Terrell Suggs Gives Up Guns As Part Of Domestic Case

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs was forced by a court order to surrender his guns as part of an ongoing domestic case. ESPN reports that Suggs’ girlfriend and mother of his two-children, Candace Williams, filed a court order in November, but specifics of the case were not released. Even without specifics, some signs of disputes… Continue reading Terrell Suggs Gives Up Guns As Part Of Domestic Case

Dan Haren Signs One-Year, $13 Million Contract With Nationals

Former Los Angeles Angels right-hander Dan Haren has signed a one-year deal with the Washington Nationals for $13 million. The Long Beach Press-Telegram reported that Haren, 32, will be joining his fifth team when he reports to Washington. Haren is 119-96 since his debut in 2003. Sports Illustrated reports that the Angels had tried to… Continue reading Dan Haren Signs One-Year, $13 Million Contract With Nationals

Chicago Cubs Manager Dale Sveum Accidentally Shot By Robin Yount

Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum was accidentally shot in the back and ear by baseball Hall of Famer Robin Yount while the pair was out quail hunting recently. The good new for Sveum is that he was hit with BBs. Still, he called the incident a “bloody scene,” but he was not badly hurt. USA… Continue reading Chicago Cubs Manager Dale Sveum Accidentally Shot By Robin Yount

Former New York Mayor Ed Koch Hospitalized

Former New York Mayor Ed Koch was hospitalized on Tuesday, marking the second hospital admission for the 87-year-old in the last three months. Koch’s recent hospitalization stems from a respiratory infection. The Associated Press, citing Koch’s spokesperson George Arzt, reported that Koch is being treated with antibiotics at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Arzt and Koch were having… Continue reading Former New York Mayor Ed Koch Hospitalized

LeBron James Named Sportsman Of The Year

Miami Heat superstar LeBron James has been named Sports Illustrated‘s 2012 Sportsmen of the Year. James’ biographers will likely remember 2012 as a watershed year for LBJ. The year saw LeBron win an Olympic gold medal and NBA Championship while claiming both regular season and NBA Finals MVP awards. Despite the success, ESPN reports that… Continue reading LeBron James Named Sportsman Of The Year

World’s Largest Aquarium Opens In Singapore

An aquarium on the resort island of Sentosa in Singapore opened in late November and claims to be the world’s largest aquarium. The S.E.A. Aquarium, ABC News reports, houses 100,000 marine animals of more than 800 species. The aquatic life is housed in nearly 12 million gallons of water. With numerous zones of the world… Continue reading World’s Largest Aquarium Opens In Singapore

Vatican Announces Pope’s Twitter Account: @Pontifex

If all the 1.25 billion Catholics in the world chose to become followers of Pope Benedict XVI‘s new Twitter account, @Pontifex, he would easily overtake Lady Gaga as the most followed personality on Twitter. Reuters reported that the Vatican announced the @Pontifex handle Monday morning, and, despite not having tweeted a single word, the spiritual… Continue reading Vatican Announces Pope’s Twitter Account: @Pontifex

VCU Coach: I Was Fired For Being Gay

VCU women’s volleyball coach James Finley led his team to a 25-6 record this season before losing in the semifinals of the Atlantic 10 Tournament. It was the best winning percentage the Rams put up in his eight-year tenure, and the next day he was fired. James Finley also happens to be gay, and he… Continue reading VCU Coach: I Was Fired For Being Gay

Braves Trade Tommy Hanson To Angels For Jordan Walden

The Atlanta Braves have traded Tommy Hanson to the Los Angeles Angels for reliever Jordan Walden. The Associated Press reports that the move will help bolster Atlanta Braves’ bullpen. Walden’s fastball has been clocked at nearly 100 miles per house and he recorded 48 strikeouts in 39 innings pitched this past season for the Angels.… Continue reading Braves Trade Tommy Hanson To Angels For Jordan Walden

Stephen Colbert Plans ‘Hobbit’ Themed Week on ‘Colbert Report’

It is no secret that Comedy Central personality Stephen Colbert is a big fan of JRR Tolkien’s 1937 book, The Hobbit, or There and Back Again. Colbert already has secured some kind of role in Peter Jackson’s film adaptation, which has been extended to a trilogy, but now the host of The Colbert Report has… Continue reading Stephen Colbert Plans ‘Hobbit’ Themed Week on ‘Colbert Report’

