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Kathy Karadza is a contributing writer for WebProNews. Follow Kathy on Twitter @KathyKaradza and/or StumbleUpon at Kathy_K.
‘Doctor Zhivago’ Used by CIA as Propaganda Tool, Book Reveals

The CIA praised Boris Pasternak’s novel, Doctor Zhivago, not necessarily because of its literary merits, but because the agency saw it as a propaganda tool during the Cold War, the Washington Post reported Saturday. The U.S. intelligence agency viewed Pasternak’s novel as a …

Mormon Women Turned Away From All-Male Priesthood Meeting

Hundreds of Mormon women who want ecclesiastical equality were denied admittance to a male-only session of their faith’s spring conference on Saturday in Salt Lake City, Utah, in their bid for the ordination of females into the lay priesthood. Members …

Chicken Nugget Recall of Tyson Foods Product Sold at Sam’s Club

Tyson Foods has recalled 75,320 pounds of frozen chicken nuggets sold at Sam’s Club warehouse stores after some consumers complained of finding bits of plastic in their food, the company said Friday. The voluntary recall includes 5-pound bags of Tyson …

Mickey Rooney, Legendary Actor, Dead at 93

After an impressive nine decade career in show business, legendary actor Mickey Rooney died Sunday. He was 93. A Los Angeles County Coroner’s office duty officer confirmed the death, according to the Associated Press. No further information was available. Rooney, born …

Fort Hood Shooting Suspect Showed No Risk of Violence

Fort Hood gunman Ivan Lopez may have had a verbal altercation with a fellow soldier before he opened fire, killing three people and wounding 16 others, before turning the gun on himself at the army base on Wednesday, but otherwise …

Nigella Lawson Stopped From Boarding a Plane to the U.S.

Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson, who has admitted past drug use, was denied permission to board a flight to the United States on Sunday, the U.S. Embassy spokeswoman Lynne Platt said Thursday. The embassy did not disclose the reason Lawson was …

Kent State Shooting Suspect in Custody

The Kent State freshman who shot himself in the hand during a domestic dispute, prompting a campus lockdown on Wednesday, remained jailed Thursday on a concealed weapons charge, according to campus police. The 24-year-old suspect, Quavaugntay L. Tyler of Cleveland, …

Mass Faintings at Factories in Cambodia; More Than 200 Workers Fall Ill

More than 200 garment workers have fallen ill this week in textile factories in Cambodia, workers and the companies said on Thursday. A total of 118 employees passed out at work on Thursday at the factories run by Shen Zhou …

Anna Kendrick Promotes ‘SNL’ Hosting Debut in Hilarious New Promos

The new Saturday Night Live promos advertising Anna Kendrick’s hosting debut, which airs on April 5, showcase the actress’ musical skills and comic timing, and her confusion about the time and day the show actually takes place. The Perfect Pitch star and SNL cast …

Fort Hood Shooting Leaves 4 Dead; Gunman Sought Mental Help

An Iraq War veteran being treated for mental illness opened fire at Fort Hood, Texas, on Wednesday afternoon, leaving four people dead, including the gunman, and 16 people wounded. The soldier, identified as 34-year-old soldier Ivan Lopez, turned the gun on himself and …

Jennifer Love Hewitt Shows Off New Blonde Hairdo

Jennifer Love Hewitt opened up about her new life as a mother and wife on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday for the first time since giving birth to her daughter and marrying her husband, Brian Hallisay, in November 2013, and showed …

Michigan Minimum Wage Increase Praised by Obama

President Barack Obama spoke at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor on Wednesday and praised the state’s ongoing effort to raise minimum wage. Obama addressed a crowd of about 1,400 that included many students. He called for support in …

McDonald’s Receipt Tattoo, Norwegian Teen Gets Inked Again

A Norwegian teenager got a tattoo of a McDonald’s receipt on his left arm Tuesday, a week after having a receipt inked on his right arm. Stian Ytterdahl, 18, shared a photo of his tattoo on his Facebook page Tuesday. …

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp Engaged, Actor Confirms at ‘Transcendence’ Press Event

Johnny Depp essentially confirmed that he is engaged to Amber Heard while doing press for his new film Transcendence in Beijing on Monday. The Pirates of the Caribbean actor wore a band with a single diamond on his finger during an interview, and …

Hobie Alter, Surfing and Sailing Pioneer, Dies at 80

Hobart “Hobie” Alter, whose innovations revolutionized surfing and sailing, died in California on Saturday at the age of 80. Alter died in his home in Palm Desert on Saturday after a long bout with cancer. In 1958, Alter worked with Gordon …

Anna Nordqvist Claims Victory at LPGA Kia Classic

Anna Nordqvist rallied to win the Kia Classic by one shot at Aviara Golf Club in Carlsbad, C.A., on Sunday to capture her second win in her last four LGPA starts. The Swedish 27-year-old player was two strokes behind leaders …

Vegas Ferris Wheel Wows Visitors

Tourists began taking in the view of the Las Vegas Strip from the city’s new 550-foot observation wheel, the High Roller, Monday. The High Roller’s height surpasses that of the 541-foot Singapore Flyer and the nearly 443-foot London Eye. It …

Sara Gilbert and Linda Perry Are Married

Sara Gilbert and Linda Perry wed on Sunday in a ceremony in front of close friends and family. A spokeswoman for Gilbert, Melissa Kates, confirmed the wedding Monday. Gilbert, 39, is currently a creator and co-host of the CBS show The Talk and …

Shirley Jones Skydives for Her 80th Birthday

Actress Shirley Jones said she will take her first skydive on Monday, her 80th birthday. “That’s something I wanted to do all my life,” Jones said Friday. The idea to skydive was inspired by former President George H.W. Bush’s jumps …

Ford Mustang Celebrates 50th Anniversary at Empire State Building

Two modern American icons will come together when the latest generation of the Mustang convertible appears on the top of the Empire State Building in April to celebrate 50 continuous years of production of the Pony car by Ford. The …

Nikki Reed Spotted Post-Split from Paul McDonald

Nikki Reed was spotted leaving a gym in Los Angeles Saturday, just hours after the announcement of her separation from American Idol Season 10 musician Paul McDonald after more than two years of marriage. The Twilight actress was seen wearing dark sunglasses …

Anne Hidalgo Elected First Female Mayor of Paris

Anne Hidalgo, a Spanish-born Socialist, was elected the first female mayor of Paris Sunday in local elections. “I am the first woman mayor of Paris. I am aware of the challenge,” Hidalgo said in a victory speech after defeating the …

Miguel Cabrera Signs $292 Million Deal with Tigers

First baseman Miguel Cabrera agreed Friday to the richest contract to date in American sports, a $292 million, 10-year deal with the Detroit Tigers. The 30-year-old, two time MVP had two years and $44 million left on his current contract, …

Peanut Butter Dumped in Landfill, Costco Blamed

Nearly a million jars of peanut butter deemed safe to eat were dumped in a landfill in Clovis, N.M. Friday to expedite the sale of a bankrupt peanut-processing plant that was at the center of a 2012 salmonella outbreak and …