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Kristen M. Foster is a writer, traveler, reader and fan of far too much TV and film! You can follow her California adventure on Twitter, Stumbleupon and Google+
Tropical Storm Octave Off Baja Coast Tropical Storm Octave Off Baja Coast

Tropical Storm Octave gained power Sunday as it rotated south of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. The storm is expected to fluctuate in strength through to Monday before weakening. No hazards to land are anticipated, according to Miami’s National Hurricane Center. …

Baby Hope Murder Solved After 22 Years Baby Hope Murder Solved After 22 Years

On Saturday, an arrest was finally made in the murder of the little girl dubbed “Baby Hope” over 20 years ago. One of the victim’s cousins, Conrado Juarez, now 52, confessed to sexually abusing and murdering the four-year-old in 1991. …

Tea Party vs. GOP in Government Shutdown Tea Party vs. GOP in Government Shutdown
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Veteran Republicans, finding the GOP the party mostly assailed for the clinging government shutdown, is lashing out at Tea Party lawmakers as those refusing to yield and allow the country to move forward. Polls over the last days that place …

47 Ronin Folktale-Film Adaptation Stars Keanu Reeves 47 Ronin Folktale-Film Adaptation Stars Keanu Reeves
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Universal Pictures is premiering the new UK trailer for the troubled fantasy adventure 47 Ronin, debuting Christmas Day to US audiences (its original release date was to be November 2012). The movie is a Hollywood production of an oft-adapted Japanese …

Matt Damon Turns 43 Today, Happy Birthday! Matt Damon Turns 43 Today, Happy Birthday!

Award winning actor, writer and all around good guy Matt Damon turns 43 today. Damon shares his birthday with am impressive list of Hollywood royalty, Chevy Chase (70), Sigourney Weaver (64), Darrell Hammond (58) and some of the younger generation, …

Cristina Fernandez, Argentine President, Out of Surgery Cristina Fernandez, Argentine President, Out of Surgery

Tuesday, Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner came out of a successful surgery to remove blood from the surface of her brain. She is expected to make a full recovery, says government spokesman Alfredo Scoccimarro. He reports that, “She is …

Thomas Sudhof Wins Nobel Prize, “Are You Serious?” Thomas Sudhof Wins Nobel Prize, “Are You Serious?”

When the Nobel Prize press officer calls Dr. Thomas C. Südhof to inform him that he and his colleagues have won the Nobel Prize in Medicine, Südhof, who was, “driving in the middle of Spain somewhere,” responds with great disbelief …

Galaxy Note 3 Now Available in the US Galaxy Note 3 Now Available in the US

The Galaxy Note 3 is now available in the US through AT&T, Sprint and TMobile, and most of the early reviews seem to be positive for the phablet from Samsung. Techradar reports in its top 10 reasons to get the …

Bobby Jindal, “We’re All Frustrated…” Bobby Jindal, “We’re All Frustrated…”

Today, Louisiana governor and chairman of the Republican Governors Association, Bobby Jindal, expressed frustration with the government shutdown and the lack of leadership in Washington while speaking with ABC’s Chief White House Correspondent, Jonathan Karl, and ABC News Political Director, …

Instagram Celebrates Three Years, Many Milestones Instagram Celebrates Three Years, Many Milestones

Instagram turns three this week. Hard to imagine the world without the latest candid camera celeb close-up available on their official feed. The social media magnet celebrated a few milestones in year three, as reported on their blog: more than …

David Beckham Family Sells “Beckingham Palace” David Beckham Family Sells “Beckingham Palace”

David and Victoria Beckham are moving the family back to London, selling their Hertfordshire property for just over $19 million, about $5 million less than the listing price. The property, called “Beckingham Palace”, was purchased by the Beckhams in 1999 …

Edwin Mieses Jr. Family Engages Gloria Allred Edwin Mieses Jr. Family Engages Gloria Allred
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The family of Edwin Mieses Jr., run over when involved with a group of bikers harassing a family driving an SUV, has engaged legal shark Gloria Allred. Allred and Mieses’ longtime partner, Dayana Mejia, held a press conference to discuss …

