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Edward Snowden A Popular Pick For 2013 Person Of The Year

Whistleblower Edward Snowden

For a guy living in exile, Edward Snowden sure is getting around. Snowden, the National Security Agency contractor-turned-whistle blower, was recently named Person of the Year by UK paper The Guardian and is in the top 10 for the same honors from TIME Magazine. If that’s not enough, he may be testifying before the parliament… Read more »

Colorado Bakery Ordered To Serve Same-Sex Couples

Judge orders Colorado bakery to serve same-sex couples

Denver, CO — A judge has ordered a Colorado bakery that refused to make a cake for a same-sex ceremony to serve gay couples, despite the owner’s religious beliefs, or face fines. Judge Robert N. Spencer said Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Denver discriminated against a couple last year “because of their sexual orientation by refusing… Read more »

Ice Storm: Temperatures Plummet Nationwide, Four Deaths Reported

Ice storm

A massive ice storm is sweeping North America with temperatures plummeting to 20 degrees below zero, causing at least four deaths. The low pressure gripping the nation is disrupting normal life from coast to coast. Power outages and hazardous driving conditions have left motorists stranded in life threatening situations across many states. Forecasters are predicting… Read more »

Mark Hunt vs. Antonio Silva: An Epic Battle at UFC Fight Night 33

Mark Hunt vs Antonio Silva UFC Fight Night 33

Mark Hunt and Antonio Silva fought an epic battle at UFC Fight Night 33, leaving both warriors bloody and beaten, yet somehow still standing on their own two feet. After five grueling rounds, the decision was left in the hands of the judges, though none could fault either fighter for not attempting to finish the… Read more »

Newlyweds Use Craigslist To Lure, Kill Man For ‘Fun’

Newlyweds lure man with Craigslist ad, kill him

Sunbury, PA — Newlyweds Elytte and Miranda Barbour shared a fantasy of committing murder together, a dream they executed to celebrate their three-week wedding anniversary. The couple “just wanted to murder someone together,” Sunbury Police Corporal Brad Hare said. Eighteen-year-old Miranda Barbour was arrested Tuesday and faces criminal homicide and assault charges in the November… Read more »

Deion Sanders Fired Again By Dallas School

Deion Sanders fired again by Dallas charter school

NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders has been fired for a second time by the charter school he helped found. In October, Sanders was sacked by Prime Prep Academy after he allegedly got into a scuffle with the school’s chief financial officer, but was rehired shortly thereafter. Sanders, who is also the school’s football coach,… Read more »

Oklahoma Earthquake: 4.5 Magnitude Quake Rocks The Sooner State

Oklahoma earthquake

An Oklahoma earthquake occurred today at 12.10 pm and shook residents in an area about 14 miles northeast of Oklahoma City. It registered 4.5 magnitude on the Richter scale. People in Wichita and Kansas also reported feeling tremors from the earthquake. Keli Calin, from the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management, said that, fortunately, no injuries… Read more »

FBI Malware Can Secretly Turn On Webcams, Track Web Use

FBI Malware Turns On User's PC Webcam Secretly

FBI malware can be used in criminal investigations to track potentially dangerous suspects. However, such software toes the line of Constitutionality — the malware can follow your web use, track the physical location of your PC, and, perhaps creepiest of all, it can turn on your PC’s webcam without you knowing. That’s right: FBI malware… Read more »

Trader Joe’s Car Crash Injures 15 In Long Island

Trader Joe's Accident

A car crash at Trader Joe’s in Long Island left at least 15 people with injuries. According to reports, a driver plowed her car through the front window of the Oceanside Trader Joe’s on Friday. The New York Daily News explains that the motorist slammed into the store after careening off two cars in the… Read more »

Coffee Shop Food Drive for Tip Jar Thief

Nervous Dog started a Food Drive for the thief who stole their tips.

