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Mike is a writer and videographer based in Lexington, KY. Follow Mike on Twitter and Google+.
Man Found with Knife Hidden in Shoe at Airport

On the heels of the Transportation Security Agency’s announcement that uncharged electronic devices will be banned from certain international flights, security agents found a knife concealed inside of a passenger’s shoe Sunday morning. During a standard security check at Detroit …

Angela Merkel Calls U.S. Spying Allegation ‘Serious’

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel said in a news conference in Beijing Monday that if allegations that a German man had been working as a double agent for the U.S. are true, “it would be a serious case.” According to …

Super Typhoon Neoguri Heads for Japan

Super Typhoon Neoguri is expected to reach Okinawa early Tuesday, in what has been described as a “once in decades” storm. The Japan Meteorological Agency has measured sustained winds of 123 miles per hour, with gusts so far hitting 168 …

Lebron James to Meet with Pat Riley

Superstar forward and unrestricted free agent LeBron James is scheduled to meet with Miami Heat president Pat Riley within the next few days, in a sitdown set up by James’ agent Rich Paul After James opted out of his contract …

Kim Jong-Un Watches North Korea Military Drills

North Korea’s Great Successor Kim Jong-un observed military drills mock targeting South Korean missile bases on Baeknyeong and Yeonpyeong islands Saturday, which included artillery fire and live torpedoes from a 1,800-ton Romeo-class submarine. The drills took place near Wonsan, Kangwon …

Flavor Flav Cited for Illegal Fireworks

Rapper and reality star Flavor Flav was cited by police Friday at his Las Vegas home, just as he began his annual fireworks show. Flav had been launching thousands of dollars worth of illegal fireworks for his fourth of July …

TSA Bans Uncharged Cellphones on Certain Flights

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration announced Sunday that it will not allow cellphones or other electronics on U.S.-bound planes originating at some international airports if the devices are not charged up. The ban is part of heightened security measures surrounding …

F-35 Fighter Jets Grounded After Fire

The U.S. Department of Defense has grounded all of its F-35 fighter jets after one of them caught fire during take off at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. The advanced fighter was set to make its international debut during …

Kanye West Booed After Onstage Rant

Controversial rapper Kanye West was booed at the Wireless Festival in London on Friday, after going into a 20-minute rant in protest of the media during his set. West was filling in for Canadian singer Drake, who had fallen ill. …

Great White Shark Bites Man Off California Beach

A great white shark attacked a man as he was swimming off of Manhattan Beach in southern California Saturday. The 7-foot-long juvenile great white was hooked by a pier fisherman at the time, and the long-distance swimmer got in the …

Drinkable Sunscreen Will ‘Vibrate on Your Skin’

Colorado company Osmosis Skincare has developed a drinkable sunscreen that is said to provide 30 SPF-like protection. The product falls under Osmosis’ “Harmonized Waters” line, and comes in “tan enhancement” and “no tan enhancement” flavors. According to Osmosis, Harmonized H20 …

‘Lost’ Snake Rediscovered on Mexico Island

A species of snake not seen for almost 80 years was found on a remote island off of the Pacific coast of Mexico. Hypsiglena unaocularis, commonly known as the Clarión nightsnake, was first described by American naturalist William Beebe during …

California Bus Crash Leaves 4 Dead

A tour bus carrying 32 passengers was involved in a crash with a big rig and two other vehicles in California early Wednesday morning, leaving four dead. According to the California Highway Patrol, a truck carrying metal pipes jackknifed around …

Axl Rose Not World’s Greatest Singer

A recent Concert Hotels infographic concerning the vocal ranges of popular singers confused some into reading that Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose has been deemed the greatest vocalist of all time. What the chart, entitled “The Vocal Ranges of …

Mosquito Repellent 1000x Stronger Than DEET

Researchers at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee have developed a mosquito repellent that is 1000 times stronger than DEET, and works on many different types of insects. The new substance is tentatively called VUAA1, is far more effective than N,N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide …

American Flag Desecration Leads to Charges

A Blair County, Pennsylvania man was charged with desecration and insults to the flag after spray painting an American flag with the letters “AIM” and hanging it upside down outside his home. Neighbors and passersby were offended by the display, …

$4.5 Billion Divorce Settlement Breaks Record

In what might be the largest divorce settlement in history, a Geneva, Switzerland court has ordered Russian tycoon Dmitry Rybolovlev to pay his ex-wife Elena Rybolovleva 4 Swiss billion francs, which is equal to roughly $4.5 billion – $4,509,375,184.80 to …

El Niño 2014 Might Become a Repeat of 1997

NASA satellite imaging of the Pacific Ocean has revealed data that resembles the conditions which fostered the record-breaking El Niño year of 1997. El Niño, which is Spanish for “the boy,” with the capitalized version meaning “Christ Child,” is a …

Switzerland $25 Minimum Wage Voted Against

Switzerland voted Sunday to reject a measure called the Decent Salary Initiative, that would establish a minimum wage of $4,515 per month in that country, with 76.3% of voters opposed to the idea. The proposed monthly minimum wage equates to …

Benji Madden Dating Cameron Diaz?

Good Charlotte guitarist Benji Madden is reportedly dating The Other Woman star Cameron Diaz. A source revealed to US Weekly that the dalliance between Madden, 35, and Diaz, 41, is “very new,” and that the two are “just hanging out.” …

Dennis Hopper Fans Assemble for Annual Event

Film and motorcycle fans from all over the U.S. and Canada descended upon Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico Saturday in honor of Dennis Hopper’s cult classic Easy Rider. Saturday would’ve been the 78th birthday of the late Oscar-nominated actor, and …

Miss Beazley, Former White House Dog, Passes Away

Miss Beazley, a Scottish terrier who was the pet of former President George W. Bush, passed away Saturday after a battle with lymphoma. The former White House dog was nine. Miss Beazley (October 28, 2004 – May 17, 2014), was …

Kim Jong-Un’s ‘Executed’ Ex-Girlfriend Seen Alive

North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un reportedly ordered the execution of an ex-girlfriend last summer over a sex tape she was involved in, though now the formerly presumed-deceased pop singer Hyon Song-Wol was seen on state television delivering a speech …

Kim Jong-Un Stars in ‘Glorious Leader!’ Video Game

Independent video game developer Moneyhorse has announced a title for PC and mobile called Glorious Leader!, which stars North Korea’s Great Successor Kim Jong-un as the main playable character. Players can guide the rotund despot through seven levels in the …