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I'm a content writer, blogger, SEO enthusiast, visual artist, world traveler and lover of spicy foods. I also live and work in Queens, New York. FOLLOW ME on Twitter! @webnewsreporter or LIKE ME on Facebook! webnewsreporter
Autism Spectrum Disorder Awareness Autism Spectrum Disorder Awareness

April marks “National Autism Awareness Month.” It is a time for educating the public about autism and issues surrounding it. According to the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, autism has been identified in one …

Gloria Vanderbilt: Anderson Cooper Won’t Get Inheritance From Family Fortune Gloria Vanderbilt: Anderson Cooper Won’t Get Inheritance From Family Fortune

Journalist Anderson Cooper revealed that he won’t be receiving an inheritance from his mother, American socialite Gloria Vanderbilt. Cooper comes from a family who made millions in shipping and railroad structures. According to the CNN news anchor, his mother made …

Black Female Troops Disapprove Of Army’s AR 670-1 Regulations For Hairstyles Black Female Troops Disapprove Of Army’s AR 670-1 Regulations For Hairstyles

The U.S. Army is being criticized for new regulations released on Monday. Army Regulation 670-1 consists of new rules on uniforms, grooming, hairstyles, and tattoos. Thousands of soldiers are questioning the new hairstyle rules, which are only applicable to women. …

Don Baylor: Angels Hitting Coach Breaks Right Leg On Opening Day [Video] Don Baylor: Angels Hitting Coach Breaks Right Leg On Opening Day [Video]

Don Baylor, the batting coach of the Los Angeles Angels, suffered a major leg injury as he was catching the game’s ceremonial first pitch on Opening Day in Anaheim on Monday night. Former outfielder Vladimir Guerrero was throwing the ceremonial …

Historians Say They’ve Found The Holy Grail In León, Spain Historians Say They’ve Found The Holy Grail In León, Spain

Historians are claiming that they have found the Holy Grail, and it is in the Basilica of San Isidro, located in León, Spain. The goblet, which the historians are claiming to be the cup from which Jesus supposedly drank from …

Lunar ‘Blood Moon’ Eclipse Expected In Mid-April Lunar ‘Blood Moon’ Eclipse Expected In Mid-April

A much-anticipated astronomical event will leave sky-gazers seeing red for hours. A total lunar eclipse dubbed as a “blood moon” is expected to occur on April 15th and will be visible to most parts of the country. The first of …

Du Pont Heir Robert Richards IV Rapes His 3-Year-Old Daughter And Gets Away With It Du Pont Heir Robert Richards IV Rapes His 3-Year-Old Daughter And Gets Away With It

Robert Richards IV, a 47-year-old man who stands to inherit the DuPont family fortune, managed to avoid spending time behind bars even after he was convicted of rape in 2008. A February 2009 sentencing order in Richards’ criminal rape case …

Glenn Beck Sued By Boston Marathon Bombing Victim For Defamation Glenn Beck Sued By Boston Marathon Bombing Victim For Defamation

A Saudi Arabian victim of the Boston Marathon bombings is suing political commentator and radio host, Glenn Beck for defamation. Abdulrahman Alharbi, a 20-year-old man who was wounded at the Boston Marathon bombings, filed the defamation lawsuit on Friday at the …

Tiger Woods To Miss Masters Due To Back Surgery Tiger Woods To Miss Masters Due To Back Surgery

Tiger Woods will miss the annual Masters Tournament, one of professional golf’s four major championships, due to a back surgery for a pinched nerve. This will be the first time in two decades that the world’s number one player will …

Chicken Boxing: Louisiana Senator Insists That It’s Not Cockfighting Chicken Boxing: Louisiana Senator Insists That It’s Not Cockfighting

A Republican senator from New Orleans expressed his concern over a bill that would tighten the state’s cockfighting ban, saying that it would shut down the less bloody sport of “chicken boxing”. Surprisingly, this seemingly bizarre discussion took place during …

Virginia Couple Calvin And Zatera Spencer Win Lottery Three Times In A Month Virginia Couple Calvin And Zatera Spencer Win Lottery Three Times In A Month

Winning the lottery is a once-in-a-lifetime stroke of luck, but winning it thrice a single month is nothing short of unbelievable. For Portsmouth, Virginia couple Calvin and Zatera Spencer, you’d better believe it can happen. Their first win was during …

Rapper Benzino Shot By Nephew; Gai Scott Claims He Acted In Self-Defence Rapper Benzino Shot By Nephew; Gai Scott Claims He Acted In Self-Defence