Ben Roethlisberger Unlikely To Play Sunday Against Ravens

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been out since injuring his throwing shoulder and dislocating a rib November 12 against Kansas City, and it seems unlikely he will be back in time for the Steelers’ matchup Sunday with AFC North Rival Baltimore. NFL.com reports that, while Big Ben has managed to practice with the team… Continue reading Ben Roethlisberger Unlikely To Play Sunday Against Ravens

Obama’s Jan. 21 Inauguration Date Unique In History

President Barack Obama’s inauguration as president for a second time will take place in less than two months, and, when he does, he will make history again. Since the 20th amendment in 1933, the US Constitution mandates that a president is sworn in at “noon on the 20th day of January” following a presidential election,… Continue reading Obama’s Jan. 21 Inauguration Date Unique In History

Reds Sign Closer Broxton To 3-Year, $21 Million Deal

The Cincinnati Reds have re-signed reliever Jonathan Broxton. The club announced on its website that Broxton agreed to a 3-year, $21 million dollar contract, paving the way for the Reds to move the highly touted Aroldis Chapman into a starting role. Chapman served as closer last season. Only 28-years-old, Broxton’s new contract includes a $9… Continue reading Reds Sign Closer Broxton To 3-Year, $21 Million Deal

Forgotten Moon Rocks Found In National Guard Storage Unit

If someone gave you a gift straight from outer space, you’d probably take care of it. At the very least, if you did put it away, you’d remember where you set it, right? President Richard Nixon gave the each state a fragment of moon rock in a little desktop display as a gift and Minnesota… Continue reading Forgotten Moon Rocks Found In National Guard Storage Unit

Fox Interview Ends After Author Criticizes Network

A reporter and author was being interviewed by Fox News, but the anchor quickly ended the interview when the subject criticized the network for “operating as a wing of the Republican Party.” The Associated Press reports that Thomas Ricks, a veteran journalist and author of The Generals, was being interviewed by anchor Jon Scott. The… Continue reading Fox Interview Ends After Author Criticizes Network

Argonauts Rout Stampeders In CFL’s 100th Grey Cup Championship

The 2012 Toronto Argonauts secured their place in Canadian Football League history on Sunday, winning the CFL’s 100th Grey Cup championship. Quarterback Ricky Ray got off to a rough start but finished with 231 yards passing with three touchdown passes as the Argonauts topped the Calgary Stampeders 35-22 in Toronto. ESPN reports that this is… Continue reading Argonauts Rout Stampeders In CFL’s 100th Grey Cup Championship

Former Bills TE Ernie Warlick Dies

Ernie Warlick, one of the AFL’s forerunners as a pass catching tight end in the 1960s with the Buffalo Bills, has died at the age of 80. ESPN reports his death came after a brief illness and was confirmed by Amigone Funeral Home in Amherst, N.Y. His cause of death was not released but his… Continue reading Former Bills TE Ernie Warlick Dies

Ohio State Tops Michigan To Cap Unbeaten Season

Despite not being eligible for a BCS National Title or Big Ten championship, the Ohio State Buckeyes made their case for a No. 1 final ranking in the Associated Press poll with a 26-21 victory over rival Michigan on Saturday. The team ranked No. 1 in the final AP poll is named the Associated Press… Continue reading Ohio State Tops Michigan To Cap Unbeaten Season

Thanksgiving Miracle: Man Shot In Head Wakes From Month-Long Coma

When it comes to holiday miracles, Christmas seems to get the lion’s share in pop culture. But for the family of Benjamin Pessah, Thanksgiving 2012 came with a miracle they will be thankful for for years to come as Pessah woke from a month-long coma just days before. Benjamin Pessah was walking home from a… Continue reading Thanksgiving Miracle: Man Shot In Head Wakes From Month-Long Coma

Pope Appoints 6 New Cardinals To Elect His Successor, No Europeans

Pope Benedict XVI appointed six new cardinals on Saturday and as many Vatican watchers have noted, none of the six were European. Cardinals, sometimes called princes of the Church, are select Catholic bishops who as a group will form a conclave to elect the next pope in the event of Benedict XVI’s death or resignation.… Continue reading Pope Appoints 6 New Cardinals To Elect His Successor, No Europeans

