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Lindsay Lohan Falls Again

Lindsay Lohan has had a terrible last month. She has been cleaning up trash in California for many hours, and she was trying to get all of her community service hours fulfilled. Many people are unsure if the star has actually completed the required amount of hours. However, it was recently announced that Lindsay Lohan has fled the country to Italy.

Forbes reported that rumors have been flying around that Lindsay Lohan would face jail time if she did not complete the community service. But, Lindsay Lohan did say that she would flee to Monaco before going to jail in America. It was also revealed that Lindsay Lohan could not be extradited because for a traffic violation. Nonetheless, Lindsay Lohan has made headlines while in Italy.

Paparazzi took pictures of Lindsay Lohan as she appeared outside of an Italian nightclub. For some reason, Lindsay Lohan has had a history of terrible balance, and this time it was no different. Lindsay Lohan crashed to the ground, and photographers quickly snapped away. Many pictures of the fallen celebrity have been released on TMZ, and it was obvious that no one was in a rush to help her get up.

As all of this drama is ruining Lindsay’s life, Dina Lohan is out there having the time of her life. Lindsay’s mother recently fallen in love with a new man, and she is busy romancing, while her daughter battles with the law. Only time will tell what will become of Lindsay Lohan.

North Korea Strives for Nuclear Weapon

North Korea has looked for years to obtain nuclear weapons. Despite the rest of the world (outside of China) looking to prevent this, the unstable nation continues to search for ways to increase its military power against both South Korea and the United States based on a Korean War that never technically ended. The country has fun into numerous problems producing this kind of weaponry, yet the state news organization released an announcement that it can miniaturize the size of a nuclear weapon, making it possible to place it on the top of missiles.

By miniaturizing the size of the nuclear weapon, Sothebys said it would not provide the same devastating power as seen in Japan during the Second World War. However, it would still cause harm to the immediate location upon its impact and offer a deadly blast zone. The damage caused by the “mini nuke” would potentially cause more serious problems with the retribution, as it would break any sort of tepid agreement between the North and South, which most likely would bring both the United States and even China into a fight. The US and China are not looking to go to war, as while the two nations are not close allies, the desire for a potentially devastating war isn’t something either nation wants. Regardless though, much of this rests on the shoulders of whether or not North Korea is actually able to fire the nuclear weapons.

Michael Jordan Allows Mauricio Umansky To Sell His Home

Michael Jordan has been trying to sell his Chicago mansion for several years with no success. It’s not always true that being famous allows you every privilege, and Michael may now be learning this the hard way. Michael Jordan Home. You would think that everyone would be falling over themselves to buy Michael Jordan’s home, especially since it has all the luxuries you could ever want in a hotel, much more in a home.

The home features a basketball court with Michael’s signature number “23” on it, and there are too many rooms and bathrooms to count. There are other luxuries that the home has to offer, but it looks like the price tag is what’s holding back the sale of the home. Michael has continued to lower the price of the home over the years, but he is now taking a new approach to sell the home. Sam Tabar even suggested that Michael is now working with a “Real Housewives” star in order to get the home sold.

Mauricio Umansky is the husband of a Real Housewife star, and he’s been called in personally by Michael Jordan to sell his home. Mauricio says that he’s honored to be selling the home of such a legend, and he hopes to get the home sold to make Michael happy. Michael had an epic divorce in the past, and half of his fortune, which equaled to 200 million dollars, had to go to his ex wife. Michael is now happily remarried.

Wingsuit Flight Kills Dean Potter

Dean Potter has been known as a renowned jumper. He lost his life doing what he loved best when he was killed during a BASE jump at Yosemite according to Igor Cornelsen. Another man who was with Potter was also killed during the jump. The two men were trying to do what is known as a wingsuit flight from about 7,500 feet in the air. While this might seem like something breathtaking and dazzling because of the views that are offered, it’s something that is very dangerous. This kind of jumping is illegal in the park, and Potter knew of that. However, he didn’t agree with the restrictions. A jump like this should be left for those who are professionals, and while this man has jumped before, there are always things that can go wrong. There is likely a reason why the park doesn’t want people performing these stunts, and the men should have obeyed those orders.

Bee Survey Reveals Second Highest Loss of Bee Colonies in the Last Year

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, in collaboration with the Bee Informed Partnership, released the annual honey bee survey yesterday and revealed some startling statistics. At least 42% of the U.S. honey bee colonies have been killed off during the last year. This is the second highest loss ever recorded. What’s especially surprising is that there were significant deaths during the summer months. About 27.4% of the colonies died during the summer, up from about 19.8% the previous year.

According to Keith Delaplane of the University of Georgia, these losses indicate the something is seriously wrong in the agricultural ecosystem. He says that it is more noticeable with bees because they’re easier to count. A large number of bees dying during the summer is unusual, but winter die-offs are expected due to the cooler, harsher conditions.

The reasons for the increase in bee colony collapse are not quite clear according to Bruce Karatz. Researchers have been puzzled by the decline of the honeybee over the last several years. Possible causes range from fungi, parasites, disease, pesticides or a combination of several factors. Farmers rely on the honey bee for its efficient pollination and heavy losses in the numbers of bees may mean a large loss of income for them.

