Conjoined twins nearing milestone
Ohio brothers hoping to be recognized later this year as the world's oldest conjoined twins plan to celebrate Saturday as they hit a milestone they've been looking forward to for years. Donnie and Ronnie Galyon of Beavercreek will be 62 years, 8 months and 7 days old, and they'll have outlived Eng and Chang Bunker, the famous 19th century "Siamese Twins." "They are talking about it constantly, day in and day out," their younger brother, Jim Galyon, told the Dayton Daily News as he planned a celebratory block party. "They've been marking their calendar off every day, counting down to the day, so it's a huge life event for Donnie and Ronnie." What they really want, though, is recognition from Guinness World Records. That could happen in October, when they would turn 63 and pass the record held by conjoined twins from Italy.
KFC donation going to foundation
The family who says their 3-year-old girl was asked to leave a KFC restaurant because her scars disturbed customers won't directly accept a $30,000 donation but instead wants the money given to the foundation of a doctor who will work on her face, according to an attorney's statement. "KFC is invited to make a donation to the Frank Stile foundation," Bill Kellum said in a statement. Stile is a Las Vegas physician who has offered to donate his services to work on Victoria Wilcher's face, scarred from a pit bull mauling.
RNC protesters get more than $185K
Four people arrested at an anti-war march during the 2004 Republican National Convention have been awarded $185,000 in the first trial stemming from lawsuits over protest arrests surrounding the GOP gathering. Coming about six months after New York reached an $18 million settlement with about 1,800 other RNC protesters, Wednesday's federal jury verdict caps a lingering chapter in the legal saga that followed the arrests.
By the Numbers
41M The estimated number of Americans expected to travel 50 miles or more this Independence Day weekend — up 2 percent from last year, according to auto club AAA. About 85 percent will be traveling by car.