Wednesday September 2, 2015

Archive for the ‘Tabloid’ Category

Painting Used as a Kitchen Bulletin Board to Bring $1.1 Million

An art expert has spotted a painting valued at up to $1 million, which was once sold to help fund Nelson Mandela’s legal defence, being used as a noticeboard in a London flat. The painting, Arab in Black, a 1939 work by Irma Stern – regarded as South Africa’s leading artist, whose works have recently been soaring in value.  More…

Minimum-wage offensive could speed arrival of robot-powered restaurants

Many chains are already at work looking for ingenious ways to take humans out of the picture. The labor-saving technology that has so far been rolled out most extensively could be used to replace cashiers and the part of the wait staff’s job that involves taking orders and bringing checks.  More…

Drake sings for Katrina victims, Apple threatens $20M suit

Apple Music declared war on rival streaming service, Jay Z’s Tidal, over Drake’s appearance at a charity concert to benefit kids affected by Hurricane Katrina. Tidal faces being sued for $20 million if it streamed Apple artist Drake’s brief two-song appearance at the Friday night show.  More…

Texas Sheriff’s Deputy Killed ‘Execution-Style’ at Gas Station

A uniformed Texas sheriff’s deputy was shot and killed at a gas station late Friday in what police called an unprovoked execution-style killing of a police officer. Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Darren H. Goforth, 47, had just filled his patrol car when a man “walked up behind him and literally shot him to death,” Sheriff Ron Hickman said at a news conference.  More…

TSA agent charged in molestation at LaGuardia airport

A TSA agent is accused of sexually assaulted a woman at LaGuardia Airport after telling her she needed to be searched in the bathroom. A 22-year-old college student was told by the suspect to go into the bathroom for a search.  More…

Donald Sterling sues TMZ, V. Stiviano over loss of Clippers

Billionaire Donald Sterling sued celebrity website TMZ and an ex-girlfriend over the recording of his off-color remarks that cost him ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers NBA team. Sterling’s lawsuit accused TMZ and V. Stiviano of violating his privacy and causing damage on a "scale of unparalleled and unprecedented magnitude."  More…

Man trying to stop a suicide plummets to his death

University of Hawaii students planned to start moving into their campus housing Tuesday, just days after a man fell to his death while trying to pull a distraught man from a ledge at a dormitory. The 24-year-old man who died was trying to stop a 19-year-old who went out a window and onto the ledge, authorities said. Both men fell from the 14th floor.  More…

ABC News Describes 23-page Fax Related to On-Air Shooting Received Night Before

ABC News says it received a fax from someone who claimed to be Bryce Williams, a person on the staff at the Virginia station that saw two employees fatally shot on air. ABC News says on its website that sometime between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, it received the fax. It describes it as a lengthy document of 23 pages.  More…

TV reporter, photographer killed in shooting on live TV

A Roanoke TV reporter and photojournalist were killed by a shooter during a live television interview on Wednesday morning, according to WDBJ7. On the video you can hear seven shots fired and the photographer, Adam Ward, appeared to fall to the ground while the reporter, Alison Parker, screams.  More…

Caitlyn Jenner Halloween Costume Sparks Outrage

A Halloween costume depicting former Olympian and reality TV personality Caitlyn Jenner has sparked outrage on social media, with many people expressing their distaste for the offering. Twitter blew with expressions of anger about the costume, with some calling it “disgraceful,” “hurtful,” and “transphobic.”  More…

‘Deadliest Catch’ captain dies during Sturgis motorcycle rally

Authorities say a man who has appeared as a ship captain on the Discovery Channel television program “Deadliest Catch” has died in Sturgis, South Dakota, during its famous motorcycle rally. Meade County Sheriff Ron Merwin says he’s waiting on autopsy results to help determine the cause of 50-year-old Tony Lara’s death.  More…

EPA knew of ‘blowout’ risk for tainted water at mine

Internal documents just released show managers at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency were aware of the potential for a catastrophic "blowout" at an abandoned mine that could release "large volumes" of wastewater laced with toxic heavy metals.  More…