• Celebrity
    Associated Press

    Pilot of Bryant helicopter tried to avoid heavy fog

    The veteran pilot whose helicopter plunged into a Los Angeles-area hillside, killing NBA superstar Kobe Bryant and eight others, had tried to avoid fog so heavy that it had grounded police choppers, authorities said. The Los Angeles County coroner's office, meanwhile, said Tuesday that all nine bodies have been recovered, and it is working to identify them. While the investigation into the cause of the wreck was just beginning, experts and armchair pilots alike flooded social media and the airwaves with speculation, some of them suggesting that the pilot had become disoriented in the dense fog that had settled along part of the flight path.

  • Politics
    HuffPost

    New York Daily News Hits Mitch McConnell With A Yellow-Bellied Cover Nickname

    The newspaper bashed “Midnight Mitch” for obstructing witnesses in Donald Trump’s Senate impeachment trial.

  • U.S.
    Associated Press

    Lawyers ask parole board to spare condemned man's life

    Donnie Cleveland Lance, 66, is scheduled to receive a lethal injection Wednesday. The board on Monday declassified a clemency application filed by Lance's lawyers. Stephanie Lance Cape and Jessie Lance, the now-adult children of Donnie and Joy Lance, have submitted a letter to the parole board and plan to ask for mercy at Tuesday's hearing.

  • World
    Yahoo News UK

    KFC branch serves customers through wire fence after months of fights and attacks on staff

    The fast food giant’s restaurant in Chelmsley, Birmingham, has been blighted by violent incidents, with fights regularly breaking out and a woman even vaulting the counter to assault an employee.

  • Business
    Reuters

    New York, FTC sue 'pharma bro' Shkreli, others over Daraprim price hikes

    Martin Shkreli, the "pharma bro" in prison for defrauding investors, faces a lawsuit filed by the Federal Trade Commission and New York attorney general's office for an alleged scheme to preserve his monopoly for the drug Daraprim, whose price increased by more than 4,000% in one day. The lawsuit accuses a company that Shkreli once ran of buying the rights in 2015 to Daraprim, which is used to treat toxoplasmosis - a disease resulting from infection with a parasite - and quickly raising the price from $17.50 (13.3 pounds) per tablet to $750 (571 pounds) while taking steps to ensure there would not be a cheaper generic version of the medicine. The company named is Vyera Pharmaceuticals, formerly Turing Pharmaceuticals, which was headed by Shkreli.

  • Business
    Bloomberg

    GM’s Detroit Plant Going All-Electric Starting Next Year

    (Bloomberg) -- General Motors Co. affirmed plans to build electric pickups and SUVs at its Detroit-Hamtramck plant and scheduled the start of production for late next year.Output of electric Cruise Origin driverless vehicles will follow soon after the initial pickups roll off the line, GM said in a statement Monday. The automaker committed to investing $2.2 billion in the factory as part of the labor agreement reached last year with the United Auto Workers union.GM’s investment -- which will include another $800 million on supplier tooling and projects related to the trucks -- saves a factory that was marked for closure over a year ago. Detroit-Hamtramck will become GM’s second plant in Michigan making plug-in models as Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra bets on demand for electric vehicles that only Tesla Inc. has sold in significant volume thus far.“It’s not if, it’s when,” GM President Mark Reuss said of EVs catching on with consumers. “Nothing happens by turning on a light switch, making vehicles and seeing consumers adopt them. But the turning point is now and we have to plan for adoption.”Once fully operational, the Detroit-Hamtramck plant will employ 2,200 workers, according to GM. The automaker plans to build a family of EVs at the factory, including a Hummer truck that will be sold by GMC dealers, people familiar with the matter said earlier this month. The company also will assemble a family of electric crossovers and cars at its Orion plant north of Detroit.For the 800 union members working at Detroit-Hamtramck, the investment is a sigh of relief, said Mike Plater, chairman of UAW Local 22, which represents employees at the plant.“They were very serious about closing it,” Plater said of GM. “It was difficult getting this investment.”(Updates with executive’s comment in the fourth paragraph)To contact the reporter on this story: David Welch in Southfield at dwelch12@bloomberg.netTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Craig Trudell at ctrudell1@bloomberg.netFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.