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Mike is a writer and videographer based in Lexington, KY. Follow Mike on Twitter and Google+.
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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Pamela Anderson Saving Faroe Islands Pilot Whales

Actress Pamela Anderson, along with a handful of other celebrities, are joining roughly 500 volunteers on the Faroe Islands in the remote North Atlantic, in an attempt to stop the mass slaughter of pilot whales. “Operation GrindStop” was initiated to …

William Shatner and NASA Share Twitter Exchange

Iconic actor William Shatner tweeted to NASA on Saturday, and received an update on the status of the International Space Station. Back in April, NASA honored Shatner with its highest award bestowed upon civilians, the Distinguished Public Service medal. The …

One Death, 20 Overdoses at Mad Decent Block Party

During an outdoor music festival organized by record label Mad Decent in Columbia, Maryland on Friday, one fan died of an apparent drug overdose, and an additional 20 were transported to an area hospital. Tyler Fox Viscardi, 20, of Raleigh, …

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 …