SOURCE LINK: http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/OnCall/lauren-johnson-girl-stop-sneezing/story?id=9051534
Lauren Johnson is a typical 12-year-old girl whose life is constantly punctuated by interruptions that are anything but normal.
Whether at her Virginia home, with her family or getting ready for bed, Lauren sneezes up to 16 times per minute, a condition that has has stumped her parents and doctors.
"It's frustrating a lot," Lauren told "Good Morning America" today, sneezing four times before getting that sentence out.
Lauren's prolonged sneezing fit began about two weeks ago, when she was recovering from a cold.
HEADLINE: Muggers Return Wallet After Seeing Army ID
SOURCE LINK: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,573885,00.html?test=latestnews
MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee Army reservist's military identification earned him some street cred Tuesday, when he says four men who mugged him at gunpoint returned his belongings and thanked him for his service after finding the ID.
The 21-year-old University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee student said he was walking home from work about 1:15 a.m. Tuesday when he was pulled into an alley and told to lay face down and with a gun to his neck. Four men took his wallet, $16, keys, his cell phone and even a PowerBar wrapper from his pants pockets, he said.
HEADLINE: Little dress makes big trouble in Brazil
SOURCE LINK: http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/americas/11/10/brazil.short.dress/index.html
A private university in Brazil said Tuesday that because of negative public reaction, it reversed a decision to expel a student who wore a short dress to class, but the school's assistant rector defended the original decision.
Geisy Arruda, a 20-year-old studying tourism at the Bandeirante University, known as Uniban, near Sao Paulo, gained notoriety October 22 when dozens of students harassed and heckled her about the rose-colored dress she wore. It had sleeves that reached past her forearms but barely stretched past mid-thigh.
The incident was caught by several amateur videographers using mobile phones, and their recordings went viral on the Internet. The videos show students heckling her as she enters a classroom and show her later wearing a white lab coat to cover the dress as she exits the building with a police escort.
The university expelled Arruda but this week said it would readmit her after a public outcry that included a protest and counter-protest in front of the university.
HEADLINE: Curvy women may be a clever bet
SOURCE LINK: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7090300.stm
Women with curvy figures are likely to be brighter than waif-like counterparts and may well produce more intelligent offspring, a US study suggests.HEADLINE: Foreign cabbies 'all look the same' - MP
Researchers studied 16,000 women and girls and found the more voluptuous performed better on cognitive tests - as did their children.
The bigger the difference between a woman's waist and hips the better
SOURCE LINK: http://www.news.com.au/story/0,27574,26334258-421,00.html
An Opposition MP has criticised overseas-born taxi drivers and questioned whether some illegally share the same licence because they "all look the same".HEADLINE: MP calls for politician to be shot
Speaking in Queensland Parliament, LNP MP Vaughan Johnson lashed out at taxi drivers who did not know their way around Brisbane.
"I have got to also touch on some of our brothers from overseas that are driving these taxis, and haven't I had a hell of a drive with some of them lately," Mr Johnson said before detailing his bad experiences including paying $75 for a cab between the airport and city that went via outer Indooroopilly.
SOURCE LINK: http://www.news.com.au/story/0,27574,26330337-23109,00.html
A KIWI MP has leapt from the frying pan into the fire by following an expletive-ridden email to a constituent with calls for the country's opposition leader to be shot.
Hone Harawira, a Maori Party politician, was supposed to be apologising for an abusive written tirade accusing "white motherf...ers" of ripping off indigenous people when he went on New Zealand radio today.
Instead, he came out with even more swear words, calling the country's Labour Party leader a "bastard" who should be "lined up against the wall and shot".
The string of offensive outbursts has deeply embarrassed the Maori Party, the government's coalition partner, and has Prime Minister John Key making excuses for the outspoken politician.
Mr Key has tried to take the heat out of the furore by calling Mr Harawira "a shock-jock kind of MP" and giving assurances that others in the party do not share his views.