Steve Michaels

Steve Michaels

I post on sports, politics and offbeat news for THG.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev Tied to 2011 Triple Murder

Tamerlan Tsarnaev Tied to 2011 Triple Murder

Ibragim Todashev, a friend of deceased Boston Marathon bombings suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, told police that Tsarnaev participated in a triple murder in 2011.

Todashev was killed by an FBI agent who was interviewing him in May. His death is under investigation. Tsarnaev was killed days after the April 15 bombings.

Posted in: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
Man Calls in Bomb Threat After Forgetting to Book Wedding Venue

Man Calls in Bomb Threat After Forgetting to Book Wedding Venue

On the list of things that will land you in a world of trouble with your would-be wife, forgetting to book the venue for your wedding is pretty high up there.

So you can imagine how Neil McArdle felt when he realized he'd forgotten to reserve St. George’s Hall for his nuptials to Amy Williams until the day of.

Posted in: News
Massachusetts Teacher Stabbed to Death; Student Charged With Murder

Massachusetts Teacher Stabbed to Death; Student Charged With Murder

A beloved Danvers, Massachusetts high school math teacher was stabbed to death by a student who dumped her body in the woods, media reports state.

The teenager, whose name was not disclosed because he is a juvenile, faces arraignment today. He is charged with killing math teacher Colleen Ritzer.

Posted in: News
Clowns Kill Mexican Drug Lord at Children's Party

Clowns Kill Mexican Drug Lord at Children's Party

Gunmen disguised as clowns at a children's party shot the eldest brother of Mexico's once powerful Tijuana drug cartel family to death on Saturday.

Francisco Rafael Arellano Felix, 63, was gunned down at a family event Friday in Cabo San Lucas, special investigations prosecutor Isai Arias told reporters.

Posted in: News
Walmart Worker Fired For Helping Woman Fight Off Attacker in Parking Lot

Walmart Worker Fired For Helping Woman Fight Off Attacker in Parking Lot

A former Walmart worker says the retail giant fired him for trying to help a woman from being attacked in the parking lot of a southeastern Michigan store.

Kristopher Oswald, 30, tells WXYZ-TV that the Hartland Township store managers gave him papers saying they were dismissing him for "policy violations."

Posted in: News
Boy Dresses Up For Halloween as Doctor Who Saved His Life

Boy Dresses Up For Halloween as Doctor Who Saved His Life

A seven-year-old Seattle-area boy dressed up for Halloween as a different kind of superhero. He went as Dr. Jay Rubenstein, the doctor who saved his life.

Landon Browne turned up at Seattle Children's Hospital on Wednesday wearing a lab coat, stethoscope and surgical gloves to surprise Rubinstein.

Posted in: Halloween Costumes
Oarfish Discovered Off Southern California is 18 FEET Long: Check it Out!

Oarfish Discovered Off Southern California is 18 FEET Long: Check it Out!

What began as a simple snorkel off the coast of Southern California last weekend ended with the discovery of an 18-foot oarfish by a marine science instructor.

If you haven't heard of the oarfish, you're not alone. The giant deep-sea creature remains little known to the science world as well as people outside it.

Posted in: Animals
Highest Paid TV Actor: Who (Surprisingly) Tops the List?

Highest Paid TV Actor: Who (Surprisingly) Tops the List?

A list of the highest paid TV actors has been released by Forbes magazine, and you might be surprised at some of the names who come out on top.

Number-one on the list? Ashton Kutcher of Two and a Half Men. The actor earned an estimated $24 million from June 2012 to June 2013 alone.

Posted in: Ashton Kutcher
BET Hip-Hop Awards 2013: List of Winners!

BET Hip-Hop Awards 2013: List of Winners!

There may be some bad blood between Kendrick Lamar and Drake, but both topped the winners list at the 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards last night.

After scoring 14 nominations, Lamar - who threw shade at Drake once again Tuesday at the Atlanta Civic Center - walked away with five awards.

Posted in: BET Hip Hop Awards
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2014 Nominees: Revealed!

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2014 Nominees: Revealed!

Nominees for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's 2014 class have been revealed, and one group stands head and shoulders above all.

Nirvana, the influential grunge rock trio whose first album release came a quarter century ago, is eligible for consideration for the first time in 2014.

Posted in: Music
Shayanna Jenkins, Aaron Hernandez Had "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Policy

Shayanna Jenkins, Aaron Hernandez Had "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Policy

Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez and his fiancee Shayanna Jenkins had what you might call a "don't ask, don't tell" policy when it came to his shady dealings.

So when he called her to tell her it was "important" for her to get rid of a box "right away" in the days after his friend found executed, she did so with no hesitation.

Posted in: Aaron Hernandez
Lobbyists Lobbying to Drop "Lobbyists" From Association Name

Lobbyists Lobbying to Drop "Lobbyists" From Association Name

The Washington association that lobbies for lobbyists feels the group needs some rebranding and wants to change its name to nix the word “lobbyists.”

The leaders of the American League of Lobbyists say their work has evolved, and members do lots more than troll Congress to try to shape legislation.

Posted in: News
London Attack: British Soldier Killed With Cleaver, Officials Decry Terrorism

London Attack: British Soldier Killed With Cleaver, Officials Decry Terrorism

A man believed to be a British soldier was hacked to death in broad daylight by two men with a cleaver in what officials are calling a terrorist attack.

As the victim, dressed in what looked to be a T-shirt for Help for Heroes, a charity for military veterans, lay dying, one of the attackers found a camera.

Posted in: News