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Ethan Couch’s Family Will Pay Out $2 Million To Paralyzed Victim

The family of Texas teenager Ethan Couch has agreed to pay $2 million to the family of the boy who was paralyzed during the drunk driving incident that happened in 2013. Ethan, who was 16 years old at the time …

Sharia Law Causes Celebrities To Boycott Famed Beverly Hills Hotel

Ellen DeGeneres and Jay Leno are just two of the famous personalities that are boycotting the Beverly Hills Hotel – a Brunei-owned company. On Monday, the Beverly Hills on Sunset Boulevard was bombarded with crowds of protesters calling for people …

California Bridge Fire Backs Up Traffic From California To Nevada

An accidental fire destroyed the incomplete bridge from California to Nevada on Monday afternoon. One of the bridge’s construction workers was using a blowtorch when strong winds fanned the flames, starting the massive fire. The $32 million bridge burned through …

Pussy Riot Discusses Human Rights With U.S. Senators Pussy Riot Discusses Human Rights With U.S. Senators

Two of the members of Russian protest group Pussy Riot, Maria Alyokhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova, visited Capitol Hill. The two were seeking help from the Congress to include 16 of Russia’s politicians to the list of human rights violators who …

Megan Fox Proudly Shares Pictures Of Sons On ‘Ellen Show’

Megan Fox, 27, proudly showed off pictures of his sons Bodhi, 2, and Noah, 19 months, on the Ellen Show. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles actress beamed when the pictures of her sons were shown. She described Bodhi as being …

Turkey Roadside Memorial Denied By Utah

The Utah Department of Transportation denied PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) permission to put up a roadside memorial for hundreds of turkeys that were killed in a tractor accident that took place last month. However, supporters of animal rights …

Sinn Fein Leader Gerry Adams Released From Police Custody With No Charges

The Northern Island police has released Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams after being in their custody for 4 days. Last week, Adams agreed to turn himself in for questioning. The authorities questioned Adams about his alleged involvement in the 1972 …

Thailand Earthquake Measuring 6.3 In Magnitude Rocks Nation

One of Thailand’s biggest earthquakes shook the northern part of the country on Monday. The earthquake, which measured 6.3 on the Richter scale, was also followed by at least 109 aftershocks that measured 3.0 to about 5.2 on the scale. …

Miranda Lambert Has Most CMT Nominations

Miranda Lambert still remains the queen of country music. The nominations for the 2014 Country Music Television (CMT) Awards have been released and Lambert garnered 6 nominations – two with her band the Pistol Annies, two for her duet with Keith …

Scotty McCreery: ‘American Idol’ Winner Victim Of Home Invasion

Country music star and American Idol alum Scotty McCreery was a victim of a robbery that took place on Monday morning. The incident happened in an apartment building near North Carolina State University where McCreery is enrolled as a student. …

Ariel Winter: Guardianship Case For ‘Modern Family’ Star Settled

Modern Family star Ariel Winter will be living with her adult sister after a case regarding her guardianship was settled on Monday. Shanelle Gray, Ariel’s sister, has been in a dispute with her mother Chrisoula Workman, over the Ariel’s guardianship. …

Rutgers Speaker: Tom Kean Will Replace Condoleezza Rice

Rutgers University has announced that former NJ Governor Tom Kean will be replacing former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as a commencement speaker. The decision came after students and faculty members protested against Rice for her part in the U.S. …

Oregon Prison: Second Inmate Escape In A Week

The Oregon State Police have been searching for an escaped inmate since Monday. Clinton Swearingen II escaped the Deer Ridge Correctional Institution on Sunday night. This is the second inmate who has escaped from an Oregon detention center in just …

Macy’s Theft Case Against Woman Dropped Due To False Arrest

On Wednesday, charges were dropped against a Pakistani woman who was accused of stealing jewelry at the Macy’s flagship store in New York City. The incident happened last fall. Joweria Khalid was charged with misdemeanor theft after a security guard …

Sinn Fein Leader Gerry Adams Arrested For IRA’s 1972 Slaying Of A Widow

Irish republican and Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams was arrested and interrogated on Wednesday for being a suspect in the killing of Jean McConville, a widowed mother of 10, in 1972. Adams confirmed his arrest and called it voluntary and …

Turnberry Golf Course Purchased By Donald Trump

The iconic Turnberry Resort in Scotland just became the newest high-class acquisition of American real estate mogul Donald Trump. According to The Telegraph, The 67-year-old business magnate and reality TV star purchased the picturesque course from Dubai-based Leisurecorp for approximately …

Rob Ford Takes Break From Re-Election Campaign To Enter Rehab

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford announced that he is taking a break from his campaign in order to enter rehab and seek help for his alcohol and drug abuse. Ford has been the center of attention since May when reports of …

One-Month Rape Sentence Overturned By Montana Supreme Court

The Montana Supreme Court has overturned the one-month sentence given to Stacey Rambold, a 54-year-old former teacher who raped his 14-year-old student. The initial sentence of one month angered many, including women’s groups that deemed the sentence too light for …

Redskins Name Is Racist; NFL Should Follow NBA’s Lead Says Sen. Harry Reid

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada called on the National Football League to change the name of the Washington Redskins as a response to long-standing charges that the name is racially offensive. This move is linked to the example …

Sophia Bush Discusses Body Image

Sophia Bush has been wise in choosing on-screen roles that depict the empowerment of women. In a recent interview with Huffington Post, the 31-year-old actress shared her views on feminism. Bush said that woman empowerment is “something that we’re all …

Explosion At China’s Xinjiang Train Station Leaves Three Dead

A large explosion shook a railway station in Xinjiang located in the far-western region of China. Reports say that 79 people were injured and three were killed during the attack. The incident happened on Wednesday, just after President Xi Jinping …

Baltimore Sinkhole Swallows Multiple Parked Cars

A large sinkhole opened up and swallowed at least 10 cars in Baltimore on Wednesday. Those who witnessed the collapse of the street described it like a scene from a Hollywood movie. One man, whose car slipped down the sinkhole, …

Naya Rivera Not Fired From ‘Glee’

Rumors have been spreading that Naya Rivera has been fired from the musical television series Glee. The news came in just a few days after the reported feud that Rivera had with her co-star Lea Michele. The argument on set …

Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas Are No Longer A Couple

After dating for nearly two years, Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas have decided to split up. A source close to the Bonas family has confirmed the news saying that it is sad, but “it’s very amicable.” Bonas and Prince Harry …