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Poison-Letters Case: James Everett Dutschke Wants To Withdraw Guilty Plea Poison-Letters Case: James Everett Dutschke Wants To Withdraw Guilty Plea

James Everett Dutschke, the man behind sending poison-laced letters to President Barack Obama, wants to withdraw his guilty plea. In January, Dutschke pleaded guilty to the crime. On Tuesday, however, he seemed to have changed his mind when he asked …

Jeb Bush Earns Praise At New York City Event Jeb Bush Earns Praise At New York City Event

During an appearance at a Manhattan Institute dinner, Jeb Bush garnered praise from members of the audience, which included political donors from the Big Apple, conservatives, and even Chris Christie supporter former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani. A possible presidential …

Seattle Airport Jetway Collapses As Passengers Try To Exit Aircraft

A jet bridge fell several feet as passengers aboard a Southwest Airlines flight were exiting the plane at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Tuesday. Thankfully, no injuries were reported. According to Perry Cooper, the airport spokesman, the jetway fell about 6 …

Ralph Waite Tribute Will Air On ‘NCIS’ Season Finale

This season’s NCIS season finale will probably be one of the most emotional episodes that series has ever aired. Unlike past finale episodes that leave fans hanging, this one will end in an emotional note. In a tweet posted by …

Miguelito Canyon Fire Grows To 700 Acres, Prompts Evacuation

Emergency crews have been trying to put out a brushfire that started in Miguelito Canyon, located at the south of Lompoc, California, since 1:40 pm. When firefighters initially reported to the scene, only 20 acres of land was on fire. …

Devon Baulkman Will Attend University Of Tennessee And Join Volunteer Program

Junior college guard Devon Baulkman has officially agreed to attend the University of Tennessee and join the Volunteers basketball program headed by Coach Donnie Tyndall. Baulkman signed the paperwork on Tuesday. Baulkman, the 6’5” guard, has been attending the Gulf …

Atlanta High School Shooting: Possible Suspect Questioned

On Tuesday, five people were shot near Therrell High School in Atlanta. Authorities say that those who were injured are believed to be students at the high school, but no confirmation was announced. According to reports, the injuries were not …

Jodi Arias Will Face A Death Penalty Hearing For A Second Time

Jodi Arias, the 33-year-old woman who was convicted of first-degree murder last year for killing her boyfriend in 2008, is slated to appear in court this week. Last year, the jurors were not able to a unanimous decision on her …

Solange Knowles Gives Jay Z A Beatdown In Standard Hotel Elevator [VIDEO]

On May 12, a shocking surveillance video of Solange Knowles hitting Jay Z spread on the internet like wildfire. Reports say that the video was taken in an elevator as the couple, Jay Z and Beyonce, along with Beyonce’s sister …

Bounce House Blows Away, Injures Three Kids

On Monday, three kids were hurt after falling about 15 to 20 feet from a bounce house. The incident happened in upstate New York. According to reports, a strong gust of wind blew the bounce house away, with three kids …

Paralyzed Snowboarder’s Attorneys Blame Resort’s Jump Design For Accident

Myles Bagley was 18 years old when he was injured at Mt. Bachelor in 2006. He was paralyzed from the waist down, and sought $21.5 million in 2008. However, his case was thrown out by the presiding judge. Now, the …

Alanis Morissette Records ‘Today’ For Marianne Williamson’s Political Campaign

Canadian-American singer Alanis Morissette wrote and recorded the theme song for Marianne Williamson, the independent candidate running for a seat in California’s 33rd district. The song is entitled “Today,” and Morissette hopes that is will make Williamson’s campaign successful. “I …

Pinocchio Rex, T-Rex’s Cousin, Unearthed In China Pinocchio Rex, T-Rex’s Cousin, Unearthed In China

The skeleton of a new tyrannosaur was found at a construction site in China. The skeleton was identified as the cousin of the T-Rex, and named “Pinocchio Rex” for its lengthy nose. Scientists at the Edinburgh University in the U.K. named …

93-Year-Old Woman Killed By Texas Police; A Community Mourns

A 93-year-old woman was shot by the police in Hearne, Texas. Pearlie Golden was a longtime resident of the rural town of Hearne. Neighbors, who call her “Miss Sully,” described her as a sweet woman. On Tuesday night, the authorities …

Tennis Star Fire: Family Of Four Killed At Home Of James Blake

A Florida mansion belonging to ex-tennis star James Blake was set on fire and killed a family on four, police reported on Wednesday. Spokeswoman for Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department, Debbie Carter, said that the house was intentionally set on fire. …

Florida Gold Theft: Accused Man Apprehended In Belize

On Wednesday, the U.S. Marshalls Service reported that they have Cuban fugitive Raonel Valdez-Valhuerdis in custody at the Miami-Dade County Jail. Valhuerdis was the man suspected of stealing over a hundred pounds of gold that amounted to almost $3 million. …

Greta Van Susteren Criticizes Jon Stewart After Benghazi Coverage

Commentator and TV show host Greta Van Susteren is criticizing Jon Stewart after his recent comment on Fox’s Benghazi Coverage. On The Daily Show which aired Monday night, Stewart mocked Fox for covering Benghazi, wondering why the network did not express the …

Yellowstone Invasive Trout Showing Signs Of Decline Yellowstone Invasive Trout Showing Signs Of Decline

On Tuesday, a conservation group and government scientists reported that an invasive species of trout that devastated the native trout species in Yellowstone National Park is showing signs of decline, which is deemed as a “significant progress” in their efforts …

Jamaica Crash Landing Due To Flight Crew Fatigue

On December 22, 2009, an American Airlines Boeing 737-823 plane plowed through Norman Manley International Airport’s perimeter fence and skidded across a roadway. The plane missed the rain-soaked runway and landed on rocks and sand dunes by the Caribbean Sea. …

Girl Hit With Shovel To The Head Video Goes Viral [VIDEO]

Yesterday, “Shovel Girl” was the star of the world wide web. A video of a group of friends poking fun at each other was posted on YouTube. The 8-minute video started with the girls walking on a lawn. After a …

Blake Lively And Ryan Reynolds Named Met Gala’s Hottest Couple

The Met Gala gathers celebrities and famous personalities from the fashion world each year to raise funds for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. It is also considered fashion’s red carpet event, and so attendees make sure to look …

Oscar Pistorius Accused of “Sinister Remark” During Trial Break

Oscar Pistorius, the South African double-amputee track athlete, was accused of saying a “sinister remark” when his trial went on break Tuesday. Pistorius allegedly asked his slain girlfriend’s friend, “How can you sleep at night?” The incident is said to …

Monica Lewinsky Writes About Affair With Bill Clinton In Vanity Fair Article

Monica Lewinsky is now opening up about her scandalous affair with former President Bill Clinton. In an article for Vanity Fair, Lewinsky says that her affair with Clinton was consensual. News of the scandal broke out in 1998 when Lewinsky was …

Gisele Bündchen And Tom Brady Offered $40M For Mansion From Dr. Dre

New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady and supermodel wife Gisele Bündchen listed their $50 million mansion up for sale. Less than 2 months after the listing, they have already found a buyer – entrepreneur, record producer, and rapper Dr. Dre. …