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Video captures man dragged from overbooked United Airlines flight
- April 11, 2017

A United passenger was forcibly removed from a flight from Chicago to Louisville after he refused to voluntarily give up his seat . An incident in which a man was dragged from a plane at O'Hare International Airport on Sunday is growing more weird and disturbing as social media is catching up to the story. (more...)
Mel B credits Simon Cowell for helping her leave marriage Mel B credits Simon Cowell for helping her leave marriage
- April 11, 2017

The mogul reportedly told Mel that Stephen - who he had met on numerous occasions over the years - was "bad news" and "bad guy", and urged her to leave him. While Mel is yet to comment on her shocking allegations, Belafonte was quick to defend himself and slam the accusations. According to TMZ , Stephen Belafonte would have acquired (or rented) a garage that he would have put on behalf of Lorraine Gilles (the famous nanny) and in which he would store personal belongings belonging to ... (more...)
Moreno claims victory in Ecuador election but rival calls for a recount
- April 11, 2017

Indeed, Venezuela's political upheaval cast a shadow over Ecuador's vote, with Lasso supporters fearing their country could turn the way of the crisis-hit nation. "I will be the president of everyone and you will help me", Moreno said in a statement . Lasso and his supporters began celebrating in the streets of the capital as soon as exit polls showed him winning - waving flags and honking vehicle horns wildly. (more...)
Harry Potter Director Confirms Spring 2018 Broadway Run Harry Potter Director Confirms Spring 2018 Broadway Run
- April 11, 2017

It won numerous most prestigious awards, including best new play and best director for John Tiffany. Groundhog Day was a double victor, picking up Best New Musical and a Best Actor in a Musical gong for Andy Karl, while former Glee star Amber Riley and her Dreamgirls castmate Adam J. (more...)
Breitbart backs off Jared Kushner criticism after he personally complained to Trump Breitbart backs off Jared Kushner criticism after he personally complained to Trump
- April 11, 2017

Bannon and Kushner, two of Trump's closest confidants, have appeared at odds in recent weeks as Trump's presidency makes its bumpy way toward the symbolic 100-day mark. The tweet was accompanied with a picture of herself, her husband, Jared Kushner, and three small children in front of a White House display shelf. In the days that followed, Breitbart conspicuously refrained from leveling criticism against Kushner, choosing to lay off Trump's son-in-law completely. (more...)
UW graduate wins Pulitzer Prize for work set in Milwaukee UW graduate wins Pulitzer Prize for work set in Milwaukee
- April 11, 2017

The Pulitzer jury chose The Underground Railroad for "a smart melding of realism and allegory that combines the violence of slavery and the drama of escape in a myth that speaks to contemporary America". In biography the finalists were In the Darkroom by Susan Faludi and When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi. A University of Wisconsin-Madison alumnus has been awarded a Pulitzer Prize. (more...)
Cent punches overzealous fan at concert Cent punches overzealous fan at concert
- April 11, 2017

Although it was treated as a minor offence, 50 Cent had to remain in the Caribbean for a few days in order to attend court and pay a fine. 50's initial reaction to the aggressive fan was to hurl a punch in her direction, with the entire interaction being captured on video. (more...)
Prince George, Princess Charlotte to be in Pippa's wedding Prince George, Princess Charlotte to be in Pippa's wedding
- April 11, 2017

However, Kate will be involved in the wedding in some way. But it seems the 27 year old might still be attending his brother's wedding on his own after the star was reportedly banned by the bride-to-be. However, Jenny Packham , 52, and Victoria Beckham , 42, are two names who are reportedly in the mix of potential wedding dress designers for Pippa. (more...)
Officer who dragged man off jet placed on leave
- April 11, 2017

The incident on United flight 3411 was not in accordance with our standard operating procedure and the actions of the aviation security officer are obviously not condoned. "We nearly felt like we were being taken hostage", said Tyler Bridges. Cummings says just about everyone on the plane was disturbed and uncomfortable as the man was being forced off the flight, " Most of the passengers on the flight were upset with United Airlines and how they handled it, I don't think many ... (more...)
Fox News will investigate Bill O'Reilly harassment claims, lawyer says
- April 11, 2017

