Monday August 21, 2017

Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Jerry Lewis ‘Nutty Professor’ Dead

Jerry Lewis, whose irrepressible zaniness and frantic creativity vaulted him to stardom as a comic movie star who wielded unparalleled green-light power at Paramount in the 1960s, died Sunday. He was 91.  More…

Airport worker ‘punches’ man holding baby after delay complaint

This is the shocking moment an airport worker was pictured appearing to punch a passenger holding a baby after he complained about a 13-hour delay on an easyJet flight.  More…

Tom Cruise broke his ankle in on-set stunt injury

After footage of Tom Cruise’s stunt accident came out over the weekend, production has halted as the movie star recovers from a broken ankle. On Sunday, the 55-year-old actor leaped through the air and hit a brick wall while filming “Mission: Impossible 6.”  More…

Glen Campbell, ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’ singer, dead at 81

Glen Campbell brought country music to new audiences. He found success as a session musician before embarking on a solo career that included several smash hits. He announced he was suffering with Alzheimer’s disease in 2011.  More…

Man arrested after stranding daughter in desert without shoes

An Arizona dad landed behind bars for allegedly stranding his 10-year-old daughter in the desert without shoes or water. Christopher Charles Watson, 28, of Kingman, was charged with felony domestic child abuse after the girl was found alone sobbing Saturday morning in 91-degree heat.  More…

Starbucks Customer Fighting Off Masked Robber Caught On Tape

Incredible new video out of Fresno was shot when a masked robber used a fake gun and a knife to threaten a Starbucks clerk. Fifty-eight-year-old customer Cregg Jerri grabbed a chair, walked up behind the robber and smashed it over his head.  More…

Air Canada near-miss at San Francico might have triggered ‘greatest aviation disaster in history’

In what one aviation expert called a near-miss of what could have been the largest aviation disaster ever, an Air Canada pilot on Friday narrowly avoided a tragic mistake: landing on the San Francisco International Airport taxiway instead of the runway. Sitting on Taxiway C shortly before midnight were four airplanes full of passengers and fuel awaiting permission to take off, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.  More…

Politics as Usual: Half of Detroit mayoral candidates are felons

Half of the eight mayoral hopefuls on Detroit’s primary ballot next week have been convicted of felony crimes involving drugs, assault or weapons, a Detroit News analysis shows. Three were charged with gun crimes and two for assault with intent to commit murder.  More…

Bank exec busted shoplifting from Whole Foods using baby stroller

An executive at a billion-dollar investment bank was busted at the Tribeca Whole Foods for shoplifting $210 in goods — which he allegedly tried to sneak out in his children’s stroller, court records revealed. Jordan Lupu, 42, was spotted by store security and busted by cops Feb. 5 as he was leaving the high-end supermarket on Greenwich Street, just a few blocks from his $3?million home.  More…

Man kills himself by jumping into a Hawaii volcano

A man killed himself on Kilauea volcano in Hawaii after he left a suicide note in his dumped backpack. Leo Adonis was found in a crater on the volcano in Hawaii National Park – about 250 feet below a walking trail used by the public.  More…

Pregnant News Anchor Speaks Out After Viewer Calls Her ‘Disgusting’

WRDW anchor Laura Warren has been working in broadcast news for six years, and in that time, she’s received her share of negative feedback on her physical appearance from viewers. Last week, the Georgia-based anchor received some feedback that especially upset her. Warren, who is 20 weeks pregnant, shared a voicemail from a viewer who called her “disgusting” and criticized her choice of maternity clothes.  More…

Sacramento Considering Driverless Shuttle Buses

The City of West Sacramento, California is “kicking the tires” on a driverless shuttle bus. On Tuesday, city officials and the makers of Transdev, an autonomous vehicle company—showed how the bus would work. The EZ-10, as it’s called, is described as a train but with virtual tracks. The route is programmed in—and off you go.  More…

New York’s rush to put bad teachers back in the classroom

New York City is getting set to force public schools to hire teachers they don’t want — even when principals think students will suffer. Under the union contract, teachers who lose their posts when a school downsizes or closes go into a pool and can apply for new positions. But many don’t get hired, often because principals don’t want them. The contract means they can’t be fired. So they get paid for doing nearly nothing.  More…

Anheuser-Busch scion detained for trying to fly chopper drunk

“King of Beers” royalty landed behind bars after allegedly attempting to fly a chopper drunk. August Adolphus Busch IV, the former CEO of Anheuser-Busch, was arrested Monday evening after landing a helicopter in Swansea, Missorui and later returning to take off while intoxicated.  More…

If Tesla Is Worth More Than GM, Why Are Taxpayers Still Subsidizing It?

Tesla topped the market value of General Motors. That means the car company that gets massive taxpayer subsidies is now worth more than GM. Tesla’s stock closed at $312.39, which meant the startup electric car company, which sold a grand total of fewer than 80,000 cars last year, was worth more than GM, which sold 80,000 Chevy Silverados every eight weeks.  More…