Bret Michaels in critical condition

Bret Michaels, lead singer of Poison and reality television personality, is in critical condition after a brain hemorrhage Thursday.

His official website had this statement Sunday: "Everyone at Michaels Entertainment would like to thank all fans and friends for their continued thoughts and prayers through this difficult time." Entertainment Weekly reported.

MSNBC reported that Michaels told his fans that he wasn't feeling "100 percent" the day before the hemorrhage.

Michaels' rep said that they are still awaiting tests to determine the source.

Six teens killed in crash near Cambridge

A 16-year-old who earned her license earlier this month was involved in a head-on collision Sunday, killing four other passengers in her car and an additional two people. Police say alcohol may have been involved.

The accident happened around 2:40 a.m.

According to the Star Tribune, three passengers were not wearing seatbelts and it is likely that the fourth passenger also was not wearing one.

A State Patrol accident reconstructionist called the crash "the worst he's ever seen in his life," said patrol spokesman Lt. Eric Roeske.

Kare 11 reported that this accident was one of a series of accidents over the weekend that killed teenagers.

Jury verdict reached in Boy Scouts of America Case

A jury found the Boy Scouts of America liable for the sexual assault of a 12-year-old boy over 25 years ago, slapping them with $18.5 million in damages.

According to CNN, there were six men suing the organization over allegations of sexual abuse.

Attorney Kerry Clark claimed the Boy Scouts of America was aware of the abuse by scoutleader Timur Dykes, now 53.

The organization was going to dispute the allegations, insisting they have always stood against abuse, the BBC reported.

"This is by far the biggest award against the Scouts for sex abuse, probably by several times," said Patrick Boyle, editor of the Youth Today newspaper and author of a book about sex abuse within the Boy Scouts of America.

Under state law, the victims will not be completely compensated because 60 percent of the money must go to the state crime victims' fund.


Diamonds are running out, according to De Beers

De Beers, the worlds largest miner of diamonds, believes the world's supply is running out and is reducing production in an attempt to extend the life of their mines.

CNN reported that rough diamond prices could rise 5 percent per year for the next five years, according to Des Kilalea, analyst at RBC Capital Markets.

De Beers expects a new Asian demand for diamonds, depleting the mines.

According to the Telegraph, De Beers produced about 48m carats in 2008 and will reduce that to 40m carats in 2011.

In the last two decades, the diamond industry has not been able to find any more mines as plentiful as the two largest mines in Africa, both owned by De Beers.

De Beers accounts for about 40 percent of the world's diamond sales.

Steven Seagal in the middle of harrassment problems

Actor Steven Seagal has been accused of sex trafficking and sexual harassment.

According to the New York Daily News, Kayden Nguyen was the first to come forward.

Now, other women are coming forward.

The Boston Herald reported that his reality show has been stopped in the midst of the scandal.

Husband kills wife then himself in Columbia Heights

A man shot and killed his wife before shooting himself Saturday in a murder-suicide that happened in broad daylight in Columbia Heights, police said.

According to a relative, the wife was planning on leaving the husband.

The Star Tribune reported that police found the two bodies in the parking lot of Asia Chow Mein.

Next to the woman's body, police found a pet carrier with a cat inside, unharmed.

Police have not officially identified the victims, but public records say they are Jozef Franz Tomasovic, 66, and Natalia Jurjevna Tomasovic, 55.

The Pioneer Press reported that their home had a "for sale" sign in the front yard.

Tom Petters' Wayzata home sold

The home formerly belonging to convicted businessman Tom Petters was sold for $5 million.

According to Kare 11, the home was originally listed for $8.2 million and has seven bedrooms and 9,400 square feet.

KSTP reported that if the court appointed receiver can close the deal by April 30th, a couple will get the house.

The house sits on Lake Minnetonka.

The proceeds may be used to pay back the victims of Petters' Ponzi scheme.

Six airlines not charging a carry-on fee

Delta, Sun Country, and four other airlines will not be following the footsteps of Spirit Airlines by charging passengers for carry-on bags.

According to the Star Tribune, Florida-based Spirit Airlines will be charging passengers up to $45 for carry-on luggage.

"We don't think it's fair to impose that on a passenger for a carry-on bag," said Sun Country spokeswoman Wendy Blackshaw.

Delta, Sun Country, American, JetBlue, United and US Air all offered commitments over the weekend to seven senators saying they would not impose carry-on fees.

NPR reported that this decision was made even though a few of the airlines are expected to report first-quarter losses due to big expenses.

"We believe it is something that's important to our customers and they value, and we will continue making that available to them at no charge," American Airlines spokesman Roger Frizzell said.

However, although there will be no carry-on fees, airlines may need to increase prices in other areas to make up for lost money.

Abducted peacekeepers in Darfur 'ok' and in good health

Four South African police advisers who were abducted are in "good shape" and officials are negotiating terms of their release, the peacekeeping mission in Darfur confirmed Friday.

According to the Associated Press, the United Nations-African Union mission, or UNAMID, talked to the advisers on the telephone and confirmed they are ok.

However, the spokesman said they would be happier if they were released soon unharmed.

The advisers had not been heard from since Sunday.

The AFP reported that a Darfur group calling itself the People's Democratic Struggle Movement had a member who claimed responsibility for the kidnapping.

"We want one billion Sudanese pounds (400,000 dollars) but that is not the most important. We want to show the international community that security conditions in Darfur do not allow for elections," Ibrahim al-Dukki told AFP.

The kidnapping came as Sudan was preparing for their first competitive elections in over two decades.

Women arrested for trying to smuggle corpes on airplane

Two women were arrested at a British airport on charges of trying to smuggle a dead relative onto an airplane bound for Germany.

According to the Montreal Gazette, the 91-year-old man was wheeled through the airport in a wheelchair wearing sunglasses.

OneIndia reported that the two women were apprehended because they did not have a notification of his death.

"At 11 a.m. on Saturday 3 April 2010, police at Liverpool John Lennon airport were alerted to the death of a 91-year-old man in the terminal building," police said in a statement.

The cause of death of the man is unknown.