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Adlington will give up Twitter during Olympics

LONDON (AP) — Two-time Olympic swimming gold medalist Rebecca Adlington says she will stay away from Twitter during the London Games because of the nasty comments she has received about her looks.

Adlington says she's fed up with the "awful" abuse on Twitter and other social networks.

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O.C. 'Friday' singer Rebecca Black dabbles in Mexican politics

YouTube sensation Rebecca Black is back with another video racking up the dislikes, but this time there is no singing involved and no references to the day of the week.

In a video posted this week, Black, a 14-year-old from Anaheim Hills, publically endorsed Mexican presidential candidate Enrique Peña Nieto. Univision News reports that Black is half Mexican and was accompanied to the gathering by her Spanish-speaking mother.

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Kim Kardashian accuses airline workers of stealing sunglasses

Kim Kardashian has accused British Airways airline workers of stealing a pair of "sentimental and not replaceable" sunglasses from her.

Upon returning from the Cannes Film Festival this weekend, Kardashian realized that a few items had gone missing from her luggage while in transit. On Monday, she took to Twitter to voice her anger at the situation.

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Porn Star Linked to Grisly Body Parts Investigation

MONTREAL, Canada -- The search continued Thursday for a porn actor suspected of dismembering his acquaintance, posting the video of the incident online and mailing the severed limbs to different locations in Ottawa, according to police.

Authorities are seeking Luka Rocco Magnotta, 29, also known as Eric Clinton Newman.

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Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. due to begin Vegas jail sentence

LAS VEGAS — Free time is about to run out for Floyd Mayweather Jr., who is due to begin a three-month jail sentence in Las Vegas stemming from a hair-pulling, arm-twisting attack in September 2010 on the mother of three of his children.

The unbeaten five-division champion’s legal and ring advisers weren’t immediately commenting Thursday about Mayweather’s scheduled Friday morning surrender before Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Melissa Saragosa.

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New York City proposes ban on large sodas at restaurants

Editor's Overview:  This is another example of nanny-state government, as if government knows how to run your life better than you do.  This is NOT a proper role of government folks.....  The federal government is NOT authorized to tell you what you can or cannot put down your pie hole.   And here's the thing, no matter how well intended this liberal b.s. is, they never consider tangibles, enforcement or unintended consequences......  Want to cheat Bloomberg's soda law?  Buy two 16 ounce sodas and pour it into your own big cup.  Meanwhile, you can still buy alcohol and tobacco just about anywhere in NYC.

NEW YORK -- Want to super-size that soda? Sorry, but in New York City you could be out of luck.

In his latest effort to fight obesity in this era of Big Gulps and triple bacon cheeseburgers, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is proposing an unprecedented ban on large servings of soda and other sugary drinks at restaurants, delis, sports arenas and movie theaters.

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John Edwards not guilty on 1 count, mistrial declared in other 5

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards was found not guilty Thursday on one of the six counts of campaign finance fraud against him. The jury deadlocked on the other counts, and the judge declared a mistrial.

U.S. District Judge Catherine Eagles had sent the jury of eight men and four women back to resume deliberations earlier in the afternoon after the foreman reported that jurors had reached a verdict on one count, but not the other five.

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Winning streak: Bluffs has second $1 million-winning Powerball ticket in a row

Iowa has seen four $1 million Powerball prizes this year 

Council Bluffs is on a Powerball winning streak.

Someone who bought a Powerball ticket at a Council Bluffs convenience store won a $1 million prize in Wednesday night’s drawing. It’s the fourth $1 million-winning Powerball ticket sold in Iowa since the January debut of $2 Powerball and the second in a row for Council Bluffs. In April, a Council Bluffs woman claimed a $1 million Powerball prize with a ticket she bought at a supermarket.

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Clint Eastwood Turns 82: A Living Icon

Actor/director Clint Eastwood turns 82 today, and in true gravel-voiced badass form, he won’t even acknowledge it.

Eastwood’s wife, Dina–who has a new reality show on E! called “Mrs. Eastwood & Company”–says her husband doesn’t “do” holidays or birthdays and hates being given gifts.

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Lawns, gardens, fields getting a good drink

By Mike Thayer

Boy were we in need of a good rain and Mother Nature has delivered. 

My rain gauge broke so I can't give you an exact amount of rain that we've received here in the Coralville area over the last 12 hours, reports are around a half inch.

This rain was my kind of rain, not a big storm, a gentle/steady rain that you can sleep to....  We'll see the benefits immediately.  The grass that was starting to brown will green again, the gardens will perk up and the farm fields will take off with another round of aggressive growth.

Things were getting pretty dry in the Akdeniz Garden, despite some thirst quenching done with rain barrel water.  The barrels were emptied earlier in the week and the lack of water was evident in my roses, whose leaves were starting to curl up.  The surface soil in my vegetable beds was getting powder dry, but I held off on using city water yesterday with rain in the forecast.  Plants aren't real keen on city water, it should be a last resort.  It's also not good to water too frequently or not long enough, as it doesn't allow plants to develop a deep root system.

Tip:  If you have to use city water, put it in buckets or watering cans a day or two before use.  This allows some of the chemicals to dissipate.  Plants don't need chlorine or fluoride.