Tuesday April 25, 2017

Archive for the ‘Strange’ Category

Patriots now might owe Aaron Hernandez millions

Now that Aaron Hernandez may have his conviction posthumously vacated — under an obscure Massachusetts legal doctrine — the Patriots could owe him money, a lawyer said Thursday. The Pats may actually be contractually obligated to pay Hernandez’s estate a $3.5 million bonus that was stopped hours after his murder arrest in 2013.  More…

Boy hangs himself after his girlfriend pranked her death

An 11-year-old Michigan boy hanged himself after his 13-year-old girlfriend faked her own suicide as part of a “manipulative” social media prank, his mother said.  More…

The new face of the Democratic party: Maxine Waters

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) is the current darling of the left — which tells you just how crazy Democrats have gotten. CNN reports Waters is “having a moment” with the biggest buzz since Bernie Sanders. Elle dubbed her “The Millennials’ Political Rock Star.”  More…

Chemist admits botching crime lab results for nearly a decade

More than 20,000 drug convictions in Massachusetts will be tossed out after a lab chemist admitted she intentionally botched evidence for nearly a decade.  More…

Aaron Hernandez Kills Himself In Prison

Former New England Patriot and convicted killer Aaron Hernandez killed himself in prison overnight, authorities said Wednesday morning. Just last week Hernandez was acquitted of murder charges in the shooting deaths of two men in the South End in July 2012.  More…

‘It’s like tripping’ says French artist entombed in rock

An artist entombed inside a 12-tonne rock for nearly three days has described the experience as like "tripping", insisting he would stick it out for a week. Speaking to AFP through a crack in the limestone boulder late Friday, Abraham Poincheval said he had been buoyed by how his performance has "got into people’s heads".  More…

Japanese leader lucky he didn’t get sick eating at Mar-a-Lago

Days before Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dined with President Trump at Mar-a-Lago, restaurant inspectors slapped the resort with 13 violations — including raw fish used in sushi, one of Japan’s signature dishes. Florida restaurant inspectors also found beef, duck, chicken and ham stored at unsafe temperatures higher than the law requires, the Miami Herald reported.  More…

Tone-deaf United CEO thinks things are going just fine

The flying public may be furious at United Airlines, but their CEO thinks things are going just fine. United boss Oscar Munoz, unfazed by the criticism, sent a tone-deaf e-mail to employees Monday that defended the staff’s actions and called the passenger “disruptive and belligerent.”  More…

EMT run over, killed by man driving stolen ambulance

An FDNY medic was run over and killed with her own ambulance in The Bronx Thursday when a man who had been joyriding on the rear bumper commandeered the vehicle.  More…

Kidnapped woman escapes from moving car’s trunk and runs to freedom

Dramatic surveillance video shows the moment a kidnapping victim hopped out of the trunk of a moving car in Alabama and dashed to freedom. A man abducted the 25-year-old woman outside her apartment in Birmingham’s Avondale neighborhood around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Alabama.com reported. The kidnapper pointed a gun at the woman, demanding money.  More…

What the hell was Brian Williams thinking?

MSNBC’s Brian Williams came under fire Friday for coming up with another broadcast “beauty” during his coverage of the US strike on Syria. Williams – who was famously bounced from his NBC gig for fabricating stories – was apparently mesmerized by the sight of cruise missiles blazing through the night sky.  More…

Women are getting freckles tattooed on their faces

Once upon a time, freckles were considered such aberrations that women would do anything to get rid of, or at least conceal, them. Talk about an about-face: Now, freckles are downright desirable.  More…

PETA Says Milk is a ‘Symbol of White Supremacy’

PETA’s shenanigans vary from the absurd to the downright offensive. From likening rape survivors to pigs and cows, to calling Pokémon a form of animal cruelty, PETA’s efforts to “save the animals” always make the headlines—and with good reason: they’re completely absurd. The latest? “Did you know that milk has long been a symbol used by white supremacists?”  More…

Golf world in a tizzy after TV viewer costs LPGA star a title

Lexi Thompson had no idea why LPGA Tour rules official Sue Witters was approaching her on the way to the 13th tee at the ANA Inspiration. A television viewer’s email had alerted officials to a day-old rules violation by Thompson for a 1-inch ball placement error. Her three-shot lead had just been wiped out by a four-shot penalty.  More…

Rachel Dolezal is broke and may soon be homeless

Rachel Dolezal, the infamous white woman who for years passed herself off as African American and rose to become head of an NAACP branch, is now jobless, on food stamps and expects to soon be homeless. A defiant Dolezal, 39, still says she’s not white.  More…