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Scoreboard Roundup – 5/30/13

Scoreboard Roundup – 5/30/13

Getty Images/Hemera(NEW YORK) — NBA Eastern Conference Finals: Miami Heat 90 – Indiana Pacers 79 (Heat lead series, 3-2)MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates 1 (34-20) – Detroit Tigers 0 (29-23) 11 InningsTexas Rangers 9 (33-2) – Arizona Diamondba…

Threatening Letter to Obama Similar to Pair Sent to Bloomberg

Threatening Letter to Obama Similar to Pair Sent to Bloomberg

Photo By Craig F. Walker/The Denver Post(WASHINGTON) — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg may not have been the only major public official targeted in the most recent incident involving tainted letters sent through the mail.Authorities intercepted …

Inside One of the Country’s Most Dangerous Schools

Inside One of the Country’s Most Dangerous Schools

ABC News(PHILADELPHIA) — School police officers at Strawberry Mansion High School in Philadelphia begin every morning with a prayer. “We must save the children,” one of them said, head bowed. The officers then take their posts to watch for razor blade…

Another Royal Portrait Controversy

Another Royal Portrait Controversy

TOBY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) — A painting may have started another royal controversy.Commissioned by the palace, a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II to mark her 60 years on the throne was created by contemporary portraitist Nicky Philipps. Howe…

Putin Critics: Billions Stolen from Sochi Olympics Funds

Putin Critics: Billions Stolen from Sochi Olympics Funds

ALEXEY DRUZHININ/AFP/Getty Images(MOSCOW) — Russian opposition leaders released a report Thursday claiming that as much as $30 billion had been swindled from funds meant to prepare for next year’s Winter Olympics in the Russian resort town of So…

Nicki Minaj Confirms She’s Leaving “American Idol”

Nicki Minaj Confirms She’s Leaving “American Idol”

Jason LaVeris//FimMagic(LOS ANGELES) — Hours after Mariah Carey announced that she would be leaving American Idolafter one season, her onscreen nemesis did the same.  Nicki Minaj will also not be returning to the Fox show for a second season.In a…

“Mermaids” Mocumentary Stirs Big Ratings

“Mermaids” Mocumentary Stirs Big Ratings

Discovey/Animal Planet(NEW YORK) — A “documentary” about the existence of mermaids that even its creators say is a hoax drew the biggest audience for Animal Planet in the network’s 17-year history, beating even the Puppy Bowl.Nielsen…

South Africa Grapples with Nelson Mandela’s Legacy

South Africa Grapples with Nelson Mandela’s Legacy

Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images(JOHANNESBURG, South Africa) — Although he was imprisoned for nearly three decades, including 18 years on desolate Robben Island, it was not retribution and revenge that Nelson Mandela sought when he became president of t…

Deciding to Marry a Quadriplegic: Couple Tells Love Story

Deciding to Marry a Quadriplegic: Couple Tells Love Story

Courtesy Joni and Ken Tada(LOS ANGELES) — Ken Tada married Joni Eareckson in 1982 for better, for worse and for all the things that were uniquely her — including the fact that she was a quadriplegic in a wheelchair. The couple from Agoura Hill, Calif…

RG3 Participates in Washington Redskins OTA

RG3 Participates in Washington Redskins OTA

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(ASHBURN, Va.) — Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III participated in OTA’s on Thursday, as he continues to work his way back from right knee surgery.“Still trying to make sure I stay focused on no…

Rangers Defeat Diamondbacks, 9-5 Behind Profar’s 3 Hits

Rangers Defeat Diamondbacks, 9-5 Behind Profar’s 3 Hits

Robert Binder/MLB Photos via Getty Images(ARLINGTON, Texas) — The Texas Rangers snapped a three-game losing streak on Thursday with a 9-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.Second baseman Jurickson Profar led the offensive attack for the Rangers wi…

Al Qaeda Mag Praises ‘Great’ Tsarnaev Brothers

Al Qaeda Mag Praises ‘Great’ Tsarnaev Brothers

FBI(WASHINGTON) — A new edition of an al Qaeda magazine praises the Boston Marathon bombing, blessing the attack and calling the suspected bombers “two great brothers.” “The act of the two great brothers, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar, is but the true image r…

Mariah Carey Not Returning to “Idol”

Mariah Carey Not Returning to “Idol”

Steve Mack/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — The rumors of a new American Idol judges panel are proving to be true. Now, Mariah Carey’s team has confirmed that the singer will not return to the FOX TV show next year.“W/ global success of ‘#Beautiful’ …

Amelia Earhart Plane Wreckage Possibly Spotted in Sonar Image

Amelia Earhart Plane Wreckage Possibly Spotted in Sonar Image

Photo by New York Times Co./Getty Images(WILMINGTON, Del.) — A team of historical sleuths believe they have found a clue to what happened to famed aviator Amelia Earhart, claiming sonar may have picked up an image of her wrecked plane off an underwate…

Severe Weather, Tornado Warnings in Oklahoma

Severe Weather, Tornado Warnings in Oklahoma

ABC News(OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.) — Officials in Oklahoma are preparing for another round of severe weather while tornado watches and warnings have gone up throughout the Midwest.The National Weather Service has issued tornado warnings for the Oklahoma C…

Minneapolis Most Fit City, Oklahoma City Needs to Start Jogging

Minneapolis Most Fit City, Oklahoma City Needs to Start Jogging

Hemera/Thinkstock(OK) — Minneapolis was rated as the country’s healthiest and most fit city while Oklahoma City needs to get on a treadmill.
It is the third year in a row that Minneapolis topped the national ranking by the American College of Sp…

Connecticut Woman Gives Birth at Home, Alone

Connecticut Woman Gives Birth at Home, Alone

Creatas/Thinkstock(SOUTHINGTON, Conn.) — If Erica Bovino of Southington, Conn., is still trying to recall the exact details of the birth of her second child, daughter, Stella, three weeks ago, it is easy to understand why.Bovino, 34, delivered Stella …

Channing Tatum: I Gain 25-30 Pounds Between Movies

Channing Tatum: I Gain 25-30 Pounds Between Movies

Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Channing Tatum showed off his amazing physique in last year’s blockbuster Magic Mike, but the actor revealed in a new interview that he doesn’t always look so ripped.“I’m a fat…

SARS-Like Virus Continues to Spread Through Middle East

SARS-Like Virus Continues to Spread Through Middle East

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(RIYADH, Saudi Arabia) — A new virus spreading through the Middle East has claimed three more lives, according to Saudi health officials, bringing the death toll to 30.At least 50 people have been sickened by the virus, newly-dub…

Google Announces HTC One with Clean Version of Android

Google Announces HTC One with Clean Version of Android

JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Google has taken another step in its efforts to sell Android phones that run the software as it intends it.At the All Things D conference, Google Android and Chrome OS chief Sundar Pichai announced the HTC …

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