Sunday, July 31, 2011

Leanne Suter TV Reporter, Shot With BB Gun On Live TV

Leanne Suter, a reporter for KABC-TV 7 in Los Angeles, was shot in the hand by a pellet from a BB gun on Saturday evening while giving a live news report.

Suter and her photographer came under fire during the 6 p.m. newscast, although Suter was the only one hit, according to ABC News. She was treated at a nearby hospital and released without serious injury.


The Associated Press reports that two boys, ages 16 and 17, were arrested in connection with the incident. According to the report from ABC News (available below), police found multiple BB guns at a residence in the area.

Earlier this week, a Fox reporter in Philadelphia was attacked while giving a live report.

UPDATE: 4:30 p.m. EDT

Buzzfeed has posted a video of the live broadcast during which Suter was shot with the BB gun. At 11 seconds, she can be heard saying, "Look at the blood," according to the New York Daily News.

Strikeforce: Fedor vs Henderson

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Guyana Plane Crash

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- Flight 523 from New York had just touched down and passengers were applauding the pilot's landing in the South American country Saturday when something suddenly went wrong.

The Boeing 737-800 slid off the end of a rainy runway, crashed through a chain-link fence and broke in half just short of a deep ravine. Yet all 163 people on board survived.

Officials were starting to probe the cause of the crash even as they marveled at the lack of fatalities.

"We must be the luckiest country and luckiest set of people in the world to escape so lightly," said Health Minister Leslie Ramsammy, who said more than 30 people were taken to the hospital. Only three of those had to be admitted for a broken leg, bumps, cuts and bruises.

The Caribbean Airlines plane had left John F. Kennedy International Airport Friday evening and made a stop in Trinidad before landing in Guyana. The airline said it was carrying 157 passengers and six crew members.

Geeta Ramsingh, 41, of Philadelphia, recalled how applause at the arrival quickly "turned to screams."

"The plane sped up as if attempting to take off again. It is then that I smelled gas in the cabin and people started to shout and holler," she said.

When the plane crumpled to a stop, Ramsingh said she hopped onto the wing and then onto the dirt road outside the runway fence.

"A fellow who was trying to escape as well mistakenly jumped on my back and that is why my knees are bruised," she said. "So I am in pain, but very thankful to be alive."
Nobody had yet showed up to rescue her, "but a taxi driver appeared from nowhere and charged me $20 to take me to the terminal. I had to pay, but in times of emergencies, you don't charge people for a ride," she said, sitting on a chair in the arrival area surrounded by relatives. She was returning to her native country for only the second time in 30 years.

Adis Cambridge, 42, of Guyana, said she felt the thump of a hard landing but did not think much of it until seconds later.

"I realized that everything was on top of me, people and bags. I was the second to last person to get off that plane in the dark," she said, surrounded by her two young children who had come to the airport to meet her after a brief holiday in the U.S.

"I hit my head on the roof. It was so scary," she said, and described jumping from the wing to the dirt road below as crews with flashlights and beams from fire engines searched for passengers.

"I thought I would have died. I just started to cry," she said.

The plane came to rest off the end of the 7,400-foot (2,200-meter) runway at Cheddi Jagan International. Authorities struggled at first to remove passengers without adequate field lights and other emergency equipment.

The plane stopped a little short of a 200-foot (60-meter) ravine that could have resulted in dozens of fatalities, said President Bharrat Jagdeo.

"We are very, very grateful that more people were not injured," said Jagdeo, who came to the crash site before dawn.

George Nicholas, Caribbean Airlines chairman, told reporters that officials with the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board are scheduled to arrive Sunday in Guyana to take over the investigation. He said investigators from Guyana and Trinidad, the airline's base, will help.

He said the airline is arranging for counselors to meet with passengers.

Authorities temporarily closed the Guyana airport, leaving hundreds of passengers stranded and delaying dozens of flights. The main terminal reopened late Saturday morning to only a couple of small planes, including a LIAT airline bound for Barbados, said Orin Walton, a local representative for the Antigua-based carrier.

The crash of Flight 523 is the worst in recent history in Guyana, and only one of the few serious incidents involving the Trinidad-based airline. It is the single largest carrier in the region, operating at least five daily flights.

Barcelona vs Manchester United 1 - 2

Highlights Result Score Barcelona 1-2 Manchester United

Detail Match
World Football Challenge
FC Barcelona vs Manchester United
Start Time 23:00 GMT / 07:00 PM ET
Saturday, 30Th July 2011
Venue : FedExField, Landover, MD

FC Barcelona vs Manchester United Preview Match :
Barcelona pre-season tour in the United States is set to start Saturday 30-7-2011 as they take on Manchester United in their friendly match first on U.S. soil since 2009. Barcelona vs Man Utd will take place on Saturday at FedEx Field in Landover sold, Md. This game is a pre-season friendly match of the most anticipated because it is a rematch of Barcelona's Champions League final 3-1 win.

