Details are emerging about Paul Anthony Ciancia, the lone suspect in Friday's shooting at Los Angeles International Airport. Caitlin Dickson compiles what we know.
Paul Anthony Ciancia’s family was worried about him.The 23-year-old LAX shooting suspect reportedly sent his brother a text message Friday saying he was thinking about killing himself. Ciancia’s father called Pennsville, New Jersey, Police Chief Allen Cummings to see if he could help find his son, who’d been living in Los Angeles. Cummings called the LAPD, who sent a patrol car to Ciancia’s apartment and spoke to two roommates. They told the cops they saw him the day before.
The forced shutdown of two wildly popular budget bus companies was largely based on fabricated charges—to the benefit of politically-connected corporate carriers.
On May 20, 2013, a passenger motor coach run by a Chinatown bus company called Lucky Star departed New York City for Boston’s South Station. Shortly after hitting the road, the driver heard a strange bang come from under the bus. The bus seemed to be functioning normally, so he kept going.Upon arriving in Boston, the driver was shocked to find a New York City manhole cover lodged in the vehicle’s luggage compartment. Apparently, the bus struck the loose cover in the streets of Manhattan, sending it darting up into the vehicle’s undercarriage.
No, it’s not a Halloween stunt. All those giraffes on Facebook are punishment for a wrong answer to a viral riddle. The man who spread it shares his story—and the right response.
On the morning of October 26, Andrew Strugnell, a Thailand-based online TV broadcaster from New Zealand, noticed that an old high-school buddy, Tim Hodge, had replaced his Facebook profile photo with a picture of a giraffe. He had also posted a riddle on his Facebook wall:“3:00 am, the doorbell rings and you wake up. Unexpected visitors. It’s your parents and they are there for breakfast. You have strawberry jam, honey, wine, bread and cheese.
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.
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.
A bipartisan proposal to trim the sequester and forbid shutdowns for the next two years means Washington may finally be ready to quit kneecapping growth.