Category Archives: Top Stories

Psychologist Asks Where Josh Duggar Learned His Behavior

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Professional Psychologist Cooper Lawrence, Ph.D. appeared on Fox and Friends Weekend on Sunday, suggesting that Josh Duggar’s molestation behavior may have been learned. In analyzing the video interview of sibling molestation victims and reality TV stars Jill and Jessa Duggar, Dr. Cooper Lawrence asked the question, ‘Provided he [Josh Duggar] is not a pedophile, where did he learn […]

Video shows dad kicking 6-year-old son off ramp

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An instagram video went viral on Friday after a user by the name of “lilbubs” posted a heartbreaking video of a father kicking his 6-year-old son off a steep skateboarding ramp. The incident reportedly happened at a skateboard park in Kona State Park in Arlington, Florida. In the video, a father appears to be coaxing […]

Young girl to Michelle Obama: ‘My dad’s been out of work for three years’

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First Lady Michelle Obama looked a bit surprised when a little girl handed her her father’s résumé on Thursday at the White House according to USA Today. Thursday was Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day at the White House and Michelle Obama was on hand to greet staffer’s children and offer them a pint sized […]

Hostess Twinkies, RIP

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Hostess Brands, Inc., the largest wholesale baker in the U.S., has announced on Friday that they are shuttering their bakery business. The producers and distributors of such iconic baked goods such as Twinkies, Wonder Bread, Ding-Dongs, Zingers and cupcakes announced they will be auctioning off their various brands after they refused to meet the demands of […]

Boy Scouts helped cover up alleged child molestors according to 'perversion files'

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According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, the Boy Scouts of America’s confidential internal files revealed that the organization failed to report hundreds of child sex abuse cases to authorities over a period of twenty years. The Los Angeles Times obtained over 1,600 of the scouting organization’s documents dating from 1971-1991.  In those documents, BSA officials urged admitted child molesters to […]

3 children among 5 dead from Oklahoma tornado

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Oklahoma governor declares state of emergency Sunday as damage assessments continueA tornado that ripped through a mobile home park in Woodward, Okla. killed a father and his two children early this morning. State medical examiner Amy Elliot told NewsOK that a man named Frank Hobbie and this two daughters, ages 5 and 7, died when […]

Indiana toddler found alive in field after tornado

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An Indiana toddler was found lying in a field near her home after a tornado ripped through southern Indiana on Friday. Authorities said that the 2-year-old girl was discovered alive in the small town of Salem, Ind., and was rushed to the local hospital. According to Reuters, the girl was then airlifted to the Kosair […]

SOPA blackout: Facebook, Google, Twitter, Amazon and others

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Sites consider “nuclear option” in protest of internet legislationWith the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) on the table for debate on January 24, some of the most well known websites, like Wikipedia, Ebay, Yahoo and more are considering a “nuclear option” or simultaneous blackout, to protest the legislation that many feel will destroy the Internet. SOPA, or  H.R. […]

New snow forecast for the U.S. this holiday season into 2012

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Will you have a white Christmas or will you just be dreaming about it…Take it for what it’s worth, the National Weather Service forcasted a blustery, snowy winter season for Chicago and so far the city known for it’s no-nonsense navigation of the white, wintery stuff has yet to see any measurable snow this season. […]

Khloe Kardashian-Odom to try In-Vitro

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After two years of trying to conceive naturally, reports say the Odoms are turning to science for a babyThe entire Kardashian family has had an interesting year, from Kim’s 72-day marriage to Kourtney’s announcement at the beginning of December that she was expecting a little brother or sister for little Mason, but younger sister Khloe […]

Teen pleads guilty, admits to murder in "homophobic killing"

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Brandon McInerney faces 21 years in the shooting death of classmate Larry KingOn Monday, Brandon McInerney plead guilty to killing fellow eighth-grade classmate Larry King at E.O. Green Junior High School in Oxnard, near Los Angeles. Along with the murder charge, the seventeen year-old also plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter and use of a firearm in connection with the […]

Parents starve baby, fear future obesity

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During hospital stay, doctors discover Wisconsin parents had starved their infant daughter.Appleton, Wis. parents Christopher and Mary Sultze found themselves charged with felony child neglect for allegedly intentionally keeping food from their infant daughter in an effort to keep her from becoming obese.   Each of the Sultzes was charged with one count of felony […]

