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Mike is a writer and videographer based in Lexington, KY. Follow Mike on Twitter and Google+.
Yellowstone Earthquake Causes Little Damage Yellowstone Earthquake Causes Little Damage

A magnitude 4.8 earthquake rattled Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming on Sunday near the Montana border, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Several aftershocks with a magnitude over 3 were also recorded. USGS Yellowstone Volcano Observatory spokesman Peter Cervelli noted …

Nikki Reed Spotted Post-Separation from McDonald Nikki Reed Spotted Post-Separation from McDonald

Twilight saga actress Nikki Reed was spotted exiting a Los Angeles gym on Saturday, following the announcement of her split from husband Paul McDonald. Reed’s representative initially revealed news of the separation Saturday morning, stating that “After much consideration, Nikki …

John Kerry Meets with Russian Foreign Minister John Kerry Meets with Russian Foreign Minister

Upon meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Sunday in Paris to discuss a diplomatic solution to the situation in Ukraine, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that their positions are “getting closer” in alignment. Kerry had left a …

Aftershocks Shake Southern California Aftershocks Shake Southern California

After a magnitude-5.1 earthquake hit La Habra near Los Angeles Friday evening, more than 100 aftershocks have rattled the Southland area since, with the largest being a magnitude 4.1, which hit at 2:32 p.m. Saturday near Rowland Heights. The tremors …

Emma Watson Criticizes Fashion Industry Emma Watson Criticizes Fashion Industry

Actress Emma Watson, best known for her role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter franchise, recently opened up about being hounded by British paparazzi during her time at Brown University, and also commented on her disdain the impossible standards …

Alzheimer’s May Be Predicted by Brain Plaques Alzheimer’s May Be Predicted by Brain Plaques

According to a new study conducted by Duke Medicine, brain scans using radioactive dye may help to predict an impending development of Alzheimer’s disease, as well as future cognitive decline in otherwise healthy adults. In an article published in the …

Bald Eagle Egg Hatches in Pittsburgh Bald Eagle Egg Hatches in Pittsburgh

The Pennsylvania Game Commission confirmed that the first of three bald eagle eggs had hatched Friday in a nest sitting in a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania neighborhood. Roughly an hour later, the adult male and female eagles were seen tending to the …

Kurt Cobain Suicide: 35 New Photos Released Kurt Cobain Suicide: 35 New Photos Released

With the impending 20-year anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s April 8, 1994 death, interest in the late Nirvana frontman has hit fever pitch. Seattle police have recently stated that they won’t be reopening the case regarding the death of the iconic …

Peanut Butter Dumped in Landfill, Thank Costco Peanut Butter Dumped in Landfill, Thank Costco

Roughly one million jars of peanut butter are being dumped into Curry County landfill in Clovis, New Mexico to speed up the bankruptcy of Sunland Inc., the peanut processing plant that was the source of a September, 2012 salmonella outbreak …

Michael Chiklis Joins Cast of American Horror Story Michael Chiklis Joins Cast of American Horror Story

The creators of FX’s American Horror Story revealed Friday that the Emmy Golden Globe award-winning actor Michael Chiklis will be joining the cast of season four, entitled Freakshow. Freakshow will be set in Jupiter, Florida in 1950 and will star …

Vitamix Blender Spoof with Fallon, Schwarzenegger Vitamix Blender Spoof with Fallon, Schwarzenegger

While aping the popular home shopping network QVC Monday, former California governor and action star Arnold Schwarzenegger joined The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon to demonstrate a Vitamix blender, as well as a “Slap Chop” slicing and dicing utensil. Schwarzenegger …

Cholesterol Drug by Amgen Cuts LDL by 60% Cholesterol Drug by Amgen Cuts LDL by 60%

A new class of experimental drugs have been proven to dramatically lower cholesterol, and may become a viable option for the 70 million Americans who have high LDL (low-density lipoprotein) or “bad” cholesterol. One of these new medicines, Amgen’s Evolocumab, …

