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Father Claims Kingdom So His Daughter Can Be A Real Princess

Heaton traveled to Africa and planted a flag his children designed, claiming Bir Tawil and naming his daughter a "princess"

A father from Virginia has gone to extreme lengths for his daughter, flying to Africa and claiming a “kingdom” between Egypt and Sudan so that she can be an actual princess. Jermiah Heaton, a father of three from Abingdon, Virginia, was playing with his daughter, Emily, when she asked him if she would ever be… Read more »

Officials Still Don’t Know How Man Lost Fingers to ‘Pirates’

The Pirate King requires two fingertips for passage

Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida is supposed to be the happiest place on earth, but for a British tourist, losing two fingertips to the Pirates of the Caribbean does not make for a happy time. According to officials at the world famous theme park, an unidentified man visiting from the United Kingdom lost two… Read more »

Iran Talks In Vienna As Nuclear Deadline Draws Near

Iran Talks Nuclear

Officials met in Vienna Sunday for talks ahead of the July 20 deadline for Iran to end its nuclear program, the culmination of a temporary agreement reached in January. The Associated Press, reporting from Vienna, says that an extension could be likely due to “deep differences” between Iran and the six world powers led by… Read more »

Three Killed In Pasadena Shooting

Police responding to the Pasadena shooting.

Three people were killed and two injured on Saturday in a Pasadena shooting. The tenant of an apartment building shot his landlord over a long-standing dispute, killing two others and injuring two more in the process. According to CBS Los Angeles, Pasadena Police Chief Phillip Sanchez has identified the shooter as 35-year-old John Izeal Smith,… Read more »

Bill Gates’ Favorite Business Book: The Secret To His Success?

Founder of Microsoft Bill Gates.

Bill Gates has just revealed his favorite book about business. It’s decades old, far from famous, and it was out of print until Bill vouched for it. The book is called Business Adventures and it’s by a man named John Brooks. Brooks contributed to the New Yorker for years and decided to compile all of… Read more »

Trump Plaza Closing; Is This The End Of Atlantic City?

Trump Plaza Atlantic City

The announcement that Trump Entertainment Resorts is closing its Trump Plaza Casino in Atlantic City does not come as a complete surprise. It’s just the latest disaster in a long list of misfortunes for Atlantic City’s gambling market. It is difficult to imagine now that, just a few years ago, Atlantic City was the second-largest… Read more »

‘Psycho’ Daughter Ate, Slept Next To Mother’s Corpse For Three Years

Psycho Daughter Label Gets Slapped On Woman Who Kept Mother's Corpse

She’s being called “Psycho daughter,” and when you hear why, you may agree. Chava Stirn, a 28-year-old Brooklyn woman, was taken into police custody after it was discovered that she had been eating and sleeping next to her mother’s corpse for three years. Huffington Post reports that 61-year-old Susie Rosenthal was propped up on trash… Read more »

Brain Eating Amoeba Tragically Kills 9 Year Old Girl

Brain eating Amoeba Kills 9 Year Old

Health officials have confirmed that a young girl from Spring Hill, Kansas died on Friday after contracting a rare illness brought on by a brain-eating amoeba. Hally Yust, also known as “Bug” by her friends, came into contact with the brain-eating amoeba after visiting at least four different bodies of water in the last couple… Read more »

Miracle Baby Faith Born After Surviving Incredible Odds

Faith Is A Miracle Baby

Life has found a way. This story could have been a double tragedy. Instead, a beautiful miracle has come out of one family’s loss. Her name is baby Faith. In January, Jessie Ayagalria’s mother heard her laughing with family members, when all of a sudden Jessie suffered a seizure. Shirley Jerry says that it was… Read more »

ACLU Comes Out Against CISA, The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act

ACLU Warns Against New Cyber Security Bill

The ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) has issued a new warning to Americans about a law to open up the gates for government overreach and secrecy. In a post entitled, “Beware the Dangers of Congress’ Latest Cybersecurity Bill,” the ACLU’s Sandra Fulton warns that the bill “poses serious threats to our privacy, gives the government… Read more »

Bill Gates On Immigration Reform: Americans Deserve Better Than This

Bill Gates at Davos

Bill Gates, Sheldon Adelson, and Warren Buffett are pushing Congress to pass immigration reform in a joint op-ed piece for the New York Times. In the op-ed, the three refer to the current stalemate as depressing and urge Congress to remember its responsibility to the rest of America. Bill Gates, Adelson and Buffett write: “Whatever… Read more »

70-Year-Old Woman Fights Off Robber With 8-Packs Of Beer

Grandma Attacks Robber With Cases Of Beer

A 70-year-old Best Stop Food Mart employee had quite the scare in Oklahoma City this week. Lien Nguyen fought off a would-be robber who was wielding a gun with an unlikely weapon: cases of beer. KOCO reports, Lein Nguyen, 70, was watching the store at South East 23rd Street and Central Avenue when a woman… Read more »

Did Escaped Crocodile On Plane Cause Crash Which Killed 19 People?

crocodile on a plane

A plane which crashed in 2010 while en route from Kinshasa to Bandundu airport in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) could have been brought down by an escaped crocodile on board. The Daily Mail reported on an inquest at Gloucester Coroner’s Court in which the coroner had to consider the possibility that a crocodile… Read more »