• 'Ice Road Truckers' Star Darrell Ward -- Dies in Plane Crash

    "Ice Road Truckers" star Darrell Ward died in a plane crash Sunday. Darrell had just left a truck show in Dallas where he met fans and friends, and was heading back to Missoula, MT to begin filming a pilot for his new documentary -- ironically and sadly about the recovery of plane wrecks. Darrell was flying with a co-pilot when their Cessna single engine plane crashed on approach near the Rock Creek exit of Interstate 90. The family said, "While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief. His manager and best friend M. Bob Stanton and long time friend Chuck Campbell are expected to make a lengthier statement shortly." He was 52

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  • 30-year-old Man Volunteers for the First Human Head Transplant in the World

    Last year famous Italian neuroscientist, Dr. Sergio Canavero, surprised the world when he decided to perform the first human head transplant in the world. He announced that this huge procedure will happen in December 2017. Canavero has recruited a head surgeon to lead this historical process. All of this may sound like something out of a science-fiction movie, but there is one man who is hoping that this operation will improve the quality of his life. A 30-year-old man from Russia, called Valery Spiridonov, is the first volunteer for the operation in the hope of living a normal life. Mr. Spiridonov is a computer scientist who suffers from very rare motor neuron disorder, better known as Werdnig-Hoffmann

    The Huffington Post
  • Dave Chappelle’s Rare NYC Gig- “Blacks Live Matter is the Worst Slogan I’ve Ever Heard”

    Dave Chappelle is hilarious of course, but he’s also contemplative. He’s up there for me with Jerry Seinfeld, unique in his ability to poke fun at himself, at ourselves, get a little ever so raunchy, and still be profound. So luckily I caught one of his rare gigs last night at the Cutting Room on East 32nd St. He was warming up for three nights this week at the much larger Gramercy Theater. But he’ll also be back at the Cutting Room Wednesday trying out new material before heading for London and show some shows abroad. His management asked the Cutting Room to keep the room small, so the famed venue closed the doors that separate the front room from the bar area. And Chappelle did a little over

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  • More than 300 reindeer killed by lightning in Norway

    More than 300 wild reindeer have been killed by lightning in southern Norway, officials said Monday, in the largest such incident known to date. The 323 reindeer, including 70 young, were found on Friday by a gamekeeper on the Hardangervidda plateau, a national park where Europe's largest herd of some 10,000 wild reindeer roam freely. The animals stay close together in bad weather and these ones were hit by lightning," an official from the Norwegian Environment Agency, Kjartan Knutsen, told AFP.

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  • Prosecutor: Man told 2-year-old to ‘put up his hands’ and fight before beating him to death

    The fight began with a mother and her boyfriend arguing over groceries. At some point, prosecutors in Camden County, N.J., say, the woman’s 2-year-old boy became upset that 24-year-old Zachary Tricoche had pushed his mother and began to cry, according to the Courier-Post. That’s when Tricoche attacked, prosecutors say, punching the 29-pound boy so hard that the toddler was launched into a wall, Camden County Assistant Prosecutor Christine Shah said at a court hearing last week, according to NJ.com. Then, Shah said, Tricoche instructed the 36-inch-tall toddler to “put his hands up,” meaning “that he should form a boxing stance to fight this full-grown man,” NJ.com reported. At that point, Tricoche

    Washington Post
  • She was the PTA mom everyone knew. Who would want to harm her?

