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Michigan AG Backs Pensioners in Detroit Case

According to The Daily News, Michigan’s Attorney General has come out on the side of retirees in Detroit who stand to lose big time if the city goes ahead with its bankruptcy plans. Republican Bill Schuette said the state’s constitution …

Most Millionaires Don’t Consider Themselves Rich

What does it take to be rich in America? Does the word “millionaire” mean what it used to mean? We ran a story previously about a couple who won a million dollars in a lottery scratch-off. They were paying off …

Pepper Spraying Campus Cop Seeks Workers Comp
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Back during the #Occupy demonstrations, set off by the #occupywallstreet events in New York, there were lots of accusations of police brutality and abuse. Images of mounted police riding down protestors, old women being pepper-sprayed, and cordoned-off protestors being pepper-sprayed …

FDA: Steroids Found in Vitamin B Supplement
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The FDA has a warning out for consumers of vitamin B dietary supplements: one brand in particular has been found to contain two different types of anabolic steroids. Healthy Life Chemistry by Purity First B-50 is the brand to watch …

Turkish Officials Accuse Bird of Spying for Israel
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Israelis are getting a huge laugh from a story out of Turkey that read like a scene from a Sacha Baron Cohen film. Apparently Turkish officials have caught and “detained” a bird that they suspect of spying for Israel’s Mossad …

Infomercial Mogul Trudeau Found in Contempt of Court

If the Federal Trade Commission is to be believed, Kevin Trudeau is a snake oil salesman the likes of which have not been seen since the days of the wild west in America. A true miracle-elixir-slinging Perrelli of the first …

Cannes Jewel Heist & Pink Panther Jailbreak Related?

Previously we reported about daring broad-daylight prison escape wherein members of the infamous European jewel heist syndicate, The Pink Panther Gang, sprung one of their own from prison. The escape was more of an invasion, really, with gang members firing …

Nicki Minaj Gets Proposed to by DJ Khaled in Bizarre Video

Apparently rapper and radio host DJ Khaled is so in love with Nicki Minaj that he couldn’t be bothered to ask her on a date. Instead, he skipped straight to a marriage proposal, popping the question on MTV News in …

Family Accidentally Eats Rare Octopus
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A mechanical engineer from Washington, DC was snorkeling in Greece when he caught an octopus. Well, it was sort of an octopus. It only had six legs, which really makes is a hexapus – a word so uncommon that it …

30,000 Killer Bees Attack Couple, Kill Horses
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A Texas couple was attacked by what is being described as a swarm of 30,000 killer bees. The couple, Kristen Beauregard, 44, was stung about 200 times, and her boyfriend about 50 times, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Beauregard …

School Must Allow Trasngender To Use Boys Restroom
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The L.A. Times reports that the family of a transgender middle school student in Arcadia, California is happy to learn that the school district and the U.S. Department of Education have reached a settlement in the case involving their son. …

Vampire Cemetery Found in Poland

The idea of vampires has been romanticized in the United States for decades. While there is almost always the element of evil involved, time and again Hollywood enterprises have injected the notion of good vampires, vampires with souls, crime-fighting vampires, …

Scientist Charged in Wife’s Cyanide Death
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ABC News reports that a neuroscientist from the University of Pittsburgh has been charged with homicide following the death of his wife from cyanide poisoning. Dr. Robert Ferrante, 64, allegedly killed his wife, Dr. Autumn Klein, 41, by lacing her …

Million Dollar Lotto Ticket Found in Trash

In a move sure to go down in history as one of the greatest near misses of all time, a couple in North Attleborough, Massachusetts threw away a million dollar-winning lottery ticket. According to WPTV, Joseph and Joanne Zagami of …

Meghan McCain New Show Just Latest Victory
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Back in 2008, when Senator John McCain ran against Barack Obama for the presidency, little could anyone have guessed that the McCain that came out the biggest winner in that race would not be John. It would be his daughter …

Meghan McCain To Host Show On New Network

It is not unusual for politicians and the like to find their way onto television in one form or another, often to the detriment of political discourse in the United States. However, the daughter of former presidential nominee Sen. John …

Burka-Wearing Heroine Kicks Taliban Butt

In October of last year, Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen while riding on a school bus. She was not the victim of random violence, but was targeted for assassination by cowardly elements who sought to …

California Prisoners Can Pay for Better Rooms

WTKR reports that some inmates in California prisons are getting much nicer accommodations than others. This preferential treatment is happening for a simple reason: they are paying for it. A jailhouse in Fremont, California was built with the intention of …

Newport Festival Record Attendance

Since it’s conception 54 years ago the Newport Folk festival has boasted some very impressive musicians, such as Johnny Cash, Bob Seger and Bob Dylan. Over the years it has been home to rock, jazz, blues and many other genres. …

Myth Busted: Do Teachers Get “Summers Off”?

Every teacher has, at some point, had someone lament to him/her about how they wish their job paid them to “take the summer off”. Most of the time this statement is not made with any sort of ill intent, but …

Newport Folk Festival Returns To Much Fanfare

The summer landscape is littered with music festivals that draw tens of thousands of attendees to see what are often stellar band line-ups. In the whirlwind of all of these festivals, which include heavy weights such as Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, and …

Man Goes Bankrupt Investing in Beanie Babies

In an interview with Dazed Digital, one man tells the story of how his father spent all his family’s money to “invest” in the Beanie Baby craze, and in the end lost $100,000 on the crazy market idea. Back in …

Pink Panther Gang Again Breaks Members Out of Prison
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Some producer out there needs to get started on this as a movie idea right away. According to the Atlantic Wire, members of the famed international jewel thief ring, the Pink Panther Gang, have staged a daring jailbreak of a …

Fisherman Sues for $1M Contest Winnings

Every avid fisherman has a story about “the one that got away”. Usually it is a fish that was so big, fought so long, broke line, stripped reel gears, tipped a boat, etc. Fishermen have better stories about the ones …