Author Archive for: ‘Kristen M. Foster’

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. No coastal watches or warnings have been issued though the NHC warns those in the southern portion of Baja to …

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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. He says that with the help of a sister, he buried the child in a picnic cooler near the Henry …

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Tea Party vs. GOP in Government Shutdown

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 the blame for the stalling in Washington directly on Republican shoulders are being used as ammunition against the Tea Party …

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47 Ronin Folktale-Film Adaptation Stars Keanu Reeves

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 folktale about 47 Ronin (leaderless samurai) who avenge the disgracing of their leader. The story is one of the most …

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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, Bruno Mars (28), Angus T. Jones (20). For those of us who remember Damon playing the bad guy in School …

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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 in a very good mood.” But, with key mid-term elections approaching and court battles raging with the nation’s “holdout” creditors …

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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 if not composure. “Are you serious?” The announcement was made today by the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. The winners …

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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 3 that the design comprises the best screen to date, allowing for enhanced multi-tasking, and it writes about the tactile …

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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, Rick Klein, on Politics Confidential. “Like every other American, we’re all frustrated with what’s going on in D.C.,” says the …

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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 150 million people use the service each month (up 50 million since February), they added video and the first InstaMeet …

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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 for a fraction of the selling price, a mere $4 million. The family has not stayed in the “Palace” for …

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Edwin Mieses Jr. Family Engages Gloria Allred

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 the incident and Mieses’ condition. Mejia and Mieses have two children. Reports list him as paralyzed after sustaining injuries to …

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