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People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed, never …

People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed, never throw out anyone. Audrey Hepburn


DealBook: Top Bitcoin Proponent to Plead Guilty to Federal Charge

Charles Shrem, a leading backer of Bitcoin, is to plead to one federal count of aiding and abetting an unlicensed money transmitting business.


Suri Cruise Is Reunited With Lost Dog

What could be worse for a child than losing her puppy, especially in a city as big as Los Angeles. Suri’s mom, Katie Holmes, took Suri to the Studio City Sanctuary animal shelter, in Los Angeles.

Suri adopted a little dog name Honey and has only had her new pooch for about two weeks.

Unfortunately, Honey and Suri were separated and poor little Suri was looking everywhere for her lost pup. Suri and Honey were outside swimming together in their pool on Sunday when Katie and Suri decided to go visit a friend.

When they returned home they found the gate open and Honey gone. They believe that they forgot to put her collar on her and that she escaped a short time after they left the home.

Katie and Suri spent the whole week searching for Honey and even made flyers and distributed them all over the city. They were hoping that someone has seen Honey or would recognize her and return her to Suri.

They even offered a $1000 reward for her safe return.

Honey is a tan Chihuahua who named Maple while at the animal shelter. Suri and Katie call her Honey, she goes by either name or Maple Honey.

Luckily, Katie and Suri’s hard work paid off and Suri was reunited with Honey on Friday.

Suri Cruise’s lost dog has been found!!

— TMZ (@TMZ) August 30, 2014

The rescue agency, Lucky Puppy Rescue and Retail, helped organize search parties to find the missing dog and posted on their Facebook page that Honey had been found safe.

“Maple/ Honey is safe and sound and in good spirits! Thank you to everyone for your concern and your help is greatly appreciated! Woo hoo!!!!” the Facebook post said.

Honey was micro chipped, so was she was taken to a rescue, it was easy for them to tell who she belonged to. The identity of the person who found her was not available and it is not known if anyone claimed the reward.



Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson: Fake or the Real Deal?

When James Welborn set of for a solo canoe trip down the Mississippi River, he plotted stops along the way. One stop he was intent on making was in West Monroe, Louisiana, home of Phil Robertson and the Duck Dynasty clan.

But Welborn didn’t want to just drop in at Duck Commander headquarters. He wanted to attend the Sunday morning Bible study class that Phil Robertson teaches at his church.

“The secretary of the church told me over the phone that if I get there early, I could get a front row seat and Phil would shake my hand,” Welborn said. “I knew he wouldn’t spend much time talking with each person, so I wrote Phil a note.”

Welborn stepped up and handed Robertson the note.

“He then looked up and said to the whole class, ‘Now here is a brother who wants to be here,’” Welborn said.

Robertson read the note to the 200-plus group assembled there.

“Dear Phil, I am canoeing the entire Mississippi River. I started May 25, 2014, at Lake Itasca, Minnesota. I graduated high school nine days before that. Along the way, I have been trying to get in touch with you. I know you are extremely busy, but if you are willing, I was wondering if I could take you out to lunch after church.”

Robertson told Welborn that he would not go out to lunch with him. But he would take him to his home for lunch. “After all, you’re looking a little wiry,” he said.

Welborn says that Robertson is pretty much as authentic as it gets, despite rumors that Duck Dynasty is scripted or that the entire look and behavior of the Robertson clan is engineered.

“They are exactly what you see on TV,” Welborn said. “All the mannerisms, how he speaks, what’s he’s about — he’s exactly the same. It was awesome.”

When Welborn and Robertson parted, the Duck Commander told him, “Keep your canoe afloat and watch out for the gators.”


Interactive Push Notifications Debut

Urban Airship solution will free in-app marketers to move beyond the standard options of “open” or “ignore.”


When sorrows come, they come not single spies, But in battalions. …

When sorrows come, they come not single spies, But in battalions. William Shakespeare Greatest English dramatist & poet (1564 – 1616)


Russian rouble falls to new low

The Russian rouble falls to a record low against the dollar as investors fear further sanctions against the nation.


Chief Executive of Rovio, Maker of Angry Birds Game, to Step Down

The move by Mikael Hed comes as the Finnish company struggles to respond to an increasing trend toward so-called freemium games.