Masked man with multiple guns arrested outside Dallas police station

April 27, 2017

DALLAS –  A man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after showing up to Dallas PD Southwest patrol with a mask, guns and drugs in his vehicle and threatening to shoot. In the mans car was a mask in the style worn by the group Anonymous, multiple guns and marijuana. A Dallas police major tweeted a photo of the items. #DPD officers continue working hard. 1 guy arrested at SW with this. Unrelated SE Officers now searching woods for possible robbery suspects pic.twitter.com/OBN0DE9EwS …

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I Just Drove 8,000km Around New Zealand And Realized This Country Cant Be Real

April 24, 2017

I’ve been traveling the world for the past 3.5 years and I had the chance to explore quite a few gorgeous places in different parts of the world. However, I knew I couldn’t say a certain place was really beautiful before I explored New Zealand. Everyone kept telling me it’s the most picturesque country in the world and I knew it’ll be nice… but I could never have anticipated how out-of-this-world it actually was. I flew to Auckland, bought a 1996 Mazda SUV car …

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25 ways to save $250 a month that everyone is messing up

April 22, 2017

… good. For example, changing the oil in your car may sound like a good idea, but by the time that you purchase the oil and filters, it may cost you more money than going to a mechanic. Even worse, if youve never changed the oil in your car and make a mistake youll now have an additional expense: paying a mechanic to repair the damage that youve done. 14. Cord-cutting One of the most popular trends when it comes to saving money is through cord-cutting. The thing is its not for everyone. If you …

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The Queen is 91 and to mark it the Royal Family are tweeting lovely old photos

April 22, 2017

… Cornwall shared a touching photo of the Queen in 1952 with a 4-year-old Prince Charles. The Queen was born in 1926, the same year as the 1st ever transatlantic telephone call.#QueensBirthday #HappyBirthdayHerMajesty #Queenat91 pic.twitter.com/N5eKLw3uJI The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) April 21, 2017 @KensingtonRoyal the official Twitter account for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry also tweeted a photo of the Queen and Prince Philip in an open top car, with the younger …

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From Sea To Shining Sea, A Solar System ‘Road Trip’ With Astronaut Chris Hadfield

April 20, 2017

… new film from CuriosityStream that scales down the solar system, placing the sun and planets above the continental United States from coast to coast (as illustrated above). Everybody has taken car trips or road trips, and its a stage, Hadfield told The Huffington Post. When you get into a car, you communicate with the people around you in a certain way. Your conversation is fed and interrupted by the environment going by. It provides a constant external feeding source to the conversation. And …

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Nina Simone and me: An artist and activist revisited

April 17, 2017

(CNN)I was surfing online when I stumbled upon a mural in Baltimore painted by artist Ernest Shaw. It’s a three-headed portrait of civil rights icons: James Baldwin, Malcolm X and, of course, Nina Simone. Even within the boundaries of my computer screen, the painting on the side of a building at 401 Lafayette Street was powerful. Curious that the artist had chosen Simone as part of the trifecta, I dialed Shaw, a 41-year-old teacher at the Maryland Academy of Technology & Health …

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Easter Bunny Elon Musk has a gift for Tesla owners

April 9, 2017

Tesla's newest software update might make Easter egg hunting a lot easier.Image: Spencer Platt/Getty Images The Easter Bunny has a gift for Tesla owners: a simple way to find Easter eggs hidden in the electric car’s interface. That’s at least what Tesla CEO Elon Musk hinted at with a tweet Friday. Made today on Tesla sketch pad pic.twitter.com/Z8dFP2NN41 Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 30, 2017 Earlier hidden gems included being able to turn your car into a Christmas light …

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Syria’s Assad Is Still Attracting Support From Some Leftists And ‘Alt-Right’ Nationalists

April 8, 2017

… photograph of the couple, as well as one that appears to show a Syrian woman wearing a short-sleeved T-shirt in a car emblazoned with Assads face. In the alt-rights telling, Assad is a defender standing between the masses of hyper-conservative Muslims and the rest of the world. To them, imagery suggesting that Assad is modern is essential its a way to contrast him with other Muslims, like the millions of the Syrians the Assad regime has targeted, who they argue want to force white women into …

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Is the humble Lada now a classic car? – BBC News

April 6, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Lada owner who’d turn down a Ferrari The classic car speeds through the English countrywide, a lovingly-maintained example of motoring heritage. It rounds a left-hand bend, negotiates a tight right corner, and gracefully dips out of view, a petrol-fuelled gazelle. This is a collectible automobile that has seen its value soar in recent years. Proud owner Ed Hughes is a very happy man. Yet the 45-year-old’s set of …

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Dubai: Insider Travel Guide

March 29, 2017

… are served with a variety of tangy dips. Bu Qtair In the fishing village to the right of Umm Sequim beach you’ll find plastic tables and chairs scattered around a car park, and a white Portacabin serving fish, fish and fish. At the counter, a selection of curry-slathered morsels is stacked high in a metal tray. Chefs fry snapper or hammour in front of you and serve it with a bowl of curry sauce, home-cooked paratha, rice and salad. Smiling BKK It’s not easy to find this hipster Thai …