Libya Strike Ends 15-Year Hunt for Abu Anas al-Libi Libya Strike Ends 15-Year Hunt for Abu Anas al-Libi

“Members of al-Qa’ida and other terrorist organizations literally can run but they can’t hide,” Secretary of State John Kerry said in reference to this weekend’s US military raids aimed at al-Shabaab militants in Somalia and Libyan, Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, a.k.a., …

Dario Franchitti Hospitalized in Houston Race Dario Franchitti Hospitalized in Houston Race

An airborne crash during an Indy car race in Houston has left 13 spectators injured and driver Dario Franchitti in fair condition. Franchitti was driving the car that crashed and he is apparently awake and alert at Memorial Hermann hospital …

Typhoon Fitow Pummels China’s Coast Typhoon Fitow Pummels China’s Coast

The east coast of China sustained the ravages of Typhoon Fitow, having been warned of the impending storm Sunday by the National Meteorological Centre in a red alert (the highest level). The typhoon is expected to weaken quickly as it …

Rafael Nadal Advances to #1 Ranking Rafael Nadal Advances to #1 Ranking

As Rafael Nadal advances to the final of the China Open, he also captures the #1 ranking, even if he loses to Novak Djokovic in the Sunday final. Arriving in China on Monday, Nadal last held the position in July …

Al-Shabaab Refuge Raided by US Navy SEALs Al-Shabaab Refuge Raided by US Navy SEALs
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In the early dark of Saturday, a US Navy SEAL strike in southern Somalia failed to obtain the intended target, Associated Press reports. The objective, an unidentified leader of the militant group al-Shabaab, is connected to the late September mall …

Goldie Hawn Glitters at amfAR Gala in Brazil Goldie Hawn Glitters at amfAR Gala in Brazil

Academy Award winning actress, Goldie Hawn, was just one of the celebrities to grace the amfAR Inspiration Gala in Rio de Janeiro this 4 October. The event held by the The Foundation for AIDS Research was located at the Copacabana …

Chuck Hagel Announces Return of DOD Employees Chuck Hagel Announces Return of DOD Employees
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On Saturday, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced that “most” of the Pentagon’s 400,000 furloughed civilian employees will return to work starting Monday. The Pentagon, interpreting the Pay Our Military Act—a measure passed by Congress and signed into law by …

Seth Rogen: Hobby Lobby, “The Interview”, “…The End” Seth Rogen: Hobby Lobby, “The Interview”, “…The End”
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Seth Rogen may well rank among the busiest guys in Hollywood. This week, the star is grabbing the headlines over Hobby Lobby turmoil, casting for his new film and the DVD release of his hit, This Is The End. For …

Randy Neugebauer, New Lightning Rod in USG Outage Randy Neugebauer, New Lightning Rod in USG Outage
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On a Tuesday local news program (shown here), Representative Randy Neugebauer (R-Tex.) shared his frustrations over the government shutdown that became official Monday at midnight. By Wednesday, the representative found himself the source of frustrations over a Washington, D.C.-based NBC …

Lindsey Vonn May Compete 5-Weeks Ahead of Schedule Lindsey Vonn May Compete 5-Weeks Ahead of Schedule

In non-squirrel-related, Lindsey Vonn-related news, the world-class skier is reconsidering the idea of competing in the alpine skiing, World Cup opener at the end of the month. During the US Olympic Committee media summit on Wednesday, Vonn reported, “I’m feeling …

Kim Raver and William Devane Reprise “24″ Roles Kim Raver and William Devane Reprise “24″ Roles

Fox’s reprise of its original innovative series, 24, announced today that it will welcome back to the cast Kim Raver and William Devane. Devane—as Secretary of Defense James Heller—and Raver—as his daughter, Audrey Raines—left the original series rather tragically, with …

Adrienne Maloof Zings with New, Younger, Beau Adrienne Maloof Zings with New, Younger, Beau
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A May-December (24-year-old, 52-year-old) romance? Why yes, and December is in heels this time, at least in the case of former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member Adrienne Maloof. Maloof’s new beau is Jacob Busch (of the Anheuser-Busch family). …