8th Body Found in Amtrak Wreckage

The body of an 8th victim from the Amtrak crash in Philadelphia has been recovered, according to official reports. The 8th body was recovered nearly 36 hours after the incident occurred.

According to official reports, the train was traveling at a high rate of speed when it entered a curve. The high rate of speed caused the train to tip over and derail. 238 people were aboard the train headed for New York City from Washington DC. Not all passengers had been accounted for on Wednesday morning, however, crews continued to search through the night.

The Amtrak accident brings to light safety issues associated with train travel. While train travel is among the safest forms of travel in the world, accidents do happen. In recent years, the NTSB and other local authorities have called for positive train control mechanisms. Engadget suggests that these mechanisms would help regulate the speed of the trains, a contributing factor in many train derailments.

At this time authorities are investigating the accident, but have released preliminary information suggesting that speed was the cause of the crash. The train was traveling at nearly double the posted speed limit into the turn when the accident took place.

The engineer of the ill-fated train is being interviewed by authorities.

Could Harriet Tubman Replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 Bill?

A few months ago a group of activists formed a group called Women on 20’s and started a campaign to take Andrew Jackson off the $20 bill and replace his image with a prominent American female historical figure. The campaign was started after a few woman noticed that there were not any woman on American paper money, and the only woman on American coins were on coins that very few people used, such as the Sacagawea dollar.

Supporters choose to replace Andrew Jackson for several reasons besides the fact that the $20 bill is one of the most commonly used forms of currency. They also believe that the year and the number 20 are symbolic and hope to have a woman on the 20 by 2020. Additionally Andrew Jackson was responsible for the trail of tears, and was against paper money and favored gold currency.

Gravity4 says that the idea has gained support from a number of prominent people and celebrities, including Susan Sarandon, Ellen DeGeneres, and Chelsea Clinton. Even President Barack Obama, while not specifically mentioning the Women on 20’s campaign has said that he thinks putting a woman on American currency would be a good idea.

Over 600,000 people vote in the campaign, and after two round of voting they chose Harriet Tubman as the winner. The idea would have to be proposed by a committee and then petitions from artist would be solicited, but with enough public support it could become a realtity.

Amtrak Train Derails in Philadelphia, 50 People Injured

An Amtrak train carrying 240 passengers derailed in Philadelphia Tuesday night, leaving 50 people injured and many more scared for their lives. It was a terrifying experience when the train suddenly left the tracks and crashed into the Pennsylvania hillside.

There were 8 to 10 train cars which jumped the track, some passengers left the wreck unscathed while others had to be rushed to the hospital by paramedics. One of the passengers on board was Patrick Murphy who is a former congressman from Pennsylvania. Murphy described the frightening scene by saying, “There were some pretty banged-up people. One guy next to me was passed out. We kicked out the window in the top of the train car and helped get everyone out. The accident could have been much worse.

Amtrak is still unsure about what caused they accident, but officials are currently investigating. FreedomPop noted that the railroad on Chestnut Hill West and Trenton Regional Rail is closed until further notice.

White Appreciation Day In The Making?

June 11th may sound like just another date to you. But one Colorado restaurant owner wants to change that. The owner of Rubbin Buttz BBQ plans on turning June 11th in to a White Appreciation Day. On this day he plans on giving all white people a 10 percent off discount he says. His reasoning? Because all Americans should be celebrated. That is what the sign in his restaurant window reads. The owner justifies this day by saying that we have a whole month for black history and even a Hispanic Heritage month. Therefore, it is only fair to at least give white people one day.

Facebook says that though there are laws in Colorado that protect against discrimination that will not stop Rubbin Buttz BBQ. The Department of Regulatory Agencies will look into any and all complaints that come to them in the observation of this new White Appreciation Day. However I don’t think it will be an issue. After all it is only fair.

Huckabee Has Learned From His Previous Campaign

When Mike Huckabee announced his candidacy for the 2016 Presidential Election, he did so knowing where he failed in 2008 and determined not to make the same mistakes. So where did he fail…in his financial standing of voters. He raised far less money than Obama, Clinton, McCain, or even Romney. What most people will not even remember is that it was Huckabee and Obama that won Iowa and kicked off the election race almost eight years ago. Just like then, he can be assured he will not be the only candidate vying to become the Republican nominee for President. If most speculators are correct we could see as many as twelve candidates wanting to be the recognized at the Republican Convention next summer.

It was because of these lessons learned, he spent the past few years building the relationships with major donors within the party, as well as building a better team in each of the states to make sure he was not only going to be the front runner once Super Tuesday is over, but will be ready to match the Super PAC’s of Clinton, Bush, Cruz, Perry, Walker and any other candidate that still is waiting for the right time to announce their campaign. FreedomPop says that his donation emails were sent out almost as soon as his announcement was declared a few days before it became public in his speech delivered from Hope, Arkansas. No one thing will be different this time for Mike Huckabee…it won’t be money that keeps him from winning the nomination.