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Mounting sea levels a jolting shock for the East Coast!

Global warming has the whole world in a tizzy. The polar ice is melting at a speedy rate and gushing to the oceans forcing them to swell over. It’s a horrendous thought to be faced with flooding basements, traffic commotions, a general disarray to life activities.The government scientists report a fear that Boston may bear a lopsided and unbalanced brunt of the creeping sea levels. The U.S. Geological Survey yells a vigilant outlook for the East Coast as they scrutinize a 600 mile area along the East Coast.

Amazon apologizes for outage, promises credit

Following a data center outage last week, Inc.(AMZN) has apologized in a 6,000-word statement Friday.

MySpace fading out: 10mn users quit in one month

MySpace is declining and it's declining fast. Despite attempts to rejuvenate the social networking site, MySpace is losing users.

Google Just Dodged a Bullet

 Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) won't be getting its Groupon after all. The Chicago Tribune is reporting over the weekend that the market leader in social couponing is rebuffing Google's offer, reportedly in the $5 billion to $6 billion range.


Ford to Install Rearview Cameras by End of 2011

 Ford (NYSE: F) will complete the installation of rearview cameras on all Lincoln models by the end of 2011 to eliminate fatal blind zones, the carmaker said in a statement.


Microsoft Scores Some Points

 Microsoft's (Nasdaq: MSFT) Xbox 360 has been the hot console in recent months, but Mr. Softy isn't going to rest on his laurels. The world's leading software maker is rolling out Xbox Live Rewards, the platform's first loyalty rewards program.


Truck spills Jell-O, pudding onto road

Charles City, Iowa -- Authorities in Iowa said a semi-trailer veered off a county road and spilled 53 pallets of Jell-O and pudding cups into traffic.

The Floyd County Sheriff's Department said the semi left the road in the early hours Tuesday and the roof ripped open, spilling the snacks onto Rudd Park Road near the intersection with Highway 27, The (Mason City) Globe-Gazette reported Wednesday.

The driver, Eric Young, 39, of Charleston, S.C., and passenger
Martin Brandon, 32, of Bridgeport, Conn., received treatment for minor injuries.

The sheriff's department said crews spent about three hours cleaning the Jell-O and pudding from the road. Damage to the semi was estimated at $50,000.

Patriot's Brady in traffic collision

Boston -- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was involved in a traffic collision that left an occupant of the other vehicle unconscious, authorities said.

Firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to free the passenger in a minivan involved with Brady's Audi in the Thursday morning accident, the Boston Herald reported.

The man extricated from the van was conscious by the time he was taken into the ambulance, witnesses said.

Brady refused treatment at the scene and was reportedly on his way to Gillette Stadium for practice, a team source said.

Emergency Medical Services personnel transported one person to a hospital, spokeswoman Jennifer Mehigan said.

Strike slows commuting in London

London -- Maintenance workers at London Underground went on strike Tuesday, bottling up commuter traffic in the British capital to protest job cuts, a union leader said.

The British Broadcasting Corp. quoted Bob Crow, general secretary of the Rail, Maritime, and Transport union, as saying, "The message to the mayor and his transport officials is clear: Stop playing fast and loose with safety, stop the drive towards unstaffed stations, drop the threat of these lethal cuts and start meaningful talks on a safe and secure future for the London Tube system."

Pig wanders Fla. neighborhood

Panama City, Fla. -- Residents of a Florida neighborhood said a pig has been spotted wandering through traffic in the area.

Locals in the Bunker's Cove neighborhood of Panama City said the pig, which has been spotted taking daily 6 a.m. walks and was blamed for a Saturday traffic jam, does not appear to be the "Cove Pig" that was spotted repeatedly during the course of several months last year, the Panama City News Herald reported Tuesday.

Charlotte Bailey, owner of Baileys Service Station, said she spotted the pig during the Saturday traffic jam outside of her business. She said the pig appeared feral and she estimated it weighed 15 pounds.