Anthony Weiner, Sexting Ex-Pol, Paid Private Eyes to Investigate Tallywacker Tweet

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Anthony Weiner, the sext-loving, dick-pic tweeting, disgraced former congressman, used some $13,000 campaign money for damage control.

The Daily News says that Weiner paid private detectives to investigate the bogus claim that his Twitter account had been hacked, before he owned up to sending the porny photo and resigned.

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Life in the Pig City: New Yorkers Love Public Dumping

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Here's some good news for the giant rats galavanting through our fair city (and bad news for the rest of us who want to avoid disease): Stats show that a decent amount New Yorkers are complete dirtbags who really like to dump their trash in public.

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Edward Meehan, MTA Bus Driver, Suspended After Using Bus as Party Pad

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Of all the nasty things that have probably happened on an NYC bus, this might be the worst. An MTA bus driver used his bus after hours to meet with an unidentified lady friend. The driver, Edward Meehan, had already received 14 suspensions for a variety of violations including speeding and running red lights, and last week he received his 15th suspension when the MTA caught him using his bus for the get-togethers while he was on the clock. At the end of his shift, Meehan, 45, was supposed to leave his bus at the depot in Staten Island, but in April, investigators say that he started making his late-night stops on a quiet Staten Island street where the unidentified female would meet him.

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Marcella Caprario Let Off the Hook in Trader Joe's Thai Food Slapping Trial

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A new precedent was set today in Manhattan court: if someone gets between you and your frozen food at Trader Joe's, you can slap them so hard that their ears ring, legally. Today, the 37-year-old amateur opera singer and part-time teacher Marcella Caprario was found not guilty on charges of third degree attempted assault and second degree harassment. Caprario was on trial after an incident in the Trader Joe's on the Upper West Side in which Caprario slapped Dr. Cathleen London when an argument broke out over Trader Joe's brand frozen Pad Thai (with tofu).

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Trader Joe's Frozen Food Fight Finally Gets Day in Court

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Last winter, a fight broke out at the Trader Joe's on the Upper West Side over a vegan pad Thai meal. Today, the case goes to court. Marcella Caprario, a 37-year-old elementary school teacher and amateur opera singer, was shopping with her husband, Bill, when he reached to retrieve a Trader Joe's brand Frozen Vegan Pad Thai With Tofu from the freezer; Cathleen London's teenage son kept blocking his way. Bill perceived the boy's actions as intentional, and in frustration, he loudly remarked to his wife, "They don't even say excuse me." London overheard him and went ballistic. She told him, "He's just a child! Get that pole out of your ass!" At that point, Caprario reports that London charged at her, and that she slapped London across the face in self-defense.

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In the Middle of the Night, Subway Trains Are Garbage Trains

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According to the Daily News, at night the MTA is using regular old people-transporting subway trains -- not always the most pristine in the first place -- to also move garbage that's been collected from the tracks -- and not behind the car, but actually inside it, with passengers. Because, since it's New York, night, or early morning, does not mean that the subway is empty. One transit worker described seeing passengers lift up their feet because of the garbage bags leaking. Yuck.

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Surprise! MTV's Latest Sex Education Campaign Fails Miserably

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From the network that brought you Skins, a slanted version of the British teen drama featuring drugs, booze, and scandalous sex, and Jersey Shore (we'll save our breath explaining that one), MTV presents: SEXIDENTS, the failed attempt at a sex-education campaign. Bravo, MTV, you have yet again convinced everyone that you still suck.

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Chupacabra is the Worst Urban Legend Ever

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Chupacabra, the mythical goat-killing creature that comes from the depths of Mexico, has been revealed a total phony. The bloodsucking fairytale started in 1995, making it the only urban legend ever to scare people wearing the holy fashion trinity of jean jackets, slap bracelets and flannel. The first Chupacabra sighting was recorded by a Mexican newspaper who interviewed a woman about her encounter. The woman said that the creature was "4 to 5 feet tall with spikes down its back, long, thin arms and legs, and an alienlike oblong head with red or black eyes." Sounds scary! But a movie released two weeks before that had a character with the same exact description. D'oh!

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America Needs Help With all this Damn Space Garbage

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Space is a pretty big place, but being humans, we've still managed to fill it with trash. The Earth is becoming enveloped in a cloud of debris, and now a U.S. military official has issued her concern with this growing problem. According to Space.com, Lt. Gen. Susan Helms, commander of the U.S. Strategic Command's Joint Functional Component Command for Space, has asked other countries and the private sector to help track all this cosmic garbage. The U.S. currently keeps tabs on about 22,000 pieces of debris, but there is just too much of the stuff for one country to handle.

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Fresh Kills Still Kind of Stinky, at Least Metaphorically

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Back in the old days.
Ten years ago today, the Fresh Kills landfill accepted its last garbage barge, closing after 54 years as a favor from Rudy Guilani to Staten Island. The dump, "visible from space, taller than the Statue of Liberty and once the world's largest landfill," as WNYC puts it, was on the verge of transformation, ready to embrace the "fresh" in its name. That has not exactly happened. On the plus side, there have been improvements: Less stank, less pollution, happier people on the Island. And yet, as city officials will celebrate how far Fresh Kills has come, there are cons as well. Trash is like that. All is not, by definition, rosy.

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