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Mike Schmidt, Baseball Hall of Famer, Reveals Recent Battle With Advanced Skin Cancer Mike Schmidt, Baseball Hall of Famer, Reveals Recent Battle With Advanced Skin Cancer

Renowned Philadelphia Phillies slugger Mike Schmidt recently announced on Sunday that he had been diagnosed with stage III Melanoma last summer. Schmidt claimed that the cancer is gone, but the Melanoma required him to undergo continuous chemotherapy and radiation treatments. …

Rupert Murdoch Tweets: MSNBC’s Chris Hayes Comments Rupert Murdoch Tweets: MSNBC’s Chris Hayes Comments

Everyone who follows Rupert Murdoch on Twitter knows that his tweets can be a little controversial. Political commentator Chris Hayes recently commented on the business magnate’s tweets saying that Murdoch is a “proud Twitter crank.” Murdoch’s tweets cover various topics …

Manny Pacquiao Vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. Fight Could Yield $50M For Each Fighter Manny Pacquiao Vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. Fight Could Yield $50M For Each Fighter

The long-desired super fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. may not be in the works yet, but if both fighters keep winning in their respective next fights, each could command a guaranteed $50 million when they finally meet …

FIFA World Cup 2014: Will Brazil Be Ready? FIFA World Cup 2014: Will Brazil Be Ready?

Brazil will be hosting the next FIFA World Cup, but many are wondering if they will be ready in time, as there are less than 3 months left before the event is scheduled to begin. Cuiaba, the capital city of …

Floyd Mayweather’s Attempted Murder And Kidnapping Arrest Is A Fake Report Floyd Mayweather’s Attempted Murder And Kidnapping Arrest Is A Fake Report

News of Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s arrest on May 13 has begun making rounds on the Internet, and it’s all thanks to a satirical news site called Huzlers.com. According to a “Breaking News” item posted by Huzlers on May 14, the …

‘Noah’ Movie: Biblical Film Banned In Several Islamic Countries ‘Noah’ Movie: Biblical Film Banned In Several Islamic Countries

It’s safe to say that the Muslim side of the world is not too keen on seeing the upcoming Hollywood film, “Noah”. The biblical epic film, which is directed and co-written by Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky, features New Zealand …

Rachele Cateyes Disappointed By Diet Company’s Use Of Her Bikini Picture Rachele Cateyes Disappointed By Diet Company’s Use Of Her Bikini Picture

Rachele Cateyes, a Milwaukee, Oregon blogger, is a self-proclaimed “Fat Babe” who keeps a blog about body acceptance and body positivity. On one of her blog posts, she posted a picture of herself wearing a blue bikini. She was shocked …

Renee Zellweger’s Appearance Turns Heads On Red Carpet Renee Zellweger’s Appearance Turns Heads On Red Carpet

After being away from the public eye since November, Renee Zellweger was seen again on Wednesday night as she attended a charity event presented by The Painted Turtle and the UCSF Medical Center. The event, A Starry Evening of Music, …

Kilah Davenport: Child Abuse Victim Dies At Age 4 Kilah Davenport: Child Abuse Victim Dies At Age 4

“We know she’s dancing in heaven. She’s not in pain anymore,” said her grandmother Leslie Davenport. The four-year-old girl, who was severely beaten by her stepfather in May 2012, finally stopped breathing on Thursday. Kilah was at home with her …

MTA Transit Employees Have Their Personal Info Exposed In Data Breach MTA Transit Employees Have Their Personal Info Exposed In Data Breach

Around 15,000 current and former workers of the New York City Transit Authority have their Social Security number and other personal data exposed after the information was found on a CD, which was still inside a refurbished CD-ROM drive. The …

Vybz Kartel: Jamaican Dancehall Artist Found Guilty In The Murder Of Clive “Lizard” Williams Vybz Kartel: Jamaican Dancehall Artist Found Guilty In The Murder Of Clive “Lizard” Williams

Vybz Kartel, born Adidja Azim Palmer, was convicted of murder in the Caribbean Supreme Court. 10 of the 11-person jury found the Jamaican dancehall artist guilty, along with three others – Andre St. John, Kahira Jones, and Shawn Campbell. Shane …

Serene Superyacht Docks in Manhattan Serene Superyacht Docks in Manhattan

Serene, one of the largest superyachts in the world, has found safe harbor in Manhattan. The vessel is owned by Yuri Scheffler, the man behind vodka brand Stolichnaya. The yacht’s presence in the United States is speculated to be connected …

