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Amsterdam alcoholics work for beer : Report

Amsterdam alcoholics work for beer

A group of alcoholics in Amsterdam are being paid five cans of beer a day in return for cleaning the city’s streets. The private, but government-funded Rainbow Group Foundation employs two groups of 10 men who work three days a week picking up litter. Each day they get paid €10 (£8) and are given one hot meal, half a packet ... Read More »

Los angeles : Study Links Valley Fever to Dust Cloud After 1994 earthquake

earthquake valley fever

Warning to Ventura County residents: The next time an earthquake hits, don’t breathe the dust. Doctors who studied 1994’s deadly outbreak of valley fever in Ventura County conclude in a report that dust clouds kicked up by the Northridge earthquake carried fungus spores that caused the disease. The report, appearing in today’s issue of the Journal of the American Medical ... Read More »

Hurricane fran category 3 : Biggest natural disasters from the last two decades

Hurricane fran category 3

Hurricane Fran made landfall 17 years ago Thursday- September 5, 1996- just southwest of Wilmington, North Carolina with sustained winds of 115 miles per hour. Heavy rains created flooding problems from the Carolinas into Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, and strong winds caused widespread damage with hurricane-force wind gusts extending as far inland as Raleigh, North Carolina. 26 fatalities are ... Read More »

Great Chicago Fire of 1871

Great Chicago Fire of 1871

Historians agree that on Sunday evening, October 8, 1871, the Chicago Fire did indeed start in the barn of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick and Catherine O’Leary. While the blaze ironically spared the O’Leary home, located on the city’s West Side at 137 De Koven Street, much of the rest of Chicago was not so fortunate. Before the fire died out ... Read More »

Cassandra Lynn Hensley found dead at 34 From Overdose

Cassandra Lynn Hensley found dead at 34 From Overdose

Playboy Playmate Cassandra Lynn Hensley has been found dead of a possible overdose. Playboy magazine’s Miss February 2006 Playmate was found dead at her friend’s house in Los Angeles on Wednesday. She was only 34! According to TMZ.com. Her friend found her floating in a bath tub, which is when she called police reporting a possible overdose. Foul play is ... Read More »

Chuck E. Cheese takes buyout For $950 Million

Chuck E. Cheese takes buyout For $950 Million

Chuck E. Cheese restaurant chain is being acquired by an Apollo Global Management affiliate for approximately $950 million. The company, which has four locations in Orlando and 577 locations in total throughout 47 states and 10 foreign countries, agreed to the buyout Wednesday, reports the Associated Press. Read More »

Lee Ryan : New girlfriend Anna Sedokova (PHOTO)

Lee Ryan : New girlfriend Anna Sedokova

Celebrity Big Brother contestant Lee Ryan has been having a secret affair with a married Ukranian ‘Anna Sedokova’ Playboy model. The Blue singer, who ended up in a love triangle in the Big Brother house with model Casey Batchelor and actress Jasmine Waltz, has been romancing mother-of-two Anna Sedokova. The 30-year-old father, who has children Bluebelle, six, and Rayn, five, ... Read More »

Fitbit Force wristbands giving some users rash : Reports

Fitbit Force wristbands giving some users rash

Many owners of the popular Fitbit Force wrist-worn activity tracker have reported severe skin irritations after wearing the device. Those who purchased the $130 motion-tracking device took to social media with their complaints, saying they were seeking medical care for the rashes. Users said they experienced similar problems: burns on the top of their wrists, redness and several rashes. Read More »

Monster Drinks Lawsuit Says Caffeine Dangerous If Energy Drinks Marketed To Children

monster drink lawsuit

San Francisco’s city attorney and New York’s attorney general are joining forces to investigate allegations that Monster Beverage is marketing its highly caffeinated drinks to children. The recently revealed alliance was formed last month, around the same time a federal judge tossed out a lawsuit Monster filed seeking to stop San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera’s investigation of the energy ... Read More »