AJ McCarron and Katherine Webb Engaged AJ McCarron and Katherine Webb Engaged

Former University of Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback AJ McCarron got engaged to long-time model girlfriend and former Miss Alabama Katherine Webb Friday. McCarron popped the question at Coast Restaurant at The Beach Club in Gulf Shores, Alabama which was witnessed …

Lindsay Lohan’s Love Conquest List Inaccurate Lindsay Lohan’s Love Conquest List Inaccurate

It was recently reported by In Touch Magazine that wayward Tinseltown ingenue Lindsay Lohan had composed a “personal conquest list” containing the names of 36 Hollywood actors during a night of drunken debauchery on Jan 30th. Now actor James Franco …

Molly Ringwald Played Claire Standish 30 Years Ago Molly Ringwald Played Claire Standish 30 Years Ago

Actress Molly Ringwald, once called the greatest teen star of all time, celebrated her 46th birthday last month, and will see the 30th anniversary of the release of her iconic coming of age comedy-drama The Breakfast Club next year. Though, …

Bishop Tebartz-van Elst Dismissed by Pope Bishop Tebartz-van Elst Dismissed by Pope

The Vatican announced Wednesday that the resignation of embattled Bishop of Limburg Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst had been accepted. Pope Francis had temporarily expelled the German bishop from his diocese back in October, due to his $42.7 million project to build …

Steven Seagal Supports Vladimir Putin Steven Seagal Supports Vladimir Putin

While filming a movie in Romania, actor, film producer, screenwriter, director, martial artist, musician and reserve deputy sheriff Steven Seagal did an interview with the state-run Russian newspaper Rossiskaya Gazeta, in which he’d expressed that Vladimir Putin’s actions against Crimea …

Gina Carano ‘Very Open’ to Returning to MMA Gina Carano ‘Very Open’ to Returning to MMA

In an interview with Fox Sports’ Damon Martin, actress, television personality and fitness model Gina Carano has expressed that she’s “very open” to returning to the MMA cage. Carano commented, “I’ve never retired. I’ve never officially said that,” and added …

Steve Masiello Loses South Florida Deal Steve Masiello Loses South Florida Deal

After finding “previously undetected discrepancy in his background check,” University of South Florida officials were prompted to end a contract with Manhattan coach Steve Masiello late Tuesday night. USF had paid a Texas-based search firm called Eastman & Beaudine $60,000 …

Lynda Petty, Wife of Richard, Dies at 72 Lynda Petty, Wife of Richard, Dies at 72

Richard Petty Motorsports has announced that the NASCAR Hall of Famer’s wife Linda had passed away Tuesday at 72. Lynda Gayle Owens Petty died peacefully at her home in Level Cross, North Carolina, after battling cancer for the past several …

Man-On-Car Murder Sentencing Postponed Man-On-Car Murder Sentencing Postponed

A California woman who drove two miles while drunk through the Los Angeles suburb of Torrance with a dying man on her windshield has had her sentencing for murder charges postponed. Substance-abuse counselor Sherry Lynn Wilkins, 52, was found guilty …

Jack Lew Resting at Home After Surgery Jack Lew Resting at Home After Surgery

United States Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew is resting comfortably after undergoing prostate surgery in New York. The surgery had been planned for Tuesday as an outpatient procedure, though Lew developed a low-grade fever and was kept overnight for …

Best Paper Towels Ranked by Consumer Reports Best Paper Towels Ranked by Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports, the monthly magazine that’s been published by Consumers Union since 1936, has reviewed and compared 18 different paper towel brands, using results from its in-house testing laboratory and survey research center. The tests conducted included absorbency (a measure …

Moon Craters Mapped by Amateurs as Well as the Pros Moon Craters Mapped by Amateurs as Well as the Pros

CosmoQuest, a collective of amateur astronomers that identify and map craters on various space objects, including the moon, has gotten so adept in their studies that their data has been used in scientific research and at times published. Stuart Robbins, …