Saturday November 22, 2014

Archive for the ‘Tabloid’ Category

Woman dies after airport scanner interferes with her pacemaker

A woman has died in her husband’s arms after her pacemaker was affected by an airport security scan. Diana Tolstova, 30, died in the airport minutes after passing through the scanner.  More…

350-Pound Thief On Motorized Scooter Caught Sitting On Stolen Walmart Steaks

A 350-pound Walmart shopper was arrested yesterday after he was found sitting atop five stolen rib eye steaks in the seat of a motorized scooter that he was riding around the South Carolina store.  More…

He found the Jonathan Gruber videos — and no media outlet would call him back

The man who changed the ObamaCare debate isn’t ready to talk. “I really want to stay out of the limelight,” said Rich Weinstein, a Philadelphia investment adviser. The man who found Jonathan Gruber saying the health care law was deceptively designed and its passage depended on the stupidity of the American public said he did it because he was frustrated that his insurance policy was canceled, and his premiums wound up doubling.  More…

Dallas nurse who survived Ebola gets new ring

A Dallas nurse who survived Ebola has a new engagement ring to replace the one destroyed as part of decontamination of her apartment. Amber Vinson and fiance Derrick Markray on Tuesday picked out a ring, at no charge, from Zale Corp.  More…

Hunter shot after killing deer in upstate New York

A man was taking away the dead animal he had shot. A second hunter saw the deer moving and thought it was alive, so he opened fire, hitting the first hunter in the hand and buttocks, police in said.  More…

Charles Manson granted marriage license

Mass murderer Charles Manson plans to marry a 26-year-old woman who left her Midwestern home and spent the past nine years trying to help exonerate him. Afton Elaine Burton, the raven-haired bride-to-be, said she loves the man convicted in the notorious murders of seven people, including pregnant actress Sharon Tate.  More…

Ebola Nurse: Stop calling me the ‘Ebola Nurse’

Ebola nurse Kaci Hickox who defied quarantine requests from both New Jersey and Maine has a message for politicians: “Please stop calling me ‘the Ebola Nurse.’”  More…

Son of Portland couple whose home was destroyed by fire held on burglary charges

The teenage son of a Falmouth couple whose home was destroyed by fire late Saturday is being held without bail after he was arrested on charges of burglary, theft and attempted theft, police said Sunday.  More…

Federal drug agents launch surprise inspections of NFL teams following games

Federal drug agents conducted surprise inspections of National Football League team medical staffs on Sunday as part of an ongoing investigation into prescription drug abuse in the league. The inspections were based on the suspicion that NFL teams dispense drugs illegally to keep players on the field in violation of the Controlled Substances Act.  More…

Students Terrified as Police Officers Draw Guns During Unannounced ‘Active Shooter Drill’ At Elementary School

Students, teachers and parents were taken by surprise after an “active shooter drill” brought the Winter Haven middle school into lockdown as armed police officers burst into classrooms with their weapons drawn.  More…

Gov. Beebe to pardon son over marijuana conviction

Outgoing Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe said Wednesday he plans to pardon his son’s felony marijuana conviction, arguing he deserves the same second chance as hundreds of other nonviolent offenders.  More…

Pregnant panhandler caught driving off in Mercedes

A woman in San Diego says she saw a pregnant woman begging for money later drive off in a Mercedes Benz. She stands outside local shopping centers every weekend with her son, sometimes with her husband, too, begging for money and apparently getting a lot of it, enough to afford a Mercedes.  More…