Good, Bad, and Ugly

Counting intercepts

July 13, 2011


Fighter jets intercept third plane near Camp David WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Fighter jets intercepted a private plane near Camp David on Sunday, the third civilian plane this weekend to fly the restricted air space while President Barack Obama was at the Maryland retreat.

The incident marked the fifth time in a month that fighter jets have scrambled to guide civilian planes away from the area while Obama was at the presidential retreat.

A sloppy spectacle?

July 12, 2011

United Airlines Frequent Flyer Hits 10 Million Miles

Upon arriving to Chicago on United flight 942 from Los Angeles, Stuker was greeted by United’s President and CEO Jeff Smisek and a whole enterage of other people. Before he de-planed, it was quite the skeptical and people gathered around not knowing what they were watching.

Not an infant…

July 11, 2011

Casey Anthony trial turned into media frenzy

Yet when a Florida jury announced on Tuesday that the young mother was not guilty of murdering her infant daughter, talk-show host Julie Chen cried on national television while CBS and ABC speed-raced to air hour-long nightly specials.

A legitimate term to use?

July 7, 2011

Crowds cheer Monaco’s Prince Albert and new bride

Caroline and Stephanie have had a series of high-profile and disastrous marriages. Albert himself has been linked with a succession of models and actresses, and has admitted to fathering two illegitimate children.

What’s in a nickname?

July 6, 2011

Governor Moonbeam has big plans for California sun

SAN FRANCISCO, July 1 (Reuters) – California plans to get a third of its electricity from wind, solar and other renewable energy, but Governor “Moonbeam” Jerry Brown wants more. Soon.

The wrong words…

July 5, 2011

Roche undeterred after FDA’s Avastin rebuff

ZURICH (Reuters) – Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG had nothing to lose by giving Avastin another role of the dice, and by doing so showed the world it still believes the drug should be used in breast cancer.

Splendid photojournalism…

June 30, 2011

A demonstrator is detained by riot police during anti-austerity protests in Athens, June 29, 2011. Greece’s parliament has approved unpopular austerity measures on Wednesday, despite violent protests, to secure international funds to prevent the euro zone’s first sovereign default. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

Name your poison…

June 29, 2011

Village bites into snake business

ZISIQIAO VILLAGE, China (Reuters) – This sleepy village nestled in the heart of vast farmland in China’s eastern Zhejiang province hides a deadly secret.

Shell Games…

June 29, 2011

Special Report: A little house of secrets on the Great Plains SHELL GAMES: A Reuters Investigation

By Kelly Carr and Brian Grow

CHEYENNE/ATLANTA (Reuters) – The secretive business havens of Cyprus and the Cayman Islands face a potent rival: Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Who’s unattractive?

June 28, 2011

Brady Bunch mom got crabs in affair with NY mayor

Florence Henderson, the actress who played perky mom Carol Brady in the beloved family sitcom, says she once got crabs after a one-night-stand with career politician John Lindsay, who was the mayor of New York City at the time.