Sunday April 20, 2014
Today's Tabloid News

South Korea ferry disaster: Captain arrested, charged with negligence

The captain of a South Korean ferry that capsized three days ago, leaving 28 people dead and 268 missing, has been arrested and charged. Lee Joon-seok faces five charges, including negligence of duty and violation of maritime law.  More…

West Hollywood skin care guru held on $1-million bail in hit man plot

A West Hollywood skin care expert who allegedly tried to hire a hit man to snuff out a competitor is being held in lieu of $1-million bail after pleading not guilty to solicitation of murder.  More…

Taylor Swift Flies to Ohio for Fan Bridal Shower

Taylor Swift is once again doing her best to prove that she is America’s sweetheart, literally. The singer flew to Ohio on Sunday AM (April 13) to attend a fan’s bridal shower since she can’t make the wedding. She came armed with baking supplies and noshed on treats with her fan-turned-friend.  More…

Just One Lifeboat Deployed as Ferry Sank – 287 still missing

The doomed South Korean ferry had 46 lifeboats, but just one was deployed as the ferry sank yesterday. Who did make it off the ship in a lifeboat? The captain.  More…

Pasadena man charged with attempted hair salon robbery

A 29-year-old man has been charged with attempting to rob an Annapolis-area hair salon. Police said a man, later identified as Ryan Trembly, entered the Bubbles Hair Salon and announced a robbery. A receptionist laughed at the man’s request, not believing him to be serious. The man then made small talk before leaving the salon.  More…

Food Stamp Recipients Now Outnumber Women Who Work Full-Time

People participating in the food stamp program outnumbered the women who worked full-time, year-round in the United States in 2012, according to data from the Department of Agriculture and the Census Bureau.

California to split into six states? Plan close to a vote

A plan to split California into six different states is one step closer to a vote. California’s Secretary of State said wealthy investor Tim Draper can start collecting signatures for his petition. "California is just too big and too monolithic to manage all 38 million people," he said. "They’re trying to be all things to all people, and they are doing nothing for anyone."  More…

Phoenix Fire Department loses keys for businesses

The Phoenix Fire Department said Monday it can’t account for hundreds of keys for lock boxes that allow firefighters responding to fires or alarms to enter thousands of businesses and apartment complexes when they are closed. It will cost $50,000 to replace the locking mechanisms of the 9,000 lock boxes at establishments using the system in Phoenix.  More…

Journalist Wearing Google Glass Claims He Was Attacked

A man said he had his Google Glass snatched off his face and smashed to the ground in San Francisco’s Mission District Friday evening. 20-year-old journalist Kyle Russell, a reporter for Business Insider, said the attack happened as he was walking on the sidewalk with a colleague. A woman came up to him and yelled, “Glass!” and grabbed the device off his face and ran away.  More…

Golfer Bubba Watson Hits Waffle House After Masters Win

After winning the biggest golf tournament in the country, Masters champion Bubba Watson only had one thing on his mind – The Waffle House. Right after putting on his green jacket, the 35-year-old golf stud hit up a local Waffle House restaurant in Augusta, GA to celebrate his big win with his usual order: a grilled cheese sandwich and hash browns.  More…

Borgata casino lawsuit: Gambler cheated, won $9.6 million

An Atlantic City casino is suing a big-time gambler, claiming he won $9.6 million in a card-cheating scheme in baccarat. The Borgata Hotel Casino filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against Phillip Ivey Jr., considered one of the best poker players in the world.  More…

Nevada Cattle Rancher Wins ‘Range War’ With Feds

A Nevada cattle rancher appears to have won his week-long battle with the federal government over a controversial cattle roundup that had led to the arrest of several protesters.  More…