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Scoreboard Roundup - 8/30/14


Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NCAAF: (1) Florida State 37 (1-0) - Oklahoma State 31 (0-1)

(2) Alabama 33 (1-0) - West Virginia 23 (0-1)

(4) Oklahoma 48 (1-0) - Louisiana Tech 16 (0-1)

(5) Ohio State 34 (1-0) - Navy 17 (0-1)

(6) Auburn 45 (1-0) - Arkansas 21 (0-1)

(7) UCLA 28 (1-0) - Virginia 20 (0-1)

(11) Stanford 45 (1-0) - UC Davis 0 (0-1)

(12) Georgia 45 (1-0) - (16) Clemson 21 (0-1)

(17) Notre Dame 48 (1-0) - Rice 17 (0-1)

(20) Kansas State 55 (1-0) - SF Austin 16 (0-1)

(22) Nebraska 55 (1-0) - Florida International 7 (0-1)

(23) North Carolina 56 (1-0) - Liberty 29 (0-1)

(24) Missouri 38 (1-0) - South Dakota State 18 (0-1)

MLB: Chicago White Sox 6 (61-74) - Detroit Tigers 3 (73-61) - Game 1

Detroit Tigers 8 (74-61) - Chicago White Sox 4 (61-75) - Game 2

Chicago Cubs 5 (61-74) - St. Louis Cardinals 1 (71-63) - Game 1

St. Louis Cardinals 13 (72-63) - Chicago Cubs 2 (61-75) - Game 2

Toronto Blue Jays 2 (68-67) - New York Yankees 0 (70-64)

Pittsburgh Pirates 3 (71-64) - Cincinnati Reds 2 (65-71)

Tampa Bay Rays 7 (66-70) - Boston Red Sox 0 (59-76)

Philadelphia Phillies 7 (62-73) - New York Mets 2 (63-73)

Houston Astros 2 (58-79) - Texas Rangers 0 (53-82)

Miami Marlins 4 (66-68) - Atlanta Braves 0 (71-65)

Baltimore Orioles 3 (78-56) - Minnesota Twins 2 (59-76)

Colorado Rockies 2 (54-81) - Arizona Diamondbacks 0 (56-79)

San Diego Padres 2 (64-70) - Los Angeles Dodgers 1 (76-60) - 10 Innings

San Francisco Giants 3 (73-62) - Milwaukee Brewers 1 (73-62)

Los Angeles Angels 2 (82-53) - Oakland Athletics 0 (78-57)

Washington Nationals 3 (77-57) - Seattle Mariners 1 (72-62)

Cleveland Indians 3 (70-64) - Kansas City Royals 2 (74-61) -11 Innings

NASCAR Nationwide Series: Kevin Harvick wins the Great Clips 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway

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Human Skull Donated to Texas Goodwill Store


(iStock Editorial) Credit: dbdurden(AUSTIN, Texas) -- Police in Austin, Texas, are investigating an unusual donation to a local Goodwill store: a human skull.

While odd, police do not believe the skull was the result of a crime. Instead, they told ABC News affiliate KVUE-TV that they believe the skull may have been part of someone's private collection.

"We think it was probably something that belonged to the person who donated it, to a relative of the person who donated it and it was part of a collection or an anatomical model," said Austin police detective Derek Israel. "It could have been something that was kept by someone who was a student of anthropology, a student of medicine, dentistry, any of those things."

Police are looking to talk to whoever donated the item last month. Similar skulls are often used in medical settings or medical schools.

The Travis County Medical Examiner's office has determined the skull is from an adult who likely died two years ago, according to KVUE-TV. Other information about the skull, including sex or race, wasn't released.

Although unusual, the donation has not fazed everyone at the Goodwill store.

"We have gotten prosthetic limbs. We have gotten Rolex watches. We have gotten Krugerrands," Traci Berry, who works at the store, told KVUE. "Our donations run the gamut."

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California Passes Plastic Bag Ban


iStock/Thinkstock(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- California lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would make California the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic grocery bags.

State lawmakers okayed the bill Friday after protections were added for plastic bag manufacturers.

The measure makes plastic bags illegal statewide at grocery stores and large pharmacies. It includes $2 million in loans to help manufacturers shift to producing reusable bags and lets grocers charge $0.10 each for paper and reusable plastic.

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Why Jessa Duggar Wants to Plan Out Her First Kiss With Ben Seewald


TLC(NEW YORK) -- Like her sister Jill, Jessa Duggar is waiting for her wedding to have her first kiss with her fiancé.

To say they're excited would be an understatement.

"We're really looking forward to the first kiss!" she told ABC News. "We're talking about it -- what if we miss or mess up? We're gonna have to plan this out or something!"

Duggar, 21, announced her engagement to Ben Seewald, 19, earlier this month. It will be documented on 19 Kids & Counting, her family's reality TV show, which premieres on Sept. 2 at 9/8 p.m. CT on TLC. Fans will also get to see Duggar plan her wedding, which she promises will differ from her Jill's nuptials this past June. 

