds of the energy use and around 90 ... Read More »