Ronda Rousey shoots down engagement rumors

January 26, 2016,  has blogged 13131 posts

Ronda Rousey had plenty of people talking about her relationship status recently when she sported some notable new bling. The 28-year-old UFC superstar was rocking a diamond ring on her left ring finger during promotion for her appearance on “Saturday Night Live” alongside Selena Gomez, causing speculation that Rousey could be engaged to fellow UFC …

Weather Channel's Nicholas Wiltgen committed suicide in parking garage accident

January 26, 2016,  has blogged 13131 posts

ATLANTA –  A meteorologist for The Weather Channel apparently committed suicide Sunday when his car crashed through an Atlanta parking garage wall and plowed into an adjacent hotel, injuring a worker there. Mark Guilbeau, senior investigator with the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office, said Wiltgen’s death was a suicide. The 39-year-old was pronounced dead after …

'Barney Miller,' 'Godfather' actor Abe Vigoda dies at 94

January 26, 2016,  has blogged 13131 posts

Character actor Abe Vigoda, whose leathery, sunken-eyed face made him ideal for playing the over-the-hill detective Phil Fish in the 1970s TV series “Barney Miller” and the doomed Mafia soldier in “The Godfather,” died Tuesday at age 94. Vigoda’s daughter, Carol Vigoda Fuchs, told The Associated Press that Vigoda died Tuesday morning in his sleep …

Active shooting reported at U.S. Naval center

January 26, 2016,  has blogged 13131 posts

(CNN)Gunfire was reported Tuesday morning at the Naval Medical Center San Diego, the Navy said, prompting the center to urge people to stay away as police responded. One witness reported hearing three gunshots in the basement of the center’s Building 26, a combination gym and barracks building, at about 8 a.m. PT (11 a.m. ET), …

Matthew Perry doesn't remember 3 years of 'Friends' because of drugs

January 26, 2016,  has blogged 13131 posts

‘Friends’ It’s hard to think about the hit ’90s show without singing the iconic theme song “I’ll Be There For You” by The Rembrandts. The popular show aired for 10 successful seasons, beginning in 1994, and made all of it’s six stars unforgettable.  Let’s take a look at where they are today and what happened …

Lena Headey: Cersei would be great on 'The Bachelor'

January 26, 2016,  has blogged 13131 posts

Jimmy Kimmel made the astute observation that Game of Thrones villain Cersei Lannister has a lot in common with the girls on The Bachelor: She has great hair, drinks a lot of wine, and relishes making cruel comments.  So when Lena Headey, the actress who plays her, stopped by the show Monday night, he gave …

Nine-month-old girl on verge of death — and aid isn't coming

January 26, 2016,  has blogged 13131 posts

Story highlights An aid convoy brought food and medicine to the Syrian town of Madaya 10 days ago, but people are still starving Activists say up to 10 people have died from malnutrition since the delivery; more than 20 died before it arrived Experts have repeatedly warned that residents will continue to starve unless consistent …

Trump hits new high in Republican field

January 26, 2016,  has blogged 13131 posts

Story highlights Trump tops 40% mark among Republican voters for the first time in CNN/ORC polling More than two-thirds say Trump is most likely to capture the nomination Washington (CNN)Donald Trump has hit a new high in the race for the Republican nomination, according to a new CNN/ORC Poll, with more than 4-in-10 Republican voters …

Pope meets Iran president at Vatican

January 26, 2016,  has blogged 13131 posts

Story highlights President Hassan Rouhani gives Pope Francis a Persian rug after 40-minute talk, Iranian media says The pair talk about “common spiritual values,” Iran’s nuclear deal and problems in the Middle East Both leaders could play a role in helping resolve Syria’s years-long civil war (CNN)The leader of the Roman Catholic Church and the …

Lifeguard forced to refuse migrant baby

January 26, 2016,  has blogged 13131 posts

Story highlights EU-based rescue workers say they cannot help those in Turkish waters Australian lifeguard says his team was helpless as 31 people drowned on far side of EU border ‘As a lifeguard, you want to help everyone,’ rescue worker says (CNN)On one recent and frightening day, two boats maneuvered close to each other in …

Chevy Bolt EV Vs Tesla, Diesel Sales, Electric Car Sharing: Today's Car News

January 26, 2016,  has blogged 13131 posts

Stephen Edelstein 206 views Jan 26, 2016 Morgan EV3 electric 3 Wheeler prototype Enlarge Photo Today, we look at whether the 2017 Chevroley Bolt EV is a Tesla competitor, a BMW executive says the Volkswagen emissions scandal will hurt all U.S. diesel sales, and WaiveCar launches ad-supported electric-car sharing in California. WaiveCar is an ad-supported …

Is Chevy Bolt EV's Main Mission To Marginalize Tesla Electric Cars?

