This Day in History for August 25 – New Orleans Founded and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1718 – New Orleans is founded by French settlers and named after the Duke of Orleans (More info) 1768 – James Cook begins his first voyage (More info)
What Did Donald Trump Say That Has Doctors Calling His Comments ‘Shameful?’
Over the years, Donald Trump has claimed to be an authority on business and politics. Now? He thinks he’s a medical expert, too — and actual doctors are not amused.
Jeffrey Johnson Identified As Empire State Building Shooter
A man who shot and killed a former co-worker near the Empire State Building on Friday morning has now been identified as 53-year-old Jeffrey Johnson.
New Movie Releases — ‘Hit & Run,’ ‘The Apparition’ and ‘Premium Rush’
Comedy, horror and adventure aren’t just words singles use to describe the dating scene — they also nicely sum up the plotlines of the three new movies premiering in theaters this week.
New Movie Releases — ‘The Odd Life of Timothy Green,’ ‘The Expendables 2,’ ‘ParaNorman’ and ‘Sparkle’
The four new movies opening in theaters this weekend include everything from action to heartwarming family fare to Whitney Houston’s last big-screen appearance.
Police Officer Killed After Shooting Near Campus of Texas A&M [VIDEO]
Three people are dead and four more were wounded after a gunman opened fire from inside his home near the campus of Texas A&M university.
Are Gas Prices On Their Way Back Down? — Dollars and Sense
Gas prices have taken a wild ride this year — first we were told to expect record-breaking fuel costs, and then analysts backed down from that prediction. Since then, prices have see-sawed back and forth, and now experts expect them to drop again.
Man Orders a TV, Mysteriously Gets an Assault Rifle Instead [VIDEO]
Online shopping certainly has its perks, but it’s always annoying when you don’t get what you ordered — especially when you were expecting a TV and wind up with an assault rifle, instead.
Olympic Officials Launch Inquiry About Non-Sanctioned Condoms
The Olympics have all kinds of corporate sponsors, and even the 150,000 condoms made available to athletes in anticipation of gold medal nookie were supplied by just one company: Durex, which presumably paid a hefty fee for the honors. So when a bucket of non-sanctioned condoms showed up in the Olympic Village, officials were none too pleased.
New Movie Releases — ‘Hope Springs,’ ‘Nitro Circus: The Movie 3D,’ ‘The Bourne Legacy’ and ‘The Campaign’
Of the four movies that open this week, one features two Oscar-winners, another highlights crazy stunts, the third continues a popular film franchise, and the last is just in time for a spoof-worthy political season.
Pentagon to Employees: Stop Using Our Computers for Smut
Looks like some of the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency employees will need to find another way to while away their downtime (do they really have that?) — officials have put the kibosh on using government computers to check out porn.
College Student Who Almost Died While Texting and Driving: ‘Don’t Do It’ [VIDEO, POLL]
A recent survey found nearly a third of teen drivers have texted while driving — but after a catastrophic wreck that nearly cost him his life, one Texas college student says he’ll never do it again, and he’s imploring others to follow his lead.