President Trump is coming to the defense of Bill O'Reilly, even as the list of companies pulling ads from his Fox News show is growing. She posted on Twitter on Monday that she asked Fox News for an outside party to investigate, but they turned her down. (more...)
Trump Cheers Elevation Of Gorsuch To Supreme Court
- April 11, 2017

Gorsuch's wife, Louise, held a family Bible, and his daughters Emma and Belinda looked on. Gorsuch, who also clerked for the late Justice Byron White, a fellow Coloradan, fills the seat left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia a year ago. (more...)
Assad allies vow reprisals against aggression on Syria
- April 11, 2017

Nikki Haley's comments in an interview airing Sunday came as part of an apparent shift in United States policy towards Assad's government after the alleged chemical attack last week on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhun that killed 87 people, including many children. (more...)
Fox to investigate sexual harassment claim against O'Reilly
- April 11, 2017

The Fox investigation was put in motion by a complaint filed by Wendy Walsh, once a regular guest on the "O'Reilly Factor ", on the network's anonymous hotline last week. She said she believed her case against him was "mild" compared to his other accusers, but she wanted to stress that the workplace was not a "mating market place" and that she was thinking of her two daughters. (more...)
Bill O'Reilly's Harassment Claims Are a Crisis
- April 11, 2017

Many of the Fox News stories are background noise to Fox viewers suspicious of bias by the "mainstream media", said Brent Bozell, president of the conservative media watchdog Media Research Center. A Fox spokesman said Tuesday that these ads are now being airing during other Fox News programming. And most advertisers are placing their commercials on different Fox News programs, not withdrawing altogether. (more...)
Pippa Middleton anxious her wedding will be upstaged by Spencer Matthews' girlfriend Pippa Middleton anxious her wedding will be upstaged by Spencer Matthews' girlfriend
- April 11, 2017

Pippa "loves skiing so it was her first choice for a hen weekend", and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge actually flew together, via private jet, with their friends to their respective destinations-the Middletons reportedly paid for the luxe transportation. (more...)
Toshiba nuclear unit Westinghouse files for bankruptcy protection
- April 11, 2017

A bankruptcy filing would allow Westinghouse , whose nuclear plant projects have been dogged by delays and cost overruns, to renegotiate or break its construction contracts, although the utilities that own the projects would likely seek damages. (more...)
Special Ed. teacher busted for calling autistic students 'psychopaths' on Twitter Special Ed. teacher busted for calling autistic students 'psychopaths' on Twitter
- April 11, 2017

Sheridan Tihista, a former Miss Montana beauty pageant victor and special education teacher at Liberty Middle School in West Fargo, N.D., referenced parents of her students as "monsters" and posted about her students being "satan", ABC station WDAY-TV reports. (more...)
Angie's List drops 'O'Reilly Factor' ads after initially standing by the show
- April 11, 2017

In a statement posted on his website on Saturday, O'Reilly said he had been unfairly targeted because of his prominence. "Personally, I think he shouldn't have settled ", Trump told the Times from the Oval Office. Fox News appears to have a problem with sexual harassment. Many advertisers now abandoning O'Reilly are household names and the engine that keeps cable news going, especially in prime time . (more...)
Irish model Vogue Williams BANNED from attending Pippa Middleton's wedding Irish model Vogue Williams BANNED from attending Pippa Middleton's wedding
- April 11, 2017

So Williams is a potential spotlight-stealer, too, but sources say she's a collateral damage bonus kill for Pippa, who mainly has her sights set on Meghan. The sisters went on a ski trip in Meribel, France together as part of Pippa's "hen" party. "They stayed in a really exclusive catered chalet with maids and a chef, who ensured that they were totally spoiled", a source said of the bachelorette party. (more...)
Pope on Palm Sunday decries suffering from war, terrorism
- April 11, 2017

The 80-year-old pope referred to his own mortality twice in the span of a few minutes during a vigil service to rally enthusiasm for the Catholic Church's World Youth Day, to be held in Panama in 2019. "We all need to hear you". "Many are forced to flee and live as refugees in in other lands". A couple of years later, a friend asked her to join a project the parish youth group was doing, "and I accepted only because there were a bunch of boys who went, too". (more...)

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