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Owen Weldon

Digital Journalist based in massachusetts, United States. Joined on Jan 23, 2007
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Philadelphia is now the 1st major U.S. city with a soda tax

Philadelphia - On Thursday, Philadelphia became the first major city in America with a soda tax, regardless of the beverage industry's effort to block it.

Loan sharks demand nude photos as guarantees

As a way of guaranteeing loans, internet-based loan sharks in China are demanding naked photos from female college students.

Body-shaming ads to be banned on London transport

London - The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, plans on banning negative body image advertisements on the London Tube, buses and trains.

Ad fraud may become the second largest organized crime enterprise

Online ad fraud is becoming a huge problem and it is one of the fastest growing organized crime businesses in the world.

Former UFC fighter Kimbo Slice dead at 42

On Monday night, MMA fighter Kimbo Slice was taken to a hospital in South Miami, Florida. Slice, 42, was schedule to fight next month.

Man pays traffic fine with thousands of pennies

Frisco - Brett Sanders, of Frisco Texas, had to pay a $220 speeding ticket, which he did. However, he chose to pay with more than 20,000 pennies.

Scientists are training robots to feel pain

Researchers in Germany have been working on a way to make robots feel pain, or detect and respond to it. If a robot feels pain, then it can move away from anything that may damage them. This can extend robots' lifespans and prevent costly repairs.

HIV cure a step closer after virus's DNA is removed from tissue

Scientists are a step closer to finding a cure for HIV after they managed to remove DNA of the virus from a living tissue.

Berlin bans entire apartment rentals on Airbnb

Berlin - As of May, people in Berlin can face up to a fine of $115,000 if they rent out their full apartments on Airbnb under a new law.

Quaker Oats accused of using weed killer in production

Quaker Oats is being sued for millions by a man from Brooklyn who claims they use a dangerous weed killer during production.

KFC India is testing eco-friendly serving bowls that you can eat

Kentucky Fried Chicken in India are testing out serving bowls that are eco-friendly. Patrons who receive the bowls are able to eat them.

FacePalm Friday: Business was giving meth as a bonus for workers

Mankato - An owner of a auto body shop in Minnesota was arrested after being accused of distributing methamphetamine to employees as bonuses.

Singer dies after being bitten by cobra on stage

Karawang - Earlier in the week, an Indonesian pop star was performing on stage when she was bitten by a cobra. After she was bitten, she collapsed and died.

CEO of Co-op asks for big cut in pay

The CEO of the Co-operative group has asked for his base salary to be cut by 40 percent because the job has become easier.

New Jersey's budget may take hit because one guy moved

New Jersey has to rethink its budget because one guy moved to Florida. The guy who moved is David Tepper, a billionaire.

Mother who wanted ghost photos of dead child charged with murder

Fayetteville - A photographer took photos of Jeanie Ditty, who lost her two-year-old daughter. The photographer superimposed her Ditty's daughter, Macy, into pictures with her mother, who is now charged with murdering the girl.

Japan invents salt-flavored electric fork

Scientists in Japan have created a way for salt lovers to enjoy it, without actually eating it. They created an electric salt-flavored fork.

Man climbs 25-foot fence to escape jail

Albuquerque - Footage from a security camera shows an inmate at a New Mexico jail escaping after climbing a 25-foot high razor-wire fence.

Proposed sexting law is facing pushback in CO

A proposed sexting law in Colorado is receiving pushback. Concerns about how to punish teens engaging in sexting are being raised.

Modern humans may have wiped out Hobbits

Hobbits once existed. However, modern humans may have been responsible for destroying them. That's what one study is suggesting.
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