A father drove his car over an opening drawbridge in a death-defying stunt to avoid plunging into the water below. Terence Naphys was crossing New Jersey's Middle Thorofare Bridge with his family when its steel ramp began to lift beneath them. Mr Naphys was reportedly already near the centre of the bridge and was forced to accelerate his Toyota RAV 4 to jump the 6ft gap out of fear the car would fall 65ft into the deep bay below.
Let's be honest: at this point, we're all pretty accustomed to President Donald Trump's early morning tweets. But the president's attempts at being more professional on the social media platform were set on fire on Aug. 15 by two ill-advised retweets that put into question all of the motives behind Trump's silence on Charlottesville, VA. While both retweets were later removed from the @realDonaldTrump feed, reporters across the country started their day with a frankly terrifying look inside the president's thought process. The first accidental retweet was not as damning as the second but still bizarre in its own right as it was of a response to a Fox & Friends story about Trump pardoning former
Yhoana Arteaga was found bludgeoned to death in her family's mobile home with her clothing "in disarray", police said. There was no evidence of forced entry to the trailer in Nashville, Tennessee. The girl had suffered blunt force trauma to her body, police spokesman Don Aaron told a press conference.
Customers and employees of Joe’s Crab Shack were stunned this week to discover the restaurants closed with no warning. According to The Daily Mail, several Joe’s Crab Shack employees reported showing up to work to find the doors locked and paper signs posted in the windows indicating the restaurant was closed permanently. The sign in the door notified the surprised guests that the restaurant had been closed. At its peak in 2014, Joe’s Crab Shack operated 139 locations.
A flight attendant overheard a conversation between the family members and removed them from the aircraft because she felt "threatened."
Basketball superstar Charles Barkley called pushing for the removal of Confederate statues "wasted energy." "I'm not going to waste my time screaming at a neo-Nazi who's gonna hate me no matter what," the NBA Hall of Famer told WRBC-TV in Birmingham, Alabama. “I’m 54 years old,” Barkley said. “I’ve never thought about those statues a day in my life. I think if you ask most black people, to be honest, they ain’t thought a day in their life about those stupid statues.” Barkley has not minced words when pointing out what he sees as his black community's problems, such as last year when he spoke about violence against cops. “The cops have made some mistakes. Black people have made some mistakes,”
Missouri Governor Eric Greitens on Friday demanded the removal of a state senator who called for President Trump's assassination in a now-deleted Facebook post. Sen. Maria Chapelle-Nadal, a Democrat, wrote on her personal Facebook page Thursday, "I hope Trump is assassinated!" She later deleted the post. Chapelle-Nadal has balked at calls for her resignation.