October 7, 2013
U.S. Secret Service Busts Chinese Luxury Car Smuggling Ring In Texas
On July 20, Amanda Ford, of Houston, bought a 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL550 from Mercedes-Benz of Plano for $97,285. She drove it “a short distance” before it was loaded onto a vehicle transporter. On July 29, the car was seized at Port Ivory, New York. Agents also seized a 2013 Porsche Cayenne in the same shipping container. It was purchased by another woman from the Houston area. Both vehicles were headed to China. Shipping documents showed both vehicles were being exported by Golden Cheng Auto Group, Inc., of Houston. Ford was a “straw buyer for Golden Cheng” and bank records show Golden Cheng deposited money into Ford’s account for the Mercedes-Benz purchase. Before July 20, Ford and Golden Cheng bought at least eight new luxury vehicles, including five 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLs and one 2013 Porsche Cayenne. At least five of them were successfully smuggled to China.
Watch 11-Year-Old Sean Lew Werk A Choreographed Routine To Applause By @LadyGaGa
Woah boy, those moves would make Laurieann Gibson proud! Sean Lew is only 11 years old and crushed this routine. I had to watch twice to see if there was anyone else with him because he was the center of attention. You betta werk Sean Lew!
Is The Administration Misleading People On Obamacare's Web Failures, Or Is It Just Incompetent?
Whitehouse.govWhen Obamacare’s health exchanges rolled out last week to myriad glitches and, in the 36 federally facilitated exchanges, widespread inaccessibility, the Obama administration had a ready excuse: too much traffic. But the too-much-traffic story, along with repeated promises to fix online enrollment problems, hasn’t held up.
Brooks Brothers To Open Manhattan Steakhouse A Block From Tommy Bahama Restaurant
It will be called "Makers and Merchants" and may open in summer 2014, the New York Post reports, citing anonymous sources. That would put it a block from Tommy Bahama's relatively new restaurant and flagship store.
Newsbreaker - NAKED PROTEST: Students Upset Over Dress Code Take Classes In The Buff
Students at the University of Kaposvar in Hungary have decided to strip down to protest their school’s strict new dress code. The new dress code requires men to wear dark suits and shoes while women must wear a jacket, blouse and trousers. Not…
7 Things You Need To Know About Food Safety During The Government Shutdown
Does a "filthy, putrid, or decomposed substance" sound like something you might be interested in eating? Most FDA staff inspecting food imported into the U.S. have been furloughed during the shutdown, so now might be your chance.
Arizona To Have Two-track Voting System
Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett asked Horne for an opinion on how this would play out in the state; the result will be a two-track voting system in which there will be one ballot for voters who registered using the federal form and another…
‘Once Upon’ Promo Blunder: Snow White’s Magic Crotch!
ABC scored an accidental social media bullseye during Once Upon a Time last night. A pop-up animated graphic for the show’s Wonderland spin-off featured the White Rabbit making a magic portal in exactly the wrong spot — or the right one. The moment…
Republican Congressman Says GOP To Blame For Shutdown
Rep. Peter King (R-NY) said on Fox News Sunday that — contrary to claims by some colleagues — “we are the ones who did shut the government down.” But while he reiterated his opposition to the strategy, he also said he would not act to require a…
Woman Says She Called 911 For An Ambulance For Her Fiancée, Cops Came And Shot Him Instead
Diane RobersonJack Lamar Roberson was shot and killed by police in his home on Friday afternoon in Waycross, Georgia. According to local TV station First Coast News, his fiancée Alcia Herron called 911 for an ambulance after becoming worried about diabetes medication Roberson had taken. Cops claim Roberson was brandishing two weapons (not identified by police, though the mayor said he was told it was a knife) and came toward them “aggressively armed”. Police also say they were informed Roberson had attempted to commit suicide and was being combative while on their way to his residence. His mother and his fiancée both witnessed the shooting, and their 8-year-old daughter was apparently in the home too.
Justin Bieber: Snapped Smoking Weed Again!
Show of hands: Does anyone think that Justin Bieber doesn’t smoke weed? … Uh-huh. Interesting. Well, according to TMZ, they just got their hands on a photo (from Instagram) of Justin holding what appears to be a blunt (while possibly standing next…
The Most Inspiring Quotes From Malala Yousafzai's BBC Interview
The teenager who was shot in the head by the Taliban for speaking out about girls' rights to education explained why she won't stop. UPDATE: Yousafzai has won the Nobel Peace Prize with children's rights activist Kailash Satyarthi.
