Judge orders inquiry in Paris Jackson wellbeing

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- An investigation into Paris Jackson's well-being has been ordered by a judge overseeing the guardianship of Michael Jackson's three children, court records show. Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff ordered an investigator to look into Paris Jackson's health, education and welfare and recommend whether any changes are necessary on Thursday, one day after she was taken by ambulance from her family's home and hospitalized. Authorities have said they were dispatched to Read more [...]

AP PHOTOS: Where your online data get stored

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Internet companies such as Apple, Facebook and Google have vast amounts of data on you. These include the photos and video you share, the email you send and receive and the musings you broadcast to friends on what you are thinking or eating. Internet companies store all this information at data centers they run around the world. When you're ready to read your email, the message gets pulled from a computer at one of these centers. When you're sharing a photo, the image gets transmitted to one of these Read more [...]

Is Big Data turning government into ‘Big Brother’?

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- With every phone call they make and every Web excursion they take, people are leaving a digital trail of revealing data that can be tracked by profit-seeking companies and terrorist-hunting government officials. The revelations that the National Security Agency is perusing millions of U.S. customer phone records at Verizon Communications and snooping on the digital communications stored by nine major Internet services illustrate how aggressively personal data is being Read more [...]

Denials in surveillance program require decoding

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google CEO Larry Page and Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg are denying reports that depict two of the Internet's most influential companies as willing participants in a secret government program that gives the National Security Agency unfettered access to email and other personal information transmitted on various online services. The rebuttals issued Friday in blog posts expand upon earlier statements that the companies issued in an attempt to distance themselves Read more [...]

Doctor, guide rescue baby moose from Montana river

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MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania doctor on a guided fishing trip in southwestern Montana went home with an amazing tale of hauling in a 25-pound lunker - a baby moose she helped rescue from a rushing river. Karen Sciascia of Red Hill, Pa., and a guide were fishing the Big Hole River on Saturday when they spotted a cow moose with a calf trying to cross the waterway. "We were watching this adult female struggling back and forth, and we didn't see a baby until we got close," Sciascia Read more [...]

Mom gives birth in minivan in hospital driveway

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CHICAGO (AP) -- Melissa Jones almost made it. The suburban Chicago mom was heading to the hospital to give birth. She got as far as the hospital's driveway, but her daughter just wasn't going to wait any longer to come into the world. While nurses rushed out and her children looked on, Jones delivered her baby in the family's minivan Thursday - just feet from the front door of Northwestern's Prentice Women's Hospital in downtown Chicago. A doctor leaving work assisted with the front-seat Read more [...]

Alligator takes pit stop near Calif. intersection

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LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) -- A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was suspicious. When he heard two women were spotted near a Lancaster, Calif., intersection, and one of them was holding an alligator, he didn't buy it. "I'm thinking, `Yeah, an alligator. OK,'" Deputy Michael Rust told the Los Angeles Times on Thursday ( http://lat.ms/13IVx4U ). "Maybe an iguana, but an alligator?" A 911 operator agreed. "Could it have been a lizard?" the operator tells a woman reporting "a couple girls carrying Read more [...]

Actor Stephen Fry reveals suicide attempt in 2012

LONDON (AP) -- British actor and writer Stephen Fry says he attempted suicide last year while filming abroad. In an interview recorded with comic Richard Herring, Fry said he took "a huge number of pills" with vodka and was found unconscious by his producer in his hotel room. In the podcast interview, parts of which were available on the BBC website Wednesday, Fry said the suicide attempt made his body convulse so much that he broke four ribs. He did not give more details, but tweeted Wednesday Read more [...]

‘Hot in Cleveland’ going live with William Shatner

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The TV Land channel says William Shatner will guest star on this month's live premiere of "Hot in Cleveland." Brian Baumgartner of "The Office" also will be part of the episode, which is set to air live on the East Coast at 10 p.m. Wednesday, June 19. West Coast viewers will see a taped version of the episode at 10 p.m. PDT. "Hot in Cleveland" stars Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick and Betty White as single friends from LA who settle in the Ohio city. The Read more [...]

Carrie Underwood takes video of year at CMT Awards

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Carrie Underwood's awesome week got off to a roaring start at the CMT Music Awards. Underwood won top honor video of the year Wednesday night for "Blown Away," capping the evening with an emotional tribute to Oklahoma tornado victims before taking the fan-voted award for the second year in a row. Miranda Lambert and Florida Georgia Line were the night's top winners with two awards apiece. "The good Lord has been very good to me - well, to all of us in this room - Read more [...]
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