August 26, 2019

Conrad Murray found guilty of Michael Jackson manslaughter

Michael Jackson's personal physician, Dr Conrad Murray, has been found guilty of the involuntary manslaughter of the star by a jury in Los Angeles. A panel of seven men and five women took two days of deliberation to reach a verdict. Michael Jackson died on 25 June 2009 from an overdose of the … [Read more...]

Police use tear gas on Occupy Wall Street protesters

US Authorities made a series of arrests at Occupy Wall Street protests in California and Georgia on Tuesday and Wednesday, with clashes in Oakland involving tear gas being used on demonstrators. Police said they fired the tear gas on protesters in Oakland, California, after the crowd threw paint … [Read more...]

Robin Williams gets married for third time

Hollywood star Robin Williams has married graphic designer Susan Schneider in a luxurious ceremony in California yesterday. The wedding was held at the Meadowood resort in St. Helena in the wine region of Napa Valley. Williams, 60, met Susan just before he underwent heart surgery in 2009 and … [Read more...]

Death toll from tainted US melons rises to 13

At least 13 people have died and 72 others badly ill from the listeriosis outbreak in the United States. Listeria contamination of cantaloupe melons grown in Colorado has been reported in 18 other states. Four people have died in New Mexico, two in Colorado, two in Texas and one each in … [Read more...]

Jaycee Dugard sues US Government

Jaycee Dugard is suing the US federal government for failing to monitor Phillip Garrido, the convicted sex offender who kidnapped her and held her captive for 18 years. The complaint filed in US District Court in San Francisco today said the mistakes by federal parole officers in the handling of … [Read more...]

Rembrandt picture stolen from California hotel

US detectives are investigating the theft of artwork by Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn from the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Marina del Rey, California, on Saturday night. The pen-and-ink piece, known as "The Judgment," was taken from an exhibit in the lobby of the Hotel when a curator was distracted … [Read more...]

Hilary Duff up the duff

Singer and Hollywood actress Hilary Duff has announced that she is pregnant. Duff made the announcement on her first wedding anniversary. The 23 year-old star married ice hockey player, Mike Comrie last year in California. Posting on her website Hilary Duff said "I can't believe it has … [Read more...]

Hypersonic test plane disappears over the Pacific

The Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle (HTV-2) has disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean today. US military scientists launched the hypersonic aircraft from California aboard a Minotaur IV rocket. The Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) says the unmanned test was … [Read more...]

Vanessa Hudgens romancing rock guitarist

Hollywood actress, Vanessa Hudgens has been out and about romancing rock guitarist, Felix Rodriguez in California. After splitting with her High School Musical co-star Zac Efron last December following a three year relationship, Hudgens claims she has been enjoying being single, saying "It is fun … [Read more...]

Grease actress Annette Charles dies

US Actress Annette Charles, who played Cha Cha DiGregorio, in the hit film Grease, has died in Los Angeles at the age of 63. The actress, who also starred in TV series Gunsmoke and The Bionic Woman, was suffering from cancer. As Cha Cha, she stole the limelight dancing the hand jive with … [Read more...]

Teen buried alive at California beach survives – video

A teenager was buried in two metres of sand while digging a trench at Newport Beach in California but survived thanks to the frantic efforts of other beach goers. Matt Mina, 17, was visiting his aunt and uncle and spending the day at Newport Beach with his older cousin and other friends when he … [Read more...]

NZ goldfish survive 134 days without food after quake

Two goldfish have survived 134 days without food following the Christchurch earthquake in February. The two goldfish, named Shaggy and Daphne after characters from the animated television show Scooby Doo, have become the smallest and hardiest survivors of the devastating February earthquake in … [Read more...]

Wife cuts off husbands penis – puts it through waste disposal

A woman from Garden Grove, California is in police custody after drugging her husband and cutting off his penis. To make matters worse she put the severed penis in the garbage disposal and turned it on later telling police officers that "he deserved it." Police were called to the house … [Read more...]

Facebook integrates Skype and cements strong Microsoft link

Facebook will integrate Skype video chat into its social networking service, in a deal that draws it closer to Microsoft and raises Skype to another level. The agreement was announced by Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg at the company's Palo Alto, California headquarters … [Read more...]

Hot dog champ downs 20,000 calories in 10 minutes

Joey Chestnut ate 62 hot dogs in 10 minutes to win his fifth straight Fourth of July hot dog eating contest at Coney Island. It wasn't a personal best for the Joey 'Jaws'Chestnut, 27, but it was enough to beat second-place getter Patrick Bertoletti by nine hot dogs. His winning total adds up to a … [Read more...]