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Kanye West Sued By Former Child Star Singer

Spicer's voice is sampled exactly as he recorded it and his voice, altered by the Defendants, is also heard several times," the 13-page complaint alleges. In the credits for the album "Yeezus," Def Jam Records says the song was licensed through Rhino Entertainment and Robinson Music Group. The lawsuit names West, Def Jam, Rhino, Roc-A-Fella Records, and Universal Music Group as defendants. It seeks unspecified damages for common law copyright infringement.
More: http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/24/showbiz/kanye-west-sued/index.html

Kanye West Sued Over 'Bound 2' Sample

kimkardashian/via Instagram Kim Kardashian posted, Thank you Charlotte for the cutest kitty shoes for North! Xo @charlotteolympiaworld. Another photo showed little shoes with cat faces on them from Charlotte Olympia: "Thank you Charlotte for the cutest kitty shoes for North!" Designer Stella McCartney gifted Kimye's baby girl with three outfits. kimkardashian/via Instagram Thank you so much Stella for these adorable clothes for Nori! @stellamccartney xoxo, Kim Kardashian posted. PHOTOS: KIM KARDASHIAN AND KANYE WEST'S MATCHING STYLE kimkardashian/via Instagram Kim Kardashian expressed gratitude for the gifts North got, saying, Thank you so much Giuseppe for the amazing shoes you made for North!
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Kanye West Addresses Anti-Semitic Claims, Says His "Jews Having Money" Comment Was an "Ignorant Compliment"

"That would be like if [somebody] complimented black guys and said, 'All black guys got big penises.' You don't want to be the black guy that raises your hand, like, 'No! That's not true. I got proof.' I thought by saying everybody had money that would be a compliment. It was an ignorant compliment.
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Kim Kardashian, Kanye West’s daughter North West receives luxurious Christmas gifts from top designers

our editor recommends Kanye West's 'Bound 2' Video Inspires Ellen DeGeneres' Holiday Card (Video) Ricky Spicer, the former soul singer of The Ponderosa Twins Plus One, filed a lawsuit on Monday in New York court against West, as well as Roc-a-Fella Records, Universal Music Group and Island Def Jam Music Group. The suit states that Spicer is seeking an injunction and damages for alleged violations of New York civil right of publicity law (section 51), unjust enrichment and common law copyright infringement. PHOTOS:Kanye West's 20 Most Jaw-Dropping Quotes Spicer's vocal is the audible, though altered, vocal heard throughout the chorus of theYeezustrack, singing the lyrics, "Bound, bound / Bound to fall in love." The suit states that the audio was sampled without his authorization, and that he has yet to receive any compensation, despite the single's success. Read the Complaint Here The suit summarizes that Spicer, who grew up in the Ohio Boys Town group home after his single mother suffered psychological injuries following an automobile accident, was discovered after singing with friends at a local high school talent competition.Chuck BrownofSuruRecords introduced him to The Ponderosa Twins, and the group recorded "Bound" when Spicer was twelve years old. Though he performed withGladys KnightandJames Brown, the court papers say that "for all of his accomplishments, Mr.
More: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/kanye-west-sued-bound-2-667655

Kanye West unveils new song: 'We Should Have Never, Ever Let Michael Jordan Play for the Wizards'

Both in spite of and because of everything above, West also pisses a lot of people off. He's the avant-gardist and the Internet commenter rolled into one, visionary, vain, and perpetually aggrieved, a man who'll complain that he should be even more famous than he is in one breath, then complain about everyone else's celebrity-obsessed culture in the next. He comes off as an a******, and not in the cool aloof way that Dylan came off as an asshole once upon a time, where you watch "Don't Look Back" and think, yeah, but he would have been nice to me. I'm not sure there's ever been a star of West's magnitude so lacking in conventional "star power," that magnetizing-yet-distancing distancing quality that cordons off its holders from the vulgarity of common judgment. West isn't lacking in sanity, he's lacking in social graces, and for all his hunger for adulation he's oddly unconcerned with personal appeal.
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Kanye West's dominant year

