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Man Robs Bank For $1 To Get Prison Healthcare [VIDEO]

Last week, James Verone walked into an RBC bank –sans gun – with a robbery plan. However, unlike most bank robbers, his plan did not involve walking out with loads of cash.

Instead, the 59-year-old North Carolina man actually wanted to be arrested so he’d have access to prison healthcare provided by the government.

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New Cigarette Health Warnings

Today the FDA announced that by September 2012 cigarette manufactures will be required to use more prominent cigarette health warnings on all cigarette packaging and advertisements.

This is the first major change in the cigarette warnings in 25 years.

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“Jackass” Star Ryan Dunn Was Killed in a Car Crash Yesterday

"Jackass" star RYAN DUNN was killed yesterday when he crashed his Porsche 911 GT3 in Chester County, Pennsylvania . . . which is outside Philadelphia. He was 34.

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Man Arrested After IRS Mistakenly Deposits $110K In His Account [VIDEO]

When Stephen McDow discovered there was an extra $110,000 from the IRS in his checking account, it was probably one of the best days of his life.

Unfortunately, the money wasn’t for him.

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Dead Soldier Leaves Money to Send Friends to Las Vegas

Everyone needs a friend like David Hart.

The British soldier who was killed by a Taliban bomb last year left more than $160,000 in his will so his friends could go to Las Vegas.

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Woman Sues After Suffering Burns from Bikini Top

If you’re thinking of getting a nice tan this summer, consider the tale of Robin Corrente first.
The 50-year-old Yaphank, New York woman is suing a bathing suit manufacturer, claiming she suffered third-degree burns after the underwire in the top portion of her bikini became overheated.

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AC/DC Gets Its Own ‘Monopoly’

Over the course of their nearly 40-year career, AC/DC has sold more than 200 million albums, scored three Top 40 hits and won a Grammy – and now they’re plunking their amps down on Park Place.

Yes, that’s right: AC/DC is joining the Rolling Stones and Metallica on the short list of bands who have earned the honor of having a special edition of Parker Brothers’ Monopoly named after them. The ‘AC/DC Collector’s Edition’ will go on sale in August.

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Soundgarden Promises ‘Very Heavy’ New Album

They don’t have a release date, a title, or even a record company waiting to get it onto the shelves, but Soundgarden is in the studio working on its first new album in 15 years – and during a pair of recent interviews, frontman Chris Cornell and guitarist Kim Thayil hinted at what fans can expect to hear.

“We’re kind of doing it in stages,” says Thayil, adding, “We have about 14 songs in various stages of completion. Previously, we’d just block out a bunch of time and go and track everything at once, but we can’t really do that right now.”

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Arrested Man Claims He Drank 48 Beers During Birthday Celebration

For his 58th birthday, Florida resident James Taylor (no relation to the singer) drank 48 beers.

Or at least that’s what he told the cops when they arrested him last week for causing a disturbance at Florida’s Hudson Beach.

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Awkward: Basketball Star John Wall Botches First Pitch at Nationals Game [VIDEO]

As millions learned Friday, there’s a reason John Wall plays basketball and not baseball.

The Washington Wizards point guard had the honor of throwing out the first pitch at Friday’s game between the Washington Nationals and the Baltimore Orioles.

Unfortunately, his skills on the field weren’t nearly as good as they are on the court, resulting in one of the more awkward first-pitch moments in recent memory.

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Weekend Box Office: ‘Green Lantern’ Dims in Theaters

As expected, ‘Green Lantern’ was the number one movie at the box office this weekend, taking in a slightly underwhelming $52.7 million, according to weekend estimates.

That number marks the lowest opening for a superhero movie this summer, behind ‘Thor’ ($66 million) ‘X-Men: First Class’ ($56 million).

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Weiner Gets Beaten [VIDEO] NSFW

Congressman Anthony Weiner has had a tough time. For those that don't know, he's the dumbass that got busted sending pictures of his naughty area to random women via Twitter...

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