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Melissa grew up in the Seattle area, but moved to Indiana to attend Anderson University in 2005. When she is not writing for The Inquisitr, Melissa loves to read, craft, travel, and work on cars. Follow Melissa on Facebook , Google+ and Twitter . [Contact: Melissa@inquisitr.com]


Body Of Last Oso Mudslide Victim Believed Found, Rainfall Played Big Role

Final Oso Mudslide Victim May Be Found

Everett, WA — The body of the final Oso mudslide victim is believed to have been found, according to the Snohomish County sheriff’s office. Search and rescue personnel believe they located the body of 44-year-old Molly Kristine “Kris” Regelbrugge. However, the woman’s family is remaining cautious after several false alarms. Sara Regelbrugge, Kris’ daughter, told… Read more »

Costa Concordia Floated For Final Journey To Genoa

Costa Concordia Re-Floated Gigilo

The wreck of the Costa Concordia was re-floated Monday and will soon begin its final journey to the port of Genoa, where it will be broken up for scrap. The massive luxury liner ran aground on rocks near the island of Giglio on January 13, 2012 and capsized, killing 32 people. The rusting remains of… Read more »

Malala Yousafzai In Nigeria For ‘Bring Back Our Girls’

Malala Yousafzai Nigeria Girls

Malala Yousafzai arrived in Abuja, Nigeria on her 17th birthday to campaign for the plight of more than 250 young girls kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram more than three months ago. Yousafzai, who survived an assassination attempt in her home country of Pakistan, made the trip to support the “Bring Back Our Girls”… Read more »

Summer’s First Supermoon Appears Saturday Night

Summer's First Supermoon Saturday

This summer’s first supermoon will appear in the night sky on Saturday and is only the first in a lunar triple-play this summer. During Saturday night’s display, the July full moon will appear about 30 percent brighter and 14 percent closer than a normal full moon. Last year’s June full moon made headlines with its… Read more »

Richard Mellon Scaife, Billionaire Conservative Activist, Dies At 82

Richard Mellon Scaife Death

Richard Mellon Scaife, a philanthropist and heir to the Mellon banking fortune, died on Friday at his home in Pittsburgh at the age of 82. His lawyer, H. Yale Gutnick, confirmed Scaife’s death. The reclusive billionaire was known for supporting right-wing causes and helped lay the foundations for America’s modern conservative movement, according to the… Read more »

Pentagon Grounds F-35 Fleet Following Runway Fire

F-35 Fleet Grounded By Pentagon

The Pentagon grounded its F-35 fleet on Thursday after one of the Air Force’s planes caught fire June 23 at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. The so-called Joint Strike Fighter, developed at a cost of nearly $400 billion so far, has been plagued by cost overruns and delays. Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby… Read more »

Oscar Pistorius Is A Suicide Risk, According To Psych Report

Oscar Pistorius Mental Health Report

Oscar Pistorius is depressed, suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, and at risk of suicide, according to a psychology report read at the athlete’s murder trial on Wednesday. The doctors who spent a month evaluating Pistorius’ mental health also concluded that he does not appear to have a history of abnormal aggression linked to “rage-time murders… Read more »

Pakistani Newlyweds Killed By Relatives In Latest Honor Killing

Honor Killing Pakistani Newlyweds

Two Pakistani newlyweds were killed by relatives Thursday in the latest honor killing in the country. The young couple were tied up and had their throats slit with scythes after they married for love, according to police. The 17-year-old girl and 31-year-old man married on June 18 without the consent of their families, according to… Read more »

Biologists Warn Emperor Penguins Are Endangered

Endangered Species Emperor Penguins

Biologists warned in a new study that Antarctica’s emperor penguins are endangered by global warming. The study predicts that climate change will cut the continent’s 600,000-strong population by at least a fifth by 2100 because the sea ice will become too unstable for the birds to live on. Reuters reports that the report called on… Read more »

Padres Reliever Alex Torres Wears Protective Cap During Game

Alex Torres Sports Protective Cap

Padres relief pitcher Alex Torres wore a protective baseball cap during Saturday night’s game, becoming the first pitcher in Major League Baseball to do so. The MLB approved the protective caps for use by pitchers in January, but until Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, no pitcher seemed interested in using it. For Torres,… Read more »