Flight attack raises questions about security, mental health

LEOMINSTER, Mass. (AP) — The music was blaring on a February afternoon when Francisco Torres stopped by a Massachusetts barbershop, proclaiming he was half-angel, half-devil. He wanted a dozen people to come outside the shop and shoot him with an automatic weapon stored in his car trunk. Before anyone could make sense of the request, Torres fled the shop and drove off. They never saw a weapon and he didn't return. "I didn't get what he...

Yellowstone Tourist Gored To Death By Bison

WHAT'S UP TODAY – A 25-year-old woman was gored by a bison in Yellowstone National Park on Monday morning, officials said. A bison was walking near a boardwalk at Black Sand Basin, just north of the Old Faithful geyser, when a tourist approached it, coming within 10 feet. The wild animal then gored the woman and tossed her 10 feet into the air, according to a press release from the National Park Service. The unnamed woman,...

Ski Jumping: “One Of The Most Eating-Disorder Plagued Sports”

Ski jumpers tend to be tall and slender, taking advantage of their height to have longer skis and lighter weight to help in the battle against gravity. They're not the only athletes that face pressure to watch their weight, joining gymnasts, wrestlers and jockeys to name just a few.

7 Rules Airline Passengers Must Obey

Unruly Passengers The FAA investigates unruly-passenger incidents that airline crews report to the agency. The data below reflects all cases the FAA investigated that cited violations of one or more FAA regulations or federal laws. Year-to-date numbers current as of December 31, 2021: General notes Interfering with the duties of a crewmember violates federal law. Federal Aviation Regulations 91.11, 121.580 and 135.120 state that "no person may assault, threaten, intimidate, or interfere with a crewmember in the performance...

Restaurants Adding ‘Equity’ Charge to Checks

"The owners of these establishments are free to run their businesses as they like (just as I’m free to take my business elsewhere). But, if they really care about uplifting their workers, they should worry less about corporate virtue-signaling and more about actually improving their business."

Fully Charged Cellphone Saves Kayaker Lost In Storm

WMTW | BIDDEFORD, Maine — Whenever dispatchers Dylan Martin and Lori Penney take a 911 call, one of the first and most important questions they ask each caller is "where are you?" That question proved especially important on Tuesday when a call came in from a kayaker off the coast of Biddeford who had gotten caught in fast-changing weather and dragged more than a mile offshore. "He didn't have a clue where he was. He was...

Woman Exposes Breasts At Disney, Gets Free $75 Shirt

The Disney website states that the company “reserves the right to deny admission to or remove any person wearing attire that is considered inappropriate.” Instead of being removed, one exhibitionist got a reward.

Pilots Declare Emergency Over Maskless Passenger, Turn Flight Around

WASHINGTON (AP) — An airline passenger could wind up paying $14,500 for refusing to wear a face mask and drinking alcohol that he had brought on board. The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday it proposed the civil penalty against a passenger on a Dec. 23 JetBlue Airways flight that left New York's John F. Kennedy Airport bound for the Dominican Republic, but turned back to JFK because of the man's behavior. The FAA said the man...

Alert Flight Attendant Saves Plane Moments From Disaster

Fox News – A Frontier Airlines flight attendant is being praised for noticing a potential problem as the aircraft was preparing for takeoff: The plane's wing was still covered in snow and ice. This worker's actions are now being credited with helping to avoid a possible catastrophe. An attendant on a Frontier Airlines flight taking off from Nashville International Airport last week noticed that there appeared to be a significant amount of snow and ice on...

Airline Bans ‘Emotional Support Animals’

American Airlines says it will no longer allow emotional support animals starting next week. The change matches a new Department of Transportation regulation that says airlines aren't required to treat emotional support animals as service animals.

Tourists Flock To Park For Selfies Despite Deadly Toxins

Park rangers cite visitors to Hawaii volcano eruption site HONOLULU (AP) — Park rangers have cited dozens of people who have gathered at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to witness an ongoing eruption of the Kilauea volcano. The rangers said those cited had ventured into dangerous areas to take photos and videos of the volcano eruption that had created a lake of lava in its crater that was 554 feet (169 meters) deep on Thursday. Chief Ranger Jack...

Another Death-Defying Selfie Ends In Death

"We can't rope off every part of Victoria. People have to take responsibility." (CNN) — A woman in Australia fell off a cliff to her death on Saturday after trying to take a photo at the precarious location. Rosy Loomba, 38, was with her husband and child when the accident occurred at Grampians National Park, in Australia's Victoria state, according to CNN affiliate Nine News. They were at Boroka Lookout, an overhang by the side of...

New Orleans Swingers Party Was Super-Spreader Event

Dec 01, 2020 NY Daily News – A "sex-positive swingers convention" in New Orleans has been linked to 41 positive COVID-19 tests, according to the organizer. Naughty Events boss Bob Hannaford revealed in a blog post that he regrets staging the four-night Naughty N’awlins event that kicked off Nov. 11 and climaxed with a Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball. He said the previously postponed party laid out the “strictest protocols,” including masks, temperature checks and wristbands showing testing...

State Issues New Covid Rules – For Snowmobilers

"Do not stop and talk on the trail with people that you do not live with or are in quarantine with." | No conceivable human activity is beyond the reach of COVID-19 rulemakers   Nov. 22, 2020 US News & World Report – Snowmobilers can still enjoy the sport in Vermont this winter amid the coronavirus pandemic as long as they abide by the governor's emergency orders, officials say. Out-of-staters can come to Vermont and snowmobile if they quarantine for...
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