Panel OKs Parole

A California panel recommended parole Thursday for former Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten more than four decades after she and other cult members went to prison for the notorious killings of a wealthy grocer and his wife. The now-66-year-old Van Houten was “numb” after the panel announced its decision following a five-hour hearing at […]

‘Pink Viagra’ Approved

Referred to as “female Viagra” or “pink Viagra,” Sprout Pharmaceuticals’ flibanserin (aka Addyi) will treat women who suffer from hypoactive sexual desire disorder. There are currently 26 drugs out there to treat forms of sexual dysfunction in men, and that does not include the additional 15 generic medications on the market. Women, on the other […]

Bobbi Kristina Brown Dead At 22

Nearly six months after being found face down and unresponsive in a bathtub in her Georgia home — and a month after being moved to hospice — Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, has died at the age of 22. The Associated Press reported her death on Sunday night. […]

New $10 Bill Idea

The decision by Treasury Secretary Jack Lew (above) to replace Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill has many critics, including former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke. The Obama administration has a money problem. More specifically, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is under attack for announcing that the U.S. Treasury will change the $10 bill in order to […]

The First Church of Cannabis

They have weed instead of wine and a “pooh-bah” in place of a pastor who preaches the power of pot to heal the world: Welcome to The First Church of Cannabis. In May, this Indiana house of worship won the right to light up freely and spread its groovy gospel thanks to a newly awarded […]

17 Women Arrested In Prostitution Sweep

An undercover sweep led detectives to arrest 17 women who were working as prostitutes on the streets of Paterson, the Passaic County Sheriff said Thursday. The crackdown on Wednesday was part of an effort to improve the quality-of-life for city residents, Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik said. Authorities launched the round-up in response to complaints from […]

Pi Day

When the number Pi (π) is expressed as a decimal, it’s written as 3.14. So we came up with Pi Day, which we celebrate on the 14th day of the 3rd month every year (3/14). Really it’s just an excuse for kids at school to eat pie during their math lesson. This year’s Pi Day […]

Carol Ann Susi Tribute Episode

Warning: Storyline and character spoilers ahead for “The Comic Book Store Regeneration” episode of The Big Bang Theory. Never again will we hear the shrill voice of Debbie Wolowitz bellow “Hooow-ARD!” at the top of her lungs, for the funny — but never fully seen onscreen — lady who birthed the tight pants-wearing Howard Wolowitz […]

Wendell Kim

Former Cubs coach Wendell Kim died Sunday near his home in suburban Phoenix after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 64. Kim’s widow, Natasha, confirmed her husband’s death on Monday. Kim was a major league coach for 15 seasons with four teams — the Giants (1989-1996), the Red Sox (1997-2000), the Expos (2002) […]

Man Created Black Ice To Mask Crash

A Sparta, New Jersey man poured water onto a freezing road to try to fool police officers into thinking the cause of his drunken car crash was black ice, authorities said. Bryan Byers hit a guardrail after running a stop sign in a BMW early Saturday morning, police said. Shortly after the crash, they said, […]