Tuesday July 17, 2018

Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

TSA screeners win immunity from flier abuse claims

Fliers may have a tough time recovering damages for invasive screenings at U.S. airport security checkpoints, after a federal appeals court on Wednesday said screeners are immune from claims under a federal law governing assaults, false arrests and other abuses. In a 2-1 vote, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia said Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screeners are shielded by government sovereign immunity.  More…

Video shows moment of George Clooney crash

Actor George Clooney slammed his motorbike into an oncoming car that turned suddenly into his lane Tuesday and was thrown several yards in the air on the Italian island of Sardinia. Clooney is thrown over the front of his bike and up in the air before landing on the asphalt.  More…

Man asks black woman if her daughter bathed before going in hotel pool in California, sparks outrage

A white man confronted a black female swimmer at a ritzy California hotel’s pool on Monday, questioning whether she bathed before taking a dip, according to video of the incident. “I’m tired of getting in pools people consider baths,” the man said. “Google it. Google the diseases in pools.”  More…

Designer Stefano Gabbana calls Selena Gomez ‘so ugly’ on Instagram

Following a cruel comment Stefano Gabbana made about Selena Gomez‘s appearance on Instagram, fans and celebrities are jumping to the pop star’s defense. Under a photo collage of 25-year-old Gomez wearing red dresses posted by The Catwalk Italia on Monday, the Dolce & Gabbana designer, 55, commented “she’s so ugly.”  More…

Couple plunges to death while taking selfie on vacation in Portugal

A couple trying to take a selfie at a popular tourist spot in Portugal plunged nearly 100 feet to their deaths, authorities said. Australian Michael Kearns, 33, and his British girlfriend Louise Benson, 37, were standing on a wall overlooking the picturesque Praia dos Pescadores beach in Ericeira early Tuesday, when their phone slipped.  More…

Anthony Bourdain was ‘regularly suicidal’ after end of first marriage

On TV shows such as “No Reservations” and “Parts Unknown,” chef Anthony Bourdain presented the image of an alpha male of the world. Beneath the swagger and mischievous grin, however, loomed a history of lethally destructive behavior. Soon after his first marriage ended in 2005, as Bourdain related in his book “Medium Raw,” he was “aimless and regularly suicidal” during a stretch in the Caribbean.  More…

‘Parts Unknown’ star Anthony Bourdain dies of suicide by hanging at 61

American celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, the Emmy-winning host of CNN‘s “Parts Unknown,” has died from suicide, the network said Friday. He was 61. CNN host Brian Stelter said on air that Bourdain hanged himself in his hotel room in France.  More…

The royal family has already made a huge mistake

The royal family made a huge mistake in not sending a member of the household to see Meghan Markle’s dad before the wedding, according to a top etiquette expert. The royal wedding fiasco sums up what happens when the royal household is not used to commoners marrying into the family.  More…

Delta apologizes for tying woman with MS to wheelchair

A woman with multiple sclerosis wants Delta Air Lines to improve its service for disabled passengers after she claims she was tied to a wheelchair following an international flight earlier this month.  More…

Man bitten by shark, bear, snake in less than 4 years

A Colorado man achieved a distinction last week that few people would probably want to match. When Dylan McWilliams was bitten by a shark Thursday in Hawaii, it meant he had been bitten by a shark, a bear and a rattlesnake – all in less than four years.  More…

13 semi trucks line Detroit freeway to help man considering suicide

The Michigan State Police organized a unique way to help a man who was threatening suicide on a highway overpass: they pulled together multiple semi truck drivers to help shorten the fall. All lanes of 696 were closed at Coolidge in both directions as a man threatened suicide.   More…

Southwest explosion victim’s husband breaks his silence

The heartbroken husband of the woman partially sucked out of a Southwest Airlines flight exchanged one last “love you” with her before she died — and recalled the moment he had to tell their children “Mommy’s not going to come home.”  More…

Woman fined $500 for saving free airplane snack from Delta

A Colorado woman is facing a $500 fine from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for saving a free apple she received as a snack from a Delta Air Lines flight attendant on her way back to the United States from Paris, France.  More…

Southwest gives passengers $5K after nearly killing them

“We value you as our customer and hope you will allow us another opportunity to restore your confidence in Southwest,” a letter from Southwest to customers states. “In this spirit, we are sending you a check in the amount of $5,000 to cover any of your immediate financial needs,” read the letter. In addition to the money, passengers will get a $1,000 travel voucher.  More…

Tourists find bullet-riddled body on Acapulco beach

Chilling pictures of a man lying dead in the sand in crime-plagued Acapulco encapsulates the brutal violence gripping the once-idyllic tourist hotspot in Mexico. Acapulco is still in the midst of its worst crime wave in a decade with as many as 12 people murdered every day.  More…