Renee Morad

Philadelphia Named Most Bedbug-Infested City

Move over, New York City. After two consecutive years of being regarded as America’s most bedbug-infested city, the Big Apple can now pass on the crown to Philadelphia. The City of Brotherly Love revealed the largest bedbug population this year, followed by Cincinnati. New York City took spot No. 3, according to data compiled from […]

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Report: NYC Man Set on Fire During Tracheotomy

Enrique Ruiz, of New York City, was reportedly badly burned at Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx during tracheotomy surgery, according to CBS New York. According to hospital sources, the fire occurred when an electric scalpel being used for the tracheotomy procedure gave off tiny sparks, igniting the patient’s oxygen supply. Lincoln Hospital spokesperson Nydia Negron […]

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Lawyers: Zimmerman Whispered ‘Punks’ Before Shooting Trayvon Martin

Some people believe the police recording of George Zimmerman’s 911 call included a garbled word that suggested the shooting of Trayvon Martin was racially motivated. However, Zimmerman’s attorneys say his client told them he whispered “punks,” not a racial slur, in the moments before shooting Martin, according to CNN. Zimmerman told his attorneys that he […]

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Report: Starbucks Frappuccinos Dyed with Crushed Up Bugs

A Starbucks barista reveals that the Seattle-based coffee giant’s Strawberry Frappuccino recently had a recipe makeover, and now uses an ingredient that includes crushed up bugs to achieve its rosy, pink color. According to, the new recipe contains “cochineal extract,” which is a red dye made of ground up bodies of cochineal insects. This […]

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Homeless Man Poses as Woman for Health Care

A California homeless man has been arrested for stealing a woman’s identity and posing as her for 13 years to get medical care. Authorities said he racked more than $100,00 in bills for emergency room treatment and created a “living nightmare” for the victim. A deputy in  San Clemente, Calif. grew suspicious of the 51-year-old […]

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