Man owns $10 silver certificate valued at $500,000

24 Oct 2013 0 Comments
ROYERSFORD, Pa. (AP) -- A suburban Philadelphia man has perhaps the most valuable ten-spot you'll ever see. Thirty-nine-year-old Billy Baeder, of Royersford, owns a 1933 $10 silver certificate that an auctioneer says is worth at least a half-million dollars. The bill bears an unusual inscription, "Payable in silver coin to bearer on demand," and has the serial number "A00000001A." It is perhaps the most valuable bill printed since 1929, when bills were shrunk to their current size. Baeder Read more [...]

Ind. woman who donated kidney weds organ recipient

24 Oct 2013 0 Comments
BROWNSBURG, Ind. (AP) -- A central Indiana woman who promised to donate one of her kidneys to a man she barely knew has married him three years after his successful transplant surgery. Chelsea Clair and Kyle Froelich met at a 2009 car show when he was 19 and she was 22. Clair learned that day that Froelich had a serious kidney disease - and she told him then and there she would give him one of hers. She underwent the necessary tests and ended up being a near perfect match. Three years ago, Read more [...]

Stars to hold tribute concert for Gregg Allman

ATLANTA (AP) -- The Allman Brothers, Sam Moore, Taj Mahal, Warren Haynes, Eric Church and several others have signed on to pay tribute in concert to Gregg Allman early next year. "All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs Voice of Gregg Allman" will be held Jan. 10 at Atlanta's Fox Theatre. The concert will be filmed and released later. Others on the eclectic list of performers include Natalie Cole, Jackson Browne, John Hiatt, Pat Monahan of Train, Martina McBride, Trace Adkins and John Hiatt. Read more [...]

Seinfeld has help for cooking-phobic with 3rd book

NEW YORK (AP) -- Jessica Seinfeld's first two cookbooks "Deceptively Delicious" and "Double Delicious" showed parents how to sneak vegetables into their kids' meals. She may have helped some families, but she realized there still were plenty who wouldn't try her recipes - or any recipes - because of their fear of the kitchen. That made her think: "'You know, I haven't solved this problem,' which is the fear of going into the kitchen and turning on the stove or shopping for the right ingredients Read more [...]

Cumberbatch’s ‘Sherlock’ back with ‘Downton’

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "Sherlock" starring Benedict Cumberbatch will return to public TV in January, keeping company on Sunday nights with the "Downton Abbey" crowd. Season three of the modern Sherlock Holmes mystery series will began Jan. 19, PBS said Wednesday. It was previously announced that the fourth season of "Downton" will begin Jan 5. The scheduling reflects PBS' new strategy of pairing dramas on Sunday, part of a broader effort to build "flow within a given night in our schedule," Read more [...]

Samsung brings smaller version of S4 to US

23 Oct 2013 0 Comments
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Samsung is making a smaller version of its flagship Galaxy S4 phone available in the United States next month. The screen is 4.3 inches diagonally, compared with 5 inches for the regular S4. Nonetheless, the Mini version is still larger than the latest iPhones. Phone companies have been making their flagship devices in multiple sizes to appeal to a broad range of consumers. Some may prefer a smaller device that fits nicely in a pocket, while others want the larger text Read more [...]

At a glance: New Apple product specs

23 Oct 2013 0 Comments
Apple Inc. unveiled a pair of new iPads and new MacBook Pro computers, among other products, at an event in San Francisco on Tuesday. Here are some product specifications: --- IPAD AIR SIZE: 9.4 inches tall, 6.6 inches wide and 0.29 inch thick WEIGHT: 1 pound DISPLAY: 9.7 inches diagonally RESOLUTION: 2,048 pixels by 1,536 pixels, at 264 pixels per inch CHIP: A7 chip with 64-bit architecture and M7 motion coprocessor COLORS: Black with space gray, white with silver PRICE: $499 for a Wi-Fi-only 16 Read more [...]

Apple gears up for holidays with new Macs, iPads

23 Oct 2013 0 Comments
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Apple Inc. is refreshing its iPad lineup in hopes of reclaiming lost ground in the tablet market and slashing the prices of its Mac computers to intensify the pressure on the beleaguered makers of PCs running Microsoft's Windows. Tuesday's unveiling of Apple's latest products primes the company for a holiday shopping season onslaught aimed at a list of rivals that includes Google Inc., Samsung Electronics, Amazon.com Inc. and Microsoft Corp. A thinner, lighter and faster-running Read more [...]

Biting spiders force UK school closure

23 Oct 2013 0 Comments
LONDON (AP) -- Creepy crawlies, in the form of a venomous spider infestation, has forced a school in Britain to close a week before Halloween. The Dean Academy, a secondary school in southwest England's Gloucestershire, said it was closing Wednesday to get rid of the false widow spiders. The spiders are commonly mistaken for their relative, the black widow spider, whose bite can be fatal. The school said no one has been bitten by the spider but local health authorities have advised it to Read more [...]

Iraq vet’s family considering gravestone options

23 Oct 2013 0 Comments
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The family of a slain Iraqi war veteran wants her towering SpongeBob SquarePants headstone returned to her final resting place while the cemetery officials that removed it say that's the only thing they won't do, leaving both sides at an apparent impasse that may have to be decided in court. Deborah Walker told The Associated Press after Tuesday's meeting with Spring Grove Cemetery officials that she'd consider their various proposals if they would think about hers - simply Read more [...]
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