Thousands of confused passengers desperate to get out, reports of a gunman on the loose, and no word from officials. A report from the scene at Los Angeles International Airport.
“Is he captured?”Those were the first words I heard while disembarking Delta Flight 120 from New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport into Los Angeles International Airport. My flight touched down at 9:53 a.m. PST, and by 10:03 a.m. PST, we had arrived at our gate at Terminal 5.“Is he captured?” a distraught passenger asked a Delta airline official as we exited the aircraft.“I’m not sure, sir,” she replied. “We’ve been told that all arriving passengers should be on alert.
Obama said Iraq could stand on its own after the last U.S. soldiers left in 2011. Now Iraq’s leader wants help to defeat the Qaeda affiliate that has grown strong in America’s absence.
The leader of Iraq, who publicly endorsed the exit of American troops from his country two years ago, will now be asking President Obama to help him defeat al-Qaeda’s affiliate, which has seen a resurgence in Iraq since America’s withdrawal at the end of 2011.Al-Qaida in Iraq, now called the Islamic State of Iraq in the Levant, has resurrected itself in the last year, culminating this summer in a daring jailbreak from Abu-Ghraib prison that freed dozens of Qaeda leaders.
Red Sox slugger David Ortiz clobbered the ball this October. We break down his historic World Series statistics.
In the sixth inning of game four, the Boston Red Sox down 2-1 in the series and tied 1-1 on the night, David Ortiz gave a speech in the dugout. Big Papi wasn’t ready to lose just yet.“We don’t get here every day. Let’s fucking relax and play the game the way we know how. We better than this shit right here. Let’s loosen up. Let’s play the game we do.”One player said it was as if 24 kindergartners—with beards, mind you—were inspired by a wise teacher.
When Suzanne Somers called Obamacare a socialized ponzi scheme, critics swiftly ripped apart her argument. In an email to The Daily Beast, she defends her assertions.
Suzanne Somers, the loveable darling of TV’s Three’s Company and more recently, a controversial advocate for alternative medicine, got a lot of flack about her Wall Street Journal column published Monday denouncing The Affordable Care Act as “socialized medicine.” The Journal offered a lengthy correction of her most egregious errors, but even that couldn’t stop the pile-on from reporters criticizing her numerous, dubious claims about the Canadian health-care system and the effects of Obamacare on seniors.
Author and actress Suzanne Somers published a column on Monday claiming that Obamacare is “socialized medicine.” The Daily Beast combs through her assertions to sort fact from fiction.
On Monday, Suzanne Somers published a column on WSJ.com regarding her thoughts on nationalized health-care. Her basic argument, though it takes some work to decipher, is fourfold. Once the Affordable Care Act is implemented, she says: the U.S. will have a healthcare system like Canada’s and that is bad news for the quality of care; premiums will skyrocket; Medicare funds will be used to pay for Obamacare efforts; our privacy will be “invaded.
They may think shutting down NYPD police commissioner Ray Kelly's speech was standing up for their principles, but protecting respectful dialogue is as important as ever.
“Brown cultivates a spirit of free inquiry,” writes its President, Christina Paxson, on her website. “Brown prizes the intellectual exchange that is sparked by a diversity of views and experiences.”Tell that to Ray Kelly. Yesterday the New York City police chief was prevented from speaking on Paxson’s campus by students angered by the NYPD’s racial profiling. Those students have good reason to be angry. Unfortunately, they’re the latest in a long line of campus activists who believe their anger trumps other people’s free speech.
Fusion, a new cable network aimed at multicultural millennials, launched Monday night with passable news coverage, lame satire—and a softball treatment of Democrats.
Given that the millennial generation will soon enough be toiling away to pay for my Medicare and Social Security benefits, the least I could do is spend four hours watching a newly launched cable network created especially for them.Fusion, a joint venture of Univision and ABC News that is also aimed at the young and growing population of Latinos and multiculturals who don’t conform to Pat Buchanan’s American ideal, debuted on Monday night with a mix of what its repetitive promos called “News,” “Pop Culture” and “Satire” in between commercials for ProActiv acne cream starring rocker Adam Levine.
Since 1794 the Bridge Café had been serving drinks in New York—until Hurricane Sandy’s floodwaters forced it to close. Michael Daly on the city’s oldest bar and its struggle to reopen.
Hurricane Sandy was hours from striking lower Manhattan when a motorist parking outside the Bridge Café asked the proprietor if his car would be safe there.The proprietor, Adam Weprin, answered with the confidence of someone who owns the oldest drinking establishment in New York, its three story wood structure unscathed by all of nature’s buffeting over 218 years.“Come on, the building’s been fine since 1794, what’s going to happen?” Weprin said.
The university has agreed pay out $60 million to 26 men to settle sexual abuse claims against Jerry Sandusky. But it’s not over. Diane Dimond reports on the new cases waiting to drop.
It came as no surprise when Penn State made the announcement that its board of trustees has settled legal claims involving 26 young men—all determined to have been victims of sexual abuse at the hands of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.Still, the sheer size of the settlement package was shocking: $59.7 million. Do the math and it comes out to more than $2.3 million per victim. What’s more, The Daily Beast has learned that there are more new cases yet to be filed.
Celebrity attorney Mickey Sherman got a stinging rebuke when a judge ordered the 1975 murder conviction of his client, a Camelot cousin, to be retried. Rikki Klieman says it's a baffling decision.
There are few things that can shock former prosecutors and criminal defense lawyers. We think we’ve seen and heard it all. Yet last Wednesday I was speechless when I learned that the conviction of Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel for the 1975 murder of his neighbor Martha Moxley was set aside and a new trial was granted. This momentous decision occurred in the most rare of circumstances, the last resort of a criminal defendant who had exhausted every remedy: a writ of habeas corpus alleging ineffective assistance of counsel.
With serious concerns that Amazon's 'Prime Air' would infringe on privacy, The Daily Beast's Abby Haglage explains why the drones are a recipe for disaster.
Since blaming Clinton for deaths at the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Republican Senate candidate Steve Stockman has made some extraordinary claims.