Students riot after Penn State football coach fired

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Police and students clash after Board of Directors dismisses Joe PaternoThousands of students flooded the streets outside the administration building after learning coach Joe Paterno and PSU president Graham Spanier were fired on Wednesday. “We are Penn State,” the collective crowd shouted. The peaceful demonstration soon turned rowdy, and then violent. Officers lost control of the mob around […]

Safeway president drops sandwich charges, offers apology

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Although many agree with Safeway’s handling of the situation, the chain welcomes the family backSafeway has decided not to press charges over sandwiches stolen from a Honolulu supermarket. On Tuesday, one of the chain’s regional presidents, Karl Schroeder, phoned Nicole and Marcin Leszczynski to offer his condolences. “He apologized for what she’s been through,” spokeswoman Susan Houghton said. […]

Pregnant man may stop at 3 kids

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Pregnant man Thomas Beatie and wife Nancy have three kids and say they do not have plans to have moreThomas Beatie, the pregnant man who shot to fame after his bearded face and pregnant belly were pictured in media outlets across the country in 2007, now has three kids and appeared on the Oct. 31 […]

Man charged with killing his 18-year-old daughter and 2-year-old granddaughter

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Miguel Renteria of Skokie, Illinois, has been charged with the murder of his 18-year-old daughter and his 2-year-old granddaughter. Police said that the bodies of Cynthia Renteria and her daughter Jeiloni Renteria were discovered Wednesday afternoon after Miguel called 911, admitting that he “had just killed” them. Officers arrived at Renteria’s house and arrested the 39-year-old man outside. Police said they found his […]

Steve Jobs, former CEO of Apple, dies at age 56

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Extraordinary thinker and innovator dies too soonSteve Jobs resigned from his position as CEO of Apple in August, and news of his death have sent another tidal wave through not only the Apple company but the world at large. Jobs, renowned for his innovative business model and for Apples continually evolving product line and marketing, […]

Midwest parents: Brace yourself for a lot of snow days this year

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This years snow and cold predictions give parents a head start on how to prepareFor parents in the midwest, the newly released 2011/2012 winter predictions are not welcome news at all. Midwest parents are being warned, brace yourselves for one the coldest, snowiest and harshest winters you can remember. Parents may want to lo0k for […]

Apple unveils iPhone 4s

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Sprint joins the ranks of the other iPhone carriersThe sudden resignation of Steve Jobs as Apple’s chief executive officer last August has led to months of speculation as to the direction of the company. At a press event on Tuesday, the technology giant left many anxious customers and fans disappointed by failing to deliver a […]

Car crash: Injured senior ate bugs and leaves to survive

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Daughter of David Lavau found him with broken bones days after a horrific car crash left him close to deathFamily members were elated to find missing family member and father, David Lavau, 67 — retracing the path he may have taken using his debit card purchase at a nearby grocery store as a clue. Little […]

Arguments heard today to release previously sealed Anthony jailhouse video

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Public will see her reaction to the news of Caylee being located.The jailhouse video of Casey Anthony getting the news her daughter’s remains had been located – may be made available to the public – and will be decided by a Florida judge today. Orange County Superior Court Chief Judge Belvin Perry Jr., who presided […]

Toddler killed and pregnant woman injured, possibly an act of revenge against Good Samaritan

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A suspect entered a home in San Bernadino and killed a 3-year-old girl and left a pregnant woman and her toddler (also a 3-year-old girl) in critical condition. Police said the suspect was trying to get revenge against a Good Samaritan who stopped an earlier assault by the suspect. Witnesses told police that on Monday […]

B.C.'s alleged child abductor faces charges at courthouse

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Early Wednesday morning the man accused of kidnapping three-year-old Kienan Hebert arrived at court in Cranbrook, B.C. Randall Peter Hopley, 46, a convicted sex offender, was seen entering court from an RCMP vehicle at 8 am PT, to face the kidnapping charges set after a Sparwood toddler went missing from his bedroom last Tuesday night. […]

Boy who died from pneumonia lived in squalid home with 200 animals

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A  Berywn, Illinois woman is being investigated by police and child welfare officials after the death of her 14-year-old son from pneumonia.  Police who searched the house found over 200 animals, along with feces and squalor, in the house where she lived with her five children. Paramedics responded on Thursday to a call that the 14-year-old boy was unresponsive on the lawn […]

Facebook revamping privacy features to make site safer for teens and adults

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Facebook appears to have taken a page from Google+ in regards to privacy and sharing concerns. The social media giant will now provide drop-down menus on individual status updates and profile information allowing users to select specific “audiences” who can read what they post, rather than showing to the whole world. It will also provide other tools which will allow users to […]