January 26, 2016,  has blogged 13131 posts

Follow John The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV may be the most eagerly awaited electric car since the original Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt (plus everything Tesla). Its claimed 200-mile range and pre-incentive price of $37,500 will make it unique if it launches this December as expected. And there’s been much press coverage of whether or …

AMPAS explains diversity-related rules overhaul

January 26, 2016,  has blogged 13131 posts

Last week the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced sweeping changes to its voting and membership rules in direct response to fierce criticism over the near total lack of nonwhite Oscar nominees for the second year in a row. Designed to increase diversity among its membership as well as ensure voting members are …

Anna Faris doubts Chris Pratt can keep hunting resolution

January 26, 2016,  has blogged 13131 posts

Anna Faris’ Seattle Seahawks may not be going to the Super Bowl this year, but that doesn’t mean the “Mom” star isn’t gearing up for the big game. “The Panthers, you know, they have been amazing, and I’m rooting for them,” said Faris, who is teaming with Lays chips for the Super Bowl. “They’re a …

Eccentric British Maker Morgan To Add Hybrids To All Models

January 26, 2016,  has blogged 13131 posts

Among carmakers, Morgan isn’t exactly known for adopting the latest trends. The century-old British firm is known for building sports cars nearly identical to the ones it made before World War II–right down to the wood used in the construction of certain models. But even Morgan is embracing the modern trend toward hybrid and electric …

When Electric-Car Incentives Return: British Columbia Case Study

January 26, 2016,  has blogged 13131 posts

Bourgeois Chevrolet, Rawdon, Quebec, Canada [photo: RoulezElectrique.com] Enlarge Photo Christmas came in April last year for plug-in electric vehicle proponents in British Columbia, Canada, when the provincial government reinstated its Clean Energy Vehicle purchase-incentive program. Purchase rebates for B.C. buyers of plug-in electric vehicles had ended in February 2014, when the program’s funding allocated was …

BMW Admits VW Emission Scandal Hurts All Diesel Sales In U.S.

January 26, 2016,  has blogged 13131 posts

With the revelation that it cheated on emissions tests using “defeat device” software, Volkswagen has gone from one of the biggest proponents of diesel cars in the U.S. to not currently being able to sell a single one. The company issued a stop-sale order for all new and certified pre-owned diesels in the U.S., and …

U.S. digs out from massive blizzard with 'record' snow

January 25, 2016,  has blogged 13131 posts

Story highlights Meteorologist says refreezing is likely in states that saw snowfall The Long Island Rail Road will reopen tracks servicing about 80% of riders Federal offices in Washington remain closed as storm cleanup continues (CNN)Icy roads, snow-covered runways and blocked train tracks threaten to snarl morning travel in many East Coast cities on Monday, …

Ta-Nehisi Coates' flawed attack on Bernie Sanders

January 25, 2016,  has blogged 13131 posts

Story highlights The case for new reparations to African-Americans is weak, says John McWhorter Ta-Nehisi Coates is making a mistake blaming Bernie Sanders for opposing the idea, McWhorter says John McWhorter teaches linguistics, American studies, philosophy and music history at Columbia University and is the author of “The Language Hoax: Why the World Looks the …

After nuclear deal, what to do about Iran?

January 25, 2016,  has blogged 13131 posts

Story highlights Whether the nuclear agreement with Iran is good or bad, time will tell Frida Ghitis: Preventing mischief by Iran should become the guiding principal going forward Frida Ghitis is a world affairs columnist for The Miami Herald and World Politics Review, and a former CNN producer and correspondent. Follow her @FridaGhitis. The opinions …