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British Prime Minister David Cameron Considers Implementing ‘Fat Tax’

Citing a desire to avoid soaring health costs and shortened life expectancies, British Prime Minister David Cameron will consider introducing a “fat tax” similar to one recently introduced in Denmark.

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Seattle ‘Superhero’ Phoenix Jones Arrested

For about a year, a man using the pseudonym Phoenix Jones has donned a costume and mask and prowled the streets of Seattle in an effort to thwart crime. But early Monday morning, it was the self-styled superhero who found himself behind bars.

Seattle police say Jones approached a group of people at about 2:30 a.m. and assaulted them with pepper spray. The individuals involved say they were “dancing and having a good time” after leaving a Seattle nightclub, but Jones maintains they were fighting and he was simply breaking it up.

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Kids Are More Likely to Get Hit by Cars on Halloween, Says Study

Kids always look forward to trick-or-treating on Halloween, but a new study from the Centers for Disease and Prevention may give some parents pause.

The CDC reports children are four times more likely to be hit by cars on October 31 than on any other day of the year — probably not terribly surprising, given the increase in the number of kids who are out and about on Halloween.

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New England Patriots’ Eric Kettani Leaves Team After He’s Called to Service By the Navy

New England Patriots running back Eric Kettani isn’t just a football player — he’s also a member of the United States Navy. But now it seems service to his country is trumping service on the gridiron.

Kettani, who spent two years on the reserve list as an active military member and made the Patriots practice squad this preseason, returned Friday to his Navy ship in Jacksonville, Florida.

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‘Monday Night Football’ Drops Hank Williams Jr. Theme for Good

On Monday, after Hank Williams Jr. appeared on Fox News and compared President Obama and House Speaker John A. Boehner’s recent golf outing to “Hitler playing golf with Netanyahu,” ESPN pulled Williams’ classic opening theme from that night’s airing of ‘Monday Night Football.’

‘All My Rowdy Friends Are Here on Monday Night,’ which includes the catchphrase, “Are you ready for some football?,” had opened the show for nearly 20 years. At the time, the network declined to say whether the benching would be permanent or not, but now it seems it is.

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LeBron James Participates in Football Practice at His Old High School

Sports fans know LeBron James for his prowess on the basketball court, but many don’t know he was once a standout football player as well.

On Tuesday, the NBA star surprised members of the football squad at his former high school, St. Vincent-St. Mary in Akron, Ohio, by suiting up and joining them for a late-afternoon practice. And while players were told not to tackle him, starting quarterback Kevin Besser was impressed with James’ skill.

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ESPN Pulls Hank Williams Jr. Song from ‘Monday Night Football’ for Calling Obama ‘Hitler’ [VIDEO]

ESPN pulled country star Hank Williams Jr.’s ‘All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Monday Night’ opener from the telecast of ‘Monday Night Football’ after Williams appeared on television comparing President Barack Obama to murderous dictator Adolf Hitler.

The song, a modified version of Williams’ 1984 hit, ‘All My Rowdy Friends are Coming Over Tonight,’ has won four Emmys and has ushered in the Monday night games for some 20 years.

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Kobe Bryant Likely to Play in Italy During NBA Lockout [VIDEO]

Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant, 33, has reached a verbal deal to play in Italy during the NBA lockout, said Italian team Virtus Bologna.

“There’s still some things to arrange but at this point I’m very optimistic. I would say it’s 95 percent done,” Virtus president Claudio Sabatini told a local radio station, adding, “This is an important investment and a unique chance for the city of Bologna and all of Italian basketball.”

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9/11 Widow Peg Ogonowski Reminisces – And Looks Ahead [VIDEO]

Peg Ogonowski’s late husband, John, was the captain of American Flight 11 — better known as the first plane to hit the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001.

“It was that moment of before and after,” said Peg, a former flight attendant. “There was my whole life before and then everything changed. It was a real line in my life that there will always be before 9/11 and after 9/11.”

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