Posts Tagged ‘united states’

It’s National Donut Day!

June 1, 2012 |  by  |  Breaking News, Lifestyle  |  2 Comments
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It’s National Donut Day! Just in time for summer, right? You thought you had finally gotten rid of that spare tire and were ready for the beach and bikini when BAM! – it’s NATIONAL DONUT DAY!

What does this mean, exactly? Is it an official, government sanctioned holiday? Are banks closed? What if you don’t like donuts?

Find out all this and more about National Donut Day… after the jump!

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Indiana Officials To Name Building After Harry Baals? Not Likely.

February 10, 2011 |  by  |  Breaking News  |  9 Comments
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The city of Fort Wayne, Indiana is channeling their inner Beavis and Butthead, and it’s drawing national attention. When it came to naming a new government center, the city opened up online voting to the people to suggest a new name for the building.

Guess which name has garnered the most votes? That’s right: Harry Baals.

So, who is this guy? Keep reading for more details about Harry Baals!

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Punxsutawney Phil: The Man, The Myth, The Groundhog

January 31, 2011 |  by  |  Breaking News, Entertainment, Lifestyle  |  1 Comment
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For most people, Groundhog’s Day didn’t mean much to any one but a few North Easterners before Bill Murray made a movie of the same name and forever put the small hamlet of Punxsutawney on the map forever.

But just who is Punxsutawney Phil? And what does he do with the other 364 days of the year that he isn’t predicting the end of winter?

Keep reading for more details.

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Three New Dog Breeds Recognized By AKC

January 27, 2011 |  by  |  Breaking News, Lifestyle  |  5 Comments
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Thinking of getting your sweetie a puppy this Valentine’s Day? If you want something beyond the ubiquitous Yorkie or Golden Retriever, you’re in luck! The AKC has just welcomed three new dog breeds into their official registry, which will no doubt make them surge in popularity.

What are these new pooches? Are they good for kids? Will they fetch the remote?

Keep reading for more details.

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Westboro Baptist Church Slated To Protest Elizabeth Edwards Funeral

December 9, 2010 |  by  |  Breaking News  |  No Comments
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Is nothing sacred anymore? Can’t a family just bury a loved one in peace?

Even in death, it seems that Elizabeth Edwards is stirring controversy from some radical members of the infamously awful Westboro Baptist Church.

So, what sins did she commit?

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U.S. News Announces Top 50 Careers of 2011

December 6, 2010 |  by  |  Lifestyle  |  1 Comment
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Want to ring in the new year with more than a kiss? How about a new career?

With the shaky economy, finding a job is harder than ever. Especially one you like.

To take the fear out of making a bad decision about your future, U.S. News has compiled a list of the 50 Best Careers to help job seekers find a path worth going down.

So, which one of these top careers is for you? Check out the top 50 careers of the new year and start 2011 off with a high paying, satisfying career change.

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California Rejects Prop 23 And Jerry Brown Is New Governor

November 3, 2010 |  by  |  Breaking News, Lifestyle  |  2 Comments
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Yesterday was election day and changes nationwide may hold the promise of a brighter future for the United States of America. Republicans have taken control of the U.S House of Representatives and the Democrats have the Senate majority. In California, voters have rejected Prop 23, a measure that would halt the state’s plans for reducing greenhouse gases.

From the California Voter’s Guide, Prop 23:

SUSPENDS IMPLEMENTATION OF AIR POLLUTION CONTROL LAW (AB 32) REQUIRING MAJOR SOURCES OF EMISSIONS TO REPORT AND REDUCE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS THAT CAUSE GLOBAL WARMING, UNTIL UNEMPLOYMENT DROPS TO 5.5 PERCENT OR LESS FOR FULL YEAR.
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Toyota Recall Affects Lexus and Avalon Models

October 21, 2010 |  by  |  Breaking News, Lifestyle  |  2 Comments
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Toyota’s latest recall may affect up to 1.5 million cars worldwide.

Unfortunately, recalls like this are becoming the norm.

According to Toyota, there maybe a problem with the brake master cylinder cup in nearly 1.5 million of its vehicles around the world. Without getting too technical, if you have the problem, you’ll notice your brakes feel a bit “spongy.” There are nearly 750,000 of these cars on the road in the United States. So if you have one of these cars, bring it in to have a local dealer a free replacement part installed.

Over the past year, Toyota has had to recall more than 10 million vehicles for a variety of problems. Here are pictures of the vehicles affected by this recall. Cars affected include the Avalon, Highlander, LexusRX330, Lexus GS300, and Lexus IS20 and 350. Read More

VersaEmerge Featured On MTV’s ‘World Of Jenks’

October 19, 2010 |  by  |  Entertainment  |  No Comments
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Ever hear of VersaEmerge? If not, you’re not alone. Before VersaEmerge appeared on the MTV show World of Jenks last night, the band was relatively unknown but this morning, VersaEmerge is the #1 search on Google.

World of Jenks premiered back in September and is a documentary series featuring filmmaker Andrew Jenks. They go around the United States and follow the lives of inspirational people showing what it’s like to live in their shoes for one week. Last night’s episode was all about the band VersaEmerge, hailing from Port St. Lucie, Florida, and the lead singer Sierra Kusterbeck. The group is on the Fueled By Ramen record label and to date, VersaEmerge has put out 3 EP’s, the latest of which dropped June 22nd and is called Fixed at Zero.

So what do they sound like? VersaEmerge sounds like a mix of Paramore/Evanescence with singer Sierra Kusterbeck sporting that rock/goth image. The band took their name from the word “versa”, which means opposite and “emerge,” which means to rise or come into view. They’re definitely being seen now and will tour this fall.
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Gunmen storm Parliament in Chechnya, 6 Dead

October 19, 2010 |  by  |  World Headlines  |  No Comments
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Islamic insurgents including a suicide bomber stormed Chechnya’s Parliament on Tuesday, leaving six people dead and 17 injured in one of the most brazen attacks on the provincial capital in months, officials said, according to the AP.

Yes, you still have a reason to be thankful you live in the United States, which is at least relatively unscrewed with most of the time.

The Kremlin-backed Chechnya administration just seems to have a hard time keeping Islamic separatists from trying to blow up Parliament. Read More