Paul Walker's horrific death and Miley Cyrus' penchant for twerking propelled them to the top of Google's Zeitgeist lists for 2013.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a man accused of a deadly shooting spree at the Los Angeles International Airport on first-degree murder charges.
The indictment charging 23-year-old Paul Anthony Ciancia with 11 felonies was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court.
Ciancia is charged with murder in the death of Transportation Security Administration Officer Gerardo Hernandez in the Nov. 1 shooting. If convicted, he could face the death penalty.
Ciancia is also charged with attempted murder in the shooting of two other TSA officers with a semi-automatic rifle. A passenger was also wounded.
In a 1998 GQ essay, Tom Robbins writes that "red hair is a
woman’s game." In the past female redheads were considered
sexy and mysterious. However, male gingers, still today, are often deemed unattractive! Why and does this double standard still exist?
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Casey Neistat has quite a following on Youtube, and is the creator of the HBO series 'The Neistat Brothers'. One day he was approached by 20th Century Fox to create a promotional video for the upcoming Ben Stiller movie, 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty'.
20th Century Fox wanted a video about chasing dreams, to tie in with the theme of the movie. Neistat, responded with his idea of using the $25,000 budget to help typhoon victims in the Phillipines. He never expected the movie company to agree.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has settled legal action by a convicted killer who said his parole applications were unjustifiably denied for a decade, an agreement that could bring about earlier releases for inmates who have been sentenced to terms of up to life but remain eligible for parole.
Under the settlement, the state Board of Parole Hearings is required to establish the minimum time that should be served before an inmate is released, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Those sentences are to be based on the circumstances of the crime, so that killers convicted of torture, for instance, would draw the longest terms, according to the newspaper.
For inmates to be held beyond that minimum sentence, a parole board would have to demonstrate why they are a danger to the public.
This past weekend Miley Cyrus tweeted a picture of herself pulling up a Chanel sweatshirt, exposing her breasts. However, the picture was not completely nude as Miley covered both nipples with two red stars reading “Merry Christmas”.
The tweet thanked New York and was tagged at “free the nipple”. Miley later tweeted, “It’s not about getting your [breasts] out. It’s about equality.”
Free the Nipple is also an upcoming film directed by Lina Esco exploring the “intense war on women’s boobs”.
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A new study confirms the baby in the family will always be the baby.
Not only that, but the youngest child will most often be perceived as shorter than he or she really is, even by mom.
The study's authors call it the "baby illusion," and they say mothers underestimated the height of their youngest by an average of 3 inches, but they accurately judged the height of any older children they had.
The study just published in the latest issue of Current Biology says it may be an adaptive mechanism, so that moms will nurture and protect the most vulnerable offspring.