Chrissy Teigen accidentally published her personal phone number in new book

February 24, 2016,  has blogged 14881 posts

Chrissy Teigen published more than just delicious recipes in her new cookbook, “Cravings.“ The 30-year-old pregnant model revealed that her personal phone number also ended up on one of the pages. “Early purchasers of my cookbook were gifted with my tiiiiiny phone number on Pippa’s collar on page 111,” Teigen tweeted on Tuesday. “Learned this after 100 or so …

West Coast Electric Highway To Fill In California Fast-Charging Stations

February 24, 2016,  has blogged 14881 posts

AeroVironment DC fast charger, part of West Coast Electric Highway – Centralia, WA Enlarge Photo The West Coast Electric Highway has steadily grown over the years, providing electric-car drivers with charging infrastructure to make trips longer than their cars’ rated ranges. It’s a network of public charging stations that actually spreads across multiple highways, with …

What Ordinary Germans Think About VW’s Diesel Emission Scandal

February 24, 2016,  has blogged 14881 posts

Follow Viknesh The revelation last fall that Volkswagen had intentionally covered up the true emission levels of several diesel-powered cars, including some sold under premium brands Audi and Porsche, came as a shock to many–not least those of us in the media. The ongoing scandal affects millions of vehicles sold worldwide, though headlines from across …

Two-Thirds Of 2030 Hondas Will Be Electrified Or Zero Emission: CEO

February 24, 2016,  has blogged 14881 posts

Follow John [embedded content] Fifteen years is a short time in the life of the auto industry, just two complete product cycles for the average high-volume vehicle. But by “around 2030,” according to Honda’s CEO, his company will “strive” to make fully two-thirds of its cars electrified in some way–including hybrids, plug-in hybrids, battery-electric, and …

Sanders seeks to topple Clinton in key southern state

February 24, 2016,  has blogged 14881 posts

Story highlights Sanders blasts ‘unprecedented level of obstructionism against President Obama’ Clinton sidesteps question on releasing transcripts of Wall Street speeches (CNN)Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders confronted issues of race Tuesday at a CNN town hall four days ahead of the South Carolina Democratic primary in which African-American voters will play a crucial role. Sanders …

Cuba's Ramon Castro dies

February 24, 2016,  has blogged 14881 posts

Havana, Cuba (CNN)Ramon Castro, older brother to Fidel and Raul Castro, has died, Cuban state media reported Tuesday. He was 91. A farmer all his life, Castro supported his brother’s revolution but did not take an active role in the armed struggle that brought Fidel Castro to power in 1959. 26 photos: People we’ve lost …

These are the best cities for expats

February 24, 2016,  has blogged 14881 posts

(CNN)Ever doubted that cake makes the world a better place? Consider the fact that Vienna — the city that perfected the doughnut, the chocolate cake, the strudel and a zillion other calorific treats — has been named the world’s best city for expats. No coincidence surely. The Austrian capital ranked in the top spot for …

Most Instagrammed places are…

February 24, 2016,  has blogged 14881 posts

(CNN)These days we don’t need a plane ticket to see some exotic place; all we need to do is look at Instagram. In fact, the amount of “likes” garnered by a destination on Instagram is increasingly a deciding factor in where users decide to vacation, according to a report by travel site Amadeus. So what …

Eroticism and repression

February 24, 2016,  has blogged 14881 posts

Story highlights Sandy Powell has won three Academy Awards and is nominated for her fourth for Carol A longstanding fan of Patricia Highsmith’s novel, Powell has championed the adaptation from the off On the Academy: “It should be completely mixed, and it isn’t. We’ve known that for a long time” (CNN)Sandy Powell recalls the first …

Ronnie James Dio bandmates form Last in Line, release album

February 23, 2016,  has blogged 14881 posts

This CD cover image released by Frontiers SRL shows “Heavy Crown,” a release by Last In Line. (Frontiers SRL via AP) Since the death of singer Ronnie James Dio in 2010, something of a cottage industry has sprung up, dedicated to keeping alive the memory and spirit of the vocalist who starred with Black Sabbath, …

Carrie Underwood surprises military family

February 23, 2016,  has blogged 14881 posts

 (Reuters) Carrie Underwood treated a military family to a very special surprise on Monday night. Jonathon and Cara Martin thought they were just going to see the country super star play live at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia but little did they know Underwood had more in store for them. Underwood met with the …

Erin Andrews' lawyer describes shame, fear sportscaster felt over peeping Tom

February 23, 2016,  has blogged 14881 posts

An attorney for sportscaster and TV personality Erin Andrews told a jury Tuesday that Andrews felt horror, shame and humiliation when she discovered that someone had secretly filmed her nude and posted the video on the Internet. “She was so afraid,” attorney Randall Kinnard said in his opening statement in Andrews’ civil lawsuit against the hotel’s owner, its manager and the …

Spike Lee endorses Bernie Sanders: 'He will do the right thing'

February 23, 2016,  has blogged 14881 posts

Just days before the vital South Carolina primary, Spike Lee has publicly backed Sen. Bernie Sanders for President.  “Wake up!” says a radio spot released today from the “Do The Right Thing” director. “Wake up, South Carolina! This is your dude Spike Lee. And I know that you know the system is rigged. For too …

Holly Holm has no pity for Ronda Rousey's suicidal thoughts

February 23, 2016,  has blogged 14881 posts

Ronda Rousey’s troubling admission that she considered suicide after her loss to Holly Holm is drawing reactions from her competition. Holm, who put Rousey in that dark place with a stunning upset win last November, said she understands how Rousey felt, but could not relate to the feelings that she described. Before Holm moved over to …

This man is the coolest bookworm ever

February 23, 2016,  has blogged 14881 posts

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What does dying of 'natural causes' mean?

February 23, 2016,  has blogged 14881 posts

Story highlights A natural death means external factors, such as accident or homicide, were not involved Globally, most deaths are considered natural “Natural” is not a cause of death, but a manner of death (CNN)Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and author Harper Lee recently died of natural causes, according to most news reports. But what …

Is it a bird? Light aircraft revolution takes off

February 23, 2016,  has blogged 14881 posts

(CNN)Inside a hangar in the San Francisco Bay Area, a young French entrepreneur is busy readying a small, odd-looking, bubble-shaped aircraft. Not far away, on the way to Sacramento, less than 100 miles away, another start-up is rolling out the first serially produced units of a new concept of amphibious foldable aircraft so compact they …

Obama's plan to close Guantanamo

February 23, 2016,  has blogged 14881 posts

Story highlights President Barack Obama presents plan to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility on Tuesday Congress has passed laws preventing any prisoner transfers to the U.S. The U.S. military has said that it is legally prevented from transferring prisoners to the U.S. Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama said he would close the detention facility at …

Sandy Hook parents sue gun-maker

February 23, 2016,  has blogged 14881 posts

Story highlights Survivors of Sandy Hook shooting victims filed a lawsuit against gunmaker Remington The gunmaker says it has immunity because of a 2005 law (CNN)To hear Jackie Barden and David Wheeler describe their lives today is a master class in hope. On December 14, 2012, Barden’s youngest son, 7-year-old Daniel, and Wheeler’s son, 6-year-old …