Saturday July 30, 2016
Today's Tabloid News

16 dead after hot air balloon catches fire, crashes in Texas

All 16 people were confirmed dead after a hot air balloon caught fire in flight and crashed into a pasture near Lockhart, Texas, according to local authorities Saturday.  More…

Skydiver to jump out of plane without parachute

He’s made 18,000 parachute jumps, but the plunge Luke Aikins knows he’ll be remembered for is the one he’s making without a parachute. Or a wingsuit. Or anything, really, other than the clothes he’ll be wearing when he jumps out of an airplane at 25,000 feet this weekend, attempting to become the first person to land safely on the ground in a net.  More…

Judge blasts Nick Denton for lying about Gawker stock value

A Florida judge slammed Gawker founder Nick Denton in a ruling Friday for making her think his share of the gossip website’s stock was worth $81 million when it was actually valued at less than $30 million.  More…

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says terror attacks won’t stop Germany welcoming refugees

The German leader, who cut short her summer holiday to speak after a string of Islamist attacks rocked the country, said the entire continent was being “ravaged” by terrorism. She described recent attacks in Ansbach, Wurzburg and Munich as “horrifying and depressing” but insisted Germany would not turn its back on people fleeing the Middle East.  More…

This $80 million veggie burger is not very good

The Impossible Burger — a hotly awaited, laboratory-created, all-plant product meant to look, taste and smell like beef and even ooze “blood” — was unveiled Tuesday by its biochemist creator Patrick O. Brown and superchef David Chang. It’s taken Brown’s Impossible Foods lab five years and $80 million — $80 million — to turn out a burger I wouldn’t pay 80 cents for. And I definitely wouldn’t pay $12 for it.  More…

John Hinckley Jr. – President Reagan’s Shooter Released

President Reagan’s attempted assassin will be a free man again after a federal judge signed off on John Hinckley Jr.’s release from a psychiatric hospital. Hinckley was found not guilty by insanity for the the 1981 shooting that left Reagan with a chest injury. His press secretary, James Brady?, was paralyzed … a Secret Service agent, and a cop were also hit.  More…

Donald Trump Impersonator Making $40,000 a Month

Republicans may remain divided over whether Donald Trump’s candidacy is good for the GOP, but the New York mogul’s turn in the political spotlight has definitely been a boon to one Pennsylvania man — a professional Trump impersonator who has been mimicking The Donald for more than a decade.  More…

Where Was the American Flag? Democrats finally get flags for convention stage after embarrassing oversight leaves Old Glory missing from Monday night’s festivities

After slogging through a boisterous convention on the floor, Democrats were forced to make a last-minute adjustment to the on-stage decor, after a report pointed out there were no American flags present. Democrats unveiled a sleek stage to the nation Monday, but there wasn’t a single American flag onstage.  More…

Kerry says air conditioners as big a threat as ISIS

Secretary of State John Kerry said in Vienna that air conditioners are as big of a threat to life as the threat of terrorism posed by groups like the Islamic State. “As we were working together on the challenge of and terrorism,” Kerry said. “It’s hard for some people to grasp it, but phasing out hydrofluorocarbons is of equal importance because it has the ability to literally save life on the planet itself.”  More…

Elderly priest, 86, is ‘beheaded’ by two ISIS knifemen after taking nuns hostage at French church

An 86-year-old priest has been ‘beheaded’ by two ISIS knifemen who cut his throat after bursting into a French church and taking nuns and worshippers hostage before being shot dead by police.  More…

News anchor falls to her death from waterfall

Officials say a Georgia news anchor fell about 160 feet to her death after being swept over the top of a North Carolina waterfall. U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Cathy Dowd says Taylor Terrell was wading in a creek at the top of Rainbow Falls when she lost her footing on rocks covered in algae. She says the swift current swept Terrell over Rainbow Falls.  More…

DNC influenced reporters to sandbag Sanders, leak shows

Democratic Party bigwigs enlisted prominent media outlets to slant coverage to boost Hillary Clinton and sandbag Bernie Sanders, according to some of the 19,000 hacked e-mails. The messages reveal exchanges between DNC operatives and staffers at newspapers, networks and news Web sites, including The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, MSNBC, Politico and RealClearPolitics.  More…

Uncovering the rise and fall of the queen of Tupperware

One night in 1947, a salesman for the popular Stanley Home Products company — seller of mops, cleaners, detergents, and other products for housewives — knocked on the door of 34-year-old secretary and divorced mother of one, Brownie Wise. The man’s pitch was so inept that Wise could only think, “I could do better than that.” The ensuing years would show how right she was.  More…

Munich rampage: Killer lured teens to their death with promise of free burgers after ‘recruiting’ victims on Facebook

The teenager who massacred nine people in Munich lured his teenage victims to their deaths using a bogus Facebook message, it emerged last night. Ali David Sonboly, a student obsessed by Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik, hacked into the account of an innocent Turkish girl and offered her friends free McDonald’s food if they came to the shopping mall.  More…

$15 minimum wage shutters 40-year-old Brooklyn diner

One of the last classic Brooklyn diners is biting the dust — and soon they’ll all die off due to the state’s minimum-wage increase. “The minimum-wage law was the straw that broke the camel’s back. We’d need to raise the burger to $9 from $6.45.  More…