Obama Fails To Thank God In Fourth Straight Thanksgiving Address

While the Democratic Party reportedly reinserted God into its platform at the request of President Barack Obama, it doesn’t seem as though he’s too interested in talking about the Almighty otherwise. For the fourth straight year, President Obama failed to mention God in his national Thanksgiving Day address given Thursday. It should be noted, in… Continue reading Obama Fails To Thank God In Fourth Straight Thanksgiving Address

NCAA Investigating Auburn’s Football Program

The Auburn Tigers are 3-8 and winless in the Southeastern Conference, which already has head coach Gene Chizik’s job in jeopardy. Now, things are looking even bleaker as reports have emerged that Auburn is being investigated by the NCAA for alleged recruiting violations. ESPN reports that the NCAA investigation focuses on recruiting violations, including the… Continue reading NCAA Investigating Auburn’s Football Program

Steelers QB Woes Continue: Batch To Start For Injured Leftwich

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger has not set a timetable for his return from rib and shoulder injuries, but the Steelers had a solid backup ready to go in Byron Leftwich. In last week’s 13-10 loss to Baltimore, however, Fox News reports that Leftwich also suffered fractured ribs leaving the Steelers to turn to 37-year-old Charlie… Continue reading Steelers QB Woes Continue: Batch To Start For Injured Leftwich

Grinnell College’s Jack Taylor scores NCAA record 138 points

Going into Tuesday’s contest against Faith Baptist Bible, Grinnell College’s Jack Taylor was averaging 23.5 points per game through two contests. His average now is 61.6 points per game after dropping 138 points in the Pioneers’ 179-104 victory. USA Today reports that the 138 point total by Taylor is easily a new NCAA and collegiate… Continue reading Grinnell College’s Jack Taylor scores NCAA record 138 points

FBI Investigating White Powder Sent To Khloe Kardashian

According to TMZ, a letter containing a suspicious white powder and addressed to X Factor co-host Khloe Kardashian Odom was sent to CBS on Tuesday, and now the FBI is investigating. After the letter addressed to Kardashian and containing the white powder was discovered, the FBI, LAPD, and L.A. Fire Department showed up to take… Continue reading FBI Investigating White Powder Sent To Khloe Kardashian

Secret Admirer Sends Tim Tebow Bouquet Of Balloons

When things are going rough at work, it helps to get a little pick me up. Tim Tebow, got just such a gift from a secret admirer on Tuesday when a bouquet of balloons arrived at the New York Jets’ training facility for the star player. The gift, which included a large balloon that read… Continue reading Secret Admirer Sends Tim Tebow Bouquet Of Balloons

Church Of England Votes No To Women Bishops

LONDON — Despite support of the outgoing and incoming Archbishops of Canterbury, Reuters reports the Church of England failed to approved canonical legislation that would have allowed women to be consecrated as bishops in a vote of the General Synod on Tuesday. The Church of England’s General Synod is a three house body. It includes… Continue reading Church Of England Votes No To Women Bishops

Police: 13-Year-Old Girl Shot On Florida School Bus Dies

Homestead, FL — A 13-year old girl in Homestead, Florida was shot and killed by another student while on a school bus Tuesday morning, and a suspect is in custody. Citing Miami-Dade police, NBC News reports that the 13-year-old girl shot was on a bus bound for Somerset Academy Silver Palms. The bus was on… Continue reading Police: 13-Year-Old Girl Shot On Florida School Bus Dies

Ohio State Fans Petition Obama For Pardon From NCAA Violations

Despite a No. 4 ranking and the possibility of an undefeated season, the Ohio State Buckeyes are banned from postseason participation as a result of NCAA sanctions. In response to the situation, Buckeyes fans started a federal petition on WhiteHouse.gov asking President Barack Obama to pardon the team, making them eligible to play in the… Continue reading Ohio State Fans Petition Obama For Pardon From NCAA Violations

