From a Florida prison in November 2011, Shatarka Nuby penned a letter to the state’s health department about her cosmetically enhanced buttocks. Her rear end had hardened and turned black, she wrote. Side effects from the years-old injections left the mother of three feeling sick. And she claimed her surgeon - Oneal Ron Morris - was the same faux cosmetic doctor that police had arrested and accused of pumping a near-lethal formula of cement, mineral oil, bathroom caulking and Fix-a-Flat tire sealant into other women’s bodies. Her patients called her “Duchess.” Officials began investigating and interviewed Nuby. But four months later, she was dead. The official cause of death was respiratory failure
"Not only for what millions was telling me but because my family and my husband were suffering the same fate from the internet because of my mistake," she wrote in a statement released on Twitter on Monday night. Paige, a two-time Divas champion who has been sidelined following neck surgery, acknowledged last week that "personal and private photos of mine were stolen" and shared without her consent. In Monday night's tweet, she spoke about the harm and the hurt the incident brought. "The one thing that was the hardest was thinking 'my husband is going to leave me' 'my family will disown me' but I'm blessed beyond words to have a family and a husband that stuck by me because they know who I am," she wrote.
The federal debt’s $20 trillion, and the fastest growing part of it - entitlements (which make up 60% of all federal spending) - are surging as baby boomers retire in droves. Interest on all this red ink is piling up and rising interest rates are only going to make things worse. So Uncle Sam’s broke, right? That’s the common view. Not so fast. If you’re only looking at the liabilities side of a company’s balance sheet, you only get half the story. At the end of its last fiscal year, Apple AAPL, +0.09% had $75 billion in long-term debt. Think Apple’s broke? Of course not: the other side of its balance sheet shows that the company is sitting on tons of assets. Yet this is how we evaluate the federal
The TSA is under fire after a video of a teenage boy getting patted down at a Dallas airport went viral after being posted by the boy’s mother.
It’s difficult to come up with just one word - or “palabra” - for this latest ESPN-on-ESPN beef: Immature? Reckless? Predictable? Brilliant? Jonathan Coachman set off this week’s installment of Bristol fireworks on Monday when he flatly blamed Jorge Sedano, in a Twitter post showing a screenshot from Sedano’s ESPN broadcast, of “jacking” a segment from his show. Sedano replied: “You invented one word? Your pettiness translates in any language. You weren’t even first at ESPN. Maybe you should talk to @PTI about that,” referring to a segment that has been running on “Pardon the Interruption” for many years. There was some more measuring of pettiness and talk of “teammates,” before Coachman lobbed:
BANGKOK (AP) - The Ferrari driver who allegedly slammed into a motorcycle cop, dragged him along the road and then sped away from the mangled body took just hours to find, as investigators followed a drip, drip, drip trail of brake fluid up a street, down an alley, and into the gated estate of one of Thailand's richest families.