JFK Passenger Charged With Cocaine-filled Meat
Authorities say a man arriving at John F. Kennedy International Airport attempted to bring in over seven pounds of cocaine...hidden in frozen food. Customs and Border Protection stopped the man last month, after he had come into the country on a flight from Trinidad. While inspecting his luggage, officials found three packages of frozen meat. They also found white powder in the meat that they say tested positive for cocaine. The man faces federal drug smuggling charges.
Last Surviving Enola Gay Crewman Dies
The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima has died in Georgia. Theodore VanKirk, also known as "Dutch," died Monday of natural causes at the retirement home where he lived in Stone Mountain, Georgia. The bomb killed 140,000 in Hiroshima. His son Tom VanKirk said, "I know he was recognized as a war hero, but we just knew him as a great father."
US Appeals Court Blocks Mississippi Abortion Law
Mississippi's effort to close its last abortion clinic was overturned in federal appellate court on Tuesday. Advocates for the law said women with unwanted pregnancies could always travel to other states, but the judges said every state must guarantee constitutional rights, including abortion. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals voted 2-1 to overturn Mississippi's 2012 law requiring abortion doctors to obtain admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.
Claire Holt Heading To NBC's Aquarius As A Series Regular
Claire Holt is turning in her immortality for a badge. E! News has learned the Originals star has joined the cast of NBC's new drama Aquarius as a series regular. Holt will play Office Chairmain Tully, a beautiful young female police officer who is dying to be taken seriously in the male-dominated world of the LAPD in 1967, no easy task.
Katy Perry And Diplo Reunite In Las Vegas--All The Details On Their Night Out!
If Las Vegas is any indication, it sure looks like Katy Perry and Diplo are very much happily together. E! News has learned the "Roar" singer enjoyed a dinner with the famous DJ at celebrity hotspot Andrea's inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas Monday night. Perry and her close friends later headed to XS nightclub as they waited for Diplo to take over the DJ booth. Rumors of a romantic relationship between Diplo and Perry first sparked after the two were seen getting flirty at a Coachella Music Festival after-party in April.
Naomi Watts Looks Adorable Scooting Around L.A. In A Little Girl's Dress!
Forget Bring Your Daughter to Work Day. It looks like Naomi Watts is participating in something way more fun: Be your daughter for the day! The only confusing thing is that the Birdman actress doesn't technically have a daughter, so maybe she stole the outfit from a friend's kid. Nicole Kidman perhaps? Although the denim sack could technically be an oversized shirt that one of her two sons would wear, and that scooter is definitely from their side of the backyard shed.
Turkish Court Arrests 11 More Police In Wiretap Probe: Lawyer
A defense lawyer said on Wednesday that a Turkish court ordered that 11 more police officers be kept in custody pending trial over accusations that they used wiretaps to spy on Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and his inner circle. The latest arrests step up a battle between Erdogan and U.S.-based Islamic scholar Fethullah Gulen, a former ally, whose followers have taken key posts in the police and judiciary during Erdogan's 11 years in power.
Zac Efron Opens Up About Life Before Rehab Stint: I Needed A "Social Lubricant"
While it's no secret that Zac Efron completed a stint in rehab last year, the actor has rarely opened up about the circumstances which led to his decision—until now, that is. The 26-year-old hunk appeared in the first episode of NBC's Running Wild with Bear Grylls and got candid when it came to the topic of his time in treatment, sharing insight into his life before rehab while revealing that he hit rock bottom due to the media's fascination with his personal life. Efron noted that the constant pressure caused him to seek out unhealthy coping mechanisms as a means to deal with his everyday life.
In China Food Testing, Safety Inspectors Are Often One Step Behind
When inspectors visited Shanghai Husi Food Compnay earlier this summer, the production line at the plant now at the centre of an international food scandal appeared in good order, with fresh meat being handled by properly-attired workers and supervisors keeping a watchful eye over the process.
Prosecutors, Defense Spar Over $150 Billion Forfeiture For Madoff Aides
Four months after five former Bernard Madoff aides were convicted of helping conceal his massive Ponzi scheme, their lawyers and U.S. prosecutors are still fighting over the trial's key question: What did they know, and when did they know it? Prosecutors are seeking more than $150 billion in criminal forfeiture from the longtime employees of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities: back-office director Daniel Bonventre, portfolio managers Annette Bongiorno and Joann Crupi and computer programmers Jerome O'Hara and George Perez.