Episcopalian Exodus Over Gay Issues Continues

Divisions in the Episcopal Church on the subject of gay marriage have led yet another diocese to break from the national US Episcopal Church. Reuters reports Bishop Mark Lawrence of the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina received a letter Oct. 15 from Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori saying he had “abandoned the church” and barring him… Continue reading Episcopalian Exodus Over Gay Issues Continues

49ers QB Alex Smith Out For Monday Night Football Game Against Bears

It will be a battle of backup quarterbacks when the San Francisco 49ers take on the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football tonight. San Francisco QB Alex Smith has been ruled out of the Monday Night Football contest as a result of a concussion suffered eight days ago in the 49ers tie with St. Louis.… Continue reading 49ers QB Alex Smith Out For Monday Night Football Game Against Bears

Tiny Kitten Rescued After Getting Trapped In Lincoln Statue [Video]

A three-week old kitten trapped in a replica statue of President Abraham Lincoln at the Clermont President’s Hall of Fame in Clermont, Florida has been rescued. The cute, dark grey kitten was dehydrated but otherwise alright. Paw Nation reports that the kitten’s meows could be heard around the statue for several days before the rescue,… Continue reading Tiny Kitten Rescued After Getting Trapped In Lincoln Statue [Video]

Up To 27 Animals Died On Unsafe Farm Linked To ‘Hobbit’ Film

When Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is released in theaters, it will bear the American Humane Association’s acknowledgement that no animals were harmed during the filming of the movie. It seems the films animals were in more danger off the set, with as many as 27 animals dying as a result of unsafe… Continue reading Up To 27 Animals Died On Unsafe Farm Linked To ‘Hobbit’ Film

One In 20 Youth Has Used Steroids To Bulk Up

A study of youths in the Minnesota area has yielded some unsettling results, showing that roughly five percent of high school and middle school students have used anabolic steroids to bulk up. Minnesota Public Radio reports that the University of Minnesota surveyed 2,700 adolescents enrolled in middle school and high school in St. Paul and… Continue reading One In 20 Youth Has Used Steroids To Bulk Up

Rob Gronkowski Has Broken Forearm, Will Miss 4 To 6 Weeks

Rob Gronkowski had seven catches for 137 yards and two scores as the Patriots dominated Indianapolis 59-24 on Sunday, but, after New England’s final extra point, the tight end left the game. Though initially some speculated Gronkowski had hurt his leg, Shutdown Corner reports he suffered a broken forearm on the play. He is scheduled… Continue reading Rob Gronkowski Has Broken Forearm, Will Miss 4 To 6 Weeks

Taylor Swift Song ‘All Too Well’ About Jake Gyllenhaal

It isn’t easy being Taylor Swift, or at least one might get that impression listening to her ever-expanding catalog of songs about lost love. Her recent offering, All Too Well, off new album Red, is another such song. As Swift is the type who wears her heart on her sleeve, the music industry’s new favorite… Continue reading Taylor Swift Song ‘All Too Well’ About Jake Gyllenhaal

New Coptic Pope Installed In Islamist-Run Egypt

The Coptic Pope Tawadros II was enthroned Sunday as the spiritual leader of Egypt’s Coptic Christians. He was elected Pope in early November. Reuters reports that Coptic Christians make up about a tenth of Egypt’s 83 million people, making them one of the largest minority groups in the predominantly Muslim nation. Copts have long complained… Continue reading New Coptic Pope Installed In Islamist-Run Egypt

Early Puberty May Raise Heart Disease Risk In Women

Much of the focus on heart disease studies is on men, but heart disease strikes women as well. Since women develop heart disease later than men, some of the same indicators are useful but they are not enough an now researchers have another marker to help them predict which women suffer a higher risk of… Continue reading Early Puberty May Raise Heart Disease Risk In Women

Father And Kids Arrested For Bank Robberies

The family that robs banks together, gets arrested together. Perhaps that could become a new idiom after a father, son, and daughter in Texas were arrested for the crime. Ronald Scott Catt, 50, his 20-year-old son Hayden Scott Catt and 18-year-old daughter Abigail “Abby” Catt were all arrested last week and charged in connection a… Continue reading Father And Kids Arrested For Bank Robberies

