Monday January 26, 2015

Archive for the ‘Tabloid’ Category

Cuba leaves talks on US ties insisting it won’t make changes to its system

The start of talks on repairing 50 years of broken relations appears to have left President Raul Castro’s government focused on winning additional concessions without giving in to U.S. demands for greater freedoms, despite the seeming benefits that warmer ties could have for the country’s struggling economy.  More…

Rupert Murdoch Rips “Hollywood Leftists” Over ‘American Sniper’

Rupert Murdoch says he’s a huge fan of American Sniper, and anyone who thinks otherwise – "Hollywood leftists" in particular – are completely out of touch with America. Seth Rogen tweeted that American Sniper “kind of reminds” him of a Nazi propaganda film, and Michael Moore wrote that he grew up being told that snipers are cowardly.  More…

Judges free 70-year-old wrongly convicted of murder 40 years ago

A 70-year-old man wrongly convicted of the 1976 stabbing deaths of a mother and daughter walked out of prison Friday, saying he was looking forward to sleeping in a real bed and maybe swimming in a pool.  More…

Teacher says students in alleged sex abuse should have kept ‘stupid mouths shut’

A high school art teacher who allegedly posted Facebook comments condoning sexual relations between teachers and students has been put on paid leave. Teacher Sean Kane works at the same school — South Hills High in West Covina — where two female educators were arrested on suspicion of having sex with students.  More…

Ex-players react: Brady’s cluelessness ‘unbelievable’

Fellow ESPN analyst Brian Dawkins said it was “unbelievable” for Brady not to be aware when he touched the balls every play, while Hall of Famer Troy Aikman agreed that the balls would not be altered unless Brady had instructed an equipment manager to do so.  More…

Bravo star died in superman stunt trying to outrun train

Bravo star and fitness instructor Greg Plitt did NOT die from stumbling on a railroad track Saturday. He was fatally struck by a train after trying to outrun it to prove the effectiveness of an energy drink. Apparently the energy drink was not as good as he had hoped.  More…

UPS Driver Arrested In Theft Of Gold, Silver Bars

Officials say a driver with United Parcel Service has been arrested on suspicion of grand theft after several packages containing silver coins and silver and gold bars worth more than $200,000 went missing during the shipping process.  More…

Maureen Dowd calls “Selma” movie artful falsehood

Liberal New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd says the Selma director’s talent makes her distortion of L.B.J. egregious. “Artful falsehood is more dangerous than artless falsehood, because fewer people see through it” Dowd said. “This is art; this is a movie; this is a film,” Selma director, Ava DuVernay said. “I’m not a historian. I’m not a documentarian.” The “Hey, it’s just a movie” excuse doesn’t wash, Dowd said.  More…

Man dies after three-day internet gaming binge

A Taiwanese man has died after a three-day gaming binge at an internet cafe in the island’s south, the second such case this year. The 32-year-old, identified by his family name Hsieh, was found slumped in his chair in the cafe.  More…

Man Pleads Guilty to Putting Boy in Dryer

A man from New Hampshire accused of putting a two-year-old boy in Bangor in a dryer pleaded guilty Tuesday to assault. Police say 27-year-old Adam Morton admitted he put his girlfriend’s son in the dryer and turned it on while he was babysitting.  More…

Senator’s husband stands to profit big from USPS deal

Ever wonder how lowly paid lawmakers leave office filthy rich? Sen. Dianne Feinstein is showing how it’s done. The US Postal Service plans to sell 56 buildings — so it can lease space more expensively — and the real estate company of the California senator’s husband, Richard Blum, is set to pocket about $1 billion in commissions.  More…

Flu shot only 23 percent effective

This winter season’s flu vaccine has been just 23 percent effective at preventing doctor visits for people of all ages, according to health authorities’ early estimates.  More…