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Leanne Bearden Cause Of Death: Suicide By Hanging, Authorities Say

Leanne Bearden

Leanne Bearden, the world traveler who vanished after leaving her in-laws home near San Antonio, Texas, January 17 for what she said was a short walk, died by suicide, an autopsy has concluded. A final verdict will not become official until toxicology reports ate complete, but police have closed the case on 33-year-old Leanne Bearden… Read more »

Child Euthanasia Bill Gives Children The ‘Right To Die’

seriously ill child

Belgium’s child euthanasia bill was developed to give children the right to die. Although assisted suicide is currently legal in Belgium, it is not legal for children. The new bill will extend the “right to die” to include children who are in “constant and unbearable physical or mental suffering that cannot be alleviated.” In December,… Read more »

Mount Kelud Eruption Kills Three, 100,000 Forced To Evacuate

Mount Kelud Erupts

Mount Kelud has erupted, killing three residents on Java Island, Indonesia. Authorities said the volcano spewed ash and molten rock nearly 12 miles into the sky. More than 100,000 residents were forced to evacuate, as the volcano remains unstable. The eruption was specifically frightening, as it happened in the middle of the night. Farmer Ratno… Read more »

Iran Bomb Threat Debated By EMP And National Security Experts

EMPact America

Iran will begin discussing a final agreement on their “nuclear dispute” with world powers next week. The big question looming on the minds of United States’ officials is how to make sure Tehran terminates enough of its atomic activity to thwart the ability to make a nuclear bomb and launch an EMP attack any time… Read more »

Great Lakes Ice Cover Reaches 88 Percent

Great Lakes Ice

The Great Lakes are almost completely covered in ice. According to the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory in Ann Arbor, Michigan, 88 percent of the lakes are now covered in a layer of ice. Although the record was set in February 1979, this winter is far from over. On February 19, 1979, the lakes were… Read more »

Cybersecurity Act Awaiting Approval In Congress

electro magnetic pulse attack

The National Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection Act (HR3696) was introduced in Congress as the power grid attacks of 2013 finally filtered into the American consciousness. The cyber security legislation is supposed to allow communications integration centers within the Department of Homeland Security to offer real time cyber threat information. Although the cyber terrorism bill… Read more »

Body In Kansas City Freezer Is Missing Trucker Lawrence Muirhead

KansasCity Freezer Body Lawrence Muirhead

A body found stuffed into a freezer in the garage of a Kansas City, Kansas, house Sunday has been identified. Lawrence Muirhead, an independent, long-distance trick driver was hauling a load, reported to be highway road signs, from Franklin, Pennsylvania, to Nogales, Arizona, last year when he disappeared. His family last heard from him on… Read more »

US Border Agents Detain 57 Migrants In Puerto Rico For Human Smuggling

puerto rico migrants detained

US authorities detained 57 migrants in Puerto Rico during a series of human smuggling incidents along the country’s west coast. The migrants being held by federal authorities stem from the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Brazil. The US Customs and Border Protection officials plan to prosecute at least 19 of the migrants, five of them on… Read more »

Bob Marley: One Love Trademark Fight Heads To The Bayou

Bob Marley's One Love is an in comic song; Now it is the focus of a trademark dispute.

Bob Marley & the Wailers One Love starts out: One love One heart Let’s get together and feel all right The song’s feel good vibe, released in 1977, became Marley’s signature song. According to the official Bob Marleywebsite, Marley’s album Exodus, which included One Love was named “Album of the Century” by TIME. What’s more,… Read more »

Lyon Sisters: Police Identify Person Of Interest In 1975 Cold Case

Lyon Sisters Person Of Interest

The Lyon sisters vanished during a trip to a Washington, D.C., shopping mall on March 25, 1975. Katheryn Mary, age 10, and Sheila Mary, age 12, were never found. Although authorities followed numerous leads and identified several persons of interest, no arrests were ever made. Authorities have now identified Lloyd Welch as a new person… Read more »

Facebook Announces Nearly 50 New Gender Options

New Facebook Gender Options

Facebook gender options are about to change dramatically. The social networking site has vowed to add nearly 50 different options under the “gender” category. Although the change has not happened at this time, the launch is planned for today. In addition to male or female, Facebook is adding numerous other choices, including androgynous, bi-gender, intersex,… Read more »

Three Disney Workers Arrested In Child Sex Sting

Disney Workers Arrested

Three Disney workers were arrested in a recent child sex sting operation. Detectives with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office in central Florida arranged the sting. The undercover operation targeted adults who were seeking sexual relations with children. Authorities said the investigation, called “Be Mine,” lasted for one week. Posing as children and parents of children,… Read more »

Reptile’s Live Birth Discovered In 248-Million-Year Old Fossil

Reptile Live Birth Fossil

The live birth of a reptile was preserved in a 248-million-year-old fossil. The Mesozoic fossil, which was discovered in China, contains a female ichthyosaur and three embryos. One of the embryos is still inside the mother and second is stuck in the birth canal. The third was located outside the mother and is believed to… Read more »

American Idol Top 30 Includes Openly Gay Contestant

M.K. Nobilette

Season 13 of the nation’s number one singing competition American Idol is underway, and judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, and Harry Connick Jr. are narrowing down their top 30 with 15 boys and 15 girls. During Wednesday night’s emotional show, several men and women made it through to the live shows, while many, sadly, were… Read more »

Gas Explosion In Kentucky Destroys Two Homes, Town Evacuated

kentucky gas explosion two homes destroyed

A gas explosion in the small town of Knifely, Kentucky provided a frightening awakening for residents early Thursday morning. A natural gas line lying underneath the rural area of about 100 people is owned and operated by the Columbia Gulf Transmission. It is not connected to any residents in Knifely, but transports gas from the… Read more »

106 MPH Winds Blow Through Britain, Flood Waters Rising [Photos]

British Floods

106 mph winds were registered blowing across parts of Britain on Wednesday. Weather forecasters are predicting a similar barrage of heavy winds, possibly upwards 80 mph, to accompany the already devastating amounts of torrential downpour suffered by the island. The Met office, the UK’s national weather service, is predicting another massive storm this weekend. Now… Read more »