CST, December 20, 2013 During his Wednesday night concert at the United Center, Kanye West performed a new song, one that makes it clear he was not happy with the way the Bulls ownership handled the end of Michael Jordan's playing career. In "We Should Have Never, Ever Let Michael Jordan Play for the Wizards," West sings: "If we could have stopped it, we would have stopped it, why did that happen? "Six championships, the best years of our lives, claim NBA gold, every single night, I believed I could fly, and I wanted to be just like Mike, I believed I could fly and I wanted to be just like Mike." Later, West sings: "When a player wants to become an owner, when a player thats done more for the league than the league could have done for him, when a player that made the NBA wants to become an owner of a team he brought so much glory to, a team that has his statue on the front of the... building, but do you know what the owners of that team told MJ.
More: http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/basketball/bulls/chi-kanye-west-michael-jordan-20131220,0,4611626.story

Report: Use Of Death Penalty Shows Decline In United States

Theres a healthy skepticism about imposing a death sentence knowing that new information is almost Kim Kardashian certain to arise 10 or more years later, Dieter said. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty less, juries are imposing it less and ultimately executions are occurring less frequently. One explanation for the relatively low level of executions is that many drugs used in lethal injections are manufactured in Europe, where some governments opposing capital punishment have banned exporting drugs for executions. Leading to Marylands decision to abolish capital punishment was the discovery that authorities in 1985 had convicted and sentenced to death the wrong man in the assault and murder of a 9-year-old girl in Baltimore County. DNA testing not only excluded Kirk Bloodsworth as the killer, but identified the actual perpetrator, who is now in prison. Bloodsworth was the first man exonerated from death row sites by DNA evidence. In April, the number of people on death row declined to 3,108 inmates, compared with 3,170 at the same time last year. The death-row population has decreased each year since 2001.
More: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/report-use-of-death-penalty-shows-decline-in-united-states/2013/12/22/261cdf12-68d8-11e3-a0b9-249bbb34602c_story.html

United States Steel Corporation (NYSE:X): Changes In Executive Management

Quaid will take up the role of VP Iron Ore, which is a newly-created position and he will be in charge of all the mining operations. He will report to Douglas R. Matthews, the Sr VP North American Flat-Rolled-Operations. The 41- year old Quaid, joinedUnited States Steel Corporation (NYSE:X) in 2002 and has moved through various positions in investor relations, business-planning, U.S Steels European operations, accounting & finance. He has served as VP and treasurer since 2011 August. The 54-year old, Larry T.
More: http://nysepost.com/united-states-steel-corporation-nysex-changes-in-executive-management-30255


Death penalty in the United States gradually declining

It is only the second time in the past two decades the annual number of inmates put to death has dropped below 40. The total represents a 10 percent reduction from last year. No further executions are scheduled in 2013. Un-tested drugs used in executions "Twenty years ago, use of the death penalty was increasing. Now it is declining by almost every measure," said Richard Dieter, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center, and the author of the report. "The recurrent problems of the death penalty have made its application rare, isolated, and often delayed for decades.
More: http://www.cnn.com/2013/12/19/politics/death-penalty-us/index.html

America's Least Healthy States: 24/7 Wall St.

Sauter and Thomas C. Frohlich Posted: 12/21/2013 4:57 pm EST Digital Vision. via Getty Images Get Business Newsletters: Healthy States , Least Healthy States , Most Unhealthy States , obesity , Unhealthy States , Business News From 24/7 Wall St.: The United States is far from being the healthiest country in the world. The country struggles with obesity and heart disease, and life expectancy is worse than in countries such as Slovenia and Chile. However, according to one study, the countrys state of health may be Kim Kardashian turning around. In this years edition of Americas Health Rankings, the country improved in more than two-thirds of the health measures considered by the report. Click here to see americas least healthy states The United Health Foundations Americas Health Rankings report examined factors such as healthy behaviors, quality of health care, health policy, the presence of diseases and deaths from illnesses across the nation. Kim Kardashian
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Christianity must reclaim Christmas in United States

