• Carolyn Hax: She’s mad we went 50-50 on vacation expenses

    DEAR CAROLYN:  My girlfriend and I just went on our first vacation together. I thought it went well, but after we were home she told me she felt I had been cheap because I wanted to split all costs 50-50.I think cheap would be trying to get away with paying less than half. I’m concerned that she and I have fundamentally different attitudes toward money, and also that we have fundamentally different attitudes toward communication, as I think she should have spoken up when I first proposed splitting 50-50, not waited until after the vacation was over. Do you think this is a major problem? We have talked about marriage, and now I’m starting to think we’re not as compatible as I thought we were.

  • School shooter’s brother committed to mental facility

    The younger brother of deranged school shooter Nikolas Cruz was committed to a mental health facility, according to reports. Authorities removed someone Friday from the home of Roxanne Deschamps, a longtime family friend of the Cruz brothers who took them in after their adoptive mother died of pneumonia in November, The Palm Beach Post reported. A friend of Deschamps confirmed Zachary Cruz, who turns 18 next week, was the person removed from the home. The younger Cruz brother was involuntarily committed under Florida’s Baker Act, under which he can be held involuntarily for up to 12 hours for an involuntary psychiatric exam. It’s unclear if he’s been released. Nikolas Cruz left Deschamps’ Lantana,

  • Hillary Scott's Twins Meet 'Uncle' Charles Kelley, We Say 'Aww!'

    Lady Antebellum singer Hillary Scott invited her bandmate, Charles Kelley, and his wife and son over to meet her new twins, and the resulting picture is one that just brings a smile to your face. Scott turned to Instagram on Saturday (Feb. 17) to share an adorable black and white shot of Kelley holding her daughters, Betsy and Emory, on either arm, beaming into the camera. "Meeting their uncle @charleskelley aunt @cassiemkelley and Ward today sure was special!" she writes to accompany the photo. Country Music Babies Born in 2017 It turns out that they've already met Dave Haywood and his brood. "Dave, Kelli and Lillie came by 10 days ago and of course this tired Mama didn’t get a decent picture

  • Florida school shooting: 15-year-old student 'died holding door open for others to escape'

    A teenager killed in the Florida high school shooting held the door open for classmates to escape the gunman before he died, the victim's family said. Peter Wang was one of 17 people - including 14 students - shot dead by former pupil Nikolas Cruz at Marjory Stoneman Douglas School in the city of Parkland on Wednesday, police said. The 15-year-old’s cousin, Aaron Chen, told The Miami Herald Peter was last seen holding a door open for terrified schoolchildren.

  • Entire family kicked off 'cruise from hell' in Australia after mass brawl

    An entire family were removed from a ten-day cruise in the South Pacific after a mass brawl and accusations of repeated intimidating behaviour towards other passengers.   Footage captured the Carnival Legend ship’s crew and security personnel attempting to break up a chaotic fight between several passengers at around 12.45am on Friday morning. It is unclear what prompted the scuffle, with members of staff in the video seen attempting to stop passengers from recording the the incident.   Carnival Cruise Lines confirmed a large family group had been involved “in violent and disruptive acts”, forcing the ship destined for Melbourne to make an unscheduled stop in New South Wales so 23 passengers could be removed. Passengers described it as a “cruise from hell”, with some left afraid to leave their cabins and reports of up to 30 people being injured on board. One passenger described it as a “bloodbath” and told 9NEWS that threats were made to stab and throw people overboard. “We are so scared after witnessing a traumatic experience yet again with the same offenders,” he said before the group were removed. “We will not be leaving our cabins and are truly scared for our safety and what could happen next.” The family was removed from the ten-day cruise in the South Pacific after the brawl Credit: 9 News Another passenger, Kellie Peterson, told 3AW the group were “looking for trouble from the minute they got on the ship”. “My husband said to take it away, because there’s kids here, and five of them surrounded my husband,” she said. She added there were “people walking around with cut heads and hands” with “bandages everywhere” following the disruption. “Fights have been going on for a few days now,” she said. “We're scared. We've been told to watch our backs by this group so we're scared to go anywhere alone in the ship. “We can't wait to get off.” Ugly scenes on a cruise ship off the Eden coast has seen a family removed after they were allegedly involved in several violent clashes. #7Newspic.twitter.com/m9WdNMMx7c- 7 News Sydney (@7NewsSydney) February 16, 2018 A 21-year-old female passenger said a friend was “subjected to a large violent outburst” by the group after he accidentally brushed past a member of the family. “He was essentially thrown to the ground, it was completely unprovoked," she told The Age. “They had him by the neck and they were punching and kicking him.” Some members of the family were removed from the cruise by New South Wales Police after the ship’s captain refused to take them any further. Jennifer Vandekreeke, Carnival Cruise Line’s vice-president, said the decision to remove an entire family was “unprecedented”. Carnival Cruise Line said in a statement that safety is its “number one priority”, adding they take a “zero tolerance approach to excessive behaviour that affects other guests”. “We are confident that this strong action has addressed the disruption on-board Carnival Legend and enabled our remaining guests to properly enjoy the closing stages of their holiday,” added Ms Vandekreeke. “These events are completely isolated to this family group and out of character with the experience on-board Carnival Legend. We are also initiating a full internal investigation into what occurred.”