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  • Donald Trump Sues Bill Maher for $5M

    Is this what billionaires do for fun? Donald Trump, the real estate mogul who is worth $3.1 billion according to Forbes, is suing Bill Maher for $5 million for likening him to a monkey.

    Trump called into "Fox & Friends" Monday to say that he's suing the HBO host for going on Jay Leno's "Tonight Show" last month and joking that Trump must be "the spawn of his mother having sex with an orangutan."

    Maher was mocking Trump's offer to give $5 million to the charity of Barack Obama's choice if the president released his college paperwork. Maher said he would do the same if Trump proved he didn't descend from an ape.

    RELATED: After Obama Victory, Trump Rants on Twitter

    According to Trump, he presented Maher with a New York birth certificate affirming his lack of orangutan DNA days after the talk show appearance, but Maher has yet to give him his $5 million (which Trump says he wants to give to charity).

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  • Couple Wins Lotto Twice in 1 Weekend

    An Arkansas couple struck gold twice after winning $1 million and $50,000 jackpots, both of them during this past weekend.

    Stephen, 54, and Terri Weaver, 55, of Stuttgart, Ark., left on Friday for a weekend trip to a cabin near Greers Ferry Lake, over 100 miles away. On Saturday evening, they stopped at T-Ricks convenience store in the nearby city of Pangburn. Stephen bought five $1 Million Riches instant scratch-off tickets while his wife bought four.

    In Photos: Biggest Lottery Winners

    "We pick up a couple tickets on the weekend when we go to our cabin on the river," said Terri, an office manager with a water company. "It's a weekly thing. We just pick up a few here and a few there."

    Once they brought the tickets to the cabin, they realized one of Stephen's $20 tickets won the $1 million jackpot.

    "I almost had a heart attack," said Stephen, who owns a plumbing company. "I had to have an aspirin."

    While Stephen wanted to return home after

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  • 'Cakes' Star Offers Shunned Couple Cake

    Duff Goldman, star of the Food Network show "Ace of Cakes," has offered to make a lesbian couple their dream wedding cake free of charge after an Oregon bakery denied their order.

    "I said, 'Hey I can fix this problem. Somebody was a jerk to them and I can bake them a cake. That's what I can do,'" Goldman told ABCNews.com.

    The brides-to-be went to Sweet Cakes, a Gresham, Ore., bakery Jan. 17 to order their wedding cake, but were told the bakery didn't serve same-sex marriages.

    Aaron Klein, who owns Sweet Cakes with his wife, Melissa, told ABC News affiliate KATU-TV he was living in accordance with his religious beliefs when he refused to make the couple a wedding cake.

    "I honestly did not mean to hurt anybody, didn't mean to make anybody upset, [it's] just something I believe in very strongly," he said.

    One of the women filed a complaint Jan. 28 with the Oregon Department of Justice, which is looking into the allegation.

    Goldman, 38,

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  • Doctor says Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has cancer
    Doctor says Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has cancer

    TORONTO (AP) — Toronto's embattled mayor has a rare and difficult cancer that will require aggressive chemotherapy, his doctor said Wednesday, days after Rob Ford's dramatic announcement that he was pulling out of a re-election campaign.

  • Jaguar XKE stolen in NY in 1968 recovered en route to Netherlands

    (Reuters) - U.S. authorities have recovered a Jaguar XKE stolen 46 years ago outside a New York City apartment after finding it on a ship to the Netherlands and tracking down the 82-year-old original owner of the British luxury car, officials said on Wednesday. A man who shipped the car from the Los Angeles and Long Beach seaport complex submitted paperwork to U.S. Customs and Border Protection in June, and an analyst who checked out the vehicle saw it had been reported stolen, said California Highway Patrol investigator Mike Maleta. ...

  • New IS video warns US over Iraq deployment
    New IS video warns US over Iraq deployment

    BEIRUT (AP) — The militant Islamic State group released a video warning the United States that its fighters are waiting for it in Iraq if President Barack Obama sends troops there, as his top general said may happen if the current strategy of airstrikes fails.

  • NASA's Maven spacecraft reaches Mars this weekend
    NASA's Maven spacecraft reaches Mars this weekend

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Mars, get ready for another visitor or two.

  • Texas executes woman for starvation of boy, 9
    Texas executes woman for starvation of boy, 9

    A Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago was executed Wednesday evening.

  • Tiny Hamster Takes On Kobayashi in 'Hot Dog' Eating Contest
    Tiny Hamster Takes On Kobayashi in 'Hot Dog' Eating Contest

    Takeru Kobayashi has destroyed heaping amounts of food and numerous challengers over the years as a competitive eater. He once ate 110 hot dogs in 10 minutes. He smashed a world record when he ate 97 hamburgers in 94 seconds. The burgers were slider-sized, but still, it's impressive. Even though it has been a few years since he has participated in competitive eating's largest event, Nathan's International Hot Dog Eating Contest, he's still getting his name out there in the gustatory world. His newest challenger is the hungriest — and tiniest — yet.

  • Australian leader warns of planned random attack
    Australian leader warns of planned random attack

    Australian police detained 15 people on Thursday in a major counterterrorism operation, saying intelligence indicated a random, violent attack was being planned on Australian soil.

  • The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks

    iBook charts for week ending September 15, 2014: Top Paid Books 1. Personal by Lee Child - 9780804178761 - (Random House Publishing Group) 2. The Fallen Angel by Daniel Silva - 9780062073174 - (Harper) ...

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