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Mega Millions Winners in Florida Claim $207 Million

A central Florida man and woman have stepped forward to claim their half of the $414 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot on Tuesday. Raymond Moyer and Robyn Collier, both 35, claimed $207 million in winnings from the Florida Lottery, and …

Oklahoma Botches Execution, Postpones Another

An Oklahoma death row prisoner died of a heart attack roughly 20 minutes after waking up during his execution mid-injection, due to faulty equipment. The scheduled execution of a second inmate for the evening was subsequently postponed. Corrections Director Robert …

Scorpions Drummer Jailed for a Month in Dubai

Scorpions drummer James Kottak was arrested at Dubai International Airport for drunk and disorderly conduct on April 3, and was sentenced to 30 days in jail for the crime of insulting Islam. According to Dubai state-run newspaper The National, Kottak …

Jennifer Lawrence and Boyfriend Buy a House

Actress Jennifer Lawrence and beau Nicholas Hoult reportedly bought a house in London, after looking at properties in the area for the past few weeks. Lawrence, 23, and Hoult, 24, met on the set of X-Men: First Class in 2011, …

Jason Momoa Rumored to Appear in Batman vs. Superman

The actor who portrayed Khal Drogo on HBO’s Game of Thrones might be joining the cast of Zack Snyder’s upcoming Batman vs. Superman film. Jason Momoa has been rumored to have signed on for the Man of Steel sequel, possibly …

Tennessee Policeman Fired After Choking Student

A Knoxville, Tennessee police officer was dismissed by the Knox County Sheriff after photos surfaced of the patrolman strangling a University of Tennessee student during an arrest near the site of a large party. The officer, 47-year-old Frank Phillips, choked …

Katy Perry Spotted with Producer Diplo

Pop star Katy Perry has been spotted with Los Angeles-based DJ, music producer, rapper and songwriter Wesley Pentz, a.k.a Diplo. The two were seen at the Amazing Spider-Man 2 after-party at Skylight at Moynihan Station in Manhattan, and were “very …

Julie Schenecker Murder Trial Starts Jury Selection

The jury selection phase of the murder trial of Julie Schenecker began Monday in Tampa, and is expected to take several days, as the prosecution and defense assess over 100 potential jurors. Schenecker, of New Tampa, Florida is accused of …

Mount Everest Climbing Season Ends Early for Sherpas

On the heels of the deadliest day ever recorded on Mount Everest, Nepalese Sherpas are cutting the climbing season short, after 16 guides were killed during an avalanche on April 18th. Thirteen bodies have been recovered, while another three remain …

HBO Lets You Watch ‘Last Week Tonight’ Debut For Free On YouTube HBO Lets You Watch ‘Last Week Tonight’ Debut For Free On YouTube

HBO debuted Last Week Tonight, the new show featuring comedian John Oliver (formerly of The Daily Show). They’ve disabled embedding, so you’ll have to go to the actual video page to watch, but here it is. Yes, that is @LisaLoeb. …

Ebola Virus Survivors Face Stigma

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has infected more than 240 people so far, and has been fatal to over 145. Ebola results in death in 68% of all cases, though at times those who survive recover quickly and completely. …

Willie Nelson to Achieve 5th-Degree Black Belt

After being inducted into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame Friday night to much fanfare, country music legend Willie Nelson is also set to receive his 5th-degree black belt in martial arts at the age of 80. Nelson will …

Sarah Palin Talks Waterboarding, Baptism

Former Governor of Alaska and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin gave a speech at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention in Indianapolis Saturday, in which she’d sensationally discussed her opinions concerning the Obama administration’s policy on terrorists and …

Angola Prison Rodeo Marks 50th Anniversary

This weekend marked the 50th anniversary of Louisiana’s Angola Prison Rodeo, drawing thousands of spectators into the detention center complex. The rodeo, called “the wildest show in the South,” draws in funds for religious and educational programs for prisoners, with …

Ronald McDonald Gets a New, Hip Look

McDonald’s fast food restaurant chain unveiled a revamped, more modern rendering of their primary clown-mascot Ronald McDonald, and explained that the character will be “setting out on a global mission to rally the public through inspiring events.” The new Ronald …

Pope Francis Canonizes Two Pontiffs

Pope Francis named two distinctive papal predecessors, John XXIII and John Paul II, as saints before a congregation of hundreds of thousands of witnesses in St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City on Sunday, during an unprecedented service that was attended …

YouTube Analytics Gets New Playlists Stats YouTube Analytics Gets New Playlists Stats

Google announced the addition of some new reports to YouTube Analytics, to help channel owners see how their playlists are helping with their overall channel performance. YouTube Analytics will now show the total number of video views from the channel’s …

Florida Execution Leaves ‘Old Sparky’ Unemployed

Florida executed a man on Wednesday who was convicted of murdering two relatives in 1990, marking the 85th instance of capital punishment for the state, and the fourth so far this year. Robert Hendrix, 47, was pronounced dead at 6:21 …

Kentucky Mailman Jailed for Stashing 45K Letters

Former Western Kentucky postal worker William “Brent” Morse has been sentenced to 6 months in a federal prison for hiding almost 45,000 pieces of mail he didn’t feel like delivering. According to David J. Hale, the U.S. attorney for the …

Wyoming Explosion Clears Out Town of 98

An explosion at a natural gas plant in Wyoming has prompted the evacuation of the town of Opal, population 98. Opal is situated roughly five miles from the Williams Gas Plant, which was shut down after an explosion occurred on-site …

Bachelorette Contestant Eric Hill Dies

Eric Hill, a contestant on the popular ABC marriage-game reality show The Bachelorette has passed away due to injuries he’d sustained during a paragliding accident. Hill had been cast as a gentleman caller vying for the affections of Andi Dorfman, …