Posts by Dylan Stableford

  • FBI agents search Subway spokesman Jared Fogle’s home

    Dylan Stableford at Yahoo News 14 hrs ago

    The FBI and state police searched the Indiana home of Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle early Tuesday, and later in the day the food franchise announced it has suspended its relationship with him.

    The Indianapolis Star reports that electronics were removed from Fogle’s house in Zionsville, Ind., and loaded into a mobile forensics van parked in his driveway.

    Fogle was seen entering and exiting the van during the search and later left with his attorney, according to the paper.

    According to Fox’s Indianapolis affiliate, state and federal agents served warrants at Fogle’s home in connection with a child pornography investigation. An FBI spokeswoman confirmed the agency was conducting an investigation in the area but would not specify its nature.

    Fogle quickly distanced himself and his foundation from Taylor.

  • Judd Apatow: ‘We shouldn't need Bill Cosby to admit it’

    Dylan Stableford at Yahoo News 15 hrs ago

    Bill Cosby’s admission that he gave Quaaludes to at least one woman he wanted to have sex with — a revelation in a 2005 deposition that was unsealed Monday — is being viewed as a damning corroboration by his many accusers.

    But director Judd Apatow, one of the most vocal critics of Cosby in Hollywood, says we shouldn’t need the 77-year-old comedian to admit guilt to believe his alleged victims.

    “I don’t think there is anything new here,” Apatow said in a statement to Esquire. “It is only new to people who didn’t believe an enormous amount of women who stated clearly that he drugged them.”

    Cosby has been accused of sexual assault by more than two dozen women, including many who say he drugged and raped them in strikingly similar encounters over a four-decade span. Lawyers for Cosby have denied the allegations, and he has never been criminally charged.

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  • Londoners walk together to honor 7/7 terror attack victims

    Dylan Stableford at Yahoo News 17 hrs ago

    To mark the 10th anniversary of the 7/7 bombings in London, Tube commuters are walking together in honor of the terror attack victims.

    And many are documenting their tributes on social media with the hashtag #walktogether, posting pictures of their feet.

    7/7 bombings: Commuters #walktogether in memory of lives lost in terror attack - live http://t.co/E2kdAQgtTH pic.twitter.com/iSg3VrGERY

    #walktogether Never to forget the victims of the 7/7 bombings. pic.twitter.com/CH3DmkRT2C

    I have my walking shoes on ready for #walktogether pic.twitter.com/U1DxtzTWjz

    Walking to my site #walktogether #LoveLondon pic.twitter.com/Z8mDbpmCyj

  • No evidence of active shooter at Walter Reed, police say

    Dylan Stableford at Yahoo News 1 day ago

    Police say there is no indication there was a shooting at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Monday after an unconfirmed report of an active shooter on the hospital's Bethesda, Md., campus triggered a lockdown.

    #WalterReed employees were told to shelter in place via a text alert. http://t.co/bwXbv77oFq pic.twitter.com/dYmZiVW2bx

    According to police in Montgomery County, a 911 caller reported hearing one shot fired inside Building 1 at approximately 10:48 a.m.

    Call received at approx. 10:48 a.m. for report of single shot heard on Walter Reed campus. Officers have not confirmed initial report.

    The facility was placed on lockdown while local police and federal agents searched the area.

    UPDATE on unconfirmed report of shot fired at #WalterReed / Bethesda. Security searching buildings. No confirmation of incident.

    Employees were seen being evacuated from a building with their hands raised.

     

  • Abby Wambach kisses wife after World Cup win

    Dylan Stableford at Yahoo News 1 day ago

    Abby Wambach celebrated the United States' 5-2 victory over Japan in the Women's World Cup final on Sunday, racing to the stands to kiss her wife, Sarah Huffman.

    Coming on the heels of the Supreme Court's historic decision to legalize same-sex marriage, the significance of the moment wasn't lost on gay rights supporters watching on television.

    On Twitter, many noted how far American culture has come since the last U.S. Women's World Cup victory in 1999.

    Sweet photo, post #USWNT victory: @AbbyWambach kisses her wife, now respected nationwide http://t.co/We2DeD89kt pic.twitter.com/71OrRKE0Ug

    This Video Of US World Cup Winner Abby Wambach Rushing To Kiss Her Wife Will Warm Your Heart http://t.co/S3gksew0az #topprog #lgbt #USWNT

    Japan wishing they never bombed Pearl Harbor right about now...

  • Potlandia! Oregon legalizes recreational marijuana — free weed included

    Dylan Stableford at Yahoo News 6 days ago

    Oregon officially became the fourth state to legalize recreational marijuana on Wednesday, as pot smokers gathered across the Beaver State to light up and celebrate.

