June 7, 2012 |
Mommy's all right. Daddy's all right. They're just sending each other sext messages. Surrender. A new survey released Thursday shows one in five parents are getting frisky via their phones and are sending sext messages. And they aren't alone. One in five Americans say they use their phones to send explicit text messages. More disturbingly, one in 10 baby boomers, which would be those 55 years and older, are using their phones to be naughty. "More people than you'd imagine are using their phones to sext," a release for the report said.
June 16, 2011 |
Reporting from New York and Washington Over howls from hecklers and cheers from die-hard fans, Rep. Anthony Weiner resigned from Congress in a brief and raucous news conference that raised more questions than it answered, from the future prospects for the fallen Democratic star and his district to the whereabouts of his wife, who was a no-show as her husband's sexting scandal cost him his job. Ten days after confessing that he had sent sexually...
May 30, 2012 |
SAN FRANCISCO - For teens, it has been an essential rite of passage: They turn 13 and join Facebook. Since she signed up three years ago, friend requests and status updates are as much a part of Meera Kumar's life as homework and exams at Menlo School, the elite private school in leafy Atherton, Calif., where she's a 16-year-old sophomore. But when her kid sister Anika turned 13 last year, she gave Facebook a pass. "I guess I haven't been that interested in it," said Anika, who prefers sharing photos with friends on Instagram via her iPhone or video chatting with them onGoogle+.
December 4, 2011 |
Josh Grabelle did what any responsible label head would when he found out one of the artists on his roster at Bullet Tooth Records was pictured naked online. Grabelle warned the young drummer, then sent a cease-and-desist letter to Hunter Moore, the owner of the amateur nudity site, Is Anyone Up? "These are good, wholesome Christian kids," Grabelle said. "[The drummer] was freaked out. I was freaked out. The kid is 19. " Grabelle finally got the photos removed and was prepared to do the same for the two other Bullet Tooth acts that appeared on the site, but to Grabelle's surprise, his artists said don't bother.
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May 17, 2013
A brush fire in Castaic has burned 40 acres and is tying up traffic on Interstate 5. According to the California Highway Patrol, at least one lane of Interstate 5 was closed, and some other side roads were also shut. Firefighters were on the ground, and water-dropping aircraft were also being used. Several structures were nearby, but fire officials were working to protect them. ALSO: 16-year-old boy arrested in high school 'sexting' scandal Grand fire costs estimated at $1.3 million; 4,100 acres burned Kai, the hatchet-wielding hitchhiker, arrested on suspicion of murder
June 20, 2011 |
New York Rep. Anthony Weiner has submitted his letter of resignation, ending -- he hopes -- the sexting scandal that put the brakes on the Democrat's career. Weiner's letter was received by House leaders Monday, four days after he announced he would step down. The missive was addressed to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York Secretary of State Cesar Perales. House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi were copied. Photos: Rep. Weiner sexting scandal The usually long-winded Weiner kept it short: "I hereby resign as a member of the House of Representatives for the New York's Ninth Congressional District effective midnight Tuesday, June 21, 2011.
May 18, 2010 |
With his gaze fixed on a tiny screen, hearing plugged by earbuds and fingers flying, the average teenager may look like a disaster in the making: socially stunted, terminally distracted and looking for trouble. But look beyond the dizzying array of beeping, buzzing devices and the incessant multitasking, say psychologists, and today's digital kids may not be such a disaster after all. Far from hampering adolescents' social skills or putting them in harm's way, as many parents have feared, electronics appear to be the path by which children today develop emotional bonds, their own identities, and an ability to communicate and work with others.
December 28, 2011 |
Wow, slow news year, unless you count war, protest, revolution, famine, floods, droughts, tsunamis, all manner of meltdowns, sexting, tweeting, the GOP, OBL, OWS, DSK at the IMF and OMG! Pat Oliphant's circular firing squad seems the perfect political metaphor for 2011. Jack Ohman bid Osama bin Laden a not-so-fond farewell. Clay Bennett's clever pyramid scheme captured what's at stake in the Arab world. My presidential high-wire act fizzled. Adam Zyglis wondered if what happened there could happen here.
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May 17, 2013 |
Netflix has no immediate plans to bring a replica of the "Arrested Development" banana stand to Newport Beach, a spokeswoman said Friday. More than 300 people have signed a Change.org petition urging the company to bring the stand, which is touring the United States to promote new episodes of the comedy series, to the city where most of its action takes place. Since Newport resident Krupali Tejura launched the campaign Tuesday, even Mayor Keith Curry has pledged support to bring Bluth's Original Frozen Banana stand to town.
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May 17, 2013 |
The man killed in the lobby of Alhambra police headquarters Friday brandished a knife before officers fatally shot him, said L.A. County sheriff's officials. The man walked into the lobby about 7:30 a.m. carrying a black backpack, but when officers tried to speak to him in several different languages, he was unresponsive and incoherent, said officials with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The suspect eventually pulled out a large knife from his backpack and three of the five officers standing in the lobby shot the man, authorities said. Los Angeles County coroner's spokesman Ed Winter said the man was pronounced dead at the scene.