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You might want to think twice if you're planning to ask someone to marry you -- but are fooling around with someone else. A man who asked the mother of his child to marry him, gave her a $10,000 engagement ring, bought a house with her, and then dumped her when he decided to run off with another woman, has to cough up $50,000 for breach of promise, a judge ruled.
A grandmother has been sentenced to prison for giving her 1-year-old granddaughter, Leanna McEntee, morphine to ease her teething aches. The Pennsylvania grandmother, 53-year-old Penny Kochel, was watching Leanna for the weekend and had morphine left over from caring for her dying brother. She thought the drug would be just the trick to soothe the "crying and fussing" baby, but tragically, she gave her an overdose and the toddler died. The death was ruled a homicide and Kochel was charged with involuntary manslaughter.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West may seem like the most self-involved couple on the planet -- okay, they are the most self-involved couple on the planet -- however, they made one fan's night when Kim invited the 19-year-old, who had tweeted excitedly about looking for Kim at Kanye's concert in New Orleans, to spend the evening with her. The fan called it the "BEST MOMENT OF ALL MY 19 YEARS OF LIVING." Which is a little bit sad when you think about it, but let's not be all grinchy.
What would you do if you were a coffee shop barista who turned her back to get a customer's order and that customer slipped his hand in your tip jar and stole your hard-earned cash? Call the police? Curse? Vow to never turn your back again? If you're the staff at the Nervous Dog Coffee Bar in Stow, Ohio, you don't do any of the above. Instead, you start a food drive for the sticky-fingered thief!
Whenever a teen gets behind the wheel of a car and drives drunk, it is a bad situation. Even more horrific is when that teen crashes and dies. With all of the awareness we have about drunk driving now, you would think and hope this would still not be happening. But it is. Thousands of teens die every year in drunk driving accidents. Let's face it, teens think they are immortal. They don't think it's going to happen to them. Plenty of adults think that way, so why wouldn't young people, who have little concept of the harsh reality of life? But when one teen drinks and drives and dies ... should her friends be arrested? Yes. At least according to the Glastonbury, Connecticut police.