Pope Francis Celebrates One Year At The Vatican Pope Francis Celebrates One Year At The Vatican

On March 13, 2013, Buenos Aires archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio became the 266th Pope. The announcement of a new Pope came at nighttime, as white smoke poured from the chimney and caused the crowd to cheer while waiting to see …

Ryan Braun To Endorse 3N2 Softball Cleats Ryan Braun To Endorse 3N2 Softball Cleats

Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Brewers’ right fielder, has just signed an endorsement deal with 3N2, a manufacturer of baseball cleats. This is the first endorsement the player has agreed to, following his 65-game suspension for violating the anti-drug agreement of the …

Jasmine Joseph: Body Of Missing Student Found Dead In Her Car Jasmine Joseph: Body Of Missing Student Found Dead In Her Car

Jasmine Joseph, the 22-year-old college student from Long Island who has been missing since February, was found dead in her car. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death but since there is no evidence of foul …

Kevin Trudeau: Prosecutors Want Him To Serve At Least 10 Years In Jail Kevin Trudeau: Prosecutors Want Him To Serve At Least 10 Years In Jail

Kevin Trudeau, a fraud and infomercial host, was convicted of lying in infomercials about subjects tackled in his book regarding food and calorie restrictions. Trudeau has been in jail since November 12 of last year. The Federal Trade Commission has …

‘Jeopardy!’ Champ Unseated After 11-Game Winning Streak ‘Jeopardy!’ Champ Unseated After 11-Game Winning Streak

After 11 straight wins that earned him $297,200, ‘Jeopardy!’ champ Arthur Chu finally bowed out of the game. He has become possibly the game show’s most controversial contestant for his playing strategy, in which he jumped around the board instead …

Lionel Messi Kicks Barcelona Into Quarter-Finals Lionel Messi Kicks Barcelona Into Quarter-Finals

Lionel Messi’s left foot scored the goal that placed Barcelona into the quarterfinals when the team won against Manchester City in the Champions League. Barcelona has been in a slump lately, and Messi’s winning kick has broken the spell. The …

Fran Tarkenton: Manziel Has Franchise Qualities, But Has Questionable Character Fran Tarkenton: Manziel Has Franchise Qualities, But Has Questionable Character

Former NFL quarterback Fran Tarkenton sees himself in Johnny Manziel, and has no doubt that the former Texas A&M quarterback can make plays in the league. Whether Manziel has the qualities to become a leader is a different story. Manziel …

Quadruple Homicide: Kyle Trevor Flack Is Accused Of Murder In Ottawa, Kansas Quadruple Homicide: Kyle Trevor Flack Is Accused Of Murder In Ottawa, Kansas

Franklin County Judge of Ottawa, Kansas, Thomas Sachse, has ordered Kyle Trevor Flack to stand trial for the murder of an 18-month-old girl and three adults. On May 2012, Flack, 28, was charged with attempted rape, weapons violation, first-degree murder, …

Michael Milken And Sumner Redstone To Donate $80 Million To George Washington University Michael Milken And Sumner Redstone To Donate $80 Million To George Washington University

George Washington University will be receiving an $80 million donation from philanthropists Michael Milken of the Milken Institute, and Sumner Redstone of CBS Corporation and Viacom. The amount is the largest the university has ever received. Half of the $80 …

Tomnod Website Set Up To Involve Public In The Search For Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Tomnod Website Set Up To Involve Public In The Search For Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

A website, Tomnod.com, has been set up to enable the public to help in solving the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. The plane and its passengers—239 in all—vanished from radar as it headed to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur …

Great White Shark Tracked For The First Time Crossing The Atlantic Ocean Great White Shark Tracked For The First Time Crossing The Atlantic Ocean

A mature female great white shark nicknamed Lydia was tagged off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida in March of last year. Since then, the researchers have been keeping a close eye on her. This weekend, almost a year later, researchers …

Death Row: Louisiana Inmate Glenn Ford Exonerated After 30 Years In Jail Death Row: Louisiana Inmate Glenn Ford Exonerated After 30 Years In Jail

After three decades of being in prison, Louisiana death row convict Glenn Ford was finally a free man on Tuesday. As he walked out of the Louisiana State Penitentiary, Ford told reporters that he had mixed emotions about his release  …