    The cop wanted her car keys. Kelli Peters handed them over. She told herself she had nothing to fear, that all he’d find inside her PT Cruiser was beach sand, dog hair, maybe one of her daughter’s toys. They were outside Plaza Vista School in Irvine, where she had watched her daughter go from kindergarten to fifth grade, where any minute now the girl would be getting out of class to look for her. Parents had entrusted their own kids to Peters for years; she was the school’s PTA president and the heart of its after-school program. Now she watched as her ruin seemed to unfold before her. Watched as the cop emerged from her car holding a Ziploc bag of marijuana, 17 grams worth, plus a ceramic pot

    Los Angeles Times
  • Trevor Siemian is the unlikeliest of NFL starting quarterbacks

    Two weeks before the 2015 NFL draft, on a blustery mid-April morning, I sat across from Trevor Siemian in the lobby of McGaw Hall, just across the way from Northwestern University football’s ragged yet cozy home, Ryan Field. In his own monotone words, Siemian admitted to being a “fringe” NFL prospect. “I’m not Todd Gurley, who’s got a knee, but knows he’s gonna be going somewhere,” Siemian said.

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  • The Real Bob Ross: Meet The Meticulous Artist Behind Those Happy Trees

    We're not going to bury the lead here: Bob Ross' hair was actually straight. Just ask his longtime business partner Annette Kowalski, who knew Ross better than anyone - he had just gotten out of the Air Force, and was unsuccessfully trying to make a living as a painter, she says. "He got this bright idea that he could save money on haircuts. So he let his hair grow, he got a perm, and decided he would never need a haircut again," Kowalski explains. Before he could change it back, though, the perm became his company's logo - Ross hated it. "He could never, ever, ever change his hair, and he was so mad about that," Kowalski says. "He got tired of that curly hair." But viewers never got tired of

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  • After killing data plans just 2 weeks ago, T-Mobile already introduced a new data plan

    There's absolutely no question that T-Mobile has singlehandedly reshaped the wireless landscape in the United States over the past few years. Led by its outspoken CEO John Legere, the scrappy carrier has introduced a string of new initiatives that have left its larger rivals chasing it to compete. Is it working? T-Mobile is outgrowing all of its rivals, having even blown past Sprint recently to become the third-largest wireless carrier in America. Of course, there have been a few bumps along the road for T-Mobile, and its most recent one came just under two weeks ago when the carrier announced that it was killing off data plans by offering all users unlimited data with the new T-Mobile One plan . While the new plan is certainly a great deal for some subscribers, others complained that it would make their service far more expensive. What's more, many were troubled by missing features and pricey add-ons. So, despite having killed off data plans just two weeks ago, T-Mobile on Monday introduced a brand new data plan called T-Mobile One Plus. MUST SEE:  Apple’s new iPhone 7 is going to be SO much better than any Android phone… The T-Mobile One plan unveiled less than two weeks ago will eliminate data tiers in favor of one plan that includes unlimited data, voice and messaging. The first line costs $70 per month, the second is $50 and lines three through eight cost $20 each, as do tablets. Accounts can use up to 26GB of 4G LTE data per month before they are throttled (unless no one else is using the cell towers they connect to, in which case speeds aren't limited), but video streaming and mobile hotspot are limited right out of the gate each month unless the user pays additional fees. People complained about that particular part of the setup, so T-Mobile on Monday announced a new data plan option called T-Mobile One Plus. It's very similar to T-Mobile One, but it includes unlimited 4G LTE mobile hotspot usage, unlimited HD day passes (unlimited HD day passes will allow regular T-Mobile One plan holders to stream HD video for 24 hours, and they'll cost $3 per day), and data speeds that are twice as fast while roaming abroad. All that comes at an extra $25 per line. T-Mobile also announced a few changes to the standard T-Mobile One plan, which will now become available ahead of schedule on September 1st. On top of the aforementioned $3 unlimited HD day passes, T-Mobile said that mobile hotspot data will be available at 3G speeds instead of the even more painfully slow speeds that were initially announced. Day passes will be made available to T-Mobile One plan holders beginning sometime in October. As a reminder, current subscribers will not be forced to switch from existing plans to the new T-Mobile One or T-Mobile One Plus plans if they don't want to. New customers will be able to select the new T-Mobile One plan, the One Plus plan, or an older Simple Choice plan. Updated to clarify Simple Choice plans will remains available to new customers after One and One Plus plans launch, and to clarify T-Mobile's data throttling policy.

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