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The United States Supreme Court will be investigating a case concerning a botched lethal injection that took place in Oklahoma last year. The incident left an inmate dying slowly and gasping for air during his final moments. [CNN] Ernie Banks, former Chicago Cubs player and the first African American to play for the team, passed […]

The deadly Indian tsunami reached its 10th anniversary today, with mourners honoring the quarter of a million people lost on Dec. 26, 2004. Over 230,000 died when a magnitude-9.1 earthquake hit over 12 countries surrounding the Indian Ocean. Diplomats, families of victims, and other world leaders took part in moments of silence to honor the lives […]

Five weeks after University of Virginia student Hannah Graham disappeared, police have found what appears to be human remains. Chesterfield County Sheriff department searched an abandoned property and found body parts but haven’t confirmed whether or not the remains are linked to Graham. Police said that forensic tests need to be done to determine the identification. […]

Murrieta, California mayor Alan Long has been arrested for driving under the influence after he struck a car and injured four teenage girls in the process. The mayor failed a sobriety exam on Thursday, but passed the breathalyzer test. Police are still waiting for the blood test results to determine whether or not it was […]

Just when we thought urban legends were a thing of the past, here comes this clown to scare us all. Residents of Wasco, California have been calling the police since the beginning of October after spotting a mysterious circus clown roaming around the area. The clown is only seen at night and is seen carrying […]

An attack on a health care facility in Monrovia, Liberia on Saturday sent Ebola patients fleeing, although some chose to stay at the center, according to CNN. The assailants stole mattresses and equipment while wielding weapons. Guns were not used in the attack and no one was injured. “It was an attack from people afraid […]

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The Obama administration is considering a new solution to the massive influx of unaccompanied minors from Honduras to the U.S.-Mexican border. White House officials said Thursday that the administration is weighing the possibility of giving refugee status to these young migrants. The plan would involve screening youths in Honduras, one of the world’s most violent nations, to determine […]

He’s back! Dennis Rodman has arrived with his whole gang in North Korea for buddy Kim Jong Un’s birthday Wednesday. The former NBA player recruited former players Cliff Robinson, Vin Baker, Craig Hodges, Doug Christie, and Charles D. Smith  for a special game to honor the dictator. Rodman dodged questions about politics with reporters and believes […]

A recent report has discovered that drug defendants who’ve gone to trial in the past couple of years are being forced to plead guilty. According to the Huffington Post, in 2012, drug defendants who went to trial and lost are sentenced more than three times as many years than defendants who took plea deals. The […]

Joe Hendrix, the man that shot an Alzheimer’s patient who wandered into his yard, plans on using the controversial ‘Stand Your Ground’ law as self-defense in the case. The law was made popular in the Trayvon Martin case courtesy of George Zimmerman. Read more over at [Daily Mail] ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council) has lost millions […]

Russian President Vladimir Putin is making sure the world knows he’s not the one to be effed with. Aside from being named the most powerful person alive by Time Magazine, Putin was just awarded a ninth Dan ranking in Taekwondo by Choue Chung-won, the president of the World Taekwondo Federation. A Dan measures proficiency in a martial […]

The family of a 19-year-old killed in Michigan are calling for justice after the gunman who shot her claimed self defense. Police believe Renisha McBride was shot because the shooter thought she was an intruder. Her family, however, is saying that the shooting was no accident — McBride was not trying to break into his […]