Monday September 1, 2014

Archive for the ‘Tabloid’ Category

Teen killed in wreck while test driving $200,000 Lamborghini

A New York teenager who took a ‘test drive’ in a family friends’ Lamborghini has died after crashing the high-powered sports car into a guardrail. He was driving a $200,000 Lamborghini and slammed into a guardrail, police said.  More…

Your tax dollars at work: Government publishes detailed instructions on how to safely roast marshmallows

The U.S. Forest Service on Friday published a nearly 700-word article on how to safely roast marshmallows, all in preparation for today Saturday, August 30, which is National Roasted Marshmallow Day.  More…

Phoenix mom shoots son with airsoft gun

A Phoenix mother who shot her 10-year-old son with an airsoft gun said she had to do it. Estelle Ullmer needed to teach her son a lesson. "Guns aren’t toys, period," Ullmer said. So, to teach him the seriousness of guns, she took the gun and shot him with it, once in the leg and once in the neck.  More…

U.S.C. Player Says He Lied About Saving Drowning Nephew

The fantastic story of the Southern California football player Josh Shaw leaping out of a second-floor window to rescue a drowning nephew was, it turns out, too fantastic to be true. Shaw, a senior cornerback and a recently elected captain of the Trojans, admitted Wednesday that the story was a fabrication of how he sustained severely sprained ankles.  More…

Joan Rivers Rushed To Hospital, Went Into Cardiac Arrest

Joan Rivers was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital Thursday morning. Rivers, 81, was having a procedure done on her vocal chords on the Upper East Side when she stopped breathing shortly after 9:30 a.m.  More…

‘Cops’ Shootout – Family Compares Omaha to Ferguson

Omaha police officers were running and gunning to make compelling TV when they sprayed bullets at an armed robbery suspect, killing him and a ‘Cops’ crewman … so claims the dead suspect’s family.  More…

Girl, nine, accidentally kills instructor with Uzi machine gun after ‘going full auto’

A video shows a little girl’s instructor Charles Vacca telling her to go ‘full auto’ – at which point the kick-back apparently causes her to lose control of the high-powered weapon and kill him. The girl, who has not been named, was having a lesson at the Bullets and Burgers gun range in White Hills, Arizona.  More…

Ferguson-like attack in Utah escapes media notice

On the surface, the cases appear nearly identical: Michael Brown and Dillon Taylor, two young, unarmed men with sketchy criminal pasts shot to death by police officers two days apart. But while the world knows of the highly publicized situation involving 18-year-old Mr. Brown, whose Aug. 9 death in Ferguson, Missouri touched off violence, protests and an angry national debate, most people outside Utah have never heard of 20-year-old Mr. Taylor.  More…

Gov. Jerry Brown to Mexican Illegals: ‘You’re All Welcome in California’

According to the LA Times, while introducing Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, who said America is "the other Mexico," Brown "spoke about the interwoven histories of Mexico and California." He nodded to the immigrants in the room, saying it didn’t matter if they had permission to be in the United States. “You’re all welcome in California,” Brown said."  More…

Vermont diner’s bacon sign taken down for offending muslims

A sign advertising the bacon at a Vermont diner has been taken down after a muslim resident complained about the sign on the Internet and sparked to a massive backlash campaign towards Sneakers Bistro. A muslim woman took issue with the sign, calling it insensitive to those who don’t eat pork, according to WPTZ.  More…

Lawyer for freakish suspect in gruesome triple murder fears his client’s horns and ’666′ tattoo could turn jurors against him

A Massachusetts lawyer is concerned that it will be difficult to find impartial jurors for an upcoming murder trial given his client’s unique appearance, namely, implanted horns and a satanic tattoo. Caius Veiovis’ signature look includes two rows of bumps resembling horns protruding from his forehead, a ‘666’ tattoo between them, and other facial and neck tattoos.  More…

Mom Accused of Lying About Daughter Having Cancer

Leatha Kaye Slauson, 30, is facing charges linked to an allegation that she solicited money and widespread attention by claiming her 5-year-old daughter had terminal cancer. The child is not sick.  More…