Quantcast
938
Posts
560
Comments

About Mike Fossum

Mike is a writer and videographer based in Lexington, KY. Follow Mike on Twitter and Google+.
Inglewood Shootout Suspect Apprehended Inglewood Shootout Suspect Apprehended
· 1

An Inglewood, California man, who barricaded himself inside a house after taking two female hostages, surrendered to authorities after an eight-hour standoff on Wednesday. Several shots were fired as officers arrived at a residence on South 5th Avenue at 12:35 …

Fisker Automotive Files for Bankruptcy Fisker Automotive Files for Bankruptcy
· 2

Fisker Automotive, maker of the “Karma” plug-in electric hybrid luxury sedan, filed for bankruptcy protection last week, marking an end to a chain of failure that began after the company received a $529 million loan commitment from the U.S. Department …

U.S. B-52′s Enter Airspace Claimed by China U.S. B-52′s Enter Airspace Claimed by China

Two unarmed U.S. Air Force B-52 bombers entered a Chinese air defense zone on Monday, defying China’s expanding claim over an island chain in the East China Sea. The flight occurred without incident, and the Pentagon declared on Tuesday that …

Jennifer Love Hewitt Has a Baby Girl Jennifer Love Hewitt Has a Baby Girl

Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt, 34, gave birth to a baby girl named Autumn James on Tuesday, November 26th. Love Hewitt’s publicist also revealed to US Weekly that The Client List star also recently married the baby’s father, costar Brian Hallisay, …

Amtrak Passenger Train Derails in South Carolina Amtrak Passenger Train Derails in South Carolina

A northbound Amtrak passenger train derailed early Monday morning in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, while en route to New York City from New Orleans. Four of the 218 passengers suffered minor injuries, and none of the seven of nine cars …

Maltese Falcon Statue Sells for $4 Million Maltese Falcon Statue Sells for $4 Million

The bird statue used as a prop in the 1941 film noir “The Maltese Falcon” sold for a record $4 million on Monday, during an auction of famous movie props and memorabilia. “The Maltese Falcon” was directed by John Huston, …

Best Buy Black Friday Doorbuster Deals Best Buy Black Friday Doorbuster Deals
· 1

Consumer electronics big-box retailer Best Buy has posted some of its Black Friday 2013 doorbusters online. Amidst Walmart’s complicated 2013 triad of pre-Black Friday sales events, which some might say have diminished the entire concept of Black Friday retail deal-rushing …

Mount Etna Erupts, Peppers Towns with Ash Mount Etna Erupts, Peppers Towns with Ash

Europe’s most active volcano, Mount Etna, erupted Saturday, showering pyroclastic detritus on towns around the mountain’s slopes and the nearby comune of Taormina. The eruption didn’t call for any evacuations, though an area highway was shut down for 30 minutes, …

Miley Cyrus, Now 21, Has Home Burglarized Miley Cyrus, Now 21, Has Home Burglarized

Twerking sensation Miley Cyrus, who turned 21 today, suffered the anti-celebratory event of having her home burglarized on Friday, November 22. US Weekly reports that the LAPD North Hollywood Community Police Station said that there is presently an investigation into …

Sears Black Friday Doorbusters Online Sears Black Friday Doorbusters Online
· 1

Sears, which has been losing money and closing department stores as of late, has posted an ad for Black Friday doorbuster deals. Sears, the multinational department store chain based in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, also owns Kmart, which has likewise been …

Black Widow Spider Found in Aldi Mart Grapes Black Widow Spider Found in Aldi Mart Grapes

Discount supermarket chain Aldi removed its entire stock of grapes from the shelves of its Milwaukee, Wisconsin, stores in early November, after a shopper found a black widow spider in a container. The red grapes in that incident were purchased …

Sarah Silverman Comments on ‘Susan 313’ Sarah Silverman Comments on ‘Susan 313’

Actress and comedian Sarah Silverman recently opened up to Variety about her cancelled 2012 NBC pilot, entitled ‘Susan 313.’ Over a year after NBC passed on the Fox TV production, Silverman was granted permission to post a cut of the …

