Tuesday July 17, 2018

Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Papa John’s founder John Schnatter blames n-word scandal on ‘extortion’ attempt

Papa John’s founder John Schnatter is punching back. The pizza mogul who was accused of using a racial slur during an internal conference call in May is claiming the marketing firm that set up the call tried to extort $6 million from the chain to keep quiet about the slur.  More…

Bodycam footage shows victim had gun holstered in deadly Chicago shooting

Cops have released video showing a deadly police-involved shooting in Chicago that sparked protests on Saturday — and it appears to show the victim reaching for a holstered gun just moments before he’s killed. Harith Augustus, 37, can be seen running away from CPD officers and out into the street following a brief confrontation with them on the sidewalk. Bodycam footage shows him carrying a hand gun in his waistband and some extra ammunition.  More…

TSA screeners win immunity from flier abuse claims

Fliers may have a tough time recovering damages for invasive screenings at U.S. airport security checkpoints, after a federal appeals court on Wednesday said screeners are immune from claims under a federal law governing assaults, false arrests and other abuses. In a 2-1 vote, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia said Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screeners are shielded by government sovereign immunity.  More…

Papa John’s stock dips on report that founder John Schnatter used n-word

Papa John’s founder and chairman John Schnatter allegedly made racist comments during a May conference call in which he said “Colonel Sanders called blacks n—–s” and never faced a backlash, according to Forbes, which first reported the incident.  More…

Boston Beauty Queen Gives Back Crown Over #MeToo Joke

Maude Gorman has resigned as Miss Plymouth County for the Miss Massachusetts Miss America Organization after a pageant emcee made a joke about the #MeToo movement on stage. "I really felt betrayed," Gorman said. She was competing at the Miss Massachusetts pageant last week and was backstage when the emcee performed the controversial skit.  More…

Montana man says he left baby in woods after car crash because he was heavy

A man told investigators he left a 5-month-old baby boy in the woods after a weekend car crash because the baby was very heavy, court records said. Officers found the baby — cold and hungry — under a pile of debris and sticks early Sunday, several hours after the crash.  More…

Video shows moment of George Clooney crash

Actor George Clooney slammed his motorbike into an oncoming car that turned suddenly into his lane Tuesday and was thrown several yards in the air on the Italian island of Sardinia. Clooney is thrown over the front of his bike and up in the air before landing on the asphalt.  More…

Alaska cops searching for squirrel that stole their doughnut

Police in Anchorage, Alaska, are on the lookout for a squirrel that made off from their parking lot with a doughnut. The department called it “a straight-up felony” and added “it’s rude.”  More…

Cops say man arrested after hurling drink at teen wearing MAGA hat

The man accused of hurling a drink in the face of a Texas teen inside a Whataburger restaurant and then stealing the 16-year-old’s “Make America Great Again” hat was arrested Thursday, officials said. San Antonio Police identified the suspect late Thursday as 30-year-old Kino Jimenez.  More…

Walmart boycott campaign launched after outcry over ‘Impeach 45′ clothing

Walmart has found itself on the receiving end of a torrent of outrage after it was discovered Monday that the superstore was selling anti-Trump “Impeach 45” apparel on its website.  More…

Meet Miss Universe’s first tranny contestant

Ángela Ponce, 26, made history on Friday when she was crowned Miss Universe Spain, becoming the pageant’s first transgender titleholder. “Bringing the name and colors of Spain before the universe is my great dream,” wrote Ponce in Spanish on Instagram.  More…

Tina Turner’s son dies by suicide

Tina Turner’s son Craig Raymond Turner has died by suicide at the age of 59, according to the Los Angeles Coroner’s Office. Authorities confirmed to Page Six on Tuesday that the singer’s son fatally shot himself. He was pronounced dead at his Studio City, Calif., residence at 12:38 p.m. local time.  More…

Nearly half of social media users deleted one account in the past year

Social media users are becoming more private. A lack of trust in websites like Twitter and Facebook has prompted 40 percent of people with social media accounts to delete at least one of them in the past year.  More…

Wynonna Judd’s daughter sentenced to 8 years behind bars

Wynonna Judd‘s daughter, Grace Pauline Kelley, has been sentenced to eight years in prison after violating probation in November. According to RadarOnline, the country star’s 22-year-old daughter has landed herself time at West Tennessee State Penitentiary after leaving a drug recovery program last year and violating her probation.  More…

Jerry Seinfeld thinks Roseanne Barr shouldn’t have been fired

Jerry Seinfeld has some thoughts about “Roseanne” and its former leading lady Roseanne Barr. “I didn’t see why it was necessary to fire her,” Seinfeld told “Entertainment Tonight.” “Why would you murder someone who’s committing suicide?”  More…