A coffee shop in Ohio started a food drive to help a thief. The young man was seen on surveillance cameras stealing from the tip jar at the Nervous Dog Coffee Bar and Roasters in Stow. Many hard working baristas and coffee shop owners will tell you that theft is common, especially around the holidays…. Read more »

US Unemployment Rate Hits Five-Year Low

US Unemployment Dips To Seven Percent

The US unemployment rate has dipped to its lowest point in five years. Employers in the US hired more people in November than anticipated. This brought the number of out of work job seekers down to seven percent from 7.3 percent in October. The US Labor Department reports that 203,000 jobs were added last month…. Read more »

Nelson Mandela Dead At The Age Of 95 [Breaking]

Nelson Mandela Dead

Nelson Mandela, the beloved South African leader who helped bring an end to apartheid and became his nation’s first black President, died today at the age of 95. Mandela had been suffering from a lung infection which he contracted in his younger years and had plagued him till his death. His friends and family were… Read more »

Dan Keller Released 21 Years After Satanic Abuse Conviction

Fran And Dan Keller

Fran and Dan Keller were released from a Texas prison after 21 years. In 1992, the husband and wife were convicted of the satanic ritual abuse of 3-year-old Christy Chaviers. They were each sentenced to 48 years in prison. Although the couple maintained their innocence, they remained in prison for 21 years. In the late… Read more »

Ginger Zee Heading To Good Morning America

Ginger Zee

Ginger Zee, the well known and much loved Rockford High School grad, has a new job. She is taking over from Sam Champion on Good Morning America as weather girl; Champion has a new job at The Weather Channel. It is hard for GMA to see Champion go as he is one of the main… Read more »

Teen Swallows Rare-Earth Magnets And Is Rushed To Surgery

Teen Swallows Rare-Earth Magnets

One teen learned a tough lesson after swallowing rare-earth magnets. Christin Rivas, 14, had gotten six of these magnets from a church friend according to ABC 11. These rare-earth magnets are pea-sized magnets made for car wheel bearings and computer hard drives. According to ABC News, the magnets are also sold for jewelry and art… Read more »

American Fast Food Workers Strike In Search Of $30K Salary

Fast Food Workers Strike

Fast food workers are striking across America, seeking a minimum wage of $15 per hour, which translates to $31,200 annually based on a 40-hour work week. That’s more than double the current national minimum wage of $7.25 at which most fast food positions start. Although fast food workers in many states enjoy a minimum wage… Read more »

Two Million Passwords Hacked

Social Media Passwords Hacked

Over two million passwords were hacked in the last two months. Chicago based Trustware reports that 320,000 e-mail passwords and 1.58 million website passwords were stolen in the massive breach. A majority of the passwords were tied to social media accounts including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. The breach also included Google, Yahoo, and ADP, which… Read more »

Florida Bear Captured And Euthanized Following Attack

Florida Bear Attack

A Florida bear attack gained national attention, as 54-year-old Susan Chalfant managed to escape. Although she was seriously injured, Chalfant got away from the bear and called for help. The attack prompted wildlife officials to set traps in and around the Wingfield North gated community. On Monday evening, Chalfant was walking her dogs through the… Read more »

Benghazi: Teacher From US Gunned Down In Libya

Benghazi - US teacher killed

In Benghazi, Libya, an American teacher was shot and killed on Thursday. This shooting comes some 15 months after the deadly attack on the US consulate in the same city. A spokesman for the security services, Ibrahim al-Sharaa, said that the dead man was Ronnie Smith a 33-year-old US citizen, who had been a teacher… Read more »

Taco Bell Wants To Conquer Breakfast, Plans New Mobile Ordering Platform

Taco Bell Breakfast

Taco Bell really wants to conquer the breakfast market over the course of 2014. The company is also plotting to unveil a brand new mobile ordering platform that could theoretically revolutionize the fast food experience. Yum! Brands held its annual Analyst Day on Wednesday (December 4), an event that found the company discussing a number… Read more »

Emily Graslie Responds To Sexist Comments From Fans

Emily Graslie Sexist Comments

Emily Graslie is an intelligent and well-respected science reporter for The Brain Scoop. The program, which is presented by YouTube, is an educational series that explores some of the more interesting aspects of science. As a volunteer at the Philip L. Wright Zoological Museum, Graslie developed a keen interest in biology and natural history. Following… Read more »

HGTV Host Bill Beckwith From ‘Curb Appeal’ Killed In Motorcycle Crash

Bill Beckwith

Bill Beckwith, the much loved carpenter and HGTV host from Curb Appeal, was killed tragically in a motorcycle crash this week. He was 38-years-old. The accident happened on Monday night when the motorcycle Beckwith was riding hit a vehicle in the Lower Haight neighborhood of San Francisco. Bill Beckwith co-hosted the HGTV show, along with… Read more »