Monday May 25, 2015

Archive for the ‘Tabloid’ Category

Model’s rape claim falls apart after bogus pregnancy charge

A Manhattan model who once dated actor Gerard Butler brought rape charges against a fashion photographer — but the case fell apart when she claimed he got her pregnant and a DNA test proved he was not the father.  More…

Woman found pushing dead 3-year-old son in swing

A woman was found pushing her dead 3-year-old son in a park swing Friday, and authorities say she may have been there for hours, or even since the day before.  More…

Oregon to test pay-per-mile idea as replacement for gas tax. Tree huggers outraged

Oregon is about to embark on a first-in-the-nation program that aims to charge car owners not for the fuel they use, but for the miles they drive. Some electric and hybrid car owners, however, say the new tax would be unfair to them and would discourage purchasing of green vehicles. Oregon lawmakers say that state and private vendors will destroy records of GPS locations and daily metered use after 30 days.  More…

Cop protecting presidential motorcade caught sleeping

For a police officer in D.C., there is possibly no greater assignment than protecting the president of the United States. But an ABC reporter found one officer who apparently didn’t find that job very exciting. Her police car was running. So were her blue roof lights. After observing her for a few minutes, ABC7 knocked on the window and woke her up. Startled, her eyes popped wide open. She then rolled down the wrong window.  More…

Los Angeles Lifts Its Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour

Los Angeles voted to increase its minimum wage from $9 an hour to $15 an hour in a significant victory for labor groups who have been pushing to raise the minimum wage. Many restaurant owners say they would be forced to cut as much as half of their staff. “It’s great that this is an increase for some employees, but the sad truth is that a lot of employees are going to lose their jobs.”  More…

N.C. mom falls to death while taking photos on family hike

A North Carolina mom plummeted to her death Saturday while snapping photos on a family hike. Stephanie Stone Anderson fell about 150 feet from a cliff inside Crowders Mountain State Park during a Saturday hike with her husband and teenage daughter.  More…

ABC’s ‘secret’ $105M gamble on Stephanopoulos

ABC has plenty of reasons to be freaking out over the George Stephanopoulos scandal — $105?million, to be exact. The “Good Morning America” and “This Week” anchor renewed his contract last year for $105 million.  More…

George Stephanopoulos has forfeited all trust as a newsman

The bigger they are, the dumber they think we are. Dan Rather of CBS was toppled by a phony document scam. ‘Lyin’ Brian’ Williams at NBC casually mixed fact with self-aggrandizing fiction. Now George Stephanopoulos is caught in a Clinton web of deceit at ABC. The hat trick of arrogant anchor scandals helps explain why Americans don’t trust network news.  More…

US daredevil dies in Yosemite jumping accident

A world-renowned extreme athlete died along with another man during a stunt at the Yosemite National Park in California, US media said Sunday. The pair had been attempting a wingsuit flight from Taft Point but smashed into a rocky outcrop when they tried to fly through a narrow gap in the mountains.  More…

Report: Jay Z posted bail for protesters

Rap mogul Jay Z has quietly used his wealth to post bail for people arrested in protests across the United States against police excesses, an author close to him said. “When we needed money for bail for Baltimore protesters, I… hit Jay up, as I had for Ferguson (and he) wired tens of thousands” of dollars within minutes, read one tweet.  More…

Al Sharpton’s daughter sues NY for $5 million after sprain

She learned at the feet of a master. Shakedown artist Al Sharpton’s eldest child wants $5 million from city taxpayers after she fell in the street and sprained her ankle, court rec­ords show. Dominique Sharpton, 28, says she was “severely injured, bruised and wounded” when she stumbled over uneven pavement.  More…

Stephanopoulos Caught in Clinton Cash Trap

It turns out that the 54-year-old Stephanopoulos — who served as a top aide in Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign and first White House term — failed to disclose to his ABC News bosses $75,000 in contributions he made to the Clinton Foundation. Worse, he didn’t tell viewers. Thursday morning, Stephanopoulos apologized profusely to his viewers and ABC News colleagues for his misstep.  More…