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Jewcy Zeitgeist: Kennedy Matriarch Dies, Massive Gem Heist, and ZOMG SHARKZ!

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order:   A typhoon has hit Taiwan, leaving hundreds missing. Sixty-two people are dead. A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to 22.5 years in prison after plotting to have a hit man kill his … Read More

By / August 11, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order:


  • It’s a boy! Former American Idol contestant Jennifer Hudson has given birth to a healthy baby boy, even though she never confirmed reports that she was pregnant. David Daniel Otunga, Jr. was 7 pounds, 4 ounces.
  • This sounds like movie material: an armed gang was able to pull off the biggest gem heist in British history after thieving more than 40 million pounds worth of jewels from a London jeweler. In all, 43 items were stolen.
  • Eunice Kennedy Shriver, sister of President Kennedy, has passed away at the age of 88. Several strokes over the past year had left her struggling with illness.
  • Rut-roh! A shark sighting in Marin County, California has left a three-mile stretch of Stinson Beach closed.