Articles by Michael Billera
- Astronomers Discover New Planet, Gliese 667Cc, Capable Of Sustaining Life
April 27 2012 4:05 PM
Astronomers have found a new planet they believe can sustain life. Located approximately 22 light years away from Earth, Gliese 667Cc was found to be in the middle of a Goldilocks zone, an area that is no too close to a sun or too far away where life can freeze.
- Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant In San Luis Obispo County Shuts Down Due To Salp Invasion
April 27 2012 12:01 PM
Several jellyfish-like creatures have clogged the seawater intake at the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant, the San Onofre Nuclear Generation Station, in California on Thursday. These slimy sea creatures caused operators to shut down the Diablo Canyon plant in San Luis Obispo County.
- Monkeypox Scare On Chicago Bound Flight Caused By A Passenger's, Lisa Sievers, Rash
April 27 2012 10:44 AM
The son of a Minnesota woman said that a rash led to a monkeypox scare on a Chicago flight, delaying passengers on their plane for several hours while the woman was evaluated.
- Polite Burglar, Shane Jackman, Who Offered To Return Stolen Goods Is Setup By Homeowners And Arrested By Police
April 26 2012 5:26 PM
An absent-minded burglar, Shane Jackman, broke into a home early morning on Tuesday only to discover he had left some personal items in the house. Jackman called the homeowner's brother, asking if he could return to the house for an exchange.
- Rey Mysterio Suspended By WWE For Violating Talent Wellness Program
April 26 2012 3:41 PM
Oscar Gutierrez, better known has the high-flying wrestler for World Wrestling Entertainment Rey Mysterio, has been suspended from the company for 60 days for violating the franchise's Talent Wellness Program for the second time.
- TSA Employees Busted For Taking Bribes To Allow Drugs Through Checkpoints
April 26 2012 12:22 PM
Two TSA airport security employees have been arrested on drug trafficking and corruption charges after federal authorities accused them of taking bribes that allowed shipments of hard drugs to pass through checkpoints in a Los Angeles airport.
- Cera Fearing Donates Kidney To Brother Ray; He Donates To Another, Erwin Gomez, In 1st U.S. Documented Case
April 26 2012 10:30 AM
In hopes of saving her brother, 21-year-old Cera Fearing donated her kidney to her Ray Fearing, 27, who suffered from a common kidney disease. However, when Ray's body rejected the transplant, he elected to pass the kidney on to 67-year-old Erwin Gomez, making this the first documented case of its kind in the U.S.
- Isabel Celis Missing: Family Offers Reward For Information As Police Allow Them To Return To Their Home
April 24 2012 5:52 PM
As the search for missing 6-year-old Tucson girl Isabel Celis continues with very few leads, the family has offered a reward for any information that can help authorities.
- Planetary Resources, Backed By Google Execs And James Cameron, Hopes To Mine Asteroids Surrounding Earh
April 24 2012 3:46 PM
On April 24, a group of wealthy entrepreneurs, including Google Inc. executives Larry Page and Eric Schmidt and filmmaker James Cameron, formed a new business venture to survey and extract rare metals and minerals from asteroids.
- Jon Lovitz On Obama: Comic Calls President F... words
April 24 2012 11:30 AM
Actor and comedian Jon Lovitz verbally berated President Obama on his podcast the ABC's of SNL complaining about the high taxes he is forced to pay and the apparent attack of the wealthy by the president.
- 400-Year-Old Diamond, the Beau Sancy, To Be Auctioned Off May 14, Expected To Be Sold For $4 Million
April 24 2012 9:56 AM
The 400-year-old diamond, the Beau Sancy, is expected to sell for $4 million at an auction at Sotheby's. The Beau Sancy, which weighs 34.98 carats, is one of the world's oldest diamonds with a rare cut in the shape of a pear.
- Dana Rohrabacher: U.S. Congressman Denied Entry Into Afghanistan For Criticizing Karzai
April 23 2012 4:20 PM
A senior member of the House Foreign Affairs, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, said he was denied entry into Afghanistan because of his criticisms of the Karzai administration.
- Etan Patz Search In SoHo Basement Comes Up Empty, No Human Remains Or Blood Found
April 23 2012 12:46 PM
The search for the Etan Patz, a 6-year-old boy who disappeared more than three decades ago, in a SoHo basement ended with no human remains or blood being found.
- Isabel Mercedes Celis Missing: FBI Sends In Search Dogs As Police Investigate Sex Offenders In The Neighbordhood
April 23 2012 10:25 AM
On Monday, FBI dogs trained for urban searches were sent in to the Tucson home where 6-year-old Isabel Mercedes Celis disappeared as local authorities, state officials and federal agencies frantically search for the first grader they believe was abducted.
- Stacie Halas, Porn Star Tiffany Six, To Appeal Oxnard School Board's Decision To Fire Her
April 23 2012 9:03 AM
Stacie Halas, who was fired for appearing in a series of pornographic films under the pseudonym Tiffany Six, announced over the weekend that she plans to fight her dismall from the Oxnard School District.
- Carnival Star Princess Cruises Cites 'Breakdown In Communication' After Leaving Lost Fishing Boat Stranded That Left Two Dead
April 20 2012 5:05 PM
After one of its ships passed a stranded fishing boat without offering assistance on March 10, Princess Cruises, a Carnival operated company, released a statement on Thursday, claiming there was a miscommunication. Two fisherman aboard the boat died as their only life line sailed away.
- Honus Wagner Baseball Card Sells For $1.2 Million, Buyer Remains Anonymous
April 20 2012 3:43 PM
An anonymous baseball card collector coughed up $1.2 million in order to buy a 1909 Honus Wagner baseball card on Friday.
- Pakistan Plane Crash: 127 People Killed, Islamabad Officials Say Pilot Error Caused The Wreck [VIDEO]
April 20 2012 12:46 PM
A Pakistani airline carrying 116 passengers and up to six crew members, crashed near Islamabad's international airport, killing everyone on board.
- Popocatepetl Volcano Erupts: A Plume Of Ash And Glowing Rock, Mexican Officals Do Not Order Evacuation
April 20 2012 11:31 AM
Popocatepetl volcano shot a heavy plume of ash into the sky, just southeast of Mexico's capital city, as it spewed glowing rock and magma from its crater around dawn on Friday.
- Novak Djokovic Defeats Alexandr Dolgopolov, Hours After Learning About The Death Of His Grandfather, Vladimir [VIDEO]
April 20 2012 10:24 AM
Novak Djokovic was able to overcome emotional difficulties on Thursday, winning the a decisive victory that allowed him to reach the Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinals, just hours after learning about the death of his grandfather.