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Mike is a writer and videographer based in Lexington, KY. Follow Mike on Twitter and Google+.
Stacy Lewis Defends Women’s British Open

Stacy Lewis, the 29-year-old Texan who reclaimed her rank as number one in the Women’s World Golf Rankings in June, defends the Women’s British Open at Royal Birkdale this week. Commenting on a field that had been dominated by South …

Texas Home Shooting Leaves 6 Dead

Seven people were shot at a home in Spring, Texas, Wednesday evening, and six of the victims died from their wounds. A brief standoff between the suspect and authorities ensued after a car chase. Harris County police used two trucks …

Mel Gibson Empathizes with Shia LaBeouf

Just after accepting a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2014 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic, actor Mel Gibson shared his thoughts on the recent bizarre behavior of former Transformers actor Shia Labeouf, saying that his “heart …

Ex-New Orleans Mayor Gets 10-Year Prison Sentence

Former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin received a 10-year prison term Wednesday after being convicted of bribery, money laundering and other corruption back in February. Nagin, 58, had served two terms in office, and was mayor of New Orleans when …

Phaedra Parks’ Husband Gets 8 Years in Prison

Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks’ husband Apollo Nida was handed an eight-year prison sentence by a federal judge for defrauding over 50 people of roughly $2 million over a four-year period. Nida, who had spent time behind bars …

Justin Bieber Charged in Egging Incident

Pop singer Justin Bieber is set to be formally charged with a misdemeanor count of vandalism stemming from an egg throwing incident in January in his Calabasas, California neighborhood. A former neighbor of Bieber called 911 to report that eggs …

Prostitute Injected Deceased Google Exec with Heroin

Google executive Forrest Hayes was found dead on his yacht in Santa Cruz, California last November, and authorities initially concluded that it was due to his overdosing on heroin. Seven months later, police have uncovered new video evidence taken from …

Portable Air Conditioners Slightly Better Than Fans

With summer temperatures rising, one might consider buying a portable air conditioning unit, to avoid the hassle of installing a window unit. Portable floor units are designed to draw in warm air, cool it, then push it outside via a …

Courtney Love Cast in ‘Sons of Anarchy’

Actress Courtney Love is set to appear in the 7th and final season of the FX biker gang drama Sons of Anarchy. Love will first appear in the fourth episode as Ms. Harrison, the pre-school teacher of main character Jax’s …

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 …