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Russia Sending More Troops, Heavy Weapons Into Ukraine As Conflict Intensifies

Russia Ukraine Conflict

Russia is reportedly sending troops and heavy weapons into areas of Ukraine controlled by pro-Russia rebels, intensifying the conflict and stoking fears that Russia could invade further into Europe. On Sunday, the Ukrainian military reported “intensive” movement of troops and equipment, with reports of 20 trucks headed to the rebel-held city of Donetsk. AFP reporters… Read more »

Harry Reid Picks The One Race That Could Cost Democrats The Senate

Harry Reid Picks One Race To Determine The Senate Control

Harry Reid is showing serious concern over the Senate races that will be decided in Tuesday’s midterm elections. With a number of polling websites forecasting a Republican takeover of the U.S. Senate — and a hold of control over the House of Representatives — the outlooks are pretty grim for Democrats. Having the GOP control… Read more »

IRS Veteran Details How The Agency Is Failing The American People

What's the IRS doing wrong? Former agent says he knows.

In a Reddit post that’s going viral, a former IRS agent is spilling his guts, answering anything, and describing why he thinks the IRS is broken — and what he’s telling the government to do about it. He’s summarized his letter in 16 points. The highlights are below. Mike Gregory says that the title of… Read more »

100-Year-Old Cockatoo Named Fred Receives Centenary Letter From The Queen

fred 100 bird

It’s very rare that a sulphur-crested cockatoo lives much past the age of 40, but a bird called Fred, who resides at the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Australia, just celebrated his 100th birthday, and even received a traditional Centenary letter from the Queen herself! Daily Mail Australia reported that Greg Irons, Director of Bonorong Wildlife… Read more »

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Fire Ignited By Fireworks Display

Disney World Fire

The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train caught fire at approximately 11:00 p.m. on Saturday evening. The blaze was filmed and photographed by several Disney World guests and shared via social media. Although the fire looked ominous, Disney representatives have confirmed the fire is out and nobody was injured in the incident. Seven Dwarfs Mine Train on… Read more »

Costa Rica Shaken By 4.3 Magnitude Earthquake

After dealing with volcanic eruption all week, Costa Rica now plagued by earthquakes.

Costa Rica was hit by a 4.3 magnitude earthquake on Saturday morning at 1:23 a.m., only hours after the first earthquake, 4.2 magnitude, interrupted Halloween celebrations across the country. The shaking continued, at various strengths, until nearly 6 a.m. The earthquakes prevented many residents of Costa Rica from sleeping and pre-empted All Saints Day, a… Read more »

Walnut Creek Explosion Injures Three, Destroys Four Apartments

California Apartment Explosion

A Walnut Creek explosion injured three people and destroyed at least four apartments. Fire investigators have confirmed the blast was caused by butane, which was being used to manufacture hash oil. Although the suspects were severely burned in the explosion, they could face criminal charges. Authorities said the blast occurred at approximately 10:20 a.m. on… Read more »

Tiger Shark Attacks Surfer In Hawaii, Nearly Dragging Her Out To Sea

The attack follows a trio of incidents that took place over the last week.

A recent string of attacks in Hawaii attributed to tiger sharks continued this week, as a 34-year-old Kailua-Kona woman was struck while surfing with a friend in North Kohala. McKenzie Clark was paddling her surfboard in murky water near the Halaula Lighthouse on Friday, according to West Hawaii Today, when the tiger shark approached her…. Read more »

Missing Teen Leads Officials To Incestuous Sex Ring In Alabama

Brittney Wood's disappearance led to officials uncovering a sex ring in Alabama.

Brittney Wood, 19, went missing in 2012. She was last seen with her uncle, Donnie Holland, who was found shot dead in his car shortly after. Wood is believed dead at this point, but her disappearance led to an in-depth investigation that uncovered an incestuous sex ring in Alabama. The Associated Press reported that the… Read more »