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Sunday, February 26, 2017

The film and television actor Bill Paxton has died due to complications from surgery. He was 61. Paxton won an Emmy for the mini-series Hatfields and McCoys. He began his film career with small but memorable roles in Terminator and Aliens, then became a star in movies such as Tombstone, Apollo 13, Twister and Titanic. On TV he starred in the HBO series Big Love and was on the new series Training Day. He also directed the video for the 1980s oddball song Fish Heads. read more


A suspect is in custody after 28 people were injured on Saturday night when a vehicle plowed into a crowd watching a parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans, police said.

Police Chief Michael Harrison said in a press conference after the incident that the suspect, who was traveling in the opposite direction of the parade and struck two vehicles, veered off to the other side from the parade, hitting a number of pedestrians before coming to a stop.

The suspect was described by Harrison as "highly intoxicated"; he is being investigated and is at the DWI office.

The victims range in age from as young as 3 or 4-years-old to adults in their 30s and 40s, said Elder.


Saturday, February 25, 2017

A woman who tried to claim compensation from Ronnie Scott's after she fell down the stairs has lost her case.

A judge told Eren Hussein, 52, that her weight, drunken state and carelesness in wearing high heels contributed to the fall.

She was at the world-famous club in Soho in 2012 when she fell down a flight of stairs, round a corner and down a second flight breaking her wrist and elbow.

Judge Heather Baucher QC said Mrs Hussein was intoxicated, obese, wearing shoes with high platform heels, and not taking care by holding the bannister as she descended.


Friday, February 24, 2017

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - CNN and other news organizations were blocked Friday from an off-camera White House press briefing.

There was no immediate explanation from the White House.

The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and Politico were also excluded from the meeting, which is known as a gaggle and is less formal than the televised Q-and-A session in the White House briefing room.

The conservative media organizations Breitbart News, The Washington Times and One America News Network were allowed in.

The Associated Press and Time magazine boycotted the briefing because of how it was handled.


Thursday, February 23, 2017

A federal judge in Denver blocked the Fort Collins ban on female toplessness Wednesday. U.S. District Judge R. Brooke Jackson wrote the ordinance -- which mandates women will not knowingly expose their breasts in public -- is rooted in discrimination against women. "Thus, it perpetuates a stereotype ingrained in our society that female breasts are primarily objects of sexual desire whereas male breasts are not," Jackson wrote. Jackson granted the plaintiffs' request for a preliminary injunction and said it's likely to succeed at a permanent injunction. He wrote that he would likely find the ordinance unconstitutional when the case goes to trial. Jackson also criticized the city's inability to provide "meaningful evidence" to support its argument that the sight of a female breast endangers children. read more


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