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NYPD Detective Killed by Friendly Fire

February 13, 2019 |

A New York City police detective was shot and killed by friendly fire Tuesday night as officers confronted a robbery suspect who turned out to be armed with a replica handgun, Commissioner James O’Neill says. “This appears to be an absolutely tragic case of friendly fire,” O’Neill says. Det. Brian…
Newser

Steve Hilton: Mattis, Kelly marched to the establishment beat. Trump was right to fire them

January 7, 2019 |

Gens. Mattis and Kelly may have been heroes in combat – I don’t know, I’m not a military man and can’t judge. But I do know something about civilian government, and the way they behaved was not just disgraceful, but frightening.
FOX News

TMZ

Drake Under Fire for 2010 Video Showing Him Touching and Kissing 17-Year-Old Fan

January 6, 2019 |

Drake put the moves on a 17-year-old female fan — including kissing her several times — during a concert in 2010 … and now he’s being criticized for his actions, which many are calling inappropriate and creepy. The clip’s reportedly from a show…

TMZ.com

Activision Blizzard plans to fire its CFO

January 1, 2019 |

Activision Blizzard Inc. said it plans to fire Chief Financial Officer Spencer Neumann for cause unrelated to the video-game company’s financial performance and has placed him on paid leave.

Neumann will be on leave pending an opportunity to demonstrate why he shouldn’t be let go, the Santa Monica…


L.A. Times – Business

Man Opens Fire on Car, Kills 7-Year-Old Girl

December 31, 2018 |

Police in Houston are hunting a suspect who fired into a vehicle as it left a Walmart parking lot early Sunday, killing a 7-year-old girl in front of her mother and three siblings. Police say Jazmine Barnes was shot when the suspect pulled up next to the vehicle around 7am…
Newser

Fire department gives woman, 104, a holiday helping hand

December 28, 2018 |

A 104-year-old woman in New York hoping to ring in the holiday season was reportedly able to go to a Christmas party with the help of a few firefighters.
FOX News

The Ground Shook. Then, a Noise and a ‘Yellow Ball of Fire’

December 26, 2018 |

Both people who were on board a small plane that crashed and caught fire in a residential neighborhood of South Dakota’s largest city died, authorities said Wednesday. The plane crashed at around 5pm Tuesday in the backyards of four homes in Sioux Falls, causing significant damage to two of the…
Newser

Ford recalls 874,000 Ford F-Series pickups; engine block heaters may catch fire

December 23, 2018 |

Ford is recalling more than 874,000 F-Series pickup trucks with engine block heaters in the U.S. and Canada because they can catch fire.

The recall covers certain F-150s from the 2015 through 2019 model years, as well as the 2017 through 2019 F-250, 350, 450 and 550.

The company said in documents…


L.A. Times – Business

Red State OKs Pot and Boom, the Industry Is on Fire

December 23, 2018 |

The rollout of statewide medical and recreational marijuana programs typically is a grindingly slow process that can take years. Not so in Oklahoma, which moved with lightning speed once voters approved medical cannabis in June, the AP reports. The ballot question received 57% support and established one of the nation’s…
Newser

As a Fire Raged, She Allegedly Saw Opportunity

December 20, 2018 |

As a wildfire tore through some 23,000 acres in Southern California over the summer, Ashley Bemis was soliciting donations of money and other items via social media to benefit the firefighters battling the blaze. She even posted photos of her firefighter husband, Shane Goodman, on social media, saying that…
Newser