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About Tina Volpe

Tina Volpe is an author, freelance writer and a college student. She loves spending time with her rescued feathered and furry friends... cooking Italian food, reading, writing, hiking and dreams of a huge animal sanctuary. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and Google+
Ellen As The Oscars Host, Insulting But Hysterical

From the first few moments Ellen DeGeneres walked onto that Oscar stage as host, she had the audience laughing. One of the funny comments from DeGeneres was, “For those around the world, it has been a tough couple of days …

A High Chance Of Pandemic From H7N9 Bird Flu

A scientist with the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science is concerned about a bird flu pandemic. Hualan Chen rushes to work everyday to check the number of new H7N9 cases that were recorded overnight. There was a bit of a …

Obama Warns Russia Not To Use Force in Ukraine

President Obama, in a brief statement on Friday, said he was “deeply concerned” over reports that Russian troops are meddling in Ukraine as their men took up positions in Ukraine’s Crimean region. “We are now deeply concerned by reports of …

Dead Man Wakes Up Before Embalming

Imagine the surprise on the face of the mortician when a man who was just about to undergo embalming, woke up and started kicking in his body bag. It happened in Lexington, Mississippi when Wednesday night, Walter Williams, 78, appeared …

Maronite Catholic Church Ordains Married Priest

The Maronites of Lebanon commonly trace their origin back to the late 4th century. They began as an Eastern rite Catholic Church, in the same Apostolic Faith and sacraments, and united with the chief Shepherd of the Church, the Pope, …

Leah Remini Talks About Scientology

Leah Remini, 43, the former King of Queens star and Dancing With The Stars contestant, has been extremely vocal about her relationship to the Church of Scientology since the announcement that she was leaving the organization in June 2013. She …

New Painkiller Could Be Made With Tarantula Venom?

Those huge, scary, and furry spiders, namely tarantulas, carry venom that just may hold the key to the development of a safe and effective new painkiller, according to a new study. After all, the U.S. pain medication industry has millions …

Lanai Plane Crash Kills 3 Passengers

Two Maui County employees, as well as the pilot, died in a plane that crashed just after takeoff from the Lanai airport on Wednesday night. The 3 other passengers were seriously injured, county officials reported. The three survivors of the …

Tegu Lizards Invade Hillsborough County, FL

Some very large lizards are roaming around Hillsborough County, FL. There have been at least 100 sightings and Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation agency is concerned. They are tegu lizards, green and black reptiles that can grow up to four …

Bus Driver Attack Caught On Video In New York

A bus driver in Long Island was attacked while the passengers recorded the attack, never once stopping to help or even call 911. Witnesses said that another passenger went ballistic, punching and hitting the female bus driver, even though she …

IBM Layoffs To Start On Thursday IBM Layoffs To Start On Thursday

IBM is rumored to be cutting at least 13,000 jobs in New York and Vermont, in its “workforce rebalancing” efforts. The cuts were code named “Project Apollo,” Alliance@IBM said in an online IBM forum. IBM told Business Insider that it …

ADHD Study: Could Tylenol Cause ADHD?

Tylenol, the most popular over the counter pain medication, is in the headlines again. The last time the product was questioned was in June 2012 when it was rapidly pulled from shelves during a recall. That recall was due to …

Amanda Knox: Boyfriend Questions Her Behavior

Could it be that Raffaele Sollecito is merely covering his proverbial butt, or could he finally be coming clean about the peculiar actions of his ex-girlfriend, Amanda Knox? Sollecito has said to many news outlets that he has unanswered questions …

Social Security Disability: Veteran Claims Expedited

There is good news for our disabled veterans who come back from war and have had difficulty getting their disability payments in a timely manner. The Social Security disability benefits for veterans with a rating of 100 percent Permanent and …

Church Van Crash: 2 Killed, 1 In Critical Condition

A church van affiliated with the First Baptist Church of New Port Richey, FL, crashed on Friday morning on its way to a youth camp in Georgia, killing two people and critically injuring a teenager. The crash was reported at …

Alturas Shooting: 4 Dead, 2 In Critical Condition

Cherie Lash Rhoades was being threatened with eviction at a hearing held at the American Indian headquarters in Alturas, CA, when she began shooting, emptying her gun and then turning to a butcher knife. Four people died during that attack, …

Mumps Outbreak Spreading Through Fordham University

Officials suspect that the illness that has already spread to 13 people resemble the same symptoms as the mumps. Nothing has been confirmed as yet, however, whatever it is, it’s spreading to other sections of the college from which it …

Dalai Lama Meets With President Obama, China Opposes

The meeting today with President Obama and the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has caused China to issue a strong warning against the meeting. The Chinese Foreign Ministry criticized the planned visit just hours after it was announced, with …

Medicare: Contributing To Painkiller Addiction

Addictions to painkillers for Medicare patients is growing rapidly, but could Medicare be fueling this dangerous trend? It has been discovered that nearly one in three patients who get prescriptions for painkillers, can get them from multiple doctors, and the …

NYC Settles Suit With Wrongly Jailed Man for $6.4 Million

It happens every day–people arrested for crimes they did not commit–and the system lets them down. The statistics are staggering on the number of wrongly imprisoned inmates. Statistics show that in the U.S. alone, over 10,000 people each year are …

2nd Prayer Death: Prayer Is Not The Answer

This is the second death of a child born to these parents because they refused medical treatment due to their religious beliefs. Herbert and Catherine Schaible believe in faith healing, and allowed their first child, 2-year-old Kent, to die because …

Venezuela Beauty Queen Killed In Recent Protests

The 22-year old Miss Turismo, 2013, Genesis Carmona, was shot in the city of Valencia Tuesday in an anti-government protest. She was pronounced dead on Wednesday afternoon at a local hospital, making her death the fifth during the country’s ongoing …

Wounded Knee Protest: FBI Confirms Murder Of 1973

Not to confuse the issue, the original Wounded Knee Massacre occurred on December 29, 1890, near Wounded Knee Creek on the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in the U.S. state of South Dakota. It was the last battle of the …

Nun Sentenced To Prison For Peace Activism

The 84-year-old nun, Sister Megan Rice, is no stranger to activism. She has been protesting and wreaking havoc on sites that deal with nuclear power for decades. Now, she has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison. She doesn’t …