Author Archive for: ‘Mike Fossum’

Ronda Rousey Seeks to Be World’s Highest-Paid Actor

UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey said in an interview with ESPN that she “want(s) to be the highest-grossing actor in the world someday.” Rousey, 27, will appear in three movies coming out within a year, The Expendables 3, Entourage and Fast and Furious 7. Though, her goal of conquering Hollywood might prove to be a tough task, if she …

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Gulf of Mexico ‘Dead Zone’ the Size of Connecticut

Oceanic researchers revealed that a man-made “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico has bloomed to roughly the size of the state of Connecticut. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), dead zones are hypoxic areas in large bodies of water, caused by “excessive nutrient pollution from human activities coupled with other factors that deplete the oxygen required …

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Second Overdose Death At Mad Decent Block Party

During an outdoor music festival organized by record label Mad Decent in Columbia, Maryland on Friday, two fans died of apparent drug overdoses, and an additional 19 were transported to an area hospital. An unnamed 17-year-old male from Virginia, who was hospitalized since Friday and in critical condition, died Monday. This comes after 20-year-old Tyler Fox Viscardi, of Raleigh, North …

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Bruce Jenner Debuts Tangerine Mullet

Bruce Jenner, patriarch of the first family of reality television and self-proclaimed world’s greatest athlete, was spotted sporting a new mullet-esque hairdo on Friday in Calabasas, California at a local Starbucks. Jenner, 64, who is no stranger to reinventing his look, was photographed wearing a striped polo shirt and khaki pants, while his patchy, chemically damaged, auburn-tinged mullet blew in …

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American General Killed in Afghanistan

A U.S. Army two star major general was killed today, and 15 other soldiers were wounded, in an attack at a military academy in Afghanistan. The shooting occurred at Camp Qargha, a military academy situated roughly 11 miles west of Kabul. A gunman wearing an Afghan army uniform opened fire on Americans and other Afghans. The Taliban has claimed responsibility …

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Second Ebola Infected Patient Arrives in Atlanta

A North Carolina missionary who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia was transported to the United States Tuesday to begin treatment, just days after Dr. Kent Brantly was moved in a similar manner. Nancy Writebol, who is affiliated with the North Carolina-based Christian relief groups Samaritan’s Purse and SIM, arrived at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in a private jet converted …

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Michigan Boy, 9, Fatally Stabbed at Playground

A 12-year-old boy fatally stabbed a nine-year-old at a Kentwood, Michigan playground on Monday. The incident occurred at a play area at the Pinewood Village Mobile Home Park, where 9-year-old Michael Conner Verkerke was stabbed in the back. According to the Kentwood police department, the boy died of his injuries at an area hospital. Kentwood Police Chief Tom Hillen said …

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Game Of Thrones Reminds Man He Left Baby in Hot Car

A Wichita, Kansas man was charged with first-degree murder after leaving his 10-month-old foster daughter locked inside a car for roughly two hours while he smoked weed and watched televison on July 24. According to a police affidavit released Monday, Seth Jackson, 29, left the infant in his car after picking her up from a sitter. Jackson had been out …

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Jodi Arias Representing Herself in Court

Convicted killer Jodi Arias will be allowed to represent herself in the sentencing phase of her capital murder trial. On June 4, 2008, Arias attacked her boyfriend Travis Alexander, and ended up stabbing him repeatedly, slitting his throat and shooting him in the forehead at his Mesa, Arizona home. Admitted killer Arias, 34, claimed she was acting in self-defense, but …

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Ebola Patient Received Experimental Serum

On Saturday Dr. Kent Brantly, 33, became the first person with the Ebola virus to ever be transported onto U.S. soil, and new details regarding his treatment have emerged. According to a statement issued by Samaritan’s Purse, the charity organization that deployed Brantly to Liberia, he was given an experimental serum before leaving Africa. Three frozen vials of a drug …

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Chinese Fisherman Nets Whale Shark

A Chinese fisherman netted a 14-foot-long 4,000 pound whale shark over the weekend, and was able to strap the carcass to the roof of a truck and haul it to a fish market in Xiaozhi. Fishing for the endangered whale shark is illegal in China, but Fujian province Captain Cai Chengzhu claims that the massive fish was accidently caught in …

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Mother Unaware Son Died Until Smell Set In

The mother of a severely disabled 8-year-old Harrisburg, Pennsylvania boy didn’t realize he died on the third floor of their home until she began to smell his decomposing body. Kimberly Tutko summoned police to her house on Friday, where they found the body. Tutko told authorities that her husband Jarrod Tutko was the primary caretaker of their mentally disabled son, …

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