    In Portland, hundreds of weed enthusiasts fanned out across the aptly-named Burnside Bridge before midnight, counting down the minutes until the law allowing recreational use went into effect. As was the case in Colorado, Washington and Alaska, Oregon pot smokers hugged and toked like stoners at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve.

    There was, however, at least one reason to curb the herb enthusiasm. The Oregon law allows those 21 and older to smoke marijuana privately, grow up to four pot plants and possess up to eight ounces of weed at home and carry one ounce outside. But unlike Colorado and Washington, pot shops won't arrive until 2016, and a bill that would allow bans on retail sales in cities and counties where at least 55 percent of voters are against legalization is headed to the governor's desk.

    Free the weed, indeed.

  • Twitter users eviscerate ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ author E.L. James in Q&A

    Dylan Stableford at Yahoo News 7 days ago

    Let's say you’re an author, you write a best-selling erotica novel that’s turned into a hit movie grossing more than $500 million worldwide and your publisher asks you to participate in an online chat where Twitter users are invited to ask you questions using a designated hashtag. Sounds good, right? Well, it wasn’t for E.L. James on Monday, when Twitter users crashed the “Fifty Shades of Grey” author’s social media event celebrating the release of “Grey,” co-opting the #AskELJames hashtag with messages criticizing the author for a series they say romanticizes abuse and glorifies rape culture.

    And as the tweets below show, things got ugly rather quickly.

    #AskELJames Is it only ok for Christian to stalk, coerce, threaten & manipulate Ana because he's hot, or is it also ok because he's rich?

    It’s unclear how many of the negative tweets the author saw, if any.

  • Obama's approval rating hits two-year high

    Dylan Stableford at Yahoo 7 days ago

    Following what was perhaps the most remarkable week in Barack Obama’s presidency — one in which he secured an important victory in Congress on trade, was handed a pair of historic Supreme Court wins (on health care and gay marriage) and delivered a moving eulogy at the funeral of the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, leading mourners in singing “Amazing Grace” — his approval rating is at a two-year high. According to a new CNN/ORC poll released Tuesday, 50 percent of Americans approve of the way Obama is handling his presidency — up 5 points over the most recent survey and his highest approval rating since May 2013. The survey found 47 percent disapprove of President Obama, which is down 5 points since May (when 52 percent disapproved of his handling of the presidency) and the just the second time in two years his disapproval rating has fallen below 50 percent. There are two reasons for the jump in President Obama’s approval rating, the survey found: his handling of race relations and the economy. On the economy, 52 percent approve of the job Obama is doing — up 6 points since May and the first time it’s been above 50 percent in nearly six years in the CNN/ORC poll. Meanwhile, 55 percent of ...

  • SpaceX rocket explodes after launch

    Dylan Stableford at Yahoo News 9 days ago

    For SpaceX, the third time was definitely not a charm.

    The spaceflight company's unmanned Falcon 9 rocket exploded shortly after takeoff from Cape Canaveral on Sunday. The explosion was seen in a live webcast of the launch carried by NASA TV.

    If you missed #SpaceX explosion, this is what it looked like from their live feed. pic.twitter.com/wNJt8TMDdH

    "We appear to have had a launch vehicle failure," NASA TV commentator George Diller said as the rocket disintegrated in the skies above Florida's Atlantic coastline.

    The explosion could be seen as far as 50 miles away in Sebastian, Fla., where those watching on the ground described "a major fireball in the sky just before rocket was heading behind a cloud."

    .@SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, Dragon capsule explode after launch; @NASA says "vehicle has broken up." pic.twitter.com/1UV2IuFiJk

     

  • Jon Stewart: Replace Confederate flag with image of 'a pig on fire'

    Dylan Stableford at Yahoo News 12 days ago

    Jon Stewart continued his sharp criticism of Southerners defending the Confederate flag as a historical symbol of their heritage.

    “ That ’ s the whole point, ” an exasperated Stewart said on “The Daily Show” on Wednesday. “ They fought for the South — against the United States — because of slavery. That ’ s the heritage you ’ re defending. It would be like saying you support flying the Nazi flag because you ’ re proud of their robust anti-smoking agenda, but that wasn ’ t really their thing. ”

    Stewart suggested that Southern states replace the Confederate flag with one that “ represents the aspects of their heritage that we can all celebrate. ” His nomination: a flag with the image of a pig on fire, commemorating the “ creation of barbecue. ”

    “ That ’ s probably how barbecue was invented, ” he said. “ Ingenious Southerners saw a pig on fire and thought, ‘ I can work with this. ’ ”

    [Related: After the flag: Confederate symbols come under fire]

    “ Without that battle flag, you ’ re just sideways France, ” he said.