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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW- 9/30/13

A 19-year-old man was charged Thursday with hacking webcams at the home of Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf and other women to extort nude photos and videos from them.

In the match-up of returning sitcom stars on Thursday, CBS' Robin Williams in "The Crazy Ones" came out on top, drawing a 4.0 rating as compared with NBC's Michael J. Fox Show's with a 2.1.

The Commissioner of Baseball, Bud Selig, is apparently going to retire in January of 2015, after 22 years of running the league.

While climbing in the Alps, a French climber found a metal box containing bags of sapphires, rubies and emeralds, worth up to $332,000. They believe it got there from one of two plane crashes in the area, 60 years ago.

Readers Digest wanted to find out which was the most honest city. So, they dropped 12 wallets in 16 different cities, each containing a card with a name and phone number, a family photo and $50. Helsinki was the most honest city, with 11 of the wallets returned with everything in it. New York City tied with several other cities for second, with 8 returned. Lisbon, Portugal, was the least honest. Only one wallet was turned in.

The Windows 8.1 upgrade comes out October 18.

Remember Texas state Senator Wendy Davis, who led the abortion rights filibuster earlier this year? She's got her eyes on the governor's mansion and will be running next year.

The winless Jacksonville Jaguars bribed people to buy tickets to their game yesterday, offer 2 free beers with every ticket purchased, in order to help avoid a blackout.

Kanye West is blasting Jimmy Kimmel over a spoof video Kimmel did, where he used a kid to portray the rapper. West did not find it funny.

Kendra Wilkinson's car accident in April was worse than she originally let on, as she suffered a stroke in the crash. The former Playboy model was hospitalized earlier this year after she was involved in a head-on collision in Los Angeles.

When "The Biggest Loser" returns to TV next week, the cast will include American Idol winner Ruben Studdard, who weighs in at 462 pounds and wants to go down.

Long-running TV drama "Army Wives" has been cancelled after seven seasons.

Bill Gates said in an interview that CONTROL+ALT+DELETE was not his idea, but rather that of an IBM programmer who talked him into it. And, he regrets it.

McDonald's will begin offering side-salads as a substitute for fries in its Value Meals in 2014.

When the President of Iran returned to his country he was greeted with protests by hardcore rightwingers because they felt that while he was in the U.S. he was too friendly with the Americans.

IS APPLE iOS 7 MAKING USERS SICK? _ Apple's recently released mobile operating system iOS 7 is making some people nauseous, or so they believe. A small number of users are complaining that the background parallax effect -- which creates the illusion of depth in device screens -- and the app transition animations are making them feel ill.
... There is a way to tame the iOS 7 parallax effect. In the Settings > General > Accessibility menu, there's a Reduce Motion option that does just what its name suggests, though it does not alter the app transition animation.

PHONE GOES OFF DURING ROBBERY _ A woman in Flint, Michigan, told police she was sleeping on her couch when, unbeknownst to her at the time, two men had broken into her home. That is until one of their phones went off. Unfortunately they were able to get away with a TV. But that's all they got.

According to a new poll, 66% of men regularly go to movies they know they'll hate . . . because it's what their DATE wants to see.  And 27% say it's because sitting through a lame movie is better than FIGHTING about it.  27% have also taken a date to a see a BAND they don't like, and 13% of women have promised SEXUAL FAVORS in return.

According to a new survey, the average woman spends about $30,000 on her face in her adult life.  Between tons of different types of makeup, moisturizer, lotion, and face wipes, the average woman spends about $450 every year on makeup . . . or just under $30,000 in 65 years as an adult. 

So this is modern love.  Last week, a guy posted a photo on Facebook holding a sign that says, quote, "I cheated on my wife!!!  (And she was ugly!!!)"  And the caption on the photo says his wife told him if he got 10,000 likes on the photo, she'd take him back.  Well, now the photo is up over 14,000 likes . . . so it looks like a viral campaign saved a marriage. 

For the past seven years, a 48-year-old school district accountant in California has been taking cash off the top as she counted up the lunch money . . . then putting it in her BRA.  And officials believe she took as much as $3 MILLION.  She's been arrested but official charges have not been filed.

MEATBALLS WINS WITH $35 MILLION WEEKEND _ Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 was the weekend's top box office draw, pulling in $35 million. Prisoners moved down to No. 2.

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