After that, manual changes took into account compact shapes, equal populations, metro areas divided by state lines, and drainage basins. In certain areas, divisions are based on census tract lines. As an added bonus, House districts (which also currently vary widely in size) would have equal populations, too. Of course, a map this extreme would never come anywhere close to implementation; as Freeman himself says, this is an art project, not a serious proposal. But it's some very useful food for http://tyronebuvv.soup.io/post/378760790/Never-One-To-Shy-Away-From-Sheer thought, in that it highlights just how unfair our existing state lines are. Indeed, the fact that few of Freeman's creatively named states even resemble any of today's shows just how out-of-whack our systems of governance are when it comes to respecting the true ideal of "one person, one vote." But we aren't without hope: One genuine (if partial) remedy is the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact , which would replace the electoral college with a true national vote, without the need for a constitutional amendment.
More: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/12/23/1260835/-The-50-Equal-United-States-of-America

The 50 Equal United States of America

At least Lee focused on poverty, as the Rock upon whom the faith is built did. Unfortunately, that is only one symptom of the real war on Christmas. The real enemy Christianity faces in this season is from those who proclaim to be Christians. First, do we glorify the Lord when joining the fray for Christmas shopping? When we make His birthday (and yes, the date is historically inaccuratewe should make no apologies for spreading the Good News by offering a Christian alternative to holidays) about presents, we are engaging in the secular progression of the day. Second, focusing on whether someone wishes us a "Merry Christmas" instead of "Happy Holidays" is not going to change the secular direction of the season. It also does not represent the faith well to be offended when someone wishes you well from a different perspective.
More: http://www.examiner.com/article/christianity-must-reclaim-christmas-united-states

T-mobile Austria Set Back In Complaint Over Frequency Auction

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Gyms Power Their Way Out Of Machine Age

5961218512063336884.jpg Plus, it's fun. "At our gym we url have TRX suspension, a climbing wall and BOSU," says Ruhail listing different kinds of FT equipment. TRX suspension is a workout that involves a person holding two straps anchored to a point, say a wall, and then exercising using her body weight against the wall while BOSU is used for improving balance. Of course, people who are into bodybuilding continue to pump iron but their numbers are dwindling, say trainers. "People have realized that working out on machines for long increases the risk of injury and does not guarantee overall fitness of the body," http://tomqobf.centerblog.net/1-hi-there adds Arun Arora, a Delhi-based certified TRX instructor. The trend is also fuelled by the fact that people now want a leaner, more agile body as opposed to bulging biceps. Gym Exercise Routines For Men
Full story: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Gyms-power-their-way-out-of-machine-age/articleshow/27872812.cms

Report: Texas Tech And Arizona State Working On A Football Home-and-home

The quarterly earnings estimate is based on a consensus revenue forecast of the current quarter of $2.99 Billion. If realized, that would be a 0.34% increase over the year-ago quarter. More recently, FBR Capital upgraded TXN from Underperform to Mkt Perform (Oct 22, 2013). Previously, Stifel downgraded TXN from Buy to Hold. http://www.savingsdaily.com/post/farrah-abrahams-latest-photo-spread-is-crazy-creepy-video The average price target for TXN shares by the analysts covering it is $41.27, which is 4.71% below where the stock opened. Texas Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ:TXN), engages in the design, manufacture, sale of semiconductors to electronics designers and manufacturers worldwide.
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EPA Probe Demands More Water Testing in Texas

Claiborne was arrested about 3 p.m. on suspicion of possession of a dangerous drug and possession of less than two ounces of marijuana, according to the Brazos County (Texas) Jail website. He was released less than two hours later after posting $6,000 bond. He has been suspended by the university. Claiborne has 89 tackles to tie for the team lead and has seven tackles for losses and two forced fumbles. The Aggies face Duke in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl on Dec.
Read more: http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-college-football-notes-20131223,0,4947530.story

