Fire burns home of late singer Johnny Cash

Wednesday, April 11, 2007 A fast-moving fire engulfed the home of late singer Johnny Cash on Tuesday. The lake-side home, located in Hendersonville, Tennessee, was the home of the late singer and his wife, June Carter, from the late 1960s until their deaths in 2003. The home was purchased by former Bee Gees singer Barry […]

Schweinsteiger announces retirement from international football

Monday, August 1, 2016 On Friday, German football captain and Manchester United F.C. midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger announced retirement from international football. Debuting in 2004, Schweinsteiger has won 120 international caps, Germany’s fourth all time most capped player. He was part of the German squad for the UEFA Euro 2016 tournament in France and became the […]

Jawbone found in Aruba is not Natalee Holloway’s

Thursday, November 25, 2010 A jawbone found in Aruba is not that of missing American Natalee Holloway, who was a recent high school-graduate at the time of her disappearance. Officials confirmed the news after Dutch scientists completed tests on the bone. The jawbone, which also had a wisdom tooth with it, was found by an […]

Oil for food scandal: UN releases third report

Tuesday, August 9, 2005 The UN-appointed panel investigating the oil for food scandal has released its third report. The report says that Benon Sevan took nearly US$150,000 in cash bribes. Chef de Cabinet for Kofi Annan, Mark Malloch Brown, said that the UN would lift Sevan’s immunity should an approach come from a law enforcement […]

Las Vegas ‘chili finger’ woman arrested

Story sources NBC 11 News San Jose Mercury News Friday, April 22, 2005 Las Vegas, Nevada — The San Jose Police Department has announced that Anna Ayala, the woman who claims to have found a human finger in a bowl of chili at a Wendy’s restaurant in San Jose, California, was arrested at or near […]

New bill will ban Muslims from wearing veils at polls in Canada

Saturday, October 27, 2007 A new bill will propose a law to amend the Canada Elections Act to ban Muslims from wearing veils (or niqab‘s) while at polls. “During the recent by-elections in Quebec, the government made it clear that we disagreed with the decision by Elections Canada to allow people to vote while concealing […]

US unemployment rate reaches 9.4 percent

Friday, June 5, 2009 Data from the United States Labor Department says that the unemployment rate in the U.S. has reached its highest level in over 25 years, namely 9.4%. The job loss rate, however, was only 345,000, which is the lowest monthly job loss rate since September of last year. Analysts had predicted that […]

Ingrid Newkirk, co-founder of PETA, on animal rights and the film about her life

Tuesday, November 20, 2007 Last night HBO premiered I Am An Animal: The Story of Ingrid Newkirk and PETA. Since its inception, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has made headlines and raised eyebrows. They are almost single-handedly responsible for the movement against animal testing and their efforts have raised the suffering animals […]

Explosion in San Francisco injures one, cause unknown

Friday, August 19, 2005 An explosion from an underground utility chamber in downtown San Francisco severely injured a woman and shattered a window at a Ralph Lauren clothing store shortly after 10:00 a.m. Pacific time Friday. According to a caller to KCBS radio, a woman was engulfed in flames after the explosion triggered a fire […]

Teen hacker admits to attack on

Monday, October 20, 2008 A teenager, belonging to the anti-scientology group Anonymous, has admitted that he launched a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on the official website of the Church of Scientology, Dmitriy Guzner, aged 18, will admit to the charges related to carrying out the DDoS attack. He now faces a maximum […]