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Jennifer Deutschmann



California’s ‘Kill The Gays’ Initiative Sparks Outrage

Sodomite Suppression Act

California’s “Kill the Gays” initiative has become a point of heated controversy. Officially called the Sodomite Suppression Act, the initiative suggests executing homosexuals “by bullets to the head or by any other convenient method.” Although the initiative is unusual, it is not a joke. The Sodomite Suppression Act was written and filed by attorney Matt… Read more »

California Dogs Killed By Bee Swarm

Honey Bees

Three California dogs were killed by a bee swarm early Tuesday morning. Officials with Santa Ana Animal Control confirmed three Australian shepherds were attacked, and stung to death, by a massive swarm of bees. Linnea Chapman said she went outside to check her dogs, Bailey, Bartlett, and Remy, at approximately 1:30 a.m. She was stunned… Read more »

Van Halen Announces United States Tour Dates

David Lee Roth

Van Halen has announced 39 dates for their 2015 United States tour. The highly anticipated tour will begin on July 5 at the White River Amphitheatre in Seattle, Washington, and commence on October 2 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California. Representatives confirmed original singer David Lee Roth will be fronting the band. As… Read more »

Wisconsin State Trooper Killed By Bank Robbery Suspect

Trevor Casper

A Wisconsin state trooper was killed by a bank robbery suspect on Tuesday evening. Authorities confirmed Trooper Trevor Casper, 21, and suspect Steven Timothy Snyder were both shot and killed during an “exchange of gunfire” in Fond du Lac. Although the investigation is ongoing, Snyder is suspected of robbing two banks at gunpoint. He is… Read more »

Amanda Knox: Italian Court To Decide Whether Conviction Will Stand

Meredith Kercher

Amanda Knox’s fate is once again in the hands of an Italian court. On Wednesday, Italy’s Court of Cassation will determine whether to confirm Knox’s 2009 murder conviction. If the conviction is upheld, the 27-year-old woman could face extradition. On November 2, 2007, Meredith Kercher, 21, was found dead inside her Perugia, Italy, apartment. An… Read more »

Are Schools Liable When Bullied Teens Commit Suicide?


An estimated 16 percent of high school students have considered, planned, or attempted suicide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Unfortunately, many teens who contemplate or commit suicide are victims of bullying by their peers. In 2007, Stephen Patton, 13, ended his own life with a single gunshot to the head. As… Read more »

Tsunami Debris Approaches U.S. Coast

Japan Tsunami

Tsunami Debris remains a concern along the U.S. west coast. Although it has been four years since the catastrophic Tōhoku earthquake, an estimated one million tons of debris threatens to litter the United States shoreline over the next three years. The 2011 Tōhoku earthquake, and resulting tsunami, left nearly 20,000 dead and more than 2,500… Read more »

Miguel De Cervantes’ Remains Discovered In Spain

Miguel de Cervantes

Miguel de Cervantes’ remains were reportedly discovered in a Spanish crypt. The infamous Don Quixote author was originally buried in Madrid’s Barefoot Trinitarians convent. However, the casket was moved to an unknown location during a 17th century renovation. More then 360 years later, archaeologists believe they found Miguel de Cervantes’ remains. It is unclear whether… Read more »

Loneliness Linked To Early Mortality

Loneliness Health

Loneliness was linked to early mortality in a recent study conducted by psychologists at Utah’s Brigham Young University. Although loneliness is most often associated with mental health, the researchers found feelings of isolation can have a negative impact on physical health as well. To conduct their meta-analysis, the scientists reviewed the results of 70 prior… Read more »

‘Return To Life': Book Details Children’s Stories Of Reincarnation


The book Return to Life explores the fascinating, but controversial, topic of reincarnation. Although the phenomena is reportedly experienced by people of all ages, Dr. Jim Tucker’s book focuses on children between the ages of 2 and 6. Throughout his career with the University of Virginia’s Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences department, Jim Tucker, M.D. amassed… Read more »

