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District attorney admits to being 1970′s porn star

A district attorney in central New York on Friday admitted to appearing in a number of pornographic films and apologized for lying to the media, according to The Post Standard. “Recently materials have been circulated alleging that I was involved in the adult film industry 40 years ago in New…

Insurance company’s skydiving cats cause alarm

Some pet-owning web users reacted with shock this week to a Swedish insurance company’s new advertisement featuring cats skydiving, set to the soothing sounds of artist R. Kelly. The uproar was actually enough to get CNN’s attention. Reached by reporters, the insurance company Folksam assured the network that the cats…

Hostess threatens to liquidate due to striking bakers

Hostess, maker of the cream-filled treat Twinkies, is threatening to shut its doors and liquidate the company if striking employees don’t return to work, reported Fox News. Hostess filed for bankruptcy in January after the company failed to resolve wage and health care disputes with unions. While Hostess eventually struck…

World War II love letters discovered on beach after Hurricane Sandy

A New York woman says her 14-year-old son was walking along a beach in Atlantic Highlands the day after Hurricane Sandy devastated the region and found 57 World War II-era love letters. The letters chronicled the love affair of Dorothy Fallon and Lynn Farnham. They spanned from 1942 until the…

Bon Jovi daughter arrested after heroin OD

Stephanie R. Bongiovi, 19, daughter of New Jersey rock legend Jon Bon Jovi, was hospitalized and arrested on charges of drug possession after she was found unconscious and unresponsive in a dorm room at New York’s Hamilton College. According to CNY Central, Kirkland, NY police and paramedics found a small…

Exposure to light at night lowers cognitive function: study

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have found that regular exposure to bright lights at night can result in depression and learning impairments. “Basically, what we found is that chronic exposure to bright light — even the kind of light you experience in your own living room at home or in…

WATCH: NASA scientists in Australia treated to rare solar eclipse

Professional and amateur astronomers gathered in northern Australia to view a rare total eclipse of the Sun on Wednesday. Scientists from NASA were among those who flocked to the region, capturing video of the two-minute long solar eclipse. The region had not witnessed a solar eclipse since 1,300 years ago.…

‘Big Rich Texas’: How to turn sacred baptisms into lavish overindulgence

The Style Network’s Big Rich Texas reality show is offering tips on how to transform nearly any sacred religious ritual into a flashy and pretentious social event. In a recently posted web video, Big Rich Texas reality star Leslie Birkland explains how to “make an adult baptism stylish.” A baptism…

56-year-old Russian woman kills wolf with axe

A 56-year-old Russian woman became a hero in her village this week after she used an axe to kill a wolf that had locked its deadly jaws around her arm. Aishat Maksudova, from the village of Novo Biryuzak in Dagestan, told a photographer with Reuters that she “was not even…

Rescued puppy gets prosthetic paw

Hudson, a brown and white pit bull puppy, has been fitted with a prosthetic rear leg to replace the one he lost to an abusive and neglectful owner. According to Albany, New York’s Times-Union Online, the 3-month-old puppy whined a little bit when veterinarian Dr. Tom Bowersox fitted the little…

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