Bits and Pieces - April 17, 2014
April 17, 2014
A new video has surfaced showing a meeting of al Qaeda members in Yemen. The group is seen discussing terror attacks and plans for a charity car bomb wash.
Lindsay Lohan's mother has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor DUI charges. DINA LOHAN also pleaded guilty to speeding during her court appearance on Long Island yesterday. Dina is expected to be sentenced June 3rd to 100 hours of community service and a fine of nearly $3,000. Lohan was driving 77 mph in a 55 mph zone when she was arrested last September and her blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit.
STEPHEN COLBERT will visit his new workplace when he drops by DAVID LETTERMAN'S Late Show next Tuesday.
- IMAGINE DRAGONS frontman DAN REYNOLDS will receive the Hal David Starlight Award at the Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala in June. The award honors young songwriters who've made an impact in the music industry.
If you're 25 or over, here's some depressing news. Simon Fraser University researchers say we're over the hill after the age of 24. They did a study on cognitive motor performance by having people ages 16-to-44 play the Star Craft 2 video game. After reviewing thousands of hours of cognitive-based moves across all skill levels they found that after about age 24, "players show slowing in a measure of cognitive speed that is known to be important for performance." On the upside, the older players tended to be smarter and used short cuts or intricate commands to give them an advantage.
Major League Baseball fined Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell an undisclosed amount for comments he made about the replay system over the weekend. After a couple of calls went against Boston, Farrell said, "It's hard to have any faith in the system."
Annapolis, Maryland's 29-year-old Ryan Trembly is going to have trouble earning any cred behind bars. Ryan entered Bubbles Hair Salon, approached the receptionist with his hand under his under shirt and demanded that she hand over the money. Unfortunately, the receptionist saw through Ryan's trick, and perhaps his shirt, and instead laughed in his face, later telling reporters how stupid it was to rob a salon when there was a bank right next door. Ryan proceeded to flirt with the receptionist, but when that, too, failed his ride finally arrived and he left the scene. It would've been bad enough had Ryan's day ended there, but the receptionist flagged down a nearby policeman, gave him a partial license plate number and officers soon arrested Ryan at his mom's house, where she'd driven him.
2007: A lone gunman killed 32 students during a shooting rampage at Virginia Tech
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