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Mike is a writer and videographer based in Lexington, KY. Follow Mike on Twitter and Google+.
Ebola Infected Doctor Arrives in Atlanta

On Saturday Dr. Kent Brantly, 33, became the first person with the Ebola virus to ever be transported onto U.S. soil. In a coordinated effort between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. State Department, Brantly was …

Australian Couple Ditches Baby With Thai Surrogate

An Australian couple who paid a Thai surrogate to carry their twin babies left one near Bangkok after finding out the boy had Down’s Syndrome and a congenital heart condition. The couple returned to Australia with a healthy girl. Pattaramon …

‘Slender Man’ Stabbing Suspect Trial Delayed

Morgan Geyser, one of two 12-year-olds charged with stabbing a classmate to appease the fictional internet entity The Slender Man, has been deemed unfit to stand trial. On May 31, Geyser, along with friend Anissa Weier, lured their 12-year-old classmate …

Ebola Infected U.S. Aid Worker to Fly to Atlanta

Officials at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta revealed Thursday that an unnamed American aid worker infected with the Ebola virus will be flown into the United States for treatment. The patient will be quarantined in a special isolation unit constructed …

Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult Break Up

Actress Jennifer Lawrence has split from British actor Nicholas Hoult for a second time, according to US Weekly. Lawrence, 23, and Hoult, 24, met on the set of X-Men: First Class in 2011, and dated for almost two years before …

David Duchovny Defends Russian Beer Ad

Actor David Duchovny recently defended a controversial Russian beer commercial he stars in, telling TMZ that he does not support Russian policy of late, especially the invasion of Ukraine. In the Sibirskaia Korona ad, which runs over two minutes long, …

Bodies of Missing Arkansas Man and Infant Son Found

The bodies of an Arkansas man and his 10-month-old son were discovered in a remote area of the Ouachita Mountains on Tuesday, concluding a four-day search. Brian Floyd, 33, and his son Harper Floyd were last seen on Friday morning …

Treasure Hunting Family Strikes Gold in Florida

The Schmitt family, who made national news over Labor Day weekend in 2013 after salvaging 60 feet of gold chain off the coast of Fort Pierce, Florida, has struck gold again. On Memorial Day of this year, Eric Schmitt recovered …

Ebola Kills Doctor Who Treated Dozens

Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan, who risked contracting Ebola to treat dozens of patients, succumbed to the deadly disease Tuesday, according to officials in Sierra Leone. Khan, who had been regarded as a national hero in his country, died while in …

Orlando Bloom Punches Justin Bieber

Early Wednesday actor Orlando Bloom took a swing at teen idol Justin Bieber after the two encountered each other at Cipriani in Ibiza, Spain. Apparently, Bieber made a snide comment about Bloom’s estranged wife, Victoria’s Secret Angel Miranda Kerr. A …

Kanye West Kills ‘Coinye’ Cryptocurrency

The creators of the cryptocurrency known as “Coinye” were officially shut down after receiving 84 court documents describing copyright violations from Kanye West’s legal team. Coinye, originally called “Coinye West”, a scrypt-based cryptocurrency that featured West’s face as its symbol, …

Steven Seagal’s Estonia Blues Gig Canceled

Concert organizers for the Tallinn, Estonia “Augustibluus” summer blues festival axed action star Steven Seagal’s time slot due to his pro-Russia/Vladimir Putin leanings. Back in March while filming a movie in Romania, actor, film producer, screenwriter, director, martial artist, musician …

Man Charged in Abigail Hernandez Disappearance

A 34-year-old New Hampshire man was charged Monday for the kidnapping of 15-year-old Abigail “Abby” Hernandez over nine months ago. Authorities believe that Nathaniel Kibby abducted Hernandez on October 9, as she left Kennett High School in Conway. Kibby was …

Shark Attack Data Offers Safety Tips

George Burgess, director of the Florida Program of Shark Research and keeper of the International Shark Attack File, has combed through incident data to devise some strategies to avoid encounters with the apex predators. From his basement office at the …

Boy, 3, Wrecks Aunt’s Jeep, Runs Home

A Myrtle Creek, Oregon toddler crashed his aunt’s Jeep into a home after knocking it out of gear. The three-year-old boy then ran home to watch cartoons. At about 7 p.m. Thursday, a Myrtle Creek police officer had noticed the …

Keifer Sutherland Said To Be Hard To Work With

Actor Freddie Prinze, Jr. told ABC News that working alongside 24 star Keifer Sutherland made him want to quit acting altogether. Prinze played a character named Cole Ortiz on the eighth season of the hit Fox drama, and commented, “it …

‘Kissing Bug’ Illnesses On the Rise in the U.S.

Members of a typically subtropical family of insects commonly known as kissing bugs have been making their way further north in the United States, while carrying the deadly Chagas disease. Chagas disease, or American trypanosomiasis, is a parasitic ailment caused …

Kristen Stewart’s Kiss Cost Director Millions

Snow White and the Huntsman star Kristen Stewart’s July, 2012 dalliance with Rupert Sanders cost the director millions in divorce court. Almost two years later to the day the scandal broke, Sanders’ marriage to former model Liberty Ross officially came …

Gina Carano’s Return to UFC ‘Complicated’

Back in March, former professional mixed martial artist Gina Carano expressed that she was “very open” to returning to the MMA cage. Two weeks ago, UFC president Dana White stated with confidence that he expected to easily sign Carano to …

Three Children Killed During Philadelphia Carjacking

Three children were killed and three adults were injured in Philadelphia Friday after two men carjacked an SUV and crashed it into a fruit stand. Authorities are offering a $110,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest of the …

North Korea Launches Ballistic Missile Into Sea

On the day before the 61st anniversary of the Korean War armistice, North Korea launched a short-range ballistic missile into the sea off its east coast. The missile was fired from the country’s southwest Hwanghae province on Saturday evening, and …

Earth Facing Sixth Mass Extinction

The Earth may be on the brink of a sixth mass extinction, due to human activity, according to the academic journal Science. The Earth’s most recent mass extinction event occurred roughly 65 million years ago, when an asteroid wiped out …

Pauley Perrette Tweets Hair Dye Health Warning

NCIS star Pauley Perrette was recently hospitalized due to a severe allergic reaction to the black hair dye she uses. Now the 45-year-old actress has warned her fans of the dangers of hair coloring. Perrette plays a goth-inspired forensic scientist …

Arizona Botches Execution, Inmate Gasps

Arizona death row inmate Joseph Wood died nearly two hours after his execution commenced Wednesday, and his attorney said that he gasped for breath for much of that time. Wood was convicted of murder in 1989, after killing his estranged …