Wednesday October 23, 2019

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‘Pioneer Woman’ star Ree Drummond’s daughter arrested for underage drinking: report

Food Network star Ree Drummond’s daughter, Paige, was reportedly arrested and charged with possession of alcohol by a person under the age of 21, as well as public intoxication.  More…

Trump’s admiration for ‘slaveowner’ Jackson halted Tubman $20 bill, CNN host suggests

CNN anchor Don Lemon heavily implied Friday night that President Trump halted plans for placing abolitionist Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill by expressing admiration for "slaveowner" President Andrew Jackson, the current face on the currency.  More…

Steak ‘n Shake CEO says this 1 change to chain’s signature milkshakes could save $1M a year

The iconic diner-like chain, which is primarily concentrated in the Midwest, reported a nearly $19 million operating loss in the first quarter of 2019. That’s in addition to the whopping $10.7 million sales loss it suffered in 2018 — its second-straight year in the red. To make a comeback, Steak n’ Shake chief executive Sardar Biglari apparently floated an unusual idea to save establishments some cash: eliminate cherries.  More…

“I Flew Too Close to the Sun. No Question. Icarus”: Inside the Epic Fall of Michael Avenatti

Stormy Daniels’s former attorney is a hyper-aggressive narcissist with shadows in his past—which made him a perfect adversary for Donald Trump. For a few months, the #Resistance hero even thought he could be president. Then the past caught up with him.  More…

Retail Apocalypse: These big retailers closing stores, filing for bankruptcy

Some of the United States’ most prominent retailers are shuttering stores or declaring bankruptcy in recent months amid sagging sales in the troubled sector.  More…

New Jersey man who allegedly urinated on cancer victim’s memorial is fired by dad from family business

The New Jersey man allegedly seen in a viral video urinating on a memorial for a 9-year-old boy who died of cancer has been fired from his job in his family’s business. Bryan Bellace, 23, was arrested Sunday after a video circulating online seemingly showed him using the memorial at a playground in Mays Landing as a bathroom stall.  More…

Ellen DeGeneres details sexual assault at 15

Ellen DeGeneres revealed that she was sexually assaulted by her stepfather when she was just 15 years old. Ellen, now 61, told David Letterman on an episode of his Netflix series, “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman,” that her mother Betty DeGeneres married “a very bad man” before she was diagnosed with breast cancer.  More…

New Hampshire cafeteria worker fired for providing student free meal declines job offer, back pay

The New Hampshire school cafeteria worker who was fired after providing a student with a free lunch has declined the food vendor’s offer to rehire her with back pay. Bonnie Kimball was fired last month by Fresh Picks Café, a division of Café Services, Inc. after she gave a student a free meal when she discovered that he had no money on his account to pay for it.  More…

AOC superhero alter ego shut down by DC comics

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may be a heroine to legions of fans, but Wonder Woman, she ain’t — so says DC Comics. The publisher issued a cease-and-desist to a small comics company barring it from selling covers of the freshman Democrat in attire resembling that of Wonder Woman, according to comics sites.  More…

Woman charged in fatal bus push of elderly man released on bail

The woman charged with murder after police said she was caught on video pushing a 74-year-old man face-first off a bus in Las Vegas has been released on bail.  More…

Lawyer who intervened in Jussie Smollett case refuses subpoena

A former top aide to Michelle Obama refused to be served a subpoena Wednesday related to her contact with Chicago prosecutor Kim Foxx in the Jussie Smollett case. The subpoena was issued by former Illinois Appellate Judge Sheila O’Brien as part of her request for a special prosecutor to investigate the Cook County state’s attorney’s handling of Smollett’s criminal case.  More…

Teen believed to have jumped to death after Instagram poll

Police are investigating the case of a teenager believed to have jumped to her death after asking her social media followers to vote on whether she should kill herself. The 16-year-old girl had run a poll on photo-sharing app Instagram with the question “Really Important, Help Me Choose D/L”, hours before jumping off the roof on Monday. The ‘D/L’ meant ‘Death/Life’, and the poll had showed 69% of the girl’s followers chose ‘D’, he said.  More…

Man kicked off Southwest flight after making joke about vodka

A man was booted off a Southwest Airlines plane in California — because he jokingly asked if the water being handed out on the delayed flight was vodka.  More…

Texas father wrestles gun away, shoots intruder outside 13-year-old daughter’s bedroom

A Texas father wrested a gun from an intruder outside his 13-year-old daughter’s bedroom early Sunday and shot him multiple times, police said. The suspect, who police said was in his early 30s, broke into the family’s Houston home through the ground floor window sometime after midnight.  More…

Billionaire vows to pay student loans at graduation ceremony

Now that’s a motivational speech they can really take to the bank. Billionaire tech investor Robert F. Smith stunned college graduates on Sunday as he gave their commencement speech — offering to pay their student debts despite it costing an estimated $40 million.  More…