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Facebook gives apps access to users' personal details

Facebook has announced that it will be allowing third party developers to access the addresses and phone numbers of the users if they download applications from these developers. The move has alarmed security experts and privacy advocates.

FDA allows Hillandale farms to sell eggs after recall

Hillandale Farms of New Hampton, one of the Iowa egg producers tied to the salmonella contamination that sickened thousands this summer, is open for business starting Monday, after the company adopted adequate measures to improve conditions and clean up its facilities.

Tyra Banks named in $3 million lawsuit

Atlanta -- A suit against U.S. television personality and model Tyra Banks says she featured a teenage girl on a show about sex addiction without parental permission.

In a lawsuit, Beverly McClendon, a licensed social worker, said her then 15-year-old daughter was flown to New York City ahead of her paid appearance on Banks' show "Tyra," without her consent, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

The girl answered an open call on Banks' Web site, and producers contacted her later and invited her to appear on the show, which has since ceased production.
In her $3 million suit, McClendon said she didn't know about her daughter's
television debut until it was too late.

Write-in candidate keeps Fla. busy

Tallahassee, Fla. -- While serial write-in candidate Josue Larose is a political unknown, the Florida Division of Elections says he has generated more paperwork than anyone else.

Larose, 29, of Deerfield Beach is waging a write-in campaign for governor after receiving seven votes in a special election last year for a state Senate seat, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Monday. He has also registered 340 political action committees and 40 political parties, including the American Noble Persons Political Party.

Jennifer Krell Davis, a spokeswoman for the state Division of Elections, said Larose has created more paperwork than any other single individual. He has also more than doubled the number of political parties registered in the state.

Police: Son-in-law tried to sell house

Hudson, Fla. -- Authorities in Florida said they arrested a man who allegedly tried to sell his wife's parents' home without their permission.

The Pasco County Sheriff's Office said Louis Dunbar, 28, collected $1,000 in payments for the Hudson home from June 16 to July 29, the St. Petersburg Times reported Thursday.

"The money was from the victim to the defendant to secure the residence for a final sale," the sheriff's office report states.

Dunbar was arrested and booked into the Pasco County jail on a charge of scheme to defraud. Bail was set at $10,000.

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Medical plane crash: farewell note found floating

In an unexpected finding, the wife of a doctor, who is missing and presumed dead after the fatal crash of medical plane Friday, says her husband wrote a goodbye note to loved ones seven minutes before their plane plummeted into Lake Michigan.