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About Kristen M. Foster

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+
Princess Diana: Biopic Star Naomi Watts Takes Heat
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The biopic is simply titled Diana and it premiered Thursday to controversy that probably ought to have been expected. The star portraying the iconic princess of Wales is Naomi Watts, and Watts seems to be catching most of the lightening. …

Apple Injunction Issued Over e-Book Price Fixing Apple Injunction Issued Over e-Book Price Fixing

Weeks of litigation ended this week when the Department of Justice issued Apple Inc. an injunction in the e-books antitrust case. The injunction will last for five-years, starting in early October. It is accompanied by an External Compliance Monitor; the …

Biotech King Dethroned: Blech Gets 4 Year Sentence Biotech King Dethroned: Blech Gets 4 Year Sentence
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On 18 September, the man formerly hailed as biotechnology’s king, will start a four-year prison term. David Blech, 57, will serve out his federal sentence in Fort Dix, NJ, (pictured here) after having pled guilty to securities fraud. Blech will …

Debra Milke: Free Until Retrial In Son’s Murder

Debra Milke, 49, walked out of Arizona prison and off death row today, at least for the mean time. Milke was convicted over 20 years ago for the 1989 murder of her four-year-old son, Christopher. She will be retried on …

Jaime Herrera Beutler: Baby Improves; Going to DC

Republican congresswoman from Washington state, Jaime Herrera Beutler, is temporarily stepping away from her infant daughter’s hospital bed in Palo Alto, CA, to be part of the upcoming vote on Syria. The Representative plans to return to her full duties …

Body, Castaic Lake Discovery May Be Missing Man
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A body found Wednesday near Castaic Lake in California may be 19-year-old missing man, Bryce Laspisa. Authorities have yet to confirm the identity of the body however and Lt. Wes Sutton reported, “At this point, there is no way I …

Toyota Recall (and Lexus): Almost 400K Cars Included Toyota Recall (and Lexus): Almost 400K Cars Included
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Ford, now Toyota, watch out automakers, you know everything comes in threes. Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. announced today two voluntary recalls in concerns for safety. Owners of affected vehicles will receive notification by mail. The company also directs customers …

Malala Yousafzai: Books Are Anti-Terrorism “Weapons”

Tuesday, at the opening of the largest public library in Europe, 16-year-old Malala Yousafzai praised pens and books as, “the weapons that defeat terrorism.” The Pakistani teen, who gained attention when she was shot by the Taliban for advocating education …

Irvine Shooting: Suspect in Hospital

Tuesday morning, in a residential neighborhood in Irvine, a man was hospitalized after an officer-involved shooting. The police were at the man’s apartment complex to serve him a warrant related to lewd conduct with a child. Sgt. Scott McClellan of …

Zimbabwe Plans “Disneyland in Africa” Zimbabwe Plans “Disneyland in Africa”
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Will your family forego California-based Disneyland for a new Zimbabwe-based theme park? That’s what Zimbabwe’s struggling tourism industry is hoping. Tourism Minister Walter Mzembi revealed the idea at the UN World Tourism Organization general assembly, which was being co-hosted last …

Techno-Dollhouses: Encouraging Engineering for Girls Techno-Dollhouses: Encouraging Engineering for Girls

As a young girl I built a big Victorian dollhouse with my Dad. We stained the floors and glued on individual shingles and installed little wallpaper. It’s that proclivity that award-winning Roominate is trying to tap into in its second …

Nymi Bracelet: Tech-Accessory May Replace Passwords Nymi Bracelet: Tech-Accessory May Replace Passwords

Is this the future of passwords? A rather simple bracelet that tracks your heartbeat? Bionym, a Canadian start-up says, Yes! The Nymi bracelet uses your unique cardiac rhythm as your password, authenticating that you are who you say you are …

India Gang Rape Verdict Met With Outrage
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The first verdict in a gang rape trial in New Delhi sentenced a teenager to three years’ detention, and the reaction has been widespread outrage. Protestors outside the court, and the victim’s family, demanded the assailant be hanged. The case …

Tropical Storm Kiko: Last Advisory Issued

As of Monday, 2pm (Pacific), once labeled Tropical Storm Kiko had been demoted to Post-Tropical Cyclone Kiko by the National Weather Service, National Hurricane Center, located in Miami, Florida. The advisory stated: “Kiko becomes a remnant low… This is the …

Facebook COO Sandberg Pens New Book Foreword Facebook COO Sandberg Pens New Book Foreword
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Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg is quietly promoting her new Foreword to an already popular book, Getting to 50/50: How Working Parents Can Have It All, which will be released in a new edition this month. Sandberg, 44, says …

Syria: Latest Global Responses and Developments

After announcing his intentions to intervene militarily in the Syrian crisis, President Barack Obama is working on building support before Congress reconvenes on 9 September and discusses the President’s resolution. In the meantime, other nations and organizations are communicating an …

Pippa Middleton: Engagement Rumors

Pippa Middleton, sister to Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, has reportedly gotten engaged to her boyfriend Nico Jackson. Friends are breaking the story for the couple who have been dating for over six months. The engagement of the columnist and …

Beetle Bailey Creator Celebrates 90 Years This Week

Sit back youngsters, and let me tell you about a time when kids used to peruse things called comic strips, slurping up cereal, while their parents read the boring part of the newspaper… Ok, maybe that’s over dramatic, but there …

Pope Francis Calls for Day of Prayer for Syria

During Pope Francis’ Sunday blessing from the Vatican, the pontiff called for the world to hold a day of fasting and prayer for Syria. “May the cry for peace enter the hearts of everyone,” he said, promising to lead prayers …

Congress Split: Syrian Response Divides Nation
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Congress may mirror America after all. After President Barack Obama’s Saturday Rose Garden speech proclaiming his decision to take military action in response to Syria’s chemical weapons aggression, legislators appear to be split in their anticipated response. Obama will look …

Electric Zoo Deaths Short Circuit Festival

The normally Labor Day weekend-long Electric Zoo music festival turned away attendees Sunday after closing up over two ecstasy-related deaths. Four others are in the intensive care units of area hospitals due to suspected overdoses. City officials are still investigating …

Suez Canal Downgraded, not Terrorism

Egyptian officials reported Sunday that three individuals who fired machine guns on a Panama-flagged container ship that was passing through the Suez Canal had been arrested. Army sources downgraded the attacks from what Mohab Memish, head of the Suez Canal …

Towson Hazing No Tolerance; Cheerleaders Suspended
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Thursday, officials from Towson University announced a one-year suspension for the Towson Tigers cheerleading squad as punishment for allegedly disobeying Towson’s hazing policies. An anonymous tip sparked an investigation earlier this month. Towson was founded in 1866 and is located …

Cher Goes Platinum For New Album
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Not to be confused with any other artist who has been awing audiences since the 1960′s, illustrious artist Cher, shared the album artwork for her 26th studio opus this week. Cher’s music career resurfaces here after a production lull of …