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For Broward County, Fla., law enforcement officials, porn has never been so useful. But we’re not talking about porn of the Farrah Abraham variety.
If it weren’t for a shared photo of a juicy steak – known as “food porn” in social media parlance – a major identity theft ring would still be operational.
Nathaniel Troy Maye, 44, and Tiwanna Tenise Thomason, 39, were arrested after a photo he posted online led police to Morton’s steakhouse in Ft. Lauderdale.
Maye, from Harlem, and Thomason, from Miramar, Fla., were being tracked by investigators after an anonymous person recentlyMore >
McDonald’s is adding three new Quarter Pounders to its menu and phasing out Angus offerings as it looks to focus its attention on one of its most popular brands.
The company says the new burgers will replace its meatier Angus third-pounders, which were among the most expensive items on its menu at around $4 to $5.
The Quarter Pounders will come in two of the same varieties as the Angus burgers, Bacon and Cheese and Deluxe, and Habanero Ranch as well.
The new Quarter Pounder line will use a bun that has eight grams of whole grains, while original Quarter Pounders will stay withMore >
And you thought 99 Bottles of Beer was annoying…
A woman on an American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to New York was handcuffed over the weekend – and the plane forced to make an emergency landing in Kansas City – because she refused to stop singing Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You.”
You can see her being led away from her seat by an Air Marshall toward the end of this grainy video:Woman Handcuffed on Plane for Singing Whitney Houston
Explaied Kansas City International Airport spokesman Joe McBride of the incident:
“The woman was being disruptive and was removedMore >
New Orleans police released a surveillance video of one of at least three suspects wanted in connection with Sunday’s Mother’s Day parade shooting.
No one was killed, but 19 people were shot in the incident.New Orleans Mother’s Day Parade Shooting Video
In the footage posted to YouTube, a male wearing a white t-shirt and dark pants can be seen standing on the side of a street in the city’s 7th Ward.
The man appears to open fire on the crowd, then flees.
Police believe shots were fired from different guns, and three suspects are wanted by police after being seen by officersMore >
Leila Fowler’s 12-year-old brother has been arrested for murder after an investigation that initially focused on an intruder who the boy said was responsible.
“We have put over 2,000 hours in this investigation to provide Leila Fowler’s family answers to her death,” Calaveras County Sheriff Gary Kuntz said.
“Citizens of Calaveras County can sleep a little better tonight.”
With the exception of Leila Fowler‘s parents, that is.
The boy, whose name was not made public but is nevertheless obvious to the town, will be charged with murder, the sheriff said at a newsMore >
Happy Mother’s Day! We can all enjoy this celebration honoring mothers, motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of moms in society in general.
Here at THG, this means a tribute to some of the celebrity moms we all know and love … and also a bunch who could use some improvement.
So on Mother’s Day 2013, take a look at a 13 popular celebrity moms (and 13 more who also have kids) and vote for your favorite (and least favorite):
Who’s your favorite celebrity mom?Jennifer GarnerReese WitherspoonBrooke BurkeGwen StefaniMichelle ObamaAngelina JolieJessica More >
Yesterday, the Sacramento Bee reported that legendary actress/singer Lena Horne died at the age of 92, citing an obituary in The New York Times.
The only problem? She died on May 9 … 2010.
It’s unclear how the Bee blew this, but Lena Horne began trending nationally and countless news outlets picked up the story (which they have since taken down).
On Twitter, thousands of users mourned, tweeting condolences as if it just happened.
“Just learned Lena Horne passed away. Saddened. A legend. A true star,” one wrote.
“Crying so hard. I didn’t know that her death would affect meMore >
Michelle Knight, one of the three Cleveland kidnapping victims found alive earlier this week, has reportedly shunned her family following her rescue.
Knight had been missing for 11 years when she was found in a dungeon-like house in Cleveland with Amanda Berry, 27, and Gina DeJesus, 23.
Knight had been in the house the longest and suffered brutal injuries at the hands of her captor, Ariel Castro, who is charged with rape and kidnapping.
But while the two other freed captives have returned home to cheering crowds and yards full of balloons, Knight did not enjoy a similar More >
Gun violence has actually plunged in the U.S. since its peak in the middle of the 1990s, according to two new studies of government data.
At the same time, a majority of Americans believe it is on the rise.
Gun crime statistics are comprised of murders, assaults, robberies and other crimes, and the Pew Research Center found that they’re down overall.
In less than two decades, the gun murder rate has been nearly cut in half, their research suggested, while other gun crimes fell even more sharply.
This parallels a broader drop in violent crimes committed with or without guns,More >
Ariel Castro has been charged with rape and kidnapping after three women missing for about a decade were found alive at his home on Monday.
Castro appeared in court Thursday morning, handcuffed. He didn’t speak and looked down the entire time. Bond was set at $2 million on each case.
Neighbor Charles Ramsey heard cries for help and aided their escape this week, leading to the stunning rescue of the girls who vanished from 2002-04.
The women – Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight – were found alive after a decade in captivity leading lonely, dark lives in a dingyMore >
Warner Bros. is being sued by Nyan Cat and Keyboard Cat for the company’s alleged unauthorized use of two felines that have achieved viral fame.
Clips of Nyan Cat and Keyboard Cat have each each spurred tens of millions of views since appearing online in 2011 and 2007 respectively.
The legal complaint alleged that the cats were used without permission in Scribblenauts, a series of games on the Nintendo DS and other platforms.
Court documents allege that Warner Bros. and developer 5th Cell “knowingly and intentionally infringed” both kitty claimants’More >
Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries has raised eyebrows by allegedly saying that his popular clothing brand, essentially, does not cater to fat people.
Speaking with Business Insider, Robin Lewis, co-author of The New Rules of Retail, claimed that Jeffries “doesn’t want larger people shopping in his store.”
“He only wants thin and beautiful people,” he said. He doesn’t want his core customers to see people who aren’t as hot as them wearing his clothing.”
“People who wear his clothing should feel like they’re one of the ‘cool kids.’”
A rep for the company did not immediatelyMore >
Delaware became the 11th U.S. State to legalize same-sex marriage Tuesday following a lengthy debate and a close vote in its legislative body.
A half hour after the 12-9 State Senate vote, Gov. Jack Markell (D) signed the legislation into law on the main stairs in the lobby of Legislative Hall.
Sens. Bethany Hall-Long (D) and Catherine Cloutier (R), the lone GOP yes vote, provided the crucial swing votes in favor of the gay marriage legislation.
Delawareans will be able to enter into same-sex marriages July 1, and existing same-sex civil unions in Delaware can also be convertedMore >
The identities of the three men taken into custody for abducting Amanda Berry and two other women more than a decade ago have been revealed.
Authorities arrested Ariel Castro, 52, and his brothers, Pedro Castro, 54, and Onil Castro, 50, who officials believe assisted their brother.
Amanda Berry, 27, Georgina “Gina” DeJesus, 23, and Michele Knight, 32, all vanished in separate incidents near their Cleveland homes from 2002-2004.
Incredibly, the three missing women were found alive last night.
Berry escaped from Ariel Castro’s home about 6 p.m. with the help of neighbor CharlesMore >
A Spanish organization created an anti-child abuse ad that actually displays a different message targeted at adults and children at the same time.
Aid to Children and Adolescents at Risk Foundation (ANAR) designed the ad to shows different images at varying angles, and thus to different people.Anti-Child Abuse Ad – Only For Children
When an adult, or someone taller than 4’5″, they see a sad child and the following line: “Sometimes, child abuse is only visible to the child suffering it.”
A child looks at the same ad, from a lower vantage point, they see a bruised face and aMore >