Iran slams Saudi execution of dissident Shia cleric

January 2, 2016,  has blogged 14881 posts

Story highlights Nimr al-Nimr was an outspoken critic of the Saudi royal family He was arrested in 2012 following protests against the government (CNN)Saudi Arabia said Saturday it had executed 47 people in a single day, including a dissident Shiite cleric, Nimr al-Nimr, who had repeatedly spoken out against the government and the Saudi royal …

Skywriters: 'Trump is disgusting'

January 2, 2016,  has blogged 14881 posts

Story highlights Skywriters at Rose Parade: “America is great! Trump is disgusting,” It is not yet known who was behind the jab at the GOP front-runner (CNN)Skywriters stole the show at the 127th Rose Parade in California on Friday, dashing out a message for Donald Trump just as the last float left the gate. “America …

Al Qaeda affiliate 'using Trump to recruit'

January 2, 2016,  has blogged 14881 posts

Story highlights Video shows Ferguson police shootings, Malcolm X, and Donald Trump Trump has called for a ban on all Muslims traveling to the U.S. and surveillance on Muslim communities Hillary Clinton claimed earlier that Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric was being used by ISIS to recruit fighters The claim has not been proven (CNN)An al Qaeda …

Why Isn't Cheap Gas Helping To Boost The U.S. Economy?

January 2, 2016,  has blogged 14881 posts

For the past year or so, U.S. drivers have enjoyed low gas prices. That’s been particularly true over the past couple of months, as gas prices have dropped closer to $2.00 per gallon around the country. Lower gas prices put more money into consumers’ pockets, in theory allowing them to spend more on other things. …

Long-Range Electric VW 'Budd.e' Concept To Debut At CES (UPDATED)–Video

January 2, 2016,  has blogged 14881 posts

Long-Range Electric VW ‘Budd.e’ Concept To Debut At CES (UPDATED)–Video Email This Page Your email was sent successfully. Close Follow John [% } %] [% }); %] ]]> The rumor of an electric Volkswagen Bus concept to be shown at next month’s Consumer Electronics Show first appeared in September, just before the VW diesel emission …

Wife of missing Backroad Anthem singer says search area cut in half

January 2, 2016,  has blogged 14881 posts

The wife of Backroad Anthem singer Craig Strickland said Thursday the search area for her missing husband has been cut in half as authorities found footprints, paw prints and other marks on the boat Strickland, his friend and dog used on Sunday on their hunting trip. Helen Strickland offered the updates through Twitter. She also …

Happy New Year! See How Your Favorite Celebs Rang in 2016

January 1, 2016,  has blogged 14881 posts

Instagram From quiet nights in to an epic rager in Las Vegas, your favorite celebs rang in the new year in true high style. Kourtney Kardashian was feeling under the weather and had a little pajama party at home, but that didn’t stop her from getting a New Year’s kiss. She posted a photo on …

Jazz icon Natalie Cole, daughter of Nat 'King' Cole, dead at 65

January 1, 2016,  has blogged 14881 posts

Natalie Cole, the Grammy-winning daughter of Nat “King” Cole” who carried on her late father’s musical legacy and, through technology, shared a duet with him on “Unforgettable,” has died. She was 65. Natalie died Thursday evening at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles due to complications from ongoing health issues, her family said in a …

Why A 2015 BMW i3 REx Replaced My 2013 Chevy Volt: Electric-Car Evolution

January 1, 2016,  has blogged 14881 posts

Why A 2015 BMW i3 REx Replaced My 2013 Chevy Volt: Electric-Car Evolution Email This Page Your email was sent successfully. Close ]]> The car most comparable to the first Chevrolet Volt is the current BMW i3 fitted with the optional REx range-extending engine. Both cars run entirely in electric mode until their battery packs …

Jason Segel says he's 'not very uncomfortable' filming nude scenes

January 1, 2016,  has blogged 14881 posts

Being naked in front of the camera doesn’t seem to bother Jason Segel. In a new interview with Vulture, the 35-year-old actor opens up about the nude scenes he filmed for the 2008 comedy “Forgetting Sarah Marshall.” PHOTOS: Celebrities in Their Underwear “The full-frontal nudity? I thought that was hilarious,” Segel, who played Peter Bretter in the …

Wayne Rogers, Trapper John on 'M*A*S*H*,' dies at 82

January 1, 2016,  has blogged 14881 posts

LOS ANGELES –  Wayne Rogers, whose Trapper John McIntyre alongside Alan Alda’s Hawkeye Pierce brought mischief, martinis and meatball surgery to the masses in the 1970s every week on “M.A.S.H.,” has died. The actor was surrounded by family when he died Thursday in Los Angeles of complications from pneumonia at age 82, his publicist and …

Judge rules Bill Cosby's wife must give deposition in civil suit against husband

January 1, 2016,  has blogged 14881 posts

The wife of comedian Bill Cosby must give a deposition to lawyers representing seven of his alleged sexual assault victims, a federal judge ruled Thursday.  The Boston Globe reported that U.S. Magistrate Judge David Hennessy rejected Camille Cosby’s motion to quash a subpoena, saying in part that “Mrs. Cosby’s dual role as [Cosby]’s wife and …

Green Car Reports Year In Reverse: 2015's Five Biggest Stories

December 31, 2015,  has blogged 14881 posts

Follow John 2016 Nissan Leaf SL and 2016 Toyota Prius Three, Hudson Valley, NY, Dec 2015 Enlarge Photo At the end of every year, we look back to see which Green Car Reports stories proved most popular over the last 365 days. While we often focus on breaking news, certain stories–often guides and lists–get regular …

VW Buybacks, Hyundai Fuel-Cell SUV, Tesla Model S Refresh: Today's Car News

December 30, 2015,  has blogged 14881 posts

2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell at hydrogen fueling station, Fountain Valley, CA Enlarge Photo Today, we have the potential cost of Volkswagen diesel buybacks, a possible new Hyundai fuel-cell SUV, and a rumor that the Tesla Model S electric car is due for a redesign. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Check out …

Motörhead frontman Ian 'Lemmy' Kilmister dies at 70

December 29, 2015,  has blogged 14881 posts

Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister, frontman of the British heavy metal band Motörhead, has died at the age of 70, the band’s Facebook page announced Monday. “There is no easy way to say this,” Motörhead’s Facebook post said. “Our mighty, noble friend Lemmy passed away today after a short battle with an extremely aggressive cancer.” There is …

Adam McKay on ‘Big Short’ corruption: ‘It’s still happening’

December 28, 2015,  has blogged 14881 posts

Cast members Brad Pitt and Ryan Gosling pose on the red carpet at the premiere of “The Big Short” in New York November 23, 2015. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton – RTX1VIWN Adam McKay has gone from directing laffers like “Anchorman” and “Talladega Nights” to “The Big Short.” But as he explained to Variety, it’s not such a leap …