FBI Shooting In District Heights Under Investigation

An FBI shooting took place at a District Heights home on Nov. 15, with agents drawing the weapons and firing on an unarmed girl. The girl was hurt in the incident, but officials say her injury was the result of a fall, not gunfire. An investigation is now underway into the incident. TheMaryland Gazette reports… Continue reading FBI Shooting In District Heights Under Investigation

Spain Suicides Spark New Eviction Law

Spain has approved a two-year moratorium on evicting needy people from their homes in the wake of a pair of suicides and various street protests. Bloomberg reports the law was passed by royal decree and Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has said he plans to rush things into action after a woman named Amaia Egana became… Continue reading Spain Suicides Spark New Eviction Law

Gulf Coast Oil Rig Fire Friday Kills Two

An explosion has rocked a gulf coast oil rig, killing two people and seriously injuring several others. Two people were listed as missing and it was unknown if any petroleum was leaking into the Gulf of Mexico as a result of the blast. Reuters reports that production rig is located 17 miles offshore Grand Isle,… Continue reading Gulf Coast Oil Rig Fire Friday Kills Two

Former Texans Punter Sues Over Turf-Related Injury

Former Houston Texans punter Brett Hartmann has sued venue-management company SMG and the Harris County Convention and Sports Corporation, blaming “unsafe turf”at Reliant Stadium for a possibly career-ending knee injury. ESPN reports that Hartmann signed with Houston as an undrafted free agent after a college career at Central Michigan in 2011 and played in 12… Continue reading Former Texans Punter Sues Over Turf-Related Injury

F-22 Raptor Jet Crashes At Tyndall Air Force Base

An F-22 Raptor jet crashed near US 98 on Tyndall Air Force Base Thursday afternoon. The pilot was able to eject safely and there were no injuries on the ground. The News-Herald reports the plane crashed just south of Panama City took place about 3:30 pm and noted that Bay County Sheriff’s deputies and Mexico… Continue reading F-22 Raptor Jet Crashes At Tyndall Air Force Base

Migraines In Women Linked To Brain Lesions

Women are more likely than men to suffer migraines and new research shows that those who do suffer the painful headaches are more likely to have lesions on their brain from poor blood flow. CBS News reports the good news is that the lesions do not appear to be dangerous, though their full effect is… Continue reading Migraines In Women Linked To Brain Lesions

Hostess May Close For Good If Strike Continues

Their snack lineup is legendary — Twinkies, Ho Hos, Ding Dongs — but Hostess has said that, if striking workers do not return today, the brand will liquidate, closing forever. While the loss of iconic snack foods would be a shame in itself, a Hostess shutdown would also mean the loss of 18,000 jobs nationwide.… Continue reading Hostess May Close For Good If Strike Continues

UN Declares Access To Contraception A Human Right

The United Nations declared Wednesday that access to contraception constitutes a basic human right, a statement that could have far reaching implications. The Associated Press reports that the UN Population Fund’s annual report for the first time Wednesday referred to contraceptive access as a right. Essentially, the statement means that legal, cultural, and religious objections… Continue reading UN Declares Access To Contraception A Human Right

In Final Address, Ron Paul Declares ‘Our Constitution Has Failed’

In a 52-minute address that will likely be his last in Congress, Texas Representative Ron Paul has declared America’s Constitution a failure. “Our Constitution, which was intended to limit government power and abuse, has failed,” the Republican representative said. “The Founders warned that a free society depends on a virtuous and moral people. The current… Continue reading In Final Address, Ron Paul Declares ‘Our Constitution Has Failed’

Astronomers Discover Rogue Orphan Planet Near Earth

Astronomers believe they have discovered a rogue planet, apparently wandering the cosmos without a star to orbit. The rogue planet is also just 100 light years from Earth, which is fairly nearby in interstellar terms. Space reports that the rogue, or orphan planet, was discovered by an international team of astronomers using the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope… Continue reading Astronomers Discover Rogue Orphan Planet Near Earth

Injured Magic Cheerleader In Stable Condition

Previously, The Inquisitr reported Orlando Magic cheerleader Jamie Woode suffered an apparently serious injury during the a game against the Knicks. Now, reports state that while the 31-year old NBA cheerleader suffered three vertebrae fractures and a broken rib, there appears to be no neurological damage. She is likely to make a full recovery. The… Continue reading Injured Magic Cheerleader In Stable Condition