Archive for month: June, 2014

Amanda Bynes’ New York bong-tossing case dismissed

NEW YORK (AP) -- The bong-tossing case against Amanda Bynes was dismissed Monday after the actress complied with the judge's orders to stay out of trouble and go to counseling. Bynes, 28, was charged last year with reckless endangerment and marijuana possession. Building managers called police because they said she was smoking pot in the lobby of her Manhattan residence. When officers entered her 36th-floor apartment, they said they saw her heave a bong out the window. Manhattan Criminal Read more [...]

Robert Downey Jr.’s son arrested in drug case

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) -- Actor Robert Downey Jr. thanked authorities Monday for arresting his 20-year-old son on suspicion of cocaine possession and said the family was determined to get him the help he needs. Indio Falconer Downey was taken into custody on Sunday afternoon after a car he was riding in was pulled over in West Hollywood, authorities said. "Unfortunately, there's a genetic component to addiction and Indio has likely inherited it," Robert Downey, Jr., who had a series Read more [...]

‘Transformers’ dominates box office with $100M

The "Transformers" film franchise is far from extinct. "Transformers: Age of Extinction," the fourth installment in Paramount's morphing robots series, earned $100 million in North America during its opening weekend, making it the biggest debut for a movie this year. The sequel starring Mark Wahlberg as a human inventor who aids the hulking alien robots rolled over "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and its $95 million opening in April. "Age of Extinction" was distantly followed at the box office Read more [...]

EU slashes mobile data roaming fees by 55 percent

30 Jun 2014 0 Comments
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union says the surcharges for surfing the Internet on mobile devices while traveling across the 28-nation bloc will be more than halved. The European Commission says the new cap on the so-called roaming fees will be effective starting Tuesday, just in time for the summer holiday travel season. It said Monday the price cap for one megabyte of data use will be lowered to 20 euro cents (27 dollar cents) from 45 cents - a 55 percent drop. Phone calls and text messaging Read more [...]

High court rejects Google appeal in snooping case

30 Jun 2014 0 Comments
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court has declined to hear Google's appeal of a ruling that it pried into people's online lives through their Wi-Fi systems as part of its drive to collect information for its Street View mapping project. The justices did not comment Monday in leaving in place a ruling that Google employees violated the federal wiretap law when they rolled through residential streets with car cameras to shoot photos for Street View. The federal appeals court in San Francisco Read more [...]

Google Glass taking fans closer to the action

30 Jun 2014 0 Comments
CHICAGO (AP) -- Your favorite team is playing for the title, and you are in the middle of the field. You have a ticket in the very top row for an NBA playoff game, and a courtside seat. The referees are reviewing a big play in the final seconds, and you are right there in front of them. Google Glass is slowly becoming more common in sports as teams and broadcasters try to bring fans closer to the action. The Philadelphia Eagles are going to test the Internet-connected eyewear for in-game Read more [...]

Kitten travels 30 miles in engine compartment

30 Jun 2014 0 Comments
SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) -- A San Francisco Bay Area man had an unexpected passenger in his car during the 30-mile trip to his parents' house: a small, stray kitten that had somehow found a place to ride in the engine compartment. Jim Michelotti (My-koh-la-TEE) says he heard meowing after pulling into a gas station on Saturday. A woman next to him said it was coming from his 1993 Mitsubishi Diamante, so he began checking around. With the help of a flashlight, Michelotti found the black kitten Read more [...]

Utah man sent to jail for fight over church seats

30 Jun 2014 0 Comments
OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- A 52-year-old man accused of punching another man and hitting him with his car in a dispute over pew space in Utah has been ordered to spend 30 days in jail. The Salt Lake Tribune reports ( ) Wayne Dodge was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge. He was also ordered to complete an anger management class and pay a fine. Weber County deputies say the fight happened last June at a Mormon meetinghouse during a crowded Read more [...]

United plane’s evacuation slide deploys mid-flight

30 Jun 2014 0 Comments
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- An evacuation slide inflated inside a United Airlines plane as it flew from Chicago to Southern California, filling part of the cabin and prompting the pilot to make an emergency landing in Kansas. Passenger Mike Schroeder said he was sitting in the front row of the plane bound for Orange County, California, late Sunday when he heard a hiss and pop behind him. Schroeder, 58, turned around and saw the Boeing 737-700's evacuation slide inflating. The slide - which would normally Read more [...]

"Thin is in" on final day of Paris menswear

PARIS (AP) -- The last day of Paris menswear shows celebrated the young waif Sunday, with Saint Laurent and Lanvin channeling the motto: Thin is in. Even rock star Lenny Kravitz was pushed back to a default second-row by skinny, near-adolescent groupies at Hedi Slimane's show. Here are the highlights and show reports ending spring-summer 2015. LENNY KRAVITZ PUSHED BACK TO ROW TWO BY BEER SWILLERS Wearing his customary shades, cooler-than-cool "Hunger Games" star Kravitz sat in pride of place Read more [...]
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