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Santa Monica High School Student Who Fought With Teacher Pleads Not Guilty Santa Monica High School Student Who Fought With Teacher Pleads Not Guilty

Blair Moore, a student of Santa Monica High school who was arrested after fighting with his science teacher on Friday last week, appeared in court for multiple misdemeanor charges on Tuesday. He pleaded not guilty. The charges include two counts …

Peter Mayhew Returning For ‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ To Reprise Chewbacca Role Peter Mayhew Returning For ‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ To Reprise Chewbacca Role

After a decade of waiting, Star Wars fans all over the world will be able to enjoy their favorite sci-fi film franchise. According to Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan F. Horn, Star Wars: Episode VII has already begun production and that …

Volcanic Island Niijima Merges With Neighboring Island Volcanic Island Niijima Merges With Neighboring Island

A volcanic island on the coast of Japan, Niijima Island, has said to have swallowed a part of a neighboring island. NASA has recorded Niijima’s continuous eruptions, and photos from the Operational Lang Imager on Landsat 8 showed a stream …

X-37B Space Plane To Reach 500-Day Milestone In Space X-37B Space Plane To Reach 500-Day Milestone In Space

The US Air Force’s X-37B, an unmanned space plane, will reach a milestone on April 25 by being in space for 500 days. The X-37B was launched on December 11, 2012. It launched on OTV-3 in Cape Canaveral, Florida, and …

Human Barbie Valeria Lukyanova Accused Of Racism Human Barbie Valeria Lukyanova Accused Of Racism

Valeria Lukyanova, better known as Human Barbie, has surprised people yet again with her comments. Michael Idov from GQ flew all the way to Ukraine, where Lukyanova is based, to conduct an interview. Lukyanova was consuming carrot juice with chutney, …

Brock Lesnar Ends The Undertaker’s Winning Streak Brock Lesnar Ends The Undertaker’s Winning Streak

The wrestling world was shocked when Brock Lesnar, former UFC heavyweight champion, defeated The Undertaker on Sunday night’s WrestleMania 30, which took place at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. The Undertaker had a perfect winning streak at “The Showcase …

Jesse Jackson Jr., Former Illinois Rep., Moved to Alabama Prison Jesse Jackson Jr., Former Illinois Rep., Moved to Alabama Prison

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has been spending time in a North Carolina federal prison since October of last year. Jackson is in custody for looting $750,000 from his treasury that he used for purchasing elk heads, celebrity memorabilia, and …

Star Wars: Episode 7 Begins Filming Star Wars: Episode 7 Begins Filming

Fans of the Star Wars franchise can start rejoicing, as Star Wars: Episode VII has already begun filming, according to Alan Horn, chairman for Disney Studios. Stephen Galloway of THR interviewed Horn in front of an audience at the Loyola …

Lady Antebellum And Stevie Nicks Perform At 2014 ACM Awards Lady Antebellum And Stevie Nicks Perform At 2014 ACM Awards

The 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards yielded some fantastic performances on Sunday from esteemed country artists such as Blake Shelton, Sheryl Crow, and Rascal Flatts. However, it was the duet between country music group Lady Antebellum and legendary vocalist …

Mars, Earth, And Sun All Set To Form Cosmic Alignment Called An ‘Opposition’ Mars, Earth, And Sun All Set To Form Cosmic Alignment Called An ‘Opposition’

A rare astronomical event that takes place about every 26 months is set to happen on Tuesday, April 8th. Dubbed an “Opposition of Mars”, this spacial phenomenon involves the alignment of Mars with the Earth every 778 days. On this …

Lexi Thompson Wins Kraft Nabisco Championship Lexi Thompson Wins Kraft Nabisco Championship

Lexi Thompson dominated the greens at Sunday’s Kraft Nabisco Championship. This is the fourth LGPA Tour win for the 19-year-old who finished at 14-under 274. Thompson holds the title for the second youngest major winner at the LGPA Tour. The …

Mormon Women Turned Away From All-Men Priesthood Meeting For The Second Time Mormon Women Turned Away From All-Men Priesthood Meeting For The Second Time

Women who were seeking to be ordained into the Mormon priesthood sought tickets to the all-male priesthood meeting, but were turned away. According to some women, they were there to get the attention of the leaders of The Church of …

UFO Sighting And Recount Of Alien Abduction In Mississippi UFO Sighting And Recount Of Alien Abduction In Mississippi