Texas man asks to have pregnant wife removed from life support

That set of games would follow Texas Techs highly anticipated home-andhome series with Arkansas in 2014 and 2015 in addition to coinciding with a home-and-home against Houston. Playing Texas Tech would follow Arizona States recent trend of playing teams from or in the Lone Star State. The Sun Devils took on Notre Dame this season in Arlington, will play Texas A&M at Reliant Stadium in 2015 and will visit UTSA in 2016. Arizona State has been on many Red Raider fans wishlist for years. The two schools are close to each other in relative West Texas and Arizona terms, 726 miles mostly via Interstate 10, and are the closest power five conference schools from each other outside of their respective conferences in the due east-west direction.
Read more: http://collegesportsblog.dallasnews.com/2013/12/report-texas-tech-and-arizona-state-working-on-a-football-home-and-home.html/

Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN) – TI Acquires Building in Chengdu

"Although EPA officials believe that current residents are not presently at risk, the overall risk faced by current and future area residents has not been determined," the report states. "We believe that the EPA needs to implement cost-effective steps to better gauge the risk and document and disseminate its findings to affected residents." This story began in 2010 when Steve Lipsky, a resident of Weatherford, an upscale suburb about 65 miles west of Dallas, noticed his water bubbled like champagne. He alerted the Railroad Commission, then eventually the EPA when he felt the state was not responding quickly enough. The EPA took its own tests, including isotopic fingerprinting designed to determine the origin of the gas and other chemicals, and decided Range Resources' nearby drilling operations were the http://hoffmandamp.wikispaces.com/Delusion+Dad%3F+Farrah+Abraham%3Fs+Father+Calls+Vh1+%3Fcouples+Therapy%3F+Role+The+%3Fmost+Amazing+Filming+Of+Farrah%3F most logical culprit. The agency found that the gas in the water and the gas at Range's drilling operation were nearly identical, and that the levels of contamination in the residential wells were alarming. It filed an emergency order in December 2010, demanding that Range Resources immediately supply the impacted families with water, determine the origin of the contamination and mitigate the problem.
Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/epa-probe-demands-water-testing-texas-21330881

Texas A&M linebacker Darian Claiborne arrested, suspended

December 24, 2013 (AP) Authorities in Texas have arrested a man accused of using aliases for 27 years to avoid apprehension in a view site... New Mexico killing. Albuquerque police say 47-year-old Ramone Astorga Ramirez was taken into custody Monday in the Midland, Texas, area and will be extradited to New Mexico. Ramirez was identified as a suspect after 27-year-old Paul Dubose was shot to death in 1986 during an altercation outside an Albuquerque apartment complex. He was indicted in 1987 on a first-degree murder charge. Ramirez is from Mexico, and authorities say he used various aliases over the years to avoid apprehension. The Albuquerque Police Department's Cold Case Unit took the case 11 months ago and followed up on leads with assistance from the FBI, the Texas Rangers, the Texas Department of Public Safety and Midland police.
Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/suspect-1986-mexico-death-arrested-texas-21318433

Suspect in 1986 New Mexico Death Arrested in Texas

Marlise Munoz was admitted to a hospital in Fort Worth on November 26 after suffering what her husband believes was a pulmonary embolism. She has been on a ventilator since resource then. Her husband Erick wants her to be removed from life support, saying that he and his wife are both paramedics in the Fort Worth area and discussed what they wanted to do go in such a situation. "We both knew that we didn't want to be on life support," he told Dallas broadcaster WFAA. He found his wife unconscious on the kitchen floor when she was 14 weeks pregnant and is worried the fetus may have been injured by a blood clot that cut off the flow of oxygen and nutrients in Marlise's body, he told WFAA. "We've reached a point where you wish that your wife's body will stop," he said.
Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/24/us-usa-ventilator-texas-idUSBRE9BN01220131224