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USS Mahan: Shooting Investigation Continues USS Mahan: Shooting Investigation Continues

On Monday night, two people were reportedly killed onboard the USS Mahan, a guided-missile destroyer. The Navy ship was docked at the Naval Station in Norfolk. It has been there since September after it spent over eight months in deployment. …

Barkhad Abdi: ‘Captain Phillips’ Star Stopped From Re-Entering US Over Criminal History Barkhad Abdi: ‘Captain Phillips’ Star Stopped From Re-Entering US Over Criminal History

Actor Barkhad Abdi is set to meet with the United States customs officials for a hearing after he was detained at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on February 17. The actor had just come back from London where he received …

Colorado River Flows Into Mexico Again Due To Minute 319 Colorado River Flows Into Mexico Again Due To Minute 319

American and Mexican scientists teamed up to create an engineered spring flood to allow the Colorado River to flow into Mexico again for the first time in six decades. The Colorado River is the main river of the Southwestern United …

Houston Fire: Man Saved From 5-Alarm Blaze [Video] Houston Fire: Man Saved From 5-Alarm Blaze [Video]

A large apartment complex with 396 units that was under construction caught fire on Tuesday in Houston. The fire was first reported at 12:30 local time, and firefighters were immediately dispatched to the scene. There is no report on how …

Girl Scout Breaks National Record For Number Of Cookies Sold Girl Scout Breaks National Record For Number Of Cookies Sold

A Girl Scout from Oklahoma City broke the organization’s record for Girl Scout cookies sold last Sunday. Katie Francis, a sixth grade student, sold 18,107 boxes in seven weeks. The previous record-holder was Elizabeth Brinton, who sold 18,000 boxes back in …

US Retail Giant Wal-Mart Admits Dependence On Food Stamps To Keep Margins Up US Retail Giant Wal-Mart Admits Dependence On Food Stamps To Keep Margins Up

Wal-mart Stores, Inc. declared an interesting factor in their bottom line when they filed their Form 10-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday. The world’s largest retailer officially admitted that certain changes in government assistance programs, especially the …

Mark Sanchez: Former Jets Quarterback May Have A Future With Eagles, Rams, Browns, Or Titans Mark Sanchez: Former Jets Quarterback May Have A Future With Eagles, Rams, Browns, Or Titans

NFL quarterback Mark Sanchez is currently a free agent after being released on Friday by the New York Jets, but it appears that he won’t be one for long. On Tuesday, ESPN reported that Sanchez may join the Philadelphia Eagles …

Dave Brockie Of GWAR Found Dead In Richmond Home Dave Brockie Of GWAR Found Dead In Richmond Home

Founder and lead vocalist of the thrash metal band GWAR, Dave Brockie, was found dead in his Richmond home on Sunday. According to Dionne Waugh of the Richmond Police, the authorities were called to Brockie’s residence at around 6:53 p.m. …

Quinton Ross, Former New Jersey Net, Erroneously Reported Dead Quinton Ross, Former New Jersey Net, Erroneously Reported Dead

On Monday afternoon, readers and followers of the New York Post were informed that ex-NBA player Quinton Ross had been found dead. The headline claimed that the athlete’s remains were “stuffed into a garbage bag” and buried underneath a shallow …

BASE Jumper Dies At Zion National Park In Utah BASE Jumper Dies At Zion National Park In Utah

Another BASE jumper was killed after jumping off from one of the peaks at the Zion National Park in Utah. This is the second BASE jumping fatality recorded in the park. Zion National Park is Utah’s most popular park, and …

Oso Washington Landslide: Number Of Casualties Raised To 14 Oso Washington Landslide: Number Of Casualties Raised To 14

Fourteen people have been confirmed dead at the giant landslide that occurred last Saturday at the Darrington and Oso areas of Washington, after six more bodies have been discovered. However, the identities still need to be verified. Aside from the …

“Sunday Morning Futures With Maria Bartiromo” Launches Sunday On Fox News “Sunday Morning Futures With Maria Bartiromo” Launches Sunday On Fox News

A new show by veteran news reporter Maria Bartiromo will premiere on March 30 at 7 a.m. Pacific Time. Titled Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo, it will takes the time slot of America’s News HQ Weekend, which will be …