"The guest list is pretty big, but not as big as my sisters" she said. "My list is a little smaller [than Jill's was], but then Ben's guest list is bigger Derick's. It will be another Duggar-sized wedding!"

The reality TV star said that she and her future husband hope to tie the knot this fall or winter. They've already begun thinking about their color scheme (no, nothing has been chosen yet) and who they'd like to tap to be their bridesmaids and groomsmen (yes, their families will be involved).

However, both Duggar and Seewald are focused on making sure that their wedding is cost efficient and are considering re-using Jill's decorations and flower girl dresses.

"We're gonna go really simple with a lot of our food and even flowers and that type of stuff. People spend so much on flowers, it’s outrageous!" Duggar said. "I'll go to the grocery and buy flowers! I don't know how many flowers we'll have in nature if it's cold outside but I was like, 'How about we just go pick [some]?'"

"We want to have a nice wedding that everyone will enjoy but at the same time, we'd like to push our budget more toward our honeymoon because that’s our time together," added Seewald, who said that TLC will also document some of their getaway. "That’s our first few weeks together."

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Locust Swarm Descends Upon Madagascar's Capital


iStock/Thinkstock(ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar) -- A swarm of millions of locusts descended upon Madagascar's capital of Antananarivo on Thursday, slowing traffic and blotting out the skies over the city.

Fully-formed clouds of the insects, which have plagued the African nation for more than two years, whizzed through the city's streets after an urban heat wave attracted the bugs away from their usual rural surroundings.

"It reminds us of the 10 plagues of Egypt," said Ronald Miller, a missionary working in Madagascar with his family.

The current plague began in April 2012, leading to a national disaster declaration in Madagascar in November of that year, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

The island nation's government announced a three-year emergency plan in September 2013, when the locusts threatened food security of more than 13 million people, almost 60 percent of Madagascar's population.

FAO officer Annie Monard told Voice of America that the locust swarms in the city were caused by unusually high temperatures, not a new surge in the pest population. So far, the FAO and Madagascar's government have succeeded in controlling the pests in over 4,600 square miles of agricultural land. Madagascar's emergency plan will continue until 2016 and is expected to cost more than $41 million.

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The Latest Bridal Trend: Renting Your Gown


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- For traditional brides, "carrying something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue" has long been a way of inviting good fortune and prosperity into a marriage. But what if the borrowed something is the big white dress?

A host of new retail outlets are offering all of the glitz and glamour of a fairy tale wedding gown experience, but with a return-by date akin to Cinderella's famous midnight curfew.

Ladies and gentleman, you may now rent the bridal gown.

"When we recently launched Little White Dress rentals for brides, we received orders for events the next day," said Kelsey Doorey, whose new e-retail site Vow to Be Chic, launched with rentals for bridesmaids and then quickly expanded its offerings. "It's clear that women are looking for ways to make the experience more affordable and convenient without sacrificing style or dress quality."

Popular designers featured on the Vow to be Chic site include Jenny Yoo, Nicole Miller, Jill Jill Stuart, Tadashi Shoji, Watters, Theia, Joanna August, LulaKate, Alvina Valenta, Jim Hjelm and Swoon.

And it's not alone in its business model.

With an increasing number of women shifting away from preserving gowns for family heirlooms, many of today's brides are more interested in saving some money on the way from the boutique to the chapel.

Longstanding designer rental website Rent the Runway, which offers 4- and 8-day rentals of upscale gowns by designers ranging from Badgley Mischka to Monique Lhiullier, recently debuted a bridal category after its brick-and-mortar store in the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas saw a steady stream of women shopping for their wedding day.

"I think some women value the experience over the ownership of their gown," said a representative for Rent the Runway. "If they already use Spotify or Uber, services where you’re not necessarily owning something versus experiencing it, they will also feel comfortable with renting a wedding gown."

Plus, the savings of renting are not insignificant.

A sleek, long-sleeved, cocktail-length wedding dress by Dsquared that would normally retail for approximately $830 can be rented for $125 on Rent the Runway. And at Washington, D.C.-based bridal rental atelier Borrowing Magnolia, a Jenny Packham "Aspen Gown" featuring a draping silhouette, meticulous bead work and an illusion lace back that would typically sell for $5,000 before alterations, can be rented for $1,250.

Those discounts leave lots of funds still in the wedding budget for food, music or other desirable decor elements. And if your groom isn't planning to keep his morning jacket, proponents say there's no reason why his betrothed can't follow suit with her tulle.

"Guys have been renting tuxes forever," Doorey told ABC News. "It finally dawned on me: Why can't women enjoy the same concept?"

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Kraft Recalls 8,000 Cases of American Singles Cheese Slices


Kraft News Center(NEW YORK) -- Kraft is voluntarily recalling 8,000 cases of its American Singles cheese slices.

The company says a supplier did not store an ingredient according to the company's temperature standards which could lead to premature spoilage and food borne illness. The packages have "Best When Used By" dates of February 20, 2015 and February 21, 2015.

There have been no reports of illness.

Consumers who return the recalled Kraft cheese slices will receive full refunds.

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