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- Lyneka Little at ABC News Blogs1 yr ago
Colorado State Patrol issued a citation Thursday to James Ernst, 75, of Erie, Colo., for harassment, impeding the flow of traffic and improper use of a horn or warning device.
The encounter between Ernst and the cyclists was caught on tape. Dirk Friel and his friend were out for a ride Sunday in Boulder County, Colo., when Ernst came up behind them in his Ford Explorer and laid on his horn for five minutes, Friel wrote on YouTube.
In the video, the cyclists are riding outside the white line on a two- lane road. The road did not have a shoulder.
"What's even worse is we saw him approaching from behind and to be polite we ride single file to give him as much road as possible, as we did with every other car we encountered on this road," Friel wrote.
"This is getting old," Friel says in the video. "This is insane."
Friel and his friend ended up slowing down so that Ernst could pass.
"This guy was so intent of bugging us that he backed up traffic behind him and cars had to pass him on a double yellow line," Friel wrote.
- Lyneka Little at ABC News Blogs1 yr ago
A South Dakota man and his new bride went to Medieval Times in Buena Park, Calif., expecting to be entertained by a jousting match but instead he claims that a chard of a metal sword caused an eye injury that resulted in blindness. "I never truly understood the importance of each eye until I lost one. Now, pouring a glass of water is difficult," said Dustin Wiseman in a statement through his attorney's office.
The 37-year-old and his wife Melissa Wiseman were watching the staged sword match from the front row on their honeymoon when the incident took place.
According to the eight-page complaint filed in July, which seeks $10 million in damages, "during the sword fight one of the swords sparked, throwing a piece of metal into the crowd." The piece of metal from the sword allegedly caused the new husband to sustain a severe left eye injury.
In an answer to complaint, Medieval Times denied all allegations made by the Wisemans.
Following success last year, Walmart is set to begin its layaway program a month early.
The Bentonville, Ark.-based retail giant will run its Christmas layaway program from Sept. 16 through Dec. 14 in an effort to give parents more time to shop and pay for items this year.
"Last year, millions of Americans relied on layaway at Walmart to provide a great Christmas for their families," said Duncan Mac Naughton, chief merchandising and marketing officer, Walmart U.S., in a written statement. "Because of their feedback, we're offering the service again this year and making it better than ever."
For fans who "like" the company's Facebook page, Walmart will allow users to begin layaway on Sept. 14, two days early.
This year the company will allow customers to lay away small home appliances and sporting goods in addition to toys and electronics. (Shoppers can only lay away items valued at $15 or more.)
A Chicago man has filed a patent infringement complaint against H.J. Heinz Co., alleging the company 's "Dip & Squeeze" ketchup packet is a ripoff of his invention.
In a lawsuit, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, Scott White says he had a "flash of inspiration" for a package "that would be flexible, allowing customers to choose between dipping finger foods and squeezing condiments on to sandwiches or other foods."
That package, says the suit, is essentially the same as what Heinz is using. His version, says his complaint, is called the "CondiCup." The suit was filed in August in federal court in Chicago.
Heinz rejects White's claims.
A California woman claims "smart" parking meters are making her sick. And now, she wants nearly $2 billion because of it.
Denise Barton filed a claim against the city of Santa Monica, Calif., for $1.7 billion alleging the radiation from "smart" parking meters around the city are causing health complications, according to the Santa Monica Daily Press.
"In April, they started turning on the new smart meters downtown and I started getting sick," Barton told ABC News.
On Aug. 6, Barton filed the $1.7 billion claim that gives the city 45 days to respond.
"I figured that's the value of my life and health considering how much I had to go through as a child," Barton told ABC News.
Barton, who experienced neurological damage following a car accident as a young child, added, "It's also the value of taking away my choice of the best way to protect my health without my consent."
According to Bloomberg News, Paulson & Co. and Soros Fund Management bumped up exposure to SPDR Gold Trust to 21.8 million shares and 884,000 shares, respectively. Paulson & Co. now has 44 percent of its $24 billion fund exposed to bullion.
On Wednesday, according to Reuters, gold began to rebound after two straight losing days with spot gold climbing to $1,604.35 an ounce, up 0.4 percent. According to CNBC, in the previous four months gold has had a difficult time moving beyond a $1,525 and $1,680 range.
Known for making big bets, between 2007 and early 2009, Paulson invested heavily in the housing market garnering $20 billion in profits, according to the Wall Street Journal.
A spokesperson for Paulson & Co. did not return our request for comment. Soros Fund Management did not return our request for comment.
"Backpacks rip, pencils break, and children grow, there's no way around it, but as they begin tackling their shopping lists, parents will make sure to spend smarter than they ever have before," said National Retail Federation President Mathew Shay. "We fully expect retailers to be aggressive with their promotions both in-store and online, keeping an eye on inventory levels as families look to spread out their shopping throughout the entire summer."
With talk about slapping sales tax on all online purchases soon heating up on the Hill, we scoured the Web to create a list of back-to-school deals. Here's what we found:
A box of 96 Dixon Ticoderoga #2 pencils is on sale for $14,99 on Amazonat a savings of more than 50 percent.
The college degree continues to lose its value in the face of costs that overwhelm the finances of many America families.
That's the findings of a national survey of 3,000 Americans commissioned by Country Financial. According to the poll, the number of adults who think college is a good investment plummeted from 81 percent in 2008 to just 57 percent in 2012.
While recognition of the value of a college education was on the upswing from 2007 to 2008, rising from 78 percent to 81 percent, since the Great Recession began the figures have dropped like a stone. The steepest decline came in 2008 and 2009, when the number of people that saw college as a good investment dropped from 79 percent to 64 percent.
Despite the pessimism surrounding college education as an investment, the survey found that Americans were willing to spend more for college education. In 2012, four in 10 Americans viewed student loan debt of $20,000 or more as acceptable, up from three in ten Americans in 2011.
A Nashville man was hit with a $84,522.24 debit card charge for 10 gallons of gasoline after filling up at a local Mapco station.
The drama began last week when Ray Crockett pre-paid for $30 worth of gasoline after traveling to the station on the outskirts of Nashville, hoping to taking advantage of the $2.93 a gallon price.
Unfortunately, he would find himself saddled with a five-figure bill and unable to access his bank account online for days. Crockett, who never signed for the $84,000 bill, says he didn't learn about it until he tried to purchase a meal and his card was declined.
"I stopped to buy lunch and was told my card was declined," Crockett told ABC News. "I said, 'no the card is good because my paycheck is was deposited.'"
But when he called Citibank to check his balance, Crockett discovered his account was overdrawn by $84,000.
In attempt to rectify the situation, Crockett would follow up with Mapco, which informed him there was nothing the company could do about the transaction. Unable to gain access to his bank account, Crockett was struggling to figure out how he would eat.