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Erin Hall is a writer from Northern Kentucky. She likes candymaking, needlecrafts, words and the music of Bob Dylan. Follow her on Twitter, Pinterest, or Google+.
South Korean Ship Sinks Into Freezing Waters

A South Korean passenger ferry sunk into the freezing waters off the nation’s southwest coast on Wednesday, according to

Boston Marathon 2014 Safety Plan Unveiled

As April 15th approaches, we as a nation recall with sorrow last year’s Boston Marathon bombings, which killed three and injured over two hundred others. This year, Boston city officials are strengthening security presence and introducing more strident safety measures …

Simon Cowell Receives Apology for “Talent” Tackling

Simon Cowell has been enjoying a respite from attacks on his person since literally getting egged by Natalie Holt in 2013. Sure, 2014 has not been off to a wholly terrific start for the famously critical judge. Fox canceled his …

1989 NYC Murder Conviction Overturned Tuesday

After 25 years in prison, Jonathan Fleming walked free after being wrongfully convicted of murder in 1989, reports the Associated Press via Yahoo!. Fleming was convicted in 1989 of Darryl “Black” Rush’s murder. Rush was shot in Brooklyn during an …

Lululemon Lawsuit: Athletic Clothier Catches A Break Lululemon Lawsuit: Athletic Clothier Catches A Break

Lululemon Athletica has suffered a lot of bad press over the past year. Scarcely over a year ago, complaints started cropping up about the quality of their black Luon yoga pants. Namely, the pants became embarrassingly sheer when worn. The …

Mahmoud Abbas and John Kerry Talk Canceled

Secretary of State John Kerry canceled a talk planned for today with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, according to The New York Times. The meeting would have extended negotiations set to expire April 29th into 2015. It seems Kerry canceled …

Mendeecees Harris: “Love & Hip Hop” Star Out on Bail

Love & Hip Hop reality star Mendeecees Harris was released from jail yesterday on a $600,000 bond package, according to Democrat & Chronicle. He has been in jail since January 2013. Harris is suspected of being involved with a New …

Sara Bareilles, VH1 Partner to Provide Pianos

Sara Bareilles of “Brave” fame and VH1 Save the Music Foundation have partnered up to provide pianos to deserving schools. The grant program, Keys + Kids, will provide ten schools with piano packages full of musical equipment. The grant is …

Christina Aguilera Pregnant with a Girl

A week after their romantic Valentine’s day engagement, Christina Aguilera announced she is expecting a baby with her new fiancĂ© Matthew Rutler. Rutler and Aguilera met while filming Burlesque, where Aguilera showed off her acting skills and Rutler worked as …

James Roday Talks About the End of “Psych”

USA’s psychic detetctive comedy Psych ended its eight-season run on Wednesday. Psych features fake-psychic Shawn Spencer (James Roday) and his long-suffering bestfriend Burton “Gus” Guster (DulĂ© Hill) solving crimes with the Santa Barbara police. Shawn solves crimes using the observation …

Robin Roberts Will Guest Judge on “Dancing”

It has been an eventful few months for Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts. In December, she introduced the world to her girlfriend, Amber Laign. In February, she co-hosted Red Carpet Live. And now, Dancing with the Stars judges announced, …

Mumps Outbreak Spreads Outside OSU Campus

The recent mumps outbreak on The Ohio State University’s campus has officially spilled into the general Franklin County area. Twenty-eight cases of mumps were documented in Columbus since the beginning of February, but had previously been limited to OSU students …

Kevin Sorbo Plays Atheist Prof in “God’s Not Dead”

Most people know Kevin Sorbo as the title character from Hercules and the dashing captain of the starship Andromeda. He is a fixture at comic-cons across the nation for those roles. But, despite his still-bustling acting career, many fans are …

Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Trial Shows Statins Help

A two-year, 140-participant clinical trial has some good news for sufferers of multiple sclerosis and their loved ones. Multiple sclerosis is a debilitating disease that destroys the myelin sheaths of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. It results …

Rooney Mara Casting as Tiger Lily Sparks Controversy

Actress Rooney Mara is no stranger to the dust-up that inevitably occurs after a film adaptation of a novel announces its cast list. Her role as Lisbeth Salander in the American adaptations of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo subjected …

Janet Yellen’s First Press Conference Goes Awry

Recently confirmed Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen held her first press conference and Federal Open Market Committee meeting on Wednesday. In general the meeting went over well, except for some confusion about the fate of the Fed’s low short-term interest …

Mumps Outbreak at OSU Renews Prevention Discussion

Mumps continues to make a comeback this year, recently hitting Ohio State University after making the rounds at Fordham University last month. The number of infections in reports steadily increased: 11, then 13, 23, and finally 28. Victims included students …

Maria Menounos, Extra Host, On 40 Pound Weight Loss

Maria Menounos, beautiful host of Extra, has recently appeared on the cover of Ladies’ Home Journal. She tells them about how she lost forty pounds in a year. Forty pounds! That is nearly the size of a toddler or approximately …

Tony Benn Dead at 88, Britain Mourns

Tony Benn, renowned British leftist politician, died Friday at the age of 88, surrounded by loving family. Benn is commonly known for renouncing his family title, or hereditary peerage, in order to retain his seat in the House of Commons. …

Kitty Genovese: Author Kevin Cook Sheds New Light

This Thursday, March 13th marks the fiftieth anniversary of the horrifying murder and rape of Kitty Genovese that rocked New York City in 1964. Many can recall with revulsion the opening line of The New York Times article that brought …