ATLANTA (AP) — The 10th annual BET Hip-Hop Awards are getting ready for next week's broadcast with a taping in Atlanta, and Drake is back as the top nominee for a second straight year.Veteran rapper Scarface will receive the "I Am Hip Hop" award for musical achievement at the taping Friday night at the Boisfeuillet (BOH'-fihl-ay) Jones Atlanta Civic Center.
Thia toon by by Steve Sack of the Minneapolis Star Tribune appeared last Wednesday, the day before the Louisiana theater shooting.
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A video that spread online earlier this week, showing a teenage McDonald’s employee being pulled through a drive-thru window and into a car, seemed too crazy to be real. But the attack wasn’t staged, and charges have been filed against the woman who allegedly grabbed the worker, plus three others in the car with her.Read more...
The swamp muck tourist trap Times Square is unquestionably the most crowded, busy, garbage place to take a car just about anywhere in the world. So we took this 500 horsepower “street car” built by professional drifter Ryan Tuerck there to see if it could handle it.Read more...
Factory orders rose for only the second time in eleven months, in line with the Consensus Estimate. Factory orders rose nearly as expected in June, up 1.8 percent for only the second gain in the last 11 months. The durable goods component, initially released last week, is unrevised at plus 3.4 percent in a gain distorted by aircraft orders but one that does reflect a pop higher for capital goods.
"“I’d be surprised if they can get that emissions under control and still have the performance.... That’s probably why they did this in the first place."Diesel, "kind of slushy on the road," not "very peppy." But if it is... it's too good to be true, apparently.IN THE COMMENTS: Joe Dirt correctly said: "The comment on about a 'slushy' ride and pep was related to the Prius, not the VW.
Only dogs and miniature horses from now on.ADDED: From the image-search annals of "therapy kangaroo":That's not the Beaver Dam kangaroo. That's the Broken Arrow, Oklahoma kangaroo, who "rides in a car seat, is dressed in a shirt and pants each day and is rarely away from his doting caretaker."
In the May 11 issue of Finance and Commerce, Matt Kramer, a local Chamber of Commerce representative lobbying for additional public transit and transportation spending (currently being debated at the Minnesota Legislature) is quoted as saying “Every person who is riding transit is one less person in the car in front of us.”This is a fascinating quote. First is the use of “us.
Washington (AFP) - A speeding car crashed into a crowd watching a parade in Oklahoma, killing four people, including a two-year-old boy.The driver, a 25-year-old woman identified by police as Adacia Avery Chambers, was arrested for driving under the influence after the crash at an Oklahoma State University homecoming parade.