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Mike is a writer and videographer based in Lexington, KY. Follow Mike on Twitter and Google+.
Peregrine Falcon Nest Delays Aircraft Carrier Trip

The U.S. Navy is set to send the decommissioned supercarrier USS Saratoga from Newport, Rhode Island to Texas to be dismantled, but a family of peregrine falcons nesting on board has caused a delay. The Navy isn’t moving the ship …

Fish Oil Supplements Protect Against Alzheimer’s

A new study suggests that fish oil might be one of the most effective preventative measures against developing Alzheimer’s disease, for those who aren’t genetically inclined to develop the common form of dementia. There is presently no cure for Alzheimer’s; …

Dad Beats Son’s Attacker, Calls 911

A Daytona Beach, Florida father walked in on a man sexually assaulting his 11-year-old son early Friday morning, and called 911 after severely beating the assailant, rendering the suspect “nice and knocked out” for authorities to arrest. Raymond Frolander, 18, …

Skylar Neese Stabbed by ‘Best Friends’

On July 6, 2012, 16-year-old Star City, West Virginia high school student Skylar Neese was stabbed to death by best friends Shelia Eddy and Rachel Shoaf. After Neese went missing, authorities initially concluded that the teen had likely overdosed on …

Anaconda Loose in New Jersey Lake

A green anaconda is loose in Lake Hopatcong in Jefferson Township, situated in northern New Jersey, and reptile expert Gerald Andrejcak revealed that state wildlife authorities told him to “keep his mouth shut” regarding the actual species of the snake. …

‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Casts Christina Chong

English actress Christina Chong has been cast in J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII. Details on the casting remain vague, but it’s been revealed that Chong, who was featured on Doctor Who and 24: Live Another Day, will play …

Caffeine Powder Blamed for Teen’s Death

The sudden death of a high school wrestler due to a massive caffeine overdose prompted federal health authorities to warn consumers to avoid the substance. Keystone High School prom king Logan Stiner, 18, had a lethal amount of caffeine in …

5-Hour Energy Drink Manufacturer Sued

Michigan-based manufacturer Living Essentials and its parent company Innovation Ventures have been sued by three states over false advertising regarding the wildly popular 5-Hour Energy performance shots. The active ingredients in a 5-Hour Energy shot, which was invented by Indian-American …

Jay-Z Gets Misty While Writing Jeezy Verse

Rapper Jeezy told MTV that Jay-Z became emotional as he penned lyrics for his verse for the single “Seen It All.” Jeezy, 36, revealed, “We got on the phone and [Jay-Z] was like, ‘Yo, Jeezy, when I was writing the …

Gillian Anderson’s ‘Streetcar’ to be Broadcast Live

The rendition of Tennessee Williams’ celebrated play A Streetcar Named Desire starring Gillian Anderson as iconic character Blanche Dubois will be broadcast live worldwide on September 16th. The play, also starring American actor Ben Foster as Stanley Kowalski, is the …

Chelsea Manning to Begin Gender Treatments

Chelsea Elizabeth Manning, born Bradley Edward Manning, the United States Army soldier convicted last July of violations of the Espionage Act and other offenses, is set to start a basic treatment for her gender identity condition. Manning was sentenced to …

Keke Palmer Passes on Whitney Houston Role

BET talk show Just Keke host Keke Palmer recently opened up about her interview with Chris Brown’s girlfriend Karrueche Tran, her admiration of Rihanna and why she turned down the lead role in a Lifetime Whitney Houston biopic. Actress, singer, …

Tea Leoni Returning to Televison, Gets OK from Kids

Actress Tea Leoni will be returning to the small screen to star as Secretary of State Elizabeth Faulkner McCord, in the CBS political drama Madam Secretary. Madam Secretary, which will run after “60 Minutes” and before “The Good Wife” on …

One-Eyed Man Sought in 7-Eleven Double Homicide

Authorities are searching for a one-eyed gang member who fatally shot two other men in front of a Van Nuys, California 7-Eleven convenience store early Thursday morning. According to a statement from the Los Angeles Police Department, Angel Santana, 29, …

Dethroned Miss Delaware Files Lawsuit

Former Miss Delaware Amanda Longacre is suing state pageant officials and the Miss America organization after being dethroned for being too old. Longacre turns 25 in October, and pageant rules state that contestants must be between the ages of 17 …

Missouri Executes Man for Murdering 3

Former small time methamphetamine dealer John Middleton, 54, was executed by lethal injection Wednesday for killing three people in rural northern Missouri in 1995, due to fear his victims would report his drug activities to authorities. Middleton died after being …

Texas Woman Gets 18 Years for Sending Obama Ricin

Texas actress Shannon Guess Richardson, 36, who plead guilty in December to sending President Barack Obama ricin in a letter, was sentenced to 18 years in prison Wednesday, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. Richardson, who also sent a ricin-laced …

Massive Crater Discovered in Siberia

A huge crater has mysteriously formed in a region of Siberia commonly known as the “end of the world.” After a video of the 260-foot-wide crater surfaced online, Russian scientists mobilized, and were set to appear in the area today …

Grounded F-35 Fleet Cleared to Fly

After an engine fire in June grounded the entire U.S. military fleet of Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jets, Navy and Air Force officials have approved a limited flight clearance to run engine inspections and restricted flight drills. The cause of …

Charlie Sheen Wasted at Taco Bell Drive-Thru

While sitting in his car awaiting his “fourth meal”, Taco Bell customer Jayden Blair had a chance encounter with a riotously besotted Charlie Sheen, who a emerged from behind some bushes, after Blair yells “she’s a big fan” and points …

Marvel Introduces New Female Thor

It was announced today on The View by Whoopi Goldberg that Marvel Comics that the traditional male Thor character will be replaced by a new female Thor. According to Marvel’s Asgardian canon, the male Thor commits some sort of misdeed …

Iron Age Coins Unearthed in Britain

Over two dozen of rare Roman and Iron Age coins were discovered inside of a cave in Dovedale, Derbyshire, United Kingdom. Four of the coins were initially discovered by a random cave dweller in the Peak district, which lead to …

Rapper Explains Why He Severed His Penis

Back in April, a Wu-Tang Clan-affiliated rapper named Christ Bearer, a.k.a Andre Johnson, severed his penis and jumped off a second story balcony in North Hollywood while high on PCP. Now Johnson has explained his motivation behind his self-mutilation, and …

Alix Tichelman Had a Long History of Drug Abuse

A former housemate of Alix Catherine Tichelman, who police say injected a fatal dose of heroin to a Google executive who repeatedly paid her for sex, had a drug habit that had likely progressed into full-scale dependence. Google executive Forrest …