FC Barcelona: Thiago Alcántara

The 20-year-old, Italian-born son of former Brazilian midfielder Mazinho has been in the Barcelona system since he was 14 and his star rose in Munich, where he notched three goals in two matches. The Spanish Under-21 international’s vision, skill, change of pace and finishing ability indicate that Xavi and Andrés Iniesta may already have a potential successor.

Manchester United: Michael Carrick

A fixture in central midfield for the Red Devils, his contribution will be critical as Manchester United aim to wrest control of the possession game away from the team that holds the ball better than any in the world. Although he’s expected to be more active in a defensive role, his ability to keep the ball moving for his team will be paramount if United are to earn a result.

Match schedule Barcelona today and next day

Match day 1 FC Barcelona vs. Manchester United will be held on 7/30/11 at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland.

Match day 2 FC Barcelona vs. CD Guadalajara will be held on 8/3/11 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida.

Match day 3 FC Barcelona vs. Club América will be held on 8/6/11 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Highlights Goals Video Barcelona vs Manchester United

Barcelona Vs Manchester United 1-2 All Goals & Full Highlights (World Football Challenge) 30/07/2011

Friday, July 29, 2011

Hideki Irabu Dead

Former New York Yankees pitcher Hideki Irabu was reportedly found dead on Wednesday at his home in California, Japanese site reports.

Los Angeles Country Coroner Ed Winter confirmed Irabu's death.

Suicide is suspected.

Hardball Talk was the first to post the report in English.

Irabu joined the Yankees in 1997 and also played for the Texas Rangers and Montreal Expos.

He finished his career after six years with a 34-35 record and 5.15 ERA.

UPDATE: According to the Associated Press, the 42-year-old died of an apparent suicide. Other details have not been released.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Neymar Goal Video

Neymar Goal Video: Star Brazilian Forward Scores Amazing Goal For Santos Against Flamengo

With each passing goal Neymar scores, it becomes more and more apparent why top European clubs like Chelsea and Real Madrid are interested in signing the 19-year-old Brazilian forward.

But even for a highlight reel as impressive as his, the goal scored by the one-named wonder-teen for Santos against Flamengo on Wednesday night could go down as one of his finest ever. (Even if Flamengo won the match, 5-4.)

It isn't just the fact that he beats no fewer than five defenders on a lengthy run that takes him from the touchline close to midfield all the way into the opponent's penalty area. It's the extremely rare combination of skill and creativity he shows. Neymar splits two defenders, uses a lengthy wall pass to beat another, does a drag-over-flick move to beat another, and then scores with an outside-foot chip, just over the oncoming goalkeeper.

It's enough to make a spectator dizzy. So imagine how the defenders felt.

Watch the clip above and acquaint yourself with one of the most talented players on the planet right now.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011



Jesse James' ex Janine Lindemulder was just arrested at her home in Texas -- two days after a judge awarded him full custody of their daughter ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... Janine was arrested for harassment. You may recall ... Janine had been arrested for harassment earlier this year, and when she bailed out the judge ordered her not to harass or annoy Jesse.

We're told in the last few days she's called him more than 25 times, and that was enough for cops to get a harassment warrant, and that's why she was taken to the pokey.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

U.S. Olympic Skier Commits Suicide In Utah

Jeret "Speedy" Peterson -- who won a silver medal for freestyle skiing for the U.S. in 2010 -- has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Utah ... officials have confirmed
Salt Lake County Unified Police told KTVB ... Peterson called cops to tell them where he was before he shot himself. His body was discovered late Monday night.

Peterson was arrested last week in Idaho for speeding and DUI.

Jeret was a 3-time Olympian -- competing in 2002, 2006 and 2010 in Vancouver.

He was 29-years old.

Jeret was famous for his sick signature move called "the Hurricane" -- 3 somersaults and 5 twists

Monday, July 25, 2011

John Boehner Debt Ceiling Plan

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a blunt challenge to President Barack Obama, House Republicans drafted legislation Monday to avert a potentially devastating Aug. 2 government default – but along lines the White House has already dismissed. U.S. and world financial markets shrugged off the uncertainty.

"This is a city where compromise is becoming a dirty word," Obama lamented as congressional leaders groped for a way out of a looming crisis.

In stinging remarks a short while later on the Senate floor, the Republican leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, urged the president to reconsider his position rather "than veto the country into default."

