Monday October 21, 2019

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Coca-Cola billionaire arrested after private jet search turns up $1.3M in cannabis

A Greek billionaire and heir to the Coca-Cola fortune was arrested on the Caribbean Island of St. Kitts after a search of his private jet uncovered more than $1.3 million worth of cannabis on board.  More…

Google favors left-leaning outlets CNN, New York Times in its Top Stories algorithm

Google’s Top Stories box provides users with articles from left-leaning news organizations such as CNN 62.4 percent of the time — with only 11.3 percent coming from outlets that are considered conservative, according to a study by Northwestern University researchers.  More…

‘Empire’ to end after Season 6 with ‘no plans’ to bring Jussie Smollett back

Fox announced that its hit drama “Empire” will end after Season 6 and that there are still no plans to bring back Jussie Smollett’s character. The series recently aired the Season 5 finale after writing the embattled star out of the final episodes. Smollett was accused of faking a hate crime attack against himself in Chicago. He maintained his innocence and the 16 charges against him were ultimately dropped.  More…

‘Game of Thrones’ fans unleash fury after ESPN anchor spoils episode

Not everyone learned the fate of several “Game of Thrones” characters in real time Sunday night. While recapping the night’s NBA action on “SportsCenter,” which included the Raptors’ Game 7 victory over the 76ers, ESPN’s Michael Eaves spilled a massive spoiler, revealing the death of a certain character, before the penultimate episode of the HBO fantasy series aired on the West Coast.  More…

Legendary singer actress Doris Day dead at 97

Doris Day, the perennial girl-next-door whose career as a singer and actress spanned almost 50 years and made her one of the biggest Hollywood stars and most popular entertainers in the United States, has died.  More…

Illinois residents could be charged $1,000 a year to own an electric vehicle under new legislation

Electric car owners in Illinois could take a large hit to their bank accounts after lawmakers proposed an extreme hike in registration fees for electronic vehicles in the state. The proposal would raise the annual registration fee to $1,000, more than 57 times the current amount of $17.50.  More…

Lauren Sanchez pressuring Jeff Bezos to make their public debut

Expect Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez to make their first official public appearance as a couple later this month. Sanchez — who was recently overheard at high-profile spot Nello complaining about how she wants to keep a low profile — is ­“obsessed with the fact that she has become famous,” a source told Page Six.  More…

Florida man jailed for ‘I eat a–‘ bumper sticker refuses to back down

The Florida man who gained instant internet fame for choosing jail instead of removing the “I eat a–” decal on his car said Wednesday that only “sour apples” don’t like his raunchy sticker — which he will continue to display with pride.  More…

Kentucky Derby gambler turns $8 into $78K with ‘miracle’ bet

The shocking disqualification in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby left one man $78,000 richer after a measly $8 bet – nothing short of “a miracle,” according to a Las Vegas sportsbook manager.  More…

Woman falls from Midtown roof while trying to take photos

A young woman was severely injured when she fell from a Manhattan rooftop while taking photos — just weeks after a Fordham University coed died tumbling from a campus bell tower as she shot a selfie. The latest victim — identified by police sources as 22-year-old Reilly Hamilton — plummeted five stories from her apartment.  More…

Teen dies of allergic reaction after classmate throws cheese at him

A 13-year-old boy with severe allergies died after a classmate flung a piece of cheese at him — and said at an inquest that he did not know an allergy could be fatal.  More…

Gayle King pushes out Norah O’Donnell at ‘CBS This Morning’

Norah O’Donnell is officially out as co-host CBS’ struggling morning show — thanks to Gayle King. Sources close to CBS say the new anchor lineup for “CBS This Morning” has been set and it doesn’t include O’Donnell because King — riding high off her big interview with R. Kelly — has demanded she be sent elsewhere.  More…

San Francisco residents use parking spots as makeshift offices

San Francisco real estate has gotten so expensive some people are now paying $2.25 an hour to occupy a parking spot in order to set up makeshift offices to work remotely.  More…

Young girl’s snake bite leaves family with $142,938 medical bill

A young girl bitten by a snake at summer camp was left with an elephant-sized medical bill of $142,938, her parents say.  More…

Holzhauer squeaks out 18th win in nail-biting ‘Jeopardy!’ battle

James Holzhauer is one game away from breaking yet another “Jeopardy!” record. On Monday night, the 34-year-old professional gambler from Las Vegas eked out another triumph despite a slow start against rivals.  More…