Saturday February 23, 2019

Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

Colorado man fights off, kills mountain lion during trail run, suffers serious injuries

A Colorado runner was attacked Monday by a mountain lion during a trail run in the northern part of the state that resulted in puncture wounds to his face, arms, legs and back and the death of the animal. The runner fought off the cougar – killing it in the process – and hiked out of the area and drove himself to a hospital.   More…

Snow plow trucks sabotaged with latex gloves in New York town

As snow and ice fell Tuesday across the Northeast, officials in one New York city were unable to immediately clean the streets — after someone sabotaged all of the snowplow and salt trucks.  More…

Famed Italian restaurant Rao’s sets up shop at the Super Bowl

Legendary Italian eatery Rao’s relocated to Atlanta for the Super Bowl to serve up three nights of pop-up dinners by executive chef Dino Gatto before the big game. The intimate eatery was meticulously recreated — from its iconic red exterior, plus an adjacent East Harlem street scene on a video wall, to photos of its famous diners lining the walls inside the clubby space built for the occasion.  More…

Tesla jacks up recharging prices for electric cars

Charging up your Tesla isn’t the bargain it used to be. Elon Musk’s company has hiked the price for juicing up its electric cars at one of its Supercharger stations by nearly 20 percent — further shrinking the savings it can offer versus gas-guzzling vehicles.  More…

Shirts combining Idaho, California into ‘Idafornia’ spark furious online debate

An Idaho artist’s attempt at humor and social commentary with a shirt design combining Idaho and California set off a war of words online between Gem State natives and California transplants. The artist said the shirts were intended to provide a commentary on the number of Californians moving to Idaho, most of whom are fleeing that state’s notoriously high cost of living and high taxes.  More…

Les Moonves escapes scandal on $590 million yacht

Disgraced former CBS chief Les Moonves allegedly sank to a new low by trying to hide evidence about multiple claims of his sexual misconduct — but he’s still riding high on a megayacht with the power crowd in St. Barts.  More…

Travel Channel chef gets the axe after Chinese food comment

“Bizarre Foods” host Andrew Zimmern has been axed from prime time on the Travel Channel amid the controversy over his assertion that Chinese food in the Midwest is being served in “horses?-?-?t restaurants.” The celebrity chef’s “Bizarre Foods” juggernaut franchise and sister show, “The Zimmern List,” have been bumped by network owner Discovery.  More…

552-carat yellow diamond found in Canada, largest ever in North America

Just in time before you send your list to Santa, miners in the far reaches of Canada announced that they found a rough 552-carat yellow diamond, which is the largest diamond ever discovered in North America and the seventh-largest diamond ever found.  More…

Mom slams Southwest Airlines worker for mocking daughter’s name

A Texas mom is outraged after a Southwest Airlines worker made fun of her 5-year-old daughter’s name – by snapping a picture of the girl’s boarding pass and posting it on social media. Traci Redford, from El Paso, says the agent at John Wayne Airport began poking fun at her daughter’s name, Abcde – pronounced “ab-city” – as they boarded a flight.  More…

Martha Stewart Instagrams disastrous first Uber ride

It wasn’t a good thing. Martha Stewart took her first-ever Uber ride on Monday — and it didn’t end well. The style maven took to Instagram to gripe about how her first car didn’t show up, and how the one that did was a hot mess.  More…

Plane passenger refuses to remove bare feet from tray table, argues with flight attendant

Passengers have to put up with a lot on flights – but having bare feet in your face shouldn’t be one of them. But one woman travelling on a plane in China put her feet up on tray table and then refused to take them back down when a flight attendant asked her to.  More…

Woman impaled while trying to climb fence at US-Mexico border

A mother attempting to climb over a fence on the US-Mexico border fell and was impaled on a steel bar in front of her children, officials said. The 26-year-old woman from Guatemala pierced her side and buttocks when she landed on pieces of rebar Friday night near the San Ysidro Port of Entry, in San Diego.  More…

Hang glider at 4,000 feet after pilot forgets to attach him

Video shows final moments of newlyweds before fatal helicopter crash

Heartbreaking video captured the final moments of a young Texas couple as they walked toward a helicopter that crashed moments later en route to their honeymoon, according to a report. The tragic newlyweds are seen making their way toward the doomed chopper, passing a display of sparklers marking their path.  More…

Couple died in Yosemite fall while taking selfie

An Indian husband and wife who fell to their deaths from a popular overlook at Yosemite National Park were apparently taking a selfie, the man’s brother said Tuesday.  More…