Right-Wing Truckers Plan To Jam DC's Major Commuter Highway, Arrest Members Of Congress
On October 11th, a group of right-wing truckers is planning to drive to DC to shut down the major commuter highway that circles the city. They’ll continue to block traffic, they say, until they see the arrest of elected officials who have “violated…
UC Berkeley, Stanford Professors Win 2013 Nobel Prize In Medicine
Two Bay Area scientists and a professor from Yale University all got an early morning phone call Monday, alerting them that they'd each won the Nobel Prize for Medicine for discoveries on how proteins and other materials are transported within cells.
Catholic Charities Turns Down Kuma's Corner Donation Over Controversial Burger
"Catholic Charities has not received nor will we accept a donation from Kuma's Corner. The Eucharist is a central part of the Catholic faith and we strongly urge Kuma's Corner to discontinue selling a burger that disrespects that faith and the faith…
Five Photos Of John Kerry Wearing An Amazing Outfit In Bali
The Secretary of State wore the traditional Balinese "endek" at dinner Monday at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum in Bali. Kerry is leading the U.S. delegation at APEC after President Obama cancelled his trip following the shutdown of the government Monday.
Republicans Get More Blame For Shutdown
A new ABC News/Washington Post poll finds 70% of Americans disapprove of how the Republicans in Congress are handling the budget negotiations, up 7 points from a week ago. Far fewer, 51%, disapprove of President Obama's approach, essentially…
A Day To Remember Will Release ‘Common Courtesy’ Tomorrow
A Day To Remember are still in the midst of very long and public dispute with Victory Records over whether or not the band has fulfilled their record contract, which threatened to postpone the October 8 release of their new album, Common Courtesy.…
Healthy Defiance Protects Us From The Control Freak Majority
schmuck-by-natureAn old joke has a policeman parking his car outside a bar shortly before closing time. He's certain he'll bag a tipsy driver or two toward his arrest quota. Immediately, an obvious drunk stumbles from the bar. The drunk drops and retrieves his car keys repeatedly as people leave the bar, enter their vehicles and head home. Convinced that he's found an easy target, the officer ignores the departing crowd. Finally, the drunk reaches the last remaining car, enters and starts the engine. The officer flips on his lights, pulls his cruiser next to the drunk's car—and receives a shock. Grinning and stone-cold sober, the man says, "How's it going officer? I'm tonight's designated decoy."
Study: There May Not Be That Much Chicken In Your Chicken Nuggets
It turns out those "chicken" nuggets you sometimes order might not have so much chicken after all. Two nuggets examined in a recent study from the American Journal of Medicine were found to have 50 percent or less chicken muscle tissue, with the…
The 60 Best Natural Breasts Of 2013 For Breast Cancer Awareness Month [PHOTOS]
If all the pink NFL wristbands and penalty flags weren’t enough to alert you that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’ve got something that’s sure to draw your attention. It’s time for our annual review of the best natural breasts…
The Curse Of Chucky Invades Other Horror Flicks
Dread Central is the premier website for breaking news, original content and active community in the world of horror, covering movies, DVDs, games, collectibles, live events and music. If it's got something to do with the dark and horrific, you'll…
Ted Cruz: Destroying Entire Planet Best Way To Stop Obamacare
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) raised the ante in the battle over the Affordable Care Act on Sunday, telling CNN’s Candy Crowley that “destroying the entire planet is really the best and only way to stop Obamacare.”
Man Who Set Himself On Fire On The National Mall Dies Of His Injuries
The man who authorities believe set himself on fire on the National Mall Friday died of his injuries later that evening, the Metropolitan Police Department confirmed Saturday. Because of the severity of the burns, authorities have not yet been able to identify the victim and will use dental and DNA analysis to do so, according to [...]
30 Costumes Drôles Pour Les Bébés à Halloween
Avoir un bon déguisement à l’Halloween est important, si tu es parent tu dois aussi penser à un top costume pour ton bébé. Voici 30 suggestions pour t’aider à te guider dans le choix du déguisement pour ton jeune poupon. Je sais que les 2 enfants…
Report: Aggies President Commits 'Inadvertent Secondary NCAA Infraction'
COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M president R. Bowen Loftin “inadvertently committed a secondary NCAA infraction” by directing a post on his Twitter account to a top recruit who’d just visited Aggieland, according to the Bryan-College Station Eagle.
