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James Garner Dies at 86-years Old

James Garner was found dead in his Los Angeles home on Saturday. He was 86-years old and best known for his hit TV series, “Maverick” and “The Rockford Files.” Los Angeles police officer Alonzo Iniquez told the Associated Press early Sunday that police responded to a call around 8 p.m. PDT and confirmed Garner’s identity from family members. There was no immediate word on... 

2015 Toyota Sienna Minivan Equipped with Driver Easy Speak for Parents to Shout at Kids

Toyota will be releasing their new 2015 Sienna minivan with a feature that will give parents the ability to shout at their kids in the back seat, via microphone. The feature is called “Driver Easy Speak.” It uses a built-in microphone to amplify a parent’s voice through speakers in the back seats. Toyota says it added Easy Speak “so parents don’t have to shout to passengers in the back.”... 

Hot Air Balloon Crashes into Power Lines in Massachusetts, 5 Hurt

A hot air balloon crashed into power lines over the weekend in Massachusetts, injuring the five people on board. “A Colt Balloon was attempting to land in a residential area near Clinton, MA when it struck a power line and caught on fire today at 7:40 p.m.,” the Federal Aviation Administration released in a statement. “Please contact local authorities for information on the passengers. The... 

Ex-Miss Delaware Files $3 Million Lawsuit Against the Miss America Organization

Amanda Longacre, Ex-Miss Delaware, who lost her pageant crown because she was deemed too old to compete, reportedly has filed a $3 million lawsuit against the state pageant officials and the Miss America organization. The lawsuit seeks $3 million in damages – $2.5 million for the class of contestants certified to compete then disqualified, and $500,000 for her – along with restoration of her titles... 

Scientists Create a Mutant Worm to Help Learn About Treating Alcoholism

Scientists at The University of Texas at Austin have created a mutant worm that does not get intoxicated by alcohol, which could result to new drugs to treat the symptoms of people going through alcohol withdrawal. The study, published in The Journal of Neuroscience today, relates how the researchers were able to alter a common human alcohol target — a molecular channel that binds alcohol in the... 

Seattle Man Sets House on Fire Trying to Kill Spider with Homemade Blowtorch

People will go to the extreme to kill a spider if it’s seen inside their house. A Seattle man set his house on fire using a homemade blowtorch in an attempt to get rid of a spider. Fire officials in West Seattle said a man found a spider in his laundry room and tried to kill it using a lighter and spray paint. The homemade blowtorch then made the wall catch fire, and after an attempt to stop... 

South Carolina Man Kidnapped by 3 Mexican Drug Cartel Members

Three men affiliated with a Mexican drug cartel kidnapped a South Carolina man in a dispute over drug debt, authorities said Wednesday. The kidnapped man was involved in delivering cocaine, marijuana and money throughout South Carolina and North Carolina, according to a complaint filed in federal court. The 23-year old man received about $200,000 worth of marijuana from the cartel and delivered it... 

Horseshoe Lake in Kitsap County, Washington Closed After People Sickened With Illness

Horseshoe Lake in Kitsap County, Washington is closed after more than 200 people got sick after swimming in the lake over the weekend. Many complained of vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach cramps. Not everyone who swam got sick, and most people have recovered. “Horseshoe Lake park and swimming beach closed until further notice,” reads an alert on the park’s website. A sign on the park... 

Father Asks Reddit Users to Remove Tubes from Daughter’s Picture, Gets Overwhelming Response

A grieving father turned to the help of Reddit for a simple request of removing the tubes from his daughters photo. Nathen Steffel, whose daughter died last Thursday, posted a brief request on Reddit: “My daughter recently passed away after a long battle in the children’s hospital,” he wrote. His daughter Sophia was born May 30 and lived just six weeks, he said. She died from complications... 

Claire Leeson: Kim Kardashian Fan Undergoes Plastic Surgery to Look like her Idol

A superfan of Kim Kardashian didn’t care how much it would cost to look like her idol. Claire Leeson spent over $30,000 in plastic surgery to resemble Kim Kardashian. Claire Leeson, who lives in London, became obsessed with Kim’s beauty after watching her on Keeping Up With The Kardashians in 2009. “We have the same kind of arguments and things going on,” she told ITV’s “This... 
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