Prince Alwaleed Says Obama Lacks Coherent Policy Prince Alwaleed Says Obama Lacks Coherent Policy

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the Saudi royal and self-made billionaire investor, said President Barack Obama lacks a “comprehensive and coherent foreign policy” toward the Arab world. Alwaleed made the comment at “The Year Ahead: 2014,” a two-day conference in Chicago, …

Giant Pennsylvania Mushroom Sculpture Giant Pennsylvania Mushroom Sculpture

Kennett Square, a borough in Chester County, Pennsylvania, also known as the Mushroom Capitol of the World, plans to drop a 700-pound stainless steel toadstool sculpture, during a midnight countdown at its annual Mushroom Festival. State Representative John Lawrence tapped …

Costco Sorry for Putting Bible in Fiction Aisle Costco Sorry for Putting Bible in Fiction Aisle
· 11

A Costco store branch in Simi Valley, California is under fire after a local pastor discovered that Bibles had been cataloged in the fiction section of the books aisle. Pastor Caleb Kaltenbach of Discovery Church, was browsing for a gift …

Darwin’s Frog Species Believed Extinct Darwin’s Frog Species Believed Extinct
· 1

A species of frog named after Charles Darwin is thought to have gone extinct, due to a deadly amphibian skin disease. The ironically named Darwin’s Frogs, native to the forest streams of Chile and Argentina, are thought to have succumbed …

Prince Alwaleed Says Twitter Will Succeed Post IPO Prince Alwaleed Says Twitter Will Succeed Post IPO

Billionaire Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who’d invested $300 million in Twitter 2 years ago, says he thinks that the social media platform needs to focus on generating revenue. Twitter raised $1.82 billion during its November 7th IPO, and its …

Cadillac CTS Named Motor Trend’s Car of the Year Cadillac CTS Named Motor Trend’s Car of the Year
· 1

Motor Trend Magazine has named the Cadillac CTS ‘Car of the Year’ for 2014, the second time the model has received the award in the last six, after first taking top honors in 2008. After testing twenty-one cars at the …

Public Outcry Over Euthanized Elk Public Outcry Over Euthanized Elk
· 7

A young bull elk was euthanized at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, after getting too close to a photographer, in an incident that occurred on October 20th. Asheville, North Carolina lensman James York was taking pictures on the side …

Redesigned 2015 Mini Cooper Unveiled Redesigned 2015 Mini Cooper Unveiled

Since BMW launched the Mini Cooper in the U.S. back in 2002, over 550,000 various models of the car have been sold, spanning two generations. Now Mini Cooper has unveiled its latest, redesigned 3rd-generation vehicle, just ahead of the Los …

Keanu Reeves’ ’47 Ronin’ Based on True Story Keanu Reeves’ ’47 Ronin’ Based on True Story
· 1

According to director Carl Rinsch, Keanu Reeves’ upcoming film “47 Ronin” is based on a true Japanese story. Rinsch describes the film, which opens on December 25 in the US, as a story where people “share this journey to reclaim …

Indiana Recovering from Tornado Damage Indiana Recovering from Tornado Damage

Indiana was one of several midwestern states hit by tornadoes Sunday, and Governor Mike Pence has taken a helicopter tour of Hoosier communities that were hardest hit by the severe weather. Wide swaths of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, …

Colorado Mine Accident Kills 2, Injures 20 Colorado Mine Accident Kills 2, Injures 20

Two miners died, and 20 more were injured, after an accident involving carbon monoxide occurred at the Revenue-Virginius Mine in Ouray County, Colorado on Sunday. The incident occurred at 7:20 a.m., and emergency crews immediately responded. Star Mines operations manager …

Russia Investigating Boeing 737 Crash Russia Investigating Boeing 737 Crash
· 1

Russian aviation investigators have commenced combing through a Boeing 737 wreckage near the city of Kazan Monday, after the plane crashed Sunday, killing all 50 passengers on board. Flags flew at half mast in the city of 1.1 million, which …