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Borgata Casino Lawsuit Claims Gambler Cheated, Won $9.6 Million

The Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City, N.J., is filed a suit Tuesday against a big-time gambler, claiming he won $9.6 million while cheating at baccarat card games. The casino filed the federal suit on Tuesday against Phillip Ivey, Jr., who has won nine World Series Poker bracelets, and has a reputation as one of the best poker …

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Van Houten Sextuplets Father Dies at 39

The father of the first surviving Michigan sextuplets who made headlines ten years ago suffered a heart attack and died Wednesday after setting up a trampoline for his children, a relative said Thursday. He was 39. Ben Van Houten, who lived in Holland, passed away on Wednesday night, said Sue Herweyer of Dykstra Life Story Funeral Home. Holland is located in …

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Randy Quaid Sues Indiana Bail Bond Company

Actor Randy Quaid sued a Carmel, Ind.-based bail bond company on Thursday for bailing Quaid and his wife out of jail after they were arrested on squatting charges in 2010 without the couple’s consent. The 63-year-old Independence Day actor sued the suburban Indianapolis company American Surety in Hamilton County Court on April 10 for allegedly posting bail for Quaid and his …

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Pulaski Skyway Northbound Lanes Closed for Two Years

Commuters are being urged to use alternate routes while the northbound lanes of the Pulaski Skyway are closed beginning on Saturday and will remain closed for the next two years. Repairs to the Manhattan-bound side of the three-and-a-half mile bridge include replacing roadway decks, railings, and drainage systems. The project is expected to cost an estimated $1 billion. Approximately 40,000 commuters …

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Squirrel $300K Damage Caused in New Community Center

A squirrel caused about $300,000 in damage to the new McMillen Community Center in Fort Wayne, In., set to open in June, according to officials on Friday. Parks Department officials told board members Thursday that the squirrel got into the electrical equipment of the building in McMillen Park on April 1, causing a power surge that damaged the heating and air …

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Dwayne Johnson Stars in New ‘Hercules’ Clip

New scenes from the upcoming summer blockbuster film Hercules aired Wednesday night on MTV, featuring Dwayne Johnson in the title role. The Brett Ratner film sees Johnson as the Greek demigod Hercules who, having endured his legendary twelve labors, has his life tested when he is summoned by the King of Thrace and his daughter to aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord. Johnson is …

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Nicaragua Earthquake Leaves 23 Injured

An earthquake with a 6.1 magnitude hit western Nicaragua on Thursday evening, leaving at least 23 people injured in one town, and an aftershock 20 miles to the south followed. The earthquake shook houses and at least 23 people were injured from falling walls, ceilings, and other objects in Nagarote, located about 30 miles (50 kilometers) northwest of the capital, …

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Kate Mara Confirms Casting in ‘Fantastic Four’ Reboot

Kate Mara confirmed in interviews this week that she has been cast in the role of the Invisible Woman in the new Fantastic Four reboot, and that she is gearing up for the role. The 31-year-old House of Cards actress said she was working out hard to prepare for the role, which may involve wearing figure-hugging costumes. “I haven’t been told anything specifically yet, …

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Hillary Clinton Has Shoe Thrown at Her During Las Vegas Speech

A woman threw a shoe at Hillary Clinton while she stood onstage delivering a speech in Las Vegas on Thursday. The former Secretary of State dodged the shoe, and continued with her remarks, U.S. Secret Service spokesman George Ogilvie said. According to Ogilvie, the protester was not a ticketed guest in attendance for Clinton’s speech at the Mandalay Bay hotel. …

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Kathleen Sebelius Resigns as Secretary of Health

Kathleen Sebelius will resign from her post as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, President Obama will announce today, the White House said. Sebelius, 65, will step down just after enrollment in President’s Obama healthcare program topped first-year goals.  A former Democratic governor of Kansas, Sebelius spent five years as secretary, and presided over one of …

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Artrell Hawkins Found Not Guilty in Domestic Violence Dispute

Former professional football player Artrell Hawkins was found not guilty of domestic violence by a Cincinnati Court judge on Thursday. The ruling at a Hamilton County Municipal Court on Thursday came a little less than two months after Hawkins, a former Bengals defensive back and NFL commentator, was accused by his wife of initiating a late-night altercation at a Springdale …

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Brandeis University Withdraws Plans to Honor Anti-Muslim Feminist Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Brandeis University cancelled plans to award an honorary degree during May commencement ceremonies to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a feminist and prominent critic of Islam, because she made statements that were at odds with the school’s “core values,” the university said in a statement Tuesday. Brandeis, located outside of Boston in Waltham, Mass., announced the decision after protest from some students, faculty members, …

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