According to a GOP aide familiar with the emerging House bill, it would provide for an immediate $1 trillion increase in the government's $14.3 trillion debt limit in exchange for $1.2 trillion in cuts in federal spending.

The measure also envisions Congress approving a second round of spending cuts of $1.8 trillion or more in 2012, passage of which would trigger an additional $1.6 trillion in increased borrowing authority.

White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer called the proposal "not a serious attempt to avert default because it has no chance of passing the Senate."

While the bill marked a retreat from legislation that conservatives muscled through the House last week, the two-step approach runs afoul of Obama's insistence that lawmakers solve the current crisis in a way that avoids a politically charged rerun next year in the middle of the 2012 election campaign.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

M.I.A. Releases 27 In Honor Of Amy Winehouse

M.I.A. released an unfinished demo via Twitter early this morning titled "27," which we caught wind of via Disco Naivete. Complete with lyrics on her Soundcloud site, the artist left a note dedicating it "to all my friends who died at 27."
27 is the age that has taken many an artist from us, including Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and now, Amy Winehouse.

27 by _M_I_A_

Kristin Cavallari, Jay Cutler Call Off Engagement

MTV reality star Kristin Cavallari and Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler have called off their engagement, according to published reports.
Cutler proposed to the Laguna Beach and The Hills star in April as they vacationed in Mexico. The couple, who had been dating since last fall, were said to be planning a spring wedding.
As recently as last week Cavallari tweeted about her recent engagement party.
"Thx to all my amazing friends for making my engagement party a blast last night!" she wrote.
The couple also had recently completed their wedding registry.
People reported that the break-up came as a shock to Cavallari, who had planned to move to Chicago for the upcoming football season.
Cavallari rose to fame in reality TV but has since dabbled in acting with appearances in ABC's The Middle and CBS' CSI: NY.
Cutler spent three seasons with the Denver Broncos after the 2006 NFL draft before being traded to the Bears in 2009.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Amy Winehouse Singer Found Dead

Troubled, Grammy-winning singer Amy Winehouse has been found dead in her North London home, Sky News is reporting. The Daily Mail reports that police have confirmed the passing.

In a statement, the London Metropolitan Police said, "Police were called by London Ambulance Service to an address in Camden Square NW1 shortly before 16.05hrs today, Saturday 23 July, following reports of a woman found deceased. On arrival officers found the body of a 27-year-old female who was pronounced dead at the scene. Enquiries continue into the circumstances of the death. At this early stage it is being treated as unexplained."

A suspected drug overdose took the life of the singer, Nick Buckley of the Sunday Mirror tweeted.

She's battled drug addiction for years, having most recently checked back into rehabilitation in May.

Winehouse entered treatment in late 2007 for drug problems, including admitted heroin use.

Earlier in the day, Tim Gatt of Sky News tweeted a statement from her manager saying that she was canceling upcoming performances, writing, "Amy Winehouse is withdrawing from all scheduled performances. Everyone involved wishes to do everything they can to help her return to her best and she will be given as long as it takes for this to happen."

Chicago Fire 1 – 3 Manchester United

Chicago Fire 1-0 Man United (Gibbs)

Steve Francis Accused of Sexual Assault

Former NBA star Steve Francis is being accused of sexual assaulting a woman in Texas last year ... TMZ has learned.

According to the police report, obtained by TMZ, Francis allegedly "groped" a 20-year-old woman through her clothing in May 2010 ... and the woman immediately went to the cops to file a complaint.

The alleged victim tells TMZ ... she is a singer who was signed to Steve's record label and on the day of the alleged incident, she had met Steve at an office to discuss her contract.

The woman, Shauna Simien, tells us the "groping" while the two were talking outside, when Francis reached down and grabbed her between the legs.

Simien claims she screamed for him to stop -- and that's when a few of her friends, whom she brought along for protection, rushed over to break things up.

Despite the fact Simien filed her police report more than a YEAR ago, law enforcement sources tell TMZ the case is still open and no charges have been filed. Simien says she is frustrated the case has not progressed and is considering a lawsuit against the District Attorney's office.

We placed several calls to Francis, his record label and his management company -- so far, no official comment.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Oslo Blast Hits Completed Footage Full Video

At least seven people were killed and 15 injured in the bomb blast, the nation’s worst attack since World War II.

Police Inspector Bjoern Erik Sem-Jacobsen said a suspect in the shooting has been arrested. He said the gunman, who was dressed as a police officer, pulled out a gun and started firing into the crowd of youths. There were unconfirmed reports that five people were wounded in that shooting.