10 Reasons Why Terrorist Anas Al-Liby Should Be Tried In Federal Courts, Not Military Commissions
The debate over military commissions is reignited by the capture of Al Qaeda operative Anas Al-Liby. But the facts are clear: Federal Courts are the best line of judicial defense against terrorism. Military commissions, not so much.
10 Raisons Pourquoi Tu Devrais T’entraîner Dans Un Gym
L’automne est officiellement arrivé et tu te questionnes sur ta mise en forme? L’été t’a amené un petit bédon que tu ne veux pas pour le temps des fêtes. Tu hésites entre t’entraîner chez toi ou dans un gym? En collaboration avec Énergie Cardio, qui…
WATCH: Stunning Time-Lapse Video Of Chicago At Night
Max Wilson had a distinct vision when he devised a time-lapse project titled "Windy City Nights." His love of the city after dark, coupled with a fascination for time-lapse photography, resulted in six stunning minutes of Chicago's angles, lights…
‘The Walking Dead’: Norman Reedus Says ‘the Fear Is Back In Season 4′
The Walking Dead returns for season 4 on Oct. 13, but when it does, several of the original cast members will not be returning with it. Season 3 was a bloodbath and many of the victims claimed were folks that were around when the show first started:…
New York Just Subpoenaed Airbnb To Hand Over Its User Data
Though the report didn't go into detail about just how much or what kind of data the government’s after, we know that Airbnb users offer up a lot of sensitive personal information on the site, including details that could determine which listings…
Banksy Releases Video Of Syrian Rebels Shooting Down Dumbo
A bizarre video called "Rebel Rocket Attack" appeared on street artist Banksy's official website yesterday. It was originally accompanied by the following text, which has since disappeared: "I'm not posting any pictures today. Not after this shocking footage has emerged."
Hedge Fund Billionaire Phil Falcone Banned From Running Insurance Company He Owns
Phil Falcone, already banned from the investment industry by the Securities and Exchange Commission, has settled with New York State regulators and agreed to keep his hands off Fidelity New York, an insurance company his holding company controls.
Johnny Manziel Watched Tony Romo Choke From Private Suite
Of course Johnny Manziel was at Sunday’s Broncos-Cowboys game. Can you blame the guy for scouting the offense he’ll be running in a couple years when Jerry is left with the tough decision to take Romo out behind the shed and Old Yeller his ass?
Ten Best Dressed Frontline Fashion October 7 2013
If you ever wanted a tutorial in chic daytime dressing, you’d be well advised to take a cue from these Parisian front-row favorites, from Bianca Brandolini’s straight-off-the-runway Dolce & Gabbana paired with patent leather brogues to Gaia…
Four-Star WR Eric Lauderdale Decommits From Vols
The Vols had quite the weekend in terms of recruiting. Recruits were abuzz on Twitter about the atmosphere on Rocky Top during the Vols’ loss to Georgia on Saturday. Unfortunately for the Vols, they got some bad news on Sunday evening. Four-Star…
'Mulatto' Slave Traders: Who Were They?
Editor's note: For those who are wondering about the retro title of this black-history series, please take a moment to learn about historian Joel A. Rogers, author of the 1934 book 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro With Complete Proof, to whom these…
Giant Hornets Terrorize Central China
The Chinese province of Shaanxi has been devastated by Asian giant hornets, which are the size of a human thumb and have venom capable of causing kidney failure, with hornet attacks hospitalizing over 200 citizens and injuring nearly 1,500 more this…
State Arrest Warrant Issued For Marathon Suspect
(AP) â�� A Massachusetts court has issued an arrest warrant for state charges against the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) remains in custody after pleading not guilty to federal charges…
Meridian Hill Park Drum Circle Broken Up By U.S. Park Police
The weekly drum circle in Meridian Hill Park that has been a mainstay in the District since the civil rights era was disbanded by U.S. Park Police Sunday, since the park is federal land and supposed to be closed due to the government shutdown. The drum circle started as normal at around 3:30 p.m and was [...]
"Beauty And The Beast" Actress Kristin Kreuk
Birthday: December 20 Hometown: Vancouver, British Columbia Where You've Seen Her: This Canadian cutie got her first role in the teen soap series, Edgemont. She went on to play the iconic princess in the TV version of Snow White: The Fairest of…