Thursday February 23, 2017

Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Huffington Post writer admits cheating in half marathon

A Huffington Post lifestyle writer and food blogger saw her blazing-fast marathon time go up in smoke after an investigation revealed she cut part of the 13.1-mile course. Jane Seo — a 24-year-old Harvard-educated writer later admitted that she went back and biked the entire course to cover her tracks by GPS, the Miami New Times reports.  More…

MSNBC: It’s ‘Our Job’ to Control ‘Exactly What People Think’

Controlling "exactly what people think" is the job of the media, MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski boldly declared Wednesday morning. While discussing President Trump’s entreaties to the American people to remain skeptical of the press, Bzezinski worried that if the economy turns south, Americans may end up trusting him over the media (video).  More…

Woman falls to her death from Oculus escalator

An adventure-loving substitute teacher from New Jersey fell to her death in the World Trade Center’s Oculus transit hub — toppling off a high escalator while reaching for a hat dropped by her twin sister.  More…

Internet-Regulating FEC Commissioner to Resign

A Democratic Federal Election Commission official who pushed to regulate the internet and has been absent from public meetings for months is resigning. Ann Ravel, who wanted to regulate political speech on the internet announced Sunday that she is stepping down from her post.  More…

Obama activist group provides training manual to protest Trump

An Obama activist group is training tens of thousands of agitators to protest President Trump’s policies plans when Republican lawmakers return home for the congressional recess and hold town hall meetings. Organizing for Action, a group founded by Obama, is distributing the training manual to anti-Trump activists.  More…

Teacher under fire for slipping anti-Trump question into homework

A Staten Island educator slipped in an anti-President Trump question on a middle school homework assignment — and then defended it to outraged parents as freedom of speech. “President Trump speaks in a very superior and _________ manner insulting many people. The question after that read: “Barack Obama set a _________ when he became the first African American president.”  More…

Roman Polanski Wants Back in U.S. to Settle Criminal Case

Roman Polanski will make a move next week to return to the U.S. and end his criminal case for good, without serving additional jail time. Polanski’s famed lawyer, Harland Braun, has asked an L.A. County Superior Court judge to unseal a long-secret transcript of the testimony of the prosecutor in the Polanski case.  More…

Dr. Jennifer Ashton Embarrases Husband in Front of Millions


ABC News health correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton sexts while making fun of her husband, noted thoracic surgeon Dr. Robert Ashton, on air in front of 2 million people in a segment of “The Doctors.” Dr. Ashton later killed himself by jumping off the George Washington Bridge just 2 weeks after the couple divorced.

‘Dreamer’ arrested in Seattle immigration sweep, ICE says he was a “self-admitted gang member”

U.S. authorities detained a Mexican immigrant protected by an Obama-era program that defers deportation for thousands of young illegal immigrants known as “dreamers.” What the mainstream media failed to report, however, ICE spokesperson Rose Richeson said in a statement that Ramirez Medina was a “self-admitted gang member” and a “risk to public safety.”  More…

Harrison Ford FAA investigation for landing on airport taxiway instead of runway

Harrison Ford will not know his flying fate for weeks and maybe a lot longer, because the FAA is severely backlogged. Ford landed on a taxiway Monday at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, thinking it was the proper runway.  More…

Mint worker gets prison for smuggling gold in his butt

He really was sitting on a gold mine. Leston Lawrence, a Royal Canadian Mint worker convicted of stealing 22 gold “pucks” by smuggling them in his rectum, was sentenced to 30 months in prison on Thursday. Lawrence was convicted of stealing the gold pieces worth more than $127,000 during a three-month period.  More…

200,000 flee nations tallest dam, race to repair before storm

The Chief of the Department of Water Resources revealed the situation became so perilous he ordered his staff to flee. Officials also admitted they are in a race against time to drain up to 50-feet of water from the stricken Oroville Dam before a storm hits on Wednesday. Almost 200,000 people were frantically ordered to evacuate so far.  More…

Surgeon who jumped to his death left note to call his ex

“Call my wife.” Prominent local surgeon Robert Ashton Jr. scribbled down the phone number of his recent ex, ABC News chief medical correspondent Jennifer Ashton, and a request to call her before jumping from the George Washington Bridge over the weekend.  More…

Josh Elliott fired from CBS News

Josh Elliott was dramatically fired from CBS News on Monday after a bizarre series of events when he stepped down from CBS’ digital channel for a larger role at the network — shocking his own bosses.  More…

ABC health reporter Dr. Jennifer Ashton’s recently divorced ex-husband jumps from bridge

The divorced ex-husband of ABC News’ Chief Women’s Health Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton tragically took his own life on Saturday in New Jersey. Dr. Robert C. Ashton Jr., 52, a noted thoracic surgeon, tragically jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge. Jennifer took to social media and wrote their hearts were ‘broken’ over his death.  More…