NBC is allegedly one vengeful peacock. Network execs are reportedly telling celebrities that if they want to appear on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon they can’t appear on CBS or ABC talk shows.
A Common Council member and former longtime police officer pushed Wednesday for the city to consider outfitting police cars with launchers that could fire small tracking devices, reducing the need for high-speed car chases.
In fact, there are more than 100,000 high-speed pursuits in the U.S. every year, endangering everyone involved in the chase – the suspects, the police and the public. And it’s an unnecessary danger; up to 85 percent of these pursuits are initiated by non-violent offenders. Plus, the economic impact is staggering, with hundreds of millions paid out in the U.S. annually due to insurance payouts, medical bills, workers’ compensation and lost wages.
Indiana police would need search warrants before using aerial drones or demanding passwords for electronic devices if the Legislature gives final approval to a digital privacy bill.
Sen. Brent Steele (R-Bedford) says state police are already seeking warrants, but future departments might not. “We’re putting into statute those things which our current state police are doing,” Steele says. ”But there’s no guarantee that any police department in the future would maybe act differently.”
A plan to keep electronic cigarettes out of the hands of minors got one step closer to being a reality Thursday as the Michigan Senate unanimously adopted two bills restricting access to the devices.
Wahl, an American anchor for RT-America, a cable news network funded by the Russian government, stunned viewers Wednesday, when, at the end of her 5 PM broadcast, she announced her resignation from the channel.
Former Russia Today anchor Liz Wahl made her first TV appearance since resigning from her job on the air due to the “propagandist nature” of the state-owned network.
Ms. Wahl’s resignation comes on the heels of her colleague Abby Martin’s recent comments in which she voiced her disagreement with certain policies of the Russian government and asserted her editorial independence. The difference is, Ms. Martin spoke in the context of her own talk show, to the viewers who have been tuning in for years to hear her opinions on current events – the opinions that most media did not care about until two days ago. For years, Ms. Martin has been speaking out against US military intervention, only to be ignored by the mainstream news outlets – but with that one comment, branded as an act of defiance, she became an overnight sensation. It is a tempting example to follow.
The study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, claims that a “massive field of wind turbines could slow hurricane wind speeds by as much as 92 miles per hour and reduce storm surges by 79 percent in some situations,” according to the Houston Chronicle.
The Irish Department of Health’s deputy chief medical officer has warned that people who live near wind turbines risk having their health and psychological well being compromised.