Montana Murder Case: Colorado Man Suspected Of Murder Seeks To Avoid Trial Montana Murder Case: Colorado Man Suspected Of Murder Seeks To Avoid Trial

Michael Keith Spell, 24, was charged with the attempted kidnapping and murder of Sherry Arnold, a 43-year-old high school teacher who was found in a shallow grave. On January 2012, Arnold never came back from her morning jog. Her body …

Gordon Fox Resigns As Rhode Island’s Speaker of the House Gordon Fox Resigns As Rhode Island’s Speaker of the House

Rhode Island Speaker of the House, Gordon Fox, announced his resignation on Saturday following the raid of his home and office on Friday. Law enforcement officials were reportedly looking for evidence in a criminal investigation regarding an undisclosed issue. Fox, …

Lionel Messi Now El Clasico’s All-Time Leading Goal Scorer Lionel Messi Now El Clasico’s All-Time Leading Goal Scorer

Lionel Messi has just become El Clasico’s all-time leading goal scorer, after scoring three goals in the game between Futbol Club Barcelona and Real Madrid Club de Futbol last Sunday. Messi is FC Barcelona’s forward and considered by many as …

James Rebhorn, Veteran Character Actor, Passes Away At 65 James Rebhorn, Veteran Character Actor, Passes Away At 65

Prolific film and television actor James Rebhorn died at his home in South Orange, New Jersey on Friday. According to his wife, Rebecca Lin, Rebhorn succumbed to a long battle with melanoma, with which he was diagnosed in 1992. The …

George Michael Beats Kylie Minogue To No.1 Spot On UK Album Chart George Michael Beats Kylie Minogue To No.1 Spot On UK Album Chart

Multi-awarded British singer George Michael surpassed Australian pop diva Kylie Minogue on the UK album charts this week. Michael’s album entitled “Symphonica”, is his seventh chart-topping album in the UK, and his first new album in almost a decade. “Symphonica” sold …

Obamacare’s Glitch Disqualifies Americans From Health Care Obamacare’s Glitch Disqualifies Americans From Health Care

The main Obamacare website, where Americans can apply for healthcare, has an ongoing glitch that may be telling users that they are not qualified for subsidies when they really are. This glitch has been discovered to be running for nearly …

Jimmy Carter: Obama Doesn’t Call Me For Advice Jimmy Carter: Obama Doesn’t Call Me For Advice

In a recent interview with Andrea Mitchell of NBC, former president Jimmy Carter expressed his disappointment over the fact that Obama does not seek his advice regarding foreign policies, and how to deal with the ongoing issue between Russia and …

Rick Ross:  Rap Star Gets Advice Column In Rolling Stone Rick Ross: Rap Star Gets Advice Column In Rolling Stone

Rick Ross, the Miami rap star known for hits like Hustlin’ and Push It, is getting an advice column in music magazine Rolling Stone. The magazine has recently announced its open call for questions from readers. The advice column, titled “Ask …

Elephants Escape Circus And Damage Parked Vehicles In Missouri Elephants Escape Circus And Damage Parked Vehicles In Missouri

Three female elephants escaped from the Moolah Shrine Circus in St. Charles’ Family Arena on Saturday and damaged several vehicles as they traipsed along the parking lot. The elephants escaped from the children’s ride section of the circus; fortunately, there …

Ebola Outbreak In Guinea, At Least 59 Dead Ebola Outbreak In Guinea, At Least 59 Dead

An outbreak of the ebola virus has spread to Guinea. According to UNICEF, at least 59 people in Guinea have died from the virus. Reports indicate that this is the first outbreak detected in humans in the South African nation. …

The Hunt Is On For Hulk Hogan Shoe Thief [Video] The Hunt Is On For Hulk Hogan Shoe Thief [Video]

Wrestling star Hulk Hogan is missing a $5,500 shoe. It wasn’t just any shoe. Hogan once wore the white wrestling boot in the ring, and he has signed it with a permanent marker. The Steve Cardillo shoe was on display …

Man And Mattress Save Baby Falling From Third-Floor Window Man And Mattress Save Baby Falling From Third-Floor Window

It pays to be at the right place at the right time. Couple Konrad and Jennifer Lightner—and their box spring mattress—were certainly at the right place and time to save a child who had fallen from a third-story window. On …