“I’ve been very happy here,” Mary Phillips told KRON 4. Protesters gathered Wednesday at the offices of the building's owners, Urban Green Investments, in support of Phillips. Urban Green did not respond to a request for comments from local media either this week or last year, when the evictions also made headlines.
VizMedia, which produces Japanese animated DVDs such as the "Bleach" and "Naruto" series that are distributed by Warner Bros., has noticed customers posting complaints on Facebook about their inability to pre-order upcoming titles from Amazon. "Our products are distributed by Warner Brothers, and currently they're in contract negotiations with Amazon. Pre-orders are disabled while that goes on, but we're hoping it will be resolved soon," VizMedia stated on May 29.
Hedy Chen says she ordered coffee from the drive-through at one of the burger chain's Oakland locations on April 1, 2013, but it was given to her in a cup without a protective sleeve, according to SFGate.com. "It's just scalding," her attorney, Kirk Boyd, was quoted as saying. Become a founding member of HuffPost Plus today.
Passengers on a Delta jet had a few scary moments on Wednesday evening when the plane was forced to make an emergency landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, and ended up in the grass. Delta Flight 886 from Atlanta was bound for New York's LaGuardia Airport when it reported low hydraulic pressure, local media reported. The plane was then diverted to JFK for its longer runway, CBS New York reported.
Then ThinkGeek has the answer for you: The Mr. Beard Beard Machine. Similar to a K-cup coffee machine, the Mr. Beard uses "B-cups." Pop one into the device, stick your face in and you could have your very own Fu Manchu, Freddie Mercury or Handlebar in about a minute. In case it's not obvious, Mr. Beard is an April Fools' Day prank, and it's not the only one from ThinkGeek.
"The insiders are able to move faster than you," Lewis said on "60 Minutes" on Sunday night. "One hedge fund manager said, 'I was running a hedge fund that was $9 billion and that we figured that the, just our inability to, to make the trades the market said we should be able to make was costing us $300 million a year.' That was $300 million a year in someone else's pocket," Lewis said.
A giant fish tank at the T-Rex Cafe in Orlando's Downtown Disney area cracked open Monday afternoon, sending diners scrambling from their seats and workers rushing to save the fish. "The staff -- they were doing the best job that they could," witness Kate Wallace told the Orlando Sentinel. "Was just at T-Rex in Downtown Disney just now and the glass to a giant fish tank just cracked and water started pouring out," another witness, Michael Pappas, posted on Facebook.
Pedro Quezada won the Powerball prize last year, which came out to $152 million after taxes and opting for the lump-sum payment. Quezada and Sanchez were partners for nearly 10 years, had a child together and ran a grocery store in Passaic, N.J. But after the big win, the two had an even bigger falling out. Become a founding member of HuffPost Plus today.
Meet the only car that that can pass the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. The Hennessey Venom GT broke the speed record for a production car, hitting 270.49 mph earlier this month during a run on the former space shuttle landing strip at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. “If we could run on an 8-mile oval we could go faster than that," driver Brian Smith was quoted as saying in a new release.
A California writer received a highly unusual credit card offer from Bank of America this week: It was addressed to “Lisa is a Slut McIntire. While "Lisa" is her first name and "McIntire" is indeed her last, the "Is a Slut" part appeared to have been added by Bank of America, so she called out for help on Twitter: After a series of Tweets, Bank of America apologized: Apparently, McIntire's name had been changed in the database of the Golden Key International Honour Society, of which she's a member. The Society partnered with the bank on the credit card offer, shared the names in its database with the bank, and McIntire received the unusual (not to mention offensive) mailing.