Tuesday February 9, 2016

Archive for the ‘Tabloid’ Category

Chicago cop who shot teen sues family for $10 million

A Chicago cop who fatally shot a mentally ill college student in December — as well as the teen’s unsuspecting neighbor — is now suing the dead teen’s family for $10 million, claiming the killings gave him “extreme emotional trauma.”  More…

NAACP leader issues foul-mouthed apology after telling a reporter she had ‘nice t*ts’

The president of the Maricopa County NAACP said he was ‘really f***ing sorry’ for telling a reporter she had ‘nice t*ts’ after an interview. Don Harris, 77, was asked to resign earlier this week after the Phoenix News Times caught the comment on tape. He had just discussed a racist incident at Desert Vista High School, in Phoenix, where students wore T-shirts spelling out the word ‘N****r’.  More…

For More Than A Million Food Stamp Recipients, The Clock Is Now Ticking

For unemployed adults in 22 states, they have three months to find a job or lose their food assistance. SNAP benefits — formerly known as food stamps — have been tied to employment for two decades. But after the recession began, that three-month cap was waived.  More…

Portland is the atheist capital of America

If you don’t believe in God, you might want to move to the Pacific Northwest. Portland, Oregon is No. 1 on the list of metropolitan areas with the most religiously unaffiliated residents (42%). On the other end of the spectrum, Nashville was the metropolitan area with the fewest people without any religious affiliation.  More…

Huge bobcat spotted on course at Phoenix Open

The second round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open had a surprise visitor – A bobcat was seen running around between the first and second fairways at TPC Scottsdale.  More…

Navy commander from Illinois to plead guilty in military’s worst corruption case

In one of the military’s greatest falls from glory, Commander Michael Misiewicz, 48, will plead guilty in a case that alleges he traded military secrets for prostitutes, luxury travel arrangements and tickets to a Lady Gaga concert.  More…

High-Tech Homeless Man In Detroit Accepts Credit Card Donations

He calls himself “Honest Abe” and he panhandles not just for pocket change, but also for the donor’s credit and debit cards. He accepts cards with a reader attached to his cell phone.  More…

Police K-9 to be auctioned off despite handler’s request to keep him

A Marietta, Ohio police officer who retired earlier this week wants his partner to retire with him. Instead, the city says Ajax, his K-9 partner for the last four years, will be auctioned off to the highest bidder.  More…

‘Dead clown walking’: NY tabloids skewer Trump’s loss

The Daily News reveled in Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s Monday-night loss in the Iowa caucuses to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). The New York tabloid, which has for weeks pummelled Trump, depicted the Manhattan billionaire as a clown under the headline: “Dead clown walking.”  More…

‘World’s Best Chef’ apparently kills himself

Benoît Violier’s Restaurant de l’Hôtel de Ville in Crissier, near Lausanne, was recently designated the best restaurant in the world. But on Monday, his friends and associates in the restaurant industry were groping to understand why Mr. Violier, at 44, had apparently shot himself to death, and are asking whether he was the latest victim of a high-pressure world that demands perfection.  More…

Last Survivor of 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Dies at 109

The last survivor of the devastating San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906 has died, a relative confirmed Monday. William A. "Bill" Del Monte was just three months old when the quake struck, forcing his family into the streets to escape in a horse-drawn buck board with fire burning on both sides.  More…

Missouri cops will soon track gay drivers

New state legislation unveiled Tuesday would expand the current process of data collection that police officers in Missouri are required to follow during traffic stops to include not just race, but also “perceived” sexual orientation, as well as religion, “disability” and “English language proficiency.”  More…