RHOA Star Todd Tucker mother passes away

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Real Housewives Of Atlanta star Todd Tucker’s mother passed away on Tuesday in New York.

Tucker was in Atlanta when he received a call notifying him that his mother had fallen ill. Miss Sharon was known for making vibrant appearances on her son’s reality series RHOA, with many memorable fights with her daughter-in-law’s mother Joyce.
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World Aids Day 2014

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An estimated 34 million people are living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, and more than 35 million have died from the disease. People around the world Monday will join forces to show their support for those living with the AIDS virus, as well as those who have died from the disease, when the 26th World AIDS Day is marked.
In the United States, approximately 1.2 million people are living with HIV, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 14% of all people with HIV in the U.S. don’t even know they have the virus, and the only way to find out is to be tested, the CDC says.  ( Get tested for HIV it’s  the only way to know if you’re living with the virus.)

Get more on World Aids Day and events going on around the world at  http://www.usatoday.com

13 year old boy missing for four years found hidden in wall

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A 13-year-old boy who had been reported missing four years ago was discovered alive, hidden behind a fake wall of a home near Atlanta, Georgia, and reunited with his mother early on Saturday, police said.
According to authorities, the mother reported the boy missing to child welfare authorities but not to police, possibly because she’s an immigrant and is not familiar with the system and procedures to follow. 
Jean and Samantha Joy Davis face charges of false imprisonment, cruelty to children and obstructing an officer, he said, adding that three juveniles also in the home were facing obstruction charges. The teen was apparently able to get to a phone recently and contacted his mother with his whereabouts, authorities said.

Clayton County police went to the home on Friday to look for the 13-year-old but Jean and Davis said they had no information about the boy, Hughes said. They discovered him hidden behind a false wall in the interior portion of the home,” he said.

The boy appeared to be in good physical health and was reunited with his mother, who had come to Georgia from out of state, Hughes said.

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Kristoff St. John son dies

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The Young and the Restless star Kristoff St. John’s son reportedly ended his life after a long battle with mental illness. Kristoff St.John and wife Mia St. John announced son’s death on Twitter November 28.

On November 23rd Kristoff St. John and I lost our beautiful son, Julian St. John our son was the light of our lives an artist with a beautiful mind and spirit. He fought long and hard against an illness for which there is no cure. Unfortunately the pain became too great for him and I dare not say he lost the battle- he simply chose to set himself free. My fight for mental health will continue. They may not find a cure in my lifetime, but we can try and prevent, the loss of another beautiful soul.

Our Condolences to the St. John’s
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Darren Wilson resigns the Police Department

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Darren Wilson, the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, resigned from the Ferguson Police Department Saturday because he was told of “credible threats” to the department and officers and the city has now “severed ties” with him.
Wilson did not receive any severance package or any further pay or benefits the city offers,  Mayor James Knowles told reporters a day after Wilson  resignation, effective immediately.

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Former Mayor Marion Barry Dies

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Marion Barry, the  four-term former mayor and current D.C. Council member and the best-known local political figure in modern Washington history, died early Sunday, a few hours after ending a brief stay at Howard University Hospital. He was 78. His death was announced by his family in a statement released through a spokeswoman for Barry.

According to the statement, he died at the United Medical Center in Southeast Washington, after having been released from Howard University Hospital Saturday. Natalie Williams, a United Medical Center spokeswoman, said Barry arrived at the hospital around 12:30 a.m. and died at 1:46 a.m She declined to discuss his symptoms presented or the treatment rendered. No cause was given in the family statement, but he had suffered from many health problems over the years.
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Prince Albert II of Monaco to celebrate birth of royal twins

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PARIS(AP)- Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco are expecting twins next month, and the first one born will be the prince’s royal heir.

The palace of the Riviera principality advised citizens on Saturday that the big moment, expected in December, will be celebrated with church bells ringing.

The palace says there will be 21 cannon shots for each baby and bells tolling for 15 minutes, followed by boat horns.

Prince Albert told BFM-TV that the first child born will be heir to the throne – unless a boy and a girl are born, in which case the boy becomes royal heir.

Albert, 56, who has two children out of wedlock, married Charlene, a South African swimmer now 36, in 2011.

Bill Cosby’s Guest Appearance With Letterman Canceled

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Bill Cosby’s upcoming appearance on CBS’ “Late Show with David Letterman” has been canceled amid a growing uproar over allegations that he sexually assaulted several women in past decades.

Cosby spokesman David Brokaw confirmed Friday night that Cosby would not appear next Wednesday as previously scheduled. He did not say why.

Barbara Bowman, one of Cosby’s accusers, has recently leveled allegations of sexual assault by the comic in interviews and in a Washington Post online column, writing that “Cosby won my trust as a 17-year-old aspiring actress in 1985, brainwashed me into viewing him as a father figure, and then assaulted me multiple times.”

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Bill Cosby's Guest Appearance With Letterman Canceled.

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15 years later: Rae Carruth’s teenage son

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Saundra Adams and her grandson, Chancellor Lee, often visit the gravesite of her daughter and his mother, Cherica.
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In 1999, Cherica Adams was pregnant with Chancellor when she was murdered in a high profile crime orchestrated by former Carolina Panthers player Rae Carruth. Cherica was in a coma for 28 days before she died.
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As Cherica lapsed into a coma, Chancellor was deprived ofoxygen. He was delivered by emergency C-section and was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. Since then, Saundra Adams has been devoted to helping her grandson work hard to overcome his challenges.

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15 years later: Rae Carruth's teenage son.

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Dwight Howard investigated for child abuse

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Royce Reed the mother of Dwight Howard 6-year-old son went to Children’s Services in the Orlando, FL area in August and complained he had whipped their son Braylon with a belt, leaving bruises and abrasions on his leg.  TMZ Sports reports,authorities interviewed Howard and he confessed to the belting, but said he didn’t realize there was anything wrong with it because he was disciplined the same way as a kid. Howard’s lawyer filed legal docs claiming he never caused marks, bruises, welts or injuries requiring medical treatment.

Howard’s rep tells TMZ, authorities found the allegations “frivolous,” adding, “It’s no coincidence that these false allegations were ‘leaked’ on the heels of Dwight filing for major custody of his son.”

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