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"No. 1 NFL Draft Picks" History

"No. 1 NFL Draft Picks" History - The best No. 1 NFL Draft Picks in history is said to be Bruce Smith from the Buffalo Bills in 1985. He is said to be one of the most creative pass rushers and was feared, although he never did win a Super Bowl championship. The next best was Peyton Manning from the Indianapolis Colts in 1998. When he was signed to the team they knew that he was going to be good, but he shocked us all when he re-wrote the record books. Yahoo has the top five best picks in history.

There have certainly been a few bad picks as well, but where do we start? David Carr from the Houston Texans in 2002 is one that springs to mind. He was not a solid quarterback, and was a mistake, which is why he was often left as a backup. Next up we have JaMarcus Russell from the Oakland Raiders in 2007. He was used to playing the old style by going long and deep, but the game had changed, and he was unable to adapt. For more details on the worst No.1 NFL Draft Picks visit Yahoo S…

Loughner Medical Records

Loughner Medical Records - The judge in the Jared Loughner case on Wednesday ordered that Loughner's medical records be produced for a court-ordered psychological evaluator, over the objections of Loughner's defense attorney.

Loughner, the suspect in the Jan. 8 shootings outside Tucson that killed six and wounded 13, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, is undergoing psychological evaluation in a government hospital in Missouri to determine if he is competent to stand trial.

Loughner is charged with 49 federal felonies stemming from the shooting spree.

On April 8, federal prosecutors asked that a psychologist examining Loughner, Dr. Christina Pietz, be provided records from Loughner's pediatrician and from two emergency room visits, one after Loughner showed up for high school classes intoxicated.

Judy Clarke, Loughner's lead defense attorney, objected, asking the court and prosecutors to guarantee that the information would not be made public or used against Loughn…

Boys Excavator Bulldozer

Boys Excavator Bulldozer - Police say a pair of boys, aged 12 and 9, used a stolen excavator to destroy a $150,000 bulldozer at a strip mine in Pennsylvania.

The excavator was used to "flip over and smash" a Caterpillar bulldozer sometime Thursday night at Mable Hill strip mine in Mononghela Township. The boys also sprayed 10 fire extinguishers inside the cabs of the machinery, and tossed rocks through windows of equipment, according to a report from Pennsylvania State Police.

Total damage is estimated at $164,000.

The 12-year-old, from Dilliner, Pa., is charged with criminal mischief. The 9-year-old boy was not charged.

Boys Excavator Bulldozer

Steering Wheels are Nine Times Dirtier than Public Toilet Seats

Steering Wheels are Nine Times Dirtier than Public Toilet Seats - A recent study focused on steering wheels shows that these things are up to nine times dirtier as compared to a public toilet seat, according to researchers from Queen Mary University in London.

The results of the study are frightening, as researchers found out that up to 700 bacteria live on each square inch of a steering wheel, compared to only 80 bacteria found on an ordinary toilet seat.

Dr. Ron Cutler, Director of biomedical science at Queen Mary University, said that one of the most spread bacteria found in car interiors is “bacillus cereus”. This bacteria can cause food intoxication and it is found mostly in pasta, potatoes and rice.

“While most of the bacteria were unlikely to cause health problems, some cars were found to play host to a number of potentially harmful bacterial species,” explains Dr Cutler.

“Most people clean their homes but many are neglecting to clean their cars and are driving around in vehic…

Samantha Ronson Accident

Samantha Ronson Accident - Samantha Ronson is nursing some wounds, after the celebrity DJ got into a bike accident on Saturday. Posting a photo of herself on Twitter, Lindsay Lohan's sometimes-girlfriend showed off two black eyes and other facial bruises.

"Wear a helmet kids!!!" she wrote on Monday. "Let this be a lesson... if you have a driver's license you probably don't need to be on a bmx bike."

Responding to the many Twitter followers who expressed their concern, Ronson, who got nine stitches after attempting to avoid a car on her way home, tried to put them at ease.

"You should see what I looked like on Saturday," she wrote.

But even with a banged up face (and some pain meds), Ronson is managing to keep her sense of humor in tact.

"Just a little uglier than usual," she posted, with a smiley face. "Other than that, Vicodin is handling the rest."

Samantha Ronson Accident

Kim Kardashian Cosmo Cover Upset

Kim Kardashian Cosmo Cover Upset - Kim Kardashian is reportedly fairly upset that her picture ended up on the cover of Turkish ‘Cosmopolitan.’

The reality TV star is allegedly upset because the country is believed to have committed genocide against Armenians, states TMZ. Kim did do the international photo shoot for various magazines published by ‘Cosmo,’ but the Turkey magazine was reportedly not on the list.

Kim would reportedly have never allowed her image to be used on that magazine, but she wasn’t aware it was included.

Kim Kardashian Cosmo Cover Upset

Pia Toscano CD

Pia Toscano CD - Just days after getting voted off 'American Idol' in shocking fashion, songstress Pia Toscano reportedly snapped up a record deal with Interscope Records, but sources tell me nothing has been signed as management looks into whether 19 Entertainment will allow her to release anything at all.

"When you compete on 'Idol,' you must sign one of the strictest contracts in the business," a former 'AI' contestant tells me. "Not only does 'Idol' own you for the entire show and live tour that follows, it also controls everything you can do professionally for a long period after that."

That means that 19 Entertainment has first crack at every artist.

Pia's rep told E! News over the weekend that all the talk about a done deal is "all rumor," but it's completely true that Interscope has big plans for the Queens native, if only they can get their hands on her.

As previously reported, Interscope is already calling…

Scream 4 Red Carpet

Scream 4 Red Carpet - Scream 4 finally hits theaters this Friday (you can read all about the horror flick in this week’s EW cover story) but a batch of celebrities, including stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette, will be watching the flick at tonight’s big Hollywood premiere at the famous Grauman’s Chinese Theater. “The great thing about these Scream films,” Cox tells EW, “is that they’re scary, but you get to know these characters that you don’t typically get to know in a horror film. They’re people you’re interested in.”

Sad you didn’t get a ticket to the red-carpet event? Don’t be! You can still watch all of the Scream 4 arrivals (expected guests include Scream alums Jamie Kennedy and Matthew Lillard, along with actors Joel McHale and Busy Phillips) right here on EW.com! We’ll be streaming the premiere live, beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET (6:30 p.m. PT). Try not to scream…with excitement! Check out the video below:

Scream 4 Red Carpet

Porcupines Public Enemy

Porcupines Public Enemy - Pennsylvania hunting regulators say it's time to stick it to porcupines.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission is poised to declare open season on the slow-moving, razor-sharp rodents on Tuesday, citing complaints of property damage from residents.

Other states allow porcupine hunting. In Pennsylvania, porcupines are listed as a protected species but can be killed by residents if they're causing property damage.

Commission member Dave Putnam tells The Philadelphia Inquirer the proposal would offer residents the clear assurance they can kill troublesome porcupines. He says the animals damage log cabins and have been known to nibble on vehicle brake lines.

Some animal welfare groups question the plan.

Porcupines Public Enemy