Delta passenger who struck flight attendant faces $52,500 fine
A Delta Air Lines passenger who struck a flight attendant and tried to open the cockpit door now faces a $52,500 fine from the Federal Aviation Administration. A passenger on a Dec. 23, 2020, flight from Honolulu to Seattle “repeatedly refused to comply with crew members’ instructions,” struck a flight attendant in the face and pushed him to the floor,” the FAA said Monday in a press release. “The passenger then threatened the flight attendant by charging at him as he was trying to restrain the passenger,” the FAA said. Flight attendants and another passenger put plastic handcuffs on the passe...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Huascar Ynoa breaks hand, will miss at least two months
Huascar Ynoa dealt a blow to the dugout bench in Milwaukee Sunday, and in doing so, dealt a bigger blow to himself and his team. Ynoa, frustrated following one of his few uninspiring outings, punched a dugout bench and broke his right hand, manager Brian Snitker said Monday. Ynoa will miss at least two months. He was officially placed on the 10-day injured list with a fractured right hand before Monday’s series opener against the Mets. “That’s a tough one,” Snitker said. “He got frustrated after his outing yesterday and punched the seat in the dugout and broke his hand. It’s going to be a coup...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Pitchfork Music Festival to return to Chicago in September with Erykah Badu, St. Vincent, Phoebe Bridgers
CHICAGO – Pitchfork Music Festival is set to return to Chicago in September with a female-powered lineup led by Erykah Badu, St. Vincent and Phoebe Bridgers, organizers announced Monday. The Sept. 10-12 event is slated once again for Union Park with more than 40 acts performing across three stages. Pitchfork usually occurs in July. Coronavirus prevented the 15th anniversary edition of the fest and other large-scale Chicago events from being held in person last year. For entry this year, festivalgoers 12 years old and up will be required to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or a negative pol...
Cuomo jokes about having ‘intimate’ relationship with aide in uncomfortable exchange
NEW YORK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo again defended himself and denied allegations of sexual harassment Monday before joking about having an “intimate” relationship with New York’s health commissioner. The embattled governor, facing several probes and an impeachment inquiry into his conduct after multiple women accused him of inappropriate behavior, repeated his assertion that simply making someone uncomfortable is not harassment. “There is a legal definition of harassment that is very clear. All I was saying is just making someone uncomfortable does not mean sexual harassment,” Cuomo said during a pr...
New York Daily News
23 people rescued from panga off San Diego
SAN DIEGO — Twenty-three people were rescued off a suspected smuggling boat intercepted off the coast of Point Loma early Monday, officials said. The boat was spotted shortly before 2:50 a.m. by a video surveillance system operated by the Border Patrol, officials said. The boat was drifting near rocks off Sunset Cliffs Boulevard near Osprey Street, according to San Diego police. A Coast Guard cutter responded and deployed a small boat. Its crew tried to make contact with the operator of the panga, but that person ignored commands to stop. OnScene TV reported that the boat’s engine died. As the...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
15 shot, 8 stabbed: Philly's toll from another violent weekend
PHILADELPHIA — At least 23 people were injured — one fatally — from guns and knives during another violent weekend in Philadelphia. According to police reports covering Friday night into Sunday night, 15 people had been shot and eight stabbed, including one man at a city jail. The toll was expected to grow. Officials have been at a loss to explain the surge in gun violence that has the city on track to exceed the all-time high in homicides recorded in 1990 — 500. The city finished last year one shy of that record. As of the end of last week, the total was just over 190, up nearly 40% over last...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Boulevard Brewing, KC area BBQ company roll out more beer-flavored sauce in a can
Boulevard Brewing Co. is adding new barbecue sauces to its Can-O-Que line. The Kansas City, Missouri brewery first teamed up with Rufus Teague, Lenexa-based producer of barbecue sauces and rubs, in 2019. Now it is bringing back that Unfiltered Wheat-infused sauce and adding two more beer-flavored barbecue sauces using Boulevard's beers. The sauces are packed in beer cans, which come with a reusable snap-on cap. "Kansas City loves its barbecue and its beer so we were thrilled to be able to collaborate with Rufus Teague once again to bring these new flavors to fruition," Boulevard brand manager ...
The Kansas City Star
Scott Fowler: Charlotte Hornets are almost out of chances as they stumble into NBA play-in tourney
The Charlotte Hornets had themselves a lost weekend at the worst possible time. Twice they looked like they could win. That they should win. That they would win. And twice they lost heartbreakers, including a 115-110 defeat at the hands of the Washington Wizards Sunday afternoon in which the Hornets led by 11 points beginning the fourth quarter before disintegrating. Is the season over? Not quite, but it almost certainly will be soon. Charlotte looks like a team that just doesn’t have it anymore. The Hornets will stumble into the NBA’s inaugural play-in tournament Tuesday night having lost the...
The Charlotte Observer
Royal Caribbean cancels cruises from Israel due to ongoing conflict
Royal Caribbean has canceled a series of cruises that were set to depart from Israel this summer. The company’s mammoth Odyssey of the Seas ship was supposed to set sail from the northern city of Haifa on June 2, with trips continuing through October. Instead, it will relocate to Florida, USA Today reported. “Due to the unrest in Israel and the region, Odyssey has not been able to complete the preparations required to operate from Haifa as planned,” Royal Caribbean told USA Today. The Israeli military and Palestinians in Gaza have traded military strikes in the past week, the latest round of f...
New York Daily News
Refurbished Empire State Building heralds New York City's reopening
The COVID-19 pandemic’s travel shutdown in 2020 impacted New York as much as any global city relative to tourism. Fortunately, the continuing distribution of coronavirus-fighting vaccines has dramatically improved the Big Apple’s opportunity to again welcome crowds of international visitors to its iconic attractions in 2021. As in prepandemic times, the Empire State Building is likely at the top of many visitors’ lists. The landmark skyscraper this year celebrates its ninth decade as an innovative architectural achievement and a symbol of the city’s grace, strength and perseverance. The 90-yea...