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Red Nose Day 2017 raises 71m for Comic Relief – BBC News

March 25, 2017

… sitcom car Share. Sir Lenny Henry, Graham Norton, Russell Brand, Emeli Sande, Romesh Ranganathan, Jonathan Ross and French & Saunders also put in appearances in an attempt to persuade BBC viewers to part with their cash. Image caption Sir Lenny Henry and Jonathan Ross were among the presenters of the fundraiser Comic Relief has raised more than 1bn since it launched in 1985. The first Red Nose Day took place three years later. The charity says it uses the money to “tackle the …

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A city stilled, shocked and then enraged by attack

March 23, 2017

… Meichan. A 20-year-old student from the town of Ormskirk, near Liverpool, he stands with four friends, his phone in hand. Meichan, along with 15 others, has just left the Houses of Parliament, a stop on his college trip’s itinerary. Now he’s searching for his missing friends. “[It] sounded like a car backfiring,” he says of the bloody end to the attack. “Police began shouting and they started cordoning off the area.” As he speaks, the words seem to tumble …

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15 of the world’s best bungee jumps

March 22, 2017

… Factor” producers warn you never to try certain stunts at home — try the Nevis Highwire. Calm your nerves and hop onto a cable shuttle suspended 134 meters above the Nevis River. Once set, get your ankles harnessed and down you go to New Zealand’s scariest bungee jumping pod. To get to the jumping hole, jumpers ride in a six-person cable car then leap off the cage-like structure. 111 meters: Victoria Falls Bridge, Livingstone, Zambia/Zimbabwe Conquer your fears and jump over …

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Where is England’s steepest street? – BBC News

March 19, 2017

… “Snow is a right pain,” said Mrs Loney. “If you leave your car on the hill it’s stuck there until the snow goes.” She said the slope, which has steps and handrails at the bottom and top, had attracted a few daredevils. “Up and down we’ve had skiers, we had a unicyclist, lots of runners come and train here. “Pushing a double buggy up was a bit tricky for me but I’ve never been so fit in my life.” Additional reporting by Sue Paz, Jerry …

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The Turkey-Netherlands Spat Is A Reminder Of A New Specter Haunting Europe

March 18, 2017

… the plane flew over Europe: Turkeys foreign minister had been in the Netherlands, the Turkish minister of families outside the door in the Turkish consulate in Rotterdam before reportedly being forced to spend about in her car, and others. This reminded me of how the Turk is a crucial character in the European psyche. While in Britain on my most recent trip, a local gentleman The Turk is a crucial character in the European psyche … the darkest fear of the European. Reading about how …

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11 Surprising Things You Can Donate To Goodwill

March 15, 2017

… your music to Goodwill. 7. Broken Christmas Lights Flickr / jinglejammer You can’t donate mattresses, because according to the law those need to be sanitized for resale, but you can donate your gently used sheets and towels, as long as they are not damaged or stained! 11. cars Wikimedia Commons / Karrmann If the car is working, it might be used for one of Goodwill’s many programs that drives folks around to various appointments. If the vehicle is kaput, …

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Driverless cars ‘could lead to complacency’ – BBC News

March 15, 2017

California mulls driver-free car tests Vehicles can be split into different levels of automation, according to industry body the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Level 0 is a vehicle with no automation, while level 5 is fully automated. There is a “very dangerous” problem that lies with vehicles on the midway point of this scale, peers on the Lords Science and Technology Committee said. Vehicles at level 3 still need a driver, but can shift critical operations …

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Cops Pull Over Suspected Drunk Driver, Then He Gets Out And Starts Juggling

March 11, 2017

Arkansas police noticed a man was driving with a brake light out andthe vehicle was going very slowly typically an indicator of drunk or impaired driving. Officers decided to pull him over, then they noticed something else a bit weird: his license plate read “JUGGLER.” The man was identified as 21-year-old Blayk Puckett, and he wasn’t drunk or impaired, just overly cautious. I was driving my car down the road and one of the campus police officers got right behind me. I …

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Why I bought my daughter heroin – BBC News

March 10, 2017

… evening after work, you’re very exhausted, and it started to catch up with her. I think her colleagues and her boss started to see there were changes, because we started getting phone calls from the army. One day she drove back on the Monday, having not slept for days, and smashed her car into the central reservation on the motorway. My husband and I realised that if we didn’t stop her, she would kill herself, or someone else. And when the army rang me in the week I said, …

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Geri Horner: Why my son is named after George Michael – BBC News

March 10, 2017

… sports car she bought with her first “fat pay cheque” from Virgin Records. Ahead of the broadcast this Saturday, the star sat down with BBC News to reflect on the decade that changed her life. Along the way, she reveals the creative tensions that split up the Spice Girls, her first meeting with George Michael and her time as a Turkish TV show hostess. Media captionGeri Horner recalls her first Spice Girls pay cheque What struck you most about the 1990s while making the documentary? …

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