A cross-country storm is set to bring enough snow to shovel and plow along a stretch of about 2,000 miles from the Colorado Rockies to Down East Maine with a wintry mix and rain to the south and pockets of ice along the way.
Nine airline employees at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport were arrested about a year ago for plotting to smuggle drugs out of the airport. Since then, they’ve admitted to being willing to smuggle anything on board a commercial airline for money including drugs, weapons and plastic explosives.
The nine employees included a baggage scanner, baggage handler and other employees who could monitor bags being placed on and off Spirit Airlines and Envoy Air aircrafts. A tenth employee involved in the ring is a fugitive.
Two more people have died following a volcanic eruption Monday on New Zealand’s White Island police have announced.
The official death toll now stands at eight, according to a New Zealand police release issued on Wednesday afternoon, EST.
The newly-reported deaths came after authorities said they had confirmed six people had died and the bodies of eight other people were believed to remain on the island. That brings the suspected total death count to 16.
A 79-year-old former Delta Air Lines flight attendant is suing the airline after being fired over accusations that she swiped a carton of milk and other on-flight goods.
Ida Gomez Llanos, who worked for the company for 57 years, claims she was the victim of a smear campaign orchestrated by envious colleagues who wanted her gone because of her seniority and whopping $250,000 salary.
The lawsuit, filed this month in a Los Angeles court, claims she was “harassed” and “bullied,” and that the spreading of lies led to her being penalized and eventually terminated.
“I couldn’t believe it,” Llanos told the Daily Mail. “I’ve been accused of so many things and none were true. I try not to take it personally, but when you get mean about me and start lying, that is a problem.”
Pete Townshend’s Instagram tease was indeed prophetic.
The Who are performing six shows at the Colossuem at Caesars Palace on their “Moving On” tour. The dates are May 5, 7, 9, 12, 14 and 16. Tickets starting at $69 (minus fees) are on sale to the general public 10 a.m. Dec. 13, at starting Friday, Dec. 13 at ticketmaster.com or at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace box office.
Led by as always by legendary vocalist Roger Daltrey and Townshend on guitar, The Who played six shows at the Colossuem in July-August 2017. The new set of shows have been formally announced Wednesday morning.
There are the cobblestone streets, the colonial-era buildings and wrought-iron balconies, the neo-Gothic steeples soaring high above the pink-sandstone church anchoring a corner of the main plaza. Travel and Leisure magazine has twice named it the best city in the world, a ratification of how beloved it is with tourists and retirees from the U.S., Canada and beyond.
But lately, San Miguel has been attracting a very different sort of crowd: the drug cartels. And the moment they arrived and began pushing cocaine and imposing their brutal brand of property tax, the murders began.
A restaurateur died in a hail of gunfire in front of horrified customers after he refused to pay extortion demands. The son of the owner of a construction-materials business was killed on his way to work. A tortilla shop owner in the nearby town of Celaya was gunned down along with two of her employees. And a fruit vendor, a convenience store operator, another restaurateur and three cantina owners closed their doors after shakedown-visits and, it would appear, are lying low.
Two California visitors fell to their deaths while hiking to the Delicate Arch sandstone formation in Arches National Park.
An unidentified 60-year-old woman and 65-year-old man were killed in the fall Friday into the lower bowl area next to the iconic arch, according to a statement from the Grand County Sheriff’s Office in Moab, Utah.
A third Californian, a 30-year-old man, also fell and was injured. He was airlifted to Moab Regional Hospital.
It wasn’t immediately clear why the three fell. They appeared to be hiking together and may have been related, noted the sheriff’s statement. The weather was inclement and conditions were slippery following rain and snow. One area visitor responding to the Facebook post by the sheriff said there were “extremely strong winds” near the arch.