Wednesday April 1, 2015

Archive for the ‘Tabloid’ Category

Report: Facebook secretly tracks all users even after they delete their account

A new report claims that Facebook secretly installs tracking cookies on users’ computers, allowing them to follow users around the internet even after they’ve left the website, deleted their account and requested to be no longer followed.  More…

Harry Reid calls whistleblowers ‘a bunch of whiners’

An inspector general called them courageous, but Sen. Harry Reid said the government whistleblowers who accused him of using political pressure to try to win special treatment for a Las Vegas casino were “a bunch of whiners.”  More…

Ex-girlfriend of Germanwings co-pilot speaks out

A woman identifying herself as the ex-girlfriend of the man accused of crashing Germanwings Flight 9525 into the French Alps told Germany’s leading tabloid that he said one day he would "do something" and then "everyone will know my name." “I didn’t know what he meant by that at the time, but now it’s obvious,” the 26-year-old flight attendant said.  More…

Taraji P. Henson Apologizes to Glendale Police for Racial Profile Allegations

Taraji P. Henson apologized to the Glendale Police Department on Friday afternoon for the allegations she made against them about racially profiling her son. "I would like to publicly apologize to the officer and the Glendale Police Department. A mother’s job is not easy and neither is a police officer’s," the Empire actress wrote on Instagram.  More…

Woman Suspected Of Cutting Unborn Baby From Woman’s Belly Won’t Face Murder Charges

A woman suspected of cutting an unborn baby from a woman’s belly in Longmont won’t face murder charges for the baby’s death, according to the Boulder County district attorney.  More…

Army finally charges Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion

Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, the enlisted U.S. soldier who left his post in Afghanistan in 2009 and was later ransomed from an Islamist extremist network by the Obama administration for five Taliban leaders, was charged with desertion and ‘misbehavior before the enemy’ by the U.S. Army.  More…

Co-pilot locks out captain, deliberately crashes plane into mountain

The co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings Airbus A320 locked his captain out of the cockpit before deliberately crashing into a mountain to ‘destroy the plane.’ Mr Robin said: ‘The intention was to destroy the plane. Death was instant. The plane hit the mountain at 700km per hour.  More…

IRS says thousands of federal workers and retirees owe $3.5 billion in back taxes

Federal workers and retirees owed more than $3.5 billion in unpaid taxes last year, a $200 million increase over the previous year, the IRS said Tuesday. Almost 305,000 federal workers and retirees owed back taxes as of Sept. 30.  More…

Starbucks ends ‘Race Together’ coffee cup campaign

The water got too hot for Starbucks’ ill-defined race crusade. The java giant is pulling the plug on its controversial “Race Together” campaign, according to a company memo from CEO Howard Schultz.  More…

Pension funds being stuffed with risky private tech stocks

The retirement accounts of millions of Americans have long contained shares of stalwart companies like General Electric, Ford and Coca-Cola. Today, they are likely to include riskier private stocks from Silicon Valley start-ups like Uber, Airbnb and Pinterest.  More…

Study: Ban on fast-food in South L.A. hasn’t cut obesity

Seven years ago, Los Angeles made national headlines with a novel attempt to reduce obesity by banning new fast-food restaurants. But a new study found the effort has not achieved its intended goal. The study found that from 2007 to 2012, the percentage of people in South L.A. who were obese or overweight increased from 63% to 75%, while the obesity rate in the rest of the county increased from 57% to 58%.  More…

Police departments hiring immigrants as officers

Law enforcement agencies struggling to fill their ranks or connect with their increasingly diverse populations are turning to immigrants to fill the gap. Most agencies in the country require officers or deputies to be U.S. citizens, but some are allowing immigrants.  More…