A Mississippi couple has caught a mysterious object on video tape and says that it is a UFO. On the night of February 16, Edith and Rainer Shattles who reside in Jackson County were taking footage of deer using an …

Wiz Khalifa Surprised By Miley Cyrus’ Weed Smoking Wiz Khalifa Surprised By Miley Cyrus’ Weed Smoking

Miley Cyrus managed to surprise rapper Whiz Khalifa with her weed smoking. The 26-year-old rapper guested on The Arsenio Hall Show, and Hall asked him what it’s like to work with Cyrus. “Insane! But in a good way though. Like, …

Doris Day, Legendary Actress, Turns 90 Doris Day, Legendary Actress, Turns 90

American actress Doris Day celebrated her 90th birthday on April 3. “I’ve had an amazing life and wonderful times. And I’m happy,” the actress said in an interview with Closer magazine. The actress’ vintage photo is featured on this month’s magazine …

Vybz Kartel, Dancehall Reggae Artist, Sentenced To Life In Prison Vybz Kartel, Dancehall Reggae Artist, Sentenced To Life In Prison

Jamaican dancehall artist Vybz Kartel, born Adidja Azim Palmer, and three other associates were sentenced to life in prison for the 2011 murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams. During the 65-day trial, considered as one of the longest in Jamaican history, …

‘The Big Bang Theory’ Collaborates With Lucasfilm For Special ‘Star Wars’ Episode ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Collaborates With Lucasfilm For Special ‘Star Wars’ Episode

CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory joins forces with Lucasfilm for a special Star Wars episode in time for the annual “Star Wars” Day on May 4. The episode, which is titled “The Proton Transmogrification”, will air on May 1. …

Paula Deen Closes Restaurant Without Notice Paula Deen Closes Restaurant Without Notice

“Uncle Bubba’s Seafood & Oyster House,” a restaurant owned by Paula Deen’s brother, Bubba Hiers, closed its doors on Thursday. Deen, a television host and celebrity chef, is part owner of the restaurant. Employees of the Savannah, Georgia restaurant showed …

Chupacabra: Texas Couple Believes They’ve Captured Mythical Creature Chupacabra: Texas Couple Believes They’ve Captured Mythical Creature

Jackie Stock, a Texas resident, says that she has found and captured the mythical creature called the chupacabra. According to reports, the chupacabra is a creature that attacks livestock, particularly goats, and drinks their blood. Stock says that the creature …

Shot Elephant Returns: “Carol” Will Perform With Ringling Brothers And Barnum & Bailey Circus Shot Elephant Returns: “Carol” Will Perform With Ringling Brothers And Barnum & Bailey Circus

Carol, the circus elephant who was shot last year, returns to the ring in Tupelo, Miss. where the incident occurred. She will be performing with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. The 40-year-old elephant was the victim of …

Darth Vader Runs For Ukraine’s Presidential Race Darth Vader Runs For Ukraine’s Presidential Race

Ukraine’s President, Viktor Yanukovych was ousted by the parliament in February 2014 after a series of protests. A total of 328 of the 447 members of the parliament opted to remove Yanukovych from his post for failing to live up …

Mass Fainting At Cambodian Factories Leaves Hundreds Of Garment Workers Sick Mass Fainting At Cambodian Factories Leaves Hundreds Of Garment Workers Sick

A total of 118 garment workers fainted at factories in Cambodia, including two that manufacture clothes for big sports brands Adidas, and Puma. The workers passed out while working at the Shen Zhou and Daqian Textile factories located in Phnom …

Michael Strahan: ABC Host Set To Join Good Morning America On Part-Time Basis Michael Strahan: ABC Host Set To Join Good Morning America On Part-Time Basis

Michael Strahan, Kelly Ripa’s co-host on ABC’s Live! with Kelly and Michael, made a big announcement on Wednesday during their morning show. “I’m gonna be on ‘GMA’ now,” Strahan said, referring to the network’s other daytime show, Good Morning America. …

Moon Water May Not Be As Abundant As First Thought Moon Water May Not Be As Abundant As First Thought

In the latest twist surrounding the composition of the moon, scientists have discovered the possibility of the Earth and moon sharing the same source of water. A scientific paper entitled The Lunar Apatite Paradox contains findings of a new study …