Honduras Lost Cities Will Be Protected From Deforestation And Looters

Lost Cities

Two newly discovered lost cities will be protected from deforestation and looters. Early last week, Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernández announced that armed forces were deployed to the Mosquitia region to preserve the ancient ruins. Although it is not confirmed, the cities are rumored to include the legendary “White City” and the “City of the… Read more »

Cassandra C. Is In Remission, Still Upset About Forced Chemo

Forced Chemo

Cassandra C. is in remission after nearly six months of chemotherapy. However, the Connecticut teen said she is still upset that she is being forced to receive to cancer treatment. Although the chemo may have saved her life, the 17-year old said she should have a right to refuse the medication. In September 2014, Cassandra… Read more »

Ferguson City Manager Resigns Amid Ongoing Controversy

John Shaw

Ferguson City Manager John Shaw has resigned amid an ongoing controversy surrounding the August, 2014, shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Shaw is one of several government officials accused of overlooking, and encouraging, racial profiling by the Ferguson Police Department. The incident gained international attention, as Brown was unarmed when he was shot and killed…. Read more »

Burger King: No More Soda For Kids

Fast Food

Burger King has removed soda from their kids menu, in an effort to encourage healthy eating. Although the fast-food giant offers milk and juice as healthier options, soda remained the most popular choice. In response to the ongoing issue, Burger King announced that they will remove soda from their children’s menu, effective immediately. The important… Read more »

McDonald’s Sales Continue To Plunge

McDonald's CEO

McDonald’s sales have continued to plunge throughout the United States and worldwide. In February alone, McDonald’s reported a four percent decline in U.S. sales and a 1.7 percent drop in international sales. Experts blame increased competition from chains offering fresher and healthier options. In response to the continued decline, McDonald’s replaced their CEO and has… Read more »

Fred Craddock: Beloved Preacher Dies At Age 86


Beloved preacher Fred Craddock has died at the age of 86. Although his cause of death was not disclosed, Craddock suffered with Parkinson’s disease, and his health had recently declined. The Blue Ridge, Georgia, resident was a humble man, but he was known as one of the most influential preachers in the world. Often referred… Read more »

Chelsea Manning: Court Orders Army To Refer To Soldier As A Woman

Bradley Manning

Chelsea Manning’s gender remains a point of heated controversy. However, The U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals has ruled that Private First Class Manning shall be referred to using a “feminine pronoun” in “all future formal papers.” In May 2010, Private First Class Bradley Edward Manning was arrested and charged with numerous offenses, including “aiding… Read more »

Rep. Don Young Said Wolves Could Solve The Nation’s ‘Homeless Problem’

Homeless Wolves

Alaskan Rep. Don Young has suggested wolves could solve the nation’s homeless problem. The Republican Congressman made the unusual suggestion during a recent meeting of the House Natural Resources Committee. Although a spokesman later dismissed the remark as “purposely hyperbolic,” Young’s comments are being criticized as highly insensitive. On March 4, 79 members of Congress… Read more »

HBO Streaming Service: HBO Now Set To Debut In April


HBO’s streaming service is set to debut in April. Dubbed HBO Now, the much-anticipated service will allow viewers to stream HBO content without a cable or satellite TV subscription. Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes said the stand-alone service could reach up to 80 million viewers – who do not currently subscribe to HBO through their… Read more »

Sledding Ban At Capitol Hill Upheld By Local Police

Sledding Ban

The sledding ban at Capitol Hill has been in place for more than 30 years. Although the law is meant to protect national security, a Congresswoman asked local authorities to lift the ban. As the region is expecting a significant snowstorm, District of Columbia Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton requested a temporary waiver from March 5… Read more »

Samantha Green Charged In The Death Of Her Infant Son

Justice Rees

Samantha Green, 23, was arrested and charged in the death of her 20-day-old son. Although Samantha claims she and the infant were kidnapped, authorities believe the California mother abandoned her son and staged her own assault. Samantha and her son, Justice Rees, were reported missing on Monday, February 23. The following day, the young mother… Read more »

