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Report: Paul McCartney Buys $15.5 Million Apartment in New York City

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Mary McCartney/MPL CommunicationsPaul McCartney is the world’s wealthiest rocker so he can afford to buy nice things, like a beautiful new penthouse apartment overlooking New York City’s Central Park. The New York Post reports that the ex-Beatles star and his wife, Nancy Shevell, shelled out $15.5 million for a duplex apartment at 1045 Fifth Ave., not far from the Metropolitan ... Read More »

Memorial Day and How to Avoid Holiday Dangers

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stokkete/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — This weekend, millions of Americans will hit the road to spend time with family and friends during Memorial Day and celebrate the unofficial kick-off of the summer season. Unfortunately, the season also means higher rates of injuries, according to experts. To make sure you can enjoy your long weekend and stay safe, here are a few tips ... Read More »

Billy Joel Accepts Honorary Degree, Tells Students, “If You’re Not Doing What You Love, You’re Just Wasting Your Time”

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Stony Brook UniversityEven people who aren’t Billy Joel fans probably know that he’s from Long Island, New York, and on Friday, one of that area’s top universities presented the Piano Man with an honorary degree at its 55th commencement ceremony. Billy received a Doctor of Music degree from Stony Brook University, which has been the recipient of the Rock and ... Read More »

Florida Investigating Allegations Dentist Performed Unnecessary Procedures to Collect on Medicaid

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Fuse/Thinkstock(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) — The Florida State Attorney General’s Office is investigating a dentist for Medicaid fraud after a group of parents alleged that he performed unnecessary and painful procedures on their children, ABC News has learned. Dr. Howard Schneider, 78, has been practicing dentistry in Jacksonville since the 1960s. Authorities are investigating whether he collected millions of dollars in Medicaid ... Read More »

The Who’s Roger Daltrey Threatens to Stop Concert if Fan Doesn’t Stop Smoking Pot

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Image Courtesy of The WhoA pot-smoking Who fan almost brought the band’s concert this week at New York’s Nassau Coliseum to a halt when Roger Daltrey complained that the smoke was affecting his voice. Newsday reports that several songs into the show, Daltrey threatened to walk off the stage if the offending audience member didn’t stop smoking. In fan-filmed video ... Read More »

Florida Mom Jailed Over Circumcision Dispute Agrees to Procedure

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Broward Sheriff’s Office(PALM BEACH, Fla.) — A Florida mother has agreed to circumcise her son after spending a week behind bars for refusing to cooperate with a court order to do so, ABC News has learned. Heather Hironimus, 31, had been in custody since May 14 after going missing for several months with her 4-year-old son, allegedly to avoid circumcising ... Read More »

Salmonella Outbreak Possibly Linked to Tuna Sushi

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adisa/iStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — More than 50 people in nine states have been sickened with salmonella, and investigators suspect raw tuna in sushi is to blame, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC is reporting that 53 people have been sickened — including a child younger than 1 year old — with a strain of salmonella called paratyphi ... Read More »

Presumed Dead, Man Starts Moving on Way to Morgue

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iStock/Thinkstock(MILWAUKEE) — As far as the first responders could tell, the man was dead. He was cold and stiff, according to the medical examiner’s report. But then on the way to the morgue, he started moving. The 46-year-old man’s name has not been made public, but the report from the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office says that he wasn’t alive ... Read More »

Turning 18 and Turning to Breast Reduction Surgery

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ABC News(NEW YORK) — Like most teenage girls, Mackenzie Langan loves to shop — but those shopping trips used to often end in tears. Mackenzie, a high school senior, is petite, standing at about 5 feet tall. But her bra size was a 32-H, so she said finding outfits that fit well was a constant challenge. “It’s nice to have ... Read More »