Rapper and reality TV star Benzino was en route to his mother’s funeral when his nephew allegedly opened fire at him from another car. According to the police and Benzino’s own Hip-Hop Weekly magazine, the violent encounter happened along a …

Anna Kournikova Hasn’t Met Julio Iglesias, Even Though She’s Been Dating His Son For 13 Years Anna Kournikova Hasn’t Met Julio Iglesias, Even Though She’s Been Dating His Son For 13 Years

It has been more than a decade since tennis pro Anna Kournikova started dating pop singer Enrique Iglesias, but she still has yet to meet his father, legendary crooner Julio Iglesias. The tennis star, who retired in 2007, has been …

Anna Nordqvist Claims Victory At Kia Classic After Dramatic Rally Anna Nordqvist Claims Victory At Kia Classic After Dramatic Rally

Anna Nordqvist climbed from the bottom on Sunday’s Kia Classic and made her way to victory. It is the second win for the 27-year-old in the last four LPGA Tour starts. Swedish Nordqvist was two strokes behind leaders Lizette Salas …

Amber Heard’s Engagement Ring Gets Worn By Johnny Depp At ‘Transcendence’ Press Confrence Amber Heard’s Engagement Ring Gets Worn By Johnny Depp At ‘Transcendence’ Press Confrence

Johnny Depp indirectly confirmed his engagement to model and actress Amber Heard at a press conference at the Grand Hyatt in Beijing, China for his upcoming movie Transcendence. Rumors of their engagement have been floating for a while, and the …

North Korea Fires On South; South Korea Retaliates North Korea Fires On South; South Korea Retaliates

North and South Korea exchanged hundreds of artillery shells across their western sea border on Monday. Earlier on Monday, North Korea announced it would be conducting military exercises such as live-fire drills in seven areas north of the maritime boundary. …

Surfing Innovator Hobie Alter Passes Away At 80 Surfing Innovator Hobie Alter Passes Away At 80

The world of watersports lost a great man on Saturday. Hobart “Hobie” Alter, the man responsible for turning surfing and sailing into popular water activities passed away in his home in Palm Desert, California. He was 80 years old. Alter …

Afghan Voters Register For Presidential Elections Despite Taliban Attack Afghan Voters Register For Presidential Elections Despite Taliban Attack

The voting registration process in Afghanistan continues after Taliban fighters attacked the headquarters of the election commission in Kabul on Saturday. Voters lined up outside the registration centers on Sunday as presidential candidates conducted campaign rallies. The presidential elections will …

‘Walking Dead’: Andrew Lincoln Thinks Season Finale May Have Gone Too Far [Spoiler] ‘Walking Dead’: Andrew Lincoln Thinks Season Finale May Have Gone Too Far [Spoiler]

The season 4 finale of The Walking Dead has just aired and several questions on viewers’ minds were answered. The finale episode was full of gore, as expected. Aside from having some issues resolved, the finale also raised more questions …

‘Noah’ Movie Has Big Opening; Still Mired In Controversy ‘Noah’ Movie Has Big Opening; Still Mired In Controversy

The much-talked about biblical epic Noah scored a stellar $44 million opening this weekend despite the huge amount of controversy that has surrounded it prior to its release. Paramount’s big budget film grossed more than $95 million worldwide on opening …

Hulk Hogan Says Johnny Manziel Is The Next Greatest Of All Time Hulk Hogan Says Johnny Manziel Is The Next Greatest Of All Time

Hulk Hogan is such a big fan of Johnny Manziel that he came up with a video praising the player. Wearing a bright lime green shirt, red headgear, shades, and his iconic Hulkster ‘stache, the wrestler began his video by …

Obamacare Sees Surge In Sign-Ups On Eve Of Deadline; Republicans Question Transparency Obamacare Sees Surge In Sign-Ups On Eve Of Deadline; Republicans Question Transparency

With only a day to go before the first batch of signups closes, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act—more popularly known as “Obamacare”—has yet to reach its target of 7 million registrants. President Obama’s trademark health care legislation has faced …

‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ May See Peter Mayhew Reprise His Role As Chewbacca ‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ May See Peter Mayhew Reprise His Role As Chewbacca

Since the announcement of J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII, there has been assumptions about the return of some of the original cast members including Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill. Now, there are speculations about the lovable Wookiee, …

Martina Hingis And Sabine Lisicki Win Doubles Title At Sony Open Martina Hingis And Sabine Lisicki Win Doubles Title At Sony Open

Tennis pro Martina Hingis and playing partner Sabine Lisicki won in the doubles competition at the Sony Open in Key Biscayne, Miami, Florida on Sunday. It has been seven years since her last doubles title in 2007 when she played …