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Linda Wallem And Melissa Etheridge Marry In California

Melissa Etheridge, rock singer-songwriter and activist, married her partner of four years Linda Wallem in California on Saturday. The ceremony was held at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito. Etheridge was excited about her wedding and even tweeted before the …

Weed Fairy Visits Seattle, Spreads 50 Nuggets

The Weed Fairy visited Seattle last weekend and gave away free weed to keep everyone’s spirits high. The fairy tweeted a photo of her note with the caption, “Seattle, I just hit you up. Weed’s everywhere in Capitol Hill. Have …

Jimmie Johnson Snagged His Second Consecutive Win Of 2014 At Dover

Jimmie Johnson prevailed, yet again. After participating in 12 races, he finally got his first win of the year. And it seems as if there is nothing stopping him. He managed to add another championship to his name, just a …

Ernests Gulbis Ends Roger Federer’s 9-Year Streak, Advances To Quarterfinals

On Sunday, Latvian tennis pro Ernests Gulbis defeated Roger Federer and advanced to the quarterfinals. Gulbis also ended Federer’s 9-year streak of joining the final 8 at Roland Garros. After their match, which lasted 3 hours and 42 minutes, Gulbis …

Mary Soames, Winston Churchill’s Daughter, Dies At 91

Lady Mary Soames, the last surviving child of Winston Churchill, has died at the age of 91. The family announced that she passed away on Saturday, due to an illness. Soames was born in 1922, and is the youngest of …

Maria Sharapova Doesn’t Take Ernests Gulbis’ Sexist Remarks Seriously

Ernests Gulbis from Latvia, 25, made sexist comments when reporters asked him about his two younger sisters who also play tennis. He said that he wishes his sisters would not pursue professional tennis, as it’s tough for a woman. “A …

Angelique Kerber Out Of French Open After Losing To Eugenie Bouchard

On Sunday, Eugenie Bouchard propelled to the French Open quarterfinals when she beat Angelique Kerber of Germany with a score of 6-1, 6-2. The match was over in 52 minutes. After the match, Bouchard said, “I believe I can play …

Burn Victim Slurpees: Unusaul Incident Occurs At Grants Pass 7-Eleven

The 7-Eleven in Grants Pass, Oregon, was having a quiet afternoon when a tattooed man ran into the store and doused himself with Slurpee. Charlie Bentley, one of the store’s employees, said that he was with his co-worker when the man entered …

Alaska Near Miss: NTSB Investigates

An Alaska Airlines passenger jet had a “near miss” with a smaller cargo aircraft above Anchorage’s Fire Island. The passenger plane from Portland, Oregon, which was carrying 143 passengers, was scheduled to land at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport on …

Wil Wheaton Hosts A New Show For Geeks

Wil Wheaton, star of Star Trek: The Next Generation and The Big Bang Theory has a treat for geeks all over the world. On Tuesday night, his new show entitled The Wil Wheaton Project debuted on the SyFy channel. Reports …

Louisiana Flooding: EF-1 Tornado Confirmed By National Weather Service

Many residents across several parts of southeastern Louisiana and southern Mississippi are dealing with the aftermath of Tuesday’s heavy rains, which triggered minor flooding in their area. According to the National Weather Service, the large cluster of thunderstorms that caused …

Ray Nagin Must Pay Government Over $500,000 Ray Nagin Must Pay Government Over $500,000

On Tuesday, a federal judge ordered former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin to pay over $501,000, which is the total amount he got from bribing and exploiting his position as a Mayor. Nagin was convicted in February on several counts …

Tainted California Chicken: Foster Farms Continues To Make People Sick?

The antibiotic-resistant salmonella that has been linked to a chicken producer in California continues to make people sick over a year after the outbreak. Despite the outbreak and the illnesses, Foster Farms has not declared a recall of their chickens. …

Eric Cantor Attacked Over Immigration Issue Eric Cantor Attacked Over Immigration Issue

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor faced attacks on Wednesday. To his opponents, he isn’t conservative enough, and for that, he needs to be ousted. The pressure was on in Richmond on Wednesday, as immigrant-rights advocates rallied at the state Capitol …

Malcolm Glazer, Owner Of Buccaneers And Manchester United, Dies

Malcolm Glazer, owner and president of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, died on Wednesday morning. He was 85. The announcement came from the team. “Malcolm Glazer was the guiding force behind the building of a Super Bowl-champion organization. His dedication to …

Serena Williams Demolished At French Open

On Wednesday, Serena and Venus Williams both lost in the second round. They were looking forward to playing with each other, but it seems that they will both be going home early. Had they won against their opponents, they would …

David Schwimmer Helps Police Solve A Case In New York City

At about 5:48 a.m. on Monday, a fight broke out at an apartment building in the East Village. Robert Rainey, 21, broke into a man’s apartment and stole his mobile phone and MacBook Pro laptop. The man was said to …

Samantha Grigg Sentenced In Death Of MSU Student, Faces Up To 15 Years In Prison

Samantha Grigg, 18, was sentenced to 6 to 15 years in prison for unarmed robbery and manslaughter. She was the driver of the vehicle that killed 19-year-old Michigan State University student, Dustyn Frolka. In court, Grigg said, “I want to …

Cliven Bundy Cuts Ties With The Republican Party

Southeastern Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy has officially left the Republican Party. Along with his wife, Carol, Bundy appeared at an event in Las Vegas on Friday to register with the Independent American Party. Bundy, who was a featured speaker …

Holly Bobo Case: Judge Denies Ruling On Immunity Agreement

On Tuesday, a chancery court judge said that she does not have the jurisdiction to preside over an immunity agreement dispute in the Holly Bobo case. The case will be moved from the Decatur County Chancery Court to the Decatur …

Ricin Letters Sender James Dutschke Gets More Jail Time, Fondled Students

On Tuesday, James Dutschke, the man who sent President Obama and other officials letters laced with ricin, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for fondling three martial arts students. He is also spending 25 years in federal prison for …

Li Na On First Round Loss At French Open: “I Gave It Away”

Li Na, 32-year-old Chinese professional tennis player, failed to win the first round of the French Open on Tuesday, as she lost to Kristina Mladenovic of France with a score of 7-5, 3-6, 6-1. With her loss, she failed to …

Jennifer Martel: Broadcaster’s Son Pleads Guilty To Murder

On Tuesday, Jared Remy, the son of former Red Sox player turned broadcaster Jerry Remy, pleaded guilty to killing his fiancée Jennifer Martel at their Waltham home last year. Remy, 35, was charged with first-degree murder, violation of a restraining …

Denver Tornadoes Cause Hail Storm And Disrupts Airport

On Wednesday, a total of eight tornadoes touched down in the Denver metro area. In addition, Colorado was also facing a fierce thunderstorm that produced piles of hail, which caused residents to take shelter. Three tornadoes touched down in Araphoe …