Author Archive for: ‘Erika Watts’

Sleep Apnea Implant Approved by the FDA

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 50 and 70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders. While some people struggle with insomnia, others have difficulty resting at night because of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is described as a “potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts” by Mayo Clinic. Fortunately for people with this …

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Circus Accident Leaves Nine Performers Injured

Nine performers were injured in a horrifying circus accident at the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus’ Legends show in Providence, Rhode Island on Sunday. The accident happened during the show’s hair-hanging act; several acrobats were suspended up to 35 feet in the air when a platform collapsed, causing them to fall to the ground. According to WPRI, the …

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Gay Marriage: Arkansas Attorney General Backs Same-Sex Marriage, But Defends Ban

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel spoke out on gay marriage today and let everyone know that he believes in marriage equality. While having another politician that supports same-sex marriage should be a good thing from the gay rights perspective, McDaniel’s admission is pretty much meaningless, as the attorney general says he will continue to uphold his state’s ban on gay …

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Jerry Sandusky Fights to Receive State Pension

After being found guilty of 45 counts of sexual abuse pertaining to the Penn State scandal and being sentenced to at least 30 years in prison, former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky is fighting to have his state pension reinstated. Pennsylvania’s State Employees Retirement System (SERS) says that Sandusky forfeited his pension of $59,000 per year because of the nature of …

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Redskins Name: Harry Reid Wants NFL to Follow in NBA’s Footsteps, Ban Racist Name

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is making headlines for talking about racism again, but this time it has nothing to do with Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy. Instead, Reid says that the NFL should follow in the NBA’s footsteps and ban racism–this would include the Washington Redskins name, which Reid has long deemed racist. After audio of Los Angeles Clippers owner …

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Free Comic Book Day: Grab Some Freebies on Saturday

If you like free stuff and want the chance to start (or add to) a comic book collection, you can do so for zero cost on Free Comic Book Day. Free Comic Book Day is held the first Saturday in May, which puts us at May 3. The first Free Comic Book Day was held back in 2002, when comic …

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Internet Explorer Security Flaw Puts Users at Risk, Feds Say Switch Browsers

If, for some reason, you still use Internet Explorer to browse the web, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security advises that you switch to a different browser for the time being. A major security flaw was exposed in Microsoft Internet Explorer versions 6 through 11 that could allow hackers to take over your computer. The security flaw was discovered over …

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Rachael Rapraeger Admits to Falsifying Mammogram Reports

One of the scariest things for a woman is the possibility of getting breast cancer, which is why many women diligently check themselves for lumps at home each month and have regular mammogram screenings. Taking such preventative measures is great, unless you’re one of the hundreds of women that former technician Rachael Rapraeger victimized by falsifying their mammogram reports. That’s …

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Donald Sterling: Los Angeles Clippers Owner’s Racist Rant Angers Many

TMZ released an audio clip of a racist rant yesterday that was allegedly made by Donald Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. In the clip, which has outraged the masses, we hear a man telling a woman that he doesn’t want her to bring black people to any of his games or post photos of Magic Johnson on …

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Grumpy Cat Appears on American Idol; Is This A New Low for the Show?

Pretty much everyone knows that American Idol has experienced a significant drop off in ratings in recent years. With so many changes in the judging panel, being on the air for so long, and being upstaged by newer reality competition shows, the decreasing interest doesn’t come as much of a surprise. What might surprise you, however, is that Idol is …

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Missouri Execution: Fourth Inmate Executed in 2014

Death row inmate William Rousan was executed on Wednesday; the execution is the fourth for Missouri in 2014. Rousan was sentenced to death after being found guilty of murdering a couple in 1993. After being denied clemency by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon on Tuesday evening, 57-year-old William Rousan was put to death by lethal injection just after midnight on Wednesday. …

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Brittney Griner Says Baylor Kept Her in the Closet in New Book

While Baylor University certainly enjoyed Brittney Griner’s talents on the court, the former player claims that officials at the university told her to keep her sexual orientation a secret. Griner, who is now openly gay, wrote about her experience at Baylor in her new book In My Skin. Baylor University is a private Baptist college in Waco, Texas. Griner played …

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