NASCAR star Tony Stewart on-track death case headed to grand jury

( – CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. – A grand jury will decide whether NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will be charged in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York, a prosecutor said Tuesday.
Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo said he made the decision to present the case to a [...]


Wednesday September 17th, 2014 | No comments »


US comes to aid of Iraqi forces with airstrike

( PARIS — As the United States opened a new phase of its air campaign against the Islamic State fighters in Iraq, Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that the Obama administration would keep the door open to confidential communications with Iran on the security crisis.
The US Central Command said it took the first [...]


Tuesday September 16th, 2014 | 1 Comment »


Iraqi Leader Asks World Powers to Pursue ISIS in Syria

French President Francois Hollande says the global threat posed by Islamic State (IS) militants must meet a global response.
He was opening an international summit of foreign ministers in Paris aimed at combating the jihadist group.
About 40 countries, including 10 Arab states, have signed up to a coalition to help fight IS in Iraq and Syria.
The [...]


Monday September 15th, 2014 | No comments »


Judge finds Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide

( PRETORIA, South Africa – A South African judge on Friday found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, or negligent killing, in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and declared him not guilty of murder and premeditated murder.
Judge Thokozile Masipa said Friday that the double-amputee athlete was not guilty of murder, as prosecutors [...]


Friday September 12th, 2014 | No comments »


Richard Kiel, who played gentle giant ‘Jaws’ in ‘James Bond’ films, is dead at 74

( Bond villains are often long on viciousness and short on charm.
Then there was “Jaws.”
Somehow, the giant man with steel teeth assigned by forgettable bad guys to dispatch Roger Moore often proved more compelling than Moore himself.
Now, Richard Kiel, 7 feet 2 inches — the metal-mouthed assassin with a heart of gold in “The Spy [...]


Thursday September 11th, 2014 | No comments »


Apple iPhone 6 Launch Event: Technical Issues And A Huge Missed Opportunity

( - As far as 2014 technology launches go, few if any were anticipated to be bigger than Tuesday’s launch of the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iWatch. You’d think then, that in its usual slick style, Apple would have nailed down every last detail and aimed to broadcast the event to as many people [...]


Wednesday September 10th, 2014 | No comments »


Ray Rice suspended: Ravens head coach John Harbaugh says new video ‘changed things’

( – Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh told reporters he first learned of a video showing former running back Ray Rice viciously punching his then-fiancee on Monday, the same day the team announced it was parting ways with the former pro-bowler.
“(The video) is something we saw for the first time today. All of us,” [...]


Tuesday September 9th, 2014 | No comments »


Video of Ray Rice punching, knocking out fiancee released by TMZ

( – If Roger Goodell thought the backlash behind the two-game suspension of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for domestic violence was bad, the second effort from Goodell detestors could be two times worse as TMZ has revealed the full video of the February incident which led to these events.
In the original video shown [...]


Monday September 8th, 2014 | 1 Comment »


Joan Rivers’ funeral draws celebrities in droves to Upper East Side synagogue

Joan Rivers got her final wish.
The caustic comedian’s dream of a star-studded funeral was fulfilled Sunday, as scores of celebrities packed Temple Emanu-El on the Upper East Side to pay their respects.
Howard Stern and TV anchor Deborah Norville delivered eulogies, while Hugh Jackman sang “Quiet Please, There’s a Lady on Stage.”
The service also included a [...]


Monday September 8th, 2014 | 1 Comment »


Russia warns Ukraine against joining Nato as it launches military drills across border

( - Russia warned Ukraine over increased cooperation with Nato on Thursday as it launched another round of military exercises in the south of the country involving fighter jets, naval forces and missile systems.

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that moves to include Ukraine in Nato would “derail” any peace negotiations between Kiev and separatist fighters in [...]


Thursday September 4th, 2014 | No comments »