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Spanish Bulls Gore Three Matadors, Bullfight Called Off

Two Spanish bulls were the victors in a bullfight held at the Las Ventas ring during the San Isidro festival. Organizers had to put a stop to the event, as three matadors were injured. Reports say that it was the …

Iran ‘Happy’ Video Lands Six Young People In Jail

Six young Iranians were jailed for appearing in a video of Pharrell’s song “Happy.” Reports say that the Iranians have been freed on $100,000 bail, but the director of the video still remains in prison. According to reports, they were …

Pennsylvania Same-Sex Marriage: Judge Says Ban Is Unconstitutional

On Tuesday, a federal judge struck down the ban of same-sex marriages in Pennsylvania, saying that it is unconstitutional. Judge John E. Jones said that the label “same-sex marriage” will be abandoned by future generations and simply call it “marriage.” …

Maks and Meryl: DWTS Winners Spark Dating Rumors

Professional dancer Maksim “Maks” Chmerkovskiy and his partner Olympic gold medalist and ice skater Meryl Davis were named the champions for the 18th season of Dancing with the Stars. When their names were announced, the two almost kissed, sparking rumors …

Jim Nabors Retires Indianapolis 500 Act

Jim Nabors is preparing for his last performance of “Back Home Again” at this year’s Indianapolis 500. Nabors, 83, has been performing for 42 years as the opening act for the Indy 500, an annual race held at the Indianapolis Motor …

‘McScary’: Twitter Users Not Happy About New McDonald’s Mascot

McDonald’s will be introducing their new Happy Meal ambassador on Friday. The new mascot is said to bring “fun and excitement” to children, but comments on social media say otherwise. Users on Twitter said that the new mascot is scary …

Majdanek Death Camp: 20 Former Guards Probed By Nazi Investigators

German Nazi investigators have identified 20 guards that served at the Majdanek death camp. They could face charges in Germany for being accessories to murder at the death camp. Thomas Will, who is the lead investigator, said that 30 suspects …

‘Crookedest Street In The World’ Closes In San Francisco

San Francisco will temporarily close Lombard Street, or the “Crookedest Street in the World.” On Tuesday, the city’s Municipal Transportation Agency voted that the street will be closed to vehicles for four weekends, starting late June. It will also be …

50 Cent’s Baby Mama Did Not Invite Him To His Son’s High School Graduation

There have been rumors floating around that rapper 50 Cent abandoned his son during his high school graduation. In a statement released by his PR people, however, 50 Cent said that the mother of his son did not let him …

Michelle Duggar Visits Fertility Doctor Hoping To Have 20th Child At 47

Michelle Duggar and her husband Bob seem to think that having 19 children is not enough. In a preview of an upcoming episode of their reality show 19 Kids and Counting, the couple is seen visiting a fertility doctor and …

Anna Politkovskaya: A Russian Court Convicts Five Men Of Murder

On Tuesday, five men were convicted of murdering Anna Politkovskaya, a Russian investigative journalist. In 2006, Politkovskaya was found dead with two gunshots in the chest, one in her shoulder, and one in the head. Of the five men who …

Kerri Kasem Granted Expanded Authority Over Father’s Health Care

Casey Kasem’s children say that they have not yet seen their ailing father. At a hearing in Los Angeles, Superior Court Judge Daniel S. Murphy has granted Kasem’s daughter, Kerri, expanded authority over her father’s health care. The judge also …

Tennessee Sinkhole Destroys Austin Peay’s Football Field

A 40-foot deep sinkhole has opened up on Austin Peay State University’s football field. The large sinkhole started as a small hole that first appeared a few weeks ago. According to the authorities, the small hole was the size of …

Pat Sajak Skeptical About Global Warming, Vents On Twitter

Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak ignited a Twitter backlash on Tuesday after posting about global warming alarmists on Monday night. The tweet read, “I now believe global warming alarmists are unpatriotic racists knowingly misleading for their own ends. Good …

Victoria Azarenka’s Injured Foot Will Keep Her Out Of 2014 French Open

Belarusian professional tennis player, Victoria Azarenka, will be missing the action at the 2014 French Open due to a foot injury. Her foot injury, which she has been nursing since March, has already forced her to pull out of several …

Boeing 777x Outclasses Airbus A380 Airplane Design

The Airbus A380, a double-deck four-engine jet, must keep improving its design if it wants to match the Boeing twin-aisle airplane called the 777x, which is scheduled to be used for service within the next decade. Fabrice Bregier, CEO of …

Terry Crews “Nip Sync” With Jimmy Fallon Is Hilarious [VIDEO]

On Monday, former football player turned actor Terry Crews dropped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to talk about his first job and his latest movie. Jimmy Fallon had other stars do a lip-sync battle when they guest on …

Braves Stadium Concept Drawings Released

On Wednesday, the Atlanta Braves released 6 concept drawings and renderings of the new stadium in Cobb County that is said to seat more than 41,000. Based on the designs that were released, the new stadium will be much more …

Gucci Mane Pleads Guilty To Firearms Charge, Will Serve 39 Months In Prison

Gucci Mane, born Radric Davis, pleaded guilty to a federal firearms charge in Atlanta on Tuesday and will serve time in prison for 39 months. The 34-year-old rapper stated his plea after coming to an agreement with prosecutors. His charge …

Kitty Litter May Have Caused Radiation Leak At New Mexico Nuclear Waste Site

New Mexico’s environmental official said on Tuesday that kitty litter that was used for absorbing radioactive debris may be the cause of a chemical reaction that resulted in a radiation leak below ground at a nuclear waste storage. Dangerous radiation …

Chelsea Manning: Pentagon Considering Transfer To Civilian Prison For Gender Treatment

Pentagon is weighing the option to transfer Chelsea Manning to a civilian prison in order for her to get treatment for gender disorder. Manning, born Bradley Edward Manning, is a soldier who was convicted of violating the Espionage Act. Manning, …

Abu Hamza Trial Comes To A Close, Says He Never Conspired To Harm Anyone

Abu Hamza was the imam of Finsbury Park Mosque in London. He preached militant Islamism, Islamic fundamentalism, and jihadism. Hamza is on trial in the U.S. with several charges of terrorism. Hamza told his followers that they had a religious …

Grace Kelly’s Family Outraged Over Biopic

Grace of Monaco the biopic about Grace Kelly, an actress, fashion icon, and the Princess of Monaco, was chosen to headline this year’s Cannes Film Festival. However, many slammed the film, including Kelly’s own family. The film is set in …

Dracula’s Castle Offered To Romanian Government For $85 Million

The Transylvanian castle said to be Dracula’s home is now up for sale. Bran Castle, built in the 13th century, is located in the countryside, with the closest town a few miles away. Many people have occupied the castle over …