‘Walking Dead’ Town For Sale On eBay For $680,000


A town featured in The Walking Dead is currently being sold on eBay for $680,000. The purchase price includes approximately 25,000 square feet of land and nine buildings. Although the area is largely abandoned, Grantville, Georgia, is often used as a location for television programs and movies. Most recently, the downtown area was used as… Read more »

Dimebag Darrell’s Grave Vandalized, Reece Eber Issues Apology

Nuclear Hellfrost

“Dimebag” Darrell Abbott’s grave was reportedly vandalized by former Nuclear Hellfrost singer Reece Eber. Although Eber issued a public apology, fans of the late Pantera guitarist are not impressed. In a Facebook post, the remaining members of Pantera said they will be contacting authorities. A photo of the vandalized grave was originally shared by Reece… Read more »

China Bans Ivory Imports To Prevent Poaching

African Elephants

China’s ivory imports are blamed for depleting the African elephant population at an alarming rate. In response to continued criticism, China’s State Forestry Administration issued a temporary ban on some ivory imports. Although the ban is limited to one year, the agency hopes it will reduce poaching rates. As stated by the U.S. Fish and… Read more »

Banksy Tours Gaza Strip, Displays New Work On Ruins

Street Artist

Graffiti artist Banksy recently toured Palestine’s Gaza Strip to raise awareness about “the world’s largest open air prison.” During his tour, the infamous street artist completed several new works and filmed a compelling video. The results were posted on Banksy’s website in an effort to highlight the devastating effects of war. In July 2014, Israel… Read more »

Purina Beneful: 3,000 Dogs Reportedly Sickened By Toxins

Toxic Dog Food

Purina Beneful is blamed for causing illness in more than 3,000 dogs. A recent lawsuit, filed in the California federal court, suggests the popular dog food contains toxic ingredients. Although Purina denies the claims, thousands of pet owners believe their dogs became ill after eating Beneful dry “kibble” dog food. As stated in the lawsuit,… Read more »

Evgeniy Bogachev: FBI Offers $3 Million Award For Russian Hacker

Russian Hacker

Evgeniy Bogachev is one of the most wanted criminals in America. On Tuesday, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation announced a $3 million award for information leading to the arrest or conviction of the infamous Russian hacker. Bogachev is accused of illegally obtaining bank account numbers and passwords, which were used to steal an estimated… Read more »

Great Barrier Reef Coral Threatened By Plastic Waste


Great Barrier Reef coral is being threatened by an abundance of plastic waste. A recent study, conducted by researchers at James Cook University, suggests corals will eat particles of plastic. Unfortunately, the marine invertebrates are incapable of digesting synthetic material. Plastic waste often goes undetected, as the ocean breaks it down into tiny particles called… Read more »

Shayne Austin: Suspect In Holly Bobo Murder Found Dead

Holly Bobo

Shayne Austin, a suspect and key witness in the murder of Holly Bobo, was found dead in an apparent suicide. Although he was not charged with murder, authorities believe Austin was involved in Bobo’s 2011 disappearance and subsequent death. Holly Lynn Bobo vanished without a trace on April 13, 2011. According to reports, the 20-year-old… Read more »

Kayla Mueller’s Family Shares Her Last Letter Home

ISIS Hostage

Kayla Mueller’s family is still mourning a tremendous loss. However, during their first interview since Kayla’s death, Carl and Marsha Mueller shared their daughter’s last letter home. Although the letter is heartbreaking, it highlights Kayla’s strength, devotion, and faith. With a passion for human rights, the young woman traveled the world volunteering for humanitarian organizations…. Read more »

Neil Patrick Harris: ‘Today We Honor Hollywood’s Best And Whitest’

2015 Academy Awards

Neil Patrick Harris started the 2015 Academy Awards with a controversial, and powerful, statement. During his opening monologue, the actor and comedian said: “Today we honor Hollywood’s best and whitest.” Although he immediately apologized, explaining that he meant to say “brightest,” Harris made his opinion quite clear. The How I Met Your Mother star is… Read more »

