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NYPD to use secret weapon at Thanksgiving Day Parade: ‘Vapor Wake’ retrievers

November 23, 2017 |

Less than a month after the terrorist attack by an Islamic State sympathizer in lower Manhattan that killed eight, authorities in New York are doubling down with unprecedented security measures ahead of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
FOX News

Business travelers return to Las Vegas in the wake of mass shooting, resort operators say

November 12, 2017 |

Las Vegas’ convention and meeting business seems to be rebounding following a mass shooting in the city on Oct. 1, according to operators of two of the city’s biggest casinos and resorts.

The city is one of the nation’s most popular spots to hold conventions, trade shows and business meetings,…


L.A. Times – Business

Faith Hill, Tim McGraw Speak Out in Wake of Vegas Shooting

November 11, 2017 |

In the wake of last months deadly shooting in Las Vegas, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are speaking out in favor of gun control—an unusual move for country stars, USA Today reports. “Look, I’m a bird hunter,” McGraw tells Billboard . “However, there is some common sense that’s necessary when…
Newser

In the wake of mass killing, Las Vegas reaches out to tourists with a new ad

October 12, 2017 |

Ten days after a mass shooting killed dozens and injured hundreds in Las Vegas, the city that thrives on tourists, gambling and good times launched an ad to encourage visitors to return.

The new ad, released Wednesday by the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority, features photos and Twitter…


L.A. Times – Business

CNN

Catalonia: Spaniards wake up to a week of uncertainty

October 9, 2017 |

Spaniards woke up Monday facing a week of political uncertainty, with Catalan regional leader Carles Puigdemont expected to declare independence from Spain within a matter of days.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

TMZ

Common Praises Colin Kaepernick in Wake of President Trump’s NFL Bashing

September 23, 2017 |

Common’s responding to President Trump’s bashing of “son of a bitch” NFL players who take a knee during the anthem by going another route — calmly praising the man who did it first as a hero. We got the rapper at LAX Friday night, shortly after…

TMZ.com

Hurricane Harvey’s wake of damaged cars and trucks

September 11, 2017 |

Perry Smith tried to race Hurricane Harvey.

He lost.

Now his white Toyota Corolla sits with a broken axle in the parking lot of a Strips convenience store in Rockport, Texas. It is, he admits, probably the end of the road for his trusty car with almost 190,000 miles on it.

“The hurricane was right…


L.A. Times – Business

In Wake of Irma, FEMA May Turn to the Waffle House Index

September 8, 2017 |

Want to know how a community is weathering a disaster? Look no further than Waffle House. The Southern diner chain is at the heart of an informal government test—the Waffle House Index—to find out how municipalities are dealing with hurricanes, tornadoes, and more. “The Waffle House test just…
Newser

Police Chief Resigns in Wake of Justine Damond Shooting

July 22, 2017 |

Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau has stepped down at the request of Mayor Betsy Hodges, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Harteau is leaving the police department less than a week after Justine Damond was shot and killed by officer Mohamed Noor. “I’ve lost confidence in the chief’s ability to lead…
Newser

3 CNN Journalists Resign in Wake of Retracted Russia Story

June 27, 2017 |

CNN accepted the resignations Monday of three journalists involved in a retracted story about a supposed investigation into a pre-inaugural meeting between an associate of President Donald Trump and the head of a Russian investment fund, the AP reports. The story was posted on the network’s website on Thursday and…
Newser