Saturday June 27th

Entire 13 story nearly finished apartment building in China just falls over on its side. I wonder if the people living in similar buildings right behind it are a little nervous?

A 13-storey residential building under construction in Shanghai collapsed on Saturday, killing one worker and highlighting the dangers of shoddy building in fast-urbanising China. The building, in the outskirts of the city, collapsed at around 6 a.m. (2200 GMT), with one construction worker killed, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

So called “rare disease” that affects an estimated 10 million Americans, mostly women under 50, goes undiagnosed because most doctors don’t even know about it.

It took an autopsy to determine why 10-year-old Haley McWhorter didn’t wake up one morning last May. While asleep, Haley went into cardiac arrest, stopped breathing and never started again, concluded the medical examiner in Ft. Myers, Fla. The examiner found that a thickened artery wall had blocked blood flow to Haley’s heart. The odd growth of the artery wall suggested the presence of a disease called FMD, or fibromuscular dysplasia, the examiner concluded. FMD, a condition in which artery walls expand into and obstruct the arterial channel, is largely unknown to the public and even to the majority of doctors. When discussed in medical schools — if discussed at all — FMD is typically described as an obscure and rare disease.

Falling asleep in your local commercial trash bin is just a bad idea.

A homeless man who fell asleep in a large wheelie bin has survived being crushed to the size of a cardboard box after it was emptied into the jaws of a hydraulic rubbish truck. Christian Lehman, 31, was left with multiple injuries to his legs and feet and 200 metal plates and screws to hold his ribs and shoulder blades in place.

A 76 year old man driving semi truck plows into several vehicles on Oklahoma highway leaving 9 dead, 4 injured.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has identified the victims of what may be the deadliest single crash in state history. About 1 p.m. Friday, a tractor-trailer slammed into a line of cars stopped by an earlier accident on Will Rogers Turnpike Northeast of Miami. Nine people, ranging in age from 7 to 69, died at the the scene.

Now former NYPD officer pleads guilty to framing two brothers during phony drug bust.

A disgraced NYPD officer turned in his badge and pleaded guilty Friday to framing two brothers in a phony drug bust. Police Officer Henry Tavarez, 27, of Manhattan, admitted he and Detective Stephen Anderson worked together to wrongly incriminate brothers Jose and Maximo Colon during a Jan. 5, 2008, sting inside a Queens nightclub.

Another scam pulled on senior citizens exposed.

It was shortly after noon when a 70-year-old Wilmette man received a call from a jail in Canada. “Grandpa,” the caller claimed, “this is your oldest, handsomest grandson.” “Owen?” the Wilmette man responded. Yes, the caller said, he was Owen. Then the caller told an elaborate tale of getting jailed after being in a car accident. The caller said he needed $4,150 to pay for car repairs. The Wilmette man sent the money via MoneyGram, but as it turns out, the caller wasn’t the man’s grandson.

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Robbers shoot at store clerk, store clerk shoots back. One bad guy DOA the other one in really bad shape. Yay.

A Kansas City, Kan., corner-store clerk fought back when two men tried to rob him tonight, shooting and killing one suspect and critically injuring the other, police said. Officers were called to the 5th Avenue Convenience Mart at Fifth Street and Quindaro Boulevard shortly before 7 p.m., Officer Mike Golden said.

Thug assaults car lot owner and without a surveillance tape he may have gotten away with the crime. With video.

Shocking video of an assault on a Waco business owner two weeks ago was released to News Channel 25. Notes Cars owner says thanks to that surveillance video, police were able to arrest and charge the suspect. The surveillance video is from June 11. In it, Stephen Gardner, the owner of Notes Cars is seen sitting at his desk while 36-year old Lenthan Brown stands in front of him.

Catholic school principal sleeps on roof of school to raise money for families struggling to pay tuition.

A local school principal has turned the roof of her school into her own personal hotel room in order to raise money for her students tuition. Carol Krichbaum, principal of the St. Theresa’s Catholic School in Ashburn, spent the last 10 nights atop her school in a tent. She’s raising money for the roughly 20 students whose families have hit hard times.

Florida firefighter cooling off in jail after being charged with sending pictures of himself in his birthday suit to teenage girl.

A DeLand firefighter was arrested on allegations that he sent nude photos of himself to a teen girl. Andrew Fisher, 27, was arrested while on duty late Thursday night on a charge of transmitting harmful materials to minors. Orange County sheriff’s deputies said Fisher sent nude photos to the girl and solicited sex from her online at least twice. Sex-crime detectives said other victims may exist.

More Florida. Beers during on duty lunch land narcotic officers in hot water.

A group of Orange County narcotics agents are being disciplined for drinking alcohol in the middle of a workday. According to an internal investigation, one agent in the group drank half a beer, three others drank two beers and the highest-ranking supervisor didn’t stop his colleagues. The incident occurred at a Miller’s Ale House in March.

Brazilian teen leaps to her death from Eiffel Tower onto restaurant’s plastic see through roof. Diners keep on chowing down lunch.

A teenage tourist has leapt to her death from the Eiffel Tower in Paris and crashed onto the roof of a packed restaurant 180ft below. The 18-year-old Brazilian girl jumped from a second-storey tier as her brother frantically tried to stop her. Diners on the tower’s 170ft-high first floor then heard her smash into the plastic roof of the restaurant, believed to be Altitude 95, five feet above their heads.

Actor Patrick Swayze begins to say his goodbyes to friends and family as he prepares for his passing from cancer.

Actor Patrick Swayze has reportedly started saying goodbye to family and friends after learning his cancer has spread to his liver. The Dirty Dancing and Ghost star, who in January was told he had pancreatic cancer, has started preparing himself for death, reports say “Patrick recently got word that the cancer had spread to his liver and that is what his doctors said would begin the countdown to the end,” a source told National Enquirer magazine.

This woman uses a unique method to address her health care needs. With video.

Chandler Police are investigating a woman for attempted fraud after she apparently tried to get hit by a car to receive medical treatment. Saturday, around 3 p.m., Chandler Police responded to a vehicle vs. pedestrian accident in a parking lot. A victim said she was hit and injured by a car and had to be taken to a hospital for her alleged injuries.

Long Beach police officer rehired five years after being fired for shooting what turned out to be an unarmed man.

Long Beach has rehired a police officer who was fired five years ago after he shot and killed an unarmed man. Attorneys for the city and Officer David Garcia confirmed Friday that he was reinstated following court rulings in his favor.

Quote of the day.

I place economy among the first and most important republican virtues, and public debt as the greatest of the dangers to be feared. To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude.

-Thomas Jefferson

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