• Cellphone Charger Saves Sheriff’s Deputy from Bullet

    Cellphone Charger Saves Sheriff’s Deputy from Bullet

    (LOS ANGELES) — They say technology helps us live better lives, but in the case of one sheriff’s deputy, technology could be the reason she’s still alive. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a press release that a cellphone charger in the pocket of a deputy deflected a bullet headed for her thigh Tuesday, during a shootout that left a suspect dead in a neighborhood on the city’s south side. The odds are insurmountable — a half-inch-wide bullet from a .40 caliber handgun striking a cellphone charger no more than 2 inches across. “I’ve heard of deputies’ badges… Read more

  • Florida Man Kidnaps Woman, Kills Himself After Police Chase

    Florida Man Kidnaps Woman, Kills Himself After Police Chase

    (DAYTONA, Fla.) — A wild police chase along Interstate 95 in Florida came to an end early Tuesday morning when a man fatally shot himself after allegedly kidnapping his former girlfriend. Brett Lee Curtis, 28, of Lakeland, Fla., called 911 four times during the 100-mph chase that began in Daytona after he said he had kidnapped Elizabeth Hamilton, 26.  Curtis warned the 911 operator that if officers didn’t stop pursing him, he would kill the woman. “We’re going south on I-95.  If he continues to follow me, I will fire a warning shot. The third shot will not be a… Read more

  • Boy Reports Finding Razor Blade in Halloween Candy

    Boy Reports Finding Razor Blade in Halloween Candy

    (SCOTTDALE, Pa.) — A 12-year-old Pennsylvania boy says he found a razor blade in a package of M&M’s while trick-or-treating over the weekend, prompting investigations by local police and the candy’s manufacturer. Matthew Hernley said he found a one-inch blade in a fun-size package of M&M’s on Sunday, during his town’s sanctioned period of trick-or-treating in Scottdale, Pa. “I don’t know which house I got it from, because every other house I think I got a pack of M&M’s,” Hernley told KDKA-TV. Scottdale Police said they were investigating, but as the boy indicated, it would be difficult to determine from… Read more

  • Secretary Sebelius Faces a Keg Stand in Congress

    Secretary Sebelius Faces a Keg Stand in Congress

    (WASHINGTON) — Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius faced volleys of tough questions on Wednesday from members of Congress during a hearing into the botched roll-out of the Obamacare website. But perhaps none more awkward or embarrassing than the one about a keg stand. Sebelius was asked about an ad, produced by two groups, The Colorado Consumer Health Initiative and ProgressNow Colorado Education, featuring three guys named “Rob, Zack and Sam.” They’re doing a keg stand. “Keg stands are crazy. Not having insurance is crazier,” the text of the ad says. “Don’t tap into your beer money to cover… Read more

  • Off-Duty Pilot Allegedly Gropes Teen on Flight

    Off-Duty Pilot Allegedly Gropes Teen on Flight

    (SALT LAKE CITY) — An off-duty pilot, who has been accused of groping a 14-year-old passenger who fell asleep next to him on a flight, is set to appear in federal court later Wednesday. Michael Pascal, 45, has been charged with abusive sexual contact on an aircraft after he allegedly touched an unaccompanied minor on Delta Flight 855 from Detroit to Salt Lake City Saturday, according to a criminal complaint obtained by ABC News.  Pascal is a pilot for a regional airline that operates flights as Delta Connection. Pascal was sitting next to the alleged victim when the teen says… Read more

  • NSA Spying Will Continue Despite Snowden's Leaks, Experts Say

    NSA Spying Will Continue Despite Snowden's Leaks, Experts Say

    (NEW YORK) — Members of Congress were quick to react to news that the U.S. government has been surveilling the phone calls of foreign leaders, calling hearings and introducing legislation this week that called for tightening the United States’ ability to spy. But despite the statements of Washington politicians, little change has really come from the information leaked by former intelligence employee Edward Snowden, who began telling intelligence secrets to journalists in June and has so far revealed how robustly the U.S. keeps an eye on its friends and enemies via technology. And, according to former intelligence officials, changes are… Read more

  • "The War of the Worlds" Radio Broadcast Turns 75

    "The War of the Worlds" Radio Broadcast Turns 75

    (NEW YORK) — Wednesday marks the 75th anniversary of perhaps the greatest Halloween scare ever — the radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds, Orson Welles’ Mercury Theatre radio adaptation of the H.G. Wells science-fiction novel. The broadcast set off a panic 75 years ago on Oct. 30, 1938, when a fake news announcer interrupted a fake music program to report a fake alien invasion. Even though it was pointed out three times during the hour-long broadcast that it was just a play, more than a million people reportedly believed Martians had landed on Earth. The broadcast caused hysteria… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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