An 18-year-old man has been arrested in California in connection with an attack that left an elderly woman dead. Neven Glen Butler, a North Highlands resident, allegedly attacked an 86-year-old woman and a 61-year-old woman as they exercised on a school track early in the morning. According to investigators, the two friends were walking some distance apart when Butler jumped out from a hiding place and attacked the 61-year-old woman.
It’s a strange time in the sports media world after ESPN fired 100 employees on Wednesday. The massive staff chop spawned strong opinions about who did and did not deserve to remain at the network. Most of those predictably have come from your average Twitter troll - “You spilled Starbucks on yourself, Adam Schefter? Well at least you still have a job” - but some of have come from within the industry. Former Sports Illustrated writer Jeff Pearlman used Stephen A. Smith as the face of the problem with ESPN’s layoffs - and the industry as a whole. In an essay, which specifically noted it was not Smith’s “fault” that he is paid exponentially more than anyone who was fired this week, Pearlman decried
Jill Cummins says the girl was like a daughter to her.
Kimi Hamilton was travelling from Atlanta to Milwaukee on a Delta Air Lines plane when he urgently needed to use the toilet as take-off proceedings were underway. In fellow passenger Krista Rosolino's view, Hamilton's removal from the April 18 flight was an outrage and so was everyone else's forced exit from the plane when it returned to the gate in Atlanta. The Delta Air Lines quick-take on this incident is that federal law requires passengers to comply with crew instructions or run the risk of being seen as a security threat.
It used to be that you could put $1 million into an insured savings account and earn interest of about $50,000 a year. Today, the same $1 million would generate between $100 to $500 a year. For years now, real-estate investment trusts (REITs) have paid dividends that are 50 to 100 times what money market funds have paid. But many conservative investors have avoided REITs because of the risk that a sharp rise in interest rates might lead to capital losses. Sam Miklosko says the fear of sharply higher interest rates is overblown. Sam started his REIT Opportunity fund at Marketocracy in April, 2009. His returns have averaged 19.78% since then, which compares nicely to the S&P 500’s 15.69% return
He becomes "way too loving."