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December 13, 2013 |
It's hard to hear the details of Ethan Couch's crimes without flinching. Last June, the 16-year-old Texan plowed his father's pickup truck into a group of Good Samaritans helping a disabled vehicle on a narrow residential street in a Ft. Worth suburb. He killed four, including a mother and daughter, and permanently maimed two of his seven teenage passengers, one of whom landed on his head, and is permanently paralyzed. But it's even more painful to hear about the punishment handed down Thursday by Texas State District Judge Jean Boyd, who sentenced Couch to 10 years' probation after he pleaded guilty to four counts of intoxication manslaughter, according to the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram , and two counts of intoxication assault causing serious bodily injury.
November 15, 2013 |
Even with his stalker sentenced to seven months behind bars, Alec Baldwin can't shake his tail: the throngs of media and paparazzi that seem to dog his every step. And paparazzi plus Alec Baldwin means unhappy Alec Baldwin. And unhappy Alec means headlines about Alec being unhappy. Which make him more unhappy. You get the picture. In the middle of all this attention came allegations that the actor had directed another anti-gay slur at a photographer when Mr. "30 Rock" used an f-word - he said it was "fathead" - combined with a dirty word as he walked away from the pap. The Thursday incident was caught on video, of course, and Baldwin was taught a lesson shortly after about the other word he used.
October 4, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- The woman shot to death after a police chase from the White House to Capitol Hill had been suffering from mental health issues, according to federal law enforcement officials, including postpartum depression after her daughter was born and a troubling fixation on President Obama. Miriam Carey's declining mental stability, the sources said, developed into a belief that the president was “controlling" her life, which may explain why she appeared Thursday afternoon next to the White House and then led Secret Service agents and Washington police on a two-mile, three-minute chase down Pennsylvania Avenue.
August 29, 2013 |
Anderson Cooper tends to refrain from giving Pat Robertson much attention on his CNN show, but on Wednesday the televangelist earned a spot on Cooper's “RidicuList” for spouting a ludicrous theory about gay men spreading AIDS to unsuspecting victims using sharp rings. “Uh, what?” you ask. Yes, you read that correctly. On his long-running Christian Broadcasting Network show, “The 700 Club,” Robertson told co-host Terry Meeuwsen, “You know what they do in San Francisco?
August 23, 2013 |
The woman who persuaded a school gunman to surrender before anyone got hurt -- and the 911 operator who handled her dramatic call -- met for the first time Thursday night. The joy was evident. Antoinette Tuff, a bookkeeper at the Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy in Decatur, outside Atlanta, became an instant national hero this week after she helped avert a catastrophe at her school. A man who reportedly had a history of mental illness and violent outbursts had entered the school with an AK-47 assault rifle and about 500 rounds of ammunition.
August 9, 2013 |
MSNBC's lineup may be getting some serious firepower: Looks like Alec Baldwin is signing up to host a show on the cable news network. Baldwin, the 55-year-old former costar of NBC's sitcom "30 Rock," would bring his famously liberal point of view to a show that would air at 10 p.m. Fridays, according to the site Mediaite, which broke the story. The cable news wars are heating up again. News of Baldwin's possible show broke the same day that reports indicated Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly would get the 9 p.m. slot currently occupied by Sean Hannity.