Mall Of America Increases Security Amid Terrorist Threat


The Mall of America has increased security measures amid a suspected terrorist threat. Officials with the Department of Homeland Security said the threat was outlined in a video, which was reportedly produced by the al-Shabaab militant group. In 2013, al-Shabaab orchestrated an attack on a Kenya’s Westgate shopping mall. The brutal assault injured 175 and… Read more »

Missing British Schoolgirls Were Traveling To Syria To Join ISIS


Three missing British schoolgirls could be on their way to Syria to join ISIS militants. London authorities said Shamima Begum, 15, Kadiza Sultana, 16, and an unidentified 15-year-old girl left their homes early Wednesday morning. They then traveled to Gatwick Airport, where they boarded a plane to Istanbul, Turkey. Authorities are concerned, as the teens… Read more »

Alaska Tops List Of Happiest And Healthiest States


Alaska has been named the happiest and healthiest state in the nation. In 2013, the Last Frontier state held the eighth position on the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. One year later, the state climbed to the top of the list for the first time since 2008. To compile the list, researchers interviewed 176,000 United States residents…. Read more »

Carnival Float Electrocution: 46 Injured, At Least 20 Dead


An estimated 70 people were electrocuted when a Carnival float struck a power line in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. Authorities confirmed 46 were injured and at least 20 were killed in the devastating incident. The accident occurred during the Haitian capital’s annual Carnival celebration — with thousands of spectators lining the streets. Although the incident is still… Read more »

Shirley MacLaine Suggests The Holocaust Was A Form Of Karma


Shirley MacLaine is facing stark criticism for a controversial passage in her latest book. The book, titled What If…: A Lifetime of Questions, Speculations, Reasonable Guesses, and a Few Things I Know For Sure, was published on November 2013. However, MacLaine remains under fire for some of the content. As described by Amazon, the book… Read more »

Slenderman Stabbing: Wisconsin Girls’ Preliminary Hearing Begins


The Slenderman stabbing case began on Monday with a preliminary hearing. Morgan Geyser and Amissa Weier, both age 12, are accused of luring a classmate into the woods and stabbing her 19 times. Authorities said the girls committed the crime to impress a fictional character called Slenderman. According to reports, the girls began planning the… Read more »

Russian Farmer Repays His Bank Loan With Manure

Russian Farmer

A Russian farmer reportedly repaid his bank loan with a truckload of manure. Alexander Bakshayev said he is angry, as high interest rates have made it nearly impossible to reduce his debt. In an unusual attempt at revenge, the farmer dumped a load of manure on the bank’s front steps. Bakshayev said he currently owns… Read more »

Ocean Plastic Increases By 4.8 Million Metric Tons Each Year


A recent study suggests the amount of plastic in the ocean increases by more than four million metric tons each year. Researchers with the University of California, who conducted the study, further concluded that a vast majority if the waste originates in Asia. In addition to being unsightly, ocean plastic poses a serious threat to… Read more »

Beloved Grand Canyon Wolf Shot And Killed By Utah Hunter


Officials have confirmed that a beloved Grand Canyon wolf was shot and killed by a Utah hunter. Echo the wolf was an icon, as she was the first wolf observed in the region since the 1940s. In December 2014, a coyote hunter contacted the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources to report he had mistakenly shot… Read more »

Spain: Toxic Cloud Forces 65,000 To Take Cover [Photos]

Chemical Explosion

A chemical explosion in Spain formed a toxic cloud, which spread over several miles. An estimated 65,000 residents were warned to stay inside their homes and close their windows to avoid inhaling the harmful fumes. Authorities said the toxic cloud originated at a warehouse in Igualada. During deliver, ferric chloride and nitric acid were inadvertently… Read more »

1915 Chicago Shipwreck Footage Discovered By UIC Grad Student [Video]

1915 Chicago shipwreck

In 1915, a Chicago shipwreck left 844 people dead. Although the Eastland disaster was documented in numerous photos, there was no known film footage of the incident. Last week, a University of Illinois at Chicago Ph.D. candidate made an incredible discovery. On July 24, 1915, 2,500 passengers boarded the the SS Eastland. The Eastland was… Read more »