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Manny Pacquiao’s Next Fight: Will Floyd Mayweather Jr. Finally Man Up? Manny Pacquiao’s Next Fight: Will Floyd Mayweather Jr. Finally Man Up?

At a press conference following Manny Pacquiao’s latest victory, Pacquiao’s agent Bob Arum said that he has an idea on how to get a Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather fight that will satisfy both their fans. “The only people that can …

Kathleen Sebelius Resigns As HHS Secretary; Budget Secretary To Take Her Place Kathleen Sebelius Resigns As HHS Secretary; Budget Secretary To Take Her Place

White house officials announced the resignation of Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who stepped down following the six-month open enrollment period of Obamacare. Last Sunday, Sebelius denied rumors that she was pressured to leave her post because of …

‘I Am A Bully’: Judge Orders Man To Carry Sign For Harassing Neighbors ‘I Am A Bully’: Judge Orders Man To Carry Sign For Harassing Neighbors

Edmond Aviv, 62, was ordered to carry a sign that read, “I AM A BULLY” for five hours on a street corner as punishment for harassing his neighbor and her disabled children. The sign also said, “I pick on children …

North Korea Opens Marathon To Foreign Amateurs For The First Time North Korea Opens Marathon To Foreign Amateurs For The First Time

The streets of North Korea’s capital, Pyongyang, were filled with foreign runners on Sunday. The Pyongyang marathon, held annually, welcomed amateur runners from all over the world for the first time. The marathon, known as the Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon, …

Bubba Watson Claims The Green Jacket At The 2014 Masters Bubba Watson Claims The Green Jacket At The 2014 Masters

Bubba Watson won his second green jacket on Sunday when he shot a final-round 69 at the Masters Golf Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia. He first won the Masters in 2012. He was the only player …

Vance McAllister Urged To Resign Over ‘Smoochgate’  Scandal Vance McAllister Urged To Resign Over ‘Smoochgate’ Scandal

Louisiana Rep. Vance McAllister promised to stay in office even after calls for his resignation were made over a leaked video of him kissing the wife of a friend. Gov. Bobby Jindal, the state’s Republican governor, urged McAllister to resign, …

Paul Stanley, KISS Frontman, Rips Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Paul Stanley, KISS Frontman, Rips Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Legendary hard rock band KISS has been stirring controversy over the drama that surrounds their recent induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Outspoken guitarist and vocalist Paul Stanley has been candid about his sentiments toward the long-standing …

‘Gospel Of Jesus’ Wife’ Papyrus Not Fake According To Scientists ‘Gospel Of Jesus’ Wife’ Papyrus Not Fake According To Scientists

In 2012, Karen King, historian from the Harvard Divinity School, revealed the discovery of a papyrus fragment, dubbed the “Gospel of Jesus’ Wife,” that suggests that Jesus had a wife. The announcement created an uproar among the Christian community, and …

Lance Armstrong Drops Names Of Persons That Helped Him Dope Lance Armstrong Drops Names Of Persons That Helped Him Dope

Lance Armstrong, the celebrity cyclist, has for the first time, named the people who gave him, and helped him get illegal performance enhancing drugs for all seven of his Tour de France titles. In his public statement, he named the …

Nicaragua Earthquake:  6.1-Magnitude Quake Hits Nation Nicaragua Earthquake: 6.1-Magnitude Quake Hits Nation

The streets of Nicaragua were filled with panic-stricken citizens as a 6.1-magnitute earthquake hit the country on Thursday. The earthquake damaged homes and brought the power down in a few areas that were affected. The earthquake struck at about 5:27 …

National Siblings Day: Celebrating Brotherly And Sisterly Love National Siblings Day: Celebrating Brotherly And Sisterly Love

The relationship between siblings is critically important and emotionally powerful not only in childhood, but also over the course of a person’s lifetime. Having a brother or sister allows a person to learn and develop social skills, specifically in managing …

Nevada Cattle Rancher Gets Support From Politicians; Feds Seize His Cattle Nevada Cattle Rancher Gets Support From Politicians; Feds Seize His Cattle

A “range war” between the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and a rancher has reached fever pitch as the BLM surrounded Cliven Bundy’s Clark County ranch with four-wheel drive cars, armed officers, and helicopters. The war is over 600,000 …

Omagh Bombing: Seamus Daly Found Responsible For 1998 Attack Omagh Bombing: Seamus Daly Found Responsible For 1998 Attack

Irish Republican Army veteran, Seamus Daly, was arrested on Monday in the town of Newry. The 43-year-old is now facing a total of 33 charges, including the 29 murders that happened in the car bomb attack in Omagh in 1998. …

Kirstie Alley Clears ‘Circus Fat’ Comment Kirstie Alley Clears ‘Circus Fat’ Comment

Kirstie Alley cleared the issue about what she said in her Jenny Craig advertisement that was released on Monday. In the ad, the 63-year-old actress said, “I’m not circus fat, I just wanna lose 20 pounds.” The term “circus fat” …

101-Year-Old Message In A Bottle Finally Delivered 101-Year-Old Message In A Bottle Finally Delivered

In 1913, 20-year-old Richard Platz scribbled a short note on a postcard, placed it inside a beer bottle, secured it with a cork, and tossed it out to the Baltic Sea. Little did Platz know that his message would be …

Naya Rivera Of ‘Glee’ Calls Off Engagement To Rapper Big Sean Naya Rivera Of ‘Glee’ Calls Off Engagement To Rapper Big Sean

Another potential Hollywood wedding is not going to happen. Hot young couple Naya Rivera and Big Sean ended their six-month engagement, according to an official statement given by the rapper’s representative to several online entertainment publications. Interestingly, it was Big …

Constitution Tattoo Flub Gets Response From Julia Louis-Dreyfus Constitution Tattoo Flub Gets Response From Julia Louis-Dreyfus

The new Rolling Stone issue featuring a naked Julia Louis-Dreyfus has people buzzing – for the wrong reasons. While Louis-Dreyfus looks stunning on the cover, but people are paying more attention to the US constitution tattooed on her back. Below …

Body Of Missing Michigan Doctor Found In Indiana Lake Body Of Missing Michigan Doctor Found In Indiana Lake

On Sunday, authorities pulled out a body from Lake Charles that was later positively identified as Teleka Patrick. Patrick, 30, who was last seen in in Kalamazoo, Michigan, had been reported missing since December. She failed to show up at work …

VEISHA Celebration Canceled After Riot VEISHA Celebration Canceled After Riot

VEISHEA, Iowa State University’s annual week-long celebration, was canceled after riots ensued. VEISHEA, which stands from Veterinary Medicine, Engineering, Industrial Science, Home Economics, and Agriculture, has been a tradition for the university since 1922. The festival features parades, exhibits, demonstrations, …

Tom Cotton: Ethics Complaint Against Arkansas Rep. Dismissed Tom Cotton: Ethics Complaint Against Arkansas Rep. Dismissed

The Office of Congressional Ethics or OCE unanimously rejected an ethics complaint filed on October 2013 by the Arkansas Democratic Party against Arkansas Congressman and aspiring GOP Senator Tom Cotton. The complaint alleged that Cotton violated House rules by soliciting …

Corvette Sinkhole: Museum Finally Recovers All Eight Cars Corvette Sinkhole: Museum Finally Recovers All Eight Cars

The last of eight Corvettes that fell into a museum sinkhole has finally been recovered. In February, a sinkhole formed under the National Corvette Museum, swallowing eight classic Corvettes, including a 1962 black Corvette, 1984 PPG pace car, 1992, white …

California Sen. Leland Yee Pleads ‘Not Guilty’ To Corruption And Gun Trafficking Charges California Sen. Leland Yee Pleads ‘Not Guilty’ To Corruption And Gun Trafficking Charges

The disgraced California State Senator for District 8 appeared briefly in a San Francisco federal court on Tuesday to plead “not guilty” to federal firearm trafficking and political corruption allegations charged against him. The 65-year-old democrat was flanked by a …

Tightrope Walking Daredevil Crosses River Seine Tightrope Walking Daredevil Crosses River Seine

There are several ways to cross Paris’ famous River Seine, and using a tightrope is just one of them. That’s just what this French acrobat did. Denis Josselin, a tightrope walker, has successfully crossed the River Seine in Paris last …

Heartbleed Bug Gives Hackers Access To User Data And Passwords Heartbleed Bug Gives Hackers Access To User Data And Passwords

A major online bug called CVE-2014-0160, more popularly known as “Heartbleed”, allows hackers to retrieve data from online services and websites. The bug was recently